BRC Storage Program FAQ


Community Information

What is The 360?
The 360 is a new property located just outside of Gerlach that is being developed into a maker-space with lodging, workshops, and more. The BRC Storage Program is located at The 360, and groups will be able to access storage, use the facilities to work on projects, enjoy the desert, and spend time together.
Where is The 360?
The property is located at 550 State Route 34, Gerlach NV. It is about one mile outside the town of Gerlach, past “The Y” intersection.
Can anyone access The 360?
Access to the 360 will be limited to BRC Storage Program customers that need access to their storage, to community members that are working on a project, or those participating in a community event at the 360. We anticipate creating more opportunities for access in the future, and we hope we’ll see you there.
Does storage give me access to Burning Man?
Container owners must have a ticket to Burning Man and a valid Work Access Pass if arriving before the event gates open. This service does not come with an offer or guarantee of any tickets or Work Access Passes. You must acquire those through other authorized means.

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Accessing Storage

Who can access The 360?
Container owners, or the alternate contact listed for a container, who are part of the Access Plan (our standard rate) will be able to visit The 360 and bring guests. Container accounts must be paid and current for access.
When can we access our storage?
Advance reservations will be required. Please contact us by email at
Keep in mind that storage is outdoors and the facility may become inaccessible due to weather and/or ground conditions.
How do we make a reservation for access?
Please contact BRC Storage by email to request access. We recommend that you make reservations as soon as possible, and at least two weeks in advance. Access is not permitted without a confirmed reservation. Please don’t show up without us confirming your visit. Reservation request should include:

  • Requested date(s) of access
  • The container number(s) you wish to access
  • Your full name
  • Number of guests you wish to bring
  • Desired camping or lodging

Reservations will only be confirmed for accounts that have signed an agreement that includes access.

Can I bring guests to The 360?
Container owners may bring guests with them. Space is limited, and we may not be able to accomodate guests during peak periods. Advanced planning can help ensure your group is able to be accommodated.
Does the container owner need to be present for access?
Either the container owner or the alternate contact will need to be present and show ID. You may also change the alternate contact (permitted once a year at no charge on the standard rate plan) by emailing us a request.

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How does joining container storage work?
Joining the program is easy:

  • Add your name and/or your group’s name to the waitlist, when it opens. Learn more about the Waitlist.
  • When your name comes up, you will be offered the chance to purchase one 20′ x 8′ foot shipping container, or to bring your own container into the program.
  • You must sign an agreement and pay for the container, registration or transfer fees, annual storage fees, and (optional) delivery fees. See the section about Billing & Payment for more details.

Who owns the container?
Whoever signs the agreement will be considered the owner, and to whom we will send correspondence and invoices. They are also the only person permitted to (1) Sell the container, (2) Transfer the container to someone else, or (3) Request any other changes to the account. An alternate contact must be listed.
What is the length of the storage agreement?
Storage agreements run on an annual basis from July 1 to June 30. The agreement automatically renews each year on July 1, unless terminated at least 30 days in advance. Storage is not offered on a monthly basis.
What are the containers like?
The specifications are:
External Dimensions = 20′ long by 8′ wide by 8.5′ tall.
Internal Dimensions =19.25′ long by 7.5′ wide by 7.9′ tall. Floor area = 145 sq ft.
Empty Weight = 4650 lbs.
Maximum Allowable Weight Loaded = 20,000 lbs distributed evenly.

The containers are standard, wind and weather tight, previously used, above C Grade quality, and can be locked (you must provide your own lock).

Washoe County requires all the containers be painted the same “sand tan” color for permitting and zoning reasons. Your container will be prepped accordingly as part of your purchase price. The agreement for storage at our facility prohibits altering the color by repainting your container or adding any permanent additions to the exterior of the container.

Can we modify the container?
The containers can not be stored with any modifications to the exterior. Modifying your container can also lead to damage. Creative modifications of the interiors are not just allowed, they are encouraged! These modifications must make no external penetrations to the container itself.
What can’t we put in containers?
Total weight not to exceed 20,000 lbs, distributed evenly. Container contents must be winterized if necessary.

The following are a partial list of prohibitions:

  • No hazardous materials, including ANY and all storage containers for flammable and combustible liquids
  • No alcohol, pharmaceuticals, or illegal substances
  • No personally identifiable information or documents containing financial, medical or health information
  • No flammables or combustibles, period
  • No food or perishable items
  • Nothing precious or irreplaceable. Use common sense- this container is going to sit outside all year round.
  • Absolutely no firearms or fireworks– which you shouldn’t be bringing to Burning Man anyway!

