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by caveatlector
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Water-based-art on Playa?
Replies: 39
Views: 11169

Re: Water-based-art on Playa?

Token wrote:CL, why not have your pops-in-law drop in and talk shop, try designs and whatnot?

We big time geeks here and always willing to talk shop.
You bring up a good point Token! I will. :)
by caveatlector
Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Water-based-art on Playa?
Replies: 39
Views: 11169

Re: Water-based-art on Playa?

I do not know specifically what the rules are regarding water-based art, but I have seen fountains and the like out there in camps. To make a long story short, more than likely, if you want to bring a cute little pissing cupid fountain and run it in your camp with adequate water catching, you're pr...
by caveatlector
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Water-based-art on Playa?
Replies: 39
Views: 11169

Re: Water-based-art on Playa?

There have been some smaller setups over the years with flame features. Big water translates to big mess out there so not a popular medium. Health department is also tough on public water of any kind. Big Petri dish effect after a week. Those are good points, Token. I'll make sure he understands th...
by caveatlector
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Water-based-art on Playa?
Replies: 39
Views: 11169

Re: Water-based-art on Playa?

Yes. He understands that it's not a commercial or promotional thing.
by caveatlector
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Water-based-art on Playa?
Replies: 39
Views: 11169

Water-based-art on Playa?

My father-in-law owns a pretty large water fountain company here in Toronto. They've been behind the manufacture and installation of some serious water art pieces for commercial purposes worldwide. He's decided to get involved with public art, and is actually behind a pretty big installation here fo...
by caveatlector
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.
Replies: 41
Views: 9911

Re: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.

Hm. Okay, I'll be on playa this year to help build up a few Hexayurts. Once I feel I've got a good understanding for the process, I'll make a new illustration!

Mountie
by caveatlector
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.
Replies: 41
Views: 9911

Re: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.

I built one of these, a 50 year old female and the only area I needed help in was the cutting of the pvc, not too comfortable with a power saw, otherwise the rest of it was simple. I have had the thing up on my property for over a few weeks and it has withstood the monsoon season her in the AZ dese...
by caveatlector
Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.
Replies: 41
Views: 9911

Re: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.

This is great, but I would like to point out that bell end pvc connections tend to fail under the stress of playa conditions. They only provide a few inches of connection which places a lot of stress on them. The same applies to standard pvc pipe connectors. That is why most monkey hut designs inco...
by caveatlector
Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.
Replies: 41
Views: 9911

Re: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.

I've never really looked into building a monkey hut, but I found this very clear. I am quite confident I could put up a monkey using this as a guide. The tongue-in-cheek only makes it better. Maybe include metric measurements too? Thengyou. I considered using metric units, but most folks purchase t...
by caveatlector
Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.
Replies: 41
Views: 9911

Re: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.

Hm. That's a good point. I was trying to supplement the stuff I've seen online, but maybe I'll add more detail in the pdf that you can download from the page. I'll post an update when I include the sizes.
http://hitpoint.ca/munkyhut/
Mountie
by caveatlector
Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burner Community Suicide Prevention Courses?
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Burner Community Suicide Prevention Courses?

So, my deepest sympathies to those who have been affected by Element 11. It's been a sobering occurrence for those of us remote from the event, and I can't imagine what it would be like to be there. I was floating a few ideas that we, as a community, can do to help each other, be proactive, and see ...
by caveatlector
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Some handy advice for new burners...
Replies: 26
Views: 2915

Re: Some handy advice for new burners...

maladroit wrote:You can mix Horizon milk, Instant Breakfast, a single-serve instant coffee stick, and ice for an "oh shit I woke up at noon" start to your day. Add Kahlua as necessary...
... ARE YOU A WIZARD?
by caveatlector
Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Some handy advice for new burners...
Replies: 26
Views: 2915

Re: Some handy advice for new burners...

I decided to err on the side of caution when it comes to bring food. Our caloric needs, while on playa, are incredibly high. We may not have an appetite, but playa-fuckery definitely takes its toll. My first burn, I brought not enough food-- although I'd been careful to bring three squares a day. I ...
by caveatlector
Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Some handy advice for new burners...
Replies: 26
Views: 2915

Re: Some handy advice for new burners...

Right. Commentary about electrolytes, camping locations, and sunblock added.

Thanks!

Mountie
by caveatlector
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Some handy advice for new burners...
Replies: 26
Views: 2915

Re: Some handy advice for new burners...

Got it. Sunblock and a reminder / explanation in cleaning your rental car.
I'll add those in a bit.
Mountie
by caveatlector
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Some handy advice for new burners...
Replies: 26
Views: 2915

Some handy advice for new burners...

Hi all,

I wrote up a starter how-to on Burning Man for new burners: https://medium.com/@jshessel/burn-any-w ... c191d30ab0

If you see something grossly incorrect or think it needs an addition, could you mention it in the comments below?

