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by JulzQ1
Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Survival Guide for College Students Missing First Week?
Replies: 54
Views: 39004

Re: Survival Guide for College Students Missing First Week?

I tried contacting as many of my professors as possible a couple of weeks before the burn. I went to a small liberal arts college so getting a hold of most of them wasn't a problem. The others I just left voicemails for and also made sure to contact my school to let them know I'd be missing the 1st ...
by JulzQ1
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread
Replies: 1057
Views: 50762

Re: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread

Don't know if this was already posted, but the ticketing fiasco was written about in the SF Bay Guardian yesterday with Marian Goodell responding to the community. (full article) http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2012/02/02/burning-man-ticket-fiasco-creates-uncertain-future --------------------------...
by JulzQ1
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 34332

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Don't know if this was already posted, but the ticketing fiasco was written about in the SF Bay Guardian yesterday with Marian Goodell responding to the community. (full article) http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2012/02/02/burning-man-ticket-fiasco-creates-uncertain-future --------------------------...
by JulzQ1
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 34332

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Man, what a bummer! No dice for me, my husband, and 6 friends and counting. This would be my 6th year in attendance since 2000 and the year I was planning an art installation with a friend who's a virgin (she also didn't get a ticket). It really stings! I've been left playing the waiting game. I've ...
by JulzQ1
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cooking in advance, bringing food to the playa frozen - HELP
Replies: 50
Views: 10263

I also bought the roll. We used $10 worth of bags for the entire week, so not too bad. I also screwed up on a few and didn't seal them right. It would have been chepaer. But yah, the pre cut ones were a lot more.
by JulzQ1
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cooking in advance, bringing food to the playa frozen - HELP
Replies: 50
Views: 10263

Thanks for the tip on keeping the pasta and sauce separate, I didn't do that. I was also using brown rice pasta which has a little different texture. I forgot to mention that I also put water in a freezer zip lock, double bagged it and froze it before we left. That stayed frozen most of the week. I ...
by JulzQ1
Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cooking in advance, bringing food to the playa frozen - HELP
Replies: 50
Views: 10263

Thanks everyone for the advice. The dry ice/ ice cooler/ frozen bottle method worked perfectly. Here's what I did: 82 Qt Coleman Xtreme 6 day cooler for dry ice. 40 lbs. dry ice wrapped in brown paper bags and duct taped. 3 large frozen water bottles. Igloo 150 Qt 7-day cooler for regular ice (we di...
by JulzQ1
Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Need opinions on a tent I'm about to buy
Replies: 10
Views: 1978

Tent looks good to me. I'd think something that has less ventilation would be better, but then again I like affixing sheets over the exposed mesh top of the tent to minimize dust inside. I'd think with all the wind out there, you'd get adequate airflow regardless. I'd think it'd be more of a concern...
by JulzQ1
Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cooking in advance, bringing food to the playa frozen - HELP
Replies: 50
Views: 10263

When I took cooking classes, we discussed what freezes well and what doesn't. Here's a list of what I learned that freezes well. Of course it's not exhaustive but if you're thinking of freezing items and bringing them out on dry ice, it's a start. - -Cooked chicken -Turkey -Chili -Stew -Soups -Curri...
by JulzQ1
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: coffee
Replies: 164
Views: 19985

Call me a coffee snob but I'd way rather drink tea than instant coffee. Instant really shouldn't even be allowed to call itself coffee. BLECH!!! Nescafe is the cappuccino of overseas, and I had my fair share of it traveling. No thanks. I think I'm burned out. :P I brought out my plastic french press...
by JulzQ1
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Van rental rates skyrocket?
Replies: 26
Views: 5139

I got a Cargo Van through Enterprise for 9 days. I'm a "family member" of someone that works there and get a 50% discount.

Without the discount, I got it for $40 a day. With the discount I only pay $20. WOOHOO.

I'm renting it in the Phoenix, AZ area.
by JulzQ1
Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Beer/Soda Can Storage on Playa
Replies: 4
Views: 778

I don't think it gets hot enough out there to blow up the cans. They won't blow up from just laying around in the shade, even in the heat of the day. I don't think they'd even blow up if left in the sun in the middle of the day. If you're worried, just put it in the shade, and put into cooler when y...
by JulzQ1
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cooking in advance, bringing food to the playa frozen - HELP
Replies: 50
Views: 10263

I'm going to buy the Coleman Xtreme 6 day cooler this weekend. It seems to make sense from everything I've read here and elsewhere on the internet. Now I'm wondering what sizes to get. We're going to buy two- one for the dry ice and the other for just the ice. Since the 6 day ones are kind of pricey...
by JulzQ1
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: air mattresses
Replies: 37
Views: 8243

I've used the same Coleman air mattress for years out there with no problems, other than it losing air daily. As long as it got pumped up every night it was fine. It did lose air overnight but never put us on the ground. What I didn't like about it was how low it was to the ground. This year I bough...
by JulzQ1
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Gluten free preparation and recommendations?
Replies: 12
Views: 3249

