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by Captain Goddammit
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Commodification Camps: Acclimate your employees
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: Commodification Camps: Acclimate your employees

And the dilution of something that was really cool continues....
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Deep Playa Potty Map?
Replies: 23
Views: 1517

Re: Deep Playa Potty Map?

Such as, say, when you’ve got nothing else to roll a joint in.
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Deep Playa Potty Map?
Replies: 23
Views: 1517

Re: Deep Playa Potty Map?

Except if you’re out in deep playa the paper map isn’t gonna tell you where you are.
The lenses will help find your way.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3037
Views: 359947

Re: Rest In Peace

She was an ER trauma nurse. She always had two or three adopted dogs and a cat or two. She revelled in being a sparklepony, but she did the work. She ran her own camp, drove in her own truck and brought all her own stuff to BM, real old school style. And she had a better captain’s hat than I did. Ac...
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3037
Views: 359947

Re: Rest In Peace

My long-time best friend/campmate/BM travel partner Kelly Linehan (“Hotlips”)... she passed away yesterday, on her wife’s birthday. Cancer. She was in my original camp Johnny & the Playa Cruizers in the early ‘00s. Over the years we were in Black Rock Spatial Delivery, her own camp Sparkle Pony Camp...
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Our camp (How bout Meow) is looking for a village to join
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Our camp (How bout Meow) is looking for a village to join

Over 30 people, with burn experience, and you can’t provide your own logistics? You may have a good moop track record but don’t you think you’re a little lacking in the self-reliance and responsibility thing? That little tent doesn’t “need” placement in a village. And you are asking for a LOT of pow...
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Want to share an RV?
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: Want to share an RV?

Several people in a rented RV is almost guaranteed to be a water use problem. Trust me, no matter how much you tell them ahead of time, someone is going to use up all the water in a day because they just won’t understand the finite and small water supply. Someone will take a long shower - and I don’...
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Fixing/replacing Bottom bracket on huffy Cranbrook bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 1137

Re: Fixing/replacing Bottom bracket on huffy Cranbrook bike?

You’re making it sound a whole lot more complicated than it is. You probably just need a set of bearings. A Huffy “Crankbroke” is about as simple as bikes get. All you do is unscrew the left pedal and unscrew the big nut on the crank, it’s not rocket surgery. You need “special tools” like a crescent...
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Any camp to host this LED installation?
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Any camp to host this LED installation?

That’s cool. Really cool. But yeah... Burning Man is pretty much a “do-ocracy”. Showing up with the “fun” part but not having done anything for the “work” part (logistics... power, transportation, etc.) except asking someone else to provide for you isn’t really how it’s supposed to work. Well... it ...
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Deep Playa Potty Map?
Replies: 23
Views: 1517

Re: Deep Playa Potty Map?

You pretty much need to learn to scan and look for and recognize them.
Maps sound like a good idea until you get out there late at night and the map lacks a “you are here” icon... rendering it fairly useless.
Hell there didn’t used to be any deep playa portos at all.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How much shade do two Costco carports offer?
Replies: 11
Views: 883

Re: How much shade do two Costco carports offer?

The answer is they offer 400 square feet of shade.
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Is anyone bringing a plate compactor?
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Is anyone bringing a plate compactor?

Well, not if you can’t be bothered to bring one in the first place!
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Is anyone bringing a plate compactor?
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Is anyone bringing a plate compactor?

It’s your thing, YOU could bring one.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!
Replies: 29
Views: 1867

Re: [IMHO] BMC ticket sale process is broken!

That’s called fucking up Burning Man.
What the event needs to remain the awesome event it was is NO services. It shouldn’t be easy.
The more of that commerxh stuff that gets added the more watered down it all gets.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ticket... Gamble?!
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Ticket... Gamble?!

Really, if the difference between the $400 tickets and $1200 tickets will ruin you financially, coming to Burning Man from overseas is a terrible idea anyway.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: RV Cleaning Place between BRC and Seattle?
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: RV Cleaning Place between BRC and Seattle?

I assume you’ll be passing through Cedarville on your way off the playa.
Right on the main intersection is a gas station that has a pressure-wand car wash thing. I usually go there and do an initial clean off for the ride back to Seattle.
And yeah, Klamath Falls has facilities.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: I forgot to register my camp! Dodgeball!
Replies: 26
Views: 1186

Re: I forgot to register my camp! Dodgeball!

Token wrote:Here is a creative solution:

Renegade

Do something different, build it on the airport road or in deep playa.

Or even better, just have an off year where you just go and have fun without the theme camp.
Exactly. You and your setup being there will make anyplace be a great place.
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: I forgot to register my camp! Dodgeball!
Replies: 26
Views: 1186

Re: I forgot to register my camp! Dodgeball!

Anywhere in BRC is a decent position.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cleaning Playa Gear
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Cleaning Playa Gear

Compressed air. If you don’t have an air compressor, get one... a blow gun works wonders on dusty gear.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 48
Views: 3160

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

The thing is, I know you haven’t got the budget to maintain a heavy bus in proper driving condition. I don’t have a bus because of what it takes to keep a heavy rig in proper shape. The main reason it’s wise to only buy busses directly from municipalities or school districts is because almost no pri...
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 48
Views: 3160

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

OK, want practical advice? When traveling, make those busses look as clean and nice as you can, with zero burner or hippy commune clues on them. Try to get RV registration. That requires things like cooking and bathroom facilities installed, but exempts you from a whole lot of rules and shit. Keep t...
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 48
Views: 3160

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

How many times must I repeat myself, NONE of my many, many interactions with the DOT over many years have been while engaged in interstate commerce? That may be what websites refer to but its got little to do with what the DOT does in real life. The DOT has recently been cracking down on things like...
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 48
Views: 3160

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

NONE of my dealings with the DOT were while engaging in interstate commerce Where I lose you is right at “hello”. “Unconstitutional”? No, it’s the law. Once you step into CDL-class vehicles, there’s no such thing as probable cause required for a stop and/or full thorough inspection. There are so ma...
by Captain Goddammit
Thu May 31, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 48
Views: 3160

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

NONE of my dealings with the DOT were while engaging in interstate commerce. The only “interstate commerce” I ever do is hauling show horses to SoCal and back. Do you think you don’t have to stop at all open scales and be subject to random full inspection in an over-26000 vehicle just because you’re...
by Captain Goddammit
Wed May 30, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 48
Views: 3160

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

No... articulated busses are Class B rigs. You can drive them with a Class B CDL. Class A and Class B aren’t about the size of the vehicle, it’s whetwhr there is a trailer over 10,000 pounds involved. Articulated busses are not considered trailers, they are permanently attached and the rear usually ...
by Captain Goddammit
Sat May 26, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress
Replies: 16
Views: 1421

Re: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress

I use this:
by Captain Goddammit
Wed May 23, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 48
Views: 3160

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

I’ve also been wrongly ticketed by DOT officers who either didn’t know the law properly or just felt like writing a ticket. Apparently in your world that means after three decades I don’t know WTF about CDL laws. (And you do!!???!!) One of the many things you don’t know is that DOT cops are known to...
by Captain Goddammit
Wed May 23, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 48
Views: 3160

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

Misinformation?
I’ve held a CDL for 30 years.
You don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about.

You’ve got so much shit wrong...

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