Things that make my burn easier and smoother running.

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Ms. Kitty
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Things that make my burn easier and smoother running.

Post by Ms. Kitty » Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:39 pm

This will be my 6th year. There are many things I can talk about, but one main thing is survival and comfort for the extream camper (moi). I have met some great people, so don't be afraid to just intorduce yourself, you will be surprised.

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¨FIRST AID KIT / __NOSE SPRAYS / SEWING KIT
¨ TENT /__ SHADE STRUCTURE
¨STAKES / __SPIKES / __SLEDGE-HAMMER-VICE GRIPS
¨COT /__ EAR PLUGS
¨SLEEPING BAG / __PILLOW / __SHEET
¨ MEDICATIONS / __INHALER / __IBUPROFEN / __VITAMINS / __ BABY POWDER
¨CLOTHES / __COSTUMES-makeup / __SHOES / __HATS-GLOVES / __signs, banners, camp markers / __ribbon
¨ FLASHLIGHTS / __TOUCH LITES
¨BIKE / XTRA TUBE / __TOOLS-REPAIR KIT / __PUMP / __BASKET /__ LOCK
¨ZIP TIES / __ROPE / __BUNGIES
¨DUCT TAPE / __VELCRO
¨RUG / __GREEN TURF
¨SUN SHOWER / __SPRAY BOTTLE
¨TARPS (LG UNDER TENT\ SMALL XTRA)
¨2 OR 3 COOLERS / __WOOD OR ? LIFTS FOR UNDERNEATH
¨STOVE / __LANTERN / __MATCHES & LONG LIGHTER
¨PROPANE / __FIRE EXTINGUISHER
¨BATTERIES CK ALL AND WHAT KIND NEEDED
¨CONTACTS AND SOLUTIONS / __ SUNGLASSES
¨ TOWELS / __WASHCLOTH / __SCRUBBER
¨TUBS/ __BUCKETS
¨BOOK TO READ / PUZZLES
¨SUNSCREEN / __LOTION/ __LIP BALM /__SUNGLASSES / __GOGGLES
¨DR BRONNER’S PEPPERMINT SOAP( foot soak, hair, dishes )/__ DISH SOAP? /
¨POTS / PANS / __DISHES /__ SILVERWARE / __ COFFEE POT
¨STAMPS X2 AND ADDRESSES / CALLING CARD
¨CAMERA / __BATTERY / __MEMORY CARD/
¨PLASTIC BAGS / LG & SMALL (to put ice bags in) / ZIP LOCK x-tra large, lg, small
¨MESH BAGS FOR DRYING FOOD
¨BLACK TRASH BAGS 2 (for heating water, storage after the burn for dusty things)
¨EXTRA AIR FILTER / __XTRA CAR KEYS
¨TABLE SET / __CAMMY SEAT/CHAIRS
¨GLOW STICKS (for bike, costumes, self)
¨PLASTIC CONTAINERS FOR FOOD
¨BROOM / DUST PAN
¨RADIO / __CD’S
¨UMBRELLA
¨INCENSE / __HOLDER
¨DUST MASK / __BANDANAS / __SCARVES
¨HAND WIPES / __KLEENEX
¨GIFTS - __necklaces, __kahlua, __beer
¨TIN FOIL /
¨SUN-WINDOW SHADES FOR JEEP

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Post by geekster » Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:51 pm

7 new t-shirts
7 new underpants
7 new pairs socks

Each morning the previous day's undergarments are tossed in the burn barrel. No stinky laundry to tote home. Elastic band cut from underpants and gifted to passerby as a really cool headband.
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blyslv
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Post by blyslv » Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:39 pm

I don't eliminate for an entire week. I have never seen the inside of a blue cube!
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Post by SED » Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:01 pm

Geekster's solid supply of sweaty elastic waist bands.
It ain't the hanging, it's the drop.

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Post by ibdave » Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:59 pm

K.I.S.S.

