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by Chowski
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: 1st time burner and theme-camp builder…
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: 1st time burner and theme-camp builder…

Good for you, flint. Some people are going to question your wisdom in taking this all on, but burning man only exists because people make it happen. People like you! At least you’re not another EDM DJ-chaser begging for an RV share. Good luck. Read a lot. Plan more. Something will fail. Roll with it.
by Chowski
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.
Replies: 27
Views: 1228

Re: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.

Here’s my advice: don’t go. Specifically, do not go with s woman who must be flown in and then demand sto live in an RV. She will not like it and she will make sure you don’t like it either. If you are able to convince her to stay home, then come by yourself in your truck with a tent and have the ti...
by Chowski
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Camping cooking equipment rental in Reno?
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: Camping cooking equipment rental in Reno?

I believe what you are looking for is called a “Commodification Camp”. There are many to choose from. You pay them money, and in return, they take care of all your Radical self-Reliance needs. You can go simple, with a camp that provides a basic kitchen for your use, or ultra deluxe, with any of the...
by Chowski
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: This time I'm gonna...
Replies: 28
Views: 1299

Re: This time I'm gonna...

I am NOT going to lead camp this year. I have turned over the reins to the next generation. That means I will not be the one unpacking the trailer, washing the kitchen supplies, buying propane and generator gas and garbage bags and zip ties and rope. I will not be the one buying new carports and des...
by Chowski
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: This time I'm gonna...
Replies: 28
Views: 1299

Re: This time I'm gonna...

For my eighth burn, I am going to live in my brand new used Class A RV instead of a tent. Seven tent burns was enough.
by Chowski
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Time to phase out glitter
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: Time to phase out glitter

Who uses glitter at Burning Man? Loose glitter is clearly on the "no" list. I've run a camp for close to a decade now, and we don't see any glitter ever. Perhaps it is the Rave Zombies with whom I do not associate? If that is the case, all we need to do is convince BMORG to stop giving pre...
by Chowski
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best layout for a camp of 2 people
Replies: 31
Views: 3159

Re: Best layout for a camp of 2 people

More important than using the van as a bedroom is using the van as a windblock. There is a published map which details the predominant wind direction and sunrise. My advice is, know this generally in advance of arrival. When you get there, park the vehicle to block the wind, then set the tent up in ...
by Chowski
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What Is The Value of Life?
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: What Is The Value of Life?

$29.98. Life is worth $29.98.
by Chowski
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Now that I've been to Burning Man...
Replies: 19
Views: 1227

Re: Now that I've been to Burning Man...

Burning Man isn't about "love" and "spirituality" and "Manifesting Intentionality and Vegan Kale Yoga Prayer Hands". You're thinking of That Hippie Bullshit Music Festival you went to last summer. Burning Man is about building big art and blowing it up in the desert and...
by Chowski
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 2018 Art Theme....Predictions / Suggestions
Replies: 74
Views: 5121

Re: 2018 Art Theme....Predictions / Suggestions

DJs and Segways.
by Chowski
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 38
Views: 2808

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

We had a lurker come through our camp at 7:30 and C asking for drugs, as we shooed him away. He came back a few days later, and we quickly passed the word that he was a narc, so no one interacted with him. One other night, my husband and I were clearly, visibly intoxicated at the Tree of Tenere when...
by Chowski
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: Black Joulvert Electric Collapsable Bike Lost at the Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Black Joulvert Electric Collapsable Bike Lost at the Airport

I saw one of Paris Hilton's entourage sneak off with it. But that's what happens when you fly in.
by Chowski
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: How to delete a post?
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: How to delete a post?

You can't! EVER! It is going on your Permanent Record!!!! Muaaahaaahaaa!!!!
by Chowski
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Ready to be Envoted? Envotion would love to play at your camp!
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Ready to be Envoted? Envotion would love to play at your camp!

I have another great idea! YOU spend a year fundraising and planning, applying for placement, wrangling camp members and dues, budgeting and building. Then buy or rent a sound system, a stage, a generator, shade, seating, and ground cover. Bring it, pay for the fuel, set it up, tend it all week, tak...
by Chowski
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Awesome woman looking for 1 RV spot!
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Awesome woman looking for 1 RV spot!

