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by Burp!
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: The one year Black Rock City was off playa?
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

97 was one of my favorite years. Burning Man was still small. What would be completely ignored today was big then. Anyway I digress. What made 97 unique and memorable for me was the fact that you could go swimming over at the hot springs during the day. I remember thinking, how odd it was to be at B...
by Burp!
Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Looking for B-Man Medallion
Replies: 16
Views: 1998

Try ebay
by Burp!
Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Whose brilliant idea was it to put a cellphone tower@BM
Replies: 94
Views: 12049

I didn't experience what I was fearing regarding cell phones. I thought I'd be hearing people on the phone in the port-a-potties, or in lines for the portapotties, or walking down the streets. (side note, I got about a 50% hello response when walking aorund... that makes me a little sad.) I guess i...
by Burp!
Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Webcam location
Replies: 18
Views: 3553

Ok, tuned in for the webcast burn, and must say "Wow!" that totally blew. The webcast itself was very nice, in that the stream was very clean and not very choppy like years past. What blows is the stupid, lets jump the shark one more time commentary from guys in "The studio". What was missing was th...
by Burp!
Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Is there wifi in BRC this year?
Replies: 27
Views: 4525

Wi-fi, Cell Phone access, Twitter, Facebook updates = BM Jumping the Shark.

T.
by Burp!
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Construction of Dome --- Sharing costs of lift
Replies: 7
Views: 2317

Also have a several drill guns(multiple batteries, with one always charging) with bits and sockets for your bolt type. Ratcheting will where you out.
by Burp!
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Intermediate Dome Building
Replies: 5
Views: 1997

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This is how we do it, just remove one bar to make a diamond shape door
by Burp!
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: protecting those feet
Replies: 25
Views: 3434

I don't know but boots seems a bit overkill, a good pair of sneakers I think will do. ProTip #7634 Preserving your feet out on the playa: Morning ritual To be done when you wake up and are lounging around your camp Ingredients: Disposable Aluminum Turkey bin thing(leave the turkey at home), Dr. Bron...
by Burp!
Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent porn...
Replies: 17
Views: 5165

If you are going to use a tent (which I always do), just accept that you are going to have to become one with the dust. That's the way it is. To quote the collective "Resistance is futile" If you got medium to big tent plans, please stake that thing down!!! With rebar, not those little cheapy stakes...
by Burp!
Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preparing a car for the playa
Replies: 25
Views: 14594

It's not so hard, but may require you to bring a gun to BM. I know, I know guns are not allowed at burning man. Just another thing wrong with BM I tell ya. Step 1: Once you are out of Reno, turn off your car's air conditioning and/or fan. Leave the windows up the entire way to BM. Never, as in NEVER...
by Burp!
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: gifting?
Replies: 51
Views: 5758

I say leave the Sat phone at home, more we keep the default world out of BM the better! Here's a great idea that someone needs to do, make a bunch (enough for everyone at BM, I suspect the numbers will be down this year with the economy and all) of Shwag bags for people to carry their gifts in. Must...
by Burp!
Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Dome strut end-squishing troubles
Replies: 12
Views: 1908

Hi, we went the same route initially, first the sledge hammer, then the vice and ultimately the press. The sledge hammer was not very accurate and the vice route was equally hard, mostly on the body. I suggest you get the press, sell it when done. If you get the press, make a little guide for the po...
by Burp!
Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa dogs?
Replies: 81
Views: 10332

I brought my dog to the first few burns I attended(96-98). Though he was having enormous amounts of fun during the day with the endless amounts of stick throwers available, at night with all the lights and noises etc., he was not quite as happy. For me, the stress of leaving him at camp, wondering i...
by Burp!
Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Gifting Food
Replies: 32
Views: 4007

Gag! (to use a pun) And yet another rule. Curious, since I haven't received my ticket yet, does it even have the words "Dangerous" in the disclaimer anymore? Is Burning Man considered a Safe and Sane, event now adays? What's next? Sex, Nudity? Large wood structures? Freaks? We all need to stand up a...
by Burp!
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa Dust Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 1841

Have a seat in my van and I'll turn the air conditioning on for you. You should be able to get a small jars amount, once you scrape the dust off your face.
by Burp!
Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: People who don't get The Temple
Replies: 123
Views: 21659

