Advice for what NOT to bring as a birgin tenter

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Advice for what NOT to bring as a birgin tenter

Post by Corbett3000 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:18 am

I’m a birgin, part of a camp build team pitching a tent (lots of experience in the desert/backcountry) and am trying to go light on gear. What would you NOT bring that in your experience was wasted weight/you just didn’t use that much?
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Re: Advice for what NOT to bring as a birgin tenter

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:57 pm

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Re: Advice for what NOT to bring as a birgin tenter

Post by Canoe » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:54 pm

Whatever I brought that wasn't needed for that year's conditions.

We're supposed to be self-sufficient, in all conditions. From a walk-in-the-park year, to whiteouts, heat, cold, rain or Condition Alpha, where you need to be able to hunker in place until conditions improve and its safe to get out and about or leave the playa. Or the playa is rain-soaked and no one can move. Or the road is washed out and no one can leave. Temperatures range from 34 F to 105 F. It has snowed at night. High winds, and then stupidly high winds. Rarely over 100 mph. Down bursts? All bets are off, as 150 mph will flatten a few camps.

No one knows what you'll need this year.

There are other threads on things people brought but never used. Google eplaya.
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Re: Advice for what NOT to bring as a birgin tenter

Post by some seeing eye » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:52 pm

It is difficult to impossible to answer that question if you don't post your packing list.

Generally ePlaya is all about self sufficiency, rather than "the playa provides."

It's a camping trip you are familiar with.

Maybe it's different in a few ways. It has extremes of temperature. You need ear protection, sun protection, sunscreen and moisturizer. You will be walking 5-10 miles a day, or walking 5 and biking 15. Dust protection. Electrolytes.
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