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by NikkiG
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Couple of Burner Express questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3117

Re: Couple of Burner Express questions

This will be my 3rd year taking the bus. I left last year on a 6am Sunday bus and I was in Reno by 8:35am. The airport had a bike return corral, so I was able to drop my bike off with no issues. My flight was leaving around 4-6pm so I had plenty of time to freshen up in the bathroom before boarding ...
by NikkiG
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Flying And the Burner Express
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: Flying And the Burner Express

I just received a voicemail message from Reno Airport stating that the bike return corral will be available for those flying in and out. It will be located at the south end of the airport. The donated bikes will be used for local children in need of a bike.
by NikkiG
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: 2015 Share Resources
Topic: Transport help needed from Reno to the BRC!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

Re: Transport help needed from Reno to the BRC!!!!!

You MIGHT be able to buy a last min ticket on the Burner Express in person if space permits. BUT you have to be ready to go with the correct amount of luggage. I would get to Reno Airport around 9am and ask. Asking doesn't hurt. The worst they can say is no. Plus Ive seen plenty of people looking fo...
by NikkiG
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Burner Express Impressions
Replies: 28
Views: 8042

Re: Burner Express Impressions

This was my second year using the Burner Express. I left Reno Airport on the Saturday 12 PM shopping stop bus, and I arrived at the main bus depot ~5 PM at 6:15 & J. We would've arrived there sooner, but we got stuck in traffic for 30 min because the bus driver entered the wrong gate lane. As usual,...
by NikkiG
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Burner Express Volunteers
Replies: 0
Views: 1583

Burner Express Volunteers

Volunteers will receive a meal pog per shift for a full hot meal at the commissary. If you work two or more you will receive a BXB T-Shirt and have the option to receive a shower pass as well (limited in number). For the Gerlach shift, you will meet at the Bus Depot at 6:15 & J and be driven to Gerl...
by NikkiG
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Luggage wheels work on the playa?
Replies: 14
Views: 1799

Re: Luggage wheels work on the playa?

Thats where I got mine from :D
by NikkiG
Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello, I'm new. (Solo camping my first Burning Man)
Replies: 40
Views: 4163

Re: Hello, I'm new. (Solo camping my first Burning Man)

You should Bring =>1 gallon to drink and wash with each day. The rest can be bought as ice. Anyway, it's true, you don't eat much during Burning Man. I typically ate breakfast which consisted of oatmeal, tea and a sports drink; lunch was a light snack like apple sauce and dinner consisted of a prema...
by NikkiG
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Luggage wheels work on the playa?
Replies: 14
Views: 1799

Re: Luggage wheels work on the playa?

If you have a bike, rest the luggage on the seat and handle bars and push the bike.
by NikkiG
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Burner Express day question
Replies: 21
Views: 1443

Re: Burner Express day question

Trash I was sent a letter stating that we will be given 2 seven gallon trash bags marked for the Burner Express. 1 is for recyclables, and 1 is for trash. Only the designated trashbags will be honored. It's up to us to recycle the aluminum cans at Center Camp. Nothing was said about returning our b...
by NikkiG
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Carrying Identification
Replies: 76
Views: 10145

Re: Carrying Identification

A money belt...... I'm totally feeling the Jean-Luc Picard pic. A wallet makes sense, but if you are very paranoid, a money belt or a card holder around the neck and under your shirt might work too. :wink:
by NikkiG
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burner Express with Will Call under someone elses name
Replies: 10
Views: 1011

Re: Burner Express with Will Call under someone elses name

It sounds like a bad situation to be in. I would get physicals if you can. The org needs to authorize split ticket orders for future burns because it always seems like an issue. At least for me it is....lol
by NikkiG
Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Solo female virgin burner looking for a female tent mate!
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: Solo female virgin burner looking for a female tent mate

PREACH!!!! I'm bringing my ex this year, and he wants to share my tent. Its a huge tent. I usually have no issues with sharing my things with him, but the tent issue is bugging me. Im used to tenting alone. I love the privacy of my own tent.
by NikkiG
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Need veteran advice about Burning Express
Replies: 24
Views: 1514

Re: Need veteran advice about Burning Express

I left on Friday last year via the Burner Express, and it took me 2.5-3.5 hours to make it to the airport in Reno. Times vary, so plan accordingly. A Friday exodus is much easier than Sat-Mon. I would normally oppose most opinions because I like to be spicy, but trilobyte is on point. The playa hate...
by NikkiG
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Burner Express Water
Replies: 17
Views: 1825

Re: Burner Express Water

Thanks, a guy on a New York Burner site helped me to realize the importance of a hand truck!
by NikkiG
Thu May 29, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Solo female virgin burner looking for a female tent mate!
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: Solo female virgin burner looking for a female tent mate

I have to agree with figjam. I met tons of people waiting for the Express Bus. People will converse with you, it's part of the Burning Man experience. Just be open to sharing your thoughts with others. BTW, sharing a tent is a horrible idea...lol...HORRIBLE! :lol: You will thank me later on. Enjoy t...
by NikkiG
Thu May 29, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Burner Express Water
Replies: 17
Views: 1825

