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by Molotov
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: shade type and size
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: shade type and size

If you pad your ropes, your shade can be anchored by running ropes up and over trucks and RV to substantial stakes in the ground. Make sure the RV door can open without touching the shade cloth. You may need one pole and a guy line and a good stake for the open side of the U to prevent flapping.
by Molotov
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Burning Man Project wants more of your $$$
Replies: 38
Views: 2686

Burning Man Project wants more of your $$$

At the BWB Fall Summit a proposal was developed that will implement a sliding scale "BRC Carbon Tax" that will create additional funding streams through an increased fee in BM ticket prices to offset carbon footprint and fund sustainable and regenerative projects. But the devil is in the details.......
by Molotov
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: ESD
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: ESD

A general overview of ESD: What is ESD and what do we do?

Here is a good place to start with FAQs about volunteering for ESD: ESD volunteering FAQs[

A list of contacts for various ESD operations ESD contact page
by Molotov
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: 2019 MOOP Map
Replies: 7
Views: 949

2019 MOOP Map

Has the final (or the final hi-res version) MOOP map for 2019 been released? I seem to have missed it.
by Molotov
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: My son wants an ATV
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: My son wants an ATV

When you pick one out, ask the dealer about a beginning rider course. Adults (and children) are seriously injured or die every week in ATV/UTV accidents....just like automobiles and motorcycles.

The vehicle performance dynamics can be quite challenging to even a experienced driver.
by Molotov
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 1234
Views: 126974

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

“Sometimes it’s worth stepping back to look at the full picture. He has pressured a foreign leader to interfere in the 2020 American presidential election. (etc., etc., etc) David Leonhardt, New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/22/opinion/trump-ukraine-whistle-blower.html ===============...
by Molotov
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Shaving at Burning Man
Replies: 65
Views: 13481

Re: Shaving at Burning Man

I just bring an (rechargeable) electric razor to knock off the tall stuff. I recharge it in the few times I run my generator. I have BIC razors as backup, Get a good shave when I get home.
by Molotov
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Critters on Playa?
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: Critters on Playa?

A couple of years ago, a kangaroo rat (apparently a stowaway in a shipping container) adopted us at ESD Camp 3. The little feller would scamper between our feet during shift briefings in the shade structure. Some kind soul eventually caught him humanely and transported him to some vegetation at the ...
by Molotov
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3134
Views: 430571

Re: Rest In Peace

I hope this is my last trip to the Temple to post a memorial in my lifetime. My father, Korean War combat veteran. and 20+ year peacetime soldier, peacefully passed away this Monday morning. He was almost 90. He was in assisted living for almost two years, but suffered a rapid decline in the last 10...
by Molotov
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 78
Views: 14496

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

Sun and wind map posted on Reddit: Image
by Molotov
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: I still don't understand blue flags and placed vs. unplaced
Replies: 15
Views: 1322

Re: I still don't understand blue flags and placed vs. unplaced

Token wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:33 pm
It’s not the odor, it’s the constant slamming of the spring loaded doors that’s annoying as all hell.
Only for the first few days. After that most of the doors get ripped off the hinges, and the smell dissipates easily, born aloft on the gentle breeze.
by Molotov
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2019 Playa Conditions
Replies: 38
Views: 5776

Re: 2019 Playa Conditions

Pictures I saw of Golden Spike looked like nice hard pack.
by Molotov
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Ashes in Temple
Replies: 12
Views: 1166

Re: Ashes in Temple

In the EIS comments, the local Indian tribes objected to any human remains (including cremains) being left or interred on the playa. Sounds unenforceable to me. Just too many places to look. Use an unobtrusive container for the ashes, like a manila envelope. Don't ask, don't tell. Nobody, except you...
by Molotov
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 104
Views: 12594

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

There is a lot of "Park and Leave" parking out by the DPW fuel depot and Wet Spot at 5:30 and way the hell out there past L. I know some camps (including our ESD work camps) that direct their members to leave their cars out there after unloading since there isn't enough room to park them in camp.
by Molotov
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4660
Views: 314887

Re: PAGE TWO

Yeah, I beat my forearm black and blue with those damn Clackers. In my defense, I was a gawky teenager with poor coordination.
by Molotov
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: RV split - you get Thur-sun
Replies: 19
Views: 2490

Re: RV split - you get Thur-sun

Sometimes you have to step back and let the law of natural selection work. We can't save them all.
by Molotov
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2019 One Item A Day For Burning Man
Replies: 62
Views: 8249

Re: 2019 One Item A Day For Burning Man

Transmission indicator pointed at wrong numbers...check your motor mounts, The 454 has a lot of torque and if the motor mounts are broken, the whole engine can rotate just a bit (until the fan hits the shroud) which can move the indicator off one point. Had that in a Dodge PU with a 360, but the mot...
by Molotov
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: RV split - you get Thur-sun
Replies: 19
Views: 2490

Re: RV split - you get Thur-sun

This has disaster written all over it.
by Molotov
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: TSA pre check coming to a festival near you
Replies: 3
Views: 885

TSA pre check coming to a festival near you

TSA contractor signing up festival goers for PreCheck as a way to bypass security screening, both at airports, but festivals and sporting events. I wonder if those of us already in the PreChecksystem will be permitted to fast track the BLM contracted "screening" goons at Gate? Link to USA Today: Mir...
by Molotov
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 118
Views: 15351

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

720 pages of public comments in Volume 2, many of which are virtually identical. Pages upon pages of dumpster, light pollution, and wild animal protection comments. BLM appears to have just given up replying to each, just referring the commenters over and over to a previously printed answer, many of...
by Molotov
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 118
Views: 15351

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

I believe the ESD contracted firefighters and equipment at the airport will meet the firefighting requirements, They have at least one dedicated, high capacity engine that must stay there with crew. Perhaps the thing I have the largest objection to is the contracted third-party security screeners wi...
by Molotov
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Can You See This Happening???
Replies: 17
Views: 1343

Re: Can You See This Happening???

I think some residents of placed theme camps or villages are reluctant to invite in outside campers, is that if these new residents leave a MOOPy mess or commit some other malfeasance, it can reflect badly upon the placed camp and jeopardize placement in future years.
by Molotov
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2019 Internet Connectivity
Replies: 7
Views: 1634

Re: 2019 Internet Connectivity

I heard a rumor that a camp adjacent to an irritating PnP set up an open access node with no backhaul to the Internet and with an SSID implying it was in the PnP. The PnP was then questioned incessantly by passers by, who should not be connecting anyway, on how to connect. That would be a combinati...
by Molotov
Sat May 11, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Re: My favorite video (today) thread
Replies: 266
Views: 47991

Even birds clean up MOOP

by Molotov
Wed May 08, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Sand art on BLM land?
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Sand art on BLM land?

In the US of A there are exactly two beaches where the public can drive. Pismo Beach in California and Daytona Beach in Florida. Both are packed and high-traffic. Oh, we have a few in Texas on the Gulf. Crystal Beach north of Galveston, and Surfside Beach in Brazoria County south of Galveston, as w...
by Molotov
Mon May 06, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 118
Views: 15351

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

Yes filing a FOIA request for all comments on the EIS is bound to make for some interesting reading. Are BLM and other Feds eligible to send in their own comments in an off-duty average citizen role? That sounds like stacking the deck to me, if so. Doesn't really matter though. BLM has already made ...
by Molotov
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: ShowClix apologizes for ticketing meltdown
Replies: 0
Views: 690

ShowClix apologizes for ticketing meltdown

Excerpt from article: "We are profoundly disappointed that we did not perform in the way that the Burning Man community deserves" In a Friday (April 26) blog post, ShowClix's president Brian Arnone offered a carefully-worded explanation for what caused the ticketing sale to be shut down amid a rash ...
by Molotov
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Re: My favorite video (today) thread
Replies: 266
Views: 47991

Re: My favorite video (today) thread

Maybe some of these playa tourists will just do this instead of making the trip to TTITD...
by Molotov
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Most strategic DSLR for night + video
Replies: 7
Views: 2165

Re: Most strategic DSLR for night + video

You might consider an underwater housing for any high end camera and lens. The dust out there is super invasive and a professional post-event cleaning may not get it all out. Myself, I just use a Nikon water and dust proof point and shoot and just hose it off with a little vinegar and water when I g...

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