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by Sham
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Moon Party
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Moon Party

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by Sham
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 7 people seeking camp
Replies: 18
Views: 302

Re: 7 people seeking camp

Luke, I think the best suggestion you got at this point is to plan on camping as your own camp. You have a 32 foot RV with a generator, pulling an additional trailer behind it. That alone is taking up a good chunk of someone's theme camp real estate. By camping in the open camping area, you can take...
by Sham
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

Where did you rent the truck out of? San Francisco. Your dates of rental are a dead give-a-way. The truck rental companies get hundreds (or thousands) of calls to rent box trucks for those boxed in dates. Have you considered renting a minivan and buying a camping tent? All the way around, it will b...
by Sham
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 589

Re: Newbie Order of Things

BBadger wrote:The foam shower is fun though, if you're willing to wait in line for it.

I wonder if he's comfortable getting nekkid in front of 100 (or so) people of all races, creeds and sexes? 8) (note to self, Google what creed actually means)
by Sham
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

Let me ask, why a cargo van? A full size sedan would fit all your camping gear and food/water supplies. We've actually had 3 people and all supplies and gear in a full size rental. A cargo van is the size of a living room. :shock:
by Sham
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

In the immortal words of Richard Nixon, "let me say this about that". When I land in Reno for Burning Man, I dress in business casual clothes. When I step up to the counter, I tend to play a bit and ask if there is some sort of 60's convention going on in Reno. "Why is everyone dresse...
by Sham
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 589

Re: Newbie Order of Things

A quick check shows that a drive from Michigan is about 32 hours on the road. Have you considered loading up the family minivan with shade, a tent and all your supplies? You would have ample room to go shopping along the way, and if you're adventurous enough, you could even sleep in the vehicle alon...
by Sham
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 589

Re: Newbie Order of Things

It's hard to believe my first trip to Black Rock City would be considered "decades ago". This place is a full working city. One of the major things I leave behind is my life back home. On my first adventure, I packed everything I needed in two large suitcases---tent, sleeping bag, survival...
by Sham
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Need to find people to drive with from Wisconsin!
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Need to find people to drive with from Wisconsin!

Welcome to eplaya. First, it's 'my girlfriend and I'. 8) I hope you took some time to read the First Timers Guide and the Survival Guide. These can be found in my signature below. You may want to join up with your local burner group and make some local connections in hopes of getting a ride to Burni...
by Sham
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey Hospitalized
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey Hospitalized

...and update on Larry Harvey's condition can be found here. Please keep Larry in your thoughts. https://journal.burningman.org/2018/04/news/official-announcements/burning-man-founder-larry-harvey-hospitalized/ Update 4/17: It has been a week since we made an announcement about Larry Harvey, and we ...
by Sham
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Tickets/Passes Wanted
Topic: One Ticket and one vehicle pass wanted.
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: One Ticket and one vehicle pass wanted.

oldcoot55 wrote:I am looking for one ticket and one VP. Help this Old coot get back Home.

So how old are you?
by Sham
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: a little help
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: a little help

Much of the information can be found in the links in my signature below.
Yes, it's quite a bit of preparation, but well worth the effort.
See you in the dust....
by Sham
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 91
Views: 2694

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

If anyone needs a presale ticket, there are oodles of them for sale. For some unknown reason virtually every ticket offered is a presale ticket. Any ideas?
by Sham
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Admitted noob....2018
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Admitted noob....2018

Admitted Noob, might be doing it wrong Mid march: flight for big burn. Purchased Volunteer ticket for Regional burn. Late March: Outbound hotel room. Picked up year old Siesta tent, sold old mesh domeTent First week: of April inbound hotel. Scheduled build days for regional. This week: Set aside ca...
by Sham
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 91
Views: 2694

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

We have a tiny red splotch in the front of our camp. I suspect it's blood. :shock:
by Sham
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 906

Re: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2018

I still remember providing the password on my way into the M&G in 2014. A nitwit newbie right of passage. Netty, every year I either give the wrong password or don't remember it. It can take me 15 minutes to get past the bouncer. I make it an art form to try and get into the party. I'll even as...
by Sham
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4094
Views: 872849

Re: cooling your tent or van

It appears that this thing is the same principle as the swamp cooler.
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by Sham
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: I bought tickets through a 3rd party!
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: I bought tickets through a 3rd party!

As a first timer, burner von braun is offering you good advice. Take some time to read over the First Timers Guide and The Survival Guide in my signature below. No tickets have been released yet, and probably won't be out for a few months. It's possible that the tickets you bought are not actually t...
by Sham
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey Hospitalized
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey Hospitalized

I had met with Larry 10 days ago at the Renwick Gallery in DC and asked if I could have a photo taken with him. Who knew that life would take such a strange twist and turn. Wishing him a speedy recovery.
by Sham
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1231

Re: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.

6. You didn't specify if your S.O. will be flying into the Reno airport or the Black Rock City airport. The logistics would be easier if she can fly into the Black Rock City airport. Enjoy your visit! BRC airport. She has a thing on the east coast that week and won't be able to fly back to seattle ...
by Sham
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Black Rock City: No Politics Zone
Replies: 18
Views: 620

Black Rock City: No Politics Zone

In 2015, someone attempted to gift me a political pin. Pro/con, my views or not, it just seemed so out of place at Burning Man. It would be great to see the entire pentagon inside the orange trash fence be completely off limits to any political blather, banter, talk or chatter. As we have done for d...
by Sham
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 652
Views: 46039

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

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by Sham
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Tickets/Passes Wanted
Topic: Swedish couple looking for 2 Tickets
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Swedish couple looking for 2 Tickets

Greetings from Sweden everyone! Snow was still coming down when my girlfriend and I realised we missed out on the main sale tickets. We've been saving up for years to go and while we're hoping for STEP and OMG we would very much appreciate if someone with a ticket or two to spare would offer us a h...
by Sham
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Accept me for who I am
Replies: 28
Views: 1837

Re: Accept me for who I am

Thank you Savannah for your insight... helps so much...ty... Actually I recently sat down with my wife and explained exactly how BM has given me a new perspective on life. She admits it freaked her out when I came back from BM but rather likes the post BM me. She will prolly never go to BM with me ...
by Sham
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 906

Re: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2018

The password is PINEAPPLE again? It's always pineapple! :roll:
by Sham
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Steer my repair-camp theme towards aircraft support?  
Replies: 14
Views: 581

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

I always suggest to first timers to come to Burning Man for their first trip and not be overly ambitious. You will not have access to the airport, as it's segregated from the general part of the playa area for security reasons as well as ticketing to the event. You can not bring or store fuel in you...
by Sham
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cooler Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Cooler Advice

If you just have drinks and snacks, an inexpensive cooler would work for you.
A better cooler would be suggested for frozen foods and other things that need to be refrigerated or frozen for the week.
by Sham
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello from Pakistan <3
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Hello from Pakistan <3

Welcome to eplaya. Looking forward to seeing you make it to Burning Man in 2018.
by Sham
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hi! I'm doing a report on burning man and would like to ask several questions
Replies: 31
Views: 1025

Re: Hi! I'm doing a report on burning man and would like to ask several questions

There has been an overused explanation to describe Burning Man. It's like trying to describe colors to a blind person. The amazing people you meet are a huge part of the event, the eye popping sights are another part, and the remote and extreme weather add to the challenges. Your attention to detail...
by Sham
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Total Virgin!
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Total Virgin!

Welcome Tia. The main ticket sale already happened, but there will be other opportunities to get tickets. You might want to check out your local burners group in Australia. Also, take some time to view the links in my signature below. It will give you a great overview as well as preparation for firs...

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