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by Leo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Mailing Date for Tickets?
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: Mailing Date for Tickets?

Pow Pow,
I received an email notifying me that the ticket & vehicle pass were shipped. They arrived 2 days later.
by Leo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Mailing Date for Tickets?
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: Mailing Date for Tickets?

WooHoo! My ticket arrived today. I'm happier than Willy Wonka!
by Leo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: To Shade or Not to Shade?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

To Shade or Not to Shade?

Hi Friends, I will be camping in a 10' x 10' Kodiak flex-bow tent, which I understand will become an Easy-Bake Oven by 8:30 am. For all of you canvas tent folks out there, is it worth the time and effort to have a shade structure over the tent? The 10' x 10' tent footprint is too big for fitting und...
by Leo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How much shade do two Costco carports offer?
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: How much shade do two Costco carports offer?

400 sq. ft. of shade divided by 16 people would equal 25 sq. ft. per person. depending upon the seating arrangement (chairs, benches) you should have enough shade.
by Leo
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Outgoing Mail from BRC?
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Outgoing Mail from BRC?

Hi Friends, At the last burn I attended (2013), I was gifting stamped, hand drawn, hand colored postcards. At the time, the BRC post office was collecting and sending outgoing mail. Will the BRC post office be operating this year and sending outgoing mail? If not, I will figure out something else fo...
by Leo
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cleaning Playa Gear
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Cleaning Playa Gear

Hi Friends, Have been digging out all of my playa gear from the garage and am starting to get organized for this year's burn. I recall some magic formula of water and vinegar for cleaning playa dust off of metal, fabric, and plastic. Does anyone know offhand of the ratio of vinegar to water? Any rec...
by Leo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Canvas wall tent?
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: Canvas wall tent?

it would be helpful to post a picture or the brand/tent model you are considering. After doing research on Eplaya and reading tent reviews on Amazon, I purchased a Kodiak 10' x 10' flex-bow canvas tent. There are other brands of canvas tents out there. Amazon is a great place to find out what is ava...
by Leo
Sat May 26, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress
Replies: 13
Views: 664

Re: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress

Hi Captain,
Thanks for the sage advice. I'm not sure that my tent has enough room for Fatty Patty and yours truly!
by Leo
Sat May 26, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress
Replies: 13
Views: 664

Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress

In previous burns, have camped in a trailer. This will be my first burn with a tent (10' x 10' Kodiak). Any recommendations or opinions of a camping cot vs. an inflatable mattress? Thanks!
by Leo
Tue May 22, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Mailing Date for Tickets?
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Mailing Date for Tickets?

Does anyone around here know when the tickets will be mailed?
Thanks!
by Leo
Thu May 10, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 34
Views: 2081

Re: Catching a Thief

BaudEByter, Why would you bring an expensive E bike to Burning Man? Consider these facts and opinions. 1. They playa dust is very corrosive and your bike won't be the same after the burn. 2. The land area for Burning Man is approx. 7 square miles, easily covered by a regular bike. The exercise will ...
by Leo
Tue May 08, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Decent box wine?
Replies: 98
Views: 20319

Re: Decent box wine?

Want to bring this thread back to life. Any decent boxed red wines out there besides Black Box and Bota Box? Will work for wine!
by Leo
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 1101

Re: Newbie Order of Things

Here is some more advice that you didn't ask for. I would skip joining a camp for your first year on the playa. During the week, get on your bike and cover as much ground as you can to see what is out there. The natives are friendly. During your wanderings in Black Rock City, you might come across a...
by Leo
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 1101

Re: Newbie Order of Things

If having a camp shower is a priority for you, this would tip the scale to driving in to Burning Man rather than flying. Driving to the playa, you can bring all of the stuff you want/need. For my shower setup I have a black plastic concrete mixing tub to serve as the shower pan and evaporation devic...
by Leo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 1101

Re: Newbie Order of Things

I agree with Jackass. Renting a cargo van or a small box truck would be easier than renting an RV. Since a lot of the truck rentals are for construction and dump runs, you probably wouldn't get nailed with a big deposit if you return the truck vacuumed and washed. The bike is essential as there is a...
by Leo
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent
Replies: 16
Views: 1534

Re: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent

I'm in the process of designing a shelter with 1" EMT, a reflective tarp, and numerous ratchet straps.
by Leo
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1901

Re: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.

