Search found 358 matches

by Papa Bear
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 55
Views: 2192

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

trilobyte wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:42 am

I believe the minimum numbers needed for camp placement are low (might be 6? Check the form when it opens on the 20th)
Smaller than that, in fact. The current placement criteria specify that a theme camp is "anywhere from three to 400 people".
by Papa Bear
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 55
Views: 2192

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

Marian also got back to me with more information about DGS and problem theme camps (in response to one of the comments I made on her article). She gave me permission to share it with others, so here it is: “Camps who have received a warning of any kind from the organization will usually see a reduct...
by Papa Bear
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 193
Views: 11860

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

Altahoe wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:33 am
Go get'em Papa Bear and Placement team!
So, I just noticed this reply. Just to avoid any confusion, I'd like to clarify that I am not the "Papa Bear" who is part of placement.

There are a few "Papa Bears" out there these days, I'm just the one that's a loudmouth on the internet.
by Papa Bear
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from people
Replies: 193
Views: 11860

Re: Plug&Play Camp PlayaSkool - Camp Probably intentionally left Moop to keep deposit and legally steal money from peopl

I agree, that it is not right to support such a Plug and Play camp. But as a virgin, we had no choice and no idea how this camp would operate, had we known, we would have looked for another one. Mario, it sounds like you got scammed, though it also sounds like you learned a lot about what our cultu...
by Papa Bear
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin burner family planning on attending in 2019!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Virgin burner family planning on attending in 2019!!!

Welcome! Normally I'd suggest coming without the child the first time to get acclimated, but given the circumstances I can certainly understand why you'd want to make it a family trip. In addition to the resources Ratty pointed you to, you may want to consider reading up on and camping with Kidsvill...
by Papa Bear
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello All from Colorado!! (:
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Hello All from Colorado!! (:

Shannon, I'm not sure where in Colorado you are, but PM me and I'll be happy to help you get in touch with the local community here in Colorado.
by Papa Bear
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: 55 gallon drums and water storage
Replies: 22
Views: 2185

Re: 55 gallon drums and water storage

No matter how much you explain it, someone won’t fully grasp the concept of a finite water supply. They will blast the sink full blast while washing dishes, they will take 20 minute showers, whatever. If your water supply is compartmentalized, you don’t lose it all in one of these incidents. This i...
by Papa Bear
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Transporting gear.
Replies: 6
Views: 1265

Re: Transporting gear.

There are burners in a number of cities that organize shared containers that get shipped out to the playa and back again. I've never used one, nor do I know if there are any in the bay area, but I gather Kostume Kult is involved in organizing the one out of NYC. If you can't find an existing one and...
by Papa Bear
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Greeter Bypass For Early Entry
Replies: 31
Views: 1834

Re: Greeter Bypass For Early Entry

You appear to be under the mistaken impression that the people here represent the org, and can make the change you desire. We aren't, and we can't. We're participants, just like you. You need to send your complaint to the org itself. This might be a good place to start: https://burningman.org/networ...
by Papa Bear
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: (hopefull) virgin 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: (hopefull) virgin 2019

People who take the Burner Express have the option to pre-pay for water (but you need to bring your own container). As for the other gear, there are threads in the archive where various people have documented how they managed bringing what they need on the bus. One of the easiest ways to find them i...
by Papa Bear
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa-dippity
Replies: 15
Views: 1291

Re: Playa-dippity

I don't know if it qualifies as unexplainable "playadipity", but one more: My first year, back in '03, I camped with a massage/yoga camp of about 60 people. The camp was organized such that we had a lot of common infrastructure, including shade, kitchen, and a simple shower - essentially just a pall...
by Papa Bear
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa-dippity
Replies: 15
Views: 1291

Re: Playa-dippity

I've told this elsewhere, but I'll go ahead and contribute it here as well. This happened back in 2016. I was frustrated, because I had been meaning for several days to wander over to my former camp to visit my friend K, who lives in a different state and whom I hadn't seen in far too long. Seemed l...
by Papa Bear
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: "New" shade structure material
Replies: 58
Views: 13382

Re: "New" shade structure material

Thanks for the update - I sat under that shade a couple of times, but never realized that they were anything other than your typical gray tarp.

Then again, those monster misters you folks came up with did kind of steal the attention...
by Papa Bear
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: CRUSH THIS
Replies: 1470
Views: 197314

Re: CRUSH THIS

Contrary to some people’s belief, sound camps have always been part of BRC since the beginning. Don’t like them, you don’t like Burning Man. Nonsense. You can dislike any portion of Burning Man you choose, doesn't mean you don't like the whole thing. Portos overflowing with shit have been part of t...
by Papa Bear
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: CRUSH THIS
Replies: 1470
Views: 197314

Re: CRUSH THIS

A radical suggestion: do a year or two with zero big sound camps. Kill the dance floors and DJs, and watch what happens next. If you don't want to be Coachella Lite, then cut out the elements that draw that crowd. Call it a theme. Burning Man 2019 : Unplugged :D Be still, my beating heart...
by Papa Bear
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Internet Access
Replies: 18
Views: 1804

Re: Internet Access

The availability of internet has a lot of downsides, but to be fair, there are also folks who can relax and be more present if they have some kind of reliable connection to the outside world when needed. High on that list is parents who have small children back home - especially if Burning Man is th...
by Papa Bear
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 2018 Black Rock City Plan - Campless - No Space
Replies: 16
Views: 1731

Re: 2018 Black Rock City Plan - Campless - No Space

Ratty wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:29 pm
After the gates open its ALL open camping.
Not quite - you still don't get to plunk down in a placed theme camp's reserved space without their permission (unless nobody from the camp showed up before gate opened, in which case their assigned space is up for grabs).
by Papa Bear
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Thank you to all that helped me in this space...
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Thank you to all that helped me in this space...

