Emergence is inspired by Burning Man, a gathering of over 70,000 people who converge in the inhospitable Black Rock Desert of Nevada every August. Ten Principles have organically arisen as the creed of Burning Man and the "Burners" who make the Burn happen. First among them is Radical Self Reliance. Nothing is sold at a Burn - you cannot buy food or water. The event organizers are not responsible for your comfort or your convenience (though portable toilets will be provided). You must come prepared to take care of yourself for the duration of your stay.