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Tropester
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Heyooo!

Post by Tropester » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:40 am

My name's Ben and i'm from Swansea, Wales (That's in the U.k). Found out about burning man many many years ago, and was dead set on going... the entire event is incredibly exciting to me, right the way from the high concept barter system to the celebrations themself. I can't wait to go.

The only problem i can think of is the fact that i'd be travelling from Britain, so i might have some trouble packing certain amounts of gear to get across... would taking a ferry probably solve this problem? I don't wanna fly straight to the event, i'd rather spend some time driving there :]

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graidawg
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Post by graidawg » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:10 am

Hi Ben i'm from the uk and planning to go to, there are more of us than you think, look in regionals there are a few threads there also, more thn a few camps that will help out with gear
see you on the playa i hope :D
FREE THE SHERPAS
Burners with torches is right and natural and just.-fishy.
CATCH AND RELEASE.

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Post by goathead » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:22 am

Welcome Ben

:D

Welsh, LOL, I have a lot of family in Wales.
Have never made it over to visit myself though.
Please stick around, because I really do need to learn
so new insults in Welsh though.
:lol:

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Post by Elderberry » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:07 am

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

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Tropester
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Post by Tropester » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:54 am

Heheh, thanks for the welcome. Yeah, sounds like i'll have to find myself a gang to team up with.

And to you goathead, cachau bant! ;D

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TomServo
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Post by TomServo » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:32 am

Welcome to eplaya! Read the first timers guide, then this...
http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=38007
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Post by Tropester » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:12 am

Already read it cover to cover in my thirst for knowledge. Any more personal hints you can offer are more than welcome though. I just wanna be as helpful as possible when i finally get there ^^

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Post by TomServo » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:44 am

In case that link didnt work, Im trying to put together crates, with the basics...for international burners. Tent, stove, tarp, etc..
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Post by Tropester » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:50 pm

Well that's incredibly generous, but it's a little early to tell the specifics of my preparation yet. I plan on being there for 2012, so we'll see.

I may take you up on it though if the offer's still there a year or two from now

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Post by dragonpilot » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:40 pm

Not really a barter system, but rather gifting...whatever: a smile, hug, help in camp, food, drink, bling...with no expectation of anything in return.
Don't bore your friends with all your troubles. Tell your enemies instead, for they will delight in hearing about them.

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Post by graidawg » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:53 pm

2012? that is planning in advance!
FREE THE SHERPAS
Burners with torches is right and natural and just.-fishy.
CATCH AND RELEASE.

Tropester
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Post by Tropester » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:00 pm

Heheh, thought i'd get my foor in the door, see what all the hub-bub is about, and mostly importantly, learn enough to not be appear a jackass to the seasoned vets that i'm bound to come aross ^_^

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:49 pm

Actually, we seasoned vets don't even bother with the event anymore. We just watch the babes in the woods, desert stumble through on closed circuit and text each other with specious remarks.
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Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Post by goathead » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:17 am

Tropester wrote:And to you goathead, cachau bant! ;D
Dyna mawr!

:lol:

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