You want me to pay $300 to run a welder that I use to fix people's art cars and other broken shit?Tristan wrote:I am also ennoyed by generators in private camps, and I don't think I am the only one either. For the generator problem, I think if could be fair to create a "generator tax", say $300 to have the right to use a generator, and this would offset the price of the ticket for burners that can live a week with no electricity.
We spent our days working on peoples' projects and bikes. We fixed shade structures, art cars, broken trailer hitches, the Bronco with the HUGE flame throwers, added flame throwers to a Suzuki, fixed countless bicycles, and