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by Silver 2
Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: first time burn
Replies: 18
Views: 2983

Skygod wrote: They will give you a little guide when you arrive. Be sure and look at it to see if there are any "I can't miss that!" events that you'll want to go to. and mdmf007 agreed. They are wrong. Check out the guide and check out the BM site before you go so that you know what you are missing...
by Silver 2
Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Quote of the Day
Replies: 55
Views: 11406

He either fears his fate too much,
or his deserts are small,
he who fails to put it to the touch,
to win or lose it all.
—Montrose Toast
by Silver 2
Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Scam Alert - Online Dating in Nigeria...yeah right...
Replies: 35
Views: 8650

I must chime in with Antim; I was never active duty but grew up in a military family and as a pre-teen watched my father take action when a young man in his unit was being scammed (France 1962). Granted my father was harder to ignore than an civ sister but you should be able to contact his unit comm...
by Silver 2
Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Ban glow sticks bring led blinkies or anything but glow junk
Replies: 61
Views: 14614

I rather see your point but .... "Sell them a bright EL wire or LED instead. " Sell; humm, I show up with several gallons of extra white gas to gift. Think about it. Not sure I totally appove of the coffee sales; though it saved my ass twice in '06 -- long story. I don't barter, I give away. If you ...
by Silver 2
Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Poll (RSVP ?): interest in military "dining out" e
Replies: 22
Views: 6531

Don't know that I agree with spectabillis, we hold PDF at the Viet-Nam Veteran's Motorcycle Club of Delaware and a couple of years ago on the Sunday before Memorial Day one of the Vets got on stage and recited a poem which I believe he wrote. The poem was in honor of the fallen and maimed. Now I wil...
by Silver 2
Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burning Man sucks.
Replies: 25
Views: 8973

Went to my 9th PDF (Playa del Fuego) a couple of weeks ago. We sold all but about 30 tickets and I will admit that we had a lot bailouts due to the weather but a solid core of about 600+ that showed up in the rain, the mud and the wind. We did not have as many art projects as we do in the Spring, bu...
by Silver 2
Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: 2006 Theme
Topic: Ageism at Burningman?
Replies: 4
Views: 4178

Well, I'm 53 and I am called Silver for a reason (hair). And I haven't noticed anything. Granted in my group I am the one expected to do the heavy lifting and the group averages about 34. I do have some thoughts on the subject however. think about what these kids (and you and I) see every day; so ma...
by Silver 2
Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Does anyone go to BM WITHOUT the expectation to have sex?
Replies: 78
Views: 24354

I'm bored and packed and awake and have to get up in about 6 hours to pick up friends and catch a plane at 07:00 EST. So in response, yes I know several (at least) people who go to Burning Man without their SO's and make no effort to get laid (if men) or who turn down offers (if women or gay men). V...
by Silver 2
Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Does anyone go to BM WITHOUT the expectation to have sex?
Replies: 78
Views: 24354

I'm bored and packed and awake and have to get up in about 6 hours to pick up friends and catch a plane at 07:00 EST. So in response, yes I know several (at least) people who go to Burning Man without their SO's and make no effort to get laid (if men) or who turn down offers (if women or gay men). V...
by Silver 2
Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:23 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Protecting Vehicle from Dust and Damage
Replies: 18
Views: 6369

What is largely blowing around out there is dust, not sand or anything grainy. Go to the store and buy a container of talc, play with it and get an idea of what you will be dealing with. Granted if someone's chair or whatever flys into your car that might be a problem. I would think that a tarp up a...
by Silver 2
Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Getting in at night...
Replies: 22
Views: 3595

so, are the stores in Gerlach open in the middle of the night? There are NO stores in Gerlach. The nearest store is Empire and it is very small, expensive with a very small selection of stuff. I know they sell ice and I assume that they have water but would not depend on it. I have no clue how late...
by Silver 2
Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:07 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Critical Tits photography
Replies: 280
Views: 96684

Heli,

That was damned good makeup, congrats.

SED,

On a board, who knows and with this crowd even after a face-to-face you might not want to bet the rent.
by Silver 2
Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Getting in at night...
Replies: 22
Views: 3595

Sorry, evolution in action: Back before Corvettes had run-flat tires I saw what happens when the MHP throws some down and the Vette hit 'em at 130+. Jersey barriers don't like to yield when the car slingshots into the barrier and goes bouncing between two barriers across 3 lanes. The driver was slow...
by Silver 2
Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:08 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Your job.
Replies: 75
Views: 12990

I work for the Feds and have for a long time so I have the max vacation time one can get. Everybody here knows that I will be gone for at least one and half weeks at the end of summer. The only question is exactly which weeks. Since I prattle on about it everybody knows. I do inform the division hea...
by Silver 2
Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Critical Tits photography
Replies: 280
Views: 96684

OK, not every man taking pictures is a perv. My first year I took about 10 CT shots, all group and no one recognizable, more a proof of concept than anything else. Was busy in '04, in '05 I was a shooting fool, racing ahead to get the best shots -- of friends. A couple of friends have blown one of m...
by Silver 2
Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: We need 2 bikes and we are flying in to reno: suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 1939

