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by swampdog
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: My group bailed and now I am left alone!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1702

Re: My group bailed and now I am left alone!!

Some of the best camps are groups of first timers who just band together for support and end up camping together year after year. There have been a couple-three "Orphans" camps that start up on eplaya, people say, "Hey, you're solo? Let's camp together". Some of the orphan camps ...
by swampdog
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Good Advice for Virgin Burners
Replies: 42
Views: 3850

Re: Good Advice for Virgin Burners

These: (NOTE - brand and website not endorsed or commented on, Concept is awesome.) http://www.mycoolingstore.com/chill-its-cooling-towel.html It's a microfiber absorbent "cloth" that you soak in water and drape around your neck to keep cool. Every 15 minutes or so, take it off and wave it...
by swampdog
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 661
Views: 33965

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Hey kids! Happy Sunday! Looks like ol' doc Swampdog is coming back! I got my ticket, got my plans, it's gonna happen. See y'all at the M&G!

Gotta get going, I got some WORK to do.
by swampdog
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Enthusiastic virgin here!
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Enthusiastic virgin here!

Huge burner community in Portland. Look at http://regionals.burningman.org/ for possible contacts. You could probably stand by Voodoo Donuts at 2 AM on a Sunday and shout "Hey, any burners here?" until you find somebody. You don't have to join a camp. You don't have to join a camp. You don...
by swampdog
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Enthusiastic virgin from KC
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: Enthusiastic virgin from KC

We're everywhere.

Seriously, I bet there are 200 burners in KC. Just a guess off the top of my head. Go here http://regionals.burningman.org/ and find the nearest group to you.

You might find rideshare partners, camp partners, hell you might even find life partners.
by swampdog
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello from Atlanta GA
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Hello from Atlanta GA

Yeah, what Ratty said. Don't DO NOT DO FUCKING NOT hit the road without a ticket. That is extremely likely to end well. That said, I hope you can make it. Camping solo ain't no thang, it's a fine way to go. You sound (uh, besides the ticket thing) to pretty much know where your towel is at - so WELC...
by swampdog
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello From Fresno Here
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Hello From Fresno Here

Glad to hear that you're nervous! It shows that you're taking shit seriously! Burners are very intolerant of sparkle ponies - people who expect the world to just take care of them because they're THAT special! But if you show the spark of radical self-reliance, you'll get respect. Help people and th...
by swampdog
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Oregon Burner Contemplating 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Re: Oregon Burner Contemplating 2017

Burning Man demographics are interesting. There's a huge dip during the "got a kid" ages, but then the 50 plus crowd pick up the pace a bit. 20-early 30s are still in the majority, mid 30s-40s you see a sag, then 50s-++ have another smallish peak.
by swampdog
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello from West LA
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Hello from West LA

Why in gods' name would you move from England to West LA.? As far as I'm concerned, the American southwest is rapidly becoming an uninhabitable hellhole. The Pacific North West is cool, green, lovely. Not everyone has a tan! You'd like it, I'm sure. Sorry, a bit distracted. Where was I? Welcome! A b...
by swampdog
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Hi

2004 was my first year. 2012 was my most recent (not counting this year). It seems very different from 04 to 12 IMHO. It's just - big. To me, in 2004 everything seemed in flux, it was a thing being created. Now it is a Known Thing and it's easier and perhaps a bit - calcified? Remember chasing the w...
by swampdog
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Alright! Guten tag! Hey! From our threesome in Whistler!
Replies: 15
Views: 1013

Re: Alright! Guten tag! Hey! From our threesome in Whistler!

Big burner community in Van. Go meet some folks. There are FB groups like (I think) Van Burners. Big confusion amongst newbies about "What is a camp". You coordinate in advance with a group of like minded (in some way) other people and then camp together. That can be a fabulous 20 burn gro...
by swampdog
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man
Replies: 519
Views: 129597

Re: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man

Thanks. Blushing a bit.
by swampdog
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man
Replies: 519
Views: 129597

Re: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man

Burning Man is part of the reason I no longer consider myself shy. It's an amazing laboratory of possibility. You can stay in your comfort zone, you can try on whole new personas, or anything in between. One of my earliest BMan lessons was when a friend said "Burning Man is a place where you ca...
by swampdog
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 661
Views: 33965

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Huh. Hi there. Remember me, Swampdog? Haven't been out the TTITD for a coupla years now. Looks like some of the same faces in this joint. Hi Yggy, Elorrum, FIGJAM, Elliot, Anti-M, Lucky420, alla youse mugs. I haven't back-threaded much so I don't know who-all hangs out here these days. To my surpris...
by swampdog
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2014 Edition
Replies: 7590
Views: 166556

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Hi folks. Just sticking my (oversized funny shaped) nose in. I see it looks like mostly the same ol' bunch of cantankerous coots in this joint. No offense, I use the term "coots" with brotherly affection. Us coots gotta stick together. I'm in the process of opening a bar up here in the far...
by swampdog
Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Last minute shade structure on a budget?
Replies: 17
Views: 1992

Re: Last minute shade structure on a budget?

ok, the canonical simple monkey hut. I've been building this pretty much since 2004. Dead easy and it rocks. You need: 7 10 ft 1 inch sch 40 pvc per 10 ft length, 5 for each additional 10 ft. I make mine 10x30 (17 PVC). 1 1/4 inch dia pvc cut into lengths about 1 to 1.5 ft. You need 3 segments for f...
by swampdog
Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Pets?
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Pets?

