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by AfricanFire
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: EL wire and clothing lights
Replies: 4
Views: 1919

Re: EL wire and clothing lights

Yes, lights on whatever you're wearing at night. Definitely. Front AND back.

For what it's worth, I've had pretty bad luck with EL Wire. It just has not been reliable for me at all. I use various pin on/tie on/necklace flashing lights that can easily be replaced if they die on you.
by AfricanFire
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 24446

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Bought some new blinkies and assorted flashy things
Finalized dates and hotel reservations for the trip there and back
by AfricanFire
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 24446

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Started my "holy crap I'm runnning out of time" panic.

Bought canvas flooring, foam padding, and a couple of other randoms.
by AfricanFire
Thu May 31, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Has anyone else tried sewing their own clothes?
Replies: 25
Views: 8734

Re: Has anyone else tried sewing their own clothes?

I'm bringing feathers..... shawl/wrap

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by AfricanFire
Tue May 22, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: the jitters of a first time burner
Replies: 11
Views: 1867

Re: the jitters of a first time burner

Don't know this group at all, so I can't vouch for them, but this showed up recently and might be useful

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by AfricanFire
Mon May 21, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: the jitters of a first time burner
Replies: 11
Views: 1867

Re: the jitters of a first time burner

The biggest thing with the tent isn't so much the actual tent, but how you stake it down. A small backpacking tent works just fine, as long as you have either rebar or lag screws to attach it to the playa. If you do take the Burner Express in to BRC, you could camp at HOVerlandia which is the camp f...
by AfricanFire
Wed May 09, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Looking for hauling from CO to BRC
Replies: 6
Views: 2961

Re: Looking for hauling from CO to BRC

I think you're talking about Captain Ron. He didn't take a truck last year, and I have no idea what his plans are for this year. Maybe ask on the Colorado Burners FB page.
by AfricanFire
Wed May 09, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Making a class meet up on the playa
Replies: 5
Views: 4759

Re: Making a class meet up on the playa

Do you have a general area you plan to camp? You could say something like "In the 6:30 and H area - look for directions on street signs. Camp has a large pink unicorn out front. Info also posted at Playa Info. " Then make sure you post directions at the nearest intersections, and make sure you remov...
by AfricanFire
Tue May 01, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 24446

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Had my first BMan Anxiety dream of the year last night. That counts right? Imagine arriving with NO water or any drinks. Fun times.
by AfricanFire
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Has anyone else tried sewing their own clothes?
Replies: 25
Views: 8734

Re: Has anyone else tried sewing their own clothes?

I've made short skirts with super shiny slightly stretchy fabric - great over leggings or naked legs depending on temps. A simple rectangle makes a good tube top if the fabric has enough stretch. I've also used the extra pieces of fabric to make shawls. I've knit some interesting lacy tops and a spi...
by AfricanFire
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 7 people seeking camp
Replies: 22
Views: 3496

Re: 7 people seeking camp

To quote my husband when I read him this post: "I don't know who they think they are, but fuck them". 7 people ARE a camp. 7 people in RVs who have all their basic needs sorted don't need a handout from another camp. Oh, I see, you just want someone to do all the work for you, and cook your meals so...
by AfricanFire
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Black Rock City: No Politics Zone
Replies: 27
Views: 3985

Re: Black Rock City: No Politics Zone

Politics touches everything - even Burning Man. And what of those participants whose actual real lives involve politics on various levels? I'm an elected official (which is a part-time job), and my day job is funded by the Federal Government and is at the whim of those so-called Representatives in D...
by AfricanFire
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: laundry on the playa?
Replies: 86
Views: 22020

Re: laundry on the playa?

5 gallon plastic bucket. 1 rubber toilet plunger (new of course) Hand wash laundry detergent - just a tiny bit. As little water as possible. Place item in bucket with water and soap. Use plunger to agitate and do the hard cleaning work. Wring out item. Dispose of soapy water in a grey water containe...
by AfricanFire
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Final step in letting my ego go!
Replies: 9
Views: 1843

Re: Final step in letting my ego go!

I can only imagine, a whole city of true souls. People who think like I do, and people who only give unconditional love.
Looks around - yep, this is in fact ePlaya. Ummm, OK dude. Hope you find this city of true souls out there somewhere....
by AfricanFire
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Comedy on the playa
Replies: 6
Views: 2770

Re: Comedy on the playa

I love this. I think your biggest problem might be people flaking on you. Maybe an 'Open Mic Comedy' option so there are no gaps? The comedy will likely be terrible, but I'm sure there'd be willing victims volunteers. There are always volunteers at Karaoke bars even if they can't sing at all. And a ...
by AfricanFire
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: This time I'm gonna...
Replies: 31
Views: 5893

Re: This time I'm gonna...

