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by Papa Bear
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 102
Views: 9810

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

motskyroonmatick wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:36 pm
It would be a great thing if we could make a leap in transportation that was still based in RSR
RSR? I'm not familiar with that one.

Rural State Roads?
Rock Solid Results?
Required Supply Rate?
Rabbits, Squirrels, and Rattlesnakes?
by Papa Bear
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: BurnBots and the Junkyard of Rejected Robots
Replies: 10
Views: 1186

Re: BurnBots and the Junkyard of Rejected Robots

I think this is a terrific idea.

(I can also vouch for Shane personally, having worked with him on a big art project last year,)
by Papa Bear
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 102
Views: 9810

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

While I don't agree with the line of thinking it describes, this is the closest thing to an official answer about coffee sales at center camp I've ever seen: https://journal.burningman.org/2013/11/ ... of-coffee/
by Papa Bear
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 102
Views: 9810

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

You have to admit that a lot of commodification has happened once tickets sold out. Oh, sure, I agree. Tickets selling out (and the DGS sale to try to compensate) has encouraged the formation of lots more theme camps, as well as made the ability to obtain a scarce ticket something of a status symbo...
by Papa Bear
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 102
Views: 9810

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

So are the 30,000 - 40,000 people flying or bussing in just coming to spectate at what the real burners brought? What ever happened to “no spectators”? Oh sure, you’re flying in or bussing in, but you’re not a spectator because you volunteered for something. Fuck that. You’re a spectator. Sorry all...
by Papa Bear
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Suggestions for Tent?
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: Suggestions for Tent?

Another question... does it really matter where your camp is on the playa? maybe sound issues? The large scale sound camps are placed at 10 & 2, so those would be places to avoid if you are concerned. Additionally, the amount of foot traffic and overall energy tends to be highest on the Esplanade, ...
by Papa Bear
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Suggestions for Tent?
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: Suggestions for Tent?

Oh, also - don't stress about bringing items to gift. Gifts do not need to be tangible - one good way to gift is to just walk down the street, look for someone who could use a hand with whatever they are doing, and offer yours. It's also a good way to meet people and make new friends. Likewise, cost...
by Papa Bear
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Suggestions for Tent?
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: Suggestions for Tent?

Im also concerned about how much stuff i can carry on my own...like a bike...a backpack..a tent...water (lots of it)...food..drinks..maybe costumes...gifts to give away...and boxes for organizing my stuff...lights..so much... how do people manage all of that without a car coming in from out of the ...
by Papa Bear
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Looking for hauling from CO to BRC
Replies: 6
Views: 2521

Re: Looking for hauling from CO to BRC

FYI for anyone else who stumbles across this thread: I've spoken to Captain Ron. He is definitely not hauling stuff this year either.
by Papa Bear
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Suggestions for Tent?
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: Suggestions for Tent?

While it's really nice to have your own shade, it's not really a must-have. There are lots of places in the city where you can go hang out in someone else's shade for a few hours. If you search around the archives here for a bit, you'll also find quite a few examples of simple shade - you really jus...
by Papa Bear
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Theme camps or Solo?
Replies: 10
Views: 1804

Re: Theme camps or Solo?

Unless you have found a camp that really resonates with you as something you want to spend a lot of time doing, I would recommend going solo. The amount of time you need to spend helping out with camp activities varies widely from camp to camp, but it's always a commitment. If you're going to be put...
by Papa Bear
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Want to share an RV?
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

Re: Want to share an RV?

If you haven't already booked an RV, you may be too late to get one in either of those locations. If you are able to find one, please be aware that they do not hold as many people as advertised. "Sleeps 6", for example, often means there's a bunk bed that can only handle kids, and that the other 4 w...
by Papa Bear
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Burner Express Saturday entry
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Re: Burner Express Saturday entry

Please note that this is also clearly explained on the Burner Express info page: https://burnerexpress.burningman.org/bu ... formation/
by Papa Bear
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How much shade do two Costco carports offer?
Replies: 11
Views: 1798

Re: How much shade do two Costco carports offer?

One additional tip - the roof and walls of a Costco carport are not entirely opaque to the sun. This means you can improve the quality of the shade significantly by adding an opaque layer directly under the roof. I've seen it done with a cheap gray tarp, attic foil, and even reflectix (though I don'...
by Papa Bear
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best Shower Design for those wanting a more fancy shower?
Replies: 45
Views: 21342

Re: Best Shower Design for those wanting a more fancy shower?

