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by jpstiffin
Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Goggle store (not online)
Replies: 11
Views: 1967

another source - day or night

Walmart has atv googles for 12 bucks or you can get the night vision googles for $8200.
by jpstiffin
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric Bicycle?
Replies: 148
Views: 31399

Big art car 5 mpg - someone on an electric bike - get a rope

Find me an electric big wheels and I in.
by jpstiffin
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where can I buy a last minute shade structure in Reno?
Replies: 16
Views: 2746

Lowes phone order.

Give the parts list from the link in the previous post to Lowes and they will pull the items for you and you can pick them up on the way out to the playa. Don't forget to order a hammer and pvc cutter (cutter is option, but is inexpensive and makes life easier).
by jpstiffin
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: quick question: imperative to have brakes on playa bike?
Replies: 21
Views: 2882

No brakes needed unless you get stopped by tribal police

You will be fine. In five years I have never used my brakes. But I am slow. That being said - people do tend to cut in front of you at the intersections at night when the roads tend to be bike congested - there are so many blinkies, bike lights and e-wire that it would be nice to have some brakes in...
by jpstiffin
Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hints From Heloise 1 - recycle hint
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Hints From Heloise 1 - recycle hint

Put the phones number from the Save Mart stores recycle centers in your phone contacts list now in case you getlost and can't find the center. Enter "Save Mart" in mapquest to gel all the reno locations - print the map and tape it with clear packing tape to the inside of your trunk lid or whereever ...
by jpstiffin
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: So what the F*** Am I paying 1200$ for?
Replies: 101
Views: 34240

water $20 - new tent $200 - a week in the desert - priceless

It the best three hundred dollars I ever spent. I come every year and when I look back over the past year and reflect on what I spent my money on, I can't think of anything that gave me greater pleaser than the money I spend on my annual pilgrimage to playa mecca.
by jpstiffin
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water… how do I transport it all
Replies: 21
Views: 3806

you can always collect water in a rain barrel.

You might want to up your water. I always take 20 gallons just for me. I usually have some left over. But it really feels good at the end of hot sticky day to throw a whole gallon in a bucket and take a sponge bath. I like the individual 1 gallong jusgs because you can put one on your roof in the mo...
by jpstiffin
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Overnight oatmeal recipe from Whole Foods - no cooking
Replies: 0
Views: 572

Overnight oatmeal recipe from Whole Foods - no cooking

This breakfast provides protein, whole grains and fresh fruit for a breakfast sure to help you start your morning right. Simply mix the ingredients together and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy it cold or warm the next morning. Ingredients 2 cups rolled oats (not instant or quick cooking) 2 cups lowfat ...
by jpstiffin
Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Radical self reliance myth - moment of epiphany -no prophets
Replies: 23
Views: 3633

Radical self reliance myth - moment of epiphany -no prophets

Let's drop the myth that we are self reliant while attending Burning Man. I was sitting by my humble tent when a mamoth RV pulled up next to me. A few days later, another vehicle arrived to service the behomoth motor vehicle. Nothing wrong with being prepared for harsh conditions. But to pretend tha...
by jpstiffin
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Coffee and Ice
Replies: 33
Views: 4222

What local non- profits?

I have never seen any. How much do they get each year and what do they spend it on. I think it is another BM urban myth and my guess is it goes for a party after all the BM's have left or that it goes for Larry's hoighty toighty meet and greet for BM vips.
by jpstiffin
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: bike chain lube suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 13471

less is more - embrace the chaos.