I'm pretty shy, and have a tendency to say no when presented with something out of my comfort zone. This year I'm going without the husband (aka my safety crutch). Last time I did that, I said No too many times and spent too many evenings alone and not having any fun. This year I'm going to have a Y...
by AfricanFire
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 24446

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Kind of a biggie - tickets purchased. Yeah.
by AfricanFire
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: First Time Burner From Colorado 2018!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1489

Re: First Time Burner From Colorado 2018!!!

Welcome! Colorado has a huge contingent that makes the trek out west every year, and a thriving burner community. I'd second everything Papa Bear said above. You definitely don't NEED to camp with a group. In fact adding a camp on top of the experience with the associated fees, required work shifts ...
by AfricanFire
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Any diabetic burners out there?
Replies: 52
Views: 13299

Re: Any diabetic burners out there?

Yeah, I normally get 2 weeks from a sensor - anything more and my skin starts to freak out and leave welts. I was hoping to make the sensor last the whole time, but with the heat, sweat, and dust it got to the point where it was barely hanging on. No amount of retaping or adhesive helped :) Fortunat...
by AfricanFire
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 24446

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Went through my master packing list and made the necessary changes from last year. Removed some things that I never ever use, added some new things, made a note of the things that need replacing etc.
by AfricanFire
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Harbor Freight 10' x 20' Portable Car Canopy
Replies: 12
Views: 4807

Re: Harbor Freight 10' x 20' Portable Car Canopy

The Costco carpets are a seasonal item for whatever reason, they're usually back in stores in the spring. I'd be wary of a Harbor Freight one. Their stuff is cheap for a reason. I'm all about that for random crap I'm willing to sacrifice to the playa gods, but I'd be concerned with something big and...
by AfricanFire
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 24446

2018 One item a day for BM list

I'll get things started....

Paid camp dues
Paid for a bike rental
Bought a mister fan/cooler
by AfricanFire
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Any diabetic burners out there?
Replies: 52
Views: 13299

Re: Any diabetic burners out there?

Belated follow-up. I absolutely LOVED having the Dexcom on playa. Given that mealtimes can be somewhat inconsistent, being able to keep an eye on things and where I was trending at any given time was just perfect. I didn't run high once, and only dropped low very briefly and was able to correct quic...
by AfricanFire
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Condition of Gate Road by Exodus
Replies: 31
Views: 8345

Re: Condition of Gate Road by Exodus

I agree the road condition was absolutely terrible. I had serious doubts about whether my car would be able to make it. Given the amount of traffic and the heavy loads on exodus, I'd love to see some kind of contingency plan for this in the future.
by AfricanFire
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2017 Exodus: Traffic, stories, etc.
Replies: 52
Views: 8864

Re: 2017 Exodus: Traffic, stories, etc.

Gate road was trashed. There were several places that were so bad I could only go a couple miles an hour and it was still hell on my trucks suspension. I left at 3:00pm on Monday and didn't get my room in Reno until 9:30pm that night. The 5mph crawl all the way to Empire was brutal. Good thing I ha...
by AfricanFire
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 37991

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

Today was crazy... Left at 1am last night to go eclipse viewing. Slept very little on the road. Ended up taking 3 hours to get to our desired location, and 7 hours to get back home. Traffic on I-25 was brutal. But the total eclipse was incredible. I leave for BMan tomorrow morning, so this weekend w...
by AfricanFire
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Likely temperature range for 2017?
Replies: 48
Views: 11204

Re: Likely temperature range for 2017?

Even 50's can feel very cold after you've been in the extreme heat all day. Add in lack of sleep and poor nutrition and you will feel temps differently than you usually do.
by AfricanFire
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: LAST MINUTE PREPS: BURNER EXPRESS - WATER ADD ON option related
Replies: 6
Views: 2595

Re: LAST MINUTE PREPS: BURNER EXPRESS - WATER ADD ON option related

There have sometimes been a few camps, like Astral Headwash, the Human Poly Carcass Wash and others you will have to find on your own: hours long lines with a communal wash. I'm not big on lines, but they are great for conversations! Just to clarify. Astral Headwash will be there for its 20th year....
by AfricanFire
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 37991

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

Packed more of all those little things
Bought water
Finished packing all dry foods. Only a few cooler items left to pack right before departure.
Prepped, packed, and froze my camp group dinner
Worked on assorted logistics
by AfricanFire
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 37991

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

De-mooped all the food I bought yesterday - holy packaging hell. Figured out a cheap option for bicycle baskets. Bought fabric ribbons for bike decoration (and on sale too!) Figured out final quantities for the group camp meal I'm making this year - 30 mouths to feed. Car check-up - tires, fluid lev...

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