The spiritual people are going to ruin this event , I tell ya. The temple burn jumped the shark years ago, once the "Sit the Fuck down!!" types showed up. I mean after that the rowdy, beer drinking, yahoo types had no choice but to throw their empty bottles into the air to make a statement. Thanks a...
by Burp!
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What makes a good gift?
Replies: 47
Views: 7300

I think to prevent from getting the Shwag label, make sure that you don't just pass out to any ol Burningman attendee. This isn't marti gras. I find that the only gifts that mean anything to me are the ones that I get after I've met somone, we've talked or had some sort of connection in the Burningm...
by Burp!
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: First experiences...tell me a story!
Replies: 16
Views: 3817

Was 1996, on the night of the burn, I had no idea what to expect. There we were all of the attendees standing in one big giant single row around the man, yes single row, can you imagine that?! All of a sudden Larry Harvey steps up and says "Who wants to light the man?" I raise my arm and he says "Co...
by Burp!
Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Permission to Burn
Replies: 31
Views: 8556

there is always this approach

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by Burp!
Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: GENERATOR
Replies: 29
Views: 9697

Another EU series fan. I have a 3000. Anything that needs a muffler or a box, should be left at home. Go Lo-Fi, that's fun too. My first couple years we use marine batteries for everything.
by Burp!
Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Just got a ticket last minute, never been, have questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

what a great position to be in, as others say read the survival guide. Don't worry about having a camp to be in. Use this year to explore and make friends. Camping with a bunch of friends is great but really does not make for that much of benefit. Believe me you might save alot headaches by not bein...
by Burp!
Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How do you keep the dust out of your tent?
Replies: 40
Views: 7923

Simple answer is, you don't keep dust out of your tent. Or your car air conditioning, or your.... so on time 1 million. If you get a fancy tent, for the rest of it's days it will have dust from the playa in it. Thats the facts. Learn to love the dust, and then and only then you and Burning Man can b...
by Burp!
Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Looking for a PARACHUTE...
Replies: 8
Views: 1823

Great tip with the balloon tops, but I beg to differ about: Our first dome died a very unhappy death 2 days in, in 2000. Why? Parachute. I'm guessing it died because of too weak a structure. Thicker struts or higher frequency probably would have saved the dome. I like things strong, not just barley...
by Burp!
Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Looking for a PARACHUTE...
Replies: 8
Views: 1823

Our first dome died a very unhappy death 2 days in, in 2000. Why? Parachute. Dome 2.0 we decided to use a new fabric, this time a hot air balloon top. This worked very well. We cut half moon air flaps every where and in general we survived very nicely. We combined that with a material called Botex, ...
by Burp!
Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How much power do I need to play music
Replies: 10
Views: 2093

I always error on the side of too loud, so get as much system as you can and then turn it down. People near by will help you figure this out. Best plan is to crank it up, then walk away from your camp. One of the music ferries will come and then adjust to a "Burning Man Appropriate Level".

T.
by Burp!
Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Whats a good air mattress?
Replies: 20
Views: 4264

We've given up on the air mattress thing and get a futon for free off of craigslist each year now. Trick is to roll up the futon like a big Ho Ho. Bungey it, so it'll stay rolled up, then wrap in garbage bags, and duct tape. Very easy to move around once rolled up. Much more comfortable that an air ...
by Burp!
Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bringing Your Parents to the Burn
Replies: 39
Views: 10461

I am planning on bringing my Dad this year, he's always wanted to go. Unfortunately, he passed away a couple months ago, so he won't be experiencing exactly the way he would have wished for. Just the same, I think he'll dig it.

t.
by Burp!
Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Need some help understanding!
Replies: 24
Views: 4487

I'll take a stab 1. How soon do they start selling tickets and how much are level one tickets usually? >>Depends 2. Is it a friendly community, I am planning to go with just one person. Is this a good idea? >>Perfectly acceptable, sometimes less of a headache, you'll make friends. 3. When you purcha...
by Burp!
Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Y'all's Opinions, Please
Replies: 27
Views: 6190

Sorry, I'm on the "Keep your shwag" side. I'd prefer you put some time into a fun engaging camp or thing to play with out on the playa. The necklaces and stuff were very cool when they first appeared, but now 7-8 years later it's just shwag and to me an excuse to not do something a little more signi...
by Burp!
Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Observations on first timers.
Replies: 91
Views: 28538

My first year was in 96, we didn't have no stinking survival guide, and we liked it that way. No one died, cept for the guy on the motorcycle and maybe some of those people that got ran over in their tent. All the instructions you needed were on the ticket "You take your own life into your hands, Bu...

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