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by DrPeffer
Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: No bikes in 2012?
Replies: 23
Views: 2637

Re: No bikes in 2012?

I'd sure as shit rather have brought my bike and not used it than spend a whole week on the playa wishing I had brought it...Provided it's easy-enough to haul out there and back.
by DrPeffer
Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Earplugs tips
Replies: 69
Views: 24395

The best way to get a good seal out of those foam earplugs is to pinch and roll them between your thumb and index finger, and then hit them with a little spit before putting them in your ears. You'll be amazed...
by DrPeffer
Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: SHADE HELP
Replies: 12
Views: 2051

RTFM
by DrPeffer
Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Rusted Bike Chain & Gears
Replies: 21
Views: 4282

Replace the chain. Then, this year, do it right (like I do): The next morning after getting back from the Playa...Not two or three days later, but the very next day...Spray your bike down with vinegar/lemon juice/club soda/something slightly acidic. Watch and listen to it bubbling! Then, simply hose...
by DrPeffer
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Driving from Los Angeles - I-5 to I-80 OR Route 14 to 395 ??
Replies: 31
Views: 7099

Definitely suggest the 14 to the 395. This is the route I've taken most times to the Burn, and the couple of times I've gone the I5 / 80 route, I've been screwed royally, either by construction (which always seems to be going on somewhere), or by Labor Day traffic jams...Which suck even worse. The 1...
by DrPeffer
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: bike chain lube suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 10952

My current bike has seen 3 burns, all with the same parts completely, aside from one new inner tube. I lube it thoroughly pre-playa with teflon lube, and have at it. The key is this: The very first thing I do when I get home...Like, within 24 hours!!!...is to douse the bike in vinegar or lemon juice...
by DrPeffer
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Carrying ice on bikes?
Replies: 25
Views: 9219

One of the greatest ways to cool off is to grab two big bags of ice, sling them barely over your shoulders, holding them by the bottom at your belly, and taking a nice walk through town.
by DrPeffer
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Poo, constipation, and all that crap.
Replies: 90
Views: 7304

My first Burn, I didn't shit once the entire time...Early entry on Sunday through Monday. I was stressed about it at the time, but looking back, I can only shrug my shoulders. I ate a SHIT TON of CLIF bars that year, too. But I also worked my ass off day and night all over our camp, and frolicked me...
by DrPeffer
Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Can we talk Porta Potties?
Replies: 76
Views: 7146

For my money, the real annoyance of the JOTS is the never-ending CLACK! CLUNK! CLANK! of the doors swinging open and shut...All day and night. I've not noticed odor to be an issue when nearby. As for your distance: If you just plunk down anywhere, you'll be somewhere within 1/4 mile of one. Definite...
by DrPeffer
Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camping alone?
Replies: 13
Views: 2404

There's no such thing as "alone" at The Burn.

I mean...Maybe by the trash fence or something....
by DrPeffer
Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade cloth for my tent - HELP!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1889

Yes! For that matter: Why not set up your tent butt-up against your car, drape the shade cloth over the top of the car (securing it to the car), extending a lean-to piece of shade cloth over the tent? Then just stake down the corners on the ground. You'll be missing two sides of coverage, but as lon...
by DrPeffer
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sticky stuff that doesn't leave residue
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Yes again on the Gaffers tape. They carry it at Guitar Center. It's generally as strong as duct tape, but much more forgiving on the goop. Only thing is that I still can't imagine that it won't leave some residue, considering the sun on the Playa. Also: Whatever you're doing with it, you're gonna ne...
by DrPeffer
Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Hookahdome
Replies: 41
Views: 10267

[quote="I wonder if Hookahdome was too loud for that area though? seems like it should of been where the large sound camps are. I personally love a large sound camp closer to the inner rings of the city, but if the BMorg is reading this, please dont place a village like Lustre (where I camped) ...
by DrPeffer
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Deodorant that DOESN'T Melt?
Replies: 38
Views: 7193

Yes...Sweating is great. The part that you're missing though is that sweat doesn't do SHIT to cool you on the Playa (except for when you take off your hat under a shady place). As those who have been know, sweat generally evaporates so quickly on the Playa that you don't even realize you're sweating...
by DrPeffer
Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: what do people do during the day?
Replies: 71
Views: 10318

After one day, you'll understand why so many people call the Playa 'home'. You'll only feel "in over your head" for the first day or so. By Friday, you'll be looking at all the latecomers, saying "Yo, fool! What are you doing at MY Burn?"
by DrPeffer
Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: 5 BARS ON THE PLAYA THIS YEAR (No, not the drinking kind)
Replies: 41
Views: 5519

