First time burner from NYC

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itsvaderbih
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First time burner from NYC

Post by itsvaderbih » Fri May 27, 2016 6:57 pm

HI, THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR ATTENDING, MY FRIEND THAT TOLD ME ABOUT THE EVENT IS A VET AND ALREADY SET UP WITH A CAMP. I AM EXCITED TO GO AND PREPARING BUT AM COMPLETELY LOST, I HAVE NEVER EVEN BEEN CAMPING A DAY IN MY LIFE :| I AM COMING FROM NYC AND LOOKING TO JOIN A REASONABLE CAMP OR VILLAGE THAT DOESN'T MIND HAVING A NEWBIE. I REALLY DON'T WANT TO PASS UP AN OPPORTUNITY AS AMAZING AS THIS, AND AM STRATEGIZING HOW I CAN MAKE THIS WORK. HELP!

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Re: FIRST TIME BURNER FROM NYC

Post by EspressoDude » Fri May 27, 2016 7:54 pm

( turning off CAPS LOCK will help )
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Re: FIRST TIME BURNER FROM NYC

Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri May 27, 2016 8:58 pm

itsvaderbih wrote:MY FRIEND THAT TOLD ME ABOUT THE EVENT IS A VET AND ALREADY SET UP WITH A CAMP.
HELP!
Why wouldn't this "friend" of yours offer to take you into their camp? You'll forgive us, as snarky as we may be, usually "friends" invite you to join them. Why would we do any differently, unless you're a useless sparkly pony or drama queen or worse?

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Re: FIRST TIME BURNER FROM NYC

Post by Savannah » Sat May 28, 2016 12:07 am

itsvaderbih wrote:HI, THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR ATTENDING, MY FRIEND THAT TOLD ME ABOUT THE EVENT IS A VET AND ALREADY SET UP WITH A CAMP. I AM EXCITED TO GO AND PREPARING BUT AM COMPLETELY LOST, I HAVE NEVER EVEN BEEN CAMPING A DAY IN MY LIFE :| I AM COMING FROM NYC AND LOOKING TO JOIN A REASONABLE CAMP OR VILLAGE THAT DOESN'T MIND HAVING A NEWBIE. I REALLY DON'T WANT TO PASS UP AN OPPORTUNITY AS AMAZING AS THIS, AND AM STRATEGIZING HOW I CAN MAKE THIS WORK. HELP!
They're right: please turn off your caps lock for best results. You'll be easier to read. :)

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Re: FIRST TIME BURNER FROM NYC

Post by itsvaderbih » Sat May 28, 2016 6:06 am

Apologies for my apparently offensive caps lock. My "friends" camp is full, and they didn't know that I was attending.

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Re: FIRST TIME BURNER FROM NYC

Post by Wigwam » Sat May 28, 2016 8:07 pm

Read everything. Here and the survival guide. Talk to your friend. Ask questions.
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Re: FIRST TIME BURNER FROM NYC

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat May 28, 2016 9:52 pm

After well over a decade of this shit, my advice is: Flee!! Run away! Get out while you can!! You'll end up losing track of how many tens of thousands of $$ you've spent, you'll have large amounts of stuff that isn't used for anything else, you'll screw up good stuff in that corrosive playa dust, you'll end up with friends that live all over the country you either can't visit or spend too much money to visit, and your cat will think you've abandoned her while you're gone.
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Re: FIRST TIME BURNER FROM NYC

Post by Sham » Sun May 29, 2016 4:39 am

itsvaderbih wrote:Apologies for my apparently offensive caps lock. My "friends" camp is full, and they didn't know that I was attending.
How large is your friend's camp? At 3 months out, most camps can absorb one more person and a tent. If I were you, I would ask my friend to contact the camp lead and request once again to allow you to camp with them.

If you have never camped before, you'll be needing almost everything to make this happen. Tent, sleeping bag, bike (optional), goggles, dust mask, water bottles, warm clothes, lighter clothes and all the hundreds of survival things in between. Read the First Timer's Guide and the Survival Guide in my signature below.

With all this said, do lots of research and get your preparation in high gear.

Welcome to eplaya. :D

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