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by Smudge
Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: Hookahdome music
Replies: 20
Views: 10877

cellist Tuesday? night

I do remember seeing somewhere a listing of the music lineup for Hookahdome and haven't found it yet. I'm interested in knowing who the cellist who played Tuesday or possibly Wednesday night. I believe he tried to tell me to remember something he spoke but no, my mind just wasn't in that sort of spa...
by Smudge
Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Camps that ended this year... and why?
Replies: 7
Views: 6138

Last year for the Thunderdome so I hear. And I totally managed to miss the whole TD thing this year too. Isn't that one about ten years old now?
by Smudge
Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa lung and who got sick after BM?
Replies: 97
Views: 37666

NETI POT. works wonders. doesn't keep the dust out of your lungs but it keeps your sinuses kleen!! Smart water bottle is a little better. It's sealable, squeezable for when you need a little pressure and if your fingers are slippery from all the goobers you're blowing out of your cranium, it won't ...
by Smudge
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Will my relationship survive Burning Man?
Replies: 42
Views: 18821

DoriumLux wrote:If you are insecure then it's probably not a good thing to go together.

Just as everyone has mentioned, the playa has away of inflating any issues that already exist.
JUMP IN. Go if you have the gutz. No time to start living but the present.
by Smudge
Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Tech question, dual alternators
Replies: 40
Views: 4354

alternators only make their rated amperage at high rpm, at lower rpm they definitely put out less amps. 65 amps isn't a huge alternator. aess.com is an alternator site that I got a catalogue in the mail for. I saw lots of listings for 90 amp alternators. If you want 130 amps from one alternator, you...
by Smudge
Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Will my relationship survive Burning Man?
Replies: 42
Views: 18821

The playa is a crucible. It will melt you down. It could refine you into a gem. It is a magical cauldron filled with the energies of thousands of people, their hopes, dreams, addictions, attitudes, angels and demons, in a freed environment without most of the normal societal stabilizing structures. ...
by Smudge
Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How do you create insulation around your tent?
Replies: 50
Views: 9087

Aluminet shade cloth.

Keeps out a lot of IR
Allows lots of airflow.
Allows some level of seeing through.
Not terribly cheap but it's light and won't tax the flimsy structure of your average camping tent either from its weight or wind drag.

really nice stuff
by Smudge
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Cross continent bus conversion journey
Replies: 36
Views: 7691

Re: Latest Plans

Fun idea about the turntable. You could possibly buy a damaged excavator and put the turntable into your frame. Your bus might weigh 15,000 lb and a whole medium sized excavator might weigh similar. There are equipment auctions available all over the country and equipment selling sites. A cheap, sma...
by Smudge
Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How I Met David Best (And Took His Keys)
Replies: 136
Views: 32759

try_me

What you should have told him when you took his keys ws
"SHUT UP, YOU'RE RUINING MY SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE"
and then we'd all be calling this the Best experience on the playa instead of going 'round and 'round sniping at each other.
by Smudge
Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: A llittle late for this year's burn, but green nonetheless
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

LED's take about 1/20th or 5% of the electricity that incandescent bulbs do to produce the same lumens. Old statistics but I believe them. Flourescents take about 1/5 or 20% of the electricity that incandescents do but require a transformer. LED's should be the best even if they're way more expensiv...
by Smudge
Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: bugs at bm
Replies: 10
Views: 2429

geez, this is like the tenth time I misread the name of this thread as: "Drugs at burningman" and the second time I even opened the thread wondering what it was about. And I'm one of those oddballs who has significant disdain for drugs, their use, proliferation or presence. and on topic I saw 2 butt...
by Smudge
Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Y'all's Opinions, Please
Replies: 27
Views: 6163

Re: Y'all's Opinions, Please

Howdy, folks. I found plastic glow in the dark stars at the local X-Mart. What would you think of those if you received a set strung together as a sort of BRC lei? Now, ideas for next year I only considered for this year but didn't even get started on: Please, y'all lemme know how these ideas sound...
by Smudge
Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Ralph Nader of the Playa
Replies: 17
Views: 3618

I fell asleep on top of the 100 foot oil derrick awaiting the sunrise. I can't even GET TO THE FOOT of the local 100 foot water tower, much less climb it, much less sit on top of it without the police and HomelandDefense comming to the rescue, much less feel safe enough to doze off on a tower with n...
by Smudge
Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Potty Cleanout Incident
Replies: 8
Views: 2323

We've SO got to make a creative new slogan/mantra regarding potty use after this.
Smiley's revenge?
United Services sez FORK U!

