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by capnjonny
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Educating the masses.
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Educating the masses.

I know everyone here is a dyed in the wool SERIOUS Burner who would never think of bringing moopy shit out to the Burn or in any way betray the ten principles ------- !!!!BUT!!!! Every year so many newbies show up at our campout who didn't get the memo about being good citizens that maybe we should ...
by capnjonny
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burning in the Burbs 2019 Getting my Ego washed and other tales from the city that never/ ever was .
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Burning in the Burbs 2019 Getting my Ego washed and other tales from the city that never/ ever was .

Burning in the Burbs 2019 Getting my Ego washed and other tales from the city that never/ ever was . Chapter 1 Working for the Man Six shifts in 7 days. That’s what I signed up for and that’s what I did. The first three 6am to noon and then three more Noon to 6. Tuesday morning, after a relaxing jou...
by capnjonny
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Dry Ice in a FigJam?
Replies: 14
Views: 2027

Re: Dry Ice in a FigJam?

There seems to be a lot of energy spent trying to make the desert like your air conditioned condo. I would suggest backing away from some of the more complicated solutions and re thinking the problem . Go to the Weather Underground web site and take a look at the weather history patterns in Gerlach ...
by capnjonny
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Powerwheels?
Replies: 20
Views: 4693

Re: Powerwheels?

Just my experience , a couple years ago I broke my hip before the burn and some friends loaned me a 4 wheel electric mobility scooter to get around on. I didn't have a permit - didn't even know I needed one. I was never stopped or asked any questions during the event( maybe the crutches strapped to ...
by capnjonny
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 518
Views: 46115

Re: I'm so old I remember when...

The garbage men picked up our trash cans by hand, the milk man delivered to our door, we never locked the house, a gas war brought the price down to $.19 a gallon, no one had ever seen a ten speed bike, kids walked to grammar school, every kid joined the scouts, only one kid on our block had a tv, n...
by capnjonny
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: My fear of past discretions affecting 2019 experience
Replies: 8
Views: 1466

Re: My fear of past discretions affecting 2019 experience

Be respectful of the people and environment around you and don't poop on any ones shoes. Be open to new experiences . Bring a decent bike that isn't falling apart. my attitude is always " How can I assist you " rather that "What can you do for me". Give of your self and be willing to accept a gift f...
by capnjonny
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Cap'n Jonny says hello
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Cap'n Jonny says hello

Hello all you Katz and kitties out there in the default world. This will be my 4th burn. Last year I donned the Black and joined GPE so you might see me at the gate on your way into the city. I have been with established camps the last 3 years but this year decided to camp on my own out in the Burbs...
by capnjonny
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results
Replies: 23
Views: 2863

Re: There's nothing wrong with basing cleanup deposits on exodus cleanup results

Seems to me this discussion is missing something. Why are people creating so much moop in the first place. When I first came to the playa I read everything about leave no trace and took it to heart. Got rid of all possible packaging and brought food that I could completely consume. During the burn I...
by capnjonny
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Which of the 10 principles needs tweeking?
Replies: 19
Views: 2306

Re: Which of the 10 principles needs tweeking?

This will be my forth burn. I guess I am not really a newbie any more but I am definitely not an old hand yet either. There A few ways I try to adhere to the 10 principles that I think can go a long way to ensuring that this event can continue to exist and get even better. Please, do everything you ...
by capnjonny
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Which of the 10 principles needs tweeking?
Replies: 19
Views: 2306

Re: Which of the 10 principles needs tweeking?

