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by pretty_monster
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Medications on the playa...
Replies: 29
Views: 3947

Re: Medications on the playa...

i have a pill organizer that i use 24/7 in defaultia. when traveling to & from the burn, i keep that same organizer together with all of my actual pill bottles in a giant ziplock bag in my backpack on my passenger seat. they're easy for me to access and easy for me to show if LEOs want a look. once ...
by pretty_monster
Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Dry heat vs humidity...
Replies: 25
Views: 3031

Re: Dry heat vs humidity...

i grew up in the michigan, moved to phoenix over a decade ago. i've visited florida a few times and have now been to the playa 4 times. i can say WIHTOUT A DOUBT that i prefer the dry heat. florida in july is my idea of hell. the humidity is stifling and suffocating. it’s like walking around with a ...
by pretty_monster
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt
Replies: 203
Views: 29822

Re: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt

Ugly Dougly wrote:This one's for Ygmir.

[media]
*takes and runs away*

must find lunch and dinner review!

UPDATE: found part 2. i'm now up an hour past my bedtime and i do not regret it one bit. (note to self - collect a variety of MREs to try next burn.)
by pretty_monster
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: What's the single best thing you've worn on the playa?
Replies: 36
Views: 8782

Re: What's the single best thing you've worn on the playa?

i can't pick a single item! i have developed my perfect daytime uniform of cowboy hat, bra, bikini bottoms, cargo belt, camelback, and knee high combat boots. all black, of course. i would seriously fucking cry if i lost the hat, belt, or boots.
by pretty_monster
Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 97813

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

i don't have power tools to bring and i wasn't going to buy 'em just for the occasion. when you live and burn as small as i do, every space-devouring single-use item purchase matters. i'm still young and spry enough to bang and pull 6 bolts. AND 6 bolts take up way less space than 6 rebars. even if ...
by pretty_monster
Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 97813

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

would it be a total fucking disaster if i used 12" bolts? i've got a 12x12 shade structure and i'm planning to put 2 at each corner (plus 4 - 8 regular tent stakes at the base of my structure that go through loops in the canopy cover.) i can hardly justify spending $50 - $80 on 8 14" bolts, let alo...
by pretty_monster
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Playa Bike Locks (Is there a better solution?)
Replies: 78
Views: 5440

Re: Playa Bike Locks (Is there a better solution?)

I have a standard bike lock (the coiled plastic covered cable thingy) and wear the key around my neck on double chains at all times. ALL TIMES. (it's also got the keys for the padlock on my basket.) I wrap it through the spokes and around the frame and lock it. easy peasy.
by pretty_monster
Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: What items do you carry when walking the Playa?
Replies: 233
Views: 24659

Re: What items do you carry when walking the Playa?

I don't leave camp (except to use the porto) without my hat, goggles, dust mask, camelback, and cargo belt. essential items in/on my belt: cup, spork, flashlight, glucose packet, TP & ziplock bag, lip balm, hand lotion, sharpies, and my burner notebook containing a copy of my ID & insurance cards, m...
by pretty_monster
Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt
Replies: 203
Views: 29822

Re: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt

maladroit wrote:Camp beacon next year will be a head of lettuce on a 20 foot pole.
challenge accepted!

I have literally (LITERALLY!) eaten at least one salad every single day since I've been back. iceberg wedges preferably, though I'll take what I can get when I'm away from home.
by pretty_monster
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt
Replies: 203
Views: 29822

Re: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt

...small cans of vegetables.. word to the veggies. i got those tiny cans of mixed veg, asparagus, green beans, etc. i did a pretty good job of eating vegetable matter every day. i was still ready to suck dick for a fresh salad come Friday, though. i was going to buy a head of cabbage and even broug...
by pretty_monster
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Ultralight backpacking camp stove
Replies: 48
Views: 4576

Re: Ultralight backpacking camp stove

yesss!!! I may have crashed & burned in other ways but at least I was well fed :)
by pretty_monster
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bling
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Bling

bling as in necklaces? I am a magpie and wear it all until I get back. then they go in the jewelry box with all of my other precious shinies. (I only wore 4 necklaces today, thankyouverymuch.) pins get collected in a ziplock as what I receive soon outstrips my cargobelt's capacity. stickers are tuck...
by pretty_monster
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt
Replies: 203
Views: 29822

Re: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt

I can't really say anything didn't work. my main goal was to use my cooler as little as possible and it totes worked. eggbeaters, pre cooked bacon, tortillas, and hotdogs were the only things that had to be kept cold. I bought small enough packages of everything else that only occasionally a jar wou...
by pretty_monster
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Ultralight backpacking camp stove
Replies: 48
Views: 4576

Re: Ultralight backpacking camp stove

my little stove was FUCKING AMAZING! i could boil water in about 5 minutes. i destroyed my ramen and mac & cheese allotments post haste. anything out of a can was heated through in a few minutes: ravioli, spaghettiOs, chunky soups. I was also able to make eggs & bacon for breakie and hotdogs & veggi...
by pretty_monster
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Weird year.
Replies: 30
Views: 3566

Re: Weird year.

