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by CornStar
Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Tips To Avoid Heat Stroke?
Replies: 97
Views: 34416

Re: Tips To Avoid Heat Stroke?

best way to avoid heat stroke is to do dunkaroo's all afternoon
by CornStar
Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: How bad does the playa eat up your car engine?
Replies: 40
Views: 9349

My buddy drove his mazda protege hatchback in '08. He wasn't smart about staying out of the car during the burn, and the interior got caked in playa. His CD player hardly works anymore. He claims its because of playa but we've never bothered to ask a mechanic. I'm in the same boat as you are, this w...
by CornStar
Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Can we talk Porta Potties?
Replies: 76
Views: 7964

if you can help it, dont bring ANYTHING into the portjohns. At some point during the week your drink, flashlight, camera, sandwich, drugs, whatever will eventually fall in. it will suck. last year I made a mad dash for them right after the rainstorm. I walked in with beer and camera in hand (I was t...
by CornStar
Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Survival Gear
Replies: 39
Views: 4216

I can fit close to 24 cans of pbr around the spare tire in the hidden compartment under the trunk. Just in case I run dry during that god awful 2am to 6am dry period in WA state!
by CornStar
Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: first timer for 2011! What Should I drive? please help
Replies: 29
Views: 5235

Gas is going to kill you no matter what. It will for sure be the most expensive factor. You should really consider reaching out in your community to either find people already going to BRC or convince a friend or 2 to come with. I've always felt 4 is the perfect number for a long road trip. Nonethel...
by CornStar
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Advice You Shouldn't Give
Replies: 72
Views: 7787

There are no real police at BM, those are all just costumes and art cars. The majority of these pranksters are part of the death guild and if they start talking to you, its really just an invitation to practice for thunderdome, so go ahead throw some bows.
by CornStar
Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Solo Camping Advice?
Replies: 29
Views: 7169

I have always figured that its 10x more likely to lose or break something than it is to get stolen. Keeping that in mind I pretty much only bring items out that I expect to lose or break. Anything fancy or expensive leave locked in your car except while you're using it. I don't know what you are dri...
by CornStar
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tip: Source for big duffle bags for shade cloth, etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 4910

> in response to "once the playa hits zippers they are done for" first of all, i have definitely gotten many fucked up zippers via playa, especially my tent after monday's rainstorm last year. but since playa is just dust turned clay inside of the zippers, can't you just soak a clogged zipper and th...
by CornStar
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 436097

upgraded my camping stove from a baby sized backpacker range to a single burner coleman with a grill and grease trap for many mornings of bacony goodness!
by CornStar
Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: It's national pancake day. What's YOUR fave playa breakfast?
Replies: 34
Views: 5401

Shotgun some dusty millers!
by CornStar
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Radical self reliance myth - moment of epiphany -no prophets
Replies: 23
Views: 3610

Yeah we also had this talk in line. Seems to me that the folks with the money for RVs are also the folks with the money for really badass camps that draw folks in off the streets and make BRC fun. I personally don't have that much money and try to entertain passer-by's with a trampoline and sound sy...
by CornStar
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The fight against law enforcement in attaining our freedom
Replies: 78
Views: 15706

The only inherently illegal thing most burners could get in trouble for is doing drugs ... so if half of the folks in BRC stopped being wooks and provided their own drugs, and did them discreetly and didn't bother asking around for them, the busts would probably drop quite a bit. If you a need a yea...
by CornStar
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: More injuries this year?
Replies: 25
Views: 3905

I agree being lit doesn't necessarily seem to be a huge danger ... but its such an easy thing to do. One or two glow sticks around your neck can make a huge difference. You might think that while walking at a reasonable speed you can take everything in, but what you see isn't always what someone els...
by CornStar
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you wish you had known for your first burn...
Replies: 152
Views: 21218

A few years back there was an inconvenience store, which was essentially a free box, only bigger. It was like your playa 7-11. It had condoms, batteries, toothbrush, 35mm film, etc. It was REALLY great ... the only catch was you had to do something very inconvenient in order to walk away with someth...
by CornStar
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you wish you had known for your first burn...
Replies: 152
Views: 21218

First year I went, it was my birthday the first day. I thought, what a great way to start off the week! unfortunately a week is a much longer period of time on the playa than in most other places. Pace yourself is my advise, don't over do it any one night, and if you really want to, wait until satur...
by CornStar
Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Beer
Replies: 23
Views: 3884

Beer

I've been stashing a beer out of every 6 or 12 pack I bought all year, so when I'm out on the hot playa I could have a wide selection of seasonal varieties of beer. But I was just drinking a beer and noticed on the side that it says best before 08/04/10. Is all the beer I've saved gonna be bad befor...
by CornStar
Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin burner from Long Island
Replies: 28
Views: 4189

That's awesome. I totally understand. I've just had an ex that, although I love her to death, she was very much my responsible girlfriend. She fit in with the being a student, working fulltime, and having a girlfriend routine. Not the going out to the desert and running around for 7 days not eating ...
by CornStar
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin burner from Long Island
Replies: 28
Views: 4189

Not being held back by an SO is a very legit thing to be worried about. You really don't want a ball and chain, especially your first year. Good call. Sounds like you are ready to come explore! Welcome!
by CornStar
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Overwhelmed...
Replies: 25
Views: 2996

Don't sweat it your first year. Along with having no expectations, don't think that people are expecting anything of you as a virgin burner. Looking for regionals is almost more beneficial than being bound to a theme camp. Although I'm sure that experience can be very satisfying, going without any r...
by CornStar
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: I'm only 17....
Replies: 27
Views: 2708

For the record ... I'm certainly not trying to advocate any illegal activity or Burning Man rule breaking. The rules are there for a reason, and there are quite few of them. Just be smart, get involved online, meet some regionals. There are absolutely people in the community who would be happy to re...
by CornStar
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: I'm only 17....
Replies: 27
Views: 2708

make friends with someone in the 4 hour long line before the gate. switch cars and say that your with them
by CornStar
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: I'm only 17....
Replies: 27
Views: 2708

Ha. we wrote the exact same thing at the exact same time
by CornStar
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: I'm only 17....
Replies: 27
Views: 2708

The latitudinal streets are named alphabetically and having some relation to the years theme. They run parallel starting at esplanade then a... then b... etc. in the past I believe its gone out to K, but that may be a variable that changes year to year based on the cities expected size.
by CornStar
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: I'm only 17....
Replies: 27
Views: 2708

I don't remember being ID'd at the gate. Obviously you can't drink. Oh well. Drugs are bad and there are hella cops. But I can definitely say that I wish I was burning at 17. There's a lot of good to learn out on the playa. If you make it in as a youngster, do your age-group some good and don't act ...
by CornStar
Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Newbie from Florida... See you all in 2010!
Replies: 27
Views: 4062

wow! that panasonic lumix looks perfect for BM! how much did you pick it up for? how is the audio, I've been looking for a new pocket sized camera, but I like one that can get decent audio at concerts.
by CornStar
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: I'm a yearnin for a burnin
Replies: 14
Views: 2092

Dude. College isn't high school, I'm pretty sure all colleges start at the end of september, a month later than high schools. If you're pro-active enough to be researching BM in january and are living with your folks then you have plenty of time to get an after school job as a barista or something a...
by CornStar
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Michigan first timer announcing full lurk mode.
Replies: 15
Views: 1860

Dude! Yeah! Listening is a good place to start, seems as though you're doing a good job with the no expectations. Welcome. read and save money. look for costumes. and stock pile some winter beers, nothing like a frosty winter stout out in the 100 degree playa weather!
by CornStar
Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin Burn
Replies: 40
Views: 5049

The best way to stay hydrated is to drink lots and lots of dusty millers, the water to alcohol content is staggering.
by CornStar
Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: 2010 Theme
Topic: Dark City
Replies: 23
Views: 8443

New Jack City
City of God
by CornStar
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: what do people do during the day?
Replies: 71
Views: 11145

Shotgun Dusty Millers!

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