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by skippy3k
Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Burner Express Impressions
Replies: 28
Views: 7970

Re: Burner Express Impressions

I have zero interest in taking Burner Express, but read and enjoyed every word of your account. That was the longest post I ever read straight through on ePlaya. Fascinating, fascinating stuff. Good job.
by skippy3k
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: 2014 Moop Map: Abandoned Items
Replies: 67
Views: 6955

Re: 2014 Moop Map: Abandoned Items

Leaving the playa home of Starship Palomino looking back towards 8:15 and J/K...that pile of bikes in the way background earned an x on the map, otherwise pretty empty. Hey, we were two camps away from you! Totally off topic, I know. But I recognized the Starship Palomino. This year we were invited...
by skippy3k
Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: any undercover run-ins?
Replies: 63
Views: 5648

Re: any undercover run-ins?

I know. I just read it a different way. :wink:
by skippy3k
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: any undercover run-ins?
Replies: 63
Views: 5648

Re: any undercover run-ins?

FossaFerox wrote:both reached to touch a small bulge under their costumes in unison, and both turned and left without a word.
:shock:
by skippy3k
Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: any undercover run-ins?
Replies: 63
Views: 5648

Re: any undercover run-ins?

I walked by a car getting search within BRC. Three young kids standing around outside. Looks like they just arrived, as it was mid-week and their car still was packed. Being naturally nosey, I walked by a few times and only caught bits of the conversation. One part was the officer saying "I don't un...
by skippy3k
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How did you find out about Burning Man
Replies: 27
Views: 1616

Re: How did you find out about Burning Man

My father and I camped on the playa and in the surrounding hills way back in the 80's. In the mid-90's sometime, he was camping there by himself. He heard some music, followed the sound and happened upon a bunch of people living in what was essentially a refugee camp. He asked what this was, they to...
by skippy3k
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Skydiver at Burning Man
Replies: 25
Views: 1409

Re: Skydiver at Burning Man

From our camp we saw a parasailer drop like a rock at the end of his flight. Then the ambulance. We were on Gold Street so we couldn't actually see anything on the ground. It was way too windy at that time. All the jumpers were fighting the wind. Very scary to watch. I think that was the guy that l...
by skippy3k
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: West Nile... Fake or Real
Replies: 43
Views: 2453

Re: West Nile... Fake or Real

Doctor VonBacon wrote:You have much better odds of the Zombie Apocalypse happening.
Finally! I've been prepping for that longer than I have been for Burning Man!
by skippy3k
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 98046

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I used an impact wrench powered by my generator to drive the lag bolts in. When it came to tearing down, I was going around taking the bolts out with the same tool. Then I discovered some lag bolts were already removed. I looked ahead of me and a neighbor who was helping me tear down had grabbed my ...
by skippy3k
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:05 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camping area size?
Replies: 13
Views: 2536

Re: Camping area size?

Not sure if this helps at all, but earlier this year I decided to increase the footprint of our camp by making a larger shade structure. (Not a theme camp, just a bunch of people camping together.) Went from maybe 20'x20' to a whole 30'x30'. I know, crazy, huh? Then I got cold feet, thinking I was t...
by skippy3k
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Anybody else have a good experience at a plug-n-play camp?
Replies: 16
Views: 1706

Re: Anybody else have a good experience at a plug-n-play cam

If they should choose to come back next year, in the same form or another, I'll definitely be paying them another visit. Not to worry, in a year or two, all the camps will be Plug and Play. Then we can argue about good plug and play and evil plug and play... Nah, we will be complaining about how th...
by skippy3k
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 61720

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Good god, why do we do this? Yesterday we cleaned out the trailer and truck. Like CLEANED cleaned. I am sore and exhausted. The rain made cleaning playa chunks off our rugs a little challenging. 10 loads of laundry and we still have bins of stuff to sort through. One lesson learned is to not rush wh...
by skippy3k
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 4,410 total round trip miles and 91 total round trip hours
Replies: 21
Views: 1673

Re: 4,410 total round trip miles and 91 total round trip hou

You guys make me feel a bit better about our journey. 2,000 miles, all of driven by me. Ugh. With a Toyota Tundra towing our trailer and equipment, I figured we were pulling around 8,000 pounds. I originally estimated 10mpg, but bucked a headwind all the way from Colorado until we hit the Nevada bor...
by skippy3k
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Dealing with unsafe setups as you find them...
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

Re: Dealing with unsafe setups as you find them...

we use three 10x20s to cover our 20x30 1" conduit-based shade. the strips of sun are a bit annoying sometimes, but it's better than the alternative. Yep, another mistake I made. I used one large 20x20 tarp instead of breaking it up into smaller tarps, thinking I wouldn't have to deal with the sun s...
by skippy3k
Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Dealing with unsafe setups as you find them...
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

Re: Dealing with unsafe setups as you find them...

