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by trilobyte
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Participation Forms Opening 21 February 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Participation Forms Opening 21 February 2018

Just a heads up: Here are the opening and closing dates for the 2018 Participation Forms. The dates are now posted publicly on the BRC Participation page: Participation Forms will open Wednesday, Feb 21 (Art Installations, Mutant Vehicles, Disabled Persons Vehicle, Camp Placement, Media) . Low Incom...
by trilobyte
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Participation Forms Opening 21 February 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Participation Forms Opening 21 February 2018

Just a heads up: Here are the opening and closing dates for the 2018 Participation Forms. The dates are now posted publicly on the BRC Participation page: Participation Forms will open Wednesday, Feb 21 (Art Installations, Mutant Vehicles, Disabled Persons Vehicle, Camp Placement, Media) . Low Incom...
by trilobyte
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Participation Forms Opening 21 February 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Participation Forms Opening 21 February 2018

Just a heads up: Here are the opening and closing dates for the 2018 Participation Forms. The dates are now posted publicly on the BRC Participation page: Participation Forms will open Wednesday, Feb 21 (Art Installations, Mutant Vehicles, Disabled Persons Vehicle, Camp Placement, Media) . Low Incom...
by trilobyte
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: People Seeking Camps 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 840

People Seeking Camps 2018

For those who are new to the community and not sure how to proceed, I strongly suggest that you take the initiative and try to find your own camp. We all understand that getting to Burning Man, especially in that very first year, can be really hard. When you read about Burning Man and the Ten Princi...
by trilobyte
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Tickets/Passes Wanted
Topic: When will the ticket boards open?
Replies: 0
Views: 228

When will the ticket boards open?

Our tickets and vehicle passes boards will open up sometime in the spring, once the ticket team is able to start processing ticket order changes and transfers. Please stay tuned for more information.
by trilobyte
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Tickets/Passes Offered
Topic: When will the ticket boards open?
Replies: 0
Views: 226

When will the ticket boards open?

Our tickets and vehicle passes boards will open up sometime in the spring, once the ticket team is able to start processing ticket order changes and transfers. Please stay tuned for more information.
by trilobyte
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: !!READ ME!! Trilo's Unofficial Last Minute Ticket Advice
Replies: 0
Views: 970

!!READ ME!! Trilo's Unofficial Last Minute Ticket Advice

We are getting to the final crunch! As I am currently scrambling to get my art and my camp and my own burn prep finished, my time on the site is limited. The other moderators on the team (Eric, Savannah, Sham, AntiM, Elderberry and mdmf007) are here but also getting their own stuff ready. That means...
by trilobyte
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Where to buy rebar?
Replies: 13
Views: 1360

Re: Where to buy rebar?

I'm moving this over to the Recommendations board, since that's a better fit for what/where do I buy threads.
by trilobyte
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Foot - instead of vinegar...
Replies: 21
Views: 1366

Re: Playa Foot - instead of vinegar...

I've always done playa foot salad. Wash hands/feet with vinegar-soaked washcloth first, then rub in olive oil. It not only feels really good and moisturizes the skin, it changes the smell basically to salad dressing for 5 minutes or so... not really very disagreeable at all. Vinegar has the added ad...
by trilobyte
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Events--Published online?
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Playa Events--Published online?

Both Time To Burn and iBurn have issued their 2017 updates. Check your app stores and grab your updates!

Many thanks to the creators of these fine applications, and the tech team for doing all the API stuff and geeky things to help make that happen.
by trilobyte
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 735
Views: 43271

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Crazy times indeed... shots all round (of your beverage of choice, of course)... Woohoo to all those embarking, I've finished the last of the shopping and errands, tomorrow morning I pick up the trailer and start loading out. Is it wrong to get a real sense of satisfaction in catching and blocking a...
by trilobyte
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: August 23 Reno Travel Advisory
Replies: 3
Views: 629

August 23 Reno Travel Advisory

Heads-up! If you live in the Reno area, or will be traveling through Reno on Wednesday 23 August, be aware that the president will be in town giving a speech . No, I don't imagine that any of you would want to drop everything and attend... but this could potentially cause some significant disruption...
by trilobyte
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 21493

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

I made what I believe may be my last lumber yard/hardware store run for the season. I also got a bit more of the food shop done, and working on the last bits of laundry. My gf located the bag with her camera for the playa this morning, that's a load off her mind. Mine is still packed in a bin from t...
by trilobyte
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The best pen
Replies: 34
Views: 1966

Re: The best pen

Though please ask before walking through people's camps. It's very jarring for campmates to discover strangers wandering through their camp's private space :wink:
by trilobyte
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Missed Burner Express sale
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Missed Burner Express sale

Yeah, the lesson is not to wait until the last second - those tickets were readily available for months. You have left yourself with very few options - do the work, wait and hope you're lucky in the thing on Saturday, hustle and find a rideshare, find a vehicle pass and then book a rental (more expe...
by trilobyte
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 21493

