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2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby Meat Hunter » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:53 am

Meat Hunter is back in the building -- At last. And, most of the big body parts are still intact.

This morning I began collecting Buckeye and Wisteria seeds to make into my 2016 gifts.

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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby Oldguy » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:27 am

2 piles of stuff are on tarps in the front lawn. 1 pile is stuff I actually used. 1 pile is stuff I took but did not use. all is dusty. Next job is inventory. Light rain last night gave everything freckles.

I'm still butt hurt, the playa kicked my ass this year. I am tempted just to roll up the tarps, save one to throw into the pickup next year and roll up the other to sort out...whenever.

Golf cart battery gave me fits all week. Thank you, Electroshock Therapy Camp for the recharges...Time to replace that ancient battery and/or get spare batteries.

Since I could not give rides, I played the clown this year. Retro red polka dot jumpsuit from Kostume Kult, painted red nose from random face painter. Thanks to both, many newbie selfies this year, I did not mind...I was an evil old clown with natural fright wig and beard...Booga Booga! :twisted:
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby skippy3k » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:33 am

Posted our mutant vehicle on Craigslist. Spent 9 months building it so we could enjoy it for 5 days. Hmm....yep, that sounds about right. That's Burning Man for ya. :D

Also in a rare change of typical "One Item A Day" plans, I am not adding things to my 2016 BM prep list, but removing. No more playa beds. No more huge shade structure. Which mean significantly less pillows and cushions and solar lighting to pack up. Just my wife, the RV, bikes and visiting friends for 2016.

I am hoping all this stuff I am parting with will end up on some new burners "One Item A Day" list and the cycle will continue.
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby smiffman » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:48 pm

Finally build a Figjam cooler and not wait till the end of Aug to do it................


Wood for medallions................

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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby Ratty » Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:45 am

I've done so much for next year it would be a long list. Gave away tons of unused burner stuff. Got a BIG hinged tub for our kitchen, clearance solar lights at target, 2 propane lanterns at a garage sale and sorted into 3 piles. Keep, gift and donate. Oh, I I bought a junky cruiser just to get the whitewalls. $5. Next year was better.
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby Patsh » Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:02 pm

Yesterday, I ordered a new tent... Playa got the best of the old one this time.
Can't wait to try it out at the Decom coming up (8 to 11 Oct.) !!
This one's modular, in that it can be all one (large) room, or have a bit of a 'porchy' area, shaded and out of the wind. Looks like I'll be able to stand up in it, too. Plus, it was on sale! (Thanks, Yggy, for the link!!)

In other 'one item a day' news, I'm still in the very slow and tedious process of cleaning/sorting/re-packing all the dusty things... today was the North Pole Shade hung over the flagpole (retractable) and hosed off thoroughly. There's now a big beige spot around the flagpole. One moccasin got cleaned too.

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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby fernley1 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:54 pm

Just got a Yeti type ice chest. Can't wait to try it out.

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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby Raoul » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:20 pm

I booked the RV for next year and managed to get everything from this year cleaned and organized in bins in the basement. Lots of other ideas floating around about things to build, acquire, etc. but no action yet. Need to let the voices in my head sort out which ideas will stick.
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby Ratty » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:07 pm

I got a teeny, tiny, one mantle propane lantern for my camp mate. She's a bit of a minimalist due to the size of her car. She'll have propane for her stove. It's so cute.
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby Patsh » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:48 pm

Got the other moccasin clean.


:|


Next: waterproof both.
gimme a week or so....
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby melodiousdirge » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:37 am

Started figuring out how to spin a dragon staff for some deep playa giggleshits:

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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby Ratty » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:55 pm

That looks like great big fun. If you figure out how to do it without bodily injury, (or with burning hair, singed skin and flaming clothes), let us know where/when we can come watch.
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby melodiousdirge » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:34 am

Ratty wrote:That looks like great big fun. If you figure out how to do it without bodily injury, (or with burning hair, singed skin and flaming clothes), let us know where/when we can come watch.


Hell yes it's fun! I've experienced just about all of the above unfortunately, but nothing serious :p. Hoping to be pretty proficient by the time I hit the playa with it :)
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:49 pm

Our part of the camp's budget is due by tomorrow, so we're hashing out which purchases are truly necessities and which are in the "nice to have" category.

Also, purchased a second set of juggling clubs as an xmas gift to ourselves. Now we can practice passing clubs between us.
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby Ratty » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:11 pm

The dollar store put all the Christmas items on sale for 25 cents. I bought more solar stake lights than I can use in a lifetime.
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby melodiousdirge » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:11 am

First test assembly of Trike 2.0 (FatTrike 1.0) this weekend. Wheels went together relatively easily. Need to work out how to mount the gear hub now.

