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Post by LemurLad » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:39 pm

Yes YES YESSS! Ticket is got. :) I'll dust off my goggles, pick up some bacon and start walking.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:36 am

MyDearFriend wrote:Ooooh, I got out my new garden sprayers tonight just to see if I could make the whole Playa-Showa thing work, I put a dishpan on the floor, mixed up some Doc Bronners and was very happy to discover I could wash this butt-length hair and my whole body with just a couple of quarts of water. Of course I didn't have playa dust to deal with but still, I feel quite pleased with myself!

8) 8) 8)
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Post by AntiM » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:47 pm

Spent too much on solar and battery operated lights at Big Lots today. I still want all the solar figures, peacocks and frogs and tikis and butterflies!

Got solar post caps, which are supposed to go on as fence post caps, but will look good on the top of the HFWA. More batter operated LED crystal butterflies, and solar string lights shaped like suns and lanterns.

A new one gallon sprayer fo rmy personal bidet. The old one was getting leaky.

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Post by Oldguy » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:52 pm

MY low income ticket came in the mail Saturday. I drug out my hammock from storage but found it was destroyed by mildew over the Winter, I'll have to replace it. Some LED light batteries need replacing also. I have most everything already, just need to repair/ replace worn-out things...
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Post by geospyder » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:45 pm

Working on a hardhat. So far I have a 30 led mohawk pattern. Tail and decals are next.
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Post by The Hustler » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:46 am

I did reconnaissance on prices of stuff, my route to BRC and related stuff.

I plan to make use of my free monthly trial of Amazon Prime and their oddly fluctuating prices on the more expensive stuff like a tent and shade.

I thought about building a yurt, but that can wait until my second Burning Man. The tent I have in mind has good ratings, is inexpensive, packs pretty small and has more than enough room for me and the piles of naked women I plan to have crawling on me. Parts of that might not be true. I might be able to get the tent cheaper at a BX, but it depends.

The local REI in Austin has some pretty good deals on some of the basic stuff.

I have the preliminary mental plan of how I'll pack the car also.

I generally have detailed but flexible plans and try to be prepared, it allows me to really make shit up as I go along.

It turns out my drive to BRC brings me close to two Air Force bases where I can stay for $32 a night (really, no taxes or fees, but irritating AF people), and they happen to be at the stopping points on the way. It's better than having my car fucked with at a sleazy motel which will probably cost more anyway.

(Don't get me wrong, I love sleazy motels, but with a car loaded with gear thousands of miles from anywhere and a very limited budget, I don't want to fuck around)

So that's what I have done so far.
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Post by lucky420 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:50 am

got the truck reserved today

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Post by Bounce530 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:52 am

Got some more eebah string lights, in color this time. Red's and blues..Don't know what I'm going to use them for, but hell..blinky led lights, ya know?!

Also, since my house has returned to Bachelor status, I was able to pull out the indoor burning bin, and am starting to take invo's, on what's in there, whats needed, etc...
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Post by Savannah » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:20 am

It turns out my drive to BRC brings me close to two Air Force bases where I can stay for $32 a night (really, no taxes or fees, but irritating AF people), and they happen to be at the stopping points on the way. It's better than having my car fucked with at a sleazy motel which will probably cost more anyway.

(Don't get me wrong, I love sleazy motels, but with a car loaded with gear thousands of miles from anywhere and a very limited budget, I don't want to fuck around)
I would totally take advantage of such a cheap deal; I can't imagine who wouldn't. Cheaper, more secure, and (I imagine) cleaner.

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Post by The Hustler » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:59 am

Savannah wrote:
It turns out my drive to BRC brings me close to two Air Force bases where I can stay for $32 a night (really, no taxes or fees, but irritating AF people), and they happen to be at the stopping points on the way. It's better than having my car fucked with at a sleazy motel which will probably cost more anyway.