Does stuff ever get damaged in container storage?
Damage can happen in different ways, but it usually involves damage to the container that allows moisture to enter. The primary ways this has happened (in the author’s experience) is by either corrosion to the container (often on the roof) from multiple years of neglect or because someone made a modification to the container and the modification did not survive transportation. This is a reason why modifications to the exterior of containers are prohibited. If you put a window in your container it will break. If you weld something to the side of your container, it may be torn off along with part of the container wall. If you bolt something through the container wall, moisture may enter. Don’t do it.
What you should do is inspect the interior and exterior of a container every year for signs of penetration and/or significant corrosion and take steps to correct it (such as sanding and repainting sand-tan), or contact us. Please remember that members of the BRC Storage Program OWN the containers, including the maintenance.
What about insurance?
It is highly recommended that you insure your container and its contents. You can get insurance from most insurers. The agreement you sign limits Burning Man’s liability. Please read your agreement carefully for information about insurance and liability.
How does container storage compare to other storage options?
Groups have provided us feedback that they are spending $1500 to $5000 “or more” yearly on rental trucks, storage units, gas and mileage. Not to mention the time, effort, flat tires and stress involved with shipping heavy loads. We believe our program offers our participants significant value and brings us closer to our environmental goals.
What if I don’t want my container any longer?
The steps must be initiated by the same person who is on agreement:

  1. Identify who you’d like to sell your container to. We can help connect you with those on the waitlist if necessary.
  2. Provide your name, burner profile email, camp name, contact info and PC number to AND those details for the potential new owner.
  3. We will review the potential new owner’s application, and determine if we are able to offer them service.
  4. Burning Man will draw up a transfer agreement that must be signed by both parties.
  5. Sign the agreement.
  6. Pay the transfer fee; either the old or new owner may do this.
  7. Burning Man does not facilitate payment for the container itself. This is worked out between the previous and new owner. We ask that you are mindful of wear and tear, and sell it for no more than you purchased it for.

Can I lock my container?
Yes! We insist that you do. The type of lock is up to you. We prefer the Master Lock 176 Combination (solid brass combination model, not the 176D or any other combination of “D” “X” or ” LH” ). This lock has the longest life expectancy in an alkaline environment. It also has an override on the side that lets you get into it, without cutting it off, if the combination is lost.
What if a storage owner abandons their personal property?
If an owner abandons their container, we follow Nevada laws. Nevada has a comprehensive description of lien laws, and what might happen if storage is abandoned or if the invoiced amount remains unpaid. Please review all sections of the agreement before signing.

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Container Delivery Service

How does the delivery system work
Container Owners may choose to have their container(s) delivered to a placed camp, in Black Rock City. Other storage, such as mutant vehicles or art, must be transported by the owner.

  • Register your camp with Placement.
  • We will email owners each year with information on electing delivery or no delivery; respond by the deadline.
  • When invoiced, pay the container, storage, and delivery fees by July 1.
  • Provide a detailed camp map to the storage team.
  • Arrive on playa and voila there is your container.
  • Post-event, pack it up, lock it, and we will take it from there.

Is delivery only for placed theme camps and art projects?
Yes. All container owners that want delivery will be required to apply with Placement as either a theme camp or support camp, as we have to flag camps in order to deliver the storage containers.

As stated in the agreement, this service does NOT bypass Placement, ticketing or early arrival processes. You still need to apply for tickets, placement and any early arrival using the existing processes.

How do I file a placement questionnaire?
The following outlines the steps to begin your questionnaire:

  1. If you haven’t yet, create a burner profile here:  Do not create a second burner profile. 
  2. After you’ve created your burner profile, click on Participation Forms 
  3. Choose “Camp Placement Questionnaire”

What needs to be included on the camp map?
Camp plans must include:

  • Your PC Container number (i.e. PC311).
  • Two (2) measurements to the container including one from the road and one from the side of your camp.
  • The door direction. (This is important and often forgotten.)
  • First on playa camp contact, name, phone and email.

**BRC storage does not know your camp location. Placement will not provide your exact location either. If your camp infrastructure is heavily reliant on your container placement, consider providing maps that outline each possible variation of layout. 

Can you move my container around while I work out my theme camp arrangement?
At the event, we only provide one drop in the theme camp. Once it is placed, it can not be moved by our equipment until it is transported again post event.
What if I don’t provide a map of my camp?
Your container will be dropped in the back-right corner of your camp. We will not be able to move it. Please get us the map so we can put it in a place that you are happy with.
I am sharing my container with another camp/group, where should I place it within Black Rock City?
In the spirit of the Ten Principles of Burning Man, practice radical self reliance and communal effort. Please work out amongst your community the best location for your container. Consider requesting to have your theme camps placed in close proximity to one another or create a “village“. We will not move containers between camps.
Can I skip delivery of my containers?
Sure. If you are taking a year off, or don’t need one or more of your containers delivered, you will have the opportunity to tell us every year, as needed. Owners will receive an email in Spring each year with instructions on how to elect delivery or no-delivery, online. If you own more than one container, your choice will apply to all. If you need a mix of delivery/no-delivery, please email us.
I haven’t received an email to make delivery selections. Now what?
Contact us at and include your container number(s) and burner profile email.