[quote="Bob"]Thousands of sparkly SUVs and RVs and sound systems and electrical grids and blinky lights and a cafe and radar perimeter security and valet camping service and a freaking vanity airport, and you people whine like little peeping baby birds about telephones. Grow the fuck up.[/...
by DrPeffer
Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preparing a car for the playa
Replies: 25
Views: 11745

I've brought my 2006 Honda Accord to the last three burns. Haven't had any inkling of trouble with the engine/innards. Since most modern cars are made up so much of plastic and painted metal, there's not much damage to be done in a week of sitting on the Playa. I will say this, though: The first yea...
by DrPeffer
Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: 5 BARS ON THE PLAYA THIS YEAR (No, not the drinking kind)
Replies: 41
Views: 5519

I only hope that people have the good sense to keep any mobile phone use EXTREMELY discreet (ie: In your fucking tent, by your fucking self, not walking along the Esplanade, shouting/giggling into it). Checking in on an emergency situation at home, I can understand. Messaging people joining you late...
by DrPeffer
Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Containment systems for grey water
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Yeah...Huh?
by DrPeffer
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Deodorant that DOESN'T Melt?
Replies: 38
Views: 7193

Deodorant that DOESN'T Melt?

After forgetting my lesson from previous years over and over again, continuing to open up my kit on Tuesday morning to discover a thick shower-fresh-smelling goo carousing among my toothbrush et al, and finally remembering to ask before this year's Burn: Anyone have experience with a type or brand o...
by DrPeffer
Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: coffee
Replies: 164
Views: 20339

My best reasoning for making your own coffee as opposed to getting it at center camp is as follows...Imagine the scenario: You wake up WAY earlier than you should, given how much energy you expended the day before (and before that, and before that). This, because its too damn hot to sleep. You stumb...
by DrPeffer
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Flying into BRC.....Playa Air???????
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Yes...I understand that Google, for some reason, gives more comprehensive search results to queries posed from Codgerville than anywhere else. Please forward all future Google searches to Phil.
by DrPeffer
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BURNING MAN!!!!!!!! YEEEAAHHH!!! INFO PUH-LEEZ!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 846

BURNING MAN!!!!!!!! YEEEAAHHH!!! INFO PUH-LEEZ!!!!!!

Hi. Is there anywhere online a noob can get information about Burning Man? Not general stuff, but more nitty-gritty details, like: Where do I get tickets? How do I get there? What's the weather going to be like? Where is the main stage? And I can't help but wonder, too: Where does all the free sex h...
by DrPeffer
Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Playa Domes
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: Playa Domes

[quote="Jimena Saravia"]http://www.shelter-systems.com/sizes.html has anyone purchased one of these? I'm looking to buy a 18' dome for 3 people is that too big?[/quote] these are great domes for the playa. As long as you stake them down well, they will withstand anything the playa dishes o...
by DrPeffer
Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Chart showing entrance/exit waiting times by day?
Replies: 28
Views: 4412

wha? why are you leaving?
by DrPeffer
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 269
Views: 141623

I've completed building-out of our camp's water evaporator based on Mr. Polando's design. Because the problem of keeping the disc level seemed to be a major sticking point for lots of people, I came up with what seems to be a really good solution: The design is as shown in the original post, very st...
by DrPeffer
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Whats the weather gonna be like???
Replies: 22
Views: 1798

I keep hearing about a big dust storm that's gonna happen on Wednesday the 2nd. Apparently, it'll start at about 10:30 AM, and not let up until 7 PM. I'm a bit concerned, myself.
by DrPeffer
Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Canvas Tent???
Replies: 16
Views: 2112

Yes indeedy, that is a loosely-set up tent. Looks a little rickety for Playa purposes to me by the pics, particularly if that's as loose as the canvas sits on the frame. If you can get the canvas taut, it would look more wind-worthy. The boxy shape is also not as preferred as a rounded shape, which ...
by DrPeffer
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Baby wipe recommendations?
Replies: 27
Views: 3713

I will now quote The Great Me (that would be ME) from a previous post: Fuck baby wipes! Those are for BABIES!! Fresh Bath Bio Wipes http://www.rei.com/product/730067 They are about 8 x 10 inches, thick, and they really clean you well, with antibacterial properties. A 'bath' with two or three of them...
by DrPeffer
Thu May 28, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa conditions for 2009?
Replies: 299
Views: 53712

[quote="oneeyeddick"]If only there was a way to forecast that far into the future..... Your friend is fucking with you....just GO !! [/quote] Naw...D'ya THINK? I'm having a hard time believing that people are taking me seriously here, this of all places. Wondering if I'm getting played, my...

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