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by voiceinthedarkness
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt
Replies: 203
Views: 19840

Re: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt

Thanks, BrandX, aka Drawing a Blank. It was my pleasure. One other minor thing that had major usefulness - design core meals as vegetarian, meat on the side. Several vegetarians were elated they could eat my meals without the slutty, shameless pleasure that is bacon. Pity them for they know not what...
by voiceinthedarkness
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt
Replies: 203
Views: 19840

Re: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt

Freeze and vacuum seal everything - prepared foods, bread, buns, everything. Keep ice in 1 gallon ziploc bags until sufficient space for cut one-gallon jugs (From water supply). Save ice melt for showers, use ziploc ice for drinks. Five coolers, 12 days in the dust, less than a quart of melt in the ...
by voiceinthedarkness
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: BM ticketing partner account
Replies: 22
Views: 1156

Re: BM ticketing partner account

I'm terribly sorry, 9ah, I should have shared the timeline - I attempted to register for the pre-sale on January 17 and worked the problem(s) through January 20; I simply didn't raise the issue in ePlaya until the other day. I can actually read and generally understand what I read. Heartfelt apologi...
by voiceinthedarkness
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: BM ticketing partner account
Replies: 22
Views: 1156

Re: BM ticketing partner account

While I have no interest in signing up for pre-sale, I did in fact try to register for it, basically thinking to work out kinks now, rather than bug-hunting when it counts in the open sale. There's something I'm missing, because I can't even try to register for the pre-sale without the promo code. I...
by voiceinthedarkness
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: BM ticketing partner account
Replies: 22
Views: 1156

Re: BM ticketing partner account

It's entirely possible I missed something, but I don't seem to have a promo code. I've had a Burning Man profile for a year now, have reviewed all e-mail related to creating my profile, and did not note a promo code. Do those of us with older profiles need to create a new one?
by voiceinthedarkness
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Practical
Replies: 146
Views: 5696

Re: Playa Practical

Keyed-alike locks for bikes in the camp. Neck lanyard with (shared) bike lock key and a small LED flashligt. One for everybody in the camp (Small camp, though, 4 people). Home Depot collapsible plastic 4-shelf unit for galley area - storage in the back of a box truck during transit or collapsible fo...
by voiceinthedarkness
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: heavy duity accessible MV?
Replies: 75
Views: 4683

Re: heavy duity accessible MV?

Cattle prod.
by voiceinthedarkness
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: ePlaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?
Replies: 960
Views: 34457

Re: ePlaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

My camp stove will be there, ribs done around the start of the M&G. There's a grill that will hold maybe 6 sandwiches at one time - I can bring it along as well, if grilling is the problem.
by voiceinthedarkness
Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: ePlaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?
Replies: 960
Views: 34457

Re: ePlaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Being on the wrong side of 50, set in my ways of thinking, you just can't go wrong with barf. If the TV news anchor can interrupt regularly scheduled programming to announce Prez Bush 1 "barfed" on the PM of Japan, that's good enough for me.
by voiceinthedarkness
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: ePlaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?
Replies: 960
Views: 34457

Re: ePlaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Well, being costumically challenged, I suppose I'll have to come as myself. However, due diligence, pressure from daughter and just darn contrariness, I seem to have the rib smoker functioning reasonably well. So, I'll be spending the afternoon babysitting 6 racks of baby back ribs. Unfortunately, s...
by voiceinthedarkness
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Barbie Death Village
Replies: 258
Views: 24135

Re: Barbie Death Village

Makes sense, Doc, but how do you explain your refusal to let them dress afterwards?
by voiceinthedarkness
Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Who's Selling Ice: 2013
Replies: 271
Views: 24592

Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2013

As one who is afflicted with the aforementioned short-term memory uh what were we talking about? Oh, yeah, Tuesday Ice 3 9:00 - 12:00 shift. If I'm reading things correctly in this thread, it's basically full via the online application business, so the proposed ePlaya takeover has been taken over by...
by voiceinthedarkness
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Barbie Death Village
Replies: 258
Views: 24135

Re: Barbie Death Village

Check Costco - locally they have (Had) 2KW inverter generators for around $650. 4-stroke Yamaha engine, ~55dB so quiet with small loads, pretty fuel efficient, pretty light. I bought one, haven't tested it yet but likely will give it a run-through this weekend. I'm bringing it but I've already commi...
by voiceinthedarkness
Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Body paint and sunscreen
Replies: 17
Views: 6458

Re: Body paint and sunscreen

Ah, wouldn't "gloppy and inconsistent" kind of add to the experience?
by voiceinthedarkness
Wed May 29, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Give your virgin self ONE piece of advice...
Replies: 88
Views: 8970

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

Read DrawingaBlank's crappy virgin guide. Twice.

Sweet talk Doc Pyro into posting his Newbie Primer. Read it thrice.

Maybe this year I'll actually take the advice.
by voiceinthedarkness
Mon May 06, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Who's Selling Ice: 2013
Replies: 271
Views: 24592

Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2013

Looks good, Illy Dilly. Cristina and I are both looking forward to another round at Ice 3. While you've put her in the right place (Greeter), I'm very flexible. Use me where you need me.

Maybe I should rephrase that . . .

