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by ACfromSAC
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Not Going to Burning Man at Burning Man
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: Not Going to Burning Man at Burning Man

I would love to see a graph of my years plotted out depicting the amount of time I spend at camp. The time has definitely increased year over year. Time at camp sitting under my shade structure with my camp mates is always a major highlight for me. Same goes for getting more sleep every year. I know...
by ACfromSAC
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Culture - Camps - Placement
Replies: 36
Views: 4650

Re: Culture - Camps - Placement

Token wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:24 am
Decommodificatio above all else - no fucking services. Make BM hard to pull off, not Disneyland in the desert.
This was the crux of most of my answers. Burning Man is supposed to be potentially fatal. Stop it with the fresh fruit deliveries WTF!
by ACfromSAC
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Culture - Camps - Placement
Replies: 36
Views: 4650

Re: Culture - Camps - Placement

I took this survey yesterday & was surprised by some of the questions asked. Some acknowledgement of some of the major issues that are souring burners to the burn. Whether it will have much (any?) actual impact on future camps / placement / behaviors / burns remains to be seen, but it's nice to be a...
by ACfromSAC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 585
Views: 37440

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

Plug n plays is how we get shit like this in the Temple: https://www.instagram.com/p/BnVSJJ3B4ix/ BLLLLEH!! This year was definitely the worst for witnessing lame photo shoots on the playa. Tons of it. All over the place. Next year (and all future years), I support a movement for increased photobom...
by ACfromSAC
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: THIS is the year that tickets hit critical mass...
Replies: 3
Views: 580

THIS is the year that tickets hit critical mass...

The event has been selling out since 2011, however prior to this year there have been quite a few tickets that popped up for sale in the month / weeks before the burn that wound up being sold below face value. Particularly the $1,200 level tickets, but even some of the presale $900 level tickets wer...
by ACfromSAC
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Theme camp map
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: Theme camp map

Avoid the blue flags, those are for placed camps (as far as I know) Later in the week free spaces closer to the Esplanade will become available I always enter the city as close to gate opening as possible. The past couple of years have been a sea of land grab with everything from blue flags (legit)...
by ACfromSAC
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Theme camp map
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: Theme camp map

Traveller in Time wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:52 pm
https://burningman.org/event/black-rock ... city-plan/

Radical Self Reliant ?

Google site:burningman.org 2018 city plan
Shyte. I saw that without even realizing it was colored for placement. Seems a bit... fuzzy this year.
by ACfromSAC
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Theme camp map
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: Theme camp map

Did the Org release the usual camp map with the purpled out areas showing where placed camps are versus open camping areas?
by ACfromSAC
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: In Tent Fans
Replies: 23
Views: 1471

Re: In Tent Fans

Last year my girlfriend brought small evaporative cooling towels for us to help with the morning heat. She also bought cool touch mats. The combo of the two were surprisingly effective.
by ACfromSAC
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: In Tent Fans
Replies: 23
Views: 1471

Re: In Tent Fans

Chiming in encouraging a shade structure... even a small one just to keep the morning sun off of your tent will make a world of difference. Monkey hut it up. A few lengths of PVC, some rebar, shade cloth & bungees. You'll be very happy that you did it. A fan is just going to be pushing hot air around.
by ACfromSAC
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Black Rock City: No Politics Zone
Replies: 27
Views: 2353

Re: Black Rock City: No Politics Zone

I agree in general. However last year there was a guy in a suit & Trump mask standing in a cage. People were taking turns banging on the cage with a stick while "Trump" recoiled & cowered. I thought it was funny.
by ACfromSAC
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ticket... Gamble?!
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: Ticket... Gamble?!

Echo to the wait comments. However, if circumstances may change that make you unable to attend in future years, just plan to go. Tickets always pop up in the waning months/weeks before the event for well below $1,200. People sell them at a loss every year. If you want to go, plan to go. You will alm...
by ACfromSAC
Wed May 23, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Playa surfers / scooters
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: Playa surfers / scooters

All hail the greatest of all playa scooters. I love this thing.