(Don't get me wrong, I love sleazy motels, but with a car loaded with gear thousands of miles from anywhere and a very limited budget, I don't want to fuck around)
I would totally take advantage of such a cheap deal; I can't imagine who wouldn't. Cheaper, more secure, and (I imagine) cleaner.
It's a roll of the dice. Some rooms are immaculate with retarded fast wifi while others are shitholes -- often in the same building.

I stayed at a navy base on the Gulf of Mexico a few times and in New Orleans, both about $30 a night. It's tough to beat.

The navy guards say "welcome aboard" at the gate, it's awesome.
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Jesus fuckhole, what the fuck was that?
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Post by tamarakay » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:06 am

Cut pvc to the right lengths for the double peddle car we are making. if it gets done for Burningman that would rock, if not, we have it for the grandkids. either way, it's a win.

now the trick is to NOT get divorced while "helping" kenman put it all together. :roll:
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:23 am

The super prepared might want to check the bedbug registry when they make hotel reservations.
Not that it's perfect or anything...
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Post by MyDearFriend » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:40 am

theCryptofishist wrote:The super prepared might want to check the bedbug registry when they make hotel reservations.
Not that it's perfect or anything...
Ha, that's the best reason ever for buying a damn tent. :P
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Post by VeganChoirGirl » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:17 pm

Got my old boots repaired. Good as new.

Then I blew through $400 of my budget hopefully fixing up my very sick kitty cat. Fingers crossed. Healthy kitty much better than EL wire or a new bike or a better cot, me thinks.
Finally moving to SF...can't WAIT!

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Post by Savannah » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:29 pm

Aw, poor Leonard Bernstein! I hope he feels better really soon.

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Post by AntiM » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:32 pm

Poor kitty kitty!

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Post by Sail Man » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:36 pm

AntiM wrote:Spent too much on solar and battery operated lights at Big Lots today. I still want all the solar figures, peacocks and frogs and tikis and butterflies!

Got solar post caps, which are supposed to go on as fence post caps, but will look good on the top of the HFWA. More batter operated LED crystal butterflies, and solar string lights shaped like suns and lanterns.

A new one gallon sprayer fo rmy personal bidet. The old one was getting leaky.
The sprayer, I hope :P


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Post by VeganChoirGirl » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:50 pm

Thanks, Sav and AntiM. I am hoping he will be feeling better!!!

If he could type, he would say thank you, instead, a belly shot of my BIG boy!

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Post by The Hustler » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:56 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:The super prepared might want to check the bedbug registry when they make hotel reservations.
Not that it's perfect or anything...
Ha, that's the best reason ever for buying a damn tent. :P
Ah, yes. Excellent point. It makes me itchy just thinking about it.
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Jesus fuckhole, what the fuck was that?
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Post by Sham » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:56 pm

AntiM wrote:A new one gallon sprayer for my personal bidet. The old one was getting leaky.

You may have an infection. There are antibiotics that can take care of that.
Good luck with it! :D

edit: oh shit, I see that sailman beat me to the punch.

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Post by lucky.bastard » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:05 am

going backwards..., set up the inexpensive ( also see cheap ) tent i bought on ebay.... i am too old to spend a week in what felt like a zip lock coffin that would collapse if i sneezed.....

i did buy a couple of battery powered led strings < blue >
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Post by VeganChoirGirl » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:30 am

lucky.bastard wrote:going backwards..., set up the inexpensive ( also see cheap ) tent i bought on ebay.... i am too old to spend a week in what felt like a zip lock coffin that would collapse if i sneezed.....

i did buy a couple of battery powered led strings <blue>
KODIAK and a cot.
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Post by C.f.M. » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:47 am

VeganChoirGirl wrote:
lucky.bastard wrote:going backwards..., set up the inexpensive ( also see cheap ) tent i bought on ebay.... i am too old to spend a week in what felt like a zip lock coffin that would collapse if i sneezed.....