And I thought I was the only one who thought cell phone use was counter to Burning culture. Add E bikes to that list. I actually took one (in addition to my regular playa bike ) to the event last year. It was a gift to me from the Bike Exchange where I volunteer that I repaired and I wanted to try i...
by capnjonny
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 130
Views: 18023

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

For what it’s worth this will be my 4th year on playa. I spent 2 years attempting to get a ticket, waiting in the que til the last minute only to be told I didn’t get in. For a lot of people that would have been their F@@K this moment. I on the other hand, had two friends who were veteran burners th...
by capnjonny
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Ralph's Robot wreckers - an analog guy in a digital world
Replies: 0
Views: 863

Ralph's Robot wreckers - an analog guy in a digital world

Well, Ralph's is finished . He moves, he lights up , and no arduinos were harmed in the making of this display. I'm not sure where he will end up , probably in some tawdry back alley where life is cheap and the hookers are missing body parts. There has been a shortage of eye balls lately but he does...
by capnjonny
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Ralphs Robot Wreckers
Replies: 0
Views: 1909

Ralphs Robot Wreckers

Ahoy there Fellow travellers , For this years burn I plan to build a small installation called Ralphs Robot Wreckers. It will be a small kiosk with the torso of a robot sitting at a work bench surrounded by techno trash and robot masks and body parts. I am a cabinet maker and have the skills to buil...
by capnjonny
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Adult Trikes: Any recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 5432

Re: Adult Trikes: Any recommendations?

Couple of thoughts on trikes Any size tires and tubes other than 26" you should bring spares since you might not be able to find them on the playa. bring a spare tire and tube in any case. From what I hear trikes are unsafe at anything over about 10 mph . They tip over if you turn going fast. From w...
by capnjonny
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: People Seeking Camps 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 33831

Re: People Seeking Camps 2018

2018 is here and I am already planning for this years burn . I am looking for a new camp so am putting it out there early . If anyone out there Is looking for someone like me to be a part of their crew please read on: Greetings Fellow Burners Cap’n Jonny here. I am a South Bay (Saratoga) resident pl...
by capnjonny
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2017
Replies: 75
Views: 21420

Re: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2017

Just curious How many Ashtabula crank bearings did you replace this year. At our shop last year we replaced 1. In 2017 we replaced/ resurrected 7. When we opened up the bottom bracket we saw bearing balls and dust. Next year we are going to order up at least 10 bearings. Notice to all burners: Bring...
by capnjonny
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Who is Terbo Ted? Should workers get paid for running camps on the playa?
Replies: 42
Views: 7681

Re: Who is Terbo Ted? Should workers get paid for running camps on the playa?

2017 was my semi virgin year at BM. Our camp was near 6 and d. 20 souls and no power this year. We made do with solar led light strings at the "curb" and solar spot lights inside our shade structure. Some(me) got there on Wednesday , some on Thursday, some not till the following Tuesday. Everyone pi...
by capnjonny
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Greetings and salutations from Capnjonny
Replies: 6
Views: 1578

Greetings and salutations from Capnjonny

Cap'n Jonny from Silicon Valley here on the board for the first time. Glad I found this forum as there seem to be an unending series of questions, Ideas, and thoughts that came into my head after my first burn Last year. Having just completed my second, I am looking forward to hearing stories and te...
by capnjonny
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bikes on the Playa
Replies: 11
Views: 3280

Bikes on the Playa

Bikes at Burning man 2017 addition Hello to the Burning Man Class of 2017. You are hopefully back home after a week or two in the Black Rock Desert and probably looking at that disaster of a bike sitting in the driveway. Did you make it through the event without a break down? I hope so. Are you goin...
by capnjonny
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Time on the Playa.
Replies: 12
Views: 3004

Time on the Playa.

I lost my cell phone (temporarily) and had no other way to tell time. It became immediately apparent that this was a bad situation to be in at Burning man. Everything seems to run on a time schedule here . Want a pancake? 10 - 11 at x and 10 oclock. Want to attend that lecture about holding your bre...
by capnjonny
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Trailer trash camp?
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Trailer trash camp?

I have a customized 1965 Shasta compact trailer I brought to BM last year. I saw quite a few old trailers scattered around the city and wondered if there was a Trailer Trash camp or get together somewhere on Playa. This year (my second) I broke my hip a month before the event and the Dr. wouldn't le...

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