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by jcliff
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man
Replies: 42
Views: 9521

Re: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man

The holding tanks are broken. Something must have hit them. I looked into replacing them but I was told that the tanks have to be custom made and would be very expensive.
by jcliff
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man
Replies: 42
Views: 9521

Re: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man

I made the leap 5 years ago to purchase an old rig strictly for Burning Man. I live in Illinois, Brenda (my '71 Sportscoach) is cared for in Reno year-round by a trusted Burner (my RV Daddy) who dry-docks RV's for Burners on his property just north of Reno. Although she was a money-suck in her early...
by jcliff
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin for 2017 hey everyone
Replies: 11
Views: 894

Re: Virgin for 2017 hey everyone

Welcome! You're going to love us!
by jcliff
Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt
Replies: 203
Views: 21009

Re: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt

This was my first year bringing homemade treats and all 3 were great. I took 2 loaves of banana blueberry bread baked the week I left and frozen. They went into my cooler of frozen stuff and I busted them out the night before Monday and Tuesday mornings....they were so good and the early morning cre...
by jcliff
Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello from the Emerald City
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: Hello from the Emerald City

Yup, you'll probably love it!
by jcliff
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Mega projects
Replies: 20
Views: 1211

Re: Mega projects

Just another addition to the Lamplighter info (I LOVE you Scout!).....Lamplighters host a Happy Hour Monday-Saturday in our awesome Lounge every afternoon between 3 and 5 pm (Burn Saturday is 2-4.) The best Lamplighter volunteer scenario is to come to our Happy Hour, have delicious libations, and th...
by jcliff
Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Self-righteous, wealth-resenting burners running amok
Replies: 253
Views: 9714

Re: Self-righteous, wealth-resenting burners running amok

This year on Friday on our way to the playa we stopped for gas in Wadsworth, and my 71' purple Sportscoach Motorhome ended up being parked in the middle of 10 ultra-luxury RV's also on their way to the playa. I asked one of the drivers for my payment for renting my RV for the camp. He said, "we...
by jcliff
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Questions about transporting Beer Brats
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Questions about transporting Beer Brats

Cooked down and caramelized as a cased meat topping is the goal! No crunch needed. I will also have my homemade bacon bourbon jam, homemade dill relish, and a selection of Raye's of Maine artisan mustards for condiments. I also lived in Maine for a stretch.
by jcliff
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Questions about transporting Beer Brats
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Questions about transporting Beer Brats

Eric - great question! The dog and brat fest is only for my villagers that participate in our Noob/Veteran Scavenger Hunt. We set the grill area away from our village kitchen.
by jcliff
Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Questions about transporting Beer Brats
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Questions about transporting Beer Brats

I host an event on Wednesday of the Burn that normally has a wiener roast. I've purchased hot dogs from Reno in the past, but this year I am hoping to impart my Illinois heritage into the food. I need to feed about 80 people. My hope is to transport a cooler of frozen 1/4 lb. beef Chicago dogs and b...
by jcliff
Tue May 13, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: Looking for feedback! BM School Art Project!
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Looking for feedback! BM School Art Project!

Ratty, A.1) Salami is always a wonderful gift. Cured meat has built-in defenses against bacteria. I've taken to providing summer sausage, easy-cheese (yes, from the aerosolized can,) and Ritz crackers as a happy hour boquita. Everybody LOVES it! No refrigeration needed! B.2) You offered me a necessa...
by jcliff
Tue May 13, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: Looking for feedback! BM School Art Project!
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Looking for feedback! BM School Art Project!

Thank you Nick! That's a huge good news that BRPO offers free postage stamps for postcards! I pay for the materials and shipping for our Burning Man art projects, so that is a BIG help! No worries on a separate mail box, I have no problem riding postcards up to the 9 or 3 plaza each day! Many thanks...
by jcliff
Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: is THIS a not - to - offensive gifting idea?
Replies: 21
Views: 1276

Re: is THIS a not - to - offensive gifting idea?

I think this is a great gifting idea, and I think you mentioned the idea of leaving some in Center Camp Café. I think that would be a stellar gift to many Burners. I go to Center Camp most every day in the mid-morning. I like to get a cup of coffee, people watch, relax and I always like something to...
by jcliff
Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Piece of Advice for a Birgin
Replies: 63
Views: 3934

Re: One Piece of Advice for a Birgin

I would plan for some sleep. Burning Man really is a marathon. Naps are great for a short-term boost but they don't compare to a full night's sleep. With so many plans and options buzzing, it's sometimes hard to unplug and take a night off. Normally Wednesday I eat a good dinner in camp, forgo the c...
by jcliff
Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: Looking for feedback! BM School Art Project!
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: Looking for feedback! BM School Art Project!

Thank you for the encouragement! We are a go for this project! Special thanks to you Scout for putting us in line with the art theme! I'm very excited about this!
by jcliff
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: Looking for feedback! BM School Art Project!
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Looking for feedback! BM School Art Project!

