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by Bling
Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cool stuff I've learned from ePlaya
Replies: 49
Views: 7381

Thanks, Jella. Actually, upon some more thought, we WILL plan to do vacuum sealed foods if we can come back this summer (job stuff is up in the air; we're not sure yet). For us, the 3-day drive down & back plus all packaged foods on the Playa was just too many days w/o fresh food. So, MORE VEGGI...
by Bling
Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The word on playa dust and links for the newbie -
Replies: 189
Views: 28961

Probably. Then the question is particle size.
by Bling
Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The word on playa dust and links for the newbie -
Replies: 189
Views: 28961

Yes. RCS is a direct carcinogen. I've never seen a good analysis of Playa dust particle size and composition. I'm NOT a geologist--just want to know what type of risk there is.
by Bling
Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The word on playa dust and links for the newbie -
Replies: 189
Views: 28961

Ryan, can you analyze the Playa dust for respirable crystalline silica? I've been wondering how much of a risk that is--not so much for folks who have just a week of exposure/year, but more so for volunteers who set up or clean up and are out there for weeks...
by Bling
Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Coleman Geosport Shade Structure - your advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 5669

Our next-door Playa neighbors and friends used this exact Coleman GeoSport--and have for years, and it worked GREAT, even in high winds. They put a lean-to sort of small tent on each side to store stuff, and made some extra nylon flaps to keep the sun out. After seeing how well it worked (with no ex...
by Bling
Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Camp Fees?
Replies: 78
Views: 11323

We paid nothing but volunteer time to help run events, and got: -- Awesome campmates -- A spontaneous potluck dinner one night with a costume contest & prizes for all -- Access to a communal shower (that we didn't use because we bring our own) -- A huge shade structure with tons-o-chairs (plus c...
by Bling
Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Avoid Cruise America RV Rental!
Replies: 57
Views: 12778

We must have seen hundreds of Cruise America RVs at BRC, and for the most part, I was impressed at how shiny and new they all looked! Obviously some of them must age out, but when you put your company's name all over something and it's a rolling billboard for you, you want it to look good, and all o...
by Bling
Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: A few things that worked REALLY well...
Replies: 101
Views: 11372

We found the standard (small) size bottles of hand sanitizer in rubber "carabiners" at the checkout line at Office Depot for a buck--perfect! They'd make great gifts, too. Also, was really glad we all brought an extra box of contact lenses. I usually wear mine for a couple of years, but zi...
by Bling
Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Crimson Tide
Replies: 75
Views: 14025

Re: Useful disposal bags

This is an old thread, so I may cross-post elsewhere. I don't represent the company that sells these in any way, but found them incredibly useful on the playa, so would like said company to stay in business. http://www.amazon.com/Scensibles-Personal-Disposal-Sanitary-Tampons/dp/B001PYQE78/ref=cm_cr...
by Bling
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cool stuff I've learned from ePlaya
Replies: 49
Views: 7381

Lots of good minds. :D The fleece leggings really were awesome. My potty with WAG bags worked perfectly--I bought a couple of Opsak odorproof bags (big ziplocs, really, meant for keeping bears out of food when you're camping. Important to reinforce the zips with duct tape, because otherwise they can...
by Bling
Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: More injuries this year?
Replies: 25
Views: 3308

LOL! Totally agree, Phil. And one glow necklace does not equal "lit." I could not believe how many people were completely dark--and even wearing dark clothing! Morons.
by Bling
Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Got Dosed on the playa this year?
Replies: 110
Views: 17870

Wow, we took every spritz anyone offered, and later in the week when it was hot, I kept my own spray bottle full of cool water and sprayed myself pretty much continuously (and anyone nearby who didn't mind) until it cooled off. Just water. Never occurred to me that someone would spray LSD!
by Bling
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Undercover cop?
Replies: 11
Views: 1849

We watched the man burn from the Esplanade because we had to leave right after, and a 20-ish guy pulled up to us on his bike and said something, like, "It's a 911 emergency, do you have anything?" I just rolled my eyes and said no. Wouldn't that be soliciting anyway? We were pretty sure he...
by Bling
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: potluck dinners anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 2211

