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by Zubeneschamali
Fri May 10, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: New burner with interesting bicycle
Replies: 10
Views: 695

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: 695

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: 19
Views: 1381

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: 1177

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: 687

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: 2923

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: 20
Views: 2546

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: 20
Views: 2546

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: 2534

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: 1046

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: 2447

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: 2510

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: 778

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: 2386

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: 1033

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: 2930

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: 2424

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: 950

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: 2713

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: 4200

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: 1689

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: 1355

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.
by Zubeneschamali
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cleaning Playa Gear
Replies: 6
Views: 1629

Re: Cleaning Playa Gear

Air

Warm / Hot water. Ask the bike camps how they clean 3K bikes after burn. Hint - they don't use vinegar.
by Zubeneschamali
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 Internet Connectivity Update
Replies: 10
Views: 2535

Re: 2018 Internet Connectivity Update

The Bureau of Disinformation provided plenty of free wifi last year. All you needed to do was wrap aluminum foil around your head and climb a 14 foot ladder in order to catch the signal.
by Zubeneschamali
Wed May 30, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Champion 3400 Smart Inverter?
Replies: 16
Views: 2911

Re: Champion 3400 Smart Inverter?

yeah 103 seems about right. I would have turned on my AC around 108.

there would have been reports of temp related deaths at 115.
by Zubeneschamali
Wed May 30, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress
Replies: 16
Views: 2692

Re: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress

Cot for a single. Air mattress for > 1.
by Zubeneschamali
Tue May 29, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Champion 3400 Smart Inverter?
Replies: 16
Views: 2911

Re: Champion 3400 Smart Inverter?

Exqueeze me.......115? Were we at the same burn?

Is this the Champion that runs on dual fuel, and are there similar performance issues / rejetting needed if run on propane?
by Zubeneschamali
Tue May 29, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit Shade Structure Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 4074

Re: Conduit Shade Structure Questions

We went with the black rock 12 X 20 and added another 12 X 20 to it, 8 foot legs. Silver tarps fit with about a 6" gap on all sides. Grommets set every 16 or 18". We added mesh sides set at 45 degrees on 2 sides. Still using the rebar inside the legs, and we added tiedowns at the corners and center ...
by Zubeneschamali
Tue May 22, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: the jitters of a first time burner
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Re: the jitters of a first time burner

Yah mon, google a bunch of shit like "first time burner" and "newbie burning man" and "should I join a camp". You'll get it. Its good that you're here, you got this thing and you've pretty much figured out step 1: this shit costs money, bitches.
by Zubeneschamali
Wed May 09, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 34
Views: 6972

Re: Catching a Thief

Options? Lock it up so it doesn't get stolen. Its common for burners to leave a bike unlocked"just a sec" while they go do whatever. That turns into 2 hours later and they come back to find their bike gone. Its also common for burners to leave a bike (locked/unlocked) and forget where they left it, ...

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