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by BoyScoutGirl
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The Temple Salvagers?
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Re: The Temple Salvagers?

I remember that we were not permitted to scavenge the lanterns the night of temple burn this year; our guys in firefighter gear were turned away. My memory is a bit hazy, but I believe they might also have been turned away Monday morning only to pick up the lanterns later that day. As you can imagin...
by BoyScoutGirl
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Loved & Unnatural - my new short film about 4 years attending the burn.
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Loved & Unnatural - my new short film about 4 years attending the burn.

I wouldn't have thought to pair The Great Dictator with burn footage. I was surprised at how well it worked, emotionally and technically. I don't consider myself a rabid "the burn changed my life" type, but then I do certainly plan my year around it and have sunk a lot of unneeded money in...
by BoyScoutGirl
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Seeking towing advice
Replies: 52
Views: 3671

Re: Seeking towing advice

Resurrecting this venerable thread for a visual reminder to those planning to haul with a trailer:

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by BoyScoutGirl
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4203
Views: 176246

Re: PAGE TWO

The Captain plays the long con, and it pays delicious dividends.
by BoyScoutGirl
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: 24 Hours at Burning Man 2016.... in 2017... Lighthouses, La Victrola, Catacombs burn & more....
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: 24 Hours at Burning Man 2016.... in 2017... Lighthouses, La Victrola, Catacombs burn & more....

Thoroughly enjoyed! Loved the interviews with the artists, ESD, etc. I especially got some retroactive insight into the Catacombs.
by BoyScoutGirl
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car
Replies: 111
Views: 8344

Re: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car

:D :D :D Finally moved it under pumping power last night! Exhilirating! Steering's in good shape, too, with some tweaks on the way. Brakes are nearing completion, still need to route brake lines. All kind of plans for next steps, including wheel covers, decking, undercarriage storage compartments, p...
by BoyScoutGirl
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Solar Eclipse 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1399

Re: Solar Eclipse 2017

ygmir wrote:Also, you can use a welding helmet/goggles/lens, as long as the shade is #14. some use a little lighter or darker, but 14 is what is recommended. YMMV.


Go figure. This makes my eclipse planning a tad easier.
by BoyScoutGirl
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car
Replies: 111
Views: 8344

Re: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car

Thanks for the input, fellas! The pillow block bearings do have zerk fittings, so that should help.

I'll be posting more updates as things move along. We're hoping to get drive train in by Sunday, as we're starting to have second thoughts about our current gear ratio.
by BoyScoutGirl
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car
Replies: 111
Views: 8344

Re: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car

...Which brings us to the point where I'd like to solicit more suggestions from you wonderful eplayans: 1. Dust and moving parts . I have seen massive projects out there literally grind to a halt from dust, so this is a big worry on my mind right now. Our points of articulation currently rest on fla...
by BoyScoutGirl
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Tango'd Up in Blues is almost full.
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Tango'd Up in Blues is almost full.

I sure hope we're neighbors, Tango'd Up in Blues! It's so lovely to have you nearby every year - what you guys bring is wonderful and very, very welcome. I recall a pleasant afternoon learning some tai chi on that quadruple-sprung dance floor, and I know several of my fellow lamplighter villagers ar...
by BoyScoutGirl
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Spiritual and Meditation Journey Suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Spiritual and Meditation Journey Suggestions

My #1 rule of enjoying Burning Man: don't make decisions based on fear of missing out .* If you're dead set on setting destinations and expectations for yourself, which as a whole the members of this board passionately recommend against (see rule #1), then my suggestion would be to peruse the art in...
by BoyScoutGirl
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 20134

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

More googly eyes on the googly eye bike!
by BoyScoutGirl
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How do you keep medical devices clean/safe?
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: How do you keep medical devices clean/safe?