Thanks for setting this up.
by voiceinthedarkness
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Who's Selling Ice: 2013
Replies: 271
Views: 24592

Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2013

While I can't guarantee it, I'm assuming my daughter would love to be a line barker again in 2013. Me, I'd be happy to sling again, if there's room.
by voiceinthedarkness
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: ePlaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?
Replies: 960
Views: 34457

Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Dr. Pyro wrote:IMHO anybody who does the sugar cube, water, spoon thing with absinthe is a pussy. Straight shots (prefereably ice cold but they certainly don't have to be) are the real ticket. Not to mention a helluva lot simpler.


Doc, yer a philistine.
by voiceinthedarkness
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: ePlaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?
Replies: 960
Views: 34457

Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Not quite the same, IMO. Better than no ribs, but for something to bring to the M&G? Fresh off the grill or nothing. Well, maybe not nothing, but not ribs. Actually, I'm going to work on a method of slow-cooking and smoking them with the propane stove. Heck, I do it on the grill all the time, sh...
by voiceinthedarkness
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: ePlaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?
Replies: 960
Views: 34457

Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Defend the ribs from those damn pirates from Tuna Camp. One taste turned into a complete rack consumed before I even headed to the M&G. Or more ribs, if I can figure out a good way to slow-cook them on the propane stove (The rusty wheels of my mind slowly creak into motion - fortunately I have s...
by voiceinthedarkness
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Any regrets?
Replies: 81
Views: 7110

Re: Any regrets?

That I didn't fully heed Doc Pyro's advice in the Newbie Primer: "There is only one thing on the playa that has any real value whatsoever and that is time. Time is very finite and when it is gone it can never be retrieved." While many of the things my daughter and I tried around our camp w...
by voiceinthedarkness
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Barbie Death Village 2012: More Decadence, Less Tolerance
Replies: 1015
Views: 69812

Re: Barbie Death Village 2012: More Decadence, Less Toleranc

Melaniejane;

If you would, please create two more, one for me, one for my daughter. Mine a simple generic as I have no playa or nickname. If you could personalize hers with the name Little Bear, even better.

This is a wonderful idea, heartfelt appreciation.
by voiceinthedarkness
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4062
Views: 817092

Re: cooling your tent or van

Lightobject makes a small 12VDC pump, 57GPH, 10' head, 350mA or 4.2W. Slightly outside the 300mA spec but close. Not much more information available, so I'll buy one, see how it works in the cooler. If there's interest I can post additional details - outlet size, wiring information, etc. http://www....
by voiceinthedarkness
Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Barbie Death Village 2012: More Decadence, Less Tolerance
Replies: 1015
Views: 69812

Re: Barbie Death Village 2012: More Decadence, Less Toleranc

Three 1L bottles of burgundy, two 750mL bottles of pink champagne, $2.99 each. Well on the way to a case of cheap red wine and cheap champagne.
by voiceinthedarkness
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4062
Views: 817092

Re: cooling your tent or van

Back to the issue of regulating 12VDC down to 6-7VDC - if you are handy with a soldering iron you can use an LM317 regulator with a couple of resistors and a small heat sink. Very straightforward if you have access to electronic components. Resistor size depends on desired output voltage. https://ww...
by voiceinthedarkness
Wed May 02, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Once you park, do you playa-proof your vehicle in any way?
Replies: 60
Views: 6321

Re: Once you park, do you playa-proof your vehicle in any wa

Perhaps I'm missing something critical, so pardon yet another silly question - why has no one mentioned an auto cover, at least for general automobiles (RV's, not so much). Cheap from JC Whitney or other sources, those I've bought locally can be secured via line or bungee cord under the vehicle. A n...
by voiceinthedarkness
Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Who's Selling Ice: 2012
Replies: 199
Views: 27325

Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

I believe Illy Dilly posted site-specific links in an earlier post in this thread - read back through it and you'll find them. They appear to target the different ice distribution sites. You may want to consider both the Arcitca links and the general volunteer link on ePlaya, to cover your bases. An...
by voiceinthedarkness
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Who's Selling Ice: 2012
Replies: 199
Views: 27325

Re: Who's Selling Ice: 2012

You have one more confirmed (Me), and one more probable, although 0900 is a little early for her. Unless there's coffee with a dollop of Bailey's. Or maybe Bailey's with a dollop of coffee, it seems to vary on conditions of the day. I can never get it straight. I'm very well suited to the pusher rol...
by voiceinthedarkness
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Barbie Death Village 2012: More Decadence, Less Tolerance
Replies: 1015
Views: 69812

Re: Barbie Death Village 2012: More Decadence, Less Toleranc

Figjam;

A point, certainly, but would you invest heavily in the good stuff to create the stack of passed-out hippies for recycling?

And, after the second or third carafe, I've found no real difference between good wine and cheap wine.
by voiceinthedarkness
Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Barbie Death Village 2012: More Decadence, Less Tolerance
Replies: 1015
Views: 69812

Re: Barbie Death Village 2012: More Decadence, Less Toleranc

Normally I'd do this privately, but I'll come out of the darkness a little to publicly comment on one Dr. Pyro. I took advantage of his offer of 2012 stickers on behalf of my daughter, the whole SASE business. She was very pleasantly surprised. As was I when my wife asked, "Who the heck is this...

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