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by robrob
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Microwaves and Honda eu2000?
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: Microwaves and Honda eu2000?

Awesome. Thanks dudes!
by robrob
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Microwaves and Honda eu2000?
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Microwaves and Honda eu2000?

Was grabbing a couple things at a local big box and saw a 700 watt microwave on sale for $35. Kinda struck me as an easy way to simplify my playa kitchen. Am I overlooking something here? I can live on shelf stable food for a week- seems like way less of an pain than dealing with dry ice on a cross ...
by robrob
Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: how does a regular tent hold up at Burning Man?
Replies: 24
Views: 2729

Re: how does a regular tent hold up at Burning Man?

First year i had little more than a crappy little $50 dome tent. Had the time of my life!

(second year I did not use that tent, lol)
by robrob
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Partying during Early Arrival?
Replies: 200
Views: 12408

Re: Partying during Early Arrival?

AHA! I've tracked down the source of that information I was given last year. It was not an official Burning Man communication. I narrowed it down to the person who injected their own rhetoric into the EA instructions and let them know. eh. technically, Placers do include language like the following...
by robrob
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 26952

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

i just wanted to say fLOL @ "Pink Jesus" :D
by robrob
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Did you hear the Dancetronauts promoting themselves
Replies: 15
Views: 1273

Re: Did you hear the Dancetronauts promoting themselves

It's a tough question, but the solution definitely isn't to complain to the org. They're busy keeping relationships open with governments and neighbors. They're busy with the shitters and what to do if mother nature decides to get interesting. It's a big machine, it can juggle all sorts of balls. Y...
by robrob
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 26952

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

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by robrob
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Will Call sucked real bad
Replies: 161
Views: 9024

Re: Will Call sucked real bad

SunrayU75 wrote:
Nipple wrote: Signs along the route. No ticket no entry.



pretty sure they have road signs that say that already
by robrob
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Lack of Art this Year
Replies: 43
Views: 3563

Re: Lack of Art this Year

the souk was cool, but the inner playa did seem a bit empty after getting used to seeing a couple dozen large scale art pieces around the man. not a complaint! and i like change. But I did miss CORE. Not just because of the art, but because it kinda helped facilitate a couple types of interactions. ...
by robrob
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Future Burner from Illinois
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Re: Future Burner from Illinois

Hi Kay- I'm one of the RCs for chicago. Welcome! There is a lot of stuff going on, all the time! Our decompression will most likely be late October, deatails should be published soon. There Officially, you should sign up for the mailing list. There are two- announce, which is used rarely, and discus...
by robrob
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 26952

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

i'm down with rich dudes that want to blow their money loot on rad shit because they love burning man. (thanks, RS!) :D this year though i personally encountered a few situations that involved "clients" and "customers" and "bosses" that had me raise an eyebrow. People c...
by robrob
Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What do you want to do next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 3323

Re: What do you want to do next year?

We close at 6 for dinner and reopen at 8 then go til 2am. Did you not read the sign at the door? :? doh. like i said. we'll read better next year. we want to come play with you folks! as an epilouge... while we were walking home "empty handed", a pal saw us and offered us a very interesti...
by robrob
Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What do you want to do next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 3323

Re: What do you want to do next year?

also, after 5 years, i suppose i should finally start reading the goddamn W/W/W book. we intentionally stayed unaltered thursday evening to go explore the kink camps only to find the ones we knew about (retrofrolic, school of consensual kink) all closed at 6 :/ (once we got home home, i cracked it a...
by robrob
Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What do you want to do next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 3323

Re: What do you want to do next year?

My one regret this year was not really connecting with anyone new out there. I know that's silly, because having a *real* connection with a stranger is a tall order, but between really vibing with our super cozy 5 man camp, and spending so much time lost in one on one time with my new fiance- both o...
by robrob
Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: to rule, or not to rule
Replies: 30
Views: 1399

Re: to rule, or not to rule

I feel a little of this happens with the regional burns. Each have their little bit of lawlessness that doesn't fully stack up to the lumbering beast the big burn has become. I wouldnt say "lawlessness" as much as "police less". that's one of the most awesome things about a 1700...
by robrob
Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Robot Heart crowd
Replies: 17
Views: 2017

Re: Robot Heart crowd

I've always felt like they are trying to be to exclusive! People were less friendly. Robot Heart is rad- but I do think much of the music they play attracts a more snobbish crowd. My ex spends every night there. Like, she might as well buy Robot Heart tickets, because that's her burn. I think their...
by robrob
Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cooler and ice management and you.
Replies: 29
Views: 4432

Re: Cooler and ice management and you.

meathunter: i think i am going to do a hybrid approach next year; dry ice for the drive out and then switch to a chest freezer once on playa. (dry ice is pretty cheaep in chicago- don't see the need to mess around running a genny in a packed truck/trailer)
by robrob
Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Dealing with unsafe setups as you find them...
Replies: 20
Views: 1295

Re: Dealing with unsafe setups as you find them...

