2011 Survival Guide?

Questions, answers, tips & tricks for newbies and veterans alike
zscott57
Posts: 10
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:40 pm

2011 Survival Guide?

Postby zscott57 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:28 pm

Is this years Survival Guide available yet?

User avatar
Savannah
Moderator
Posts: 11925
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:33 pm
Burning Since: 2018

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Savannah » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:33 pm

Not yet. I'm guessing late(r) July, because for some reason I have it in my head that that's when last year's became available. When it's ready, it should appear here:
http://www.burningman.com/preparation/

And we will promptly all lose our minds dissecting it on ePlaya, so it won't be much of a secret. :)

User avatar
Elderberry
Moderator
Posts: 13907
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:00 pm
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Mudskipper Cafe
Location: Palm Springs
Contact:

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Elderberry » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:50 pm

But don't let that deter you from reading it. Basics are basics. I've been going for five or six years now and I still read all the survival and first timer stuff over each year. It's amazing how much you miss or forget from year to year.
JK
Image
http://www.mudskippercafe.com
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.

User avatar
Savannah
Moderator
Posts: 11925
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:33 pm
Burning Since: 2018

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Savannah » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:53 pm

The section on "how to behave with law enforcement" is so complicated that I have to read it every year, even though I'm very well-behaved. :)

User avatar
Elderberry
Moderator
Posts: 13907
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:00 pm
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Mudskipper Cafe
Location: Palm Springs
Contact:

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Elderberry » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:02 pm

Somehow I always think that advice is more of a guide for what guilty people should do and say if they are stopped. If I were guilty and I was stopped, I'd probably be too high to even remember it, let alone care. Though I rarely do anything illegal, at least not in public, and I treat cops with the same respect I expect from them and I have never had any problems. I've found every encounter I have ever had with them pleasant. He'll, when I was a kid, one time I got into some trouble and the cops were even polite while arresting me. :shock:
Savannah wrote:The section on "how to behave with law enforcement" is so complicated that I have to read it every year, even though I'm very well-behaved. :)
JK
Image
http://www.mudskippercafe.com
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.

User avatar
Drawingablank
Posts: 2504
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:46 pm
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp
Location: NY
Contact:

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:06 pm

With the event just weeks away, does it not seem like the 2011 guide is a bit overdue? Reading last year's is obvious, but I'm curious what changes this year's guide will have.
Savannah: I don't know what it is, but no thread here escapes alive. You'll get 1 or 2 real answers at minimum, occasionally 10 or 12, and then we flog it until it's unrecognizable and you can't get your deposit back.

Yet Another Crappy Birgin Guide

User avatar
junglesmacks
Posts: 5816
Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 9:54 pm
Burning Since: 2018
Location: Your mom's tent

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby junglesmacks » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:16 pm

The BORG via their FB page just posted a picture on Tiuesday of the staff stuffing the 2011 survival guide in envelopes for mailing. I'm assuming that they are going out now and through this next week, and we should all have them in hand by the end of next week/beginning of the following. YMMV.

Image
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.

User avatar
Drawingablank
Posts: 2504
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:46 pm
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp
Location: NY
Contact:

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:18 pm

Nice, I didn't even realize they mailed them - I thought it was just posted to the preparation area of the main site.
Savannah: I don't know what it is, but no thread here escapes alive. You'll get 1 or 2 real answers at minimum, occasionally 10 or 12, and then we flog it until it's unrecognizable and you can't get your deposit back.

Yet Another Crappy Birgin Guide

User avatar
junglesmacks
Posts: 5816
Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 9:54 pm
Burning Since: 2018
Location: Your mom's tent

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby junglesmacks » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:44 pm

Drawingablank wrote:Nice, I didn't even realize they mailed them - I thought it was just posted to the preparation area of the main site.


A copy will come to whatever address you had your ticket(s) sent to..
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.

User avatar
MyDearFriend
Posts: 3663
Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:22 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp THIRTEENTH BARBIE
Location: Washington, DC

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby MyDearFriend » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:23 pm

Well if they have the new survival guide ready, what is keeping them from posting it? :?
"You can be whoever you want to be, and sometimes people laugh and sometimes they clap, and mostly and beautifully they don't really care."

