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by vic
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Heads up from the playa: might be dusty
Replies: 130
Views: 24499

The dust problem - worse than you think

My aunt lives in Reno and she tells me that the dust there is out of control. If they have to close the casinos in Reno, the BLM will not allow the even to open Sunday night.
by vic
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wait ... so ... where does my car and tents go?
Replies: 14
Views: 2402

finding a place to camp

There is lots of room. Except for the theme camps, which are only about 15% of BRC, you can camp anywhere that is open. Everybody has their vehicles in their camps - usually around the edges to serve as wind breaks. To find your spot, it might be best to park you vehicles in some place on the outski...
by vic
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Heads up from the playa: might be dusty
Replies: 130
Views: 24499

dust on your glasses

IF I am going to see much, I have to wear glasses. It's not bad when you get used to it. and after a while you forget you have them on. But there are problems with dust. I remember going into Patty Mirage a few years ago, when they had built an enclosed pub in the form of an ancient tomb. I came in ...
by vic
Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cheap Liquor!
Replies: 45
Views: 7057

buying hootch in Alturas and gifting to bars

Thanks for the tip on Alturas - four corners market. Alcohol is definately less expensive in California compared to Oregon, Washington and BC. If you are coming south from Oregon on 395, the turn to the east (toward BRC) is about 2 miles before you get to Alturas. Note that you will have to go throu...
by vic
Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cheap Liquor!
Replies: 45
Views: 7057

Hootch in Alturas

Where is the best place to by hootch in Alturas?
by vic
Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: is gas available in Cedarville this year (2008)?
Replies: 4
Views: 683

is gas available in Cedarville this year (2008)?

The gas station in Cedarville has changed hands a few times in the past few years. Are they open this year and pumping gas? Last year they had plenty of gas and served up good food in the back for Burners passing through.
by vic
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Glowies, Blinkies, UVies & Other Illuminations
Replies: 845
Views: 220484

Looking for LED flashlights

I am looking for a source of inexpensive LED flashlights. What I have in mind are hand-held, small flashlights similar to the expensive, key chain ones sold in camping stores.
by vic
Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 127754

New theme?

This American Dream theme just isn't working. Judging by this thread, it just stimulates arguments and we don't need Burning Man for that. It would be OK with me if we did not have a theme, but if we need one how about one of these? three rabits and a horny rooster show me something huh? great gallo...
by vic
Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Skinny Kitty Teahouse: not nice.
Replies: 33
Views: 23688

skinny kitty

We had a number of good experiences at Skinny Kitty at the 4:30 plaza. We were also camped in the neighborhood, and from my experience they were good neighbors. It was great to get high quality hot tea late at night. Also, their camp earned major style points. That is a big camp, and it does not see...
by vic
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: 2007 Art & Performance
Topic: Who, What Where Guide -- What?
Replies: 44
Views: 18262

WWW guide

No one in our camp could use the guide effectively - we gave up and had a great time just wandering around. Reminded me of my first burn in 02 when I didn´t know there was a guide. I had a great time then and also this year. Having said that, the crappy format of the guide was a diservice to those ...
by vic
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Support for Paul
Replies: 284
Views: 73757

An early burn of the man

As I understand it, the early burn of the man was a symbolic act - a protest against the more structured, planned, less spontaneous nature of the current event. If that is the case, I must say that this protest was not very creative. Burning someone elses art early is the best that this guy could do...
by vic
Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Gas In Cedarville,CA
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Cedarville

Thanks for the posting. When coming from the north it is handy to get gas in Cedarville. Also a convienent spot for last minute supplies.
by vic
Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: RV as a Wind Shelter
Replies: 14
Views: 3114

RV shade and wind break

We have used the RV as a wind break for the tents in our camp. Although the wind will come from every direction, the most common is from the south and south west. Park your RV with the door on the lee side. RVs heat up in the sun, and you are going to be in full sun. If you could put Aluminent or an...
by vic
Tue May 22, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: burn virgin w/ an RV
Replies: 21
Views: 4477

when to arrive and when to leave

Any time from Monday morning on during the week is a good time to arrive. A good time to leave is when you have had enough. My advice is to lighten up. Read the survival guide and show up. It may sound strange, but don't even try to "maximize" the experience - just let it happen. With an RV you have...
by vic
Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Cameras on the Playa
Replies: 48
Views: 8530

cameras

I have taken an old Nikon Coolpix (only 2 mega pixels) for the last five years with good results. The playa dust is going to get on the camera, but you can reduce the amount of dust by keeping the camera in some kind of bag when not shooting. I have had good exeriences with the stock zip up bag made...
by vic
Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: First-timer flying in...sooo many questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2280