What Eric said. I believe that you will be refused entry if you arrive with an animal.
by swampdog
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Freezing water bottles
Replies: 17
Views: 3862

Re: Freezing water bottles

I use 2.5 gal water bottles from the store. THere's enough air space and flexibility in the bottle that I've never lost one.
by swampdog
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Dish Washing Tips?!
Replies: 26
Views: 8081

Re: Dish Washing Tips?!

I was in a camp a few years back that did a lot of cooking for a lot of people. We had nasty pots & pans. This goody looks like it might be very helpful for such a situation. It's a bamboo wok scrubber, http://www.amazon.com/Paderno-World-Cuisine-Traditional-10-Inch/dp/B007MXRAII/ref=sr_1_5?ie=U...
by swampdog
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar, Volume #4
Replies: 9522
Views: 359884

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Savannah, yes the driver straddles the pig. Might be able to seat 2, but I'm not counting on it. I still haven't figured how to do wings.
by swampdog
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar, Volume #4
Replies: 9522
Views: 359884

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

I got conditional approval to bring Pigarus to the playa! Here it is at the moment Here's the base. It's a Jazzy motorized chair with the chair removed and a cradle to support the pig http://home.comcast.net/~brockandsal/Pigarus/Pigarus-base.jpg Here's an overall view. Main body is a 55 gal food bar...
by swampdog
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar, Volume #4
Replies: 9522
Views: 359884

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Happy Birthday Lucky and Adam!
by swampdog
Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Arrival at gate: Tips? Lines? Timing?
Replies: 45
Views: 3795

Re: Arrival at gate: Tips? Lines? Timing?

DO be prepared for dust storms. If you don't have AC it can get a bit unpleasant having to choose between open windows & dust or closed windows & excess heat. (personal experience)
by swampdog
Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Arrival at gate: Tips? Lines? Timing?
Replies: 45
Views: 3795

Re: Arrival at gate: Tips? Lines? Timing?

Timing is impossible to guess. Don't plan your entry around it. Peak time is probably around midnight Monday morning, you'd probably have a shorter wait by like 2 AM Tuesday morning but then you'd be exchanging playa time for the reduced wait time. And, you could end up with 6 hr wait Tuesday AM too...
by swampdog
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Pee Jugs?
Replies: 131
Views: 23426

Re: Pee Jugs?

Brilliant! Use the flashlight to see well enough to pee into the boots, while thinking about Dr. Who. THE TARDIS! THAT'S WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE! ok. Who's ready to work out a JOTS-to-Tardis decoration package to deploy on playa? While the JOTS are unfortunately not bigger on the inside, they can trans...
by swampdog
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Pee Jugs?
Replies: 131
Views: 23426

Re: Pee Jugs?

I often collect the plastic jars that they use to sell things like nuts or trail mix at Costco and give them out to my vagina-enabled friends on playa. Ladies seem to appreciate them. Wide mouth, stable, sealable.
by swampdog
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Give your virgin self ONE piece of advice...
Replies: 88
Views: 9088

Re: Give your virgin self ONE piece of advice...

betabox - most of your problems with a monkey hut can be resolved by using shade cloth instead of tarps. You get the advantage of breeze & shade both. It's also sturdier that way, it doesn't have to take the full force of the wind. As far as burning the pvc - take it home and use it again, I've ...
by swampdog
Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Give your virgin self ONE piece of advice...
Replies: 88
Views: 9088

Re: Give your virgin self ONE piece of advice...

BetaBox wrote:don't make a monkey hut.


Make a monkey hut. Monkey huts rock
by swampdog
Fri May 31, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shades, stuctures and desert dwellings to rely upon
Replies: 37
Views: 19592

Re: Shades, stuctures and desert dwellings to rely upon

big fan of the monkey hut. Cheap, easy to store/carry, easy to set up. I can set my 30' up myself in an hour or two with very little trouble. Very stable, altho sometimes the windward side bows in a bit. I use shade cloth, which is light, shady, wind porous, and easy to attach. I just zip tie it dir...
by swampdog
Fri May 31, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Clueless Aussie - needs a ride or advice/guidance.
Replies: 64
Views: 4199

Re: Clueless Aussie - needs a ride or advice/guidance.

I'm really disappointed here. Amie-mole sounded like such a sparkle pony in her first post and then she turned out to be cool and self reliant. It sounds like everyone's got snark blue balls. The real fun with a sparkle pony thread is when someone tries to clue them in and they get all indignant and...

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