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by jbelson
Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Cost of 05? Saving for 06
Replies: 25
Views: 7359

I've never been able to go for under $1500. First off is the ticket price, say $200. Then camping supplies-When your there you realize how cheap your shit actually is and how ill prepaired you are for the event in terms of wind and shade. My carpot cost $200. Stove $50. Generator $900. 3 tires for t...
by jbelson
Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Jumping Stilts?
Replies: 21
Views: 6559

My friends have a pair and toured the playa with them. They had a great time, but said they were pretty tiring. just takes getting used to.
by jbelson
Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Art car groundwork
Replies: 38
Views: 8416

Okay. Next question:
How simple, or hard is it to move driver controls from the cab of the vehicle to say the top?
I saw on Doc's cheschire cat that he was able to drive it from the roof. But I think he was able to switch controls back to the cab when he was driving it outside of the playa.
by jbelson
Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Glowies, Blinkies, UVies & Other Illuminations
Replies: 845
Views: 210624

I ended up using DRYELL which is like dry cleaning in you own dryer. It worked pretty well. The el wire sill works, but the jacket got a little wrinkly.
I took the jacket to 2 dry cleaners that refused to clean my coat, so I had to go this route.
by jbelson
Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: LA Decompression
Replies: 2
Views: 1488

The L.A. Decom rocked!!!
Great people, good art, killer performances, and lots of dancing.

I love my L.A. peeps.
by jbelson
Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: dry ice
Replies: 422
Views: 288754

ALSO, dry ice will work best in an extreme cooler. those are the ones that say they'll keep ice frozen for 5 days. Packed my cooler on friday night with frozen goods, duct taped it shut, then opened it wed. afternoon. The ice was gone, but all the food was still frozen. Since it was frozen, I probab...
by jbelson
Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Burning Man 2006
Replies: 44
Views: 17611

I'm trying to sell my tent trailer thats been beat up by 2 burns and am looking at a 20' travel trailer with plenty of amenities. So far I realize that I can buy a nice trailer for the price of renting an RV for the week. I'm not going the RV route because I used to own one and it was nothing but pr...
by jbelson
Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: Dicky Box - "The Release" & Meanderings
Replies: 34
Views: 27087

In my opinion, Dicky wasn't the art, but rather the canvas. the people that gathered and did whatever are the art. It was the scene itself. He's just a man in a box with a ittle whole. What he does has serious limits. What thoes who have come to watch him do is limitless. In a sence, he's turning s...
by jbelson
Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:32 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Art car groundwork
Replies: 38
Views: 8416

My bad. By flat bed truck I meant the pick-up truck that has the wood slats for hauling stuff, not the looooooong ass trailer kind.
by jbelson
Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Art car groundwork
Replies: 38
Views: 8416

Thanks for the ideas. When people are building support cages for say the upper deck, do people go with a lighter yet strong metal like aluminum, or mostly steel. Just thinking weight wise. I understand making the floor of that upper part a grate for those purposes. A stake-bed truck seems to be a go...
by jbelson
Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Art car groundwork
Replies: 38
Views: 8416

Good stuff. The dream is to bring an art car to the event, and possibly run it in a couple parades throughout the year. The more I think about it the more I realize that it has to be able to haul about 20 people max. I thought about using a small bus chasis or a heavy duty work truck. I also thought...
by jbelson
Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Art car groundwork
Replies: 38
Views: 8416

Art car groundwork

What dou you think is the first thing to think about when wanting to do an art car? The finished product or the vehicle that will be the foundation? Also, when planning an art car that you figure will cary a bunch of people, what kind of vehicles do people like to build off of that are not monster b...
by jbelson
Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:30 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Electric wheelchair
Replies: 9
Views: 2498

Electric wheelchair

Okay, my thought for next year was to take an electric wheelchair and use it as the base for a small art car thingy. I'm guessing it'll only have enough power to move about 2 people, is that right? Anyho, does anyone have experience with using these motors? I think I've seen a couch on one, and I kn...
by jbelson
Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: Dicky Box - "The Release" & Meanderings
Replies: 34
Views: 27087

In my opinion, Dicky wasn't the art, but rather the canvas. the people that gathered and did whatever are the art. It was the scene itself. He's just a man in a box with a ittle whole. What he does has serious limits. What thoes who have come to watch him do is limitless. In a sence, he's turning sp...
by jbelson
Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Anyone else have their rv or tents broken into ??
Replies: 43
Views: 11974

