Event Survival Guide

November 8, 2019-November 10, 2019

 

Arrival: The address of the event is 549 Mesquite Drive, Cedar Creek, TX 78612. Check in at the Greeters Station at the mobile home right as you enter the property. We will have a list of all purchased tickets by the person who purchased them. Please make sure you print and bring your ticket. Greeters will ask you to sign a waiver and guide you where to park/camp. We encourage as many people as possible to carpool. If you are looking to ride with someone or are available to give others a ride, please let us know and we will help coordinate carpooling if needed. Tickets are not available at the gate. Ticket sales will end at 11:30 pm. on Thursday November 7, 2019, or when all tickets are sold, whichever occurs first.

 

Gate Hours: Official gate hours are from noon to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. -7:30 p.m. on Saturday. If you unavoidably need to arrive outside of gate hours or on Sunday, please text Josiah at 512-987-8871 or Red at 817-586-9465 and let them know what your arrival time will be. When you arrive, after gate hours, you will need to go to the large barn house for check in. Please leave the property and “leave no trace” by 5p.m. on Sunday.

 

What It Is: This event is a Furry Fandom campout event. Scorched Fur is a family friendly event. Illegal substances are not allowed and alcohol should be consumed responsibly. If you bring illegal substances onto the property and it is discovered, you will be asked to leave and escorted off the premises. This event also seeks to support local charities. All metal recycling proceeds will be donated to local charities. All non-perishable food items collected at the end of the event will be donated to the Central Texas Food Bank. This event is what YOU make it. If you would like to organize any workshops or activities, please let us know so that it can be put on the schedule of activities. Feel free to bring things you would like to do and would like to share.

 

What To Bring: Food, drinks, and fresh water for drinking. We recommend at least 1 ½ gallons of drinking water, per person, per day. If you need something to prepare or serve your food, bring that as well.

  • Whatever brings out your headspace – such as furry costumes and handler gear.

  • Tent and bedding.

  • All the practical stuff needed to be somewhere for a weekend, including medicine, toiletries, phone chargers, etc. (Plug-in station will be available.)

  • Bring any extra pillows or blankets you have to add to our snuggle pile tent.

  • Lawn chairs, camping chairs, and/or chaise lounges

  • Feel free to bring DVDs or digital copies, as there will be a projector.

 

What Not To Bring: Fireworks, firearms, and tasers. All electric scooters, 4 wheelers, and motorcycles must remain in the designated parking areas. 

 

Property: This property is a functioning ecovillage with gardens, chickens, goats, sheep, donkeys, dogs, and bee hives. The donkeys, goats, sheep, bee hives, and dogs will be in a separate fenced in area. Please respect the space and do not disturb the animals. No dogs, except for the human variety and service dogs, are allowed at the event; service dogs must remain leashed and wear their service vest at all times. In order to create the different environments for different kinds of social interaction and play, as well as being respectful to our neighbors who live within earshot of the camping area, this event has a sound ordinance. Please no drummin’, hollerin’, or music between midnight and 10am. Between the hours of 10am and 6pm we would like to create the environment for activities and events for social interaction, so please only light background music. Between 6pm and midnight louder party and club style music is acceptable. During this time the land owner may request for you to turn down your bass and decibel level if it is excessive to the point of affecting the permanent residents of the property. Please make sure you are appropriately dressed in parking areas, the front part of the property where the houses are, and when you are in areas where the neighbors can see you.

 

Leave No Trace: This is a Leave No Trace event, meaning you are responsible for packing out all of your own trash. The only bins available will be for compost and metal recycling, located near the parking area. The money raised from the metal recycling will go to local charities.

 

Weather: This is a rain or shine event! In case of rain, please come prepared to play and camp in the rain. This includes tarps for your tent, ways to store items without getting wet, plenty of changes of clothes, rain boots, and coats/ponchos/umbrellas for playing in the rain. We also experience high winds at times, so all tents, EZ-ups and temporary

structures should be staked down.

 

Hazards: The property is beautiful and safe, but it is best to come prepared and be aware of potential hazards in this area of Texas. Fire ant mounds, scorpions, snakes, and thorny mesquite branches should be watched out for. Wear shoes or sandals at all times to prevent foot injuries. Mosquito/bug repellent is essential. Cinnamon outside of tents makes a good barrier against ants. If any bites, stings or injuries happen, come find an event organizer or volunteer right away for basic first aid. Also bring allergy medication if needed. Please do not swim in the pond because there will be no lifeguard available at any time.

 

Hot Shower: Is totally a thing. Bring a towel and soap if you'd like to take advantage of it. The bathroom building is located outside of the barn house.

 

The Houses: The main houses and the RV’s onsite are the homes of the property’s residents, and are only open to them, and core organizers. Please respect the spaces and do not enter the houses.

 

Fire Spinning: If you decided you would like to bring your own fire spinning equipment, it should only be done near the main campfire space and always with one safety per performer. 

 

Camp Fires: There is a designated fire pit in the camping area. Please, no other open fires on the campgrounds. Elevated camp stoves for cooking are fine.

 

Help?: If you have any questions or anything comes up during the event (injuries, conflict, etc.) please speak to an event organizer or talk to the volunteers at the Greeters Station to get in touch with us. Volunteers and staff will have a red wristband.

 

Cell Phone Usage: Some carriers have limited signal at and around the event location. There is no Wi-Fi available.

 

Photography and/or video: Photography and/or video of any person without their verbal consent is prohibited. You should be mindful of the persons and/or things in the background of your photographs and/or videos. It is our intention to maintain a comfortable, inviting, and safe space for everyone.

 

Participants 17 years of age and younger: All participants 17 years of age and younger must be accompanied at the event by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Parents or legal guardians must fill out a separate waiver for each child. At no time will Scorched Fur staff or volunteers be responsible for providing childcare. As your child’s parent or legal guardian, you are responsible for monitoring what activities or interactions your child is exposed to. Scorched Fur staff and volunteers, for the most part, will not police the behavior or conduct of other participants in order to accommodate your particular parenting style.

 

This event is a gifting economy event. There should be no products or services for sale or marketed.

 

If you would like to volunteer before or during this event, there will be plenty of opportunities to do so. We will be having a property preparation day approximately one week before the event. Pizza will be provided for volunteers. We will be needing volunteers for gate shifts and bonfire attendants. If you are certified EMS or first responder and would like to be available to volunteer in case of an emergency, please let us know.




 

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