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by dragonpilot
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello from the pacific northwest~
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Hello from the pacific northwest~

So, did you make it for 2019? Regardless, become involved with the local very vibrant Seattle Burner community...and Portland, too, for that matter. Google "Ignition Northwest" for more info on Seattle's events...SeaCompression coming up soon. There's also Critical Northwest in July and Portland Bur...
by dragonpilot
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Parts to Bring
Replies: 12
Views: 1034

Re: Bike Parts to Bring

I've been bringing the same 1989 Specialized Stump Jumper to the playa since 2005. Over that time tubes and tires have been replaced, and maybe the chain one time. The bottom bracket is sealed so it needs virtually no maintenance. When they fail, they fail. It gets as much punishment on the playa as...
by dragonpilot
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Improvements & Upgrades to the FIGJAM bucket evap. cooler
Replies: 91
Views: 16720

Re: Improvements & Upgrades to the FIGJAM bucket evap. cooler

I've been using my Figjam cooler for about 5 years now...or whenever he started the thread. It has never worked well at all, but like a moth to a flame, I just can't stop using it...thinking "THIS will be the year it performs as advertised!" :D
by dragonpilot
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: How many outfits or costumes do you bring?
Replies: 107
Views: 20043

Re: How many outfits or costumes do you bring?

Just one outfit...but I rotate it throughout the week.
by dragonpilot
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Best Driving Route from Spokane, WA
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Best Driving Route from Spokane, WA

Thanks for the info! I'm don't want to go as far west as Kettle Falls...but I agree the 97 has way more services... I think he meant "Klamath Falls" not Kettle Falls. THAT would be way outta the way. I do US 97 to La Pine then Oregon SR 31 to Summer Lake Hot Springs for an overnight stay and soak. ...
by dragonpilot
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Late arrival / early departure with RV
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Late arrival / early departure with RV

That's Monday Aug 26...not Monday Aug 19...just to be clear. :D
by dragonpilot
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Work Arrival Passes 2019 - has anyone received?
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: Work Arrival Passes 2019 - has anyone received?

Evening Aug 12. Printed and stuffed in "All thing Burning Man 2019" folder.
by dragonpilot
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Actual single ticket cost
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Actual single ticket cost

What's the actual cost of a Main Sale ticket? With all the fees, taxes...a percentage of this and a percentage of that... I'm coming up with about $508 and change. Is that right? Thanks!
by dragonpilot
Wed May 08, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Hoping to adopt a bike
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Re: Hoping to adopt a bike

Why not buy one? You can find a decent bike at a yard sale for $5-$10. Also, there are the Green Bikes.
by dragonpilot
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Should I go for presale?
Replies: 22
Views: 2054

Re: Should I go for presale?

The most reliable way to get tickets to Burning Man is to be a hard worker, good at something, and be willing to share that with others. Then become an essential part of a group project. Nobody cares if Joe Rando can't make it to Burning Man and doesn't get to see Skrillex fight in the Thunderdome....
by dragonpilot
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Neti Pots - use sterile technique and saline only
Replies: 9
Views: 1519

Re: Neti Pots - use sterile technique and saline only

What's sterile technique? Boil the water first? I've been using distilled water and saline packets for 6-7 years.
by dragonpilot
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: After action report from One Wheelers on the Playa?
Replies: 21
Views: 6849

Re: After action report from One Wheelers on the Playa?

How do folks feel about keeping to the BRC speed limit of 5 mph? Or are motorized personal conveyances exempt from this?
by dragonpilot
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Mailing Date for Tickets?
Replies: 12
Views: 3089

Re: Mailing Date for Tickets?

Got the "Fulfillment" email last week...received ticket, etc today.
by dragonpilot
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?
Replies: 40
Views: 10194

Re: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?

New rule: before a birgin can join a theme camp they must (for their first year) live in a tent, bring and prep their own meals and provide their own beverages (short of what they are gifted).