KEEP
IT
SIMPLE
SILLY
I was Born OK the 1st Time....

Don't bring defaultia to Burning Man, take Burning Man to defaultia...... graidawg

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LeChatNoir
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Post by LeChatNoir » Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:26 pm

SED wrote:Geekster's solid supply of sweaty elastic waist bands.
...and the smell is terrific!!!
The New and Improved Black Cat... now with 25% more blather

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Post by geekster » Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:48 pm

Hey, we have a shower.
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Post by Cabanasprings » Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:50 am

I find that wearing dirty underwear at night keeps me warmer than clean one's.

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Post by The CO » Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:28 am

My army of minions, a security gate, and Espresso Camp around the corner.
M*A*S*H 4207th: An army of fun.
I don't care what the borg says: feather-wearers will NOT be served in Rosie's Bar.
When I ask how many burns, I mean at BRC.

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Post by blyslv » Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:35 am

Passed out drunkeness helps.
Fight for the fifth freedom!

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:41 pm

Extra moop bags to give away.

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MoTown, CA

Post by julie_c » Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:25 pm

"Location: Modesto Ca. Home of Scott Peterson"

Hey, IB DAVE...isnt Scott's home San Quentin?? Wel allbedurned...A Central Valley burner....didnt think too many of us existed...
:))

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The CO
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Post by The CO » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:18 am

So, Saturday night after a fire show we did for a local band/birthday party, some of my performer/camp mates were discussing leaving for BRC next Friday; I had been working on my own strange assumption that we were leaving this Friday. So the thing making my burn easier right now is the bonus week of prep time I suddenly have!

And Jesus stopped by yesterday and painted my trailer.

Really!
M*A*S*H 4207th: An army of fun.
I don't care what the borg says: feather-wearers will NOT be served in Rosie's Bar.
When I ask how many burns, I mean at BRC.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:30 pm

Aloe vera, for sunburn.

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Post by diane o'thirst » Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:35 pm

Honey in the water, bucket for the chambre pot, Bullfrog sunblock, olive oil for bathing.
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Useful

Post by Stagger » Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:55 pm

Camel Back ... and in the camel back ALWAYS

1) One Ply Toilet paper - for when the blue cube is enpty
2) Googles
3) COMPASS - Having to sit on the playa for an hour in a white out storm because you don't now what direction to walk to get home kinda sucks. If I had that compass then I'd a been back to center camp in no time.
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Post by diane o'thirst » Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:53 pm

Compass — YES!
Thank you.
I'll add one to the voyage bag. Will probably need it this year.
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Post by geekster » Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:11 pm

or a cheap handheld gps. The costs are coming down and if all you need is to mark a couple of locations and have it give you a line of bearing and distance to those locations and don't need fancy maps, they can get pretty cheap used. Also cool for marking something you want to go back and see later.

Some cell phones have access to gps.
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Post by diane o'thirst » Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:26 pm

Cheapest GPS I've seen is ninety bucks. Which is, incidentally, my grocery budget...

Actually, scratch the compass. I got stuck in a whiteout once and I hunkered down, making the occasional noise to keep from getting clipped by anyone foolish enough to move around in a whiteout. If there's no whiteout — I have good enough directional sense to find my way around the event going on nothing but landmarks.
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Post by skibear » Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:59 pm

about 6 months ago I got a Magellen explorist 200
at Radio Shackaroo for $ 95. With the mail in factory
rebate ($30) it cost all of $ 65.00. !!!

same 14 chan cpu (Waas enabled) as their $ 200-400 units.
Good size B/W screen. Just with no way to upload/download
data. works great for hiking,geocaching,positing, returning
to stored waypoints, indicating true compass heading and speed.

maps are burned in and rather crude for car use.
WTF, BRC isn't on any maps anyway. I use 2 rechargeable
NiMh AA cells else it would eat batteries like no tomorrow.
crash & burn ski lessons given

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