I know sign language, its easy..... Carry a marker board and some markers. Write on the sign....... A prominent lamplighter villager is mute as a result of surgery and communicates this way. Totally do-able out there! Make sure to have plenty of dry-erase markers, some sort of eraser, and keep ever...
by BoyScoutGirl
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How do you keep medical devices clean/safe?
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: How do you keep medical devices clean/safe?

Hiya, panda - welcome to eplaya and to the burn! I love that you're taking both a proactive "how can I plan ahead of time?" approach and a flexible "if the implants don't work, I'm still game to enjoy!" approach. If you haven't heard of them, Da Dirty Hands is a camp for burners ...
by BoyScoutGirl
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp mates wanted for notorious circus camp.
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Camp mates wanted for notorious circus camp.

I fit several of those categories, and I adore Pedalbump!

Inquiring within...
by BoyScoutGirl
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2017
Replies: 72
Views: 8278

Re: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2017

Elliot wrote:4:30 Plaza at 4:29, Man Side.

I thought that was a great location for you guys last year, especially considering how much interactive frontage your setup has (plus potentially more space at the piano?). Hope you feel the same!
by BoyScoutGirl
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Friendly couple from the pnw looking for rv to join!
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Friendly couple from the pnw looking for rv to join!

Can't help with the RV, but eplayans lucky420 and tamarakay have experience with dyeing on the playa, so if you're planning to do that activity out there (participation!) rather than just bringing the end products, why not have a look at their advice? http://www.dyewithdignity.com/ Welcome to eplaya.
by BoyScoutGirl
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 20134

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

The welder is up and running and there are ominous sounds eminating from deep with the garage...
by BoyScoutGirl
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4203
Views: 176246

Re: PAGE TWO

Every time I return after wandering away from this site for while, I'm reminded of why I love eplaya.

It's you. Replies like that, advice like that... All of YOU are the reason I love this forum.
by BoyScoutGirl
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The Temple Salvagers?
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Re: The Temple Salvagers?

Dear Avacadi and Perpetual (and anyone else interested!), you absolutely can become Lamplighters. It's one of the volunteer opportunities on playa that takes the least pre-planned commitment. I could easily divert this thread to an impassioned description of how easy it is to become a Lamplighter, w...
by BoyScoutGirl
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The Temple Salvagers?
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Re: The Temple Salvagers?

Every year the Lamplighters place broken/malfunctioning lanterns in the temple, often just before the temple is cordoned off. We place them with particular villagers in mind - each lantern commemorates loved ones lost or hardships faced and passed through. As soon as the perimeter around the temple ...
by BoyScoutGirl
Tue May 02, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 20134

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

Still making foam stamps for the 'Make your Family Crest' event at our camp. So what would you want on your family crest? Ratty, these are incredible! What a fun idea. My crest would ideally have a tree and/or mountain. And a squirrel or a dog or a chickadee... something curious and a bit excitable...
by BoyScoutGirl
Tue May 02, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Hiring for Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet!
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Hiring for Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet!

I have experience as both a satisfied customer of Costco® and as a nearby neighbor for multiple years. This business enriches our local community and enhances property value for all nearby ventures. I imagine they are an excellent resource for new hires looking to get experience, or for those lookin...
by BoyScoutGirl
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hey there. (San Diego)
Replies: 10
Views: 697

Re: Hey there. (San Diego)

There's also a fairly active group in San Diego. Check out the regional newsletter for their weekly bar meetup. If anybody in the area is doing big art, that's a great way to hear about it and get involved.
by BoyScoutGirl
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 20134

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

Finished up my welding and fabrication class. Going to get certified to use the shop on my own (without supervision) next week, probably. ++++ Way to go. Thanks! It took a lot longer than I projected, but I did finally pass the certification test today to use most of the equipment. My buddy does th...
by BoyScoutGirl
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: How was your volunteer job this year?
Replies: 30
Views: 2702

Re: How was your volunteer job this year?

OatmealMama wrote:...And was recruited as a lamplighter. Amazing!


Thanks for helping light the city!

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