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by StarShineScars
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Health Care Bill
Replies: 239
Views: 28728

I don't understand why we wouldn't want to embrace a more universal health care system. You know people in other countries pay more taxes because they receive more services from their governments... and their governments actually use their money for things other than the war machine. America is a gr...
by StarShineScars
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water storage? Personal favorite?
Replies: 17
Views: 2952

We called up a local water store, you know the place that rents out the office coolers. They saved several of those big water jugs, filled them up and capped them for $5 a piece. Much cheaper than buying water jugs at the camping store.
by StarShineScars
Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: TRAVEL STRATEGIES TO AND FROM THE PLAYA!
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

Re: TRAVEL STRATEGIES TO AND FROM THE PLAYA!

how is it that with such a huge following, there are no shuttles organized to drive people to the playa from the airport? Actually there is. It's the Biobus. It will take you from the airport to Whole Foods to get supplies and then onto the playa. It leaves at different times, you just need to sign...
by StarShineScars
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: U shaped tent stakes?
Replies: 9
Views: 4120

you can make your own candy cane shaped rebar which is what we use and then no need for tennis balls on the tops. http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?p=331190
by StarShineScars
Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Uhaul vs. The Playa
Replies: 35
Views: 14725

Personally I would advise against renting a U-Haul. What people are saying about faulty equipment is pretty true. I worked for them doing emergency roadside assistance. I realize that since I did this I heard the worst of it, but most of the places don't check the equipment thoroughly before it goes...
by StarShineScars
Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Mechanic builds functional 18-foot steel exoskeleton
Replies: 12
Views: 1780

can't sit still wrote:This is kinda cool too.

No penis though.
Does that look like the ED-209 from Robocop to anyone else? Damn that thing used to scare me as a kid. :shock:
by StarShineScars
Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Anyone have experience with the pStyle?
Replies: 11
Views: 2305

AKAparttime wrote:Try this, GO-GIRL.com.
That's what I have and it works well. I attached some plastic tubing from home depot at the end of it so it's got a longer ummm... spout :)
by StarShineScars
Tue May 26, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Goggles over glasses
Replies: 14
Views: 5200

I have those long rectangular glasses and it was pretty hard for me to actually find a pair that fit over them last year. Don't be fooled by online ads that say that work over all glasses, because we bought a pair that didn't work at all and had to send them back. Finally I settled on these: http://...
by StarShineScars
Tue May 19, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Central Cost Burners
Replies: 3
Views: 652

theCryptofishist wrote:Try looking for SLOBurn. Try looking in the regionals thread and the regionals page on the main website.
Thanks. I didn't even think about that lol. We were thinking the area is so small there might not be much activity.
by StarShineScars
Tue May 19, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Central Cost Burners
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Central Cost Burners

Hey there, I'm Erin and my boy and I are moving to Santa Maria here in a couple of weeks. Just wondering if there was anyone else in the area that we might be able to connect with... or know of any kind of music scene around the area. I know the area is really small and it would be great to meet som...
by StarShineScars
Mon May 18, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike basket you can lock?
Replies: 32
Views: 9617

Here let me google lockable bike basket for you: http://www.amazon.com/Locking-Rack-Bag-27-Liter/dp/B000QEVDRY/ref=tag_stp_st_edpp_url Also scroll down to "Customers who viewed this also viewed" for links to more lockable bike baskets at Amazon. 50$ to have some low life knock it off with a just to...
by StarShineScars
Mon May 04, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Glo-sticks on the increase calls for some creative blinking
Replies: 19
Views: 3679

I agree. Perhaps people would be less likely to throw them on the ground if they were reusable: http://www.dreamrave.com/digital-glow-sticks-c-37.html I've had the battery powered ones before and I kept a closer eye on them than with the regular sticks. They last for quite a while and I would say fo...
by StarShineScars
Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cooking in advance, bringing food to the playa frozen - HELP
Replies: 50
Views: 13723

Re: Keep it simple

"I want to make this as painless as possible." Then just bring canned, dried, non-refrigerated foods. It's only a week, you'll survive just fine, and you will most likely eat a lot less than you'd think. Plus, people all around you will be giving away their fresh food before (well hopefully before)...
by StarShineScars
Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Making the trip in a small vehicle
Replies: 30
Views: 4692

We have a truck that we take up, but some friends always rent a trailer (since you said you don't have one renting might be the best way to go. They have a fairly small car and it works well for them. Might cost a little bit, but could be worth having the extra breathing space in the car. http://www...
by StarShineScars
Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Burning Man on a budget....
Replies: 33
Views: 12621

