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by Papa Bear
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: SilviShade vs Aluminet?
Replies: 5
Views: 155

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: 3
Views: 348

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: 51
Views: 2587

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: 19
Views: 1429

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: 51
Views: 2587

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: 51
Views: 2587

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: 51
Views: 2587

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: 19
Views: 1429

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: 93
Views: 6887

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: 93
Views: 6887

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: 93
Views: 6887

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: 36
Views: 2693

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: 93
Views: 6887

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: 760

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...
by Papa Bear
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Burner Virgin
Replies: 3
Views: 2557

Re: Burner Virgin

If you want to go, you need to get a ticket. You can still do so through the STEP program and the OMG sale. More information here: https://tickets.burningman.org To be clear, though, you're still going to have to come up with the money to buy it, as well as the money to put together everything you n...
by Papa Bear
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Small Theme Camp looking for a Village to join
Replies: 19
Views: 1401

Re: Small Theme Camp looking for a Village to join

Thinking of using these for the privacy to hold the material in place. Fi-Shock P-30G Green Garden Post for Fence (25 Pack), 30" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010RJ7WAY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_O8RRCb2TSN61W Then this over it https://www.wayfair.com/outdoor/pdp/aleko-6-ft-h-x-150-ft-w-multi-color-privacy-...
by Papa Bear
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: How much grey water to plan for?
Replies: 17
Views: 1283

Re: How much grey water to plan for?

You're more than welcome! I asked myself the same question when I first discovered them - they've completely changed the way I think about and use those buckets.
by Papa Bear
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Steamboat Springs, CO to BRC and back
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Steamboat Springs, CO to BRC and back

I'm not sure how many specifically from the Steamboat area attend (I know a few who have gone in the past, but no longer do). If you want to meet some relatively local burners in person you might be able to share with, I organize a Northern Colorado burner social meetup the 2nd Thursday of each mont...
by Papa Bear
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: How much grey water to plan for?
Replies: 17
Views: 1283

Re: How much grey water to plan for?

Well, in that case, I'm a fan of the 5 gallon bucket. Easily obtained, easy to fill and empty, not too heavy to move around, and can be sealed up tight.

If the pressure fit/pry off lids annoy you, gamma lids aren't all that expensive an upgrade.
by Papa Bear
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: How much grey water to plan for?
Replies: 17
Views: 1283

Re: How much grey water to plan for?

Captain Goddammit hit the nail on the head. My one suggested addition? Don't supply fresh water either - for washing or drinking. Make people be responsible for bringing their own water as well as taking away their gray water. It's the simplest and most reliable way to make sure everyone is both awa...
by Papa Bear
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Playa Beignets
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Playa Beignets

Are drop-in on playa volunteers at all helpful?

For the prep, I mean, not just the eating.
by Papa Bear
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Small Theme Camp looking for a Village to join
Replies: 19
Views: 1401

Re: Small Theme Camp looking for a Village to join

So, a few logistical thoughts/questions based on the new layout... First, putting all the cars around the back perimeter sounds great in theory, but typically not everyone arrives and leaves at the same time. You'll need to account for that, and I'd encourage you to think about what happens if someo...
by Papa Bear
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: When is the book published?
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: When is the book published?

Playa events are published online long before the event, and the online listing is in fact far more complete - the WWWW only contains a fraction of those listings.

The event database is also made available to developers, which is how it makes it into apps like iBurn and Time To Burn.
by Papa Bear
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Placement Questionnaire
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Placement Questionnaire

Not that I've tried it, but what web browser are you using? Maybe trying a different one would help.
by Papa Bear
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Manish Arora appropriating art for his fashion show.
Replies: 21
Views: 1321

Re: Manish Arora appropriating art for his fashion show.

Oh, I recognized the sarcasm, and I absolutely agree with you that being a cool guy doesn't excuse that kind of behavior. It's appalling just how many responses to that journal article seem to think it should, though. I'm just trying to draw the distinction I see between one person who did something...
by Papa Bear
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Manish Arora appropriating art for his fashion show.
Replies: 21
Views: 1321

Re: Manish Arora appropriating art for his fashion show.

I don't particularly care whether or not he's a cool guy. He blew it, big time. As for Ms. Raiser, I can absolutely see being thrilled to be invited by a friend to his runway show, and excited to hear that his experiences at Burning Man helped inspire his line. There are lots of subtle ways a design...
by Papa Bear
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 895
Views: 121480

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

(PS: Papa Bear, I think you were our placer the last few years, see ya in a few months!!! :) ) Nope, I can guarantee I wasn't. There's more than one of us out there, which occasionally causes confusion, but after 16 years I don't feel like changing it up. That said, who knows - we just might see ea...
by Papa Bear
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Manish Arora appropriating art for his fashion show.
Replies: 21
Views: 1321

Re: Manish Arora appropriating art for his fashion show.

Huh. Looks like the Treasurer for the borg attended, and was in support of it. Said treasurer (Jennifer Raiser) has also posted a public response and apology (linked in several places in the comments in that article), in which she acknowledges that she was there at the invitation of the designer (w...
by Papa Bear
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Help with 36'X30' EMT conduit flat top shade structure
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: Help with 36'X30' EMT conduit flat top shade structure

Most of my experience has been with carports, though I've helped with a couple of flat-tops, but in either case I've never seen footpads twist around the lag screw. Did you have them screwed down flush and tight? If you want to prevent that entirely, you'd probably do just fine with a large nail or ...
by Papa Bear
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 120
Views: 10025

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

To the size of the event, I suggested in my draft EIS input that 34 be widened to 3 lanes from the 447 Y to 8 mile. That would provide a faster drain out of vehicles in an emergency where they could be staged on 447 N of the Y, and it better loads 447 N and S on exodus. Exodus falls under the Nevad...

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