Needed gear

You can certainly get whatever you want in Reno - they know we are coming and there will be plenty of available gear. Having said that, I would recommend getting getting your primary shelter and a bicycle before you leave for Reno and shipping them there. Trust me, you are going to want a bicycle. I...
by vic
Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cheap fabric?
Replies: 18
Views: 2559

cheap fabric

You might want to consider old sheets, table cloths and the like from the rejects from thrift stores (such as Goodwill). They sell the lower grade stuff by weight. It might take a little effort to find out who sells the culls at your local store or collection center. Often they bail the stuff up and...
by vic
Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: staking down shade structures
Replies: 1
Views: 612

staking down shade structures

I know that rebar is popular, but it is far from ideal. The sharp edges on the top of the are a hazzard (it seems like somebody in our camp gets cut every year), long stakes can be difficult to remove, and unless you are careful, you will probably get soft steel rebar which is not very strong. Screw...
by vic
Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: John Law Sues His Former Burning Man Partners
Replies: 118
Views: 38927

organizing your own event

The overall organizing strategy for our arts festival is "open source". We all know how to do it, and many of us have organized our own smaller scale events. Before Burningman started I was organizing camping trips where friends came together to have fun, do "art", get high, build a bonfire with an ...
by vic
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: John Law Sues His Former Burning Man Partners
Replies: 118
Views: 38927

trade mark to public domain

If the Burningman trade mark was moved to public domain it would be a major loss to the organization that puts on the festival. Without the trademark anybody could put on a festival called Burningman any place and time they wanted - and you know they would. The organization would be forced to start ...
by vic
Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Don't Post the Critical Tits Route This Year!
Replies: 70
Views: 39333

Critical

My first year at Burning Man I went to CT to cheer for the women participants from my camp. I gawked, I cheered, I loved it. And by the smiles on the women, and their jokes, it looked to me like they were having a pretty good time. In our second year, my wife and I happened to be where the CT ride p...
by vic
Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: 2007-My first year.....need some input.
Replies: 25
Views: 7052

Getting to Burning Man early

For newbe's - If you arrive on the first day of the festival, which will be Monday Aug 27 this year, you will be arriving early. Most of the theme camps will be only partially built, there will only be a few art pieces in place, and the population of Black Rock City will only be about 1/4 of it's ev...
by vic
Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: finding my way home at night
Replies: 41
Views: 6489

getting lost

If you are going to get lost, Black Rock City is the best place I can think of. Interesting things to see and do everywhere, lots of interesting people willing to cheerfully give you bad dirctions, you are never farther than a block from a bar, and there are many great places to chill out and take a...
by vic
Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: would a woman be safe going alone?
Replies: 16
Views: 5376

going alone

I would recommend camping near a friendly looking camp and getting to know the neighbors. A few years ago a woman camping solo next to us did that, and we have become good friends. Having said that, l would also say that we are not enthusiastic about having strangers join our theme camp. We carefull...
by vic
Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Gas in Cedarville this year?
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Are they selling gasoline in Cedarville in 2006?

I will try again - the quoted piece from the BM guide does not mention the availability of gas in Cedarville. I have gotten gas there the last four years, but does anybody know about this year?
by vic
Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Gas in Cedarville this year?
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Gas in Cedarville this year?

Is the gas station in Cedarville still in business? The driving directions on the official site make no mention of it.
by vic
Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Burn Night Recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 4114

Watching the burn

My advice for watching the burn is to back off and watch from a distance. If you get up close you are likely to be packed in like a sardine with lot's of people shouting at each other to sit down or not to sit down or other hassles. You will be able to see just fine at the back of the crowd where th...
by vic
Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Material for small custom shade?
Replies: 12
Views: 2538

aluninent and dust

We had a 20x20 piece of aluminent (70% block) up for 6 days last year. We did not have problems with dust accumulting and then droping when the wind came up. The way it looked to me, the dust slipped through the aluminent rather than accumulating. It will not keep the dust off, but your camp will be...
by vic
Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Material for small custom shade?
Replies: 12
Views: 2538

Aluminet

We had a good experience with aluminent last year. That stuff is strong, not a moop generator, and way cooler (lower in temperature) than dark shade cloth. We used 70% aluminent and the sun protection was adequate. Not dark shade like 90% shade cloth, but 10 degrees cooler. It is lighter than blue o...
by vic
Tue May 30, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Gold Parade Wednesday afternoon
Replies: 2
Views: 1434

Gold Parade Wednesday afternoon

2006 will be the last year for the Gold Parade - one last time. We will assemble at the Children of Chaos camp (theme camp locations have not yet been announced) at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, and the parade will start at 5:00. Bring your gold finery. If you don't have gold costume elements, we will do ou...

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