Thanks for looking and thank you in advance for your guidance. I work as a Dean at a Catholic High School in the Chicago area, and I'm once again gearing up for a community art project created by our kids to be brought to Burning Man. My employers are very supportive of my yearly pilgrimage to Burni...
by jcliff
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Project Work In Progress 2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2881

Re: Playa Project Work In Progress 2014

Very cool Trilo! Frankly, that looks like magic to me because I have no idea how one would go about creating visual plans like that. Makes me think of last year's theme!
by jcliff
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How Many Virgins Do Their Research???
Replies: 51
Views: 2531

Re: How Many Virgins Do Their Research???

I feel bad for any Burgin that doesn't do the research....that research builds the anticipation and fills the time of a long year of waiting. To be honest, I miss those detailed check lists and meticulous planning. I became a long-distance traveler/RV owner a couple years ago. Now all my necessities...
by jcliff
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Low Income Ticket Sale Timeline
Replies: 17
Views: 886

Re: Low Income Ticket Sale Timeline

Not sure why things got so tense. My question centered on the timeline of the process, not the worthiness of the low-income ticket program. Last year the applications for low-income closed on April 15th. I simply didn't understand why that program had such a larger time window. But I understand that...
by jcliff
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Low Income Ticket Sale Timeline
Replies: 17
Views: 886

Re: Low Income Ticket Sale Timeline

The last thing I want is to be perceived as not supporting low-income ticket sales. I think there's a disconnect in my thread that is unlikely to get better with more posts. My apologies for any misunderstandings.
by jcliff
Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Low Income Ticket Sale Timeline
Replies: 17
Views: 886

Re: Low Income Ticket Sale Timeline

I swear, I am not beating this point to death....But hear me out. It seems like from what I've read that the BMorg sets a certain ticket allotment for low-income tickets. If that ticket allotment is not met in the initial wave of low-income applicants, there is a push from BMorg for additional appli...
by jcliff
Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Low Income Ticket Sale Timeline
Replies: 17
Views: 886

Re: Low Income Ticket Sale Timeline

Nope, I need to redirect this conversation. Last year BMorg posted that low-income tickets were still available long after the Main Sale was closed. They posted in some way that low-income tickets were still available. I already looked through Facebook posts, but maybe it was in a Jack Rabbit Speaks...
by jcliff
Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Low Income Ticket Sale Timeline
Replies: 17
Views: 886

Low Income Ticket Sale Timeline

By posting this question I am fully prepared to get shouted down ,given the expected presumption of insensitivity on my part. I feel gummy about my question, so no worries about your response. Before I ask my question, I feel the need to stipulate that I am 200% on board with low income tickets. I w...
by jcliff
Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues
Replies: 297
Views: 9754

Re: Vehicle Passes and Burning Man Traffic Issues

I want to first correct something I read in this thread....the service camps (Lamplighters, Center Camp, Artica, etc.) are not included in the direct sale. Someone else mentioned it, but I'll agree that there is a worry that VP's will be scooped up by people who don't need them. A $40 VP doesn't hol...
by jcliff
Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Buy or Rent an RV?
Replies: 16
Views: 2374

Re: Buy or Rent an RV?

I purchased an RV specifically for Burning Man in September of 2011....a '71 Sportscoach, Class A, with a Ford 350 engine. I bought her for $1900 and put maybe $2000 into repairs initially. My RV is stored in Reno (I'm a Midwesterner too - Illinois.) For me, owing an old RV is a love. For the last 2...
by jcliff
Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Thank you for the Temple
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Thank you for the Temple

Thank you for the support. Burning Man Community does a really good job with that. I'm feeling very sad but really grateful.
by jcliff
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Thank you for the Temple
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Thank you for the Temple

I've never been a big Temple person. I find it so sad to go in and read people's pain. Last year I didn't go in at all (even though I was a donor,) and the year before I went in and read someone's devotion to their dead dog, broke down in tears and left. I've never stayed for a Temple Burn. My Dad d...
by jcliff
Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Gross medical question
Replies: 48
Views: 3023

Re: Gross medical question

Just following up....the wounds were NO problem at all on playa. We have an MD in our Lamplighter crew that changed my bandages the first couple times. I brought all the stuff with me. Here was the regimen if anyone finds themselves in my boat. Swipes on the wounds with clean water on a sterile gauz...
by jcliff
Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: do not forget to poop!
Replies: 46
Views: 3450

Re: do not forget to poop!

Lamplighters had interesting art in our jots this year which really seemed to help me with pooping. Something to look at and dissect gave me the time I needed for regularity. That was a new thing for us this year, and it was really effective. If anyone is looking for a simple gifting project next ye...
by jcliff
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Gross medical question
Replies: 48
Views: 3023

Re: Gross medical question

I think as long as I stick to the prescribed routine, this is a workable situation. I loved the suggestion of getting transport insurance. When the suggestion was made I went back and looked, and I am covered on my students' Costa Rica trip emergency evacuation insurance that we purchased for a June...

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