I saw the used bike man in '04 but had hauled bikes from the East coast, in '05 we didn't get to Gerlach until about 9 and he had already gone home, or somewhere anyway. One thing I have done is bought bikes and left them at Ratt's, he cleans and fixes them up, stores them and rents them out to long...
by Silver 2
Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: bikini line maintainance on playa?
Replies: 18
Views: 5096

In '04 there was a young woman that I saw regularly with "NO BUSH" written on her belly and am arrow pointing down. On Friday she had "STUBBLE'" on her belly and an arrow. I walked up, hugged her and told her I would remember and love her forever. Now for a real answer, if you are not going for a fu...
by Silver 2
Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme
Topic: Why more fees ($50-$500) for 'where' you camp on the playa?
Replies: 31
Views: 15559

Oh, hell, my turn. I generally live alone in Hushville, this year I am in Hushville with two friends. It does, and always has, cost me more to live alone than with a camp. OK maybe not the bigger ticket $300+ camps and I have to do everything myself. In '04 when I drove out and set up a hot coco and...
by Silver 2
Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Playa Conditions
Replies: 47
Views: 7370

OK, here is something I sent out to my local group a couple of hours ago: Note: B is out there helping with a major art project. Just got off the phone with B, she was out in Empire so this report is today, 8/17/06. Today is good, hotter than hell (remember she is toting hunks of steel around) but l...
by Silver 2
Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: your stupid joke here
Replies: 1026
Views: 208500

OK, humm, this is not something I am really into but I am good, giving and game.

Why did Jesus die on the cross?













He forgot his safe word.
by Silver 2
Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: REALLY...stupid question...
Replies: 20
Views: 5935

but don't wake _me_ up and be in the right camp. Sheesh! but don't wake _me_ up Bitch, moan, whine; in '04 I was at the end of Hushville's foot path and right across from the potties (still have my pottie watcher laminate). Twice people woke me up on purpose (calling into the tent) to ask where the...
by Silver 2
Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar
Replies: 88940
Views: 7041972

Just popping in to tell you drunks that theme camp placement is up:

http://www.burningman.com/themecamps/Fi ... ist_06.htm
by Silver 2
Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:24 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Frequently Asked Questions: Look here first.
Replies: 382
Views: 235232

OK, personally I think this is all a lot more work than it is worth but I'm lazy. Here is a suggestion: Get two foil pans the same size and several spring clamps. Put the hibachi in the bottom pan and cut holes the side (high up) the bottom pan and in the top and sides of the top one. Get your fire ...
by Silver 2
Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:17 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Veggies, help me and After the Burn advice
Replies: 21
Views: 4309

MRE's, I have recommended them in the past as an easy way to go. They do get old after a while. Sportsmansguide sells a mixed case (12) for about $70, in '02 cheaperthandirt.com (cannot get to the site right now) sold me a case for $50 and threw in shipping, these things are heavy. My first time out...
by Silver 2
Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Advice appreciated and desperately needed.
Replies: 18
Views: 3773

Kitten, The shade thing packs to about 4x6x24 or thereabouts and weights under 10 lbs. And yeah, 30 years ago my tiny backpackers tent took up almost as much space. At one point I had a cabin type tent rated for four people and it took up more space than my 18x11 tent does now. The big differences a...
by Silver 2
Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Advice appreciated and desperately needed.
Replies: 18
Views: 3773

Last year I took a $25 K-mart tent and it was fine (three man tent, uh huh, very small or very friendly or both). Not long before the event I was in Target and picked up a triangular shade thing for about the same amount of money (about 50% off). An option that you might want to consider is LampLigh...
by Silver 2
Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Aerial gallery of BRC 2005 -- help identify some streets
Replies: 13
Views: 3498

The picture titled 'Big Camo' is Gigsville. Just above the camo is Hushville. You can see Anti-Em's Home for wayward art and Phil's camp. I really don't remember our address.
by Silver 2
Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: How to not look like a tourist on the playa.......
Replies: 64
Views: 11052

Sarongs, quick, easy and cheap. Something I wrote a long time ago: I go to the fabric store and pick out cheap 48 inch fabric that pleases me and buy two yards, I have a 36 inch waist and am 6'4 so you may have to adjust. I take the fabric home and on the cut ends fold over about 1/2 to 1 inch, iron...
by Silver 2
Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Veggies, help me and After the Burn advice
Replies: 21
Views: 4309

Thanks for the ideas and that's what I was after. I was going for random input with the hope of new and interesting ideas that were Playa adapted. Here's one I have made before and made last night for dinner -- very easy: Scramble eggs, separate into equal piles, place grated cheese on top, scoop up...
by Silver 2
Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Veggies, help me and After the Burn advice
Replies: 21
Views: 4309

We are sharing resources and skills, I cook better and am much more used to camp cooking on top of that. She is arranging for the mini-van and airplane tickets, I'm doing the hotel and figuring out the shopping. Hotel and shopping mainly because I know where everything is in Reno. I have no intentio...

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