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by klondike_bar
Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Darkwads!
Replies: 13
Views: 2516

my girlfriend one "distorted" night saw what appeared to be a ________ (something of interest at the time), and walked right up to about 10ft away from it before realizing it was actually 2 darktards makng out on the playa.

five bucks says they probably got biked over sooner or later
by klondike_bar
Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Favorite MV's this year?
Replies: 52
Views: 8874

my favorite were the DPW vehicles. never have i seen so many people simultaneously yell "your art car sucks!" at various black, unmodified, unexciting trucks
by klondike_bar
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: The Burning Man Hangover Survival Guide
Replies: 10
Views: 3241

look into vitamin C and a chemical called piracetam (available as a health supplement). piracetam especially has the capability to wake up in the morning-after with no hangover or grogginess whatsoever, be it after alcohol or mdma
by klondike_bar
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Skin seeking a tattoo artist
Replies: 17
Views: 3738

youre gonna wind up with a big bandage shaped tanline at best, and a nasty, playafied infection at the likely worst
by klondike_bar
Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burning man with the GF
Replies: 82
Views: 24179

This will be my second year going, and my girlfriends first burn. Im not worried about her, she is very capable of taking care of herself, the only thing that truly gives me due pause is timing. we are both with the lamplighters, so luckily that puts a certain set of timelines to our day (prep/light...
by klondike_bar
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Massage Gifting Tips!?
Replies: 20
Views: 4476

id avoid using oils, theyll likely just be counteracted or made useless by the dust.

its still possible to give a great massage to a dusty back, and it will be highly appreciated nontheless
by klondike_bar
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Necessary to shower?
Replies: 73
Views: 12156

suspension of reality item 1. grey water has no particulate suspension suspension of reality item 2. grey water steam is not a health issue then.... grey water powered steam calliope! hmm, ideas for a grey-water-powered steam engine on the pla...
by klondike_bar
Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Comin from ireland wanna get a buzz goin!!
Replies: 22
Views: 7406

^agreed. there are a few known "hangouts" for dancing/house/techno/etc, of which most have thier setlists determined well in advance. bring some tunes, and keep an eye out for gaps in other camps' schedules, but i wouldnt suggest getting your hopes up too high. then again, hundreds of people showed ...
by klondike_bar
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent inside a Tent
Replies: 18
Views: 6322

tent in a tent seems a little unnecessary, not to mention that it will likely involve a lot of swearing when you try to erect the smaller tent while having almost no space for those bendy-rods. Come out earlier, it will be VERY well worth it. Its not like youll get bored out there if you show up at ...
by klondike_bar
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:51 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Block Ice
Replies: 17
Views: 5997

I worked at actika last burn, and the blocks seem quite solid and one piece.

theyre approx 1'X1'X7" in size if i were to take a totally ballpark guess
by klondike_bar
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burning Man = Temporary Stupid Zone
Replies: 31
Views: 5487

overdoing it on wednesday night's "white party", and being unable to accomplish anything all thursday (even missed infected mushroom-had to settle for daft punk)
by klondike_bar
Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Solar neophyte question
Replies: 16
Views: 2399

another big remnder: youre at Burning Man, in the DESERT. fcuk air conditioning. get out of the RV and go find a hammock camp to lounge at in thier shade/breeze.

by the time night rolls around and youre to drunk/tired to party, it wil be nice and cool in the RV again.
by klondike_bar
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Falling in love at burning man...
Replies: 114
Views: 29038

Im gonna side with doc here. itd be hard to find love on the playa. besides the fact theyll probably live on the other side of the country, the playa is generally a place of lust, frolic, and experimenting. hell, that furry, glitter-covered lass you spent the past 3 days with may end up going back h...
by klondike_bar
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cool stuff I've learned from ePlaya
Replies: 49
Views: 10292

gas is fairly stable. store it out of the sun, out of your tent/vehicle, and make sure you loosen off the cap to let it vent a little on really hot or cold times of day. at night, the playa can get fairly cool. but it depends what youre doing that determines if youll actually get cold. There is plen...
by klondike_bar
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What worked? What didn't?
Replies: 61
Views: 16029

worked: being part of a camp (lamplighters) volunteering at artica (got free ice / cool place to spend a few hrs selling to overheated burners) disposable cutlery/dishes those compressed towels that you soak in a bit of water and they urn face cloth - sized massive rubbermaid tubs that are well-labe...
by klondike_bar
Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Share your favorite "playa" Makeup!
Replies: 52
Views: 20665