User avatar
Sic Pup
Posts: 1439
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:51 am
Location: Location, Location

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Sic Pup » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:26 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:Well if they have the new survival guide ready, what is keeping them from posting it? :?


The IT people are busy not maintaining ePlaya. :wink:
"Enjoy every sandwich" - W. Zevon

User avatar
illy dilly
Posts: 4864
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:02 am
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: Gnome Dome
Location: Denver, CO

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby illy dilly » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:08 am

It seems to me, like everyone is less prepared this year. Including the BMorg.
Last year at this time, I was packed and ready to go, minus the raw meats. And there were spots in the coolers set aside for the frozen meats.

Or am I just hoping that I'm not the only one hella unprepared this year?
Why don't ya stick your head in that hole and find out? ~piehole
Plan for the worst, expect the best. Make the most out of it under any conditions. If you cannot do that you will never enjoy yourself. ~CrispyDave

User avatar
junglesmacks
Posts: 5816
Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 9:54 pm
Burning Since: 2018
Location: Your mom's tent

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:10 am

illy dilly wrote:
Or am I just hoping that I'm not the only one hella unprepared this year?



It does kinda seem that way. Announcements/resources/whatevs seem to be a few weeks delayed on all fronts.

It always amazes me though how as we sit in our corners of the earth waiting and wondering HOW it will all come together.. that somehow it does. You trust and travel and BAM.. there it is. Unreal.
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.

User avatar
Igneouss
Posts: 504
Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:27 am
Burning Since: 2009
Location: virginia

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Igneouss » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:25 am

What the guy above me said.

Cheers

User avatar
The Hustler
Posts: 603
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:50 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Journeylizm
Location: Ubiquitous, Black Rock City, Austin
Contact:

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby The Hustler » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:32 am

illy dilly wrote:It seems to me, like everyone is less prepared this year. Including the BMorg.
Last year at this time, I was packed and ready to go, minus the raw meats. And there were spots in the coolers set aside for the frozen meats.

Or am I just hoping that I'm not the only one hella unprepared this year?


What? Prepared? I was just going to stock up on Big Bites at 7-11 and hit the food court in BRC. I have a tent I haven't unrolled in 10 years and I'll throw some clothes in a bag. I can just go to the laundromat during the week.

What is the adventure in preparing?

(Just kidding, I have back up stakes, with back-ups. I packed mosquito repellent if I stop somewhere along the way and it happens to be buggy. I have a back-up iPod for the trip ... )
"I knew it was wrong, but I did it anyway."
Jesus fuckhole, what the fuck was that?
"Playa dust might be the cleanest, most corrosive filth you'll ever love," Savannah said.


Danger is funny

User avatar
Mojojita
Posts: 1165
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:17 am
Location: Under your bed

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Mojojita » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:46 am

Got my Survival Guides in yesterday's mail!!!!!!!!
Ut ballista es interdico, tantum interdico mos fui ballista.

User avatar
The Hustler
Posts: 603
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:50 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Journeylizm
Location: Ubiquitous, Black Rock City, Austin
Contact:

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby The Hustler » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:50 am

Mojojita wrote:Got my Survival Guides in yesterday's mail!!!!!!!!


The post office here hates me and doesn't always deliver my mail. Hopefully it will arrive before I leave for BRC.

They know I despise Texas and I'm a proud East Coast liberal Democrat.
"I knew it was wrong, but I did it anyway."
Jesus fuckhole, what the fuck was that?
"Playa dust might be the cleanest, most corrosive filth you'll ever love," Savannah said.


Danger is funny

User avatar
illy dilly
Posts: 4864
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:02 am
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: Gnome Dome
Location: Denver, CO

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby illy dilly » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:55 am

Super Evil Brian wrote:
Mojojita wrote:Got my Survival Guides in yesterday's mail!!!!!!!!


The post office here hates me and doesn't always deliver my mail. Hopefully it will arrive before I leave for BRC.

They know I despise Texas and I'm a proud East Coast liberal Democrat.

