Independent camping

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Lola77
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Independent camping

Post by Lola77 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:22 am

Howdy! I'm a first time BMer, along with my boyfriend, and we had been planning on bringing an art installation to the playa but unfortunately, real life got in the way of our creation and so we will be attending sans art. We will be camping on our own and I wonder if this is permissible? Or, do you have to either belong to a theme camp or have some sort of installation/service/schtick, etc.? Thanks everyone! Looking forward to meeting you in the desert:)

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Re: Independent camping

Post by Rice » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:25 am

Lola77 wrote:Howdy! I'm a first time BMer, along with my boyfriend, and we had been planning on bringing an art installation to the playa but unfortunately, real life got in the way of our creation and so we will be attending sans art. We will be camping on our own and I wonder if this is permissible? Or, do you have to either belong to a theme camp or have some sort of installation/service/schtick, etc.? Thanks everyone! Looking forward to meeting you in the desert:)
Hi, Welcome to the ePlaya,

You are probably better off not having extra responsibilities for your first burn. Experience, enjoy, offer a hand to your neighbours.

It is also perfectly acceptable to camp on your own...

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Re: Independent camping

Post by FIGJAM » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:57 am

Yes! You to can be a solo BADASS!

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Re: Independent camping

Post by Savannah » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:12 am

Lola, I love camping alone or with small groups. It doesn't stop me from socializing, having neighbors, visiting theme camps, or volunteering. It does prevent some stress on my part, 'cause that's just how I'm made. :)

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Minxy
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Re: Independent camping

Post by Minxy » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:51 am

Camping alone is awesome! You may end up with a little less infrastructure (ie big super fancy shade structure or huge, well equipped kitchen) but it's super fun camping alone. It certainly doesn't inhibit you from socializing as much or as little as you like, plus you have the added bonus of having your time be ENTIRELY yours with no "large camp" responsibilities. I love it!
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Re: Independent camping

Post by Lola77 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:06 pm

Thanks, you guys! I'm feeling better about this already:)

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some seeing eye
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Re: Independent camping

Post by some seeing eye » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:33 pm

You can see my other recent post. The walk-in camping area is primarily solo-duoists. It's a little far out, but near the airport who are a nice bunch. You could even park your car out by the airport camp after unpacking I bet. I would have bikes that far out.
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Re: Independent camping

Post by Savannah » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:40 pm

Walk-In camping might be a little far away for a first year burner, and there are no windblocks.

On the other hand, it's probably wonderfully quiet. Towards the end of Burn week I can't say I wouldn't mind being there sometimes. :lol:

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Re: Independent camping

Post by Elorrum » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:50 pm

Go for it!
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Re: Independent camping

Post by Canoe » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:38 pm

Minxy wrote:Camping alone is awesome! You may end up with a little less infrastructure (ie big super fancy shade structure or huge, well equipped kitchen) but it's super fun camping alone. It certainly doesn't inhibit you from socializing as much or as little as you like, plus you have the added bonus of having your time be ENTIRELY yours with no "large camp" responsibilities. I love it!
ditto

camping other than walk-in means more neighbours and windbreaks
and, you'll probably make friends with your neighbours (try not to...)
they're usually your best security and "go to"
usual rules apply

much sharing occurs

although they were looked after during the burn, the end of burn where I was saw a hippy couple gifted with much food to take home and better equipment for them to use in the future
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