Thanks!

Mountie
by caveatlector
Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Considering arranging a rail charter from Chicago to Reno
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Considering arranging a rail charter from Chicago to Reno

Hey folks, This is a long term plan that I've been considering for the 2015 burn-- so I figured I'd start the ball rolling with a conversation here: What are your general thoughts about a charter trip between Chicago and Reno before and after the burn? The idea would be to charter a rail car and bag...
by caveatlector
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Canadian needs a lift from SF or Reno, Aug 22-23rd
Replies: 0
Views: 330

Canadian needs a lift from SF or Reno, Aug 22-23rd

Hi! I'm a Canadian flying into San Francisco on the Thursday before the event begins. I've got an early admission entry, and I'm hoping to find someone who's got some space in their car. As I'm working for infrastructure, my space needs are pretty minimal-- no water, no bike, just a backpack and a s...
by caveatlector
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: 4 Canadians seek shelter!
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: 4 Canadians seek shelter!

Hi theCryptofishish... Adding some detail is a great idea. Okay, how's this: We're from Toronto Canada, travelling through Vegas and then up to the Burn. Our initial camp plans evaporated in heat of the playa, so we're hoping to find some accommodations elsewhere. We are... Josh: Chaos clown and Dan...
by caveatlector
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: 4 Canadians seek shelter!
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

4 Canadians seek shelter!

Hi, I'm looking for a theme camp with 4 spaces free. I've personally been to the burn once, and the others are virgins. We're motivated, and happy to volunteer for art projects or whatever camp duties may arise. I'm sending direct inquires out to camps via the list on the Burning Man site, but I fig...
by caveatlector
Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!
Replies: 108
Views: 8625

Re: ACK! The suspense is killing me!!

Say, Trillobyte, is there a feeling about how bad the scalpers / scammers took at run at the new ticket system? Is there a behaviour they're looking for, or is there a just a list of jerkfaces you parse the DB for?

Curious cats are curious.

Thx!

Joshua
by caveatlector
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Burner seeks to bring limited mobility parent to the Playa..
Replies: 21
Views: 2588

Re: Burner seeks to bring limited mobility parent to the Pla

Thank you all for the helpful replies. I've forwarded what was mentioned here to my folks and they seem very excited about the prospect of going now.

I owe ya all a drink or three.

Joshua
by caveatlector
Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Burner seeks to bring limited mobility parent to the Playa..
Replies: 21
Views: 2588

Burner seeks to bring limited mobility parent to the Playa..

Hi all, I was hoping I could get some advice from folks who might have dealt with mobility challenges on the Playa. I have a parent who's dealing with a long-term injury to his foot, and is supposed to stay away from walking as much as possible. He's heard me talking about Burning Man enough that he...
by caveatlector
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A face to go along with your witty social commentary...
Replies: 702
Views: 109335

Oh! Me!
Image

<3 The Thunderdome.
by caveatlector
Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How *Should* We Treat Newcomers?
Replies: 121
Views: 16409

My first experiences on ePlaya were good ones this year. I introduced myself, posted a few project ideas and received really constructive feedback which really gave me a motivation to drag my ass out to the Playa for the first time. I suspect that if I'd been given simply snark, I'm not sure if I'd ...
by caveatlector
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Playa Relationships
Replies: 99
Views: 11645

2010 was my first burn. I was single for the first time in years, with my ex-girlfriend giving me walking papers a scant few weeks before I headed out to Reno. I certainly wasn't looking for a playa romance, but I did get one. It started sweet, finished bitter, and ended sour. Funnily enough, it was...
by caveatlector
Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: 2011 Theme Camps
Topic: FNORD! Discordian Theme Camp!
Replies: 22
Views: 4566

Re: FNORD! Discordian Theme Camp!

ehcsztein wrote: The idea of organizing a group of discordians makes me smile :)

Hail Eris!
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Organizing a herd of Discordians: The hardest job you'll ever love.
by caveatlector
Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: 2011 Theme Camps
Topic: FNORD! Discordian Theme Camp!
Replies: 22
Views: 4566

Clearly, I am amongst my people.

All of you must report to the Great Golden Apple for a taste of the Her Sour Sauce.

But first we must see your ID, so we can know the name that we must henceforth disregard.
by caveatlector
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: 2011 Theme Camps
Topic: FNORD! Discordian Theme Camp!
Replies: 22
Views: 4566

FNORD! Discordian Theme Camp!

Hi all, Has there been an Discordian Cabal theme camp in the past? If so, what were the things that they did that seemed to work? I've got a core of 6 people here in Toronto that are really hyped about putting together the "Centre for Erisian Sciences" to spread the POEE to the playa and empower eve...

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