Great idea? No...I didn't think it would go over, either.
by dragonpilot
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 78
Views: 13302

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

I have an app on my phone that works well...Sun Surveyor Lite...if that wasn't mentioned earlier.
by dragonpilot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 34
Views: 8540

Re: Catching a Thief

Ratty wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 9:01 am
Don't bother. You can go over to Hookers and Makers camp. Sit out front and watch guys stick their dick in the electric Glory Hole. They do it on purpose. Don't waste any valuable time on mean pranks.
Electric Glory Hole...there is such a place? Asking for a friend.
by dragonpilot
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Did I plan this out wrong?
Replies: 8
Views: 2700

Re: Did I plan this out wrong?

BaudEByter wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:07 pm
Is Tuesday that much easier to leave on?
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Officially, unless you're staying late as a theme camp member to help a theme camp clean up/pack up, ya gotta un-ass the playa on Monday.
by dragonpilot
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Burning Post-ACL Surgery?
Replies: 17
Views: 3054

Re: Burning Post-ACL Surgery?

I tore my meniscus July 6, 2005. I scheduled my arthroscopic surgery for September 24, 2005...after the Burn. Was it painful...yeah, but not debilitating. I was able to walk short distances and ride my bike. Your ACL surgery is prolly much more invasive, so can't help you there. Also, everyone's pai...
by dragonpilot
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Condition of Gate Road by Exodus
Replies: 31
Views: 8364

Re: Condition of Gate Road by Exodus

UPDATE: During the Theme Camp Symposium the lady who is heading up Perimeter/Gate/Exodus attributed the Exodus road condition to the unusually wet winter...created a thicker crust that when pulverized by several thousand vehicles resulted in the bone-crushing ruts.

Just repeating her comment.
by dragonpilot
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Howling at the Temple Burn?
Replies: 16
Views: 5667

Re: Howling at the Temple Burn?

Anyone actually think Larry would want shuuuuuushing?
by dragonpilot
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 23052

Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

Will call is a 4-8 hour wait in the baking sun. There are 500 People who don't have their paperwork in order. 5 ticket windows are open. Unless you go very late at night, Avoid will call. It's a clusterfuck. Just curious, PlayaPatrol, when's the last time you used Will Call? There was the year of t...
by dragonpilot
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: This time I'm gonna...
Replies: 31
Views: 5903

Re: This time I'm gonna...

Have the time of my life (again)
by dragonpilot
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Is theft common?
Replies: 26
Views: 6609

Re: Is theft common?

One of the best ways to get your bike taken: don't lock it when using the porta potties. "But I was only in there for 10 minutes!"
by dragonpilot
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Alumicloth - Verdict?
Replies: 32
Views: 8251

Re: Alumicloth - Verdict?

I bought a 9' x 12' grommeted 80% Aluminet to toss and secure over the tent. Stuff is amazing. YMMV, but I thought it made a big difference in cooling shade. Now, in 2017 as hot as it was, everything struggled to make things cooler...but this stuff worked pretty well.
by dragonpilot
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 47
Views: 8838

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

When the on-playa bike repair shops replace bearings we usually have an eye toward keeping expenses reasonable. Whew...some of these sealed bearing replacements start to get pricey when replacing a couple of hundred of them. Same principle in play here that we don't find many foodie camps serving up...
by dragonpilot
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048673

Re: cooling your tent or van

One thing I did notice is that my inner pad was mostly dry. My drip ring works fine as far as wetting the outer pad, but the inner pad was only wet where it sat in the water below the big holes. I'm thinking to get the inner pad wet I'd have to run a second drip ring. Yes? No?
by dragonpilot
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048673

Re: cooling your tent or van

Dragon, if you indeed built it to spec with the correct fan (check the *exact* model number) and pump, and are still not getting good performance, here's some troubleshooting: blue pad cylinder should not touch the inside of the bucket. There should be a gap. The pad slouches when wet, so if you ha...
by dragonpilot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 11834

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

On balance it was another great Burn thanks to the many friends I've made over the years, but for me I'm beginning to notice that this unique event is becoming like everything else...theft, vandalism, ass-hattery, thousands of bikes dumped (not to mention tons of other MOOP), busted locks on the por...
by dragonpilot
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048673

Re: cooling your tent or van

I just went back to the OP to make sure I still had everything right...and confirmed that my cooler is exactly like the original. It didn't work well at all this year and has shown marginal performance in previous years. I don't know why I bother bringing and using it. I have a very small trailer wi...
by dragonpilot
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Riideshare board
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: Riideshare board

Not from my PC...works fine.

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