this was definitely my darkest, scariest, most brutal burn so far. being totally solo (drove alone, camped alone, no volunteering) sounded like it would be "WHEEEEEE I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT!!!" and turned out to be "I hate long drives and left completely to my own devices I become a downward spiral...
by pretty_monster
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Trash
Replies: 35
Views: 2289

Re: Trash

rideincircles wrote:What are the best options for disposing of trash after the burn?
take it fucking back to wherever the hell you call "home"?! if I can make it back to PHX with 2 bags of trash in my Mirage, I don't see why someone in a van can't figure something out.
by pretty_monster
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Anyone know of goth/industrial music on playa this year?
Replies: 8
Views: 1635

Re: Anyone know of goth/industrial music on playa this year?

in 2013 i found a little industrial dive bar called SuckieFuckaye. dunno if they'll be there this year but i'm keeping my fingers crossed. they had a squeetastic playlist. Planet Earth is my go-to but they stick with 80s/90s dark/synth/ebm. not so much with the industrial. like, you'll hear Icon of ...
by pretty_monster
Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How about this Tent/shelter canopy combo?
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: How about this Tent/shelter canopy combo?

it's really not gonna provide much shade except for on the very top of your tent at high noon. that thing's gonna start heating like an oven as soon as the sun rises and hits one of those exposed sides.
by pretty_monster
Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: BACON RECALL!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1235

Re: BACON RECALL!!

serves you right for eatin' turkey bacon. HERETICS!!!
by pretty_monster
Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: We need a place to stay
Replies: 28
Views: 2187

Re: We need a place to stay

Ignore the snarkers. There are lots of good options if you just know where to look: - The good folks over at Thunderdome often take-in strays. You might look them up. - The BRC Department of Public Works (DPW) is also famous for having a soft heart. Lots of room over there and they may not even cha...
by pretty_monster
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: First-timer, coming in Thursday solo
Replies: 30
Views: 2222

Re: First-timer, coming in Thursday solo

you'll definitely want shade. even if it's just one of those beach shade canopy thingies that look kinda like a half tent. being in an unshaded tent is fucking awful. especially since disco naps are pretty much a requirement to be able to enjoy both day and night life on the playa.
by pretty_monster
Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bug Status Update
Replies: 45
Views: 4005

Re: Bug Status Update

BURNING MAN 2015 CANCELLED DUE TO INSECT INFESTATION. SPREAD THE WORD.
by pretty_monster
Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: First-timer, coming in Thursday solo
Replies: 30
Views: 2222

Re: First-timer, coming in Thursday solo

good shade is more important than your tent. i have a teensy weensy kids' tent that i bought for $20. it's just big enough to sleep in. it's the awesome shade structure that it's under that makes my life on the playa work. i'd suggest getting 2 teensy tents, one for sleeping and one for your stuff, ...
by pretty_monster
Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The myth of "room in an RV"
Replies: 18
Views: 2015

Re: The myth of "room in an RV"

feel free to categorize me as a bourgie space hogging American princess because that sort of shared close quarters is truly the stuff of nightmares for me. i did a ride share of 3 people in a six person RV and i'm VERY surprised that one or two bodies were not buried in the desert between reno and p...
by pretty_monster
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Do dead bugs count as MOOP?
Replies: 10
Views: 1929

Re: Do dead bugs count as MOOP?

Canoe wrote:If they fall out of the night sky from a propane fireball onto the playa, does the three second rule apply?
see post#4: "They aren't dead until they've been taken to the hospital in Reno and declared dead. So there are no dead bugs on the playa, no matter how they look."

so... no. not MOOP :)
by pretty_monster
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Seeking tips for taming long hair on the playa
Replies: 82
Views: 22888

Re: Seeking tips for taming long hair on the playa

i've got long, platinum blonde hair. all i do to take care of it is keep it braided (low pigtails braided and then coiled up and pinned into buns at the nape of my neck) and keep it covered (i always wear a hat or scarf). i even sleep with the braids in, but uncoiled, only taking it down to comb it ...
by pretty_monster
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Travel Log
Replies: 34
Views: 2047

Re: Travel Log

me and my new little car will be leaving PHX Saturday morning. staying in Hawthorne Saturday night. making the rest of the drive Sunday morning.
by pretty_monster
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Big camp, small landing party.
Replies: 27
Views: 2026

Re: Big camp, small landing party.

Land grabbing can happen after the gates, too. One guy basically roping off a 50x100' space... you are grabbing land. For people who are not there. You said Land grabbing can happen after the gates, too ... I'm confused. I though grabbing land before the gates openned was not okay? the point here i...
by pretty_monster
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Billion Bearded Lady's March
Replies: 78
Views: 5909

Re: Billion Bearded Lady's March

i do believe there's a cyberbeard in my future. i've got tons of crin around here.
by pretty_monster
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What do you wish you knew before your first time? 2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2852

Re: What do you wish you knew before your first time?

that this is not "camping + costumes". yes, you live in a tent. yes, you get to dress up. but... all of my previous camping experience was about the simple joy of building a camp & a fire & lazing about & cooking under the stars & generally slowing down every day tasks because you have aaaaaall the ...

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