Required Materials

Membership Forms
You’ll need to sign your membership form and receive your Cut Card to enter the woods. Speak with your Crew leadership to get these forms.
A Pot
This is the helmet everyone wears. Pots can be bought at Sarge’s on Northgate, Holick’s, and most Military Depots. Pots MUST have liners. If you’re just visiting, we’ll have a couple of extras available, but supplies are limited. You will not be allowed in the woods or at stack site without a pot.  A pot is not required for Burn Night.
Bonfire clothes. You’ll want to wear clothes that you don’t plan on using again outside of Bonfire. You’ll only need one set. Don’t wash ’em. Long pants or overalls and any ol’ shirt will do. When choosing pants, make sure they’re not too long or excessively baggy. You don’t want to trip over excess material.
Steel toe work boots are mandatory.

Required Behavior

Bonfire is an active work site at every stage of the process. As such, safety is the highest priority while providing participants the opportunity for a full and complete Bonfire experience. Discipline and respect make this experience possible and safe.

Respect each other
This is intense work in close quarters. Rivalries exist, and they can be highly motivational. You may not always like each other, but by November, you will all be standing together as a family, the rarest of the rare: the Bonfire-building Fightin’ Texas Aggie. Participants will work with respect for each other, motivate each other, pull each other through as a family. Or go home.
Respect the land
We are guests where we Cut and Stack. Landowners provide outstanding venues for us to Build to the Hell. At Cut, we provide quality land clearing services with respect for the rules and expectations of the landowners. At Cut and Stack, the landowners’ guidelines will be communicated and enforced by leadership.
Respect leadership
There is a chain of command. Your leadership respects their roles, and participants will do the same. Bonfire’s leadership will determine what is done and how, who gets to do it, who does not, and if necessary, who gets to go home.
Respect the Tradition
Bonfire is entrusted with uncommon values and history on a privileged stage. This responsibility will be respected.

Alcohol is not allowed at Cut, Stack, Burn or any other Bonfire event. NO EXCEPTIONS. Any participant found with alcohol or to be in any state of intoxication will be permanently banned from participating in or attending any future Bonfire activities.


You will be clearing brush, pulling vines, hauling limbs, carrying trees, and eventually swinging an axe. Gloves are highly recommended.
If you have personal equipment that you are familiar with and would like to use, bring it. The primary tools are axes, machetes, bow saws, and hatchets. Be advised, leadership may at their discretion prohibit you from using, and require you to remove from the premises any personal equipment deemed to be unsafe or otherwise inappropriate.

If you have further questions, ask your Crew leadership or send us an email.