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by shiznicks1
Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Question about Carpooling
Replies: 1
Views: 413

click on the "share resources" link under preparation. thats a better place to figure this out
by shiznicks1
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Population estimates
Replies: 41
Views: 6248

Last year was smaller compared to most? It was my first burn and I was blown away at how many people were there! I wish I would have been able to participate in 07. Im looking forward to the Sunday-Thursday population, dont really care how many, I just like the vibe before the weekend hits.
by shiznicks1
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Crashing out on the 395
Replies: 24
Views: 2725

This link might be helpful for you. Looks like there are three rest stops along the way, however one may still be closed. It is my understanding that you can stay at one rest stop for a maximum of 8 hours. Check them out before you head up. Ill be at one of the three in the old school ambulance :) h...
by shiznicks1
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Ever take the 95 from the south?
Replies: 14
Views: 1736

Thank you all for sharing your experiences. I think im going to take this route afterall. At least for the ride up. I think it will be nice to avoid all the hills of the 395. And im just a cruiser so not too worried about getting pulled over. Cant wait to see you all out there and thank you Dr. Pyro...
by shiznicks1
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Ever take the 95 from the south?
Replies: 14
Views: 1736

Thanks for the quick feedback. If I do take that route, I would take the 395N to Bishop, the 6N to the 360, then finally to the 95N into the 447. Although hitting Vegas first and going straight up does sound like a lovely plan.
by shiznicks1
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Ever take the 95 from the south?
Replies: 14
Views: 1736

Ever take the 95 from the south?

Hello all, I am coming from Southern California and im wondering if anybody has any experience taking the 95 through Nevada instead of the 395 all the way to the 80 in Reno? The site calls it the "Spooky Desert" option, and it seems nice since theres fewer hills to travel through as opposed to the 3...
by shiznicks1
Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Do you tell people where you're going?
Replies: 37
Views: 3591

I find out tomorrow if I can get the time off work. They wouldnt understand, so im in my sisters destination wedding that whole week and simply have to make it for my family's sake, fingers crossed it works.
by shiznicks1
Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Realistic travel time from Reno to BRC
Replies: 12
Views: 1346

Definately the scariest people on the road I saw were the rental rv drivers. I avoid them like the plague. Last year was my first burn and there were far too many breath taking moments when idiots driving 30' of terror jump out of line and try to pass in the head on, only to swerve back in line and ...
by shiznicks1
Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you wish you had known for your first burn...
Replies: 152
Views: 20041

I wish I knew to bring a comfy seat for my bike. And also it was all so overwhelming I never really looked through the catalog of events for something specific, I just wandered for the week which was great, but this year I might actually seek something out.
by shiznicks1
Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Need advise what outdoor soundsystem to get for small camp
Replies: 26
Views: 3232

wow that looks like a pretty sweet deal! this will be my first year with music but im on a tight budget. gonna get a used head unit off craigslist for $40 max, get a set of thrift store speakers $20 max and just run them off a car battery. but eventually id like something a lil more like your plan, ...
by shiznicks1
Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: How much alcohol should one bring?
Replies: 79
Views: 11724

I think the list for this year will be two 30 packs of tecate, 1 handle of cheap vodka, 1 handle of cheaper whiskey, and of course, +or- 5 bottles of $2 wine for the quick pick me up around blast off time. Hopefully the generous scattered bars will take care of the rest.
by shiznicks1
Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Playa Cookery
Replies: 26
Views: 6498

a very nice book indeed, thank you
by shiznicks1
Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Optimal sleep schedule
Replies: 22
Views: 2177

I like to stay up through the night then crash just before sunrise. thats what works best for me. but ive also known people who took 3, 3hr naps throughout the day and i might be giving that a try this year
by shiznicks1
Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tower Structures.
Replies: 17
Views: 2107

I wish you the best of luck with your design. I tried to figure out a way to have a tower above my van similar to yours, but after much thinking and question asking, it just doesnt seem worth it. This year I will have a tower made of pallet racking a few feet from my van so I can still walk on top, ...
by shiznicks1
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: How will you pay for the playa?
Replies: 29
Views: 3075

Well 2009 was my first burn and the day I got home I began planning and saving for the 2010 burn. Ive put away enough, but now school scheduling wont allow to know if im going until Aug. 6, but still I save and plan. Just picked up a 1992 GMC ambulance with only 38k for $200 :) My playa home is in i...
by shiznicks1
Tue May 18, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Folding bikes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1743

