Going solo this year.

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Going solo this year.

Post by Chiwa » Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:25 am

Hello ePlaya! I joined up last year, but never introduced myself, so here I am!

I'm very excited. Last year was my first year. I went up just for the four day weekend. I went alone and was unprepared. Luckily I met a bunch of good people who gifted me goggles and a hat and a bunch of other things.

This year I was going to bring two friends, but they both backed out and now I'm planning solo again. Which is fine by me! I'm really looking forward to the whole thing. I'm going for the whole week this time!

I've built a dome and I bought a hat and el wire and a camelback and buckets and vinegar. And I'm actually going to attempt cooking! Actually it will be more like heating up canned food. I even had the foresight this year to bring a can opener! Yay me!

I still kinda feel unprepared, because I'm trying new things, especially with the dome instead of a tent. Right now it is set up in my backyard, so I know it fits together, I'm just having issues with the tarp I'm using to cover the thing, too long one way, too short another way. At this point I'm just gonna have to do the best with what Ive got, because funds have run out! I'm sure Ill figure something out!

Just a couple more weeks! See ya there! :)
Rawr!

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Post by golgotha-a-go-go » Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:24 am

Hello Chiwa,

You are a wonderful example of Radical Self-Reliance that I admire soooooo much on the Playa. Flex your ingenuity. Make that tarp do what you want it to. Modify the dome a little if needed. Try to make do with discarded/used/free stuff. This is the ultimate re-cycling/re-purposing event. I start looking for what folks toss out in front of their houses in San Francisco. Also, be sure to ask around for free tarps.
homo sum, nihil humani a me alienum est, puto...

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Post by Chiwa » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:39 pm

Thank you!

I have been collecting things since I got back from the playa last year! No worries! As long as the whole setup doesn't blow away, it can't be worse than last year. I didn't think to put the rainfly on, cause I usually don't when camping, and I got a couple of inches of playa dust layering everything in my little tent. I'm prepared for to sleep in a blanket of dust this year!
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Post by FrankA » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:57 pm

How does sleeping in the dust work out? That is my approach...dust = mattress...everything I have read here says it is impossible to not get dust so I figure why fight it../

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Post by AntiM » Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:00 pm

Cover your bedding with a sheet or blanket during the day. Remove it, and the top layer of dust, at night.

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Post by FrankA » Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:02 pm

bedding...sheet...blanket???

I"m not toting all that stuff. I got a couple thongs and a hat.

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Post by Chiwa » Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:24 pm

Sleeping in the dust was okay. I was covered in it anyway. It was suprisingly soft.
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Post by FrankA » Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:53 pm

Awesome, that's what i was hoping for.

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Post by lovingflower » Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:02 pm

go you! that's awesome that is what i'm doing. i feel encouraged.

thank you. thank you very much

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Post by FrankA » Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:32 pm

you sleeping in the dust; or only taking thongs and a hat?

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Post by AntiM » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:06 pm

whippersnappers

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Post by Chiwa » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:17 pm

I resemble that comment!
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Post by AntiM » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:50 pm

I have asthma, so reducing the dust in our tent is a necessity. We're pretty good at it.

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Post by lovingflower » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:34 am

i dont know what i'll be doing! i'll figure it out. the time will come. although thongs and sands aren't on my list of top ten,


i'll just read
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Post by lovingflower » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:53 am

be good to your genitals and they will be good to you i always say
sometimes it is easy to see the beautiful.... if only it was always so.

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