Why I Don’t Work the Temple Burn
Black Rock City was on fire (literally, in several places), and “going off”. There were a lot of incidents, medicals, reports of stolen stuff (much of it found missing after participants returned back to their camp after the burn) participants shooting off pyro, people driving their unmutated vehicles around, vehicles driving through the trash fence...
2015 Rebar Ceremony
He said to everyone there, ‘When we cross this line, move into this desert, nothing will be the same. Everything will be different. And it’s up to us what we create.’ That’s the first thing about a Ranger. There’s a need for someone to step up and that’s what the Rangers do. And they do...
Clan in Tan Songs
Ranger Pirate provided a number of tunes over the years, including "Black Rock City (South Australia Version)," "Ranger Day Shift: We Roll With the Sun," and "The Tao of RangerLove"
Stanley was treating all of our attempts to help him like it was a game to see whether he could make us mad, or get himself arrested. Nothing we could say or do seemed to make a difference.
Advice For New Rangers
What would you like this year’s Alphas to know about what it’s like to become and be a Ranger?
One of my favorite jobs in the dusty city is standing on the perimeter of large fires, mainly the Man burn.
Everybody hold on… if you fall off it’s your own damn fault."
“They tried to argue that this was their art, and that they were expressing themselves artistically. This is the most free city on the planet. I have no problem with bad art, but these actions were aggressively anti-social.”
"Some of us old timers, at 3:30 in the morning may not remember to ask for a highly qualified and fully certified fire professional to assess a particular fiery situation. We may just say “I need a red dot to look at this frigging fire…”
History of the Black Rock Ranger Logo
“…a design that encompassed community, something that represented everyone holding hands encircling the Man”
The Jiffy Lube Incident
It was agreed by all that camp members would remove the sign from the roadway. In exchange they would be allowed to “have a parade and demonstration in City Center – as long as the demonstration took place in the heat at high noon.
Toasters, Pennies, and Ceremony
Rangers love giving and getting schwag and we've created many ways to recognize our service over the years.