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by Token
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey Hospitalized
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey Hospitalized

Thanks Sham.

And Fuck! - yeah, I know there is a thread for that but this is different.
by Token
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Need Help With Interactive Performances
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Need Help With Interactive Performances

Token, you're just trolling. Go find something useful to do. Like, perhaps, create something interesting for Burning Man 2018. Like, for example, I'm trying to do... That is pure gold funny. Old farts like me with all these posts to back my name do not trawl the webs. I’m serious, what the fuck is ...
by Token
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Horny Goat Lounge has a stage that would love to host your act!
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Horny Goat Lounge has a stage that would love to host your act!

AntiM wrote:
Token wrote:/s

;)


Takes an old goat to appreciate goats and goat themed camps!


I love me my AntiM. I think last time I actually hugged you was the old Vegas Regional.

I sure did hug a bearded man in a big rig and Kilt.

Blush.
by Token
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Driving from PacNW
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Driving from PacNW

Other than gassing up every chance you get, it’s a road just like any other.

I’ve enjoyed my jaunts up and down spooky roads to BM over the years. Just needs common sense, preparation, and a sense of adventure.

Having an RV is bonus! You can pee anytime, anywhere.

So pull up yer britches and go.
by Token
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Horny Goat Lounge has a stage that would love to host your act!
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Horny Goat Lounge has a stage that would love to host your act!

I’m confused now ...

Is this for inter-species exotica, horned, hoofed and all, or just a play-dough thing?

I mean, it’s OK if it’s just clay and rubber bands but is something with real goats and horns a possibility?

/s

;)
by Token
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Need Help With Interactive Performances
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Need Help With Interactive Performances

Let me try with a slightly less subtle hint ... “I have this fantastic idea for the most awesome thing ever for Burning Man but am a total slacker and want someone else to do it for me, but I get all the super trendy fame and credit for being good enough, smart enough, and gosh darn it people like m...
by Token
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Need Help With Interactive Performances
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Need Help With Interactive Performances

... hmmm ...

Not much to go with in that post.

Try harder.
by Token
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Volunteering for Burning Man Departments in 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 414

Re: Volunteering for Burning Man Departments in 2018

Volunteering on the Playa is like paying for a fabulous vacation way more than you can afford, then working instead of having that vacation. Lots of folks disagree with my virewpoint, but the BORG has shown decade after decade a resigned indifference to the people that make the magic happen. That’s ...
by Token
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 667

Re: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2018

We will figure it out. I have one request tho. Must be a spectacle at the MnG, some kind of worship, and liberal amount of boobies involved. Don’t need pictures, just good stories. I got family in El Dorado Hills, so figure I’ll meet up with the Doc. And yes, Elliot, $2 Chuck Merlot in 04 was cork s...
by Token
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 667

Re: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2018

Just now, not a minute ago, I found a bottle of super fine vino in my travel trailer: Two Buck Chuck, circa 2004. Been to the Playa minimum guaranteed 5 years. Lovingly forgotten and stored horizontal in Santa Clarita CA for seven long years ( Talk about wine abuse ) in the sweltering SoCal heat. Tr...
by Token
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey Hospitalized
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey Hospitalized

I met Larry long time back, cut some lumber, swung some hammers with him on the cube club. Had a chance to be there in the moment, where he wasn’t the face (or hat) of BM, but just another guy with a skill-saw and hammer in his hand. Get well ol’ man. Keep the jazz playing. https://bm-content-assets...
by Token
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Looking for the right skilled-trades burners for a truly one-of-a-kind camp, the Flint Fix-It Fort...
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Looking for the right skilled-trades burners for a truly one-of-a-kind camp, the Flint Fix-It Fort...

And you gotta have a chest freezer with several trays of specially marked distilled water ice cubes... ... just in case someone brings a cask strength single malt or a 25 year old aged rum while evil genius repairs are being done. Also, a good Rye whiskey ... makes for smooth sipping. Take great car...
by Token
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Solo shade structures
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Solo shade structures

Hmm ... two poles in an X configuration are not very strong in any direction of force. Probably the poorest choice as 3 of the 4 triangle it forms are without a hypotenuse. If two poles is a fixed requirement, better to set them in a stretched out V shape. \ / Have them at 45 degrees to vertical, sp...
by Token
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Steer my repair-camp theme towards aircraft support?  
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: Steer my repair-camp theme towards aircraft support?  