Very few prepared foods are actually considered food safe after a week in the fridge. Keep most foods for 5 days or less, three is preferable or just use the freezer. Any cites on that? I've heard the same info but also heard that as long as the food is properly prepared and the fridge is kept at t...
by StarShineScars
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: So questions on Skin and Feet for a first timer!!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 8662

The tips about gloves are really good, but I would also recommend wearing them at night when it's cold (regardless if you're doing any set up or tear down) if you have sensitive skin. I didn't last year and between the cold and playa dust my hands were cracked and bleeding. Also spray on sunscreen w...
by StarShineScars
Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Good goggles and a mask?
Replies: 32
Views: 6611

LOL, indeed, those goggles on my head are a costume accessory only. They suck asswater. I can't stand most goggles and I've yet to find anything that fits over my glasses that doesn't make me feel claustrophobic. I like the teardrop shaped racy goggles, and I have some old lenses out of a pair of e...
by StarShineScars
Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Cool glow-craft idea to share!
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

Oh yeah Primus is AMAZING in concert. I saw him for the third time and he was touring with no opening band. So he played for a while and then after the first set.... he played the ENTIRE Sailing The Seas of Cheese album. And it was on a rotating stage, wicked cool. They had this like 20 minute drum ...
by StarShineScars
Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Daily Planner
Replies: 39
Views: 7884

The posts here are really helpful. I've got to say is that I agree with OldGuy and Phil. I planned a lot last year and was really excited to go to workshops and stuff. 95% either weren't happening, weren't where they said they were, or no one knew what we were talking about when we got there. It tur...
by StarShineScars
Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Cool glow-craft idea to share!
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to- ... -Fur-Scar/

Awesome. I'm planning on doing this with a coat and saving some money. :)
by StarShineScars
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: goggles
Replies: 14
Views: 2701

Those are pretty sweet. Anyone who already bought a pair know if they'll fit over glasses. They don't look like it, but thought I would ask.

Thanks if advance.
by StarShineScars
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Question From a New Camp Mayor
Replies: 3
Views: 1360

Lox and bagels! Killer. For sure a Jewish/New Yorker paradise... a rub down, a bagel w/lox. Be there for sure. :)
by StarShineScars
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generators
Replies: 140
Views: 19898

The website says that thing makes 69dB... that's LOUD! It's a two-stroke motor. Those aren't just loud, they make that higher-pitched irritating noise like a dirt bike. I've tried those things - for the noise it makes I think you're better off checking Craigslist for a deal on a regular, four-strok...
by StarShineScars
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generators
Replies: 140
Views: 19898

OMG - Do you need to get layed or what. Take the stick out of your butt. This is eplaya and this is how it is here. Wow. Ummm... before you insult someone you might want to learn how to spell. It's laid, not layed. And I don't really think eplaya is all about being rude and disrespectful. If that's...
by StarShineScars
Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generators
Replies: 140
Views: 19898

If you don't need a lot of power, this is a great little inexpensive generator, and it's pretty quiet too. We've taken it to the playa for two years now. It was only $120.00 when we got ours. http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200313480_200313480?cm_mmc=Housefile-_-S...
by StarShineScars
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generators
Replies: 140
Views: 19898

There is a Chinese knock-off, the Kipor. It's similar and supposedly pretty quiet. In my experience with different small-engine things, the Chinese cheapies tend to be lower quality, not as long lasting, and IMPOSSIBLE to get parts for. But there are people on here who have bought the Kipor and lik...
by StarShineScars
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generators
Replies: 140
Views: 19898

OK... now that we know you a little better, and what type of joking you can handle, I'll start over. Generators are one of my specialties. I've posted web pages you can visit if you like that teach how to set up parallel junction boxes that work better and are cheaper than the commercial ones, and ...
by StarShineScars
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generators
Replies: 140
Views: 19898

I don't find sarcasm and bad taste remarks to be humorous. This is the only thing you've said that isn't way off base! If it isn't way off base then why make those kind of comments. You know I can understand if the post has progressed to the point where people are joking around and making those com...
by StarShineScars
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generators
Replies: 140
Views: 19898

Give me a break. Your post was not funny. And by calling names in further posts it just gives further example as to your immature nature. So what if half the playa knows who you are (which is probably far from likely), you still wrote a post that if anything could be construed as being rude. Let's ...
by StarShineScars
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generators
Replies: 140
Views: 19898

Give me a break. Your post was not funny. And by calling names in further posts it just gives further example as to your immature nature. So what if half the playa knows who you are (which is probably far from likely), you still wrote a post that if anything could be construed as being rude. Let's ...

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