Ive found that a week on the playa does wonders for my skin (as a guy) i return home to find that the dust has dried my oily/acne-prone skin, caked my nails in a way that dissuades my chewing on them, and generally gave me self-confidence as it washed off to revel the fact that i actually tanned ver...
by klondike_bar
Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: What to do if we get there early?
Replies: 13
Views: 3018

you have 2 options.

you can either keep trucking into california and check out/camp at lake tahoe (absolutely beautiful area),

or you can sit outside the gate twiddling your thumbs till midnight.
by klondike_bar
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tell Us Your Burning Man Sins
Replies: 45
Views: 6450

i stayed in center camp while the man burned, and went to bed before midnight

i also missed infected mushroom's show. but thats to be made up for tommorow when they play toronto
by klondike_bar
Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Jewelry Suggestions for Piercings
Replies: 14
Views: 4574

id reccomend simply finding some simple CBRs or labrets that you are comfortable leaving in place andnot fiddling with for an entire week.

the dust SHOULDNT cause issues, but that hasnt stopped people getting infections and injuries before.
by klondike_bar
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Call for Volunteers: The Silo art installation
Replies: 7
Views: 2510

if you plan to burn that thing, remember that its not gonna come crashing down vertically. Theres a high risk of it toppling in any given direction.

consider building it around a metal core of some kind that can help "guide" the structure as it crumbles
by klondike_bar
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Buring Man getting worse every year?
Replies: 191
Views: 43819

i didnt find exodus too difficult. our vehicle entered the lineup around 3pm on monday, and was cruising along the highway a little over 2 hours later. however, i fell the pain of those who left even 20 minutes later, since we wernt far behind (and therefore quickly directed around) that flipped veh...
by klondike_bar
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: HELP ME
Replies: 5
Views: 2793

some theme camps will get you early admission for 2-3 days before the event opens in order to help with the setup of the camp. afterwards, you can stay a few days for teardown, or even longer with the DPW and moop efforts however, dont try this your first year. learn to survive days first, then work...
by klondike_bar
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: what do people do during the day?
Replies: 71
Views: 13337

wake up get the hell out of the tent, wondering "how the hell is it so hot at 8am" go piss eat something change pack your daily needs and wander out to search for more food (bacon preferred) start some shit and run away regroup and become best friends with your fellow shit-starters do some good deed...
by klondike_bar
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water Storage
Replies: 44
Views: 6137

i went in with about 5 3-gallon jugs of water that could be found at amost any grocery store in nevada (if you have an old jug, its like a 90c refill), and used about 3/4 the water during my week.
by klondike_bar
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Is a bike lock enough?
Replies: 30
Views: 10039

any saffety precaution that goes above and beyond dumping the bike at the side of the road or in a pile of other bikes is often enough.
by klondike_bar
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Gate Search
Replies: 20
Views: 4052

as said above, gate crew isnt thier to cause trouble or fuck up your shit. theyre just making sure that your smart enough to have read and understood the basic rules and packing requirements for the event. just make sure they cant see any drugs, or youll find them confinscated for "archival cataloug...
by klondike_bar
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Burning Man Regional Burns - 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 5292

Ontario, Canada

Harvest festival
ontario, Canada
~late september
by klondike_bar
Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Predatory Banking Practices -- I couldn't believe this!
Replies: 42
Views: 6022

ive been charged 40$ for going 5$ overlimit before...
by klondike_bar
Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: What does burning man Sound like at night?
Replies: 25
Views: 7806

i bet you could get 5.1 to tream okay if you reduced the quality slightly.

i mean, youtube is pumping out quality stereo alongside 720p nowadays...
by klondike_bar
Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: New to Burning Man---want to bring my toddler
Replies: 19
Views: 4687

I do agree with CG, but it is really a mixed hat. i watched several small children having a blast in center camp and on the darwin slide (amazingly evolution favors kids over drugged-out burners), yet i did feel that they were a bit young for the playa, and couldnt really cope as individuals. on the...

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