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by Sham
Wed May 23, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Dream come true for a first time burner
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Dream come true for a first time burner

Welcome to eplaya Mama Ricci. Many people find the trip to Black Rock City extremely therapeutic. Everybody burns their own way, but I think you'll find the Temple particularly poignant this year. You could spend some very quiet time at the Temple and leave some notes, a letter, photos or mementos t...
by Sham
Wed May 23, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Looking to camp somewhere new this year
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Looking to camp somewhere new this year

I camp pretty close to Center Camp. It gets pretty busy and loud at all hours of the day and night. You are in a quieter neighborhood, but can easily get to action. Moving closer down towards the Esplanade will improve the excitement.
by Sham
Thu May 17, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Looking for camp lead
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Looking for camp lead

Our camp lead just "assumed the position". I'll call her Pat. She saw so many gaps in the way things were run, so she stepped up and made great spreadsheets, and started organizing meals and tasks around the camp. She was very careful not to make it appear that she was stepping on toes, bu...
by Sham
Mon May 14, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Transporting Gas
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Transporting Gas

Any tips on getting fuel to the playa? I’ll be renting a van but I’m pretty sure having (3) 5 gallon tanks in the back isn’t a good idea. Why do you need 15 gallons of gas on the playa? Is this for a vehicle? There are very specific guidelines for storing gasoline at Burning Man. https://burningman...
by Sham
Mon May 14, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Transporting Gas
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Transporting Gas

Any tips on getting fuel to the playa? I’ll be renting a van but I’m pretty sure having (3) 5 gallon tanks in the back isn’t a good idea. Why do you need 15 gallons of gas on the playa? Is this for a vehicle? There are very specific guidelines for storing gasoline at Burning Man. https://burningman...
by Sham
Sun May 13, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Easy digital cameras VS The Playa
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: Easy digital cameras VS The Playa

I just got a Fuji XP130. It seems to be "everything proof", and has all the features I use on the playa. Zoom, stills, video, high resolution. Shockproof, dust proof, waterproof. I'll be using it for the first time today.
by Sham
Fri May 11, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Insects and critters
Replies: 11
Views: 643

Re: Insects and critters

There are quite a few... http://dev.buglady.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/IMG_1812.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8459/7963880430_f565fe2534_b.jpg https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160907090200-burning-man-art-cars-17-super-43.jpg But you're gonna Love them... Actually there won’t even be ...
by Sham
Thu May 10, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 31
Views: 1365

Re: Catching a Thief

My best guess is that a bunch of the 5000 bikes left on the playa were bikes "borrowed" because they weren't locked. Bikes that are taken like that are just left where they land. The owners never find them. There is another interesting phenomenon that's happened to me many times. I leave m...
by Sham
Wed May 09, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 137
Views: 6655

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

May 25th is Memorial weekend. I think I’ll be camping at the Black Rock Rendevous. I’m really glad that my medicinal plants are not the cause of my allergies. That would be tragic :lol: Enjoy the show On that note, a legal shop was approved last night in the little town I live in in MA. It would go...
by Sham
Wed May 09, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: (Hopefully) Future Burner
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: (Hopefully) Future Burner

Hello everyone! Greetings from Canada! I'm a student attending Western University in Ontario (in the process of completing my B.A. in philosophy). I've been aware of burning man for a few years now, and I've finally decided that I would begin doing some concrete preparation in order to attend next ...
by Sham
Sun May 06, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: hello from the other side of the earth
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: hello from the other side of the earth

Welcome! Someone is always welcome in Black Rock City. Feel free to join in the conversations and hopefully we'll see you in the desert very soon.
by Sham
Sat May 05, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RIP Larry Harvey
Replies: 23
Views: 1620

Re: RIP Larry Harvey

Our camp is planning on doing various remembrances for Larry this year. Larry was a very unassuming, down to earth guy who remained passionate about all that Burning Man stood for. So many thousands of lives were transformed by the grueling trek to the Black Rock Desert, but in reality, it simply un...
by Sham
Fri May 04, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: In 3 words.........
Replies: 23142
Views: 1472786

Re: In 3 words.........

This is Wednesday.
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by Sham
Fri May 04, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: In 3 words.........
Replies: 23142
Views: 1472786

Re: In 3 words.........

Ratty wrote:Five more days

That is Wednesday.
by Sham
Fri May 04, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: In 3 words.........
Replies: 23142
Views: 1472786

Re: In 3 words.........

Larry is omnipresent
by Sham
Fri May 04, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1413

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

Token wrote:Ah, did not know it is on-site.

Alas, 2010 was my final year. Don’t see myself going unless I do big art again.

I think Ratty is giving you your reason for coming back to Burning Man. Who can resist a tour of the centrifugal shit separator? (rhetorical question) :shock:
by Sham
Thu May 03, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Captain's Logs by Capt. RON
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Captain's Logs by Capt. RON

Here are several useful posts put together by Capt. RON.
They cover many subjects useful to all burners.
by Sham
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RIP Larry Harvey
Replies: 23
Views: 1620

Re: RIP Larry Harvey

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by Sham
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 137
Views: 6655

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

Ratty wrote:It was a very sad day.

I raised an iced cold martini is honor of Larry tonight. I know his legacy will carry on.
by Sham
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RIP Larry Harvey
Replies: 23
Views: 1620

Re: RIP Larry Harvey

I chatted with Larry several times over the years. He was a very modest and unassuming guy.
This amazing event and his legacy will carry on with his vision and wishes as a guide.
A truly nice guy who made a big mark in the world.
He will be missed.
by Sham
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Mini Fridge? Chest Fridge? What's your zero-ice solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: Mini Fridge? Chest Fridge? What's your zero-ice solution?

I have a mini fridge with a top freezer. Our generator crapped out during the week so I switched over to a 400 watt Harbor Freight power inverter connected to a battery in a rental car. It ran extremely well for about 10 hours with the car off. We also ran the camp LED lights (and an extension cord ...
by Sham
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Tickets/Passes Wanted
Topic: 1 ticket and Vehicle Pass (Dallas, TX)
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: 1 ticket and Vehicle Pass (Dallas, TX)

Need one ticket and vp. Live in the Dallas, TX area. Thank you. Dallas has a very active regional group. Very often people buy tickets and have to cancel because their cat coughed up a fur ball, or they can't get the time off from work. It may be worthwhile to join your local group. Good luck in fi...
by Sham
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 27
Views: 1054

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

I just looked at the U-haul site out of curiosity. Lets see. So I fly into SFO. Take the Bart to Concord. Uber to the U-Haul. Shop, sleep in the U-Haul. Sight see in the U-Haul. Go to Yosemite in the U-Haul. OK. Maybe not. Go to Tahoe and Reno. Go to Burning Man. What could go wrong??? Road trips a...
by Sham
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 27
Views: 1054

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

You know I love you all to pieces, but we are teetering on commerce. :roll:
by Sham
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 27
Views: 1054

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

Or use your own truck. That’s what I’ve always done. I’ve carried many tons of stuff to the playa in trucks that cost less than what most of people pay to rent one. YES! I bought a used U-Haul box truck and did a full overhaul of it. The truck was $500, so I bought a second one just to have spare p...
by Sham
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Moon Party
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: Moon Party

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by Sham
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Moon Party
Replies: 8
Views: 971

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: 22
Views: 943

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: 27
Views: 1054

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: 958

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)

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