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by falk
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Looking for Camp to Join - please help
Replies: 25
Views: 2103

Re: Looking for Camp to Join - please help

Look, you have an RV and ten people. That's a good start for your own camp. Here's what you do: Ask around among your friends to see who else is going to Burning Man. Find about ten more people and one or two more RVs that are going. That's your camp. Start a mailing list for your camp. Decide among...
by falk
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Individual Sale
Replies: 105
Views: 5579

Re: Individual Sale

Yeah, looks like it sold out in 45 minutes. I'm being told that my code is not valid (it was valid an hour ago) and below that, it says "Off Sale", which I take to mean sold out. We'll see what the open market brings down the line, but I refuse to pay scalpers more than face value. I hope ...
by falk
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How to attach two tarps: Glue? Sew? Tape?
Replies: 22
Views: 27972

Re: How to attach two tarps: Glue? Sew? Tape?

I like CO's idea the best. I thought I had sketches around, but can't find them. For my own dome, I wound up sewing 2"-wide velcro to the edges of the tarps. That worked incredibly well. Duct tape = bad idea. The stickum gets soft in the hot sun and the whole thing falls apart. Nuts & bolts...
by falk
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who plans on submitting tickets into STEP program?
Replies: 77
Views: 7383

Re: Who plans on submitting tickets into STEP program?

I'm guessing that real burners (as opposed to scalpers) who got extra tickets will probably redistribute to others in their camp rather than submit them to STEP, which is totally understandable. If I somehow got extra tickets, I would offer them to fellow campmates first. Unfortunately, none of the...
by falk
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who plans on submitting tickets into STEP program?
Replies: 77
Views: 7383

Re: Who plans on submitting tickets into STEP program?

If I knew things were going to work out this way I would have tried to get more tickets to donate back to the STEP program. Unfortunately, the only tickets I will be receiving are going to be used by my husband and I... makes me feel bad for even having tickets in the first place :( *sigh* I feel t...
by falk
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Ever "interview" your potential rideshares?
Replies: 42
Views: 8507

TomServo wrote:why interview? are you that untrusting? it makes sense, but youre taking a leap of faith, everytime you attend. Interviews are how the default world works! And, I dont bring my guns anymore.


Do you bring strangers?
by falk
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How to stay warm at Burning Man?
Replies: 75
Views: 8386

Re: How to stay warm at Burning Man?

phil wrote:Any tips? Besides this I mean:


I love that little stove. Any chance of getting something like that for less than $1200? I've been shopping around with no luck.

I'd really love something that looks like a retro pot-bellied stove.
by falk
Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The word on playa dust and links for the newbie -
Replies: 189
Views: 29144

Anyway, many thanks to Rhino for posting that excellent bunch of information. Just don't make a habit of it, ok? This is the internet after all.

The bottom line I think we're all waiting for: what's the best way to clean playa dust off of stuff?
by falk
Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The word on playa dust and links for the newbie -
Replies: 189
Views: 29144

I had to drill next to a major military fiber optic line that happened to run through my cleanup site in Fallon. I was sweating bullets the whole time. Luckly there was no incident. That's how the modern wilderness survival kit works: it consists of a length of fiber and a trenching shovel. If you ...
by falk
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: gross ebay post
Replies: 657
Views: 56735

I don't see anything wrong with it. It's certainly not the first time this has been done. In fact, the big yurt camp did something similar just last year and all the participants had a great time. Lots of camps have tiered membership dues, where the more you pay, the less work you have to do. Pay e...
by falk
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: dome strength
Replies: 12
Views: 2080

Re: dome strength

i am trying to build my first dome, but i want it to be strong enough to hold up aerial fabric or a trapeze. i am planning on using EMT conduit, but how thick would the bars needs to be to support weight? would 1 1/4'' thick EMT tubes work? If you connect your load from the vertices, this should be...
by falk
Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Riding lawn mower for MV?
Replies: 48
Views: 6263

Pain in the ass how exactly? Recharged with solar. -Badger Captain of the Dachs Gabe (48v, Etek motor) You were able to make this work? I did the math once, and didn't like the result. I have a 1-ton vehicle I want to power. Math says I need 8000 watts. From there, I figured out how many batteries ...
by falk
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Totally clueless englishman
Replies: 37
Views: 3822

Everything else is free, as commerce isn't allowed at BM beyond there. Careful here. This doesn't mean that you can get things you need for free at Burning Man. This means that you need to bring whatever you need with you because you can't buy it when you get there. Total cost depends on what you d...
by falk
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp Cats!Cats!Cats! 2010
Replies: 109
Views: 30725

thisisthatwhichis wrote:OK, I'll bite.....


Well, Bucky.... It a beautiful tower.... Um, what else?


It's a cat tree built to human scale.

Image
by falk
Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you wish you had known for your first burn...
Replies: 152
Views: 18622

Foot care. Wear good shoes. Fresh socks twice a day. Slather your feet in cocoa butter before putting your socks on.

I tried to get by with just sandals my first year. In three days, my feet were cracked and bleeding. Doing the Playa Shuffle is no way to go through life, son.
by falk
Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Did I see people useing cell phones on the playa last year?
Replies: 27
Views: 2974

I saw a guy tapping on an iPhone near center camp, I asked him amusedly what he was doing. Filing his unemployment claim. I thought that was awesome. He was probably on the WiFi. That works sometime. There was an amateur-run cell tower last year, I think. You had to go to them to register your phon...
by falk
Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Procuring plans for 30' - 36' dome
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Seconded, Desert Domes is definitely your first stop. If you have Linux, you can try the software at http://geodome.sf.net/ which allows you to customize your dome and it can produce strut cutting lists and canvas cutting lists for you. Considerations: you'll be tempted to fiddle with your dome's di...
by falk
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Graffiti Wall Or Some kind Of spray paint ART!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 5522

That's a great idea. One of those, "Why didn't I think of that?" things. Dammit, Bouncer... now you got me thinking on more things to make. Like carving that in flat soles of platform boots. Cover the whole place! I did something like that last year. Built up the soles of my playa shoes a...
by falk
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Increase in new burners with 'entitlement' issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12104

As a newbie I want to camp in my own tent and experience burning man before i jump into a theme camp. Maybe I'm just weird? There's also the best-of-both-worlds alternative: join a camp that's not a theme camp. You'll be among people who can loan you that chapstick you forgot to bring, there will b...
by falk
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Increase in new burners with 'entitlement' issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12104

Re: Increase in new burners with 'entitlement' issues

Is it just me or are there more and more people expecting more and more from theme camps as if its a service being provided as oppossed to a joint labor of love! We've had people ask whether we provide TENTS and BEDDING. I'm like R U FUCKING SERIOUS? Well, I think you have a mixture of newbies who ...
by falk
Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Things to consider on the way to BRC
Replies: 13
Views: 1836

LOL.
by falk
Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: searches on the way to BRC by police
Replies: 33
Views: 3960

You don't have to have drugs for a dog to trigger. In practice, dogs are trained to trigger on two things: Drugs A signal from their handler And for that matter, all the handler has to do is say that the dog tugged on the leash. Who's to say that it didn't? Once they bring in the dogs, you will alm...
by falk
Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Is Rip-Stop Nylon a suitable material for a shade structure?
Replies: 19
Views: 4850

But it's quite heavy and bulky. Keep that in mind.

My camp typically uses billboard vinyl over a quonset hut skeleton to make a shade structure for about a dozen tents. Worked great, but you have to brace the skeleton because the material is so heavy.

Silver tarps also work pretty well.
by falk
Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Swedish 2-time burner that brings worlda largest piano
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Ahh, the 5000 fingers of Dr. T. Can't wait.
by falk
Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa wind nightmare stories
Replies: 110
Views: 19292

In '08 my tent wound up directly in the path of Entheon's speaker stack. 'Nuff said.

Seriously folks, if you're going to be a sound camp, then be a sound camp and get yourselves placed accordingly.
by falk
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims
Replies: 230
Views: 38665

Myth: no commerce is allowed on the Playa Fact: The BMorg sells ice and drinks like coffee and tea. RV pump-outs are available for cash also. True, 'dat. It's *vending* that's not allowed on the Playa (exceptions being ice and coffee.) The org doesn't want souvenir stands and tee-shirt shops poppin...
by falk
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims
Replies: 230
Views: 38665

ygmir wrote:
Elliot wrote:Newton Meters???

:lol:


that really torques me.......


You win the internet, sir!
by falk
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Building a "play dome"
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

I can tell you that 3/4 definitely will not NOT cut it. Anybody climbing on the dome will have to be very careful to only put their weight at the vertices. Stand in the middle of a strut and you'll bend it for sure.

1" *might* do for a climbing structure, provided the struts aren't too long.
by falk
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Shoes for the Playa
Replies: 26
Views: 8034

I had a hellacious case of Playa Foot my first year, and never want to experience it again. Feet literally cracked and bleeding. Hobbling the ten feet to my bike -- shudder. Good shoes, change socks twice a day, use copious amounts of cocoa butter with every sock change. Even then, I still sometimes...
by falk
Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: THE BOOBY BAR! 2010!
Replies: 734
Views: 107610

Risky wrote:Image


Annie Sprinkle stamps woo hoo

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