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by Papa Bear
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Mist Shower: minimal water use
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Mist Shower: minimal water use

Can confirm - a pump-up garden sprayer works just fine. Even better than the solar bag showers, IMO, since you actually get some pressure. That's exactly what we used last year, worked a treat. And yeah, if you're using a solar shower and leaving it in the sun, fill it only part way. That way you ca...
by Papa Bear
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What time would you leave from salt lake City?
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: What time would you leave from salt lake City?

If you bring up directions from Google, it will tell you that SLC to Fernley, NV is a bit under 7 hours (and it will likely be at least 7 once you include stops for fuel, etc). Add to that at least three more hours to the playa, and likely a lot more by the time you make it through the line. That's ...
by Papa Bear
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Getting playa dust out of clothes
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Getting playa dust out of clothes

I realize the original post was about clothes that can't go in the wash, but since it's started to wander to washables, I'll add my two cents. I've tried a few different approaches to washing playa out in the past (including adding vinegar), but haven't been terribly impressed with the results. Some...
by Papa Bear
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: 2019 Lost On The Playa
Topic: Red iPhone 7, clear case with yellow edges
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Red iPhone 7, clear case with yellow edges

My 12 yo son's playa-brained parents managed to misplace the used phone he had recently worked hard to earn, and was using to interview people as part of a project for school. Unfortunately, we neglected obvious steps like putting our contact info on the home screen. Presumably lost somewhere along ...
by Papa Bear
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Where will YOUR camp be this year 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2051

Re: Where will YOUR camp be this year 2019

Anti M's Home for Wayward Art will be at 5:15 and E, which is in Hushville. We will be smack in the middle of the block, against Kidsville's fire lane. So, no, Kidsville won't extend to 520, that's our turf. When you're a Hush, you're a Hush all the way ... snap snap You are, of course, correct. I ...
by Papa Bear
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: LOOKING FOR A BURNING MAN FAMILY (Yes, parent.s with kid.s!)
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: LOOKING FOR A BURNING MAN FAMILY (Yes, parent.s with kid.s!)

The Kidsville website is at www.kidsville.org - information on how to join the mailing list can be found there. That's probably the easiest place to reach out and ask. That said, I agree with the advice you've been given: this may not be project to try your first year, especially on this short of no...
by Papa Bear
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Dumb Question: WHERE is the map of all the placed camps on this site?
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Dumb Question: WHERE is the map of all the placed camps on this site?

Of course, I may be hallucinating, sure we have Placement on here... We may, but just so there is no confusion, I'm not part of Placement. That's a totally different "Papa Bear". (You may not have been referring to me, but since people are mixing us up more and more often the last few years, I'm be...
by Papa Bear
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: "New" shade structure material
Replies: 60
Views: 18137

Re: "New" shade structure material

I'll be sure to check it out - just down the road in Kidsville this year.

(I'm also giving the attic foil a try myself this year as a carport roof/wall liner, will report back how it goes.)
by Papa Bear
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Aussie in need of a massage table and tent
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Aussie in need of a massage table and tent

Gaminwench’s suggestion is a really good one. The HeeBees have plenty of massage tables and a nice healing space, and you don’t have to camp with them to be a “guest healer” there. You’ll find them at 6:30 and G. More info about them here: http://www.heebeegeebeehealers.org/visit-us-in-2019.html (Fu...
by Papa Bear
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 130
Views: 15745

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

Lonesomebri wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:24 pm
Get back to us when the org tells you what to be upset about with the cultural direction. Thanks.
I don't take marching orders from anyone, including the org. I think I'll just stick to calling out obvious lazy bullshit when I see it. You're welcome.
by Papa Bear
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Need a Ride from Colorado or SLC?
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Need a Ride from Colorado or SLC?

Where in Colorado are you starting from? Going through SLC could indicate either an I70 or I80 route. The Northern Colorado crew is having our next meetup this Thursday at 6 pm in Loveland, you might be able to find someone there. The Boulder group's next one is Wednesday the 14th. I can also point ...
by Papa Bear
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 130
Views: 15745

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

I did this new and amazing thing and actually took a few minutes to read the article before deciding what was in it. It's just a garden variety puff piece describing some of the 2019 honoraria grant art installations. The reporter contacted the artists involved in creating them, and then wrote up a ...
by Papa Bear
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Best Tent
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: Best Tent

I believe the Kodiak and Springbar 10'x14' models are considered 8-person tents. They're pretty much the gold standard out there outside of specialty items like the Shiftpod or the No-Bake tent. They're canvas tents, so relatively heavy and not cheap, but everyone I've known who has had one raves ab...
by Papa Bear
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Where will YOUR camp be this year 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2051

Re: Where will YOUR camp be this year 2019

Tiger Man Camp will be at Fortuna & 4:45. Kidsville will be in the same place as the past few years - 5:00 & E, extending over to 5:20ish and back to G. I'll be right in the middle, at about 5:05 & F (actually the ring alley in Kidsville that would be F if it wasn't a deep block). No excuse other t...
by Papa Bear
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: HAIR concerns on the playa? ;)
Replies: 54
Views: 5472

Re: HAIR concerns on the playa? ;)

Chiming in to second Ratty's suggestion. Astral Headwash is the best. I scrubbed about 5 other's hair and then the guy scrubbing mine did so for almost 20 mins. Omg. Zen. Pure. Zen. <3 Braids and get to astral headwash once and you're good to go! While those of us associated with Astral Headwash ap...
by Papa Bear
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: SilviShade vs Aluminet?
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: SilviShade vs Aluminet?

