I didn't involve to any camps

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erann
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I didn't involve to any camps

Post by erann » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:39 pm

Hello dear community!

I didn't involve to any camps. Is it too late? I'll be alone and this is my first year so any recommendations about that? Please I need help. :shock:


Thank you

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Re: I didn't involve to any camps

Post by Lonesomebri » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:04 pm

Do you have a ticket?
Are you counting on a camp to provide you anything?
What are you bringing?
Have you read any of the resources about attending?

But to answer that question from you;
Yes, it's too late.
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Re: I didn't involve to any camps

Post by Popeye » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:33 pm

erann wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:39 pm
Hello dear community!

I didn't involve to any camps. Is it too late? I'll be alone and this is my first year so any recommendations about that? Please I need help. :shock:
Maybe maybe not. Finding a camp is not like finding a hotel. More like finding a good partner. What are you providing? And dont tell us what a nice person you are, everyone thinks they are great. Tell us where you are from, what you are good at, what really interests you. Then you might get lucky and find a camp.
Camping alone is a great idea especially your first year. No commitments but an excellent chance of meeting friends for life. First thing is to say hello to all your neighbors, offer a beer or help them set up.
Good luck.
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Re: I didn't involve to any camps

Post by erann » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:17 am

Lonesomebri wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:04 pm
Do you have a ticket?
Are you counting on a camp to provide you anything?
What are you bringing?
Have you read any of the resources about attending?

But to answer that question from you;
Yes, it's too late.
Yes I do.
I am counting on a camp to provide me good community.
I can bring some delicious foods. I'm coming from Turkey so If somebody needs anything from here I'll bring it. Also It depends.
No I didn't read a lot.

Popeye wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:33 pm
erann wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:39 pm
Hello dear community!

I didn't involve to any camps. Is it too late? I'll be alone and this is my first year so any recommendations about that? Please I need help. :shock:
Maybe maybe not. Finding a camp is not like finding a hotel. More like finding a good partner. What are you providing? And dont tell us what a nice person you are, everyone thinks they are great. Tell us where you are from, what you are good at, what really interests you. Then you might get lucky and find a camp.
Camping alone is a great idea especially your first year. No commitments but an excellent chance of meeting friends for life. First thing is to say hello to all your neighbors, offer a beer or help them set up.
Good luck.

I'm ready to show my cooking skills and delicious taste in music with my USB drive :) Also help some stuff.

Sorry forgive my ignorance. It's gonna be my first burn ever.


Also I want to ask do I have to pay for the camps? I sended an email to a camp yesterday they said there's a $500 camp share.

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Re: I didn't involve to any camps

Post by burner von braun » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:02 am

erann wrote: ...No I didn't read a lot.
Be sure you read and understand the Survival Guide and First Timers Guide before you do anything else.

http://survival.burningman.org/

https://burningman.org/event/preparatio ... ers-guide/

Good luck

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Re: I didn't involve to any camps

Post by some seeing eye » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:07 am

Hello, Welcome to ePlaya!

1 Go to viewforum.php?f=95 and write a post introducing yourself. You can also search that forum for Turkey - maybe there are more!
2 Go to https://regionals.burningman.org/ and see if you can connect with any. You could ask on various Facebook groups connected to Burning Man who are Turkish burners https://www.facebook.com/search/groups/ ... n%20turkey
3 Read everything and all the branches and links at https://burningman.org/event/preparation/
4 Read the links under https://burningman.org/culture/
5 Make a packing list - what you are bringing from home, and what you are buying in the USA and then bringing to the event. You will also need a plan for everything you are not flying home with. https://www.google.com/search?q=%22burn ... cking+list
6 viewtopic.php?f=523&t=84208 is an introduction to camps
7 Cooking is a fine skill. Burning Man is a campout. So to utilize your cooking skills you would need to bring all your ingredients with you. Maybe that is for a future year.
8 There is an excess of DJs on the playa. If you have specialized music it can be a challenge to find a place to play it. If you have the same electronic dance music as everyone else it can be a challenge to find a place to play it
9 Some camps have posted on ePlaya that they are seeking new international burners
10 Most camps seeking campers this late have camp fees. Camp fees can run from $100-$1000 and higher. Many of us on ePlaya are unhappy about the higher camp fees.
11 Subscribe to email https://burningman.org/culture/stories/jrs/ and read 2018 newsletters that have already been published https://burningman.org/culture/stories/jrs/archive/
13 Costumes are good. Comfortable footwear for walking 30+km/day is required