Re: Burner Express Water

The grocery store burner express bus stop sells boxes that contain 6 one gallon jugs for ~$6. 6 gallons weight 48Lbs and 2 boxes take up the size of a large suitcase. stop over guessing this stuff, its not that serious. Bring a hand truck so you can transport your water from the bus stop to your cam...
by NikkiG
Sun May 18, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Playapology Theme camp looking for campmates
Replies: 6
Views: 2249

Re: Playapology Theme camp looking for campmates

:D Howdy! I remember y'all from last year. Y'all were some of the first people in BRC to greet me and offer me a seat and a drink on Sunday 7pm. I greatly appreciated it.
by NikkiG
Sun May 18, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Need veteran advice about Burning Express
Replies: 24
Views: 1514

Re: Need veteran advice about Burning Express

I took the Express Bus last year, and Im taking it again this year. I would highly recommend that you get there a day early and stay at a hotel. A lot of hotels have free shuttles to and from the airport that run every hour. One of those hotels is located 7 blocks away from savemart hint hint (walki...
by NikkiG
Sat May 17, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Express Lot - A theme camp for Burner Express travelers
Replies: 14
Views: 1224

Re: Express Lot - A theme camp for Burner Express travelers

Awesome idea! I remember how hard it was for me to transport my water from the bus stop at 9 and G to my camp that was 1/2 block away. The water weighed 100lbs!
I actually thought about helping the bus riders this year with their stuff. If you need any help, let me know! :P
by NikkiG
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Does Size* Really Matter? *(Tent Size!)
Replies: 13
Views: 1483

Re: Does Size* Really Matter? *(Tent Size!)

C, you have a 6 person tent, not a 4 person tent. I should know we had the same tent last year
by NikkiG
Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade for those who fly
Replies: 29
Views: 1967

Re: Shade for those who fly

Join a free camp with a decent shade structure, it will make your life so much easier and you will meet a lot of interesting people. If you have issues email me. BTW, the sun will roast your tent without a proper shade structure over it. If you decide not to bring a shade structure, camp close to an...
by NikkiG
Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How to shower at Burning Man with the wind???
Replies: 60
Views: 6115

Re: How to shower at Burning Man with the wind???

I bathed in my tent with an Ice cream bucket filled with water, a washcloth, a bar of soap, Baby wipes, alcohol wipes and a travel towel. You might want to lay out an opened up trash bag on your floor. I was fortunate to have a tent that I could stand up in and a small chair to sit down on too. Afte...
by NikkiG
Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Ultralight Space Saving Supplies for Plane Travelers
Replies: 12
Views: 1109

Re: Ultralight Space Saving Supplies for Plane Travelers

Thanks for the link to the website Elorrum! I'm pretty sure others will benefit from it as well as myself! Cryptofish, you are right that towel was a life saver! I use it on my camping trips off the playa Vulture chow, I would have to agree with you about the big friggin purse, pack as much as you c...
by NikkiG
Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Ultralight Space Saving Supplies for Plane Travelers
Replies: 12
Views: 1109

Re: Ultralight Space Saving Supplies for Plane Travelers

I'll get the ball rolling with my camping supplies from last year. I bought some good quality supplies that are definitely reusable. #1 A down sleeping bag 32 degrees. It is the size of a regular sports drink bottle. #2 A kids foldout chair for my tent. The chair can support the weight of a 150lb pe...
by NikkiG
Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent stakes - What's best for my tent?
Replies: 43
Views: 5311

Re: Tent stakes - What's best for my tent?

As per your suggestions , I used the 12" Green Military stakes last year and I found them to be super sturdy. They helped to make my burn enjoyable. THANKS A MILLION! BTW, My tent stake holes were too small, so I bought big metal rings similar to key rings to put the stakes through. They only cost m...
by NikkiG
Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Ultralight Space Saving Supplies for Plane Travelers
Replies: 12
Views: 1109

Ultralight Space Saving Supplies for Plane Travelers

I was having a conversation recently with people from my camp. The topic of our conversation was, "How can one burn with ultralight space saving supplies, so that we don't discard a lot of our supplies before returning home?" Don't get me wrong, I want us to have a awesome burn, but I also want us t...
by NikkiG
Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Travel time from Burning Man to Reno's airport Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 2656

Re: Travel time from Burning Man to Reno's airport Friday

:lol: I did. Thanks for the well wishes.
by NikkiG
Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Travel time from Burning Man to Reno's airport Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 2656

Re: Travel time from Burning Man to Reno's airport Friday

This post is a follow-up to what I encountered on leaving Burning Man Friday via the Burner Express in hopes of catching my Friday night flight out of Reno at 7:15pm. The trip back to the airport was slightly uneventful. I say slightly because I was under the assumption that shuttles would be pickin...
by NikkiG
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Burner Express Bus Service To/From BRC
Replies: 82
Views: 16584

Re: Burner Express Bus Service To/From BRC

I have to agree with Zhust, Pods are an awesome Idea, but there's not enough market for it, and it will ultimately be too expensive for anyone to use. Packing light is the best way to go because there's no way of transporting a crap load of luggage by yourself. I was blessed though, my camped was ac...
by NikkiG
Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Burner Express Bus Service To/From BRC
Replies: 82
Views: 16584

Re: Burner Express Bus Service To/From BRC

Many of the main hotels have free shuttles to and from the airport. Anyway, I informed the org about the bus stop situation, and the shuttle schedule not being posted. Hopefully they will fix that next year.

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