Maybe next year the only people who get to pooh are the ones who bring their own RV's

Hopefully someone's more creative than I
by Smudge
Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Suggestions from 2007 for 2008
Replies: 81
Views: 16047

Transformus, the NC regional burn banned both class A rv's and 5th wheel trailer rv's mainly for land protection reasons. This still allows smaller trailers that can be towed via hitch, as well as pickup type campers and small van campers. I was biking around on Landfill and noticed repeatedly that ...
by Smudge
Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 Art Theme
Replies: 39
Views: 10608

I'm surprised and disappointed that the art theme has been announced mere days after the event. I'm surprised and disappointed at what the announced theme is as well. Both smack so heavily of executive decisions by the Org formulated in backroom discussions and nothing of participation or public opi...
by Smudge
Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2007 BRC Map and Guide
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Is this an obtuse crack at the www guide including a name of the author? I was totally baffled at the www guide and hence gave up and attended no scheduled events, but I do concede that the author may have been trying to pack in 4x more contents that the book appeared to try to hold. darn sure bette...
by Smudge
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Suggestions from 2007 for 2008
Replies: 81
Views: 16047

Make a required online quiz on the survival guide. The questions should be randomized so there's no key. A confirmation code should be printed with the person's name that must be presented with ID prior to receiving tickets. Since tickets are considered a "revocable license" there should be a test ...
by Smudge
Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Suggestions from 2007 for 2008
Replies: 81
Views: 16047

something to add for large congregations/burns: Bike Perimeter and Art car perimeter. Make some plywood cutouts in the shape of various looking bicycles and attach them to something similar to a lamplighter spire. Place these 100/200 feet from the person burn perimeter. This way we #1 won't be tripp...
by Smudge
Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Ha ha ha! It was dusty!
Replies: 2
Views: 1487

clickies biotch or it's just another eplaya epeen epixle pack of hot air
by Smudge
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: rainbow
Replies: 39
Views: 11615

do you know where you were? Do you really know where you are? do you know where you are going? they are all the same I can whine as well as anyone how the scene has changed, but the pure power of the playa, and the pure power of ?50?,000,000 human souls and 50,000,000 guardian angels working togethe...
by Smudge
Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Red Bus Camp?
Replies: 4
Views: 4899

The red bus will be on the West edge of town to avoid the dust kicked up by everyone walking around in town. This will probably require extra rebar for the wind breaks not provided by the rest of town.
by Smudge
Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: First Timer
Replies: 15
Views: 3540

Although my first thought when I looked at your post was "regionals" really, if you're that inspired, you're just in time to start preparing a well thought out well built art project. "Burningman" is a week event literally, but for many, it's the year of preparation like marathon training that is th...
by Smudge
Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: First Time and can't make the full week
Replies: 9
Views: 2033

Well the Playa is a crucible. A powerful cauldron that amplifies all of your thought, emotion, physical, spiritual energy in a town full of love and open possibilities. What HAPPENINGS you could miss could fill a huge and widely variable list that noone could really describe for you. By arriving lat...
by Smudge
Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Should I bring Anti-Hangover Drink to Share?
Replies: 17
Views: 3293

buy a cheap painter's coveralls and make a cape and mask and label yourself CAPTAIN HANGOVER and go around in the morning with a bullhorn purveying your elixir. Not to rib you about your closed business, but it's BRC and not Tahoe. Do something creative rather than recycle or resurrect your old busi...
by Smudge
Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: RV Water Re-supply?
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

What ever happened to "There will be no commerce allowed on the playa and there are no services at Black Rock City other than volunteer organized EMS and Ranger and other volunteer groups. Comming to town to get paid cash to haul off someone's human refuse is DEFINITELY commerce. I'd rather have RV'...
by Smudge
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: 1,200 bikes donated to Burning Man ...
Replies: 9
Views: 3835

Wow! I thought it was some sort of joke.

I like how they're all going to be black and be labled YELLOW in red paint...

I've been hoofing it the last few years not having room to stash a bike in my econobox for the 2,500 mile oneway. Now I'll finally get to ride!
Wow I'm happy.
by Smudge
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Hydration Pack?
Replies: 15
Views: 3067

First year we went to the playa we bought three enema bags and made straps to wear them with. sorta tasted funny ... guess we should have washed them out before we used them but a couple people just loved them and were amazed they hadn't seen the idea used before but for what, eight bucks? they prov...
by Smudge
Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Summer of Love can take a couple of Freaks.
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

More like my significant other went to Hawaii on vacation and decided permanently not to return. Helping manage her remote house sale as well as moving her stuff and finding and entering a new residence has occupied the majority of my summer and industry. My newyears declaration was BRC come hell or...
by Smudge
Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Have dome, seeking camp
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Lol! I'm in a similar boat with a dome and my old campmates aren't comming. I'm thinking that with the high levels of dust this year, any sort of structure will be a great place to have small camping tents take refuge. I've got a 24 foot 3v. If any camp is really wanting said infrastructure, give me...

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