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by Chessna
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Nail Spikes/Stakes or Playa Staples ever failed?
Replies: 24
Views: 4023

sputnik wrote:Since I fly in weight is an issue. I have used aluminum V-stakes from the local army surplus store for the past 4 years. 12". Never had them fail to hold.

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What size tent/shade structure do you use with these?
by Chessna
Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Nail Spikes/Stakes or Playa Staples ever failed?
Replies: 24
Views: 4023

Re: Nail Spikes/Stakes or Playa Staples ever failed?

dewnorth wrote: If only I had a brain!
^^^ The combo of that qoute and your avatar totally made my morning :D

I have nothing to add, since I'm a birgin, but I'll be watching this thread for replies. We're going with candy-cane rebar, but haven't actually bought/bent it yet.
by Chessna
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: North Pole Party Shade
Replies: 133
Views: 49231

We put ours up this weekend and it took MAX 15 minutes to put up with 3 people and a few nice gusts of wind. Someone suggested taking a 15 foot rope and measuring out where you would need to place your stakes from the center pole and I think we'll definitely try this next time we set it up. We went ...
by Chessna
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Bar hopping at Burning Man
Replies: 187
Views: 23487

Well since we are on the subject of checking ids at bars, i figured I would chime something in. Do NOT walk around on the playa with your actual ID. Leave it in your car! Every year I go to a local print shop and have them photo copy my id. They do a hi-def photo copy then laminate it for $5. You c...
by Chessna
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Lightweight drawstring cotton/linen pants
Replies: 29
Views: 4147

Delight wrote:on etsy.com thai fisherman pants. awesome pants!!
I'm actually making a pair of these. They are super easy, even for sewing novices.
by Chessna
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: 3 THINGS THAT MAKE YOUR CAMP ROCK!
Replies: 72
Views: 6693

Kinda off topic- Why do people love stickers so much on the playa? I know that nothing makes me feel like a giddy 6 year old more than getting a sparkly sticker (extra points if it's a scratch n' sniff) but I would think that they would lose their sticky and become MOOP quickly on the playa. Is thi...
by Chessna
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: 3 THINGS THAT MAKE YOUR CAMP ROCK!
Replies: 72
Views: 6693

Lots of Stickers Frozen Margaritas The World's Most Dangerous Bar Kinda off topic- Why do people love stickers so much on the playa? I know that nothing makes me feel like a giddy 6 year old more than getting a sparkly sticker (extra points if it's a scratch n' sniff) but I would think that they wo...
by Chessna
Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cold Weather tips
Replies: 37
Views: 3529

i'll be bringing my red wolf spirit hood: http://spirithoods.com/shop/ got it for free at a video game convention but its just about the BEST THING EVER. wore it to a rave in LA and it was perfect - so soft and very warm. comes with built in mittens and pockets to store stuff. ingenious!! all the r...
by Chessna
Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What are you craving by Wednesday on the Playa?
Replies: 124
Views: 11351

There are very few reasons to go to town during the burn. Apart from "Crucial Camper Cannot Find Another Ride" they all pretty much come down to "Total FUKCING Meltdown Emergency With Camp Infrastructure." Wanting a burger doesn't count. It can piggy back on the other two, but if it's the second, y...
by Chessna
Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: North Pole Party Shade
Replies: 133
Views: 49231

I actually just bought a North Pole tent from this site and it’s on my way to my house at the moment. All together, it cost $135. The shipping wasn’t too bad considering they’re sending it across the US. I’m a little nervous because it seems a little odd that this is the ONLY place on the i...
by Chessna
Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What are you craving by Wednesday on the Playa?
Replies: 124
Views: 11351

I don't think there are any burger joints near the playa. bring the fixens & cook some up!! :) I'm not bringing stuff to actually cook on the playa... It's my first year and I'm sacrificing cooking (living off canned ravioli and boil in bag meals) in order to see as much of the playa as possible. S...
by Chessna
Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What are you craving by Wednesday on the Playa?
Replies: 124
Views: 11351

add them and frozen, crunchy semi-sweet chocolate chips.........maybe even raspberries..........oh my........ Oh my, that sounds so good! The boo and I were planning on bringing some dry ice, anyways... Flash-frozen fruit (particularly raspberries) and chocolate chips will be part of my "Things to ...
by Chessna
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: North Pole Party Shade
Replies: 133
Views: 49231

Looks like this website just received a new shipment of this structure for a pretty good price. I know the thread is a bit dated, but just wanted to share with everyone in case you were still looking. For a while, I thought this piece had been discontinued. Hope it helps! http://buyfromhome.com/p-2...
by Chessna
Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Dreads advice and tips please
Replies: 26
Views: 8507

Woot, that's great news! Now comes the difficult part of trying to find a place to get them put in at. There's no way I could do that myself, my hands would fall off way through!
by Chessna
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Dreads advice and tips please
Replies: 26
Views: 8507

How long does your hair have to be before putting in the colorful extensions? I would love to do this, but my hair will probably only be chin length by playa time. I've made dreadfalls before and attached them to a headband, which allowed me to wash my hair (just take off the headband). Not to the p...
by Chessna
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What are you craving by Wednesday on the Playa?
Replies: 124
Views: 11351

[quote="Ugly Dougly"][img]http://www.itsiticecream.com/images/logo.gif[/img][/quote] Oh man, I'm craving one of those already :D ! Where's the best place to get fast food burgers before entering the playa? Maybe I can pick up some grilled cheeses for the ovo-lacto veggies out there. Thanks again for...
by Chessna
Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What are you craving by Wednesday on the Playa?
Replies: 124
Views: 11351

Alright, I'll definitely bring some cheap yet delicious hamburgers, some ice cream bars (any particular suggestions?) and maybe a small amount of fresh melon (prepared BEFORE the playa). I would have never thought that people would be craving soda. I guess flat water and juice could get old after a ...
by Chessna
Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What are you craving by Wednesday on the Playa?
Replies: 124
Views: 11351

What are you craving by Wednesday on the Playa?

What food/drink are you craving by Wednesday? Unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to make it to the playa until Wednesday morning. BUT, I figured I might as well make the most of it. Since I will have access to fresh food and cold beverages while everyone else will have been living out of ice ...

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