Yep. We bought "80% Alumimesh" from the shade cloth store last year. Works great so far.
by Papa Bear
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: SilviShade vs Aluminet?
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: SilviShade vs Aluminet?

I may be mistaken, but I recall hearing that the patent on Aluminet expired sometime within the past few years, which is why we now see other suppliers selling basically the same thing. Take that with a grain of salt, I haven't done a patent search to check. The trademark on the name Aluminet still ...
by Papa Bear
Tue May 21, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Steamboat Springs, CO to BRC and back
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Steamboat Springs, CO to BRC and back

edenassociate wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 5:37 am
Thanks PBear... I might head Loveland way sometime early this summer. I'll make sure it's a 2nd Tuesday if I do. :D
Sure, but stay until Thursday so you can come join us!
by Papa Bear
Sat May 18, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!
Replies: 101
Views: 8149

Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Joeln wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:57 am
gaminwench wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 12:11 am
Bring the twelve-year-old.
Concur! My 12 yo daughter was a requested mixologist at our first M & G.
Heh. Well, you've met him... and I have to admit, he would probably *love* doing that. We'll give it some thought.
by Papa Bear
Thu May 16, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water Storage/ Shower Situation
Replies: 20
Views: 2990

Re: Water Storage/ Shower Situation

TT120's advice is good. A few additional notes: * You have to make sure they are big enough. I'd say an inch deep is pushing the limits, especially later in the week. The shallower the depth, the better your overall evaporation rate, and the less risk you run. * At the same time, too little water ca...
by Papa Bear
Thu May 16, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!
Replies: 101
Views: 8149

Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

So to some extent, my attendance is predicated on my better half not scheduling a ranger shift that evening and thus being available to ensure that I don't have our 12-year-old in tow. Should be doable. Ugh, what a word salad. Must find coffee. Let me try again: I'll be there if my wife is around t...
by Papa Bear
Thu May 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!
Replies: 101
Views: 8149

Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Where are you camping? We'll send some "missionaries" to bring you this year. 8) Since Astral Headwash is taking the year off, it's Kidsville. So to some extent, my attendance is predicated on my better half not scheduling a ranger shift that evening and thus being available to ensure that I don't ...
by Papa Bear
Tue May 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!
Replies: 101
Views: 8149

Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Really hoping to make it back to the meet & greet this year. It’s been a long time.
by Papa Bear
Mon May 13, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water Storage/ Shower Situation
Replies: 20
Views: 2990

Re: Water Storage/ Shower Situation

FYI, Astral Headwash is taking a year off, so won't be found on playa again until 2020.
by Papa Bear
Fri May 10, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 9791

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

What lack of supply has not been solved entirely by generous oversupply? Well, traffic and freeways, for one. The more lanes you build, the more people are inclined to live further away and commute, which then increases traffic and clogs the roads up again. Back to the point, though - the lead plac...
by Papa Bear
Wed May 08, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 9791

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Following up to my own post: if my calculations are correct, adding that extra 50 feet to the city depth adds roughly 1.683 million square feet to the available space. Probably a bit less for camping, since the shallower blocks mean the roads will take up a portion of that. I'd have to go do more de...
by Papa Bear
Wed May 08, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 9791

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

I agree with that sentiment and I'm hopeful the deeper blocks closer in will concentrate the theme camps a little more so that there is more space for open camping. I'm hopeful that's one result. My understanding is that there's typically been unpopulated space in the center of those outer blocks, ...
by Papa Bear
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: __CAMP XX__ GOA Culture__
Replies: 40
Views: 4576

Re: __CAMP XX__ GOA Culture__

zorro sings wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:48 pm
You know only a select few will remember Camp Hedon from the Planet Wanton (2004) but they may be back as Camp XX_Goa Culture_.
Oh wow. That's a blast from the past.
by Papa Bear
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 9791

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

I think Simon’s scenario is the only hope for reversing the deterioration and dilution of the event. I certainly think it's the quickest route. A couple of years of difficult nastiness that gets lots of press, and many of the instagrammers are going to seek out easier photo ops while declaring Burn...
by Papa Bear
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Mountain bikers... full suspension or hardtail?
Replies: 9
Views: 1199

Re: Mountain bikers... full suspension or hardtail?

Last year was a remarkably hard and durable surface that was easy to ride. It isn't always that way. Many years, the playa is more of a "potato chip" texture that crumbles easily and quickly turns into seas of dust dunes. Heck, in '17 the dust was six inches deep in parts of the 9:00 side. When it's...

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