I say no to the folding bikes just because usually they have very skinny tires and on the playa, you want the biggest footprint you can have for easier peddling. I say a cruiser is the way to go. More important than anything though is a comfortable seat! The tush gets raw very fast when sitting on a...
by shiznicks1
Tue May 18, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Virgin Bike Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

You def want to prep it before and give it a good cleaning after. My bike last year made it all week. But when the tranny on our 1970 Dodge RV blew on the 5 freeway, we had the brilliant idea to ride our bikes downhill on the shoulder to the next exit about two miles away. It made it down, but the p...
by shiznicks1
Tue May 18, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: My gift to you....
Replies: 27
Views: 3257

Ah what a lovely idea! I might have to take you up on it as well. I have purchased my ticket, but will not know if I am going until Aug. 6 due to bullshit obligations. Either way, just wanted to give some props on a great idea. All the best.
by shiznicks1
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: rigging a shade structure with an RV?
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

what we did last year was we bought an army surplus parachute for about $40, put an e-z up next to our rv, then tied the shute to the top of the rv, pulled it over the ez up, then staked it to the ground. The slits in the shute let in just enough sunlight, while allowing the wind to pass through it....
by shiznicks1
Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: BUY A Truck?
Replies: 14
Views: 1999

Im in the same boat with ya. Last year was my first and I motorhomepooled. This year im buying a van and a small popup tent trailer. Lucky for my I work at an auction company that sells old school district vans, trucks, etc. so im keeping an eye out and plan to sell it by Sept. Good luck with your h...
by shiznicks1
Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 684
Views: 186534

Ya what I can do is post a list of the busses later on next week with some details about them if thats ok with the eplaya. Ill let you know later on next week. We hauled in three more today and they all ran very well.
by shiznicks1
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 684
Views: 186534

Hey all, if any of you live in the Southern California area, specifically Fontana and want to buy a bus the auction company I work for will be auctioning off about ten surplus school busses ranging from 15 passenger up to the big dogs. If youre interested the auction dates and info are on their webs...
by shiznicks1
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How to make a 10 foot tall stable platform/tower?
Replies: 11
Views: 3509

Im building my first tower this year too! What I have settled on is pallet racking. Its plenty strong and easy to set up. You can get it used for a fair price and it will last you forever. Plus its easy to add on if you ever want it to be BIGGER, or should I say when you want it bigger :)
by shiznicks1
Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Essentials on low budget
Replies: 20
Views: 6041

Ya id agree that food, shelter, and water are the essentials. If you have a stove, I say pancakes for breakfast, grill cheese for lunch and spagetti for dinner. You can do this all week and keep it pretty cheap. Goggles, bandana, and lights are also a must! Already said, but dust storms at night can...
by shiznicks1
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Necessary to shower?
Replies: 73
Views: 8980

We didnt plan on showering for the week, but our nice neighbors brough one of those outdoor shower bags and its soo nice to get a nice rinse every now and then. But clean? Not gonna happen, by the time you dress yourself the dust has already begun its attack. What im doin this year for a cheap showe...
by shiznicks1
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What worked? What didn't?
Replies: 61
Views: 13747

LOVE this post! What worked: Having a shell to escape the wind, parachute shade structure with large holes, outdoor shower, large hats, sunblock, booze! especially the tequilia, interloping with the lamplighters, toga's, solo exploration and getting lost, hacky sack in center camp, bringing music, o...
by shiznicks1
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about popup tent trailers..
Replies: 18
Views: 3873

the 2x4's are a great idea as additional support! thanks! still just keeping an eye out for a good deal but I think this will be the way to go this year. Thanks again for all the great feedback
by shiznicks1
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about popup tent trailers..
Replies: 18
Views: 3873

Thank yall thats good news and good advice! Those little tires are cheap, so having two spares is a good idea. And im taking a 15passenger van out there, so most of my weight will be loaded in there, and waiting till Reno for water is another smart idea, thank you all for the feedback.
by shiznicks1
Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: DO RV's Make Us Bad Burners?
Replies: 89
Views: 12562

I say as long as youre at BM, thats all that matters. Last year was my first burn, and I was fortunate enough to bum a bed in a motorhome. In all honesty, when you want to get out of the dust storm for a little while, having a shell around you is the best thing on the planet. I wouldnt worry about y...
by shiznicks1
Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about popup tent trailers..
Replies: 18
Views: 3873

Question about popup tent trailers..

Hello all! Ive been watching craigslist for a used popup tent trailer and you can get smoking deals on them, around $400 for one from the 1980's. It would be nice since theres a sink, stove, beds, and table all in one small trailer. However, I am a bit worried if the canvas and mesh windows will be ...

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