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

Today was an insanely busy day, but I still managed several hours of full on get 'er done mode. Finished the last of my trike maintenance and it's done and ready to go, then finished a deep maintenance on my generator (oil change, air filter, spark plug, and even replaced the spark arrestor), then g...
by trilobyte
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The best pen
Replies: 34
Views: 1966

Re: The best pen

Ratty - fuck that noise, I can't stand the retractable sharpies. They're a nuisance, and either just have less ink than the regular ones or dry out in the desert faster than a good sharpie with a cap. I'm perfectly happy to use the ones with caps (which are also usually cheaper), I don't think I've ...
by trilobyte
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Seeking One-way Ride from SF (East Bay) to BRC 8/25 or 8/26
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Seeking One-way Ride from SF (East Bay) to BRC 8/25 or 8/26

You would not be able to participate in the rideshare unless you already have your own work access pass, valid for entry on that date (if anyone in the vehicle does not have one, the entire vehicle will be turned around and sent to Reno). Work Access Passes are not transferable between camps and pro...
by trilobyte
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: How To Get Your Trailer To & From Burning Man
Replies: 22
Views: 2120

Re: How To Get Your Trailer To & From Burning Man

I peeled the 2016 label off the subject line, and am bumping this thread in an effort to remind folks who are about to pack and load trailers to give some thought about safety. Please scroll up and see the posted info, there are quite a few knowledgeable contributors and a few laughs along the way. ...
by trilobyte
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The best pen
Replies: 34
Views: 1966

Re: The best pen

Well said, FM, I agree. Sharpies dry out fast if you leave them in the sun, or with the caps off. If you can avoid those two things, they work well for most surfaces - I use them for most needs. I bring a small pile of black, red, and silver sharpies (aside from looking cool, they mark well on dark ...
by trilobyte
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Plywood Triangle Gussets for Wood Structure: How does DPW do it?
Replies: 19
Views: 1948

Re: Plywood Triangle Gussets for Wood Structure: How does DPW do it?

I'm with Token. Even a plywood with a fancy finish top layer is almost certainly going to be made up of a number of layers angled in different directions. For stronger parts, I'd recommend looking for the most layers in the given thickness of wood. On a side note, on a 45-45-90 triangle the orientat...
by trilobyte
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Check and Confirm your Vehicle Rental Reservations!
Replies: 13
Views: 1306

Re: Check and Confirm your Vehicle Rental Reservations!

I made a tweak to the subject line of this thread, since that removes the company name from the subject line, and really this is a good discussion filled with solid advice for anyone renting equipment from any company for the event. Here is what's worked for me and my camp needs. When you make your ...
by trilobyte
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Awesome woman looking for 1 RV spot!
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Awesome woman looking for 1 RV spot!

I suggest providing some additional information. What city are you traveling from? You may also want to specify travel dates, or a date range if your schedule is flexible.
by trilobyte
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 735
Views: 43271

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Ouch, Doc, I feel your pain! I had someone do that on some non-playa stuff I was shipping a couple years back, somewhere in their brain they mixed up their home address with their office city and zip code. WTF, when would you ever need to mash that info up?
by trilobyte
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 735
Views: 43271

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

That is a good point. It is worth noting that in order to camp there, you must buy a permit from the Paiute tribe in advance. I'm not sure the cost or the hours, but they've been known to be tough on unpermitted campers. Coming from Illinois, there are two other options I can see. One is to overshoo...
by trilobyte
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Fitting a kodiak tent in a monkey hut
Replies: 38
Views: 7421

Re: Fitting a kodiak tent in a monkey hut

Yeah, if they're limiting the size of your own shade structure, it sounds like you may be part of an overloaded camp or village or some kind of horrible dues-mill that's just packing people in at any cost. Of course, accommodating last minute campers can also be a real challenge, since camp planning...
by trilobyte
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 735
Views: 43271

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Just seeing LeonardPotato's comment as quoted by tattooedreceptionist... You know the gates will open up at midnight Saturday night (well, 12:01am Sunday 27 August), right? For such a long journey to an event that lasts a relatively short period of time, you may want to consider going in early Sunda...
by trilobyte
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Two RV spots for fun burner girls in their 20s?
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: Two RV spots for fun burner girls in their 20s?

Yes, pls 100 to the above. It's important to know that when RV companies (sales or rental) say things like "sleeps x" they are basing that number on a typical weekend getaway or other minimal luggage adventure, and they assume that the entire group only really ever needs to be inside it wh...
by trilobyte
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Looking for a ride to Reno on Thursday the 31st Aug
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Looking for a ride to Reno on Thursday the 31st Aug

Here are a couple options, and something really important to consider. You need to pad any BRC to Reno schedules quite a bit. Even though there won't be tons of traffic, it always seems to take longer than you think, and it's better to get there half a day early (or the night before) than to miss a ...
by trilobyte
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Where do I get a cheap 12V Lead Acid battery in USA?
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: Where do I get a cheap 12V Lead Acid battery in USA?

I'm moving this over to the Recommendations board, since that's a better fit for people seeking recommendations.

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