So I actually just want to do this basic setup. What can I use at the catch basin? The poster you are quoting was using an evap pond, which is just black plastic laid out over a frame of 2x4s. That used to be common, but this is a rather old thread, and construction and use of evap ponds is now off...
by Papa Bear
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Evaporation System: Copper
Replies: 9
Views: 1816

Re: Evaporation System: Copper

My experience is that temperature/dust can make a difference. For example, I can see a difference in evap rates between a fresh black evap pond and one that's had some playa accumulate. That said, Token has it right - surface area makes a much bigger difference than either of those things. Virtually...
by Papa Bear
Wed May 02, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 5366

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

A big part of going to the burn is, in my mind bringing your stuff and setting up your own camp. Emphasis mine, because I think that's the part of your post that really matters. You have your vision of the right way to burn, but it isn't the only one. I remember days not all that long ago where peo...
by Papa Bear
Wed May 02, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 5366

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

Ratty wrote:Papa Bear. Two things that I know are required for the event are ice and potties.
Yeah, I'm not saying that gray and black water pumping are required, just that the thought that they might be seems fairly plausible.
by Papa Bear
Wed May 02, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 5366

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

Black & grey pumping may fall under the umbrella of public health mandated by the BLM. There is not supposed to be any money changing hands on the playa. All services should be prepaid. If you're RV is full use the portos. If that were completely true, you wouldn't be able to buy ice at Arctica. I'...
by Papa Bear
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 3301

Re: Newbie Order of Things

I'm not a mooch -- so maybe the "barter" system of some kind where I can gift them something in exchange for a shower? Thoughts? Barter is a form of commerce, and is therefore officially frowned upon. Additionally, camps are quite literally prohibited from offering showers to the general public as ...
by Papa Bear
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag VS rebar on bus
Replies: 12
Views: 4014

Re: Lag VS rebar on bus

If you are planning on screwing lags in or out manually, I'd suggest looking into a "speed handle" rather than (or perhaps in addition to) a standard socket wrench. Here's an example of what I'm talking about, though I don't know if this is the model you'd actually want: https://www.harborfreight.co...
by Papa Bear
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag VS rebar on bus
Replies: 12
Views: 4014

Re: Lag VS rebar on bus

That's pretty much it. Since lag screws go straight in rather than at an angle like rebar, you can use shorter ones. If you don't candy cane the rebar, please plan on additional space for something to cap them with (tennis balls, plastic bottles, etc) and some way to illuminate them at night. Rebar ...
by Papa Bear
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Controlling RGB Leds
Replies: 3
Views: 2109

Re: Controlling RGB Leds

I wound up doing the LED programming for the art project I helped with last year. Like you, I had no Arduino experience, though I do have plenty of programming experience (including Java and some very rusty C/C++). I found the FastLed library worked quite well for our purposes, in my case driven by ...
by Papa Bear
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?
Replies: 27
Views: 7600

Re: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?

In my case, to hold things down (a Mongolian-style yurt and a couple of carports). Never tried them for monkey huts myself.

Try fastenersuperstore.com if you're looking for the longer ones.
by Papa Bear
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?
Replies: 27
Views: 7600

Re: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?

Lag screws are only about 14 inches long and only 3/8' thick Lag screws come in lots of sizes. Quite a few of us use 18" long by 1/2" diameter lags for our structures. It's not at all hard to source lag screws all the way up to 24" x 5/8". Whether any of those larger sizes are better than rebar for...
by Papa Bear
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Reselling or donating camping equipment?
Replies: 32
Views: 7808

Re: Reselling or donating camping equipment?

The more we facilitate people being able to attend and not take care of their own shit, the more of this we create. From what I just read on their website, I have no problem with PlayaPads. Seems like all they do is assemble a good basic set of gear and rent it out off playa. In that sense, I don't...
by Papa Bear
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Ratchet straps or used climbing rope?
Replies: 12
Views: 2252

Re: Ratchet straps or used climbing rope?

Having used both, I definitely prefer ratchet straps (and have never had noise issues with them). The big reason is ease of use - not just for me, but for my campmates. You may be an expert with the right knots, but if you're the only one in the camp who is, then you're also going to be the only one...
by Papa Bear
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: When was ePlaya born?
Replies: 13
Views: 4607

Re: When was ePlaya born?

Eric wrote:It's in our blood - that fucking dust attaches itself permanently.
No kidding. When I first started going, my beard was red. Now it's almost entirely the color of playa, and getting more so every year.
by Papa Bear
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Kodiak 10 x 10 Tent: Basic vs. Deluxe
Replies: 12
Views: 2877

Re: Kodiak 10 x 10 Tent: Basic vs. Deluxe

having a tarp that extends past the edge of the tent will cause water/moisture to collect between the floor and the tent. Yep, that is why any tarp under any tent should never extend past the edges (and why, if you add a floor tarp to a carport, ice shelter, or hexayurt, you want to tape up the edg...
by Papa Bear
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Low Income *and* main ticket registration?
Replies: 16
Views: 3033

Re: Low Income *and* main ticket registration?

The point is that the low income sale is intended for those who absolutely could not attend unless they got the lower-priced ticket. It is not intended for those who *could* scrimp and save enough to buy a regular-priced ticket, but would prefer not to. My understanding is that you will not hear bac...

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