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LionsNzebras
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Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:05 am
Burning Since: 2018
Location: Edmonton Alberta

New burners

Post by LionsNzebras » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:56 am

Hey everyone,

We have been lerking and researching for a couple weeks now....

We are a couple from Edmonton, Alberta Canada looking at the burn for 2015.
Met some people here already, joined some lists, facebook groups and still learning.

If all goes well we can have 8-12 people to put together a camp. Love the participation idea, just not sure how to deal with that just yet. All in time.

There is a lot to grasp for a trip.
Feel free to say hi, and shed some light into our experience plans.

Regards,
Lionsnzebras.
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Drawingablank
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Re: New burners

Post by Drawingablank » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:07 pm

Welcome.
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Elderberry
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Camp Name: Mudskipper Cafe
Location: Palm Springs
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Re: New burners

Post by Elderberry » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:23 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Savannah
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Re: New burners

Post by Savannah » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:24 pm

Welcome! :)
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kiboy
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Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:22 pm
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Location: Underbelly (southern Oregon)

Re: New burners

Post by kiboy » Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:37 pm

Hi and welcome. It's a big project but you'll have fun making it happen and then when you hit the playa for the first time you'll know why you did all of it and by the end of the week you know you'll do twice as much to get back the next year.

Don't believe everything you think.

LionsNzebras
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Location: Edmonton Alberta

Re: New burners

Post by LionsNzebras » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:16 pm

We have been talking about it for 2 years now, its a crazy adventure and we cant wait.

Why does it have to be so long till the next burn?
This is a "Couple" profile shared by me and my wife. (lion\Zebra) Lion posts, zebra reads.

kiboy
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Re: New burners

Post by kiboy » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:25 pm

Make the Burn happen right now in your life and the Man will be the icing on your beautiful cake.

Don't believe everything you think.

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BootKickingStrumpet
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Re: New burners

Post by BootKickingStrumpet » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:57 pm

Go to BM. It will change both your lives. Another Canadian Burner here....I had dreamed of going for years and this year I finally able to make it happen. I am still in Decompression mode and its alot to take in. I strongly recommend attending a regional. There are many not far from you.
“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.” ― Peter F. Drucker

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some seeing eye
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Camp Name: Woo
Location: The Oregon

Re: New burners

Post by some seeing eye » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:22 pm

Another idea is to have a few burners in your camp who have gone for a few years (more than one) before. You can meet them through your regional or find them by social media in your town. It's a great adventure!
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Razor+
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Burning Since: 2015

Re: New burners

Post by Razor+ » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:47 pm

Strangers become friends so quickly! I'm excited to see you all there! :) :lol:

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BoyScoutGirl
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Re: New burners

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:21 am

Welcome.

As for "the participation idea," I suggest volunteering as a great way to meet people and have fun. However, it's very easy to over-commit, especially your first year, so I'd recommend walk-in volunteering opportunities for when you're feeling energetic and outgoing. You can find a listing of such opportunities at Playa Info, kitty-corner to Center Camp. Or just offer to lend a hand at your favorite art piece/neighborhood bar.
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