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by Captain Goddammit
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 42
Views: 1569

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

Well get better at brevity. If you had a good point in there it was lost. Skimmed over but did. It read and ain’t gonna. What happens when there’s no more vehicle passes but there’s 30,000 more people that didn’t bring jack shit? I guess you’re gonna try to spin that positive, but unless you make yo...
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Pedicabs on the Playa
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Pedicabs on the Playa

The general rule of thumb on the playa about wheels is bigger is better.
You never know what surface you’ll get in any particular year.
Sometimes it’s hard and packed and smooth. Sometimes it’s soft and silty and hard to ride a bike in at all.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 42
Views: 1569

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

Papa Bear I think we sort of basically agree. I sort of skimmed over all of that, it’s a very good thing to condense things to fewer lines! Let me put it this way: there are people who, If they didn’t show up, would mean the camp didn’t exist or would be greatly impacted. Then there are the other pe...
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Shipping Honda Genny
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Shipping Honda Genny

The Honda only holds a really small amount of oil, bring something like a bleach bottle for a waste oil jug. They sell a cool little spout that screws in where the dipstick goes on a Honda EU2000 that makes oil changes easy and pretty much mess-free, rather than the guaranteed mess you otherwise hav...
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Shipping Honda Genny
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Shipping Honda Genny

Yes and no... if you have to ship it laying on its side, drain the fuel, including the carburetor bowl drain, and drain all the oil. If you don’t, it’s possible the valves could be open and you could fill the cylinder with oil, which won’t compress when you try to start it, which will bend and break...
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: BurnBots and the Junkyard of Rejected Robots
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: BurnBots and the Junkyard of Rejected Robots

Now this is the real burner shit!
This gives me hope it’s not all over yet!!
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Well I’m going to Honda route
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: Well I’m going to Honda route

I’d like to second Token’s point. An EU2000 (ok now they’re EU2200) is under 50 pounds. An EU3000 is 140 pounds and big and awkward. The 3000 is a terrific unit and if your situation is such that you don’t need to move it around or load/unload it, I’ve got nothing but praise for the thing. But... a ...
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Well I’m going to Honda route
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: Well I’m going to Honda route

While I have no data, that HAS to be a scam.
I’m not gonna be the first one to give them $100 and my bank card info...
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 42
Views: 1569

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

Radical Self Reliance used to mean - and still should mean - showing up prepared as if no one else was going to show up. I’ve done that every time I’ve ever been there. How many people riding the bus actually do that? If everyone rode on the bus, what would they be coming to see and do? Sit around i...
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: I want something different
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: I want something different

Token wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:30 pm
Six years going and you haven’t sniffed out the kink for yourself?

If you gotta ask ...

... it’s all going down in The Orgy Dome!

That’s what tripped my alarm... six years of Burning Man and you don’t have any idea about this??
What’s up with that?
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Extending Electric Mutant Range Using On-Board Generator?
Replies: 25
Views: 3548

Re: Extending Electric Mutant Range Using On-Board Generator?

There’s a lot of overthinking going on here. You absolutely can charge and discharge your battery at the same time. What do you think happens every day when you drive your car? Headlights on, heater fan blowing, wipers and seat heaters etc. all drawing lots of current and the alternator is simultane...
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Looking for a camp and friends
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Looking for a camp and friends

How did you go to Burning Man and not make any friends you’d want to camp with?
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: RV Removal Service
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: RV Removal Service

Your kind just needs to stay away from Burning Man.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: RVs, don't be an idiot at truckstops
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: RVs, don't be an idiot at truckstops

Also - pay attention to the god damn fuel pump numbers. Truck fuel stations generally have a pump one one side and a “satellite” pump with the same number on the other side of each lane. That’s so trucks can fuel either or both side tanks. Don’t be that fucktard who takes the pump that has the satel...
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 42
Views: 1569

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

So are the 30,000 - 40,000 people flying or bussing in just coming to spectate at what the real burners brought? What ever happened to “no spectators”? Oh sure, you’re flying in or bussing in, but you’re not a spectator because you volunteered for something. Fuck that. You’re a spectator. Sorry all ...
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 42
Views: 1569

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

The event is past the point of no return to what made it cool. Flying and bussing masses of people in, who obviously must depend on vendors (or “camps”) to accommodate them and obviously cannot be bringing much for anyone else to enjoy ruins it. The majority become spectators. There’s just no way ar...
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.
Replies: 27
Views: 2046

Re: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.

You could just take the bulb out of the light. Or, pull fuses until you find the one that kills the light.
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4287
Views: 206619

Re: PAGE TWO

It may have been beaten out by some male enhancement or face cream ads
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Help! Looking to share/rent RV from SF to BRC
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Help! Looking to share/rent RV from SF to BRC

You’re shooting your own self in the foot. Why the hell are you meeting up in San Francisco to do this? That’s probably the worst place you could possibly choose. It’s not the closest city, it will have the most traffic to BRC, the highest prices on everything and the least chance of finding an RV. ...
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Help powering 30-40 feet of LED strip on art bike
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Help powering 30-40 feet of LED strip on art bike

You can connect directly to the battery.
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: BxB water add on
Replies: 14
Views: 748

Re: BxB water add on

You can also supplement your water supply buying ice at Arctica, which can be converted to water through some sort of process I can’t remember.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: OMG 1st August resell
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Re: OMG 1st August resell

Chances are a whole lot slimmer in OMG than main sale. Your best bet is to network like crazy, watch for tickets for sale, and mainly, beware of being scammed! Make sure to read up on avoiding Burning Man ticket scamming. Most likely way to get tickets now is to fork out the $990 or $1200 for the pr...
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Deep Playa Potty Map?
Replies: 23
Views: 1183

Re: Deep Playa Potty Map?

After many years of it, the basics of what’s been said is how it’s done:
Scope it out during the day and have a general idea where they are.
At night, you look for the dark patches and try to see if there’s a little blue light at each end.
That’s really what works.
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Anniversary ideas!!
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Anniversary ideas!!

I feel dirty and violated after reading that!!
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Commodification Camps: Acclimate your employees
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Commodification Camps: Acclimate your employees

You sound like you’re a great burner to join the party.
Pro tip: a bullhorn is an essential piece of burner gear.
It’s often referred to as a “heckler”.
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Commodification Camps: Acclimate your employees
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Commodification Camps: Acclimate your employees

And the dilution of something that was really cool continues....
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Deep Playa Potty Map?
Replies: 23
Views: 1183

Re: Deep Playa Potty Map?

Such as, say, when you’ve got nothing else to roll a joint in.
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Deep Playa Potty Map?
Replies: 23
Views: 1183

Re: Deep Playa Potty Map?

Except if you’re out in deep playa the paper map isn’t gonna tell you where you are.
The lenses will help find your way.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3035
Views: 356964

Re: Rest In Peace

She was an ER trauma nurse. She always had two or three adopted dogs and a cat or two. She revelled in being a sparklepony, but she did the work. She ran her own camp, drove in her own truck and brought all her own stuff to BM, real old school style. And she had a better captain’s hat than I did. Ac...

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