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by Playa Tom
Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: easy evap pond ideas?
Replies: 19
Views: 4055

I just pour my greywater into a bucket, find an evaporation pond, wait for the campers to leave and pour it in their pond. Works great!
by Playa Tom
Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme
Topic: 2009 who what where when?
Replies: 17
Views: 8485

So now when will the schedule be posted on the interweb?
by Playa Tom
Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: No More Ice Bags or Blocks Needed on the Playa
Replies: 38
Views: 6907

Compare the cost of buying the freezer and the cost of running a generator or the cost of solar panels to the cost of a few blocks of ice at arctica. Think about how much work it is to run a generator and to drag a freezer out to the playa and you may decide it is easier to make some new friends in ...
by Playa Tom
Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Please help me for Bernie Man! My 87 y.o. Uncle may come
Replies: 38
Views: 6317

This is Serious Shit, the heat and low humidity on the playa are things to be very concerned about. As people age it becomes more difficult to regulate their body temperature. Talk with the physican and let him know what kind of environment your uncle will be in. Be very sure he remains hydrated and...
by Playa Tom
Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Removing Artwork?
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Set it up on Monday, burn it up on Tuesday and enjoy the rest of the event.
by Playa Tom
Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Media = Observers
Replies: 39
Views: 15046

If you are out and about in a public area you have no reasonable expectation of privacy and your photograph may be taken and used for[b]editorial[/b] uses. Without your release a recognizable image of you may not be used for [b]commercial[/b] purposes. When you are in a private area,such as your ten...
by Playa Tom
Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Can Law Enforcement spy on people camping?
Replies: 38
Views: 7347

There is a big difference between what they can do and what they are going to do. In a city of 50,000 they make very few arrests and many of them if not most are for warrants. They can use night vision equipment but are not too worried about some hippy lighting up a joint. If they see you dealing cr...
by Playa Tom
Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: weather at night
Replies: 40
Views: 6719

Medical treats more people for hypothermia than for hyperthermia. The forcast for next week is that the lows in Gerlach will range from the low 50;s to the middle 50's.
To answer the original question, will one layer of clothing be sufficient? Yes, if it is filled with down.
by Playa Tom
Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Planet X
Replies: 12
Views: 1439

Although I have passed by Planet X a hundred times or more I have never stopped there. I understand he does nice work but does not care much for big crowds of people. In the remote areas of the West there are many people who are there so they will not have to be around big groups of people. He is ou...
by Playa Tom
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Eatonville - Virgin Burner (1st Year)
Replies: 2
Views: 345

I grew up in Tacoma, spent a lot of time with friends in Kapowsin I miss the area and the people. Have a safe trip down.
by Playa Tom
Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Question about bike locks
Replies: 51
Views: 7924

Has anyone ever lost a bike that was locked - even with some cheapass lock- at Burning Man?
by Playa Tom
Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: finding camp mates when you get there
Replies: 16
Views: 2112

There are a few solutions: The bulletin boarda at center camp are usually full and difficult to read. FRS radios are cheap and have a decent range, choose a frequency and an alternate in the event the first is getting heavy use. Drive around aimlessly looking for your friends, register your car and ...
by Playa Tom
Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: finding camp mates when you get there
Replies: 16
Views: 2112

There are a few solutions: The bulletin boarda at center camp are usually full and difficult to read. FRS radios are cheap and have a decent range, choose a frequency and an alternate in the event the first is getting heavy use. Drive around aimlessly looking for your friends, register your car and ...
by Playa Tom
Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Question about bike locks
Replies: 51
Views: 7924

Get one with a changeable combo lock. You can set your own combination like your phone number and if you are too drunk to remember it you have no business riding anyway.
by Playa Tom
Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: CRIME! GUNS! second amendment?
Replies: 128
Views: 20637

Am I the only person who is amazed that no one has been offended by the original post in this tread advocating the use of deadly force for the offense of petty theft. A .22 in the butt is not a trivial matter, a .22 will kill a person as dead as a .44 Magnum. This is precisely why guns are not toler...
by Playa Tom
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Good goggles and a mask?
Replies: 32
Views: 5577

I found some goggles at WallyMart for six bucks. They are for paint ballers and are in the sports section.
by Playa Tom
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Notable Performers on the playa?
Replies: 89
Views: 20733

Bob Weir and some of the guys from Ratdog were great last year, does anyone know if they're coming back this year?
by Playa Tom
Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: President Bill Clinton a real hero
Replies: 24
Views: 2834

I thought he went over there looking for his pants.
by Playa Tom
Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Lighting Your Camp
Replies: 35
Views: 4048

Buy a bunch of cheap solar lights, gift them to your neighbors to light up anything you might stumble over at night. Your neighbors will be impressed by your generousity while your primary motivation is sef preservation.
by Playa Tom
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 15
Views: 1031

Isn't there a vacccination fror catharisis?
by Playa Tom
Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: reno airport by 2pm for flight, monday 9/8, when to leave
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Six to eight hours for Exodus will get you to the pavement and you will still have a hundred miles to go. Allowing for traffic on 447 you may want to leave around 3 am. Last year after the Temple burn Exodus was around two hours. You may want to leave then and catch a nap someplace along the way.
by Playa Tom
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Looking for camp to host my consciousness expansion workshop
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

If you set up a booth in Gerlach or Empire you could be visible to everyone comig and going to the burn.
by Playa Tom
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: 2009 placement
Replies: 122
Views: 17616

The first bundle of rejections went out this week, the others should be out by the end of August.
by Playa Tom
Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water storage? Personal favorite?
Replies: 17
Views: 2192

Twin City Surplus in Reno advertises a 15 gallon barrel for $20. Full it would weigh about 125#. They have containers up to .6,000 gallonsl

www.twincitysurplus.com
by Playa Tom
Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Ticket Wanted: As a Gift or a BArter-WorkTrade for an Awesom
Replies: 34
Views: 3484

If you can provide energetic allignent,healing and authenticity there should be no problem getting into Burning Man. Just go to the gate and tell them of your talents they have a supply of free tickets they are eager to gift to talented people. :twisted: :twisted: :roll:
by Playa Tom
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: bicycle helmet?
Replies: 18
Views: 2403

I don't need to wear no helmet on my head, ain't nothing in there worth protecting.
by Playa Tom
Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Dealing With Pre-Burning Man Depression
Replies: 31
Views: 3977

Here is a happy thought for you:
In only 42 the whole thing will be over and you will have to go back to your fucked up life for another 51 weeks.
by Playa Tom
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme
Topic: So About That Vehicle Of Yours...
Replies: 40
Views: 12599

I have two vehicles that are playa ready, both have been to the playa in the last few months. For the past six years I have driven my '69 Ford Bronco, it is old, slow, hot and noisy. My new car is a Nissan Xterra, it is comfortable, has air conditioning and gets better milage. I have spent the last ...
by Playa Tom
Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Things you guys want at the store
Replies: 60
Views: 7386

Duct tape
by Playa Tom
Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Chart showing entrance/exit waiting times by day?
Replies: 28
Views: 5429

007's chart is as accurate as anything you will find. I have flagged for Exodus at the end of the gravel. I would ask three cars how long the line was and they would reply, "A couple hours, I guess," I think it was about six hours," and "An hour and a half." We would report a wait time of an hour an...

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