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by Luigi
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 111
Views: 7320

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

Token wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:59 am
Darn, I was hoping for a rollback to 50K population cap ...

Bummer.
I too was hoping for a 50k cap. It solved most of the issues.
by Luigi
Thu May 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: New burner with interesting bicycle
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Re: New burner with interesting bicycle

That 'bike' is awesome!

Check the rules for a bike with 4 wheels. They may ask questions at the gate.
by Luigi
Tue May 07, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 111
Views: 7320

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

This headline caught my eye this morning on the RGJ site: "Man caught en-route to Burning Man with 'smorgasbord' of drugs in 2018 sentenced to 34 months" The feds have a handful of nails for the coffin......here's one. This is just a bit ridiculous. Not sure if he had a ticket, or where he was going...
by Luigi
Wed May 01, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Post #100
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Post #100

Just realized (on my 99th post) I never said HI to you all. Thanks for the guidance, advice and entertainment! My immediate family had been going for years before I did it in 2014 - we are Reno/Truckee local. First year in I built a figjam cooler and a six foot stretch yurt, both found here on eplay...
by Luigi
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Buying 5 gallon jugs of water in Reno?
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: Buying 5 gallon jugs of water in Reno?

Reno knows about Burning Man and is there to serve. Here is a pic of the 'garden' section of w.mart in west Reno just before the event. They cleared out all the garden supplies and had a boatload of huffy bikes. I use the 5 gallon jugs - but switching over to 3 gal. size because they are easier to h...
by Luigi
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 93
Views: 6889

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

To get back to Capt's original post - the org has made it too easy - why? It's a business and business needs to grow. The leadership is making big salaries. https://www.rgj.com/story/life/arts/burning-man/2018/12/21/burning-man-revenue-millions-where-money-going/2376086002/ The BLM is the only thing...
by Luigi
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: How 'BIG' is burning Man (Physical size of site)
Replies: 26
Views: 27181

Re: How 'BIG' is burning Man (Physical size of site)

Good question. The numbers are from the BLM info on the EIS. When I went to the BLM town hall meeting in Reno, the biggest complaint from the public during the question/answer period is the BLM could not answer questions.
by Luigi
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: __CAMP XX__ GOA Culture__
Replies: 36
Views: 2697

Re: __CAMP XX__ GOA Culture__

Hey Token, this is for you. Amazing what the film industry got away with in 1968. "Peter Sellers is a disaster-prone actor from India who is at first thrown off the set by the producer of a film then invited to his posh Hollywood party."

by Luigi
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: How 'BIG' is burning Man (Physical size of site)
Replies: 26
Views: 27181

Re: How 'BIG' is burning Man (Physical size of site)

At 80,000 people it is a 3,900 acre pentagon for BRC perimeter (Alternative A) 4,000 acres is 6.25 square miles.

At 50,000 people it is 3,410 acres (Alternative B)

It's big. Tell her to get a trike.
by Luigi
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Virgin Burner Couple Looking for an RV to share
Replies: 14
Views: 1180

Re: Virgin Burner Couple Looking for an RV to share

Last cargo van I bought in Reno - 1999 Chevy with 175k miles ran no problems, only thing I bought was tires - for $2000. Two burns later sold it for $2500. Platform bed queen size foam......comfy.
by Luigi
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Heads up Please.
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Heads up Please.

Well, it does say eplaya.burningman.org at the header. So yes, we are part of burning man communications dept.

Too bad we can't help him get tickets. Or placement. Or a 'grant'. But we can tell him where to go.
by Luigi
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Virgin Burner Couple Looking for an RV to share
Replies: 14
Views: 1180

Re: Virgin Burner Couple Looking for an RV to share

Hello! you don't say where you are coming from, but my advice to first timers is to keep it simple! Rent a cargo van, get an inflatable bed, camp gear and check it out. RVing is nice, but a lot of work to clean after the event. As far as sharing, that's a whole bunch of potential drama. Basic: shade...
by Luigi
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Heads up Please.
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Heads up Please.

Hey paper - this eplaya board has nothing to do with the burning man organization. Nada.

For tickets: go to the burning man webpage, click on 'events' and click on tickets for all the info and dates.

Good luck with that! Thanks for the entertaining post.
by Luigi
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Pop up tent trailer vs. Wind? Virgin Q
Replies: 20
Views: 16954

Re: Pop up tent trailer vs. Wind? Virgin Q

I will try to answer your questions, but sounds like you should do some research on your own. The Vehicle Pass is the only cost for your truck and trailer. Yes the trailer can and should stay attached to the truck. Unless you are in a theme camp, you just park in general camping and say hello to you...
by Luigi
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 111
Views: 7320

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

After reading some of the EIS and attending the town hall BLM meeting in Reno last Monday, it appears what the BLM wants is to 'limit the impact on the playa' With alternative plan B the population cap would be 50K and most of the crazy mitigations go away. The culture is a different story. The cap ...
by Luigi
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Mountain bikers... full suspension or hardtail?
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Mountain bikers... full suspension or hardtail?

Stick with the cruiser, gear it down - either change the front chain wheel or back hub. Sit upright and go slow.
by Luigi
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tickets
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Tickets

From the Reno Gazette at 2:13 pm: Burning Man is reporting technical issues with the main ticket sale today, issues that have left Burners confused over whether tickets even remain. "We are experiencing unexpected technical issues with today's ticket sale. We're sorry for the difficulty and are look...
by Luigi
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what are you listening to?
Replies: 2644
Views: 259796

Re: what are you listening to?

Tatonka rocks, love Grand Funk, Chicago, Chambers Bros...here's Santana at Woodstock!

by Luigi
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: How much grey water to plan for?
Replies: 17
Views: 1284

Re: How much grey water to plan for?

You are right Cap'n. I forgot about the big camp mentality.
by Luigi
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 111
Views: 7320

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

From the BLM site: (will be interesting the see what 'open house' means): PUBLIC MEETING DATES: - Monday, 04/08/2019: Nugget Casino Resort, Cascade 3 Room, Second Floor, 1100 Nugget Avenue Sparks, NV 89431 - Tuesday, 04/09/2019: Pershing County Community Center, Seven Troughs Room, 820 6th St, Lovel...
by Luigi
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: How much grey water to plan for?
Replies: 17
Views: 1284

Re: How much grey water to plan for?

Evap ponds are gross! I think you are on the right path - have every person be responsible for their grey water. Makes them think about it. Ask them how much water they are bringing in and plan to haul out about half. I keep the cooler water clean and sprinkle it on the road with a garden can or use...
by Luigi
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 591
Views: 55116

Re: What are you reading?

I really tried but could not get thru it:

https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-off ... eId=139649

Our tax dollars at work! I liked the maps/graphs.
by Luigi
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 120
Views: 10039

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

Yeah, the unknown unnamed plug and plays are out there. A few years ago while I was there during build week helping the temple crew with their generators, I was riding the outer ring and ran into another electrician from Reno. He was there "making double time" setting up a gen set and power distribu...
by Luigi
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2019 One Item A Day For Burning Man
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Re: 2019 One Item A Day For Burning Man

Charged my ticket to credit card. ouch!
by Luigi
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: __CAMP XX__ GOA Culture__
Replies: 36
Views: 2697

Re: __CAMP XX__ GOA Culture__

Great - another wall of RVs
by Luigi
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Sharing Large Generator
Replies: 22
Views: 1475

Re: Sharing Large Generator

Chuck, I started to write a reply about power distribution and how expensive and time consuming it is (I am an electrical contractor, been there done that) and in my opinion solar/battery or a small honda eu2000 is better (self reliance). Then I saw ratty's post and realized you have no clue. Have y...
by Luigi
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Positive Feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Positive Feedback

I too found eplaya super helpful before my first time, things like fig jam cooler and two person 6 foot stretch yurt. I did my homework before class and was really comfortable. I mostly agree with captain and token on their views!
by Luigi
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Renting a Moving Truck in Reno
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Renting a Moving Truck in Reno

Be careful of the rental agreement. My friend only found one company in the bay area that was ok with playa use last year.
by Luigi
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Updated Vehicle Rules and Protocols at Burning Man
Replies: 21
Views: 2600

Re: Updated Vehicle Rules and Protocols at Burning Man

Thanks Chef for the update. Gotta say last year I was turned off by the ebike explosion. Too many going too fast! Let's face it - a fat tire electric motor bicycle is a MOTORCYCLE. So what if it has pedals, the things go 20 mph no problem. I will stick to my old trusty schwinn cruiser - I have thoug...
by Luigi
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Which of the 10 principles needs tweeking?
Replies: 16
Views: 1335

Re: Which of the 10 principles needs tweeking?

The principles are fine. What is needed is for the people to read and follow them. Too many clueless peeps!

Radical self reliance! Bring your own water, shade and toilet paper! Set up your own camp! Clean up your mess!

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