Search found 81 matches

by mk-ultra
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Going Solar
Replies: 10
Views: 1365

Re: Going Solar

So, this year I am bringing a 120 watt solar array with a couple 100 ah deep cycle batteries and a power inverter. I was wondering if anyone had any idea of how much power this would actually supply (in layman's terms) for a small camp with lights, a fan or 2, and a stereo. I can somewhat figure ou...
by mk-ultra
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: travelling out
Replies: 10
Views: 1078

Re: travelling out

... so, i was wondering if anyone has experience with catching a flight directly after the burn. is the reno airport the most convenient place? how hard will it be to catch a ride there?... I'm not sure what you mean by "catching a ride" at the Reno airport -- but if you want inexpensive ...
by mk-ultra
Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The NINJA Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 21725

Does 4chan get residuals for posts here?
by mk-ultra
Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Opinion What makes a "good burner"??
Replies: 22
Views: 6376

Someone who respects other people and that realizes their definition of a "good burner" might not be the same as anyone else's? Of course, my definition of a good burner is the only valid one. Your mileage may vary. Wait... what? There are no bad burners. Except those bastards in the camp ...
by mk-ultra
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: HELP! (Nevada Lawyers) Drug bust on the way into burning man
Replies: 180
Views: 37879

hi Queen, one of our friends was arrested at the Dome last year as well. He was grabbed by 2 BLM officers and handcuffed immediately for smoking marijuana. he was then coerced to be searched which then resulted in them finding illegal substance on him. he was later booked in Pershing county. he's o...
by mk-ultra
Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Temple Celebration Sunset Silence
Replies: 76
Views: 17052

Last year was the first year for me where the Temple Burn felt really important. I'd lost my dad to ALS... and written a goodbye inscription to him in the temple. It was a really tough thing to do. I spent a lot of time at the temple before it burned, very teary-eyed... especially after reading all ...
by mk-ultra
Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Goggles for virgins
Replies: 47
Views: 20432

For me, the one thing that separates good goggles from sucky goggles is air holes. Look around the perimeter of the sealing surface on the goggles. If you see little air holes (for defogging them) -- you'll fucking hate them out on the playa. Most ski type goggles have these holes. Playa dust is lik...
by mk-ultra
Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hazardous Waste Disposal
Replies: 34
Views: 2523

How long does gas keep? I thought it was already bad. I am frustrated. Mainly I am wondering if it would be ok to put it into plastic milk jugs. Not for storage, just to use to take it back to the recycling place. I just didn't know if the gas would melt the plastic milk containers. Maybe I'll try ...
by mk-ultra
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Gifting Food
Replies: 32
Views: 3610

*HEALTH DEPARTMENT* Are you planning anything requiring large amounts of water? Are you hosting a large kitchen? Are you giving away food? Are you serving quantities of drinks over ice? Are you thinking you may need to get a Health Permit? If so, this is important information to read. WATER Burning...
by mk-ultra
Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Learn How to Weld
Replies: 98
Views: 33534

Welding Classes

If you live in the SF Bay Area, I heartily recommend signing yourself up for a welding class at The Crucible: http://thecrucible.org/ They're located in Oakland, near Jack London Square -- and tons of the folks there are fellow burners. I've taken two TIG classes there, and really got a lot out of b...
by mk-ultra
Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: GAY camp throwing parties EVERY NIGHT
Replies: 15
Views: 9124

Re: Old was better

Misery isn't just limited to physical pain. Some people, even after vigorously exploring all sorts of medical treatments, are still in genuine agony, mentally. If you haven't experienced this, it's really easy to just write them off as weak... and feel indignant that someone would take their own li...
by mk-ultra
Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: GAY camp throwing parties EVERY NIGHT
Replies: 15
Views: 9124

Re: Old was better

How they handled the suicide I think is emblamtic....if that had happened in my camp I would have shut the camp down for the rest of the week (i.e. no partying, events or leapoardy in a tent where someone had just died the day before)....but thats just me.... It was unfortunate that some idiot deci...
by mk-ultra
Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: GAY camp throwing parties EVERY NIGHT
Replies: 15
Views: 9124

Re: Wave

We camped across from C&J this year (hi neighbors: from the Paradise Motel & Sno-Cone tent). Everyone I met over there was really nice. I especially enjoyed lounging around in the "small" (kitchen) tent taking to folks... and listening to one of my camp-mates DJ in the "big&q...
by mk-ultra
Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: The white-outs
Replies: 53
Views: 8660

Luv 'Em

I would be totally disappointed if there wasn't at least one whopper of a dust storm every year. I *love* the damn things. They test all of your engineering (or lack thereof)... plus one of the most fun things you can do is gear up, head out, and wander around lost in one. Seriously -- some of my ve...
by mk-ultra
Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: firefox browser
Replies: 10
Views: 5546

Hrm

3.0.1 here as well (on OSX 10.4.11). No problems.