You have a lot of planning and preparation to do in a very short time!
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Re: I didn't involve to any camps

Post by Popeye » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:14 pm

You need to read everything otherwise you don't know what you are getting in to. I know how hard it is to read a foreign language (although this is written very well), but keep trying .
I doubt you will be able to bring much in the way of food. There is a lot of stuff customs won't let in the country.
Cooking skills are in demand. I spent a year in Turkey, food was great but can't say much for your beer. Have you ever cooked for 50ish people? Vegetarians?
I'm not trying to be overly inquisitive, just trying to bring out more about you and what you can do. The more people know the better chance you have of finding a camp. Although you don't need a camp, you can camp by yourself and have a great time.
$500.00 sounds high. What camp did you apply to?
erann wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:17 am
Lonesomebri wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:04 pm
Do you have a ticket?
Are you counting on a camp to provide you anything?
What are you bringing?
Have you read any of the resources about attending?

But to answer that question from you;
Yes, it's too late.
Yes I do.
I am counting on a camp to provide me good community.
I can bring some delicious foods. I'm coming from Turkey so If somebody needs anything from here I'll bring it. Also It depends.
No I didn't read a lot.

Popeye wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:33 pm
erann wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:39 pm
Hello dear community!

I didn't involve to any camps. Is it too late? I'll be alone and this is my first year so any recommendations about that? Please I need help. :shock:
Maybe maybe not. Finding a camp is not like finding a hotel. More like finding a good partner. What are you providing? And dont tell us what a nice person you are, everyone thinks they are great. Tell us where you are from, what you are good at, what really interests you. Then you might get lucky and find a camp.
Camping alone is a great idea especially your first year. No commitments but an excellent chance of meeting friends for life. First thing is to say hello to all your neighbors, offer a beer or help them set up.
Good luck.

I'm ready to show my cooking skills and delicious taste in music with my USB drive :) Also help some stuff.

Sorry forgive my ignorance. It's gonna be my first burn ever.


Also I want to ask do I have to pay for the camps? I sended an email to a camp yesterday they said there's a $500 camp share.
nobody wants to live in a world with only one flavor...

erann
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Re: I didn't involve to any camps

Post by erann » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:31 am

some seeing eye wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:07 am
Hello, Welcome to ePlaya!

1 Go to viewforum.php?f=95 and write a post introducing yourself. You can also search that forum for Turkey - maybe there are more!
2 Go to https://regionals.burningman.org/ and see if you can connect with any. You could ask on various Facebook groups connected to Burning Man who are Turkish burners https://www.facebook.com/search/groups/ ... n%20turkey
3 Read everything and all the branches and links at https://burningman.org/event/preparation/
4 Read the links under https://burningman.org/culture/
5 Make a packing list - what you are bringing from home, and what you are buying in the USA and then bringing to the event. You will also need a plan for everything you are not flying home with. https://www.google.com/search?q=%22burn ... cking+list
6 viewtopic.php?f=523&t=84208 is an introduction to camps
7 Cooking is a fine skill. Burning Man is a campout. So to utilize your cooking skills you would need to bring all your ingredients with you. Maybe that is for a future year.
8 There is an excess of DJs on the playa. If you have specialized music it can be a challenge to find a place to play it. If you have the same electronic dance music as everyone else it can be a challenge to find a place to play it
9 Some camps have posted on ePlaya that they are seeking new international burners
10 Most camps seeking campers this late have camp fees. Camp fees can run from $100-$1000 and higher. Many of us on ePlaya are unhappy about the higher camp fees.
11 Subscribe to email https://burningman.org/culture/stories/jrs/ and read 2018 newsletters that have already been published https://burningman.org/culture/stories/jrs/archive/
13 Costumes are good. Comfortable footwear for walking 30+km/day is required

You have a lot of planning and preparation to do in a very short time!
Wow thank you this was helpful 8)

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Re: I didn't involve to any camps

Post by Zubeneschamali » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:05 pm

Ticket, check.
Getting to the playa and home when leaving?
Shelter?
Food and liquids to sustain life for X days?
Whatever you need to make yourself content?

You're almost there. Just a couple critical items to think thru.

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