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by portaplaya
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Where to park for eleven days near Bend, OR
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Where to park for eleven days near Bend, OR

No replies yet, so adding a little information. Since my friend is coming from Boise, Idaho on and I am coming from Seattle, the point of rendezvous is probably going to be Bend, OR. But we could meed in Redmond, Madras or even further afield. I just don't think Riley, OR would have much in the way ...
by portaplaya
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Where to park for eleven days near Bend, OR
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Where to park for eleven days near Bend, OR

I have a friend that is going to Oregon to see the total eclipse. He's going to hang out the extra days camping, but we are riding in together in my truck because I have to pull my trailer. What is a good place to park for days at a time? A safe place, a place where his car will not be towed after 7...
by portaplaya
Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: porta potty's
Replies: 18
Views: 1349

Re: porta potty's

Elliot wrote:But criminy, doesn't "JOTS" sound much better than "porta-potties"?!
I think porta-potties sounds just fine.
by portaplaya
Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Help refining lighting setup with 4 x 5m RGB LED strips
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Help refining lighting setup with 4 x 5m RGB LED strips

Take a close look at the strips. The lights are all wired in series. So even if you were to wire the four strips in "parallel" the individual LED sections are still all in series. Thus it doesn't really matter how you wire the strips, except the particulars of controlling the colors for each section...
by portaplaya
Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sleeping in a Vehicle
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: Sleeping in a Vehicle

It's kind of late to find aluminet unless you order it RIGHT NOW on the internet.
by portaplaya
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Put Your Butt Here
Replies: 17
Views: 2787

Re: Put Your Butt Here

How does DPW or a passing Ranger distinguish these from MOOP left in the wrong place by some camp?
by portaplaya
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cooking regulations on the outer playa?
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: Cooking regulations on the outer playa?

Why do you ask? A simple yes/no answer might miss the information you need unless you explain the motivation or situation that inspired you to ask.

Also, what do you mean by "outer playa". Do you mean a placed art project in the middle of the city? Or are you just talking about your camp?
by portaplaya
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Nevada Food License
Replies: 39
Views: 26645

Re: Nevada Food License

The Nevada State Health Services is directed by state law to create regulations that apply to everyone in their state. From the grumbling here I believe that people either think they are special and these laws/regulations don't apply to them or they feel the laws are wrong and banquets, caterers, ev...
by portaplaya
Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: When can I show up to camp?
Replies: 14
Views: 1163

Re: When can I show up to camp?

Just as Labor Day is basically pack-up day and has nothing going on, Sunday night is now set-up camp night. You are officially allowed to enter the city and begin your Burn on Sunday at 6pm. Perhaps in the future they will include this as part of the range of dates on the ticket. But for now, the ev...
by portaplaya
Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Student needs access to computer w/ internet
Replies: 26
Views: 1518

Re: Student needs access to computer w/ internet

It seems like the principles create blind spots for themselves sometimes. The principles have some areas where they potentially contradict each other. The art of being a burner is to balance those in your own way, ideally not interfering with the way that others balance their conflicts. Some times ...
by portaplaya
Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Student needs access to computer w/ internet
Replies: 26
Views: 1518

Re: Student needs access to computer w/ internet

I just have a problem with anybody that pulls out the old "burnier than thou" stuff to judge anybody else. I edited the post to make it more clear that this is AN ARGUMENT, but not necessarily my argument. But I do think it has more traction than "RVers are not self reliant". I don't even understan...
by portaplaya
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Student needs access to computer w/ internet
Replies: 26
Views: 1518

Re: Student needs access to computer w/ internet

Well, there is a tent/group camp vs. RV/caravan debate, but I don't think self-reliance is the central issue of that debate. I think it is actually Immediacy. Hiding from the day's heat in your air conditioned box just doesn't bring you in contact with your neighbors in the same way. To some this is...
by portaplaya
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Student needs access to computer w/ internet
Replies: 26
Views: 1518

Re: Student needs access to computer w/ internet

theCryptofishist wrote:How many people personally drove the yaks across the wool to make the felt for their Burningman yurt?
Two.

I thought this was common knowledge.
by portaplaya
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Student needs access to computer w/ internet
Replies: 26
Views: 1518

Re: Student needs access to computer w/ internet

I camp in a trailer.

But I remodeled it from the frame up. That puts me in some sort of limbo in-between ass-hat and douchebag.

How many people personally sewed the tent they live in at Burning Man?
by portaplaya
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: New route from LA?
Replies: 12
Views: 1032

Re: New route from LA?

sariboos wrote:Question for you: Would you happen to have room for a paying passenger?

Last post on this question was a year ago. You are chatting up a dead thread...
by portaplaya
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Student needs access to computer w/ internet
Replies: 26
Views: 1518

Re: Student needs access to computer w/ internet

trilobyte wrote:Be radically self-reliant, and ...
In some ways, just having a "Shared Resources" section on Eplaya undercuts the purity of self-reliance.
by portaplaya
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Flight over Burning Man
Replies: 73
Views: 3542

Re: Flight over Burning Man

I wish more pilots went up in tandem with another plane. I was asked at the last second if I would shoot a few photos of Skybolt when I went up with Hoot in 2004. They were amazing!

Haven't had a chance to shoot other planes since.

Image
by portaplaya
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: What do you use to keep cool when AWAY from camp?
Replies: 43
Views: 6665

Re: What do you use to keep cool when AWAY from camp?

Quotation marks make all the difference!
by portaplaya
Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: What do you use to keep cool when AWAY from camp?
Replies: 43
Views: 6665

Re: What do you use to keep cool when AWAY from camp?

i covered a big umbrella with leaves to make a portable shade tree ... Either this is a cunning attempt to troll this topic or you are unaware of the fact that plant material (living or dead) is not allowed through the Gate. As explained in the mandatory read, The Burning Man Survival Guide http://...
by portaplaya
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: What do you use to keep cool when AWAY from camp?
Replies: 43
Views: 6665

Re: What do you use to keep cool when AWAY from camp?

From a post I made on Quora: Here is a weather site that shows the averages for August and September: http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?nv3090 The daily average for the week of the event is about 88º high and 52º low , but of course that will vary quite a bit from day to day over event week...
by portaplaya
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Where to buy prescription goggles?
Replies: 15
Views: 4341

Re: Where to buy prescription goggles?

Portalplaya - you'd be surprised at how many people post threads asking fairly easy questions instead of taking the trivial amount of time it takes to do their own research. The response Rice posted last year was snarky, but still helpful (and thankfully he didn't resort to name-calling). Actually,...
by portaplaya
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Where to buy prescription goggles?
Replies: 15
Views: 4341

Re: Where to buy prescription goggles?

That link you posted is suspicious. It took hold of my broswer. Hopefully I clicked out of it in time. It's just a page that demonstrates googling for the words "prescription" and "googles". In other words, being a dick. Clearly the original poster KNOWS how to google. They were looking for testimo...
by portaplaya
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Ideas for getting engaged on playa?
Replies: 20
Views: 2498

Re: Ideas for getting engaged on playa?

BBadger wrote:How many of those robes do you keep spare? Does each member get one?
Each volunteer wears one while working and then returns it to the lamplighters when done.
by portaplaya
Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Photographer looking to match with wedding couple
Replies: 5
Views: 1465

Re: Photographer looking to match with wedding couple

trilobyte wrote:You may also want to post on the Spark collaboration tool.
I tried that. Keep getting an error on the final "post listing" screen. :cry:
by portaplaya
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Rent a Truck with Towing Ability, Calif
Replies: 20
Views: 6347

Re: Rent a Truck with Towing Ability, Calif

I've rented vehicles from Enterprise with towing ability. (All my Burn rentals have been Enterprise). I wouldn't call them "Burner-friendly"--they don't (usually) ask, and I would never volunteer the info--but I have found them very fair in terms of not charging extra if you return the vehicle scru...
by portaplaya
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Rent a Truck with Towing Ability, Calif
Replies: 20
Views: 6347

Re: Rent a Truck with Towing Ability, Calif

I've rented vehicles from Enterprise with towing ability. (All my Burn rentals have been Enterprise). I wouldn't call them "Burner-friendly"--they don't (usually) ask, and I would never volunteer the info--but I have found them very fair in terms of not charging extra if you return the vehicle scru...
by portaplaya
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Ideas for getting engaged on playa?
Replies: 20
Views: 2498

Re: Ideas for getting engaged on playa?

Consider arranging a photographer with a long lens to secretly record engagement photos. You can "randomly" run into your accomplice at some landmark and then they can discretely follow you to the final engagement location. Or you can set up your own camera, with luck. Here are how some photographer...
by portaplaya
Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Photographer looking to match with wedding couple
Replies: 5
Views: 1465

Photographer looking to match with wedding couple

I've had such a wonderful time doing playa weddings, once in 2009 and again last year. And I met both sets of couples right here, on E-playa. Normally I go to the event and work as a staff photographer covering the building of the city. (like this: http://www.burningman.com/installations/temple_buil...
by portaplaya
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Securing trailers from wind gusts
Replies: 16
Views: 1591

Re: Securing trailers from wind gusts

The trailer for a tractor/trailer combo is about ten feet high, plus 3 feet for the wheels underneath. And up to 52 feet long. That is a much bigger wind profile than any camping trailer, all of which have a lower bottom edge so you can step in/out. I have never heard of a playa wind rolling a trail...
by portaplaya
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Ride share, will call and paper tickets...
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Ride share, will call and paper tickets...

Will call has a short-cut line to Gate, running alongside the rest of the Gate lanes. You don't have to rejoin the back of the line.

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