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by FoolsGold
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: ShiftPod or Alien Buffalo tent?
Replies: 25
Views: 19545

Re: ShiftPod or Alien Buffalo tent?

I have a ShiftPod, though have yet to use it at Burning Man. It hasn't rained during the days I've used it, so I can't speak to its waterproofness (there is a video on YouTube that explains how to waterproof the windows). I wouldn't think of using it at BM without a shade shelter over it. What I can...
by FoolsGold
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Registering for Ticket
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Registering for Ticket

You would have to apply for a low income ticket, whereas you have to register for a chance at a main sale ticket via your Burner Profile. Note the restrictions detailed on the Low Income Ticket page: • If you have already purchased a ticket to Burning Man 2017 in ANY sale, you are not eligible for a...
by FoolsGold
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Discuss Philosophical Ticketing Policy - Was Lone Ticketing Genius
Replies: 17
Views: 2387

Re: Discuss Philosophical Ticketing Policy - Was Lone Ticketing Genius

Not that I think it’s great there’s no mechanism in place to prevent people from buying tickets in both the pre-sale and main sale, but ultimately the cost of the pre-sale tickets ostensibly keep the cost of the main sale tickets stagnate (pre-tax). If people want to go badly enough and can afford i...
by FoolsGold
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa-Magic -- Random Acts of Kindness from Strangers......
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: Playa-Magic -- Random Acts of Kindness from Strangers......

I went solo last year, which was my first. I experienced a few "What the hell am I doing here?" moments after long stretches of feeling a bit isolated. My last one was mid-week at sunset. As I was walking back from the moop fence, feeling sorry for myself, a guy and two women stepped in front of me ...
by FoolsGold
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....
Replies: 555
Views: 41967

Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Pretty exciting, Leap. Hope the test run goes as expected! 8)

I've ordered a new tent, which will arrive by the end of the month. Can't wait to try it. I learned the hard way last year that it helps just a bit to know how to set up your tent in advance...
by FoolsGold
Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?
Replies: 107
Views: 13747

Re: Where Are You Volunteering in 2016..... ?

With the ice. Some of the best times I had last year was spent putting in shifts in the back of the trucks alongside a great bunch of people.
by FoolsGold
Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Was there a waiting room problem?
Replies: 101
Views: 8415

Re: Was there a waiting room problem?

I entered the waiting room at 11:47 and in the end the little green guy made it about 2/3 of the way there before the announcement came that the tickets were sold out. Safe to say I was/am gutted and my anxiety levels are rising about if and how I will get a ticket in the months ahead. That said, la...
by FoolsGold
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 13047

Re: Main Sale

My little green guy didn't even make it halfway.
by FoolsGold
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Scenes from 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: Scenes from 2015

Thank you everyone for the kind words— they're much appreciated.
by FoolsGold
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Scenes from 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Scenes from 2015

A few scenes from 2015, my first:

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by FoolsGold
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: VIDEO: Burning Man Photo Animations
Replies: 13
Views: 1003

Re: VIDEO: Burning Man Photo Animations

That was truly spectacular. :D Thanks for sharing it!
by FoolsGold
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Everything old is new again!
Replies: 14
Views: 1803

Re: Everything old is new again!

This past year was my first, and I hit the road convinced I had everything I needed — and many things in triplicate. Sadly, this was not quite the case... I didn't bring enough rebar stakes (I thought my tent stakes would suffice) and therefore I was not able to set up my shade structure. It wasn't ...
by FoolsGold
Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mistakes were made and accidents happened.
Replies: 29
Views: 2491

Re: Mistakes were made and accidents happened.

Didn't bring a bike because "I like walking." That will never happen again. I didn't bring my bike locks, which would have made it possible for me to borrow a neighbor's bike when offered and not turn down the offer because I was afraid it would get stolen. I didn't bring enough rebar stakes and cou...
by FoolsGold
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Travel Log
Replies: 34
Views: 2347

Re: Travel Log

Leaving after a short work day (hopefully) on the 28th from NM. Not sure where I'll stay along the way, but the aim is to arrive about when the gates open.
by FoolsGold
Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: End of radical self sufficiency - shift to radical community
Replies: 80
Views: 10898

Re: End of radical self sufficiency - shift to radical commu

I'll preface what I'm about to write by making it clear that 2015 will be my first Burning Man. All I know about it comes from what I've read or seen online or heard from someone I know who has been... I don't necessarily think if one travels to BRC alone or camps alone means that person can't or wo...
by FoolsGold
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what are you listening to?
Replies: 2661
Views: 271171

Re: what are you listening to?