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How do I get on the waitlist?
The waitlist is currently closed, and is expected to open summer 2023. It will be accessible on once it opens.
How long do I have to sign up when my name comes up on the waitlist?
You will have two (2) weeks to reply and either confirm you want a container or to delay your offer to the next year.  Containers and slips will be offered and allocated to those that reply on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. If you do not reply within the allotted time, the container will be offered to the next participant/camp on the waitlist.
Once you have confirmed that you want to purchase a container and provided the requested information, you will have two (2) weeks from receiving the agreement to sign the agreement and provide payment for the container.
May I defer purchasing a container?
Yes. You may defer two times before we will remove your name from the waitlist. You must contact us to defer. If we simply do not hear from you, we may remove you from the waitlist.

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Mutant Vehicles

What type of storage do you offer for mutant vehicles?
We will offer storage slips for mutant vehicles of all sizes at The 360. The storage rates are determined based on the size of the mutant vehicle storage slip.
We will offer multiple slip dimensions: 10×10’, 12×20’, 12×30’ and a limited number of slips with custom dimensions, for vehicles that can not fit into any of the standard space sizes.
Will you accept any mutant vehicle for storage?
Mutant vehicles must be drivable and be driven into the storage yard on their own power. If a mutant vehicle is trailered, we may accept it on the trailer.

All mutant vehicles stored at The 360 must be stored in a condition that does not create MOOP. Mutant vehicles must not be leaking fluids. Please check for, and correct, any fluid leaks before bringing the vehicle to The 360. No plastic tarps allowed (they shred into MOOP). No loose pieces that may blow away from the mutant vehicle.

All vehicles are subject to an initial check-in and inspection before they will be allowed to be stored. Vehicles will be monitored through the year for signs of MOOPing and we will contact you to correct any problems. We are pretty reasonable about what we allow; we all need to be good stewards of the land and community.

Mutant vehicles stored at The 360 must also be in good standing with the Black Rock City DMV and attend Burning Man at least once in any three year period.

Do you offer delivery of mutant vehicles?
We currently do not offer delivery of mutant vehicles. We’re considering it for future years, but not yet.
How long does the mutant vehicle storage agreement last?
Storage of mutant vehicles, similar to containers, is offered on an annual basis, running July 1 to June 30. The agreement automatically renews each year on July 1, unless terminated at least 30 days in advance. Storage is not offered on a monthly basis.
How can I request a storage slip for a mutant vehicle?

  • We hope to begin accepting applications in the Spring of 2023.
  • Slips will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Respond as soon as possible to secure your mutant storage slip!
  • We will send you a storage agreement and you will have a brief time to sign and complete payment. 

How do I prepare my mutant vehicle for storage?
You should consider if it is necessary to winterize your mutant vehicle. It will be parked outside. Tarps and plastic coverings not intended for long-term outdoor use and high wind speeds may not be used. If your vehicle requires a covering, please consider billboard vinyl material (best) or purpose-built options like RV covers. Canvas coverings are permitted. You must provide a sturdy barrier under your mutant vehicle to catch any possible liquids. This can be as simple as plywood.
How do I drop off / pick-up my mutant vehicle for storage?
You will need to make a reservation to drop off / pick-up your mutant vehicle and one of our staff will meet you when you arrive. Once contracts are complete, information about making reservations will be available. For an initial drop-off, we will conduct a site orientation and check-in with you that will take up to 30 minutes. Please also see our section on Accessing Storage.
Can I drop off my mutant vehicle after the Burning Man event?
Of course! We will be open for operations after the event. You will make a reservation to drop your mutant vehicle off after the event, even if it has already been stored with us. More information about this will be available closer to the event.
Can I store more than one mutant vehicle in a slip?
Only one mutant vehicle is permitted per storage slip.
Can I store other items in my storage slip?
Storage of additional items must be inside the mutant vehicle, safe and secure. All storage must fit within the footprint of the slip dimensions. No flammable materials or loose, unsecured items permitted.
Is there an auto shop at The 360?
We are hoping to develop an auto shop in the future.
Do you have any mechanics at the facility?
We are planning to have a mechanic available at the auto shop, in the future. Please make sure to Leave No Trace when doing mechanical work (or any time, really!), and you will be individually responsible for cleaning up after your mechanical or other work.
What if a mutant vehicle owner abandons their personal property?
If an owner abandons their mutant vehicle, we follow Nevada laws and the terms of our agreement. Nevada has a good description of lien laws, and what might happen if it is abandoned or if an invoiced balance remains unpaid. Please review all sections of the agreement before you sign.

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