i did buy a couple of battery powered led strings <blue>
KODIAK and a cot.
Canvas if you can afford it and carry it. I love my air mattresses. And the bad-ass fold-out cushion thing the wonderful Elliot loaned me last year.

http://playabound.wordpress.com/category/tents/

When I set up a tent in my backyard I leave it a few days. If there's no rain, I use the hose.../insert lotion in the basket joke

I can't say what I've accomplished, it's TOP SECRET outfit stuff! 8)

Sunday I'll be at a BM Show and Tell, I'm taking some seriously playafied boots and my hoodie covered in patches and pins. I can't find any of my pee funnels...so I might order more because they don't make the Pstyle anymore.

And now I am way off-topic.

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Post by VeganChoirGirl » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:58 am

C.f.M. wrote:
VeganChoirGirl wrote:
lucky.bastard wrote:going backwards..., set up the inexpensive ( also see cheap ) tent i bought on ebay.... i am too old to spend a week in what felt like a zip lock coffin that would collapse if i sneezed.....

i did buy a couple of battery powered led strings <blue>
KODIAK and a cot.
Canvas if you can afford it and carry it. I love my air mattresses. And the bad-ass fold-out cushion thing the wonderful Elliot loaned me last year.

http://playabound.wordpress.com/category/tents/

When I set up a tent in my backyard I leave it a few days. If there's no rain, I use the hose.../insert lotion in the basket joke

I can't say what I've accomplished, it's TOP SECRET outfit stuff! 8)

Sunday I'll be at a BM Show and Tell, I'm taking some seriously playafied boots and my hoodie covered in patches and pins. I can't find any of my pee funnels...so I might order more because they don't make the Pstyle anymore.

And now I am way off-topic.
you can still get them from myworldhut.com

http://www.myworldhut.com/products/pSty ... s-Cup.html

It IS the best pee funnel every. I made Stitch buy one last year...I think she was glad I DID!
Finally moving to SF...can't WAIT!

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Post by C.f.M. » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:07 am

On sale, too - mine was a gift from the actual company, cuz I blogged about them and they offered to send me one! It was so cool...I felt vurry fancy. 8)

No other funnel has their own punk song!

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Post by geospyder » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:29 am

Just took down one of my Burningman boxes to do the six month checkup :D I have plenty single ply TP and Fresh Bath/Baby Wipes but no beer or ice :lol:
You know it's going to be a bad day when you jump out of bed and miss the floor.

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Post by VeganChoirGirl » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:51 am

geospyder wrote:Just took down one of my Burningman boxes to do the six month checkup :D I have plenty single ply TP and Fresh Bath/Baby Wipes but no beer or ice :lol:
Ice doesn't keep well in storage boxes, generally. Maybe the ice just went bad and decomposed.
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Post by jella » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:26 pm

But first it drank all your beer :evil:
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Post by Savannah » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:27 pm

:lol:

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Post by lazerfox » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:20 pm

VeganChoirGirl wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:
VeganChoirGirl wrote: KODIAK and a cot.
Canvas if you can afford it and carry it. I love my air mattresses. And the bad-ass fold-out cushion thing the wonderful Elliot loaned me last year.

http://playabound.wordpress.com/category/tents/

When I set up a tent in my backyard I leave it a few days. If there's no rain, I use the hose.../insert lotion in the basket joke

I can't say what I've accomplished, it's TOP SECRET outfit stuff! 8)

Sunday I'll be at a BM Show and Tell, I'm taking some seriously playafied boots and my hoodie covered in patches and pins. I can't find any of my pee funnels...so I might order more because they don't make the Pstyle anymore.

And now I am way off-topic.
you can still get them from myworldhut.com

http://www.myworldhut.com/products/pSty ... s-Cup.html

It IS the best pee funnel every. I made Stitch buy one last year...I think she was glad I DID!
I bought mine on Amazon...they only have pink but I stopped hating pink years ago so didn't mind :D


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