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by Magpie
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How do I know what to do when and where
Replies: 22
Views: 2880

You will get a copy of the What, Where, When at the gate when you arrive, I believe.
by Magpie
Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How hard or soft is the Playa this year?
Replies: 21
Views: 3220

Re: How hard or soft is the Playa this year?

Zman wrote:Re: How hard or soft is the Playa this year?
Yes
by Magpie
Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Kids & Teenagers at Burning Man
Replies: 595
Views: 420404

Here is my two-bits. Burningman is a pretty adult place, for the most part. People bring kids and I'd have brought mine when they were younger without any misgivings at all. That being said, my daughters, ages 18, 18 and 23 are welcome to go any time they feel like saving up the cost of the ticket a...
by Magpie
Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Avoiding Litigation
Replies: 18
Views: 2218

I have been using Performers of the US as my performing insurance for a while. It's about $200/year (no prorating) and they insure people like trapeze artists etc.. You might look into their policy because they do insure against you injuring someone as part of your act, offending someone, etc... Yo...
by Magpie
Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Avoiding Litigation
Replies: 18
Views: 2218

Thanks for the info! I'll consider putting up a 'Use at your own risk' or 'Closed' sign. I won't be putting up a net because I believe they can create a hazard for anybody who can just more than a foot but I will be using spring pads. I've had a trampoline my whole life and the only time that peopl...
by Magpie
Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camping alone?
Replies: 13
Views: 2732

It's leaving it a bit late to try to find a camp now. I doubt you'll get anyone to recommend "wild camps" to you either. Your best bet at this point is to try to camp near people you think you'll like, then scout things out for next year. If you want to have a wild time, you will. You can take my w...
by Magpie
Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camping alone?
Replies: 13
Views: 2732

It's leaving it a bit late to try to find a camp now. I doubt you'll get anyone to recommend "wild camps" to you either. Your best bet at this point is to try to camp near people you think you'll like, then scout things out for next year. If you want to have a wild time, you will. You can take my wo...
by Magpie
Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help finding pump for 55 gallon drum.
Replies: 15
Views: 1995

theCryptofishist wrote:You knew about this elevan months ago and are only dealing with it now?

Oh good, there's competition in the procrastination sweepstakes this year.
Don't mock my artform ;-)
by Magpie
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help finding pump for 55 gallon drum.
Replies: 15
Views: 1995

FIGJAM, that's the exact barrel I have. thanks for that great tutorial! :-) Thanks for all the other tips as well, I'm going to pick up a garden sprayer or two!
by Magpie
Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help finding pump for 55 gallon drum.
Replies: 15
Views: 1995

Hmmm, I dunno if they are standard, but they are plastic. I tried home depot, but I'll try the other ones too. thanks!
by Magpie
Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help finding pump for 55 gallon drum.
Replies: 15
Views: 1995

Help finding pump for 55 gallon drum.

I have two 55 gallon drums that originally held Dr. Pepper syrup. Our water smelled yummy last year! The pump we had didn't fit the threads in the opening and I have to get a new one this year that fits and works better. I don't know where to find one, though. The old one was something a campmate ha...
by Magpie
Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Long Hair Poll
Replies: 102
Views: 25250

Re: Curly Hair at Burning Man

xXxSerenityxXx wrote:So..I have long, very curly hair and have no idea what to do with it at Burning Man. Any suggestions?
Isn't this a 3 page thread answering that exact question? Read it, woman!!!
by Magpie
Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Realistic non-cooler based menu planning
Replies: 181
Views: 89729

Re: Just because I already had them...

We're going totally freeze dried from backpacker's country and mountain house foods. You can get them at REI or campmor or any camping shop really. I just happen to already have them so that's what we're eating. I've had a few of those and they taste really good. Kinda expensive though. I like the ...
by Magpie
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Dumbass
Replies: 37
Views: 4369

Re: Dumbass

2) Do as Eric says.. 3) Last year I brought my laptop with me for the drive. While waiting in line I bagged (like ziplock) it after it was cool and waited till I got to camp to store it in the cargo area of the crv. The cargo area of that crv has a removable table with a space under it big enough f...
by Magpie
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Necessary to shower?
Replies: 73
Views: 9841

epic_elite wrote:can any one even smell the smell of people over the smell of the playa?
the playa has a smell?? I hear people saying this but I can't smell it...unless that occasional whiff of chalkboard chalk is actually playa. I did smell a lot of armpits last year, though. Not on purpose either.
by Magpie
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: HELP! First time burner cooking for 30 people!
Replies: 33
Views: 5628

Some additional thoughts: Make other people do ice runs. You are going to be busy enough. Set up a schedule for other campmates doing clean-up. You shouldn't be doing this either! Regarding dry ice evaporating after three days; use more in each cooler. Wrap in many thicknesses of brown paper. Paper ...
by Magpie
Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: HELP! First time burner cooking for 30 people!
Replies: 33
Views: 5628

WHO the HECK makes a virgin burner the camp cook?? THAT IS NOT A FRIEND MY DEAR,, NO FRIEND ATALL !! I say, pasta every meal.. serve the bastards right !! >:-( I was a virgin last year and was volunteered to cook for our new theme camp of ten! I was so nervous but things went well. Here's what work...
by Magpie
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Not sure how to phrase this- advice on making my outfit safe
Replies: 22
Views: 3285

those antlers brought back a childhood memory of my dad FINALLY getting an elk after years of fruitless hunting trips. He came home with the head lashed to the front of his old Jimmy and left it there proudly until flies began buzzing around and my mom insisted he take it down. I remember staring ov...
by Magpie
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Not sure how to phrase this- advice on making my outfit safe
Replies: 22
Views: 3285

Rusted, good to know. I was thinking of using glow in the dark paint for another project.
by Magpie
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Not sure how to phrase this- advice on making my outfit safe
Replies: 22
Views: 3285

I like seeing dangerous things on the playa. Helps balance all the hippie/raver bullshit. I don't light up much at night. I just watch where I'm going. A string of solar lights would be my first idea. Glow-in-the-dark paint. Depends on if you want stuff permanently attached, budget, etc. Glow in th...
by Magpie
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where to clean RV between Reno and SF on tuesday 7th sept
Replies: 14
Views: 3315

Ok, my cliff claven moment before my afternoon siesta. You totally missed half of the irony in the google thingy. You see, many tears ago, Google infiltrated burning man and all these cubicle junkies got hooked into this crazy thing. Google maps, earth always has a super high rez image of BM (usual...
by Magpie
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where to clean RV between Reno and SF on tuesday 7th sept
Replies: 14
Views: 3315

Yeah that was pretty snarky. It seemed like another post asking someone to do their research for them. But, Token to the rescue and I took my nice pills this morning, so I'm willing to admit I'll probably use that info myself ;-)
by Magpie
Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where to clean RV between Reno and SF on tuesday 7th sept
Replies: 14
Views: 3315

Did either of you think to try the google machine? I hear it works pretty well. Not knowing your route from Reno to SF, I googled reno car wash and got this: http://www.google.com/search?aq=f&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=car+wash+reno I imagine you could do the same search for each town along your rou...
by Magpie
Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Community Dinner Suggestions
Replies: 39
Views: 4846

about pasta: pasta can be cooked al dente at home and sealed into ziplok bags or seal-a-meal. Then do the boil in bag trick on playa. It works really well!
by Magpie
Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Writing a paper on Burning Man
Replies: 73
Views: 9298

....ah, but... Personal consciousness is raised by MOOP practices in BRC, then carried to defaultia by burners; the trick is to continue and educate those around you, one by one, just as we do at BM. I stopped using single-use water bottles 10 years ago, and started picking up MOOP in my path, wher...
by Magpie
Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Writing a paper on Burning Man
Replies: 73
Views: 9298

I have little knowledge on environmental impact, almost as little as I do on Burningman.I am thinking that maybe a good starting point would be trash, it seems like Burningman would generate a lot of trash, right? and even though I am aware of leave no trace, what is done about the trash when peopl...
by Magpie
Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: massage services?...
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

bluemoon541 wrote:ill be damned...i knew about that map...but i didnt realize that i could click on things on it...*facepalm*...cool...
I know, right? It even blinks at you.
by Magpie
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: massage services?...
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

Some people just need to have all the work done for them. Here ya go. It's an interactive map. if you interact with it you'll find everything you need.

http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=34957
by Magpie
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Camps with stripper poles
Replies: 23
Views: 4133

Operation Total Polegasm has a huge stage with four professional poles! We're at 7:30 & B this year, come on by! Our resident pole dance instructor and Fearless Leader is one of the VERY few male pole dance instructors in the country. He'd love to meet you! He's also the most graceful man in a kilt...
by Magpie
Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: What is the best substitution for glow sticks?
Replies: 31
Views: 5283

junglesmacks wrote:I think I'm going to just paint the entire bike in ultra glow spray paint..


http://www.glopaint.com/24orders.htm
I hope you do this soon and report back on how well the paint glows! It would be really awesome if it worked well :-)

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