But I don't think I will use solid tarps anymore. we use three 10x20s to cover our 20x30 1" conduit-based shade. the strips of sun are a bit annoying sometimes, but it's better than the alternative. (this past year, we built a 20x30 with a single tarp for our regional- figured since it was in ...
by robrob
Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: You got Goldilocks lighting?
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

Re: You got Goldilocks lighting?

yeah. n00bs wearing (incredibly powerful) white headlamps on their heads kinda surpassed darkwards on my annoyance meter this year.
by robrob
Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1236
Views: 223149

Re: HexaYurts

oh man, the hail sounded so cool pounding the roof. My partner did a bang up job taping, the only tiny bit of of water we had come in was by the door, and it was handled as it happened so no big deal. here's an interior shot of ours: http://creativebackend.com/pics/int_yurt_sm.jpg embiggen the cloth...
by robrob
Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bad Behaviour on the Playa
Replies: 142
Views: 10432

Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

after temple burn, we had a nice fire going in our dryer drum fire pit out in the 3 oclock burbs. a campmate and i notice some rangers and a hippie out at our intersection and invite them in to share the warmth. My campmate is an experienced greendot, so whatever, we are happy to help out and be goo...
by robrob
Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1236
Views: 223149

Re: HexaYurts

Verdict= fucking awesome.

Slept till 3:30 yesterday. Roomy, dust was no big deal, warm at night and easy to cool during the day. Couldn't imagine doing it any other way now. Love it. Thank you Julie danger, and all the other nerds that figured out the tricky bits.
by robrob
Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1236
Views: 223149

Re: HexaYurts

So. We are liesurly working our way from Chicago to Reno towing a trailer with our Hexayurt. It's wrapped up in a tarp and strapped to a ladder rack atop the trailer. Rock solid. Until my partner/ copilot tried to drive a ramp into a parking garage with low clearance. It's a fucking disaster. I can ...
by robrob
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Confused about grey water disposal
Replies: 49
Views: 4015

Re: Confused about grey water disposal

our best move was switching over to the round, one gallon jugs of water (WITH SCREW ON TOPS) for showers; good "portion control" and you can take it out the same way you brought it in. (instead of a funnel, we have a cheap little bilge pump and a short length of tubing to get the water out...
by robrob
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 50738

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

ordered an extended run tank for the honda genny and sending the gf to retrieve it from the burbs. waffled for a while, but i dont have time for yet another last minute project, and it seeems like it will be safer for the genny (ie: less chance of getting dust in the fuel line refilling every day) p...
by robrob
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Worst part of 2013?
Replies: 276
Views: 16499

Re: Worst part of 2013?

yikes- which regional is tossing out skanks for doing what skanks do?
HearthsOPhyre? wanna make sure to cross that one off the list.
by robrob
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Temple Burn -- one hour of silence and reverence possible?
Replies: 148
Views: 12573

Re: Temple Burn -- one hour of silence and reverence possibl

Might I gently suggest you read my rant from last years BRC Weekly on this very issue? Scroll down, it's on "Page Two": You, personally, are ruining Burning Man (link is to a pdf) oh man... totally off topic, but fucking LOL at the purple palace "we never discriminate" quote in ...
by robrob
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1236
Views: 223149

Re: HexaYurts

yeah, the bigbox hardware store $99 ones are $119 this year

Also, a bunch of places in the midwest, including some of the regional hardware chains and other department stores have already started pulling that stuff out and replacing it with backpacks/ pumpkins/ christmas trees/whatever.
by robrob
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1236
Views: 223149

Re: HexaYurts

woohoo! just finished ours. Julie Danger's resources are amazing, but there are two things i'd add: 1) making one, especially the first time, is kind of an ass pain; i'd get a few people together and make a little factory and crank out several, assembly line style. 2) spend $9 and buy an extra sheet...

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