One item for BMan 2014 a day

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by fernley1 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:56 pm

Started gathering bike parts so I will be ready to rebuild 6 bikes this spring and get them ready for BM.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by VultureChow » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:43 am

Took the El wire off my red coat and brought it and my new playa coat to the dry cleaners.

Upon seeing the red coat, the proprietor exclaimed "How old is this?!" As though horrified I would spend money to clean it. I told him it was a costume and mostly dust. It's only two years old.

Also gave him the used coat I got on ebay. This time though he was impressed with the quality.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by peyote2004 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:29 am

VultureChow wrote:Took the El wire off my red coat and brought it and my new playa coat to the dry cleaners.

Upon seeing the red coat, the proprietor exclaimed "How old is this?!" As though horrified I would spend money to clean it. I told him it was a costume and mostly dust. It's only two years old.

Also gave him the used coat I got on ebay. This time though he was impressed with the quality.

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I LOVE this :D
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Raoul » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:01 pm

Picked up some bins for shipping my stuff cross-country, booked plane tickets (used frequent flier miles, so why not book early and cross it off the list) and found what will hopefully be a good start for a utility belt.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by bluemiragemi » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:02 pm

Just bought my tent! Now, for all the rest of the things that will allow me to survive my first ever Burning Man experience. Geeked.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Oldguy » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:03 pm

Received inverter by FedEx., 2,000 watts continuous, 4,000 watts surge. Got a 4 panel Solar array several years ago, 15 watt panels for 60 watts to charge my battery bank. 12 volt controller to bank. Inverter from bank will now be putting out 115 volts, output not on sine wave but stepped; so I'll have to be careful with sensitive electronics but output will be fine with simple household appliances.

On looking at ticket page again, I have decided to go low income application ... again. ( Ticket, shipping, and service fees, and vehicle fee ). :coffee:

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Hope-a-Lope » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:39 pm

VultureChow wrote:Took the El wire off my red coat and brought it and my new playa coat to the dry cleaners.

Upon seeing the red coat, the proprietor exclaimed "How old is this?!" As though horrified I would spend money to clean it. I told him it was a costume and mostly dust. It's only two years old.

Also gave him the used coat I got on ebay. This time though he was impressed with the quality.

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That. Is FABULOUS.

These came in today, to be stuck on lighters and gifted:

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by TT120 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:06 pm

Just did my taxes. Got a bigger refund due to buying a house so it will easily finance my entire trip including ticket and vehicle pass. :D :D :D
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Elorrum » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:25 pm

oooh VC, really nice sparkly!!! Nice stickers, Hope-a-lope.
I ordered a few of these yesterday to try for BBQ in a smokey joe, easy moopless clean-up being the main benefit I can see. Martiansky mentioned them, and I was curious.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by AntiM » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:51 pm

Got another easel to display art.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by unjonharley » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:55 pm

AntiM wrote:Got another easel to display art.
Why not just nail him to a cross :?: :roll:

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Post by peyote2004 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:00 pm

My new passport arrived today :)
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Post by BeeWeeDee » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:55 pm

Got the last of the doodads needed to make the necklaces I hand out as swag. Pictures will be posted.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by 9ah » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:45 pm

Got mah ticket ordered!

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Sunbeam56 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:22 pm

NinAh - I am really looking forward to meeting you. :)
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by EmilyD » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:08 pm

Today's item...came back to this thread!

This year's goal, SIMPLIFY (especially set up and take down.)
You don't have to be skinny, naked and under 30 to be a Hottie!

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Elorrum » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:26 pm

EmilyD wrote:Today's item...came back to this thread!

This year's goal, SIMPLIFY (especially set up and take down.)
very good goal! me too!
oh and three little used walkman radios came in the mail for some custom boomboxes.
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Post by BoyScoutGirl » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:11 am

Sunbeam56 wrote:NinAh - I am really looking forward to meeting you. :)
You should come light lamps with us one evening! It's a blast.
When he lights his streetlamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower.
When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep.
That is a beautiful occupation.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by 9ah » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:58 am

Definitely agreed! Come light the city with us if you make it to the burn!

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Sunbeam56 wrote:NinAh - I am really looking forward to meeting you. :)
You should come light lamps with us one evening! It's a blast.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Dr Helix » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:25 pm

Finished the new door to the camper. Installs this weekend.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Elorrum » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:02 pm

chicken noodle soup 50 cents a can
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by EmilyD » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:42 pm

Brainstormed our camp theme, made some notes, couple of sketches.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by AntiM » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:33 am

Two more rugs for under tents.

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Post by Just_Joe » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:55 pm

Bar Soap for gifting.
Made a coupla batches with Man ashes from 2011- they're going to end up a nice creamy gray color.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by chuckularone » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:28 pm

Dehydrating veggies. I'll pack them in vacuum bags and toss them in the freezer until the burn.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by EmilyD » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:20 pm

Picked up a dozen neoprene-ish pair of gloves to gift to camp members. They were little more than a buck each at C...co.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by dubz » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:40 pm

Ooh, I like this thread!

Today I/we:

- Shot the majority of our Kickstarter video for our art car.
- Sat down with my engineer friend to talk about the structural integrity of my design, plus steel prices.
- Continued working on mutant vehicle budget while watching The Walking Dead :twisted:

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by AntiM » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:46 am

Crappy $1 paintings from the thrift shop.

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Post by TT120 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:34 am

Paid off the credit card I'm going to use to buy my ticket and VP with.
Put $1000 into my burning expense account. (savings account).
Bought the first bottle of scotch for the Playa. This one looks yummy.

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Post by tamarakay » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:54 pm

Found a cheap blender
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