We all know that every burner is responsible for everything they bring with them, and everything that comes into their possession during the burn. Sometimes, though...things happen, man. The wind. Forgetfulness. Whatever. The end result is the same. It becomes MOOP-- Matter Out Of Place, our name for anything, whether it's trash or treasure, that is somewhere other than where it's supposed to be.
So what happens when events conspire to MOOP up our beautiful burn despite our best individual efforts? The LNT Department steps in and takes care of it.
Some people don't think that cleaning up MOOP is very cool or glamorous. They're wrong, obviously. But more importantly, they're also missing the point. Cleaning up MOOP is necessary. In addition to being one of the 10 Principles, LNT is also one of the marks of burner culture, both to ourselves and the outside world. In short, LNT is how we make sure we leave the land we burn on better than we found it.
Things you're likely to do on an LNT shift:
walk around under the open sun for a couple hours
wear gloves to touch gross stuff (not all the stuff is gross, but sometimes it can be)
repeatedly bend over and reaching for things on the ground
Things you may want to bring to an LNT shift: