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by Savannah
Wed May 30, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress
Replies: 16
Views: 1526

Re: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress

I think a cot is slightly easier than an air mattress (and has room storage beneath) but I have both. The cot is REI's $100 model, which has held up well (cheaper models are available by other makers, but I don't know of their quality) and the mattress is a Coleman. In general, Coleman seems to make...
by Savannah
Wed May 23, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Insects and critters
Replies: 11
Views: 1453

Re: Insects and critters

Savanah, Thank you for posting that. I remember the article but did you read the comments at the bottom! Ha. Here's just a taste. "I just read a report in the New England Journal of Medicine that the spiders currently found on the playa are the type that lay their eggs inside the skin of their host...
by Savannah
Wed May 23, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Dream come true for a first time burner
Replies: 16
Views: 1143

Re: Dream come true for a first time burner

Hi Mama Ricci! :D I'm sorry to hear that your son will make the journey only in spirit, but really glad you're making the trip. If you find someone to travel in with you, don't let anyone sit on the floor--make sure you have enough seat belts for all riders (seat belt infractions can get you pulled ...
by Savannah
Wed May 23, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: the jitters of a first time burner
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Re: the jitters of a first time burner

Google "Green Tortoise Adventure Travel". They leave from San Francisco, and if I were an international traveler I would give them a shot. Note: I don't know anyone with the company or anyone who travels with them, so this is not any sort of recommendation or endorsement, just another possibility. T...
by Savannah
Mon May 21, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: (Hopefully) Future Burner
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: (Hopefully) Future Burner

Welcome, TomTuesday! :D
by Savannah
Mon May 21, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: First BRC Burn ( have only done local burns) ... Hi from New Orleans!!
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: First BRC Burn ( have only done local burns) ... Hi from New Orleans!!

Welcome! :D I think it would be incredibly handy to meet other area Burners. You might find a good rideshare: https://regionals.burningman.org/regionals/north-america/new-orleans/ You might also join the Florida lists; maybe someone driving from Florida would like someone to split gas with. https://...
by Savannah
Mon May 21, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: ** First Aid **
Replies: 18
Views: 6306

Re: ** First Aid **

Quadruple Karma points if you can offer something for that sore throat, but again only if you make them admit that they left their dust mask in camp because it doesn't go with their cool costume. NO YOU DON'T HAVE STREP THROAT, not if you are riding a bike on Burn Night with no mask on, sheesh. It ...
by Savannah
Mon May 21, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Specific costumes
Replies: 7
Views: 1580

Re: Specific costumes

I will say, I strongly discourage outfits that obscure the face. We communicate with our face. We meet and interact with strangers at the brief week-long event. If you are inside an outfit that obscures your face, you are in spectator mode. I disagree about the spectator thing, but I still understa...
by Savannah
Mon May 21, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 719
Views: 58949

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

Super interesting find, Simon, thank you.
by Savannah
Thu May 10, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Dropping by to say hi from Blighty.
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: Dropping by to say hi from Blighty.

Welcome, Lady Coco! I will give you 5 random tips :) * Everyone in your party should have their own pair of work gloves. (Mine are leather; they are very sentimental at this point). Put them on before any work at all. "I'm just going to pound this stake" often becomes "I just pounded 10 stakes and t...
by Savannah
Thu May 10, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hey all!
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Hey all!

Welcome! :D If you have a reliable vehicle and like driving, it's better than flying. You can buy all your stuff ahead of time, pack it painstakingly and be on your own schedule. I'm glad you know about your local groups; just take the plunge and go to their events & casual meetups. Most Burners are...
by Savannah
Thu May 10, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Hair
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Re: Hair

If I were going to do that, I'd make sure to pack a bottle of rich conditioner or hair mayonnaise (something aimed at African American hair is also good for curls in non African-Americans) and have a wide-tooth hair pick. Post-playa, a long rinse, a gentle wash, then sit with the conditioner in for ...
by Savannah
Thu May 10, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Insects and critters
Replies: 11
Views: 1453

Re: Insects and critters

I don’t recall reading anything about needing bug spray or defending angainst critters. Do any of these exist on the Playa? Not usually. It's too harsh an environment on the lakebed itself, although you will find suicidal jackrabbits and whatnot in the approach to the playa. My campmate once got at...
by Savannah
Thu May 10, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Allow myself to introduce. . .
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: Allow myself to introduce. . .

Hi guys Stars in my eyes, I canna wait!, birgin here. I live as far as one can get to the other side of the country from BRC but I will be there this year volunteering (and hopefully camping) with ESD. I have probably 480 questions at this point but mostly I'm excited. Well excited AND scared. But ...
by Savannah
Tue May 01, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.
Replies: 691
Views: 85396

Re: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.

LOVE the ponytails, Ratty!

. . . And the silver.
by Savannah
Tue May 01, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp visual identity
Replies: 7
Views: 1133

Re: Camp visual identity

I think you should start Bad Typography Camp and print out your camp name in Comic Sans with really bad kerning in black on white office paper taped together. :lol: On a different note, I'm with Ratty: I don't really like stickers or pins or whatnot that have a camp name all that prominent. Usually...
by Savannah
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Arctica busy times
Replies: 12
Views: 1506

Re: Arctica busy times

I would go right when they open, and beat the rush. Mid-day always seems the worst wait, but it's pretty festive. Don't cut it too close to the end of the day; they have to end the line somewhere. Bring water, a hat, and if you have one, a wagon. If everyone in camp takes turns, it's not so bad. Or ...
by Savannah
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: First time Burner
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: First time Burner

Welcome, SueyMendez11! :D
by Savannah
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 1570

Re: Newbie Order of Things

Here is some more advice that you didn't ask for. I would skip joining a camp for your first year on the playa. During the week, get on your bike and cover as much ground as you can to see what is out there. The natives are friendly. During your wanderings in Black Rock City, you might come across ...
by Savannah
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Seeking camp leads to find the perfect fit
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: Seeking camp leads to find the perfect fit

Welcome, Madsknuts! :D
by Savannah
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Total Virgin!
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: Total Virgin!

Hi all, I'm an event designer from Sydney, looking to make my way over to Burning Man this year. I had a wedding and I asked my client to move her wedding so I could go to Burning Man...am I too late to buy tickets and how the heck do I find a very cool camp to hang with? Any help you can give me w...
by Savannah
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello from Pakistan <3
Replies: 5
Views: 837

Re: Hello from Pakistan <3

Welcome sarakazi ! :D You and your friend might be a good candidate for Green Tortoise Adventure Travel if you don't know anyone or have local Pakistan burners. Google 'em. I've never tried them, but it's probably the route I would go if I were coming from overseas without someone who'd Burned befor...
by Savannah
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Could this be the year?
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Could this be the year?

Welcome TahoeMinx (and CreepyMike! :lol: )
by Savannah
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: 1st time burner and theme-camp builder…
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: 1st time burner and theme-camp builder…

Welcome, AddamsonFlint! :D
by Savannah
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin Burner of a Different Sort
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Virgin Burner of a Different Sort

That said the age limit for virgin burner is 44, so close but I am sorry to say you can’t go. - Dr. Baron von Realz, Esq. :lol: Welcome, Badkarma ! You're not too old; there are tons of Burners 40+. The greatest age cohort is 25-40, last I looked, and that was a few years ago. Veterans typically do...
by Savannah
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: a little help
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: a little help

Speaking of which . . . Google questions or keywords with the word eplaya added, and you will learn a ton!
by Savannah
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2018 (6pm Wed, 9:30 & E)
Replies: 49
Views: 3898

Re: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2018 (6pm Wed, 9:30 & E)

AntiM wrote:I never remember the password, one year I had to play the "Do you know who I am?" card. :oops:
:lol:

If I forgot the password I would just have to start SCREEing until Ygmir heard me and lifted me over the fence.
by Savannah
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.
Replies: 27
Views: 2477

Re: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.

Best place to hookup with people that want rides? I think the RV holds like 7 ppl and it will be just me driving from seattle to BRC. There are a few Seattle burners on here. Can you tow a boat? :D Seriously, you and your wife might connect with https://regionals.burningman.org/regionals/north-amer...
by Savannah
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: a little help
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: a little help

Welcome, marcsambolin! :D

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