Sorry I can't help out, but here's my advice: don't let it stop you. Rent a car or get a Bus ticket, buy a tent, rig some shade, bring some water and some baby wipes and a few granola bars, and have a great burn! You don't need someone else to take you to Burning Man. You can just show up!
by Chowski
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Need DJ? Plays African House / Afro-House Music
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Need DJ? Plays African House / Afro-House Music

If you're bringing all the equipment, why do you need someone else's sound system, generator, and fuel?
by Chowski
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Cargo Trailer / Other Solutions for Transporting Gear Across Playa?
Replies: 15
Views: 1443

Re: Bicycle Cargo Trailer / Other Solutions for Transporting Gear Across Playa?

On the way home: "For departures after the Man burns, allow yourself some extra time to get to the BxB Depot(6:15 and J street): there will be fewer landmarks to guide you at that point. Arrive at the depot one (1) hour before your scheduled departure to allow time to check in, load your luggag...
by Chowski
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Cargo Trailer / Other Solutions for Transporting Gear Across Playa?
Replies: 15
Views: 1443

Re: Bicycle Cargo Trailer / Other Solutions for Transporting Gear Across Playa?

From the BxB website: "If you are part of a registered theme camp or meeting up with a group of friends, you are welcome to make your way to your camp’s location once inside BRC. We also provide shuttles from the BxB Depot that stop on E street at 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, 7:30, 9:00; and J street at 2...
by Chowski
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Adding Lights to Fur Coat?
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Re: Adding Lights to Fur Coat?

All of my coats get a string of lights every year. Fairy lights with a flexible wire work better than the newer, copper-wire style lights. El-wire also works well. I start by finding a place for the battery pack, usually in a secure pocket, then safety pin the part of the chain which has no lights t...
by Chowski
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Looking for assistance/advice with art car in San Francisco
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: Looking for assistance/advice with art car in San Francisco

Sorry I can't help with the electrical components, but my buddy Radical Self-Reliance can, and his fee is very, very low. You should reach out to him!
by Chowski
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where to Camp for deep play sound stages, Virgin Burner
Replies: 23
Views: 2262

Re: Where to Camp for deep play sound stages, Virgin Burner

Ah yes, "Radical Inclusion". The one Principle that EDM losers use to justify bringing nothing, contributing nothing, shedding MOOP everywhere and blaring shitty music toward other people's experience against their will. But hey, "RADICAL INCLUSION" because that hot chick in the ...
by Chowski
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Any camps or art cars need a Fun and BS-free DJ?
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Any camps or art cars need a Fun and BS-free DJ?

You have a camp Why do you need someone else to DJ for?
by Chowski
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cash Money
Replies: 23
Views: 1699

Re: Cash Money

Ice - 24 bucks every other day or so.

Coffee at center camp, $4.00 a few times.
by Chowski
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anywhere to play a special 30th birthday USB vid??
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Anywhere to play a special 30th birthday USB vid??

This is a great idea and an awesome project to honor your friend. So far, you've got the USB stick. Now all you need is a generator, gas for the generator, a screen, and a projector. Probably going to want shade, seating, flooring, perhaps some kind of walls to protect from side glare, and maybe som...
by Chowski
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent and shade... HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 882

Re: Tent and shade... HELP

You have two options - spend more money or change your expectations. With a tent/shade set-up, you won't "sleep until midday". That requires AC and/or an RV. What you can expect from a tent/shade set-up is a cooler tent until maybe two or three hours after dawn, and then a shaded space out...
by Chowski
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Carrying ID: copy or original?
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: Carrying ID: copy or original?

I have carried only a photocopy of my ID for every one of my seven burns. I have never been denied service when asked to produce it. If you are someone prone to losing things, don't take your real ID. If someone refuses to serve you, who cares? There are literally hundreds of bars. No on is being en...
by Chowski
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Carrying ID: copy or original?
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: Carrying ID: copy or original?

I carry a copy. Because I would never carry the original. I don't take anything to Burning Man that would cost me significant money, time, or emotional effort to replace. Valuables stay locked in the car. If a bar decides to turn you away for having a copy, walk seven feet to the next bar. Pro tip: ...
by Chowski
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Fire conclave up for adoption (7 people looking for a camp) -info in thread-
Replies: 14
Views: 885

Re: Fire conclave up for adoption (7 people looking for a camp) -info in thread-

The really great news is: you have seven people, and all your gear. Voila! YOU ARE A CAMP! You don't need to FIND a camp, you ARE one. Here's how it works - drive in when the gates open, find a space where no one else is camping, ask the neighbors if you can fit there, and set up! Why does everyone ...
by Chowski
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp site next to portas?
Replies: 10
Views: 1687

Re: Camp site next to portas?

I'm interested too. We got placed there for the first time this year. Anybody?

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