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by Zubeneschamali
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Estimate for early entry Gate delay
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Estimate for early entry Gate delay

Add hours for the complete clusterfuck that will be Will Call this year due to the ticket problems. It will impact every lane.
by Zubeneschamali
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Supplier was a let down. Source of EMT fittings for shade structure in Reno.
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Supplier was a let down. Source of EMT fittings for shade structure in Reno.

In Reno - a couple of years ago it was Twin Cities. https://www.yelp.com/biz/twin-city-surplus-reno I haven't been in a couple of years, but what I heard is they let their Burner inventory go to shit. In the SF area is South Bay Canopy. https://www.yelp.com/biz/south-bay-canopy-san-jose . They are l...
by Zubeneschamali
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Estimate for early entry Gate delay
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Estimate for early entry Gate delay

Want facts? Go to Reddit and search the same topic. A couple people have mined Gate times off of twitter feeds to present in graph form. Personally, in 2017 I hit gate road just after dawn and got to camp B/9 at 1PM. Last year left asphalt at 11:30 and landed at same coordinates at 4. Whatever you e...
by Zubeneschamali
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Critique Virgin Tent/Shade Buildout?
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Re: Critique Virgin Tent/Shade Buildout?

Those are pretty canopies, nestled between the noble trees in the quiet forest. Poles look weak Shade cloth looks thin - I get better sun protection using SPF 8 Paracord and lag bolts are a tight setup but i'd be worried about the fabric around the grommets. Maybe add a couple more tie off points be...
by Zubeneschamali
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: DMR repeater at the event 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: DMR repeater at the event 2019

Awesome, thanks for the setup. KM6MYC @ C&915. Close enough to walk over and check it out. I'll bring the beer!
by Zubeneschamali
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: open campers - weds arrival - are we hosed?
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: open campers - weds arrival - are we hosed?

By Wednesday its going to be 99% full. Open camping @ 415. Probably have to make friends when you drive in. Play it cool, pull over on L, crack a couple of beverages and start talking to people. Bond and ask if you can park your vehicle somewhere that won't bother them. Bring a wagon and haul your g...
by Zubeneschamali
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Carports for RVs?
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Carports for RVs?

I have a 20x30 aluminet that I roll out over the RV and shade structure. I'm at a daytime service camp that opens at 9am, so it doesn't help me to sleep in late. I gotta be up early anyways. And I usually catch some ZZZ's around 4pm and that's a decision to sleep hot or not - there is no middle grou...
by Zubeneschamali
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Greetings and much love to everyone on the ePlaya!
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: Greetings and much love to everyone on the ePlaya!

18, I wish ya lots of luck on that one. I'm not a big workshop on playa person, but if I was to attend one, a session on mindfulness sounds interesting.

Best advice I can give is to cast a wide net, and beware of maggot scammers and skidmark scalpers.
by Zubeneschamali
Fri May 10, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: New burner with interesting bicycle
Replies: 10
Views: 1215

Re: New burner with interesting bicycle

yah, brought in a 4 wheel Rhoades Bike for a few years, they didn't give a damn.

which reminds me, finding specialty parts out there is near impossible. it can be done but you gotta be committed and willing to change your burn. so bring extra.
by Zubeneschamali
Thu May 09, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: New burner with interesting bicycle
Replies: 10
Views: 1215

Re: New burner with interesting bicycle

That thing is fucking rad. Can totally see myself on that 3rd seat, drinking beers and insulting people with a megaphone.
by Zubeneschamali
Tue May 07, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water Storage/ Shower Situation
Replies: 20
Views: 2941

Re: Water Storage/ Shower Situation

Heck, shower away. Collect all water and store in a grey water bin. Pay to have a pumper haul it away just like the RV's.
by Zubeneschamali
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: What was wrong with the lottery?
Replies: 18
Views: 1662

Re: What was wrong with the lottery?

The BORG has had a dozen years to figure this out. Fact is, they don't care. Every year they promise a better experience. Every year its a clusterfuck. Every year there are complaints by those who missed out. Every year the BORG makes false apologies and does absolutely nothing to fix it. The BORG i...
by Zubeneschamali
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Scanner for Rangers, ESD, etc?
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Scanner for Rangers, ESD, etc?

Little Jack, for minimal investment you could easily take it to the next level. Get your ham license and open up a whole range of frequencies. There are a lot of us in the burner community.
by Zubeneschamali
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Theme Camp or Join?
Replies: 6
Views: 3122

Re: Theme Camp or Join?

I come from the "Try & Succeed, Try & Fail, just as long as you Try" school of thought. So I say go for it. Failing spectacularly out on playa? Well, that's how legends are made. And yeah, if you're giving away free food and/or free drugs and put it into the book, expect an onslaught of demand. For ...
by Zubeneschamali
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Perimeter Goons
Replies: 21
Views: 3591

Re: Perimeter Goons

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 2PM we all show up to the trash fence with leaf blowers and point them outward at full blast.

I'll bring the two-way radios.

Who can cover the beer?
by Zubeneschamali
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Perimeter Goons
Replies: 21
Views: 3591

Re: Perimeter Goons

I issued myself a 2 way radio. And stamped DOUCHEBAG on my forehead.
by Zubeneschamali
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Out of control scams.
Replies: 11
Views: 3231

Re: Out of control scams.

Volunteer for a ticket. There are many camps and organizations that offer a ticket (for purchase) if you work.
by Zubeneschamali
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: rec'd route coming in from northeast
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: rec'd route coming in from northeast

By the time any of us get to Nixon we're going to be surrounded by hundreds or thousands of other vehicles.

Safety in numbers.
by Zubeneschamali
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Setting Up a Campsite - Do I have this Right??
Replies: 15
Views: 2875

Re: Setting Up a Campsite - Do I have this Right??

To hit gate by 10 - 11 am on Sunday, you'll want to get into line before dawn. There will be plenty of space open between I and L.

Personally, I'd ditch one of those yurts and bring a bike.
by Zubeneschamali
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: how to get rid of the wife and go to bm alone
Replies: 20
Views: 3054

Re: how to get rid of the wife and go to bm alone

Maybe your "friend" doesn't want to go and is using the wife excuse to shut you up.
by Zubeneschamali
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator in a cargo trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: Generator in a cargo trailer

Multiple Honda 2000's in something like a 6x12 enclosed Uhaul. Probably with a roll up door, but possibly with the barn doors.... Well, first off make sure that all refuels are done with safety in mind especially if you're running more than one at the same time. I'd bring an electric fan for circula...
by Zubeneschamali
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: In Tent Fans
Replies: 23
Views: 2668

Re: In Tent Fans

Not in instead, but both. Now you're talking. A shaded tent, with a fan, and a damp top sheet over you, you will sleep an extra 2 hours. I guarantee it.
by Zubeneschamali
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: I didn't involve to any camps
Replies: 8
Views: 1201

Re: I didn't involve to any camps

Ticket, check.
Getting to the playa and home when leaving?
Shelter?
Food and liquids to sustain life for X days?
Whatever you need to make yourself content?

You're almost there. Just a couple critical items to think thru.
by Zubeneschamali
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?
Replies: 25
Views: 3469

Re: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?

Elliot, you are awesome. I'll make my annual pilgrimage to drop off a six pack of tubes again this year. I had the pleasure of camping next to PBR last year and saw their operations. A line of broken down bikes literally all day long and an amazing crew of mechanics who somehow helped every person i...
by Zubeneschamali
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: How is the road from Winnemucca to Gerlach (NV 49 I think)
Replies: 15
Views: 2731

Re: How is the road from Winnemucca to Gerlach (NV 49 I think)

Several burns ago, a neighbor showed up at camp across L from us, really late in the weekend. She had attempted Jungo with a camping trailer. She left Reno the same day as me, but spent 4 or 5 days stuck. Multiple tires later she got out. Every cabinet in her trailer was shaken off the walls and in ...
by Zubeneschamali
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Pedicabs on the Playa
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: Pedicabs on the Playa

Hi Kwansu, We have a mobility taxi camp that provides art tours, bar tours, and connection services for burners with mobility issues. We have a stable of pedicabs with drivers, and bike trailers outfit to carry riders. Our pedicabs include trikes, sidecars, and quadricycles. Nobody runs wheels small...
by Zubeneschamali
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: To Shade or Not to Shade?
Replies: 21
Views: 3227

Re: To Shade or Not to Shade?

How much shade can you pack? Throw out enough crap to triple it. Bring at least that much shade.

This isn't a luxury. Out there it is a necessity.
by Zubeneschamali
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: 2 way radio experiences on the playa
Replies: 14
Views: 5101

Re: 2 way radio experiences on the playa

Greetings, KM6MHC here, This year we are placed again at 9:15 and B. We've expanded our UV-5R units to include UV-5R V2 extended, and a Tram 1480 base antenna. We'll have our base dispatch available to a unit at Disability Camp in Center Camp, and in contact with our mobility taxi operators out on t...
by Zubeneschamali
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How much shade do two Costco carports offer?
Replies: 11
Views: 2086

Re: How much shade do two Costco carports offer?

love the Costco carports. used them side by side and end to end, either way remember you can double up on the number of burners if you stack them.
by Zubeneschamali
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: uHaul Trailer capped at 5 days?
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Re: uHaul Trailer capped at 5 days?

Yeah, same here, California and 14 days. No problem reserving online.

Hint - call the actual location after you get online confirmation. Give them a week or so but talk to a person at a desk in an building at that U Haul yard. They'll tell you whats the real deal.

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