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by AbundantChoice
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Advise for a Scottish Traveller
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: Bicycle Advise for a Scottish Traveller

Only buy a bike if you have a specific plan to donate it somewhere that can actually use it afterwards... tons of bicycles get left behind every year and are a big, sucky problem. There are tons of Burning Man bike "rental" services, from Playa Bike Repair, Hammer & Cyclery, the Kiwani...
by AbundantChoice
Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: What bins are good for the Container?
Replies: 36
Views: 3852

Re: What bins are good for the Container?

The Hive containers from Boston will almost definitely be on A, as the Hive stretches from Esplanade to A. We were lucky enough to have the containers on a corner last year, so you could drive directly to them to pick up / drop off. Note that your stuff may be below the container, or next to it, onc...
by AbundantChoice
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp Holy Fucking Shitballs - Where's Da Beef? Wed Night
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Help - Don't know where to post - Event at Camp

Seriously, don't underestimate the power of a sandwich board or a big dry-erase board in front of your camp for getting the word out on events. Lots of people never even really look at the booklet, and just let serendipity guide them around the city.

Adam
by AbundantChoice
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: How much space should I buy on the NYC container?
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Re: How much space should I buy on the NYC container?

Mostly likely 48 quart coolers; they would be 12 gallon coolers (4 quarts to a gallon). 48 gallon coolers would be... something. The reason Vulture can fit a bike box into a 14-15 cubic foot share is it's going to be tall and long, but very "skinny". A box five long and three feet tall but...
by AbundantChoice
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: 7:30 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 44
Views: 18722

Re: 7:30 Neighborhood Camps

We just received notification that Camp Cats!Cats!Cats! will be bowed up and pissing on everything in the vicinity of 7:15 and Horny. Man, your camp's middle of the night grilled cheese party absolutely saved me last year; I was crashing really hard due to skipping dinner (dumb, I know), and that f...
by AbundantChoice
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: How much space should I buy on the NYC container?
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Re: How much space should I buy on the NYC container?

Are you sure that's all you need? 3 cubic feet, for example, would be one container 3 feet long by one foot wide by one foot tall. That's very small. The air mattress rolled up, alone, probably fills that space. You need to multiply out in all dimensions. A box 3' by 2' by 1' is 6 cubic feet. 3' by ...
by AbundantChoice
Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: 2:00 & 10:00 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 33
Views: 15796

Re: 2:00 & 10:00 Neighborhood Camps

Digital Apex appears to be at 10 & B.
by AbundantChoice
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Have 10x14 Kodiak tent, do I need a shade over it?
Replies: 69
Views: 14720

Re: Canopy for Springbar tent? Suggestions?

How much extra habitable time do you estimate you get in your tent with the aluminet? What size do you use? I have no idea, really, as I've never done it another way. I definitely am not up when the sun comes up, so maybe an extra hour or two? It does heat up eventually though. I use a 21' by 15' o...
by AbundantChoice
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Have 10x14 Kodiak tent, do I need a shade over it?
Replies: 69
Views: 14720

Re: Canopy for Springbar tent? Suggestions?

The only other thought I've had about shading my Kodiak has been to string an emergency blanket over the roof of my tent, using the exposed points of the flex-rod as tie-on points. Basically I'd lay an emergency blanket over my tent (not nearly large enough to cover it, so maybe I'd need two...), t...
by AbundantChoice
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Past Camp Map / Arriving
Replies: 11
Views: 1139

Re: Past Camp Map / Arriving

Also, camps can and do move from year to year, sometimes quite drastically. The large-scale sound camps will be on 2 and 10, Center Camp will be Center Camp, but nothing else placement-wise is guaranteed from year to year.
by AbundantChoice
Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MY FAVORITE VIDEO (TODAY) IS...
Replies: 3326
Views: 313460

Re: MY FAVORITE VIDEO (TODAY) IS...

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Not only does this re-purpose perhaps the dumbest "80's wacky chase hijinks" scene i've ever seen... that damn chorus is going to be stuck in my head while riding around the playa.
by AbundantChoice
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Looking for 2 ppl to share our RV with
Replies: 11
Views: 2096

Re: Looking for 2 ppl to share our RV with

The RV can sleep 5 people but we are just as happy if its just 4 people. Couple in the back bed, couple or single person in the over-the-cab bed, small or adaptable person on either the couch-bed or the table-bed. Any more than that and you are asking for a less-than-perfect week. . Double-plus on ...
by AbundantChoice
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Return to Burning Man Sunday morning AFTER the man burns
Replies: 28
Views: 2570

Re: Return to Burning Man Sunday morning AFTER the man burns

Yeah, unless you've promised to help your camp tear down and pack up Sunday and are somehow instrumental or vital to that process, or for some reason you *absolutely* *must* see the Temple burn, don't bother coming back for Sunday.
by AbundantChoice
Wed May 29, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Give your virgin self ONE piece of advice...
Replies: 88
Views: 8971

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

My biggest piece of advice to my virgin self would be "Some of the best experiences you will have will be deeper into the city; don't limit yourself to just the Esplanade and Inner Playa" My first year was with a huge theme camp on the Esplanade, so I spent the first 2/3 of my burn without...
by AbundantChoice
Sat May 25, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: New Theme Camp Frustration
Replies: 26
Views: 2638

Re: New Theme Camp Frustration

Also, 40 seems pretty big for a brand new camp. It's not just the power structure of the three leaders; at that size you need either well-honed systems in place that can rein in playa anarchy that only come with stable leadership, or very clear areas of responsibility with people you can trust in va...
by AbundantChoice
Sun May 05, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MY FAVORITE VIDEO (TODAY) IS...
Replies: 3326
Views: 313460

Re: MY FAVORITE VIDEO (TODAY) IS...