So they don't give you your mail?!?!
Thats kinda jacked up... but funny at the same time. At least they haven't gone "postal" on you yet. :wink:
Why don't ya stick your head in that hole and find out? ~piehole
Plan for the worst, expect the best. Make the most out of it under any conditions. If you cannot do that you will never enjoy yourself. ~CrispyDave

User avatar
Savannah
Moderator
Posts: 11925
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:33 pm
Burning Since: 2018

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Savannah » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:59 am

*runs to check the mail*

User avatar
The Hustler
Posts: 603
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:50 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Journeylizm
Location: Ubiquitous, Black Rock City, Austin
Contact:

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby The Hustler » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:01 am

illy dilly wrote:
Super Evil Brian wrote:
Mojojita wrote:Got my Survival Guides in yesterday's mail!!!!!!!!


The post office here hates me and doesn't always deliver my mail. Hopefully it will arrive before I leave for BRC.

They know I despise Texas and I'm a proud East Coast liberal Democrat.

So they don't give you your mail?!?!
Thats kinda jacked up... but funny at the same time. At least they haven't gone "postal" on you yet. :wink:


Sometimes a letter or something will eventually arrive with a hand-written note saying how I don't live there. I never lived anywhere with such difficult postal workers.

My ticket arrived pronto (much better than the buying disaster, but that horse is long dead and very beaten) with no problems.
"I knew it was wrong, but I did it anyway."
Jesus fuckhole, what the fuck was that?
"Playa dust might be the cleanest, most corrosive filth you'll ever love," Savannah said.


Danger is funny

User avatar
MedullaB
Posts: 73
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:16 am
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby MedullaB » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:39 am

Sorry if this has already been posted:

http://www.burningman.com/media/doc/pre ... _guide.pdf
M

Anything worth planning is worth over planning...

User avatar
junglesmacks
Posts: 5816
Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 9:54 pm
Burning Since: 2018
Location: Your mom's tent

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:44 am

MedullaB wrote:Sorry if this has already been posted:

http://www.burningman.com/media/doc/pre ... _guide.pdf



Very nice!! First time seeing this.
Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.

User avatar
Savannah
Moderator
Posts: 11925
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:33 pm
Burning Since: 2018

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Savannah » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:49 am

MedullaB wrote:Sorry if this has already been posted:

http://www.burningman.com/media/doc/pre ... _guide.pdf


How dare you be so self-effacing? I didn't know it'd been posted! :D

User avatar
Just_Joe
Posts: 817
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:04 pm
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: ABC (Alphabet Block Camp)
Location: Nevada

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Just_Joe » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:28 pm

Savannah wrote:
MedullaB wrote:Sorry if this has already been posted:

http://www.burningman.com/media/doc/pre ... _guide.pdf


How dare you be so self-effacing? I didn't know it'd been posted! :D

It just came in the mail too. :!:
Paper version TOC has incorrect page numbers for several items. It's fixed in the online version.

User avatar
MedullaB
Posts: 73
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:16 am
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby MedullaB » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:53 pm

LOL - every year around this time I take the url for the prior years pdf and change the year number in the url... eventually it loads, like it did today! :)

Hope I didn't steal their thunder!
M

Anything worth planning is worth over planning...

User avatar
Charlie Parker
Posts: 37
Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:19 am
Burning Since: 2011

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Charlie Parker » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:28 pm

Super Evil Brian wrote:
Mojojita wrote:Got my Survival Guides in yesterday's mail!!!!!!!!


The post office here hates me and doesn't always deliver my mail. Hopefully it will arrive before I leave for BRC.

They know I despise Texas and I'm a proud East Coast liberal Democrat.


Why should they care? Don't the people at the post office know that their jobs are in fact a form of socialism?
"Be the change you wanna see in the world."

"Bears are crazy, Willie. They'll bite your head if you wear steak on it."

User avatar
Ugly Dougly
Posts: 16605
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:31 am
Burning Since: 1996
Location: San Jose, CA
Contact:

Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:29 pm

Why not use a guide from a previous year?


Return to “Q & A Tips and Tricks”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests