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by mrchiff
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Have you taken BXB from BRC to SF on a Monday?
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Have you taken BXB from BRC to SF on a Monday?

I have not personally but about 4-5 years ago a very good friend did and it took about 10.5 to get to the drop location. It was on a Monday and the took whatever bus was around 11 AM.
by mrchiff
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Perimeter Goons
Replies: 21
Views: 3586

Re: Perimeter Goons

zooms up outside the fence and cuts a "J" shaped turn, kicking up a cloud of dust... which then drifts our way.
Seeing as the winds usually blow from the city towards deep playa I would tell mother nature she's a bitch for blowing that shit back your way.
by mrchiff
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: "My Tickets" - No way to create account
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: "My Tickets" - No way to create account

Have you tried signing in with your burner profile email address (which is usually the same as the ticketing email address)? The password appears to be independent between the two. My burner profile PW is XXXXXX and my ticketing PW is YYYYYYY (and the PW reset process does work).
by mrchiff
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: GARS and Credit Cards at Coffee and Ice?
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: GARS and Credit Cards at Coffee and Ice?

https://survival.burningman.org/transportation-traffic/arriving-at-brc Ok, You Made it to the Gate…Now What? The speed limit on Gate Road is 10 MPH. Speeding causes traffic stops, citations, deep ruts in the playa, and dust, which is a safety hazard. Tune in to Gate Advisory Radio Station 95.1 FM fo...
by mrchiff
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: DMR repeater on the playa
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: DMR repeater on the playa

TT120 wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:35 pm
Nope, they dropped the morse code requirement for both the tech and general classes. You still need it for the extra class though.
AE doesn't require code proficiency either.
by mrchiff
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Comfortably camping
Replies: 41
Views: 4330

Re: Comfortably camping

pappachuck wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:06 pm
Well, It is more likely to take about 8 hours setup, and 12 hours breaking down
I wish you all the luck ..
by mrchiff
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Storage container as art, placed in deep playa?
Replies: 34
Views: 5435

Re: Storage container as art, placed in deep playa?

The short version is that if it is part of org related shipping container program it will get dropped at an assigned city street location where a camp would camp. If it were going to be dropped in open playa that location would need to be assigned and marked. There is no way HEAT is going to just dr...
by mrchiff
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why isn't 12 o'clock North?
Replies: 16
Views: 5812

Re: Why isn't 12 o'clock North?

with "Vault Of Heaven" as the theme, the streets were named for the planets and order of their distance from the sun. The planet names and clock face designations were used in '99 as well (Wheel of Time). https://z9hbb3mwou383x1930ve0ugl-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/wheel_time...
by mrchiff
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Planning Arrival After The Gates Open 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 9037

Re: Planning Arrival After The Gates Open 2016

Token wrote: I doubt will-call will do this.
They do it frequently.
by mrchiff
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?
Replies: 34
Views: 2386

Re: Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?

For the ticket, Im thinking because there are ins and outs for BRC, I could buy somebody's unnamed legitimate ticket stub, an unused vehicle pass; go to the gate and pay the $20 re entry fee to enter BRC mid-week, as I understand the rules (rules might be different or changed). Yeah - no! You don't...
by mrchiff
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How much will playa dust scratch clear vinyl (a zorb)?
Replies: 165
Views: 9215

Re: How much will playa dust scratch clear vinyl (a zorb)?

Spoiler alert

It ends with a case of dehydration where the person's water bottle did not have detailed instructions as to how to use the damn thing and drink water.
by mrchiff
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Anyone Familiar with Will Call?
Replies: 18
Views: 3411

Re: Anyone Familiar with Will Call?