I am curious as to how the camps were laid out that got stuff taken. I know that when people are camping on the outer streets, their stuff pretty much opens right onto the street, so it makes for an easier acces to their stuff. I know thats how I was camped when I went solo. This year we blocked mos...
by jbelson
Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: The Best Burning Man Photos Ever!
Replies: 15
Views: 5205

Sweet! I'm in picture #27. I'm the guy in the white t-shirt with the large brim hat hanging on my back. We were building the freedom community dome.
by jbelson
Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:24 pm
Forum: 2005 Theme Camps
Topic: The demise of the CT party
Replies: 11
Views: 7603

I was one of the line adorers @ the party and fortunately didn't notice many men at all. Although my attention was focused on providing the best head scratch possible for the lovely goddesses waitng in line. I did notice as the party went on, that more men jumped on the idea and started giving out s...
by jbelson
Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: great music this year
Replies: 32
Views: 8629

Was anyone out at the apocolypse garden friday night? Space cowboys (I believe) took it over and it was one of the most bitchin dance spots ever. All the art cars circling were plugged in, so the sound was great and the atmosphere was on fire, literally. Couldn't get better atmosphere for dancin. Th...
by jbelson
Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: 2005 Theme Camps
Topic: Looking for Freedom Camp Member
Replies: 5
Views: 4585

Have to be a little ore specific. there were well over 100 peple in that village, and a bunch were girls.
by jbelson
Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Glowies, Blinkies, UVies & Other Illuminations
Replies: 845
Views: 210624

Well, there are no joints really. I just used 2 10' lengths and the quick connector things. So the only opening is where it plugs into the inverter. And there is no shrink wrap at all. I sewed the el wire on by hand.
by jbelson
Fri Sep 16, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Glowies, Blinkies, UVies & Other Illuminations
Replies: 845
Views: 210624

Washing el-wire?

I have a tuxedo jacket that I lined with el-wire. Needless to say it is now play-fied. Does anyone know If I can dry clean it? the el wire was sewn on, so I'm not about to undo it.
I can unhook the inverters, thats no problem.
by jbelson
Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Seeking a lawyer/legal advice regarding BLM citation
Replies: 6
Views: 2022

All I can say is dont go with a public defender. I dont know any lawyers myself unfortunately, but it is a good idea to have a fairly good one. More than likely you'll do a plea bargain with the DA for a lesser charge. Any defense attorney will get you that. A public defender will just take the firs...
by jbelson
Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Canadians at Burningman
Replies: 35
Views: 11933

One of my campmates slept with a canadian.
She was stoked that she got her "Canadian Mounty". :D
by jbelson
Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Camp bitch session
Replies: 47
Views: 14298

I arrive on the playa after 3 flat tires that is because you are a bad person Funny you should mention. About 5 minutes before the flat tire thing, my passenger and I were joking about this very same situation, even making bad vibration references. So when it went flat, we lookead at eachother and ...
by jbelson
Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Quiet generators
Replies: 99
Views: 32034

The Honda EU2000 worked great all week long, no complaints. Well one: I didn't get a spare gas cap in time to rig the ting to an external tank, so I had to refuel it every night at dusk. But it ran all night with no complaints from neighbors (it's kind of a white noise). Also, here in L.A., there wa...
by jbelson
Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Camp bitch session
Replies: 47
Views: 14298

Re: The LA Forum Cult

Oh JB, I feel your pain! I have to confess that I LMFAO when I found out you guys got stuck in the Forum Cult village. I could not resist and had to come over to heckle everyone. It was a blast. As they say: "When in Rome, do as the Vandals". If it is any comfort to you at all, everyone in Phoenix ...
by jbelson
Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Lessons Learned 2005
Replies: 81
Views: 16412

Rebar everything down!!! And then take those noodle-floaty things for the pool and cover thend sticking out. Take frozen food, pack it in dry ice, but make sure to use an extreeme cooler, and it will stay frozen for 5 days. Carpet and pillows in your shade structure make a world of difference (make ...
by jbelson
Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Camp bitch session
Replies: 47
Views: 14298

So, finally I arrive on the playa after 3 flat tires on my tent trailer in the mojave dessert. I get there sun. morning, set up our camp. It's hot. Then, when our camp is set up, I go over to help with the rest of the village. there was a dome, stage, entry way and a bunch of stuff. I'm going on 4 r...
by jbelson
Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: worst/best from your 1st burn + where does quality matter?
Replies: 29
Views: 4939

Oh yeah, I like the portable chairs where you could put your feet up. It's so much more relaxing when your feet are elevated.

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