Our camp had a spontaneous potluck one night, followed by a costume contest where everyone won a prize. It was a blast! We didn't bring any fresh food with us. Next time, I may think ahead about potlucks and see if there is something that would be good on the Playa.
by Bling
Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: A few things that worked REALLY well...
Replies: 101
Views: 11372

Benadryl! I had it with me--why didn't I think to take it? It was easy to sleep (with earplugs) early in the week, but later on it got louder and louder... Totally forgot: I bought a bunch of furnace filters (with a white fluffy layer and a yellow sticky layer) to block the screens in our wagon--and...
by Bling
Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 1st timer any abody want to help me out!!!
Replies: 39
Views: 4164

Read the sticky threads in this forum. You'll learn most of what you need, along with the survival guide. Read first, THEN ask.
by Bling
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: A few things that worked REALLY well...
Replies: 101
Views: 11372

Oh! The Neutrogena spray-on sunscreen was awesome stuff. We'd bring that again.
by Bling
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: A few things that worked REALLY well...
Replies: 101
Views: 11372

So true about the hands and nails! It was frustrating on the Playa, because if I lotioned up, I just accumulated more dust. Nails were a mess. Next time: rubber gloves for lotioning up at night. :D
by Bling
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: A few things that worked REALLY well...
Replies: 101
Views: 11372

Thanks for posting this--I searched and searched for the "What Worked, What Didn't" thread and couldn't find it. Here's what we did that worked: 1). Keeping the car A/C on "recirc" while we waited in line to get in (~3 hours). There was a tiny bit of dust when we turned on the A/...
by Bling
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Favorite MV's this year?
Replies: 52
Views: 6593

I was thrilled to get to see and go on the Neverwas Haul (the steam punk 2 story house), and also loved the huge butterfly, the praying mantis, the wind-up toy car, the flying carpet, Abraxis (the copper dragon), and lots of others. :D
by Bling
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: What new music did you find @ Burning Man???
Replies: 41
Views: 4962

We accidentally ended up on the media's art tour, on Abraxis (the copper dragon art car). A fellow named Sebastian Lang (Lange?) was playing gorgeous electric violin music. I've Googled & not found anything, but have his email address in my utility belt. He said he's putting a CD together...
by Bling
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: What new music did you find @ Burning Man???
Replies: 41
Views: 4962

We accidentally ended up on the media's art tour, on Abraxis (the copper dragon art car). A fellow named Sebastian Lang (Lange?) was playing gorgeous electric violin music. I've Googled & not found anything, but have his email address in my utility belt. He said he's putting a CD together...
by Bling
Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Weather
Replies: 45
Views: 4121

I'm still pissed about it. It was only 2 weeks ago. Perhaps someday I'll get over it. :D
by Bling
Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Weather
Replies: 45
Views: 4121

If they say 100% chance of rain, hour by hour, for a full day, and it stops raining after 10am, they are FOS.
by Bling
Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:48 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Weather
Replies: 45
Views: 4121

junglesmacks wrote:PS.. Accuweather called this a week ago now.. I'm telling you.. their long range models aren't just based on "averages".. they have some great long range forecasting. They get it right more than anyone IMHO.

Not from what I've seen.
by Bling
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Weather
Replies: 45
Views: 4121

Thanks, Token! :D
by Bling
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Weather
Replies: 45
Views: 4121

What's NOAA?
by Bling
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Weather
Replies: 45
Views: 4121

Wunderground is no good for Gerlach anymore. The MADIS station on the water tower went down for a few months before being partially restored. Data from it is no longer being used until it gets fixed and emails get sent. Wunderground used data from either Alturas, Lovelock or the two mountain peak s...
by Bling
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Weather
Replies: 45
Views: 4121

geekster wrote:
Bling wrote:I want to be a weather person, and make tons of $$$ to be WRONG all the time. :D


That sounds more like the role of economist.

True! So many choices, so little time... 8)
by Bling
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Weather
Replies: 45
Views: 4121

I want to be a weather person, and make tons of $$$ to be WRONG all the time. :D

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