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new to the burn

Postby kilted_python223 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:11 pm

My name is Bram.

I have heard stories from friends about burning man , and am hoping to attend next years event in Nevada. I would love to hear personal experiences. I'm also looking for a theme camp to set up with.

a little about me:

I'm a Nichiren Buddhist, wood (all found) and leather craftsman, and am into the steam punk side of life. I've lived a little bit of everywhere, but mostly in north carolina. I've grown up in the forests of the Appalachian mountains and learned in the southern california desert.

I look forward to meeting you my new friends.
the ol gut says dooooo iiiiiit!!!

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Re: new to the burn

Postby lucky420 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:13 pm

Hola and Hello...I'm sure you'll be able to find lots of common ground around here.
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: new to the burn

Postby kilted_python223 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:28 pm

thank you, so much. it's a pleasure to meet you.
the ol gut says dooooo iiiiiit!!!

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Re: new to the burn

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:33 pm

There's a Buddha Camp run by SGI.

http://www.buddhacamp.org/

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Re: new to the burn

Postby Savannah » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:39 pm

Hey Bram!

You might like the Experiences at Burning Man forum. It's half-full of complaining, 'cause this remains the internet rather than the playa itself or anything like it, but there are some good stories (and cautionary tales) in there nonetheless.

viewforum.php?f=69

The best stories seem to come out more organically over the course of the year, so stick around. :)

And actually, I like this link on the main site even more than the Experiences forum . . . it's about the weird little serendipitous moments that occur out there.

http://blog.burningman.com/2011/01/tale ... hronicity/

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Re: new to the burn

Postby kilted_python223 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:49 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:There's a Buddha Camp run by SGI.

http://www.buddhacamp.org/


thanks for the info I will be getting in touch with them.
the ol gut says dooooo iiiiiit!!!

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Re: new to the burn

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:57 pm

Maybe I shouldn't say "run by" SGI, but - meh - I know how SGI works. ;)
Welcome, prowl around, ask questions, have fun!

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Re: new to the burn

Postby kilted_python223 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:18 pm

I think I will. I'm also looking into transformus. Its another burner event in nc where i live. I'm hoping to make next years nevada event but its all up in the air.
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Re: new to the burn

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:29 pm

Some of it is, but most of it's on the playa. 8)
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Re: new to the burn

Postby kilted_python223 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:17 pm

nice fig. I needed a good laugh. nice to meet ya.
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Re: new to the burn

Postby tamarakay » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:37 pm

There are several people in the north carolina area that post on here from time to time. Look into the regional group in your area. They usually have local workshops, meetings, events to help you get in the swing of things. This is a great group of mostly sweethearts who occasionally try to act all prickly. :D
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Re: new to the burn

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:19 pm

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Re: new to the burn

Postby Elderberry » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:38 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: new to the burn

Postby kilted_python223 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:00 pm



lol as far as the name goes, Its the name I was given by a pagan group that i used to practice with several years ago. I converted to buddhism 2 years ago but the name stuck. I've been on here for the better part of the day reading mostly and dropping posts here and there. so hopefully before long I'll have a few friends under my belt.
the ol gut says dooooo iiiiiit!!!

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Re: new to the burn

Postby kilted_python223 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:01 pm

jkisha wrote:Hey there, welcome to eplaya!


thank you so much I appreciate it.
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Re: new to the burn

Postby HiBbY » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:26 pm

Sir you will fit in, or should i say stand out, with the many other burners out there XD welcome to the tribe man.
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Re: new to the burn

Postby kilted_python223 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:20 pm

HiBbY wrote:Sir you will fit in, or should i say stand out, with the many other burners out there XD welcome to the tribe man.


thank you very much. It's good to be home.
:D
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Re: new to the burn

Postby remi » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:29 pm

Welcome to eplaya.. hope to see you on the playa!
Can you at least admit that nuclear explosions are awesome!?

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Re: new to the burn

Postby HiBbY » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:01 pm

oh ya btw whatever you do DO NOT FORGET TO WEAR FUCKING SUNSCREEN!! Playa Burn bloooooooooooooows XD hahaha
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Re: new to the burn

Postby kilted_python223 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:15 pm

ooohhhhh I know sunblock and a floppy hat are my best friends. I camped a lot in joshua tree park.
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Re: new to the burn

Postby HiBbY » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:26 pm

XXD far out lol ya i always here people complaining about sunburn at burning man. its like "dude you're in the damn desert....!!!!!" hahaha
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Re: new to the burn

Postby kilted_python223 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:37 pm

HiBbY wrote:XXD far out lol ya i always here people complaining about sunburn at burning man. its like "dude you're in the damn desert....!!!!!" hahaha


you know you think it would be common sense.
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Re: new to the burn

Postby tamarakay » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:31 am

kilted_python223 wrote:
HiBbY wrote:XXD far out lol ya i always here people complaining about sunburn at burning man. its like "dude you're in the damn desert....!!!!!" hahaha


you know you think it would be common sense.


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Re: new to the burn

Postby HiBbY » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:48 am

XXD ikr! i mean whats the first thing ur gunna notice when you hit black rock?? the damn heat lol some people just dont think somethimes lol :::D
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Re: new to the burn

Postby tamarakay » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:58 am

Well, since we come from Texas where there were 30 - 100 degree+ days before we left for the burn, then we spent three days in Vegas during their record setting 120 degree days, what I thought when I hit the playa was "these people are wimps." :shock: :D
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Re: new to the burn

Postby HiBbY » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:06 am

XXD loooool haha i love the heat, i got maaaaaad desert fever, XXD it aint the heat that gets me its the sunlight, gotta protect my skin :::D
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Re: new to the burn

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:08 am

tamarakay wrote:Well, since we come from Texas where there were 30 - 100 degree+ days before we left for the burn, then we spent three days in Vegas during their record setting 120 degree days, what I thought when I hit the playa was "these people are wimps." :shock: :D


Coming from FL.. we think the same thing.. lol. The heat and sunlight aren't nearly as bad as all summer in FL. Especially since the event is in the end of Aug, I've been outside on the boat and whatever allllllllll summer long. It's like a nice, dry, air conditioned camping trip to me.
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