Amen Chowski!
Burning Man is not for everyone. Some of my friends have attended only one time and will never go back. Others have attended 15 years in a row.
Memo to plyerHatersIntnl: If you do bring your SO, be aware that it will be a great test of your relationship.
Good Luck!
by Leo
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent
Replies: 16
Views: 1534

Re: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent

DeGracht, cranberries, and claybcook,
Glad to hear that Coleman tents have worked for all of you. I was fortunate to find the Kodiak 10' x 10' on sale at Cabelas, so that was the tipping point. Now I need to figure out a shade structure for this monster. Thanks everyone for your feedback.
by Leo
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent
Replies: 16
Views: 1534

Re: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent

In doing research on tents, I checked out the reviews on the Amazon and Cabela's website. It appears that the quality control of Coleman tents is random at best. Some folks swear by them while others swear at them. Considering a tent will be my home for 8 days in the extreme environment of the playa...
by Leo
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: $1,200 tickets FOUND
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: $1,200

If you arrive on Sunday, August 26th and Leave on Monday, September 3rd, the $1,200.00 ticket breaks down to about $6.25/hour. a great value in my opinion!
by Leo
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1901

Re: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.

While you didn't specifically ask for my opinions, you are getting them for free and they are worth twice the price. 1. For your first year on the playa, skip the camps. Park your RV, get out and explore. the natives are friendly. 2. Unless you arrive on Tuesday or later, you will be in a long, slow...
by Leo
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Fewer people getting tickets?
Replies: 6
Views: 992

Re: Fewer people getting tickets?

Keep an eye on your local Craigslist about 2 weeks before the event. Last year in the Seattle Craigslist ticket section, tickets and vehicle passes started coming up for sale (at face value) days prior to the burn. It's obvious that some scalpers were selling tickets at inflated prices. The face val...
by Leo
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: This time I'm gonna...
Replies: 28
Views: 1744

Re: This time I'm gonna...

Stick around for the Temple burn instead of leaving on Sunday.
by Leo
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Kodiak 10 x 10 Tent: Basic vs. Deluxe
Replies: 12
Views: 1083

Re: Kodiak 10 x 10 Tent: Basic vs. Deluxe

Thanks Lucky420!
One more question: Should I have a tarp under the tent?
Cheers!
Leo
by Leo
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Kodiak 10 x 10 Tent: Basic vs. Deluxe
Replies: 12
Views: 1083

Re: Kodiak 10 x 10 Tent: Basic vs. Deluxe

So I pulled the trigger today and purchased a Kodiak 10' x 10' Deluxe, on sale at Cabela's. For all of you Kodiak campers out there, I have a few questions: 1. It the vestibule a worthwhile add-on? 2. Do you use the awning on the playa, or do you keep it rolled up? 3. If you extend the awning, do yo...
by Leo
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: laundry on the playa?
Replies: 84
Views: 9962

Re: laundry on the playa?

Getting back on track with the original subject, I saw an ad recently for a hand-powered, non-electric portable clothes washer: Lavario Portable Clothes Washer: www.lavariowasher.com
Someone like Figjam could probably come up with a d.i.y. version using a 5 gallon bucket and some tupperware.
by Leo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Burner clothes for those without perfect bodies
Replies: 43
Views: 6997

Re: Burner clothes for those without perfect bodies

Tyvek painter's coveralls make a great "blank canvas" for playa wear. At less than $10.00 each from Home Depot, you can spay paint them, trim them, glue stuff on them, and become your own walking canvas. You could even go naked under them and cut some holes in appropriate (or inappropriate) location...
by Leo
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Kodiak 10 x 10 Tent: Basic vs. Deluxe
Replies: 12
Views: 1083

Re: Kodiak 10 x 10 Tent: Basic vs. Deluxe

Hey Popeye,
Maybe when I'm having sex! :D
by Leo
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Kodiak 10 x 10 Tent: Basic vs. Deluxe
Replies: 12
Views: 1083

Kodiak 10 x 10 Tent: Basic vs. Deluxe

Kodiak Tents offers 3 versions of their 10 x 10 flex-bow tent: 1. 10' x 10' Basic (2 windows) $400.00 2. 10' x 10' Deluxe (4 windows + 2 cross vents) $550.00 3. 10' x 10' Deluxe VX (6 windows) $570.00 I'm camping solo and will likely have some kind of shade structure over the tent. For camping on th...
by Leo
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Harbor Freight 10' x 20' Portable Car Canopy
Replies: 12
Views: 1384

Re: Harbor Freight 10' x 20' Portable Car Canopy

Thanks for the feedback. I have had good luck with most of the stuff I have purchased so far at Harbor Freight, but the playa is the ultimate test for any tent or shelter. In the past I have camped at Burning Man with a tent trailer, but this year will be with a tent and a shade structure.

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