The weather has *finally* started to feel like spring around here, so to celebrate a bit...

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by AbundantChoice
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Excited and ready to burn...
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: Excited and ready to burn...

St Louis! I always feel that the City Museum there is about as Burner as a museum can possibly get. "Hey, what if we made the basement into a bunch of caves?" "What if we took this 9 story circular product chute and made it into a slide?" "Wouldn't it be neat to collect all ...
by AbundantChoice
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: ePlaya Fitness Club
Replies: 1664
Views: 99178

Re: ePlaya Fitness Club

Mikgus, that is amazing. Now that my MBA class is over and i'm back to teaching only undergrads, I can ramp my fitness schedule back up again. It's probably a bit over the top at the moment, but i'm currently digging it: Mon: strentgh/condition circuit w/ my PT Tues: spinning class Wed: 1/2 circuit ...
by AbundantChoice
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MY FAVORITE VIDEO (TODAY) IS...
Replies: 3326
Views: 313460

Re: MY FAVORITE VIDEO (TODAY) IS...

"Because he's the hero the playa deserves, just not the one it needs right now"

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by AbundantChoice
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MY FAVORITE VIDEO (TODAY) IS...
Replies: 3326
Views: 313460

Re: MY FAVORITE VIDEO (TODAY) IS...

In honor of Easter weekend, the only version of JC Superstar you'll ever need... KABUKI JC Superstar

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by AbundantChoice
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Burning man for me is destiny!
Replies: 28
Views: 1337

Re: Burning man for me is destiny!

Oh, and also, consider getting in touch with the BRC Dept of Mobility: http://brcmobility.com/start-here/ They're a theme camp, but even if you don't camp with them, they organize deep-playa art tours on MVs, etc, for the mobility-challenged. I think they also loan out golf-carts and stuff for short...
by AbundantChoice
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Burning man for me is destiny!
Replies: 28
Views: 1337

Re: Burning man for me is destiny!

3: When I sleep, I require a CPAP machine. So, we are in the process of figuring out a power source plan for that as well. Again, suggestions, experiences, help? Most CPAP machines can run just fine on DC power with an inverter. I've run mine off a deep-cycle marine battery with no issues, and you'...
by AbundantChoice
Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?
Replies: 272
Views: 22688

Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

TomServo wrote:Image


I am now imagining a deep playa art project with two hot-air-balloon sized floating eyes positioned to line up with the hills.
by AbundantChoice
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic Question
Replies: 21
Views: 3613

Re: Geodesic Question

GreyCoyote wrote: Better to chase a harmless cover a few dozen yards than deal with a wandering dome.


Oh man, imagine a tattered "wandering dome" MV that looks like it's rolling across the deep playa...
by AbundantChoice
Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: LIFESTYLE CAMPS SOS!
Replies: 63
Views: 4052

Re: LIFESTYLE CAMPS SOS!

lemur wrote:all the best shit happens in center camp.


That certainly explains the smell.
by AbundantChoice
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: 2013 On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: Playa Storytelling Project Fundraiser
Replies: 9
Views: 1861

Re: Playa Storytelling Project

What would probably help your Indiegogo page is some information as to what the money is going towards. Is this all going towards books that you will be giving away after reading on the playa? Or is this also supposed to cover your ticket, travel costs, etc? People will probably be far more amenable...
by AbundantChoice
Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Newb question: Ultimate backpack/bag? Fanny pack? Need input
Replies: 54
Views: 10529

Re: Newb question: Ultimate backpack/bag? Fanny pack? Need i

I use the Camelbak Rim Runner. It's got the 3L reservoir so I don't need to make emergency trips back to camp to refill, the internal organizer pockets and stuff work pretty well (one the internal pouches fits my huge Leatherman perfectly), and it's got two mesh external pockets on the sides that fi...
by AbundantChoice
Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: The Crypto Lotus
Replies: 29
Views: 4133

Re: The Crypto Lotus

This. Sounds. Fantastic.
by AbundantChoice
Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Scalpers
Replies: 45
Views: 4080

Re: Scalpers

The resellers tactics are to find people like your camp who are freaking, get them to pay a premium price for something the seller doesn't even have, then the seller goes & buys it cheaper when they become available in July-ish, and passes it on at the jacked up price to you. Listen all y'all t...
by AbundantChoice
Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Exp. RVers: Suggestions for House rules for renting an RV
Replies: 91
Views: 19774

Re: Exp. RVers: Suggestions for House rules for renting an R

I also can't stress enough the need to have a good organization system once you hit the playa, i.e. "your clothes are in this mini-closet, my clothes are in this mini-closet, snacks are in this shelf, this drawer is for communal glowy crap" etc etc. It's reallllly easy to let stuff get dis...

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