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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by C.f.M. » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:42 am

I'd just settle for a reliable bike.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by VultureChow » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:50 am

Cleaned everything. Tent, tarp, clothes, luggage. About two months ahead of last year's schedule. Everything except my boots. Somehow my ugly-ass boots that I was devising ways to pretty up on the playa have become oddly sexy (to me at least) in a dust free world.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by FIGJAM » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:33 am

Bought myself a birthday present! 8)

$200 for the base of the new and improved streamlined playapod!!!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by AntiM » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:42 am

Looking up designs and ideas for a foot pump bucket handwash station for camp. I hate not being able to rinse my hands easily. Happy Jack had a simple one, looks easy enough.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Canoe » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:25 pm

AntiM wrote:Looking up designs and ideas for a foot pump bucket handwash station for camp. I hate not being able to rinse my hands easily. Happy Jack had a simple one, looks easy enough.
Or some variation of this might work for you?
Hands-free water without a pump. Step on the pedal attached to the cord.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Hands-F ... /?ALLSTEPS
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by BBadger » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:35 pm

Fucking burner 1% elitists and their hands-free water pumps. True burners use the hands-free water pumps attached to their bodies!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by delle » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:44 pm

After numerous suggestions that my teats should produce something more than a warm fuzzy feeling, I have started drawing up next year's version... which I shall sport at the jots banks to produce hand sanitizer.

My husband gets his own version of course.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:57 pm

Speaking of which, I ran into the cow that was hooked up to give white russians if you "milked" it/her/him...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by unjonharley » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:26 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Speaking of which, I ran into the cow that was hooked up to give white russians if you "milked" it/her/him...
Did you damage it/her/him?

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by TinkerMom » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:32 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Ratty wrote:This is the correct thread. I'm removing items slowly from my van. More than one item a day, but it will still take forever before I can go to work without wearing a rubber suit.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:48 pm

I've got all my camping gear back now, taking up the living room of my charming little 1 BR. I think I will sacrifice the next 5 hours to making a dent in the pile.

In a related story . . . I think I'll need to buy a new vacuum cleaner.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Sham » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:40 pm

I've come to the dreadful realization that there's nothing else I need for the playa. I've got duplicate EVERYTHING, and I end up leaving so much crap behind at home because there's not enough room in my luggage.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by strange love » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:53 pm

I'm so sick of consuming. I'm buying nothing except for food and essentials for the next year.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Ratty » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:49 pm

Strange love, We ALL say that. Then there is a cool pair of goggles for a buck, water bottle with padded holder and carabiner calling us, shiny pants, coolest cape ever, intriguing tent or shade structure and before you know it....... The hut is filled up with duplicate stuff that has to be sorted before you can pack the car in August.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by BBadger » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:33 pm

My motto is that free space is wasted space. So as long as I have space to store something, it isn't hurting me to keep it around as long as possible. Of course this is a problem when I find something big that I want to store... but sometimes I can store stuff INSIDE the new big thing (if it's hollow); so it's almost as if the big thing has "phased" into the volume where the other stuff was.

Speaking of storing shit, I think one of the most awesome things I saw this year was at my regional: I saw some dark-room rotating doors at a surplus place that I had thought would be awesome for some sort of Burning Man or regional project -- however, I knew I wouldn't be able to find space to store it. Later it was sold, and I was kind of sad, because I had hoped they didn't just get broken up by some scrap company. Then when I went to the regionals, and someone had turned those doors into the entrance to the Black Maze:

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After traversing the maze one night, I actually ran into the creator of the maze at the very back. He was in a full-body jumpsuit that even covered his head and face. I asked him if he had bought those doors at the place I was at and he said yes. Good that they went to a good home!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Ratty » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:36 pm

:D :D Love saving great stuff from destruction.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Canoe » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:58 pm

BBadger wrote:True burners use the hands-free water pumps attached to their bodies!
volume limitations and refill times
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by AntiM » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:17 pm

Canoe wrote: Or some variation of this might work for you?
Hands-free water without a pump. Step on the pedal attached to the cord.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Hands-F ... /?ALLSTEPS
Set-up.jpg
That looks inelegant and flimsy, and you have to catch the greywater separately. Not what I have in mind at all.

