BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:52 pm

Just dress if you were riding a snowmobile out on the lake and going ice fishing. You'll be all right.

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby unjonharley » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:07 am

pay $17 for a stadium (reflective) blanket. Find them in sporting goods

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:12 am

Or collect them FOR FREE at the trash fence. :)

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby Savannah » Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:29 pm

OnlyShreveportBurner wrote:I am from Louisiana, and I cook for a living...The grill station clocks in at 125 on a slow night, most days here where I live it is 95-102 degrees this time of year. So im great with the heat, no problem. But this cold situation is buggin me now. Im doubting the local Wal-Mart will be stocking any thermal undies, or anything warm at all right now frankly. Oh well, its been time to dig out all the camping gear anyway.

I plan on pitching a tent underneath a monkey hut, possibly with my vehicle or companions hexayurt covering the open side. Will being under this somewhat enclosed situation offer any protection from the cold? I do have a propane powered heater, which of course requires ventilation, which is fresh (cold) air...Seems like a conundrum. I do have electric blankets, but how would one go about powering that on the playa?


Skip the heater and the electric blankets. Probably too complicated. Bring a sleeping bag rated for 40F or colder, roll a blanket and a flat sheet up inside it. Bring long johns, thermals or fleece to sleep in, or to layer with your outdoor clothes while you're wandering.

A thick fluffy bathrobe--especially a funny one--can be fun to wear as a coat if it's only medium-cold. Don't forget to hang some lights on it. You'll be like a drunk uncle at Christmas. :D
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby MyDearFriend » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:06 am

I'm sure I have said this before but, chemical hand warmers (HotHands or similar) can be found in any camping or surplus store or even on line for less than a dollar a pair. Throw one or two into your bedding at bedtime and by the time you get your clothes off etc the chill is gone.
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby Malcolm » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:33 pm

Are there any burning barrel drums to be found on the playa?

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Postby lemur » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:44 pm

yes.

but not as many as youd think...

in my experience there are very few fires
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:47 pm

5, there are 5.
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:57 pm

Fire is discouraged in the city proper. All those tents would "WHOOSH" if something got started...
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby unjonharley » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:09 pm

It will be in the upper 40's from now until after the burn..

We'er having a heat wave.. A tropical heat wave...

Going to rain on the playa Wed.. Or 50% chances..

Let it snow let it snow let it snow..

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Postby FIGJAM » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:35 pm

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby Eric » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:02 pm

According to John Curley (who does the Burning Blog), as of 4:55 PDT
John Curley wrote:thunderstorm is hitting Black Rock City as we speak. Hail and heavy rain at the Man base
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby eLPea » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:29 pm

Saw a photo of the gate road entrance to the playa from this afternoon. Massive puddles!

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:51 pm

Fixed.

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Postby chiefdanfox » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:12 pm

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby lemur » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:11 pm

i sure hope the weather trends change a bit more to normal!


these past few days its been 70s and up to 80 in the 'i need to sleep NOW' hours.

that kinda temp is awfully uncomfortable in a tent.


id much prefer 55 or 60 to 80 when im trying to sleep.
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby pink » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:21 pm

Supposed to drop back down by tomorrow, and possible rain again. Here in Sac it's been humid, and last night the low was 70. I was outside until 3am, not a whiff of a breeze. It was still about 80 when I went in. Totally miserable.
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby dod0 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:41 pm

lemur wrote:i sure hope the weather trends change a bit more to normal!


these past few days its been 70s and up to 80 in the 'i need to sleep NOW' hours.

that kinda temp is awfully uncomfortable in a tent.


id much prefer 55 or 60 to 80 when im trying to sleep.



It's getting better by the day.

Next week the weather will be 55~ 91F.

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:43 pm

But I can save a buck by buying the emergency poncho, instead of the emergency blanket...
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby C.f.M. » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:13 pm

Malcolm wrote:Are there any burning barrel drums to be found on the playa?


You can find some at the Ranger Outposts, at 3 & 9. They're not just for Rangers. I think sometimes the EMS stations might have one.

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby lemur » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:14 pm

stop on by lamplighters lounge right behind center camp cafe... if youre looking at the map, its the O in Rods Road

we have a fire going all night long that calls out to the cold and lost..

the cold and lost who show up not knowing where they are or where they are going are often encouraged to sit down on one of the couches nearby the fire to warm up a bit before they are told that we know exactly where they are and exactly where they are going.. plus offering any other help they may need... it really is amazing to see them relax once they realize that they are OK and that we are OK too! ..you can see it in their face/body.. real neat.. some people are unprepared for the cold, and unprepared for the navigation effort needed at night

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:28 pm

C.f.M. wrote:
Malcolm wrote:Are there any burning barrel drums to be found on the playa?


You can find some at the Ranger Outposts, at 3 & 9. They're not just for Rangers. I think sometimes the EMS stations might have one.

EMS will have them as well. Right across the street from the Rangers and 3 & C an 9 & C. You can stand around them, but don't burn your trash in them.
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:34 pm

lemur wrote:stop on by lamplighters lounge right behind center camp cafe... if youre looking at the map, its the second O in Rods Road


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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby C.f.M. » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:34 pm

lemur wrote:stop on by lamplighters lounge right behind center camp cafe... if youre looking at the map, its the O in Rods Road

we have a fire going all night long that calls out to the cold and lost..

the cold and lost who show up not knowing where they are or where they are going are often encouraged to sit down on one of the couches nearby the fire to warm up a bit before they are told that we know exactly where they are and exactly where they are going.. plus offering any other help they may need... it really is amazing to see them relax once they realize that they are OK and that we are OK too! ..you can see it in their face/body.. real neat.. some people are unprepared for the cold, and unprepared for the navigation effort needed at night

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby DrewDubious » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:35 pm

Cold is good, my pale northern european hide likes the cold. :)

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby Oldguy » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:14 pm

nooo sweat, highs at 90 and lows at 60. for 10 days...
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby msj2u » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:01 pm

It is 106 day and 70 night here, bring on the 30's!!!!

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby Strata » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:03 pm

[quote="Ugly Dougly"]Just dress if you were riding a snowmobile out on the lake and going ice fishing. You'll be all right.[/quote]

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby jubal » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:51 am

I'm seeing conflicting weather forecasts for Gerlach. Wunderground is showing a week of 80/40F dipping into the 30's, Weather Channel has 90/55F. Input?
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:58 am

I think if you put Gerlach in wundergroud it gives you Alturas, which is at a higher elev.
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