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Post by Alexztheman » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:53 pm

^Rhino! wrote:Alexztheman, sounds like you have the right attitude. Just do yourself a huge favor. Remember, there's ALWAYS something else you'll need or want before you get there, and even after you get there.

Take care of the BIG basics first......WATER. Lots of it. That's all I'll say.


Got ya! Since Sweden is pretty cold half of the year I think I need to rise that 1,5 gallon a day and take as much as I can carry :D
I just want to be, that's all ;-)

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Post by Elliot » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:38 pm

I suppose you mean that you are not accustomed to heat and may sweat more than the average person out of "sheer surprise". That may be so, or not, I don't know. But it is also possible to drink too much water. In fact, it can be fatal. So don't overdo it.

The desert has another requirement, however. When you sweat a lot, the body also loses salt and other electrolytes. You may not see any sweat on you, because it evaporates so quickly in the extremely dry air, but you will be losing electrolytes. So you must replace those. I drink Gatorade. Diluted Gatorade is the perfect desert beverage. Other people use something called Emergen-C, I think. And you can eat salty snacks.
There will probably be more suggestions here soon.

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Post by Alexztheman » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:44 pm

Elliot wrote:I suppose you mean that you are not accustomed to heat and may sweat more than the average person out of "sheer surprise". That may be so, or not, I don't know. But it is also possible to drink too much water. In fact, it can be fatal. So don't overdo it.

The desert has another requirement, however. When you sweat a lot, the body also loses salt and other electrolytes. You may not see any sweat on you, because it evaporates so quickly in the extremely dry air, but you will be losing electrolytes. So you must replace those. I drink Gatorade. Diluted Gatorade is the perfect desert beverage. Other people use something called Emergen-C, I think. And you can eat salty snacks.
There will probably be more suggestions here soon.
Thanks Elliot,

I sweat a lot so I will really need to bring the stuff you wrote to keep the balance up:)
I just want to be, that's all ;-)

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Post by Zealous » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:56 am

Hello all!

I'm a burner (FINALLY) looking to attend my first Burning Man. A group of friends and I are joining up a camp some friends started a couple years ago and have started building a hexayurt for ourselves.

Not really looking to go crazy prep-wise other than essentials the first year, I just want to hit the playa, meet people, and spend a week soaking it all in.

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Post by rahul » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:51 pm

hey i am rahul from india, i am from the merchant marine, and looking to participate and grow from this years Burning Man. I am a Burning Man virgin so to speak, would like to ask how i can be part of a camp. Thanks :)

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Post by Madi-Raye » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:09 am

Hello all you beautiful burners,
My name is Madison, and i've been going to Regionals around the
mid-west for about 9 or 10 years now. My 1st burn was at Interfuse
put on by the Mid-West Burners, and I was hooked like a .... well,
I was hooked. Anyway, 10 things about me.... (these are always difficult.)
1. I am Transgender (MtF).
2. just "came out" to my friends and family this year (2014).
3. I Started the )'( Transgender Burners )'( group on facebook.
4. I am currently residing at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.
5. This year I started my own clothing swap theme camp.
6. LNT is my favorite principal.
7. I have been to the following regionals,
Interfuse, Gateway, Scorched Nuts, Burning Down the River, & HullabalU.
8. This year (2014) Im adding to that list.
Orphanarium, Resonance, & Scorch.
9. I am very poor, but somehow still manage to get to go to regionals and
have a great time without being a sparkle-pony (unprepared attendee)...
&
10. I am been on 3 effigy crews to date, Build week has become my
favorite part of regionals in the mid-west..

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Post by Abba Zabba » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:46 am

Hi :-)
This will be my second burn and i look forward to reconnecting with people met last time. So much info in this forum! Thank you everyone for the years of wisdom and advice dispensed here.
AZ

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Post by Ratty » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:30 am

Welcome to Eplaya Abba Zabba! I can't wait to see you again. You're coming from Canada? And I thought you lived in Washington.
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Post by Kamuchamu » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:52 am

My dearest friends,

I honor the place in you, in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of light and peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are one.

Much love from an Indo-Swiss kid preparing his first burn.

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Post by Loren Ipsvm » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:01 am

My name is Loren and this will be my first time this year. Very excited and appreciative of all the shared wisdom on the eplaya that helps us first timers prepare- hope to meet some of you!

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Post by Elliot » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:03 am

New folks are just pouring in here! Welcome, all!

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:23 am

Make sure to drop by the ePlaya Meet & Greet on Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. at Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro. We will have food and drink, though feel free to bring ice and other scrumptious things as well. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. Looking forward to meeting all of our newbies. Say, ever seen the back of an RV?

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Post by Kamuchamu » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:18 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:Make sure to drop by the ePlaya Meet & Greet on Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. at Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro. We will have food and drink, though feel free to bring ice and other scrumptious things as well. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. Looking forward to meeting all of our newbies. Say, ever seen the back of an RV?
Sure plan on coming over! Will make sure to bring a spicy, exotic treat (besides myself of course :P ). Not too sure I want to see the back of your RV yet doctor!! :mrgreen: But clearly super excited to meet all you wonderful people and share picklebacks. Seems to be BM staple. I don't have a clue what it'll taste like... Guess I'll try my first out in walmart's parking lot (Is it allowed? :shock: ). I'm sure I'll like it. But even if I don't, I'll bring some for you guys.
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Post by Kamuchamu » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:46 am

Elliot wrote:New folks are just pouring in here! Welcome, all!
Thanks Elliot!

Dear elder burner, can I ask you something? What's the one, best, seasoned-burner advice you can give me apart from reading the survival guide? (done that over and over).

