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by Papa Bear
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Theme Camp Symposium Sat 3/28 | Sherpa Beth FTW
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Theme Camp Symposium Sat 3/28 | Sherpa Beth FTW

And with respect to OSS, another interesting tidbit from the "Here’s What We’ll Look For" part of the "Self-reliance / Strain on Resources" section of the revised placement criteria:
Were you overly reliant on using Outside Services or Heavy Equipment rather than your own resources?
by Papa Bear
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: First Time Burner looking for appropriate camp
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: First Time Burner looking for appropriate camp

So... I'm just going to reiterate that you don't have to join a camp to attend and participate. Also, you can share your breakdancing skill in lots of places - you don't need to join a camp for that, either. Here's an important point: theme camps don't exist for the purpose of making it easier for p...
by Papa Bear
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: MV from go cart, can it tow a few passengers
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: MV from go cart, can it tow a few passengers

Token wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:35 pm
We have had a fatality at BM with a trailer setup.
Unfortunately, we've actually had two, eleven years apart. One in 2014, one in 2003.
by Papa Bear
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Tarp to block heat?
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: Tarp to block heat?

You might also consider a high-shade-percentage shade cloth (whether aluminet or something more traditional).

That way, warmed air underneath can flow through and out, rather than being trapped underneath.
by Papa Bear
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4726
Views: 336427

Re: PAGE TWO

IIRC, it was hard to tell what he was talking about the first time around, too. In this case, forgetfulness is a virtue.

Me, I forgot there was a way to plonk. Been a long time.
by Papa Bear
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Conflict between school and Burning Man
Replies: 13
Views: 2250

Re: Conflict between school and Burning Man

It looks like they schedule the events right when college or school classes start just to keep uni professors and teachers out of it, lol You resurrected a thread that's been dead for five years to toss out that kind of nonsense? There are better reasons for the scheduling. For one, the end of the ...
by Papa Bear
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Is there a 3D Map of Black Rock City
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Is there a 3D Map of Black Rock City

Every year the structures and placement of camps change. So a 3D map would be different every year. Unless, of course, you're just interested in a 3D map of the terrain the city sits on and not the temporary structures... in which case, pretty much any 2D map should approximate it within maybe an i...
by Papa Bear
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: how much will coat flight to black rock city from reno
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: how much will coat flight to black rock city from reno

As I said, pricing hasn't been announced yet, and likely won't be for at least a couple of months. In the meantime, may I invite you to take a few moments to introduce yourself and tell us about your group and what you are all planning to create? 25 is quite a sizable group - have you participated i...
by Papa Bear
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: how much will coat flight to black rock city from reno
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: how much will coat flight to black rock city from reno

You are probably thinking of Burner Express Air. 2020 pricing for that hasn't been announced, but the site is here: https://burnerexpress.burningman.org/ That said, Express Air flights only allow you to take very minimal luggage. Have you considered how you will bring all of the stuff you are going ...
by Papa Bear
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Need Legal Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: Need Legal Help

Umm ok. My personal opinion is that a camp that size would be to big for my liking. Yup, perfectly fair. Like I said, a camp that size isn't everyone's cup of tea. I've come to prefer smaller myself. Unqualified assumption? Not unqualified - unjustified. It seemed like you were assuming their issue...
by Papa Bear
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade fabric HELP
Replies: 16
Views: 1615

Re: Shade fabric HELP

some seeing eye wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:14 pm

The high tech shade cloth is Aluminet, as far as we can tell from a patented maker in Israel.
If I'm not mistaken, that patent expired a few years ago, though the name Aluminet is still trademarked. You can now buy the same stuff from other makers, just look for names like "Alumimesh".
by Papa Bear
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: First Timer - solo or camp option?
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Re: First Timer - solo or camp option?

If you decide to go with a camp, chose wisely. DO NOT DEPEND on a camp to provide you with what you may need, no matter what they charge. If you need it, then you need to bring it. I am part of a camp, and for me it works very well. Never felt like I missed out on anything and I have a lot of fun i...
by Papa Bear
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Need Legal Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

Re: Need Legal Help

I’m very glad/fortunate that my camp isn’t out of control size wise and that it’s basically the same people, with virgins ebbing and flowing some years. I understand that a theme camp of this size isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I also feel like there may be some unjustified assumptions being made...
by Papa Bear
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Burning Man Project wants more of your $$$
Replies: 38
Views: 4161

Re: Burning Man Project wants more of your $$$

Token wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:00 pm
And the milkman was AWESOME!
Was? Ours still is.
by Papa Bear
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Newbie from Washington State thinking of 2020 as my first time going
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: Newbie from Washington State thinking of 2020 as my first time going

Welcome! The first thing to do is go to the Burning Man website and start reading. The first-timer's guide is a reasonable place to start ( https://burningman.org/event/preparation/first-timers-guide/ ), but I would also recommend reading last year's survival guide and giving it a look. You'll also ...
by Papa Bear
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Noooooooo! BM:The Musical
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: Noooooooo! BM:The Musical

Just a follow-up. Here's what I got back from the IP team: This musical has not been authorized by Burning Man Project. We understand it to be a parody of and commentary on our event, and the use of our name is arguably a fair use under the law. But we want to ensure people aren't confused into thin...
by Papa Bear
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Noooooooo! BM:The Musical
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: Noooooooo! BM:The Musical

I've sent a note off to the IP team to find out whether these folks actually have the org's blessing. The org can't stop someone from using Burning Man as a setting for a novel/play/movie, but they do have a say in whether or not their IP can be used (which would presumably include the use of "Burni...
by Papa Bear
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Mist Shower: minimal water use
Replies: 11
Views: 1862

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: 1110

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: 1615

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: 190

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: 3059

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: 833

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: 1061

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: 21705

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: 286

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: 24606

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: 219

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: 24606

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: 1224

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...

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