<iframe width="640" height="390" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sRRwigzq0Fs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Darn. Can't get this to embed properly and can't figure out how to delete the post as a result... At any rate, it's Lost Wuub by woob — a rather great, somewhat new version of a...
by FoolsGold
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: The Loneliest Road to BRC
Replies: 21
Views: 2036

Re: The Loneliest Road to BRC

Really appreciate the tips and suggestions. Setting aside a little extra time and taking it on the way back sounds like a great way to go. Thanks everyone!
by FoolsGold
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: The Loneliest Road to BRC
Replies: 21
Views: 2036

Re: The Loneliest Road to BRC

Thanks very much for the replies (and the link, Just_Joe — I missed that on my search) — they are a big help. This drive sounds too good to pass up. I'll just have to decide whether to take US-50 on the way there or on the way back...
by FoolsGold
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: The Loneliest Road to BRC
Replies: 21
Views: 2036

The Loneliest Road to BRC

I'm considering a few different routes from Santa Fe, NM to BRC and one that sounds intriguing includes a long (lonely) stretch on US-50 through Nevada. Has anyone tried this road? From what I've read, it sounds like the landscape it passes through is stunning in places, but if that doesn't quite ma...
by FoolsGold
Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: What Are You Gifting in 2015.... ?
Replies: 125
Views: 9032

Re: What Are You Gifting in 2015.... ?

I'll be gifting homemade massage bars. I might make a few bars of soap as well... :P
by FoolsGold
Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello from Rotterdam - The Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Re: Hello from Rotterdam - The Netherlands

Welcome, Bert. Glad to hear you made the choice you did -- sounds like you couldn't have made a better one for yourself. :) Wishing you success with your hunt for a VP -- and a memorable celebration when it comes through!
by FoolsGold
Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 41338

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

I've been spending far too much time looking for a tent that's tough, roomy, *likely* able to handle the winds, and capable of being set up by one person without taking flight. I think I've looked at approximately 427 tents online. It's already easy enough to procrastinate , but I think I've hit the...
by FoolsGold
Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: From the mountains of New Mexico
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: From the mountains of New Mexico

WELCOME!! :D Been through your beautiful state a few times: along the entire length of the three interstates and the Farmington/four corners area as well Hobbs. Tucumcari has to be my favorite town in NM along old Route 66. Thank you! :D I've heard good things about Tucumcari, but I haven't been— I...
by FoolsGold
Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: From the mountains of New Mexico
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: From the mountains of New Mexico

Elliot wrote:Bingo! That's what I had in mind -- Candy Kitchen Wolf Sanctuary. I visited there just a couple months ago, and my brother once worked there.
That's great — I'm glad you saw it. Your brother sure was lucky. There can be few greater gigs than working with wolves...
by FoolsGold
Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: From the mountains of New Mexico
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: From the mountains of New Mexico

Elderberry wrote:Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
Thanks! Feels really good to be here, I have to say.
by FoolsGold
Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: From the mountains of New Mexico
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: From the mountains of New Mexico

Joeln wrote:Welcome FG!
With your desert blood you won't have any trouble at BRC - it will seem just like home.
I grew up in the duke city, still have green chile in my blood.
Thank you! It's hard to shake the green chile, isn't it? :wink:
by FoolsGold
Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: From the mountains of New Mexico
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: From the mountains of New Mexico

Elliot wrote:Welcome to ePlaya! You wouldn't be near Ramah, by any chance, just south of Gallup?
Thanks a bunch! I'm from the Santa Fe area. Actually, I've been to Ramah once and will soon be going back — for the excellent wolf sanctuary there, on both occasions. :)
by FoolsGold
Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: From the mountains of New Mexico
Replies: 11
Views: 727

From the mountains of New Mexico

Hi there, I've been lurking here since last summer, when I became obsessed with going to Burning Man. I signed up for the OMG Sale at the time, but decided against it in the end, when I realized how ill-prepared I was going to be. I was also slightly anxious about going alone, but I've gotten over t...

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