Oh, and I won't be bugging you to repair a bike: planning on walking for my first burn (thoughts?). I'm a minimalist, and It just seems like less of a hassle than renting a bike (I'm flying in), making sure it doesn't get stolen, and bringing it back after the burn in tip-top shape... I also feel I'll take in the burn more fully on a slow-paced route, traveling through the city by foot rather than rushing from one end to the next on a bike. That way I'll leave more space for spontaneity and immediacy, just welcoming whatever the playa throws at me each second. Do you agree with my choice? Or should I just spend the extra money to be more mobile (and run the risk of contracting playa ass)?

Thanks! :D
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Post by Loren Ipsvm » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:50 am

did everyone who has gone before done a snow angel in the sand?

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Post by Elderberry » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:00 pm

Snow Angels are optional.

re: no bike The playa is a big place, you may want to reconsider. (Though it can be done bikeless.)
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Post by Elliot » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:03 pm

Kamuchamu wrote:
Elliot wrote:New folks are just pouring in here! Welcome, all!
Thanks Elliot!

Dear elder burner, can I ask you something? What's the one, best, seasoned-burner advice you can give me apart from reading the survival guide? (done that over and over).

Oh, and I won't be bugging you to repair a bike: planning on walking for my first burn (thoughts?). I'm a minimalist, and It just seems like less of a hassle than renting a bike (I'm flying in), making sure it doesn't get stolen, and bringing it back after the burn in tip-top shape... I also feel I'll take in the burn more fully on a slow-paced route, traveling through the city by foot rather than rushing from one end to the next on a bike. That way I'll leave more space for spontaneity and immediacy, just welcoming whatever the playa throws at me each second. Do you agree with my choice? Or should I just spend the extra money to be more mobile (and run the risk of contracting playa ass)?

Thanks! :D
"Elder", eh.... :lol:
Based on your statement, I expect you will enjoy being on foot. And the "elder" wisdom to go with that would be to wear a wide-brimmed straw-hat with a neck-string that can be snugged up tight, and a small back-pack with three quarts of water and one quart of Gatorade. One of those quarts of water is for pouring onto the hat.

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Post by Kamuchamu » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:31 pm

Elliot wrote: "Elder", eh.... :lol:
Based on your statement, I expect you will enjoy being on foot. And the "elder" wisdom to go with that would be to wear a wide-brimmed straw-hat with a neck-string that can be snugged up tight, and a small back-pack with three quarts of water and one quart of Gatorade. One of those quarts of water is for pouring onto the hat.
Oops apologies man. I didn't mean elder in a age-specific way, rather just referring to the years you have been attending :oops: I will def take a hat to block out the unforgiving blaze during the day. I also have a meticulously planned little satchel to carry my essentials around during the day. The extra water to pour on the hat definitely seems like it could help :). Sorry Elliot, didn't mean to be stupid... need to choose my words better! So much for my introduction to you all :oops:
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Post by Elliot » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:45 pm

No offense taken, for heaven's sake. I call myself an old coot all the time. I just wanted to joke about it. You wrote a good introduction. Carry on! :D

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Post by Kamuchamu » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:56 pm

Cheers! :P
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Post by Dawn7 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:31 pm

Hi y'all!

My name is Dawn and I live in Newark, CA. Excited for my first year on the playa! Just found out we were going a couple of weeks ago, so I'm trying not to freak out as I hurriedly prepare :o :shock:

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:33 pm

Loren Ipsvm wrote:did everyone who has gone before done a snow angel in the sand?
I didn't.
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Post by Python » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:14 pm

Hey everyone!

My girlfriend and I will be first-timers to the burn this year, and we cannot be anymore excited. We are part of CAMP JUICY/FREQUENCY, which will be situated at Antioch @4:20. We make smoothies/beats in the afternoons. Please stop by!

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Post by Savannah » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:47 pm

Python wrote:Hey everyone!

My girlfriend and I will be first-timers to the burn this year, and we cannot be anymore excited. We are part of CAMP JUICY/FREQUENCY, which will be situated at Antioch @4:20. We make smoothies/beats in the afternoons. Please stop by!
. . . Okay! :D

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Post by Ratty » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:20 am

Welcome Python +one. I love smoothies. And your address is impossible to forget. BTW You CAN get more excited. Just wait. You will.
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Post by Jovankat » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:31 am

Ratty wrote: BTW You CAN get more excited. Just wait. You will.
Truth! 8)

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Post by Metorks » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:35 pm

Hi all,

I'm Kevin from Las Cruces, New Mexico. My wife and I are attending our first burn this year after hearing about it year after year from some friends of ours (who, sadly, won't be attending this year :( ). I'll throw up my own topic here in a bit to introduce us a little better.

See ya, and glad to be here!
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Post by Sail Man » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:13 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Loren Ipsvm wrote:did everyone who has gone before done a snow angel in the sand?
I didn't.
That's because we know your less angel, and more devil in the blue suede shoe's kinda gal :wink:
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Post by Savannah » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:03 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Loren Ipsvm wrote:did everyone who has gone before done a snow angel in the sand?
I didn't.
I didn't either. I did a push-up and kissed the playa.

Snow Angels are optional. And if you're in a rental car, I would really think twice about it. :lol:
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Post by SPAGHETTI » Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:47 pm

Im steve. Last year was my first burn where i was dubbed "cold spaghetti" not as cool a name as i wouldve liked. I live in san diego but camp with my friends from the austin regional for now. im going home again this year and am looking forward to meeting all 67999 of you.

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