Those are awesome! But yeah, physical gifts aren't really necessary. I'll offer the same advice I offer anyone coming for the first time. Get there, get your camp set up, and then wander down the street (any street, any direction) looking for someone who looks like they could benefit from an extra h...
by Papa Bear
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 102
Views: 8210

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

trilobyte wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:41 am
Because anything less than actual data is just some random person making really wild guesses
...which is par for the course on this thread, regardless of which side of the issue a person is on.
by Papa Bear
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Solo Camp Suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: Solo Camp Suggestions

BBadger wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:35 am
You should probably *avoid* being near Hushville (6:30 and E).
I'd add Kidsville (5:00-5:15, E-G) to that list as well. Normally it shares the block with Hushville, but not this year.
by Papa Bear
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Printable contact sheet- input and/or edits
Replies: 15
Views: 913

Re: Printable contact sheet- input and/or edits

Afraid not, though that's a common misunderstanding. I'd say "just south of Loveland", but people make the same mistake there too.

Berthoud's a small town about an hour north of Denver - just north of Longmont, and just south of the city of Loveland.
by Papa Bear
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Printable contact sheet- input and/or edits
Replies: 15
Views: 913

Re: Printable contact sheet- input and/or edits

You'll understand this more once you've been on playa a while, but "best time to meet/find you" is almost pointless. A few people will be able to give you a credible answer, but for most people it's more or less a crap shoot. Even if they intend to be there, they often aren't. I seem to recall you a...
by Papa Bear
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Smaller Misting System: Pump or Bucket Top?
Replies: 13
Views: 902

Re: Smaller Misting System: Pump or Bucket Top?

... especially in open spaces where a swamp cooler wouldn't work. ... And yet, that's exactly where some have used them. There's certainly no shortage of hot dry air. 12" outlet Endless Breeze driving ~250, ~500 or ~900 CFM. Good point. And now that I think about it, *I've* used my box cooler in ex...
by Papa Bear
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Smaller Misting System: Pump or Bucket Top?
Replies: 13
Views: 902

Re: Smaller Misting System: Pump or Bucket Top?

We've had several of the Arctic Cove bucket-top misting fans going in the waiting area at Astral the past couple of years. May be worth keeping an eye on ebay for them - several of us picked ours up for $35 apiece (though granted, that was in February). They're only going to really cool things in th...
by Papa Bear
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Name & Pics of 2009 Camp?
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Name & Pics of 2009 Camp?

I don't know about the rest, but the "drawing for a night's stay in a glam camping tent" sounds like it might be Ashram Galactica? http://ashramgalactica.com
by Papa Bear
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Boyfriend broke up with me for going to Burning Man
Replies: 23
Views: 2764

Re: Boyfriend broke up with me for going to Burning Man

You get one life. Nobody else can live it for you, nobody else gets to tell you how to do it, and nobody else is going to be lying on your deathbed regretting the things you wanted but were to scared to go after. If you choose to find a life partner (or even a temporary lover), make sure it is one t...
by Papa Bear
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Bittersweet of approved but not doable- The Flint Fix-It Fort
Replies: 53
Views: 2488

Re: Bittersweet of approved but not doable- The Flint Fix-It Fort

I'm trying to think of the last time I saw a playa name find someone before they ever set foot on the playa. Well done!
by Papa Bear
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Bittersweet of approved but not doable- The Flint Fix-It Fort
Replies: 53
Views: 2488

Re: Bittersweet of approved but not doable- The Flint Fix-It Fort

zorro sings wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:25 pm

Do the right thing. Tell placement now you cannot do this properly.
Just FYI in case you missed it, Flint did mention a few posts ago that he'd informed placement as soon as he knew he couldn't make it happen.
by Papa Bear
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Party/Bar Requirements for Legal Drinking Age
Replies: 12
Views: 1700

Re: Party/Bar Requirements for Legal Drinking Age

My understanding is that bars are technically not legally required to ask for ID, they are just required not to serve underaged drinkers. The key here is that should a bar serve someone who turns out to be underaged, then having checked a valid legal photo ID is considered an "affirmative defense". ...
by Papa Bear
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 102
Views: 8210

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

If we discourage the low impact types this impact study would be about adding more rings of parking so we could enlarge our ration of space,...… I'd rather discuss adding more burners. I believe adding extra rings and enlarging the area enclosed by the trash fence is on the table as well. Even in t...

Go to advanced search