No lube - leave it alone. it is pointless at best.
by jpstiffin
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: A packing list
Replies: 8
Views: 3172

can't live without list

ipod - 2 nanos
extra headphones
chocolate
licorice
dust pan/whisk broom
2 buckets.
Serenghetti sunglasses/ spare set
pajamas
diet coke
by jpstiffin
Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Small evap pond - ideas please
Replies: 10
Views: 1666

less is more

I bought a child's wading pool - easy to pack and almost always on sale by the end of the summer. I thing I paid about $5 for mine. No assembly - no black plastic , no 2/4's no pvc - just inflate and use. I didn't bring a pump - just lung power
by jpstiffin
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Hauling bikes
Replies: 10
Views: 1288

mISSION IMPOSSIBLE

There is only one solution. Install a trailer hitch and use a bike rack that inserts into the hitch. Every other bike I have tried has had the scratch problem - even an expensive bones. The hitches are cheaper than a new paint job and once you have one, you will use it over and over.
by jpstiffin
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent as Carry-On?
Replies: 17
Views: 2058

If I had a hammer

It's the small sledge hammer at the bottom of my tent bag that freaks them out the most. And of course the old playa dust sets off the chemical alarms.
by jpstiffin
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent Stakes
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

err on the side of caution

Not in my experience. why take a chance? the rebar pins at Lowes are cheap. It's not like you can run down to the store and get some in the middle of Burning Man. Bring some vice grips to get them out when you leave. Or just bury them which ever is easier.
by jpstiffin
Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: rv free zone.
Replies: 43
Views: 9791

rv free zone.

I know we have the walk-in camping area. So don't tell me about that. I don't hate rvs or loud music or whatever. But every year, I throw up my humble tent and then without fail an old rv will pull up and set up camp. And it's alway the kind of rv that seems to need to run its ac 22 hours a day. I e...
by jpstiffin
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: how to protect my car? <--- Nooooob!
Replies: 45
Views: 6217

You can't even protect yourself, much less the car.

Don't take the car. Your car is a work of art on wheels. After the burn, it will only be fit to be a mutant vehicle.
by jpstiffin
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: pair of cheap goggles recommendation
Replies: 43
Views: 8008

less is more

Don't get cheap googles - go to a ski shop and buy a closeout or last years googles - will be way better than the inexpensive kind. Your eyes are important.
by jpstiffin
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: first time
Replies: 30
Views: 2447

less is more

Go, but don't inhale.
by jpstiffin
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle advice (I'm a newbie!)
Replies: 39
Views: 6095

less is more

Go for sturdy, simple and reliable - forget about rad - leave the ego at the gate.
by jpstiffin
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: HELP! First time burner cooking for 30 people!
Replies: 33
Views: 5628

less is more

a. Let them do their own cooking.
b. potatoes and sweet potatoes - sweet corn.
c. peppers
d. hominy
by jpstiffin
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Playa food for the extremely lazy?
Replies: 60
Views: 17378

less is more

Use the tuna in foil pouches - way better. I like fresh pineapples and green bananas.
by jpstiffin
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: dry ice
Replies: 429
Views: 349717

Less is more

The first year, I went to BM, I bought a cooler, but never did get around to buying any ice for it. Used it as a chair. Worked great!
by jpstiffin
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: tents
Replies: 38
Views: 4739

Why we work.

Forget the Marmot - buy a canvas Skybar - you won't regret it. I have brought the nylon tents in the past and every year, they have been torn apart by the winds, no mater how musch time and effort I take to secure them. The extra money you spend on an appropriate tent can make all the difference, as...
by jpstiffin
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Keeping baked goods fresh on the playa
Replies: 15
Views: 2947

cookies - yum

One year I was lucky enough to camp next to a couple from Nevada. They brought homemade chocolate chip cookies that they kept in a plain tupperware container. They were marvelous and were just as good on Thursday, as they had been the previous Monday.
by jpstiffin
Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Do people sneak in?
Replies: 91
Views: 34097

You say Hello - I say Goodbye

I have never snuck in, but I have snuck out. In five years of attendance, I have never stayed for the actual Burn, but have always left early - how much fun can one person stand?
by jpstiffin
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: What items do you carry when walking the Playa?
Replies: 233
Views: 37952

Less is more.

A spoon and a cup.

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