Also, Quinoa, the super grain which is high in protein and nutrient dense may also be something to consider. It's easier and faster to make than rice. (It's cheap at Trader Joes). I personally like this quinoa, black bean, and corn recipe. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Quinoa-and-Black-Beans/Detail.a...
by JulzQ1
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Gluten free preparation and recommendations?
Replies: 12
Views: 3249

My fiance is also gluten-free. We are pre-cooking most of our meals, vacuum sealing them, putting them on dry ice, & bringing them out. However, I wouldn't recommend that for your first time. Sprouts Farmer's Markets have a WIDE selection of gluten free products (more than Trader Joes). They hav...
by JulzQ1
Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Coleman Geosport Shade Structure - your advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 5628

Wow, thank you all for the advice. It may just come down to trial and error but I'm glad people have brought similar structures out there and made it work. It will work. We had a Coleman 12'x15' last year in the whiteouts and it stood all week just fine. Get 6' 3/8" Rebar for each pole, bend th...
by JulzQ1
Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike light recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 7634

I wouldn't recommend the hokey spokes either. They only lasted me one trip out to the playa. They didn't like the dust. :(
by JulzQ1
Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Coleman Geosport Shade Structure - your advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 5628

Token, thanks for the advice. I know it's hard to give solutions just by the picture. I suppose my questions should be geared towards anyone who's had one of these structures out there in the past.

I really do think it needs to be reinforced, thanks for the tips.
by JulzQ1
Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Coleman Geosport Shade Structure - your advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 5628

bdeywoo- Was the one brought out a Coleman one similar to this one? And what part of it got taken down? Did the top loosen and fly off, did the poles collapse, or did the lines loosen? Maybe all of the above? I assume you tightened it daily after it collapsed. What parts did you tighten? My friend h...
by JulzQ1
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Coleman Geosport Shade Structure - your advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 5628

lol

that's something I was afraid of. ;)
by JulzQ1
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cooking in advance, bringing food to the playa frozen - HELP
Replies: 50
Views: 10263

We used gallon jugs of water frozen, plus 2L bottles, both had drinking water in them, as the 2L melted we'd take a partially frozen one out and carry round the playa to drink. All frozen food was vacuum sealed so when we did add crushed ice to the cooler to really really really get the brewski's c...
by JulzQ1
Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Coleman Geosport Shade Structure - your advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 5628

Coleman Geosport Shade Structure - your advice?

I recently scored a great deal on two Coleman Geosport Shade structures from Craigslist. This is what it looks like- http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-15-GeoSport-Shade/dp/B0009PUTIO They were both unused. I got them for $75, for both! It was a screamin' deal considering they're $150 each from Amazon. M...
by JulzQ1
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lost the instructions to my shade structure. Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 3284

Oh my god, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!

I truly appreciate this, you do not even know! It is from Black Rock Hardware, I guess my fiance was right about that being in the name.

And thank you for scanning in the directions. You just made my day!!!!!!!!!!
by JulzQ1
Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lost the instructions to my shade structure. Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 3284

Again, there's no tag. Thought I already mentioned that.

And I'm a girl, hence the name "Julz" as in Julie. I'm the one taking the picture. Guess it wasn't obvious though.
by JulzQ1
Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lost the instructions to my shade structure. Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 3284

Great advice! I didn't even think of that. I went out and looked just now and unfortunately, there's no markings on it whatsoever indicating the business name. The company that made them was really small and sold only this shade structure on their website. It was literally like a burner decided to m...
by JulzQ1
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lost the instructions to my shade structure. Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 3284

Lost the instructions to my shade structure. Help!

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/6306/dscf0220q.jpg This is driving me nuts!!! I can't find the instructions to my shade structure shown in this picture. Unfortunately this is the best pic I've got of it. I bought it in 2004 (from a fellow burner/company) advertising them on tribe.net. I bought it ...
by JulzQ1
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Uhaul vs. The Playa
Replies: 35
Views: 10919

Uhhh, so it's the responsibility of the person renting the vehicle to make sure every single thing on their vehicle or trailer is in perfect working condition?? There's a lot of things that can go wrong with a vehicle. A company has to make sure their fleet is in relatively good working condition. W...
by JulzQ1
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Uhaul vs. The Playa
Replies: 35
Views: 10919

You have to read the story I posted to understand the severity of what happened. It wasn't just that a tire blew out. An excerpt from it reads: " She and Aguilar each sued U-Haul, contending that a worn tire on the trailer suddenly deflated, causing the trailer and the Explorer to veer to the l...
by JulzQ1
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: I'm Handicapped, will I be able to Burn?
Replies: 21
Views: 2843

lol! Sounds good, what do I get out of the arrangement? :lol:

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