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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby AntiM » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:50 am

Ratty wrote:The dollar store put all the Christmas items on sale for 25 cents. I bought more solar stake lights than I can use in a lifetime.


Those dollar lights are tough as nails. I have some out under the snow, still trying to light.
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby lucky420 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:40 am

Beautiful trike mel
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby melodiousdirge » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:47 am

lucky420 wrote:Beautiful trike mel


Why thank you! It has the ergonomics of a pedal powered iron cross, but I'm very pleased with the look :p
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Postby Just_Joe » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:33 pm

Just Joe Da Vinci's Workshop has been retooled for 2016
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby Wigwam » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:24 pm

Nice trike indeed!! Maybe a power assist?

I'm streamlining this year or that would absolutely be on my list. Just my regular fat tire in 2016.
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby TT120 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:20 pm

I still have my pile from last year that didn't get used after I crashed my motorcycle and couldn't make the burn. I'm on a budget this year so I'm not going to bring as much booze or extra crap I never use anyway. I'm actually ready to go right now. :D
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby trilobyte » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:18 pm

Ouch, but glad you survived it and are raring to go this year.

I just finished my camp's main planning document (or 'PDF of Doom' as I call it). I also just received a new tophat that was ordered last week.

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Pretty much all clothing projects and purchases are things that are used on and off the playa pretty interchangeably. So while it wasn't really for Burning Man, it wasn't NOT for Burning Man either :D

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Postby motskyroonmatick » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:28 pm

I await arrival of a recently purchased big Asphalt Rake so mooping camp is more efficient and busting dunes is a breeze. :D
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby Ratty » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:07 pm

This purchase is definitely NOT for Burning Man. But the first place I used it was for eplaya. My boss got me a smart phone. Of course I hate it and miss my dumb old dinosaur. Now I'm off to learn.......
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby Raoul » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:35 am

melodiousdirge wrote:First test assembly of Trike 2.0 (FatTrike 1.0) this weekend. Wheels went together relatively easily. Need to work out how to mount the gear hub now.


Most excellent trike. I'm not too far behind you with mine. Had a minor malfunction with the rear axle that a bit of machining should fix this weekend and then it should be ready for the test ride before painting.

In other news, sent in camp dues earlier this week. I've also come up with a preliminary design for what I want to gift this year. Won't start producing them until I've secured a ticket.
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby Raoul » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:41 am

trilobyte wrote:I also just received a new tophat that was ordered last week.


Diggin' the top hat, at least what I can see of it in the photo. From whom did you order it? I prefer to shop local, but I've not been able to find any good resources up here in New England. All pretty traditional stuff around here.
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby shroom » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:26 am

Well it will be a miracle if I get to BM this year. Still starting over in life here. I am going to 2 burns locally this year, which living in Georgia is much easier for me to do money and time wise. If I get to the desert this year I'll be happy as hell! But in the meantime, I need to get ready locally as well and I love seeing everyone's preparations.

All that being said.....today I need to write a list of what I need to do be ready for the burns.
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby bm_cricket » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:14 pm

Today I checked my email for anything from BORG regarding tickets. Nothing yet so I checked it again. I didn't see any email about tickets yet so I checked it again.

I also browsed all of the local online venues for things I don't need to buy but want to anyway. I didn't buy anything.

I day dreamed for a while.

I checked my email again, then the ticket website for BORG.

I followed up with visiting eplaya and crossing my fingers that something here would make me feel better.

I looked outside and wondered what all of this rain on the US West cost will do to the playa for 2016.

I checked my email again... just in case I missed something.
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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:56 pm

Deep breaths, cricket, the announcement will go out when it goes out. And there will likely be plenty of lead time between when the news goes out and when any registration stuff happens, it wouldn't be "here's the info, they're on sale NOW!" or some other heart-attack inducing thing.

Raoul, the place I got it from also happens to be a local-tastic joint. The main company is called Head'n Home Hats, they're from the Santa Cruz area. I connected with their work at a local shop several years ago, then followed along excitedly as they started turning up at things like the Edwardian Ball and Maker Faire, and since then they've expanded and created a separate sub-brand called Steampunk Hatter.

I remembered that on my gas generator's extended run tank setup, I had some little gasket fail on me last year. Either just from years of use or not being as fuel friendly as it should be... without a great seal, the extended run tank wasn't always working the way I'd like. Anyhow, remembering that, I thought to bring the cap and get a bunch of replacement gaskets to have on hand. Sometimes it's the little things...


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