Are you using any plugins like ABP?
by mk-ultra
Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Virgin's reaction to first visit...
Replies: 63
Views: 12569

I can't claim virginity any longer (lost that last year). Second year impression: damn it, there will never be time to see everything -- even if you've done it ten years in a row. Second year out there and I still found myself picking my jaw up off of the ground... especially when tooling around at ...
by mk-ultra
Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Most compactly transportable shade structure for one?
Replies: 20
Views: 5682

Seconded

You definitely want more shade than that.

If you'd like to sleep past 6AM, you're going to need (at a minimum) shade from the morning sun... not just the afternoon, overhead blast. It gets hot, early, out there.
by mk-ultra
Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: When is the best time to show up for BM?
Replies: 51
Views: 7876

Timing

I wouldn't (especially for your first time out) shoot for a 12:01 AM arrival when the gates open... but if you can get in early that same morning (say, by 8 or 9 AM), you'll have a stupendously easy arrival. Same goes for the next day. Doesn't matter where you're coming from: just shoot for an early...
by mk-ultra
Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: SpaceElevator
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Aww.

I wanted to have a Hoffman experience.

Sadly, someone had stolen the guidebook.
by mk-ultra
Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: My suggestions for 2009!
Replies: 29
Views: 4940

Dust Protection

Did the whole respirator thing last year (ranging from el-cheapo and useless ones, to the valved type -- which was marginally better). Thought about trying the full-on, dead serious external filter respirator this year... but, damn, even a simple dust mask turned out to be really hot any annoying la...
by mk-ultra
Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator Carburator Alititude Adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Generator Carburator Alititude Adjustment

Just thought I'd pass on one bit of useful info we discovered this year. After the second big dust storm, the gennie in one of RVs was running really rough, and would croak when it was put under load. I popped the lid off of it to remove and blow out the air filter. It was pretty caked, but I don't ...
by mk-ultra
Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: What was the music that was playing before the temple burn?
Replies: 21
Views: 3278

thanks for posting this info. we sat nearby while this played. I really wanted to know what it was.
by mk-ultra
Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Very bright light on painter pole to find camp at night?
Replies: 46
Views: 5745

phil wrote:> have a very bright xenon strobe

Brand? More details, please?


My dive bag is stowed away, but I think all of my lights (including the strobe) are made by Princeton Tec.

Here are some of their dive lights:

http://www.princetontec.com/products/index.php?use=2
by mk-ultra
Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Anyone else get screwed when returning a Moturis RV?
Replies: 17
Views: 3767

Meh. I'd never whine about being charged for cleaning something that actually needed *cleaning* or replacing something that we'd actually broken or that had to be replaced through some fault of our own. I've rented RVs before. Never had an issue. Moturis doesn't just suck-up the cleaning deposit if ...
by mk-ultra
Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Anyone else get screwed when returning a Moturis RV?
Replies: 17
Views: 3767

Didn't you have the good sense to take their insurance when offered? It limits the deductible to (at least where I rented from) $500. That's it, out the door. You want more? Go fuck yourself and the goat you road in on. Troll much? You score 3 out of 10. One extra point for your goat fetish. Both R...
by mk-ultra
Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Very bright light on painter pole to find camp at night?
Replies: 46
Views: 5745

Seconded

I second the idea of using marine lights / distress beacons.

I'm a diver and have a very bright xenon strobe I wear on my tank for night dives... and the thing is good for over 72 hours of continuous use (and smaller than a closed fist). Extra points for it being totally water/dust proof.
by mk-ultra
Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 Event - Cheers and Jeers!
Replies: 63
Views: 21286

Re: grumble

falk wrote:Cheers: The willow tree. The pedal-powered articulated dragon...


I'll second that one. The dragon was one of the coolest things I've seen at BM.
by mk-ultra
Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Busted by the police at Opulent Temple.
Replies: 64
Views: 22150

Trolling

I'm pretty sure we had a LEO "trolling" for a bust at our camp this year. We were relaxing in lawn chairs in our camp in the afternoon... sipping beer and listening to music... and a guy nobody knows rolls up on his bike and says out-of-the-blue, "Hey... I heard I could buy some E fro...
by mk-ultra
Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: GAY camp throwing parties EVERY NIGHT
Replies: 15
Views: 9124

Wave

We camped across from C&J this year (hi neighbors: from the Paradise Motel & Sno-Cone tent). Everyone I met over there was really nice. I especially enjoyed lounging around in the "small" (kitchen) tent taking to folks... and listening to one of my camp-mates DJ in the "big&qu...
by mk-ultra
Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa lung and who got sick after BM?
Replies: 97
Views: 35030

Saline.

I've used saline spray for the last two years... and I'm underwhelmed by it. As far as I'm concerned, all it does is turn the playa dust in your nose into cement after it dries back out. I had a friend in high school who had TERRIBLE allergies. He showed me something stupid sounding that his doctor ...

Go to advanced search