This is the basic design, with a better foot pump, a makeshift basin to top the bucket, and a holder for liquid soap. A shower cap would cover the top when not in use to keep dust out of the greywater. Bottom bucket holds fresh water, top bucket stores the greywater. Can be refilled and emptied into an evap if needed. Or we'd bring a spare top bucket.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by danibel » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:39 pm

I am still working on unpacking and undusting. Not exactly burn related but I went to an estate sale today and bought a sewing cabinet. It has a little middle drawer that spins out and holds spools. It's not super old, but nice. Picked up a piece of carpet I am going to try to cut down to size for the van floor. Still debating junking or beating the rug I used in front of the van. I don't want to waste it but wow. Maybe just a good shake? I did empty and rinse the compost bucket yesterday. Tomorrow's goal is washing all the camping dishes and rinsing the bins. I gotta pick up some calgon, my whites are dingy. :roll:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Martiansky » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:07 pm

Went to the fabric store and picked up some fabric in hopes of making a pattern of the kilt(I purchased a couple years ago at a rummage sale to wear at BM) I wore the day before we left and absolutely loved it was so comfortable! It's not something I would normally wear but NOW it is!! :D

Then a trip to the thrift store and I found a shirt for myself and 3 skirts for my sister.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Martiansky » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:18 pm

Picked up a manual airpump for my airbed since the battery one quit working for a while.
Got another mesh folding chair and a couple more thin tshirts which I found were way more comfortable to wear then ones that had some kind of printing on the front(way too hot to wear).
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by unjonharley » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:23 pm

Martiansky wrote:Picked up a manual airpump for my airbed since the battery one quit working for a while.
Got another mesh folding chair and a couple more thin tshirts which I found were way more comfortable to wear then ones that had some kind of printing on the front(way too hot to wear).
cheap T shirts is a great idea.. WalGreens put some on sale every year.. They fit the first time you wear them.. Wash after BM and give to the Mission..

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Stray Dog » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:48 pm

Starting my list for next year.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Digital-Dragonfly » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:51 am

AntiM- a better [more elegant?] looking camp sink is also over at Instructables:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Field-Sink/
I tried one that a friend built, it works great. I am going to be building one for myself.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by AntiM » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:13 am

Digital-Dragonfly wrote:AntiM- a better [more elegant?] looking camp sink is also over at Instructables:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Field-Sink/
I tried one that a friend built, it works great. I am going to be building one for myself.
That's pretty much the same thing, with a nicer base and foot pump. Bucket of fresh below a bucket to catch greywater, with a foot pump, basin, and spigot/faucet. I posted the kitty litter buckets one because we have so many cats!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Martiansky » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:11 pm

Pretty much done going through all the totes we brought with and realize now that out of the 9 totes of stuff we really only needed probably 1/3rd of it!
I have a way better idea from this year of what is needed and am downsizing for next trip.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Ratty » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:20 pm

I have a box in front of my house that everyone puts things in. (And takes things out). Today I found a bunch of purses and clothes had been donated. I took out a 'Can You Imagine'. Made in china. It's a battery powered laser thingy. 'Danger. Laser light. Avoid direct eye exposure'. How Burner. I can't wait to get the batteries in and burn my retinas to a crisp.

Oh crap. It's a plug in. I'll get my universal adaptor and try it anyway. Maybe I can just stare into it for a little while before I put it back in the box.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by delle » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:28 pm

Ratty wrote:I have a box in front of my house that everyone puts things in. (And takes things out).
Dang. Really? In Defaultia???

If I had one of these I figure that within 12 hours it would be gone and replaced with a by-law-breaking notice and a fine.


And now I really, really want to test that theory and be proven wrong.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Ratty » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:35 pm

It's been there for years. I don't know who uses it. I put all my old clothes and stuff in it and if they stay there a week I toss em in the garbage.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:50 pm

Ratty wrote:'Danger. Laser light. Avoid direct eye exposure'. How Burner. I can't wait to get the batteries in and burn my retinas to a crisp.
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