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by silas thatcher
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: 2016 Moop Map
Replies: 91
Views: 19435

Re: 2016 Moop Map

been a while, but here i am !! on exodus, we had the chance to slooowly drive past a number of camps so we got a real good look at some of the trash piles people left .... kinda reminded me of driving down the street before trash day and seeing all the trash cans and a small pile of whatever next to...
by silas thatcher
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: 2016 Moop Map
Replies: 91
Views: 19435

Re: 2016 Moop Map

the founders of pandora's fix it shop and lounge usually have a trusted person that stays until the last camp mate is gone, does a final moop sweep, and takes a picture of the camp....

one year, someone left a bike after every one left and they got dinged, so now they take pics.....
by silas thatcher
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Top Asshats of 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 7170

Re: Top Asshats of 2016

Our personal top asshat was the guy from LA with a rental trailer brought in by a vendor, placed right on the Hushville line with the generator muffler pointed straight into our camp. He may or may not have tried not to run it a lot, and as it was a cool year, perhaps he did not, but he wasn't inte...
by silas thatcher
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: our second burn
Replies: 14
Views: 2168

Re: our second burn

the main reason for skipping a year is that for some reason, this year's travel, prep, etc., seemed to take quite a bit out of us... last year, we pulled into town around 9 pm, we walked in, i ate dinner a friend prepared, and went straight to bed so that i could start working 58 hours/week, which t...
by silas thatcher
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: our second burn
Replies: 14
Views: 2168

Re: our second burn

Perhaps you knew what to expect, but it turns out that you didn't...? i dunno, the whole thing felt a little off, great trip up, set up went well, the wife treated me to alot of visual treats (risque clothing, no clothing, etc ) , so dunno why we felt a bit off.... familiarity ?? a two year break w...
by silas thatcher
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: our second burn
Replies: 14
Views: 2168

Re: our second burn

and the other thing we noticed --- we were a few hundred feet away from the med station on espelande so that might be a big reason, but we saw an awful lot of ambulances transporting people.... some one heard that the boar sculpture had been the culprit for a lot of injuries... any official word to ...
by silas thatcher
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: our second burn
Replies: 14
Views: 2168

our second burn

this year seemed a bit different than last year ( our first time there) ... dunno quite what it was, maybe just us.... BUT ..... we did bring our 20 year old son, and he had a blast... since we were camped at pandora's lounge and fix it shop, we were at 530 and esplenade.... while we toured alot of ...
by silas thatcher
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What's it like camping on Rod's Road?
Replies: 7
Views: 2297

Re: What's it like camping on Rod's Road?

we camped with pandora's fix it shop and lounge last year... given it's location, it was a busy street and, yes, sometimes navigating the curve can lead one to get lost at times.... the lounge and fix it shop were also constantly busy due to its location..... this year, pandora's was located at 5:30...
by silas thatcher
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Pre-Sale
Replies: 55
Views: 8204

Re: Pre-Sale

thanks to a heads up from trilo, i got my vp 10 minutes ago after contacting bmorg and they allowed me to get one since there was a screw up...
by silas thatcher
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Pre-Sale
Replies: 55
Views: 8204

Re: Pre-Sale

guess we will try other venues....
by silas thatcher
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Pre-Sale
Replies: 55
Views: 8204

Re: Pre-Sale

how would one get a vp now after already getting two tix and no vp ?
by silas thatcher
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Pre-Sale
Replies: 55
Views: 8204

Re: Pre-Sale

got only two.... maybe that is all i am allowed, NO vp's left !! was in by like 12:07 or something....
by silas thatcher
Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service & Piano Bar - 2016
Replies: 149
Views: 24721

Re: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service & Piano Bar - 2016

My foot washing salon will be back and better than last year! It was a success and people came for a respite from the sun and wind! Thanks to everyone who helped make it great! I'm going to give my salon a name this year.Not sure what it'll be but I'm doodling a design! mary. were you by chance the...
by silas thatcher
Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar
Replies: 494
Views: 46001

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar

Elliot, it was wonderful meeting you !! i felt i needed to stop by and personally say thank you for the bike seat ... (you weren't there when i stopped earlier in the week ) we had a wonderful time and survived just fine !! thanks again !!
by silas thatcher
Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: stuff i learned on or first burn
Replies: 35
Views: 6724

Re: stuff i learned on or first burn

daily vinegar and water baths for hands, feet, knees and elbows, followed up with coconut oil on all four....and chapstick whether you need it or not....
by silas thatcher
Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: stuff i learned on or first burn
Replies: 35
Views: 6724

Re: stuff i learned on or first burn

yeah, son said that if we were to keep the camper, new light fixtures and possibly new wiring in the future and i saw the new leds that i can buy... and yes !! that was elliot !! he had gifted me a bike seat that i picked up when he was not there, so i made sure that i returned to thank him in perso...
by silas thatcher
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: stuff i learned on or first burn
Replies: 35
Views: 6724

stuff i learned on or first burn

since we all learn each time, here is a list of stuff i learned at our first burn to the playa.... the 1" emt shade structure held up perfectly, the pop up camper did well also.... yeah, screw rebar, go with the lag bolts next time.... use better cooler management, use the smaller plastic tubs insid...
by silas thatcher
Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Fixer Camps Sound off!
Replies: 20
Views: 2528

Re: Fixer Camps Sound off!

pandora's lounge and fix-it-shoppe will be located at rod's road and 4:00

bicycle repair, etc ....

from what alan cina tells me, he will be in talks with other fix it shoppes for better referral services.... as in " no, we can't do that for you, but so and so located at x and y can "
by silas thatcher
Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Mule Tape
Replies: 17
Views: 2242

Re: Mule Tape

i use the stuff at work sometimes and yes it is slick !! a well done knot ( bowline, sheet bend, double sheet bend is all i use ) backed up with half hitches and then secured with tape and it will hold.... to cut it, i usually twist it so it is rounder and cut them with lineman's side cutting pliers...
by silas thatcher
Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Lamplighters need volunteers every evening
Replies: 13
Views: 2020

Re: Lamplighters need volunteers every evening

i'll be real close !! pandora's 4:00 and rod's ... you will be seeing me !!
by silas thatcher
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar
Replies: 494
Views: 46001

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar

elliot, tell ya what, i will see what i can find here in st. louis, if nothing, then i will let you know and take you up on your generous offer... hydrocele was what i had.... hopefully by the burn i won't need it !! we got EA and will be with pandora's lounge.... see ya then !!
by silas thatcher
Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar
Replies: 494
Views: 46001

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar

i am going to throw this out here because it may help someone else that is not confident enough to let others know... i had to have surgery on my testicles a month ago and i am thinking that by the time the burn happens i may not be back to 100% ... meaning that any bike i get will probably not have...
by silas thatcher
Thu May 28, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Lamplighters need volunteers every evening
Replies: 13
Views: 2020

Re: Lamplighters need volunteers every evening

i volunteered ... can't wait !!
by silas thatcher
Mon May 25, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: New burners: Being in a camp / getting involved
Replies: 88
Views: 8585

Re: New burners: Being in a camp / getting involved

as a burgin, i initially figured that we were going to do this solo... so, i read and read, asked a few questions, read more, thought about it, planned it all out, thought again, corrected any mis-thoughts, read some more.... but..... then we ran into some people from pandora's fix it shop and loung...
by silas thatcher
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 54848

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

shelter decided ( emt structure ) , picked up a few cool looking scarves, and a few hats for cheap... wife has been snagging a few outfits from the second hand store... deciding, then acquiring ....
by silas thatcher
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello from KANSAS?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1246

Re: Hello from KANSAS?!

http://midwestburners.com/ hoping to go myself !! and welcome !!
by silas thatcher
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2014 Burning Man Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 876

Re: 2014 Burning Man Photos

niiice pics !! thank you for sharing ...
by silas thatcher
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wire rope load limit
Replies: 22
Views: 2596

Re: Wire rope load limit

gonna throw my experience with wire rope in here --- used to use it as a clothes line.... strong, held up well, got some used lengths left over from work... i used (crap can't remember the name off the top of my head ) wire rope clamps to secure the ends... long story short,with all the kids hanging...
by silas thatcher
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who has thier presales?
Replies: 44
Views: 4684

Re: Who has thier presales?

YESSSS !! now i can start the real planning :) :) :) :) see you all there !!
by silas thatcher
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: MOOP Management - glass
Replies: 22
Views: 5778

Re: MOOP Management - glass

IMHO the miniscule glass shards would not only be impossible to clean up thoroughly , you run the risk of getting an "invisible" piece lodged into a painful area of the foot ... not a great idea in my book, but others may know or have a workable solution... coming from someone who has had one of tho...

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