Seems like they did a better job last year, only took like 45 mins... I would think the greeters giving out the event guides could just as easily have tix available... scan their ID then hand them a ticket... Except the greeters giving out the event guides are after you pass through the gate, will ...
by mrchiff
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: RV pred/Route help please
Replies: 14
Views: 1842

Re: RV pred/Route help please

acoldkiss wrote: Jungo road is out, debating now going north from Fernley!
Hooray. That winny would be pretty shaken by the end had you decided to go that route,
by mrchiff
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: People Seeking Camps 2016
Replies: 508
Views: 31156

Re: what's with people looking for a camp

I've noticed this too, for some reason everybody thinks they need a camp to camp. I can't answer as to why but I will support the fact that it seems to be an ever increasing need for some folks.
by mrchiff
Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: RV pred/Route help please
Replies: 14
Views: 1842

Re: RV pred/Route help please

Unless you have 2 spares, skip Jungo Road.
Hell, even if you have 2 spares, in anything other than a 4x4 I would avoid it. It may be shorter mileage wise but it won't be shorter time wise.
by mrchiff
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 78
Views: 13231

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

The simple method is to just point your door/entry towards the sunrise.
by mrchiff
Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Rangers on MURS
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Re: Rangers on MURS

ESD, and some others monitor MURS 4 (art) and 5 (ESD/911), but it is not used for Ranger or other BM operations.
by mrchiff
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Radio Communication (MURS / 911 / ART SUPPORT)
Replies: 19
Views: 3686

Re: Radio Communication (MURS / 911 / ART SUPPORT)

I don't know where we are on the skip cycle, I'd have to look it up. If it's low then CB is a great way to go on the playa. Cheap, readily available, simple, and no license. Wow... it never occurred to me before (I've been out of radio so long) but I bet you could DX like crazy from the playa. High...
by mrchiff
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: What happens if a vehicle is turned away from gate, but the tickets aren't voided?
Replies: 47
Views: 5061

Re: What happens if a vehicle is turned away from gate, but the tickets aren't voided?

sparr wrote: I don't have to know about a stowaway in the future to decide that printing a counterfeit ticket today is a good idea to protect myself if I end up surprised by a stowaway in 3 weeks.
It won't save you and will probably make things worse. You should stop thinking already.
by mrchiff
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Towing vehicles without vehicle passes
Replies: 58
Views: 7502

Re: Towing vehicles without vehicle passes

I think the phrase is the "smell test". As much as one may want to play semantics arguing allowed entry, there are as many options to deny entry. Do the scenarios presented pass the smell test? The answer to that would most likely determine the outcome. Trying to prank the pranksters can lead to int...
by mrchiff
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: VHF HAM 2 Way Radios
Replies: 90
Views: 8532

Re: VHF HAM 2 Way Radios

I tried calling on MURS 5 once (during the early Thursday dust storm) and didn't hear any response; I also tried calling Art Support on MURS 4 while we were setting up at the Midway and got nothing back. Perhaps the BMORG should post what tones and whatnot to set one's radio to, as the Dakota MURS ...
by mrchiff
Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Planning Arrival After The Gates Open 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 6076

Re: Planning Arrival After The Gates Open 2015

burnertron wrote: Does anyone know when the initial gate-opening madness subsides (if ever)?
Thursday.
by mrchiff
Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2015 Burning Man Box Office Info
Replies: 22
Views: 4459

Re: 2015 Burning Man Box Office Info

It's a crap shoot. There is noy way to answer your question. There will be lines. There will be wait times. It's unavoidable for the timeframe you are referencing.
Even if there was a magic time everybody would then aim for that time and then it would be unmagic.
by mrchiff
Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Conditions for 2015
Replies: 341
Views: 28277

Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

It's raining as of this morning.
by mrchiff
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: What are the gate opening hours on Saturday, August 29?
Replies: 20
Views: 1444

Re: What are the gate opening hours on Saturday, August 29?

Trilobyte - Multiple FAQ's state the gate is open 24/7 after they start, and I not aware they have ever closed except for rain and storms and the like. Would you be able to clarify or confirm one or the other?
by mrchiff
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Planning for early arrival
Replies: 12
Views: 1511

Re: Planning for early arrival

What date are you planning to arrive? Is Gate Road as zoo-like as normal access has been described to be? Do they reduce the number of lanes/greeters/etc. so it's just as slow as normal access? It depends on when you are arriving. Are Will-Call hours restricted? Some of the team carpooling with me h...

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