Image
by ACfromSAC
Thu May 10, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 34
Views: 4624

Re: Catching a Thief

AC, This is not a new suggestion. I've seen the debate and several mean ideas. That's what they are. Mean. Personally, would you crack someone's skull open or break their wrist for taking your bike? Some people would. If the answer is yes, (and understand I am not asking for your answer), then go a...
by ACfromSAC
Thu May 10, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 34
Views: 4624

Re: Catching a Thief

Thoughts, please. In the name of tomfoolery, combined with punishment for low down dirty scoundrels out stealing bikes, I've been wanting to do something like this for years. One lag bolt with some parachord tied to the rear of a bait bike. Would this make me an asshole or a participant? Stolen Bike...
by ACfromSAC
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: VP Order Cancelled?! Rant
Replies: 18
Views: 1784

Re: VP Order Cancelled?! Rant

I understand your frustration, but don't fret. There will be tons of these popping up for sale as the event approaches. Make all of your plans as normal and pay attention to the for sale board here. People often buy extra VP's "just in case" and then as plans materialize, they sell what they don't n...
by ACfromSAC
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!
Replies: 29
Views: 2332

Re: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!

To echo EGAZ's point on contribution Karma. I put in the work for my camp and for the city. I create on my own without relying on some camp I found on the interwebs to lay the foundation for me. Playa karma has come through three years in a row by way of rewarding me with tickets during the main sal...
by ACfromSAC
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!
Replies: 29
Views: 2332

Re: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!

Every year there are threads with people making suggestions for how to fix the "broken" ticket process. This is the absolute worst one I've ever read. I'm not joining some stupid f*cking camp just so I can go to the event. I camp with my friends and family. We do our own thing. We are self-reliant. ...
by ACfromSAC
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 13015

Re: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018

HOOOOOORRRRAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!
by ACfromSAC
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Discussion Thread 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 13015

Re: No wait room?

Yeah, not sure what's going on with it.
by ACfromSAC
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best thing you ever saw
Replies: 17
Views: 2210

Re: Best thing you ever saw

Crude Awakening is the best thing I ever missed. Looks amazing in the videos. Best thing I ever saw was the playa for the first time on the first night of my first burn. Pedaling out from camp after finishing our set up after dark, crossing the esplanade for the first time and seeing the splendor of...
by ACfromSAC
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Anonymous Village will see you on Playa!
Replies: 4
Views: 1885

Re: Anonymous Village will see you on Playa!

Camped with synonymous across from anonymous for my first burn and spent a few evenings with anonymous pals. Great group!
by ACfromSAC
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?
Replies: 40
Views: 5922

Re: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?

There was a lot more nudity. A whole lot more.... People felt like they COULD behave however they wanted, without it being broadcast to the internet... Cameras had to be tagged and registered! It was heavily frowned upon to take photos or video without consent. My girlfriend & I were actually talki...
by ACfromSAC
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2831
Views: 231060

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

6'3" 239 LBS.... coincidentally ONE POUND below what would make him "obese" according to the body mass index chart. Seems legit. He looks like a slab of solid granite carved with a diamond.
by ACfromSAC
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Emergency food
Replies: 20
Views: 3468

Re: Emergency food

If you're looking for something easy and delicious, look into Tasty Bites (http://tastybite.com/). Boil water, throw the bag in (unopened) & let it heat up for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy. Really tasty food, minimal cleanup required. Plus on cold nights, something warm in your tummy hits the spot.
by ACfromSAC
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2831
Views: 231060

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

I look at my 401(k) and it has appreciated nearly $400,000 since Donald Trump was elected. Considering it would have likely lost around $100,000 if Mrs. Clinton had been elected. Disclosure 1: I'm not a supporter of The Don. I hate what he's doing with environmental policy, social issues... many th...
by ACfromSAC
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Straighten PVC or buy new?
Replies: 6
Views: 1469

Re: Straighten PVC or buy new?

I've used the same ribs for 6 straight burns. They're permanently bent for sure, but they still flex and don't seem brittle. They'll be bent once the hut is constructed so I personally don't feel any need to either straighten or replace mine.
by ACfromSAC
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 7152

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

Hoping the next big thing in music, is Talent .. My answer to when you say you are a DJ is, : OH! I'm sorry .. You have no talent ?? I always wonder if it's just my music snobbery... but I feel exactly the same way. Every time someone tells me they're a DJ, I just roll my eyes :roll: Oh, you know h...
by ACfromSAC
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 7152

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

OH how I wish the contributors of this thread were the ones making the rules. Yes to everything stated about tickets, self-reliance, placement, safety/self-preservation, Principles (lol), etc.
by ACfromSAC
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Make Us Jealous
Replies: 14
Views: 2607

Re: Make Us Jealous

Word for word quote of everything Pink and BBadger said. Spot on.... even down to this being the first burn I left early (left at 8PM Saturday). I was a little bummed to miss the man burn until I heard about the guy jumping into the fire. Everything was kept positive. Art was beautiful this year. Tr...

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