I used an EMT shade structure with a solid tarp roof, similar to Black Rock Shade. One side of the structure was secured to my RV. No guy lines, as I used 14" lag screws into the foot pads. I figured I was as close to invincable as I could be. Yeah, solid roof, but hey, there are no walls to catch t...
by skippy3k
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Lack of Art this Year
Replies: 43
Views: 4240

Re: Lack of Art this Year

Dude...really? Lack of art? and I suppose there wasn't enough amazing tits, free music and drinks for you out there either. Check your entitlement meter before you post a diss on the artists that sweat blood out there and max out their credit cards. Yikes. :shock: Put down the coffee and take a few...
by skippy3k
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Kids & Teenagers at Burning Man
Replies: 595
Views: 390192

Re: Kids & Teenagers at Burning Man

Totally agree chuckularone. My wife and I had several conversations with parents and kids there. This year, we went trying to see the event through the eyes of our 9 and 12 year olds. We've discussed for years on whether to bring them or not. A long conversation with a mom by the man convinced us. N...
by skippy3k
Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What did you learn this year?
Replies: 76
Views: 4669

Re: What did you learn this year?

danibel wrote:Paper plates are good.
Press 'N Seal over metal camping plates are better. Less trash, no washing, fun to peel off. :D
by skippy3k
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What did you learn this year?
Replies: 76
Views: 4669

Re: What did you learn this year?

More solid food, less snack food. I don't know if it has to do with getting older, but I was craving more "meal" type foods this year than in the past. Totally agree. Our whole camp felt this way. Something was different this year...we think because it wasn't as hot and dry? Not sure. But we ate a ...
by skippy3k
Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 585
Views: 36827

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

DrYes - "Outrage" is a little overstated I believe. I was merely trying to define exactly what determines a PnP camp, especially because it seemed to be drifting off to wealth in general. One can't have a healthy discourse if everyone is talking about something different. Yes, I don't like PnP, but ...
by skippy3k
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 585
Views: 36827

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

groovejedi wrote:Then you should certainly have a problem with the profit the BMorg is making, yes?

:wink:
Did they not transition to a non-profit organization earlier this year?

http://blog.burningman.com/2014/03/news ... anization/
by skippy3k
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: '14 cheers and jeers
Replies: 120
Views: 8826

Re: '14 cheers and jeers

Cheers to: The naked guy across the street practicing gymnastics and yoga in the dust, including Happy Baby. We saw a LOT of anus. He provided hours of entertainment for us. Victrola, our Ranger neighbor and new friend. Just because he was cool and helpful and knew the exact moments to hangout in ou...
by skippy3k
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Any interesting, shocking, funny moop on the ride home?
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Any interesting, shocking, funny moop on the ride home?

We saw a sad teddy bear mooped along 447. I was completely exhausted and thought I had just imagined it. It was the first time in 18 years with my wife that I ever had to admit to myself I was too tired to drive. So I pulled over and let my wife drive, pulling our trailer for the first time. She con...
by skippy3k
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 585
Views: 36827

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

It seems the discussion has drifted a bit from PnP camps to people with money and nice RV's. I see a HUGE difference between the two. I have absolutely no problem with an expensive RV. What the fuck, are we supposed to expect people to run the smelliest, oil dripping POS RV possible in order to "qua...
by skippy3k
Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2014 - how long did it take you?
Replies: 76
Views: 4888

Re: Exodus 2014 - how long did it take you?

Based on these replies, it sure seems like if you were in the group trying to avoid the rush by leaving at night right after the man burned (like us), that was the longest exodus. If you left the next morning, typically the worst time, it was faster. Same with after the temple burn. Everything we kn...
by skippy3k
Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Welcome back to default. Share with us burn stories!!
Replies: 27
Views: 2737

Re: Welcome back to default. Share with us burn stories!!

We sat in camp and watched what I assume to be a poorly installed monkey hut get picked up by the wind, sucked about a 100 feet in the air and parts of it blown to Gerlach. Literally. It was so small in the sky by the time we lost site of it. The interesting part of this was this was one of three mo...
by skippy3k
Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 585
Views: 36827

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

Just_Joe - The two people we talked to about it (at two different camps) said they paid a flat fee, but didn't indicate if that included a ticket or not. One girl said it was $2300, but she was also from the Netherlands so not sure if that included airfare as well. But the fees were tiered, in that ...
by skippy3k
Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 585
Views: 36827

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

Ok, I've got one more story that I forgot about. (Which, for some reason, didn't make me upset, just more sad for the camp.) Walked into a camp. It had a really cool rustic vibe to it. Due to our previous experience, we were a lot smarter and suspected this was another P&P camp. A very nice girl wal...
by skippy3k
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 585
Views: 36827

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

bm_cricket wrote:What if we find the most miserable and unpleasant natural environment on earth and move the burning man event there?...
Like, the moon?
by skippy3k
Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 585
Views: 36827

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

Well, I learned I was a very, very naive person. We wandered into the plug and play area not knowing it was plug and play. Walked into one that completely blew us away; it was a heaven and hell concept, heaven on one side, hell on the other. Full bar, beds, couches, etc. Very nice. This was Tuesday ...

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