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by AfricanFire
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 72734

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Tonight our camp members made 110 burritos to be frozen and eaten on playa. That was a lot of chopping! I also actually started packing. Managed to pack all my lights - half a box worth. No darkwad here.
by AfricanFire
Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What NOT to Bring to the Playa?
Replies: 45
Views: 3232

Re: What NOT to Bring to the Playa?

I have a wicked sweet tooth, and even I end up not really eating much in the way of sweet stuff. Limit how much sweet food you bring.
by AfricanFire
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 72734

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Knocked off a bunch of stuff from the shopping list - ranging from sunscreen to eye drops, quick and easy meals for the nights we don't have a big feast in camp, OTC meds, presciption med refills etc.
by AfricanFire
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 72734

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Got my Early Arrival pass today. Yay.
by AfricanFire
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Quick ice question
Replies: 11
Views: 1720

Quick ice question

Never had to by ice on playa before, but will need to do it this time. Is the ice that is sold in one big solid chunk, or is it ice cubes?

Thanks!!
by AfricanFire
Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playawear Work In Progress 2014
Replies: 151
Views: 14259

Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Made a couple of tube tops (took me about 1 hour)

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Made a couple of shiny skirts (took me about 2 hours):

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by AfricanFire
Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 72734

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Picked up baby wipes and cookies, made 2 quick shiny skirts:

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by AfricanFire
Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sooo..what are the rules on nudity?
Replies: 41
Views: 15187

Re: Sooo..what are the rules on nudity?

Having camped in Kidsville I can say that nudity is just fine. The year we were there, one of the dads walked around naked with a sock on his penis the entire week. Kids aren't bothered by nudity at all. (As an aside, I and every parent I know who has taken kids to a burn all say similar stuff - do ...
by AfricanFire
Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 72734

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Stuff that arrived today - tuna in bags, electrolyte tablets (without all the sugar of a sports drink), glow sticks (I always bring a few glow sticks just in case my other lights fail
/ I run into a dark wad / I need extra for something), some toiletries, and a sparkly pink light up fedora.
by AfricanFire
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 72734

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

I'm currently at a conference - how rude, how dare they schedule it right during prime prep time! This means that I haven't gotten much of anything done this week, But I did manage to finalize details for the 1 camp meal I'm cooking with my fellow cooks.
by AfricanFire
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: How do I get an event started that's not in the guide?
Replies: 8
Views: 2654

Re: How do I get an event started that's not in the guide?

A big sign (give me a break - you're on the Esplanade!) "Salsa class - 2pm Friday. Be prompt!". Those who are really into it will make the point of coming by. If a group wanders in late it is up to you how to handle them. Can they catch up quickly? Let them join. Not going to work? Apologize and con...
by AfricanFire
Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 72734

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Ordered some more random bits that should arrive on Wednesday. Made my final shopping list (food). I now pretty much have everything I'm taking (except the food) but I haven't packed a thing yet. Eek.
by AfricanFire
Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 72734

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Went to a Virgin Burner BBQ - unfortunately no virgin burners were on the menu. This is a local event where the virgins can come and ask questions and get info. Also made myself a mesh layer/jacket thing that can double as a dress with a couple of strategic pins, and a mesh tie skirt.
by AfricanFire
Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello, I'm new. (Solo camping my first Burning Man)
Replies: 40
Views: 4917

Re: Hello, I'm new. (Solo camping my first Burning Man)

Welcome! And for the record, personal lighting IS survival.
by AfricanFire
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 72734

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Home Depot has precut pieces of rebar - just picked up some 2ft pieces yesterday.
by AfricanFire
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 72734

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

GASP! You're bringing horses? Or - dare I speak a dream - camels?
Shhhhhhhhh ;)
by AfricanFire
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 72734

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Picked up rebar covers, a spray bottle/mister, a small sewing kit, and a couple of big buckets with lids for grey water and for a stable trash can.
by AfricanFire
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where can I buy bent rebars in the bay area?
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: Where can I buy bent rebars in the bay area?

Ok, excuse my ignorance. This stuff is not my strong suit.... If you don't bend the rebar at all, how does whatever you're using it for not just slip off the top? Like let's say a tent - rebar through the loops, and then the bent part hooks over the tent loop. If you just have a straight piece the t...
by AfricanFire
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 72734

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Just went through my list updating as needed, Other than food, I pretty much have everything I need. Now to start the packing!!! Had a Dr appt today - routine check-up (I have a chronic disease) - got the all clear from the Doc, and had a great chat about BMan. He was quizzing me about the history, ...
by AfricanFire
Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 72734

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Picked up some rebar for my new improved shade, crossed another big non-playa project off my list thereby freeing up more time, and my ticket arrived!
by AfricanFire
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Still haven't gotten your tickets?
Replies: 337
Views: 21283

Re: Still haven't gotten your tickets?

Mine came today too! Finally - yay!
by AfricanFire
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Do "you" have your ticket
Replies: 36
Views: 2200

Re: Do "you" have your ticket

Just got mine yay!
by AfricanFire
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Breastfeeding Mom
Replies: 15
Views: 1332

Re: Breastfeeding Mom

As a former breast feeding counselor I agree with everything Kitty said. I'd pump and dump too (as heartbreaking as that is). And make sure you're drinking much more than you think you should. Also, be prepared to have a supply dip. Pumps are not as efficient at draining the milk as a baby is, and y...
by AfricanFire
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Still haven't gotten your tickets?
Replies: 337
Views: 21283

Re: Still haven't gotten your tickets?

Still nothing here. Sigh.
by AfricanFire
Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 72734

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Just handed in a huge project for work that has been keeping me up till 3 or 4am most nights over the past few weeks. There may be some small cleanup to do on the data, but the bulk is done. Which means now I actually have some time to do those important things like packing etc.
by AfricanFire
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: What are you gonna eat this year?
Replies: 50
Views: 4929

Re: What are you gonna eat this year?

Our camp makes a bunch of burritos and freezes them for breakfast and lunch - just grab and go. Dinners are a share thing - we're having chile one night, Indian food another, grilled salmon etc. This only covers the actual burn week, and I'll be there a few days early so I need to bring my own stuff...
by AfricanFire
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Still haven't gotten your tickets?
Replies: 337
Views: 21283

Re: Still haven't gotten your tickets?

I'm not freaking out yet, but I'm getting close. People are getting angry about the delay. My wife, who is a postal worker, told me that when folks show up to the post office to sign for a package and its NOT their tickets, they are getting pretty upset. She is also hearing about it a lot on her rou...
by AfricanFire
Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Hands - Tips to treat (or avoid) playa hands
Replies: 36
Views: 5005

Re: Playa Hands - Tips to treat (or avoid) playa hands

I have the worst luck with my hands. Even in just a normal winter I get cracks all over which are just painful. Bag balm doesn't do a thing for me at all. Then I found O'Keefes Working Hands. This stuff is incredible. Put it on every morning and evening. It is non greasy and absorbs super fast and I...
by AfricanFire
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 72734

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Tweaked my ever expanding shopping list yet again. Also did some work on my iPod music selection for the drive. Starting to feel a bit nervous about the female driving alone for 2 days through lots of empty places thing. Looking into one of those GPS tracker apps so the husband can track my progress...
by AfricanFire
Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 72734

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Did another trial run with my tent and shade with the new tarp and tweaked a few things. I think I'll do another one in a couple of weeks once I have enough rebar ready to go.

Yesterday I spent some time with some camp mates and had some good productive discussions.

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