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Volund
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Post by Volund » Sun May 31, 2009 2:09 pm

Hey all,

I found out about Burning Man a few years ago in an article in my local paper, It sounded awesome to a fifteen year old (even a fat, anti-sunlight, computer geek fifteen year old). but, alas, my parents were dead set against the idea of going.... and of course would not have allowed me to go on my own (not that I could have) or with someone else.

Now I'm a bit older, have some savings, and some experience with tools, camping, and traveling in general. I'm hoping to go out in the next year or so ('10 or '11) with my girlfriend and a group of our friends depending on our schedules for college.

I've put together a basic idea of what I would want to bring for living and such, but I've found a great bunch of info on here for the other little nuances.

thanks for the great site and the huge amount of firsthand info

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Post by Elderberry » Sun May 31, 2009 10:29 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

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Post by BAS » Sun May 31, 2009 11:55 pm

Welcome and, whatever else you do, test out your shade structure ahead of time! Also, the playa and a sinus infection don't mix well. Those were my two biggest mistakes. (OTOH, I survived, at an age considerably higher than yours...)
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Do things that have never been done."
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Post by Volund » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:24 pm

thanks for the responses guys :D

I'm looking at building a geodesic dome, probably a 3v conduit model (thank god for college machine shops :D).

I'm hoping that somebody on here has first hand experience with Type 1 Diabetes on the playa, I've read through the health info, but there isn't all that much info on there.

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Post by AntiM » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:05 pm

There is an old discussion about diabetes somewhere on the board. Not impossible to go, you just need to be diligent and keep your campmates informed as to how to help you. A medical ID bracelet or necklace is a must.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:44 am

And a way to make sure your insulin doesn't get too hot or too cold.

It has, most certainly, been done.
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Post by franklampard » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:32 am

Hi guys,I am newbie here.My name is frank...
I am from Malaysia and i expect good stay here..
A special hello to the moderator..
Glad to meet you all,guys.. 8) 8)

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Post by AntiM » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:22 am

And a special welcome to you, Frank. I've edited out the urls you tacked onto your posts... no commerce on eplaya is one of the rules and if you keep posting links to commercial venues, I'll report you as a spammer and get you bounced.

If you hadn't taunted me, I'd have chastised you in a private message.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:42 am

Hey is for horses, it's also for cows, pigs don't eat it cause they don't know how.

And welcome.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:52 pm

Tell the pigs: Through a straw.
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Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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