Alas, I no longer drink and my arthritis has slowed me way down. I had full blown arthritis in both shoulders , couldnt lift my arms over my head , used exercise and tumeric and collegen and now I have no shoulder problems :) I’ll try anything at this point. If someone saiz drive a playa weathered ...
by Token
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Black Rock City: No Politics Zone
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re: Black Rock City: No Politics Zone

I’m in the “I couldn’t give a fuck” camp. Great thing about the Playa, you can pick up your ass and leave a conversation anytime you please. If you want your camp to be apolitical, your rules so make it so. Pushing an agenda for the Playa experience is like complaining about seeing too much dick at ...
by Token
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Solo shade structures
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Solo shade structures

Both can work. Each have pro-con. Two pole limits you to A-frame (Viking Tent) type of design. Tensile structures are best done with woven shade cloth. Tensegrity structures (taught rope and poles in push-pull arrangement) can work well with either. Both require good know-how with ropes and knots. S...
by Token
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Steer my repair-camp theme towards aircraft support?  
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: Steer my repair-camp theme towards aircraft support?  

What might be loads of fun is to set up the machine shop without an agenda and use it for art, fun, teaching, etc. Heck, spend a couple few hours at sunset :30 at the DMV license inspection area first two days, bring a chair and cooler, mingle with the MV owners, get the word out ... By Wednesday yo...
by Token
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Burner Express Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Burner Express Questions

Ice is sold on the Playa so maybe pre-freez an old 2 liter soda bottle filed with water and use that in an ice chest for the drive in then add ice when you get there.
by Token
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cooler Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Cooler Advice

I’m curious how one cracks a cooler.

I carried 60 pounds of stakes, rebar, spikes of all kinds in a 20 year old retired Coleman cooler for 10 years of BM.

Tossed the cooler off the truck, banged, used as a chair ...

I mean totally abused the thing.

Never a crack/dent on it.
by Token
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Camping cooking equipment rental in Reno?
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Camping cooking equipment rental in Reno?

Ha! Likely a spam bot posted to this thread and a mod deleted the spam.

Still brought it to the top of discussion.

Good to hear you found a solution.
by Token
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Camping cooking equipment rental in Reno?
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Camping cooking equipment rental in Reno?

Don't think you will find anything like that.

Your best bet is to buy the cheapest bare essentials at Walmart in the camping section and junk it after.

What kind of cooking are you looking to do? Basic boiling of water to warm things up or gourmet kitchen?
by Token
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent mesh
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Tent mesh

Or get a tent that doesn’t have the mesh or has closable mesh windows.

I think Coleman makes one or few. Not too pricy.
by Token
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Burning LEDs
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Burning LEDs

When deciding, you gotta consider the type of LED. The new SMD types, when naked, i.e. without waterproofing or lenses, they are a relatively small footprint. But even that adds up if you have hundreds of them. 3528 and 5050 are common sizes (millimeters height-width) The 5050 are much brighter so y...
by Token
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Ratchet straps or used climbing rope?
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: Ratchet straps or used climbing rope?

With the OP having their tag as Ghetto-Rig-Mechanic anything short of rope would be a disgrace ;)
by Token
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sizing a Monkeyhut.
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Sizing a Monkeyhut.

Your Quonset should be big enough to fit the tent and the rest of the stuff to your liking. Since there are now half dozen sizes for shiftpods, hard to tell. Nothing wrong with the silver HD tarps for the Quonset and a lot cheaper than Aluminet. Besides, isn’t the tent silvered bubble wrap to begin ...
by Token
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Ratchet straps or used climbing rope?
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: Ratchet straps or used climbing rope?

Rope 100%. Ratchet straps vibrate and are noisy, no matter how many twists I put in them.

A truckers hitch is just as adjustable as a ratchet strap.

YMMV but for me it was rope all the way over the decades.
by Token
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Question for camps that serve food to the (playa) masses
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Question for camps that serve food to the (playa) masses

Here is a wee story from back in the day ... 2001 methinks ... brutal hot year 2001 was. We had a small camp in the non-placed camp area, ~ 5:00 ish and C (way more open camping back then. Esplanade, A and B were theme camps and and a couple blocks past that were the ‘burbs). Small and lazy tiki bar...
by Token
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: JRS - Has it lost steam?
Replies: 20
Views: 753

Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

The sales pitch from the blog: https://o7fe62guj6g73vlj30xpogpm-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/72613_e5d1435772656ce-665x375.jpg The reality of the Playa: https://z9hbb3mwou383x1930ve0ugl-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/45875pre_wm_c34af6584468de9.jpg https://www.ganne...
by Token
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Coming from UK need tent suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 692

Re: Coming from UK need tent suggestions

berzins wrote:Dear AntiM,

Tell me more about this Blanket cooler. DO you dump water on it? Or it is just the comforter?

Best,


Bucket Cooler. A home made version of a swamp cooler.

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