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by dust devil
Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

Re: Water

HuDannie wrote:I'm traveling in an RV and will have my tanks full however when it comes to drinking water are bottles OK????
OK as long as you take away all your empties. Stomp plastic bottles flat when empty, that way they take up a lot less room.

Travel safely.
by dust devil
Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: iphone app with searchable event database
Replies: 36
Views: 14440

Sounds great, but the App Store claims it requires IOS 4.0 and iTunes refuses to load it on my old iPhone with IOS 3.1.3.

Back to packing...
by dust devil
Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: FOOD: What is your favorite, fun item to bring to share?
Replies: 64
Views: 12153

Smoked salmon.
by dust devil
Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Searching for the ultimate blanket
Replies: 18
Views: 2366

Re: Searching for the ultimate blanket

Pay attention, skinnay. Token speaks truth: SILK. Sew a loose sack of silk for a sleeping bag liner, then when not sleeping stick it in a ziplock bag. Time's short, go to the fabric store and get to work! If lazy, fumble-fingered or possessed of more cash than time go to a store and buy a sillk "dre...
by dust devil
Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Staying energized during the day?
Replies: 72
Views: 8945

Re: Staying energized during the day?

You are not a wimp. The following comments reflect playa experience going back to 1996. 1. Bring a box of EmergenC. (There's a cheaper house brand equivalent at Rite Aid.) Add a packet to water and sip slowly, twice a day. The extra electrolytes and the vitamins do the magic. 2. Bring a dozen hard-b...
by dust devil
Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Cleaning playa clothes?
Replies: 20
Views: 9185

I put a half-cup of white vinegar in the "bleach" holder (but no bleach!) and run my clothes through the washing machine with the usual detergent. The final rinse takes out both the vinegar and the dust.
by dust devil
Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:59 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Making Yoghurt on the Playa?
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

It is not crazy. A couple years back I brought a pint of sourdough culture and a bag of flour and made a loaf of sourdough bread on the playa using a solar oven. The bread rose nicely and it tasted great. The only puzzling part was that the bread crust never browned. I have not made yoghurt on the p...
by dust devil
Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa lung and who got sick after BM?
Replies: 97
Views: 41977

Re: Playa lung and who got sick after BM?

I hope that I remember how this felt next year so I'm not so foolhardy. Pre-playa I did some surfing to check out what full-time desert dwellers wear. One of the things I found was the tagelmust, the combo turban/face wrap worn by the Tuareg men of the Sahara:
by dust devil
Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Billionaire Camps
Replies: 148
Views: 60059

Why does it always have to end in the hateful, spiteful, whines of class envy? "It's the story of mankind: people telling other people what to do." -- overheard in the crowd at the Temple Burn. Consider instead a further development of the Gift Economy through revival of pre-missionary customs of t...
by dust devil
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Please Help!
Replies: 20
Views: 3896

I know the newbs get annoying, but really, an explanation of why they are being so annoying or misguided or flat wrong should precede the snark. I don't want to see one more "they're being mean" PM in my inbox. True 'nuf, AntiM, but the desert is a lot meaner than the posters here. AspenMirror need...
by dust devil
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa gift ideas
Replies: 124
Views: 70822

Every year I bring a batch of picture postcards. One year they were desert landscape photos, another year Hubble space photos. I put postage stamps on each postcard. I tell each recipient they can write on the card and address it and take it to the BRCPO in Center Camp. If they look puzzled I ask if...
by dust devil
Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: This was my last burn
Replies: 151
Views: 38553

Re: Anger is misdirected

Hamandegger wrote: None of us deserves this, none of us should tolerate it
As long ago as 1974 people said that the revolution will not be televised. Fuck knows why people in 2007 think they can start one by posting on a bulletin board.
by dust devil
Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Hurricane - New Orleans is gone...many people dead..
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

Re: The Hurricane - New Orleans is gone...many people dead..

Do you guys know what's been going on with the hurricane? Anybody got a satelite feed there? During Exodus, Burning Man Information Radio reported that a DPW team was flying to N'Orleans to build shelters. I told a playa neighbor that people who annually build and operate a temporary city in a remo...
by dust devil
Sun Aug 07, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Snail mail address for BRC?
Replies: 2
Views: 1201


The Black Rock City Post Office is performance art, not an "official" Burning Man function. See for one person's experience and recommendations on how to address the mail.

dust devil
by dust devil
Sat Aug 28, 2004 4:52 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Anyone setting up a repeater?
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

Every year I've been there (1996, 1999-2003) there's been at least one repeater in Black Rock City. At the very least expect to hear some mobiles configured as crossband repeaters by mid-week.

Check the 2m simplex calling frequency when you arrive.
by dust devil
Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:56 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Questions about Web access
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

There's little or no cell coverage after you leave Rt. 80.
by dust devil
Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:10 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Kids & Teenagers at Burning Man
Replies: 595
Views: 466380

[quote]It's the fucking desert - a dangerous environment all by itself.[/quote] Images of Burning Man cultivated in the media downplay the extreme forces of the environment in favor of emphasis on the social / hedonic. Were this understood, I suspect only the bravest and best prepared would chance a...
by dust devil
Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:18 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Internet Access at Playa?
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Bring your own laptop or PDA and wireless card. Ideally this should be gear you won't miss if the playa dust destroys it.
by dust devil
Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:58 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: ham radio / cb / etc
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

ham radio on the playa

In the past amateur radio operators have set up event repeaters in Black Rock City but I don't know of any list. There is usually someone on the playa listening on the 2m and 440 simplex calling frequencies and that is perhaps the best way to find out. If you have a 2m HT or a dual-bander bring it. ...
by dust devil
Sat Sep 27, 2003 1:36 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Coolers etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 8335

We have two coolers: one Coleman Stainless and one plastic cooler. Here's our system: Fill the home freezer with bottled water and/or a case of cans of Kern's juice a few days before departure. Put meat and fish into freezer baggies, add marinades, and freeze. Immediately before departure, put froze...
by dust devil
Tue Sep 23, 2003 11:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade cloth? Camo netting? Sail cloth? Used diapers????
Replies: 111
Views: 66059

In the past: Used mylarized tarps to provide instant shade upon arrival. Lash top ends to the car rack and stake out the bottom ends with bungees and tent stakes. Helps keep the car cool and gives you a bit of shade to hide and rest while setting up camp by day. Mylar tarps are good. Have an extra o...
by dust devil
Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:18 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Salty foods are so important
Replies: 13
Views: 6708

I second the recommendation of miso soup. You can get it as a paste in a small plastic tub. Keep it in your cooler along with some boiled eggs or tofu and maybe scallions. Chop the boiled eggs or tofu & scallions and add them along with a few generous scoops of miso paste to very hot water.
by dust devil
Tue Sep 23, 2003 9:49 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: How much water, really?
Replies: 47
Views: 25955

This year we took 2 gal/person/day and used about 1.5 gal/person/day. This does not include a case of bottled water (and two cases of Kern's juices). It got used for drinking and cooking, quickie solar showers, and washing dishes. At departure we drained one water can and kept another in case someth...
by dust devil
Tue Sep 23, 2003 7:03 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5444
Views: 934888

My name is Pat. Burning Man 2003 was my sixth stay in Black Rock City. For the last three my mate and I have camped with the Alternative Energy Zone village. Each time after returning to Mundania (a little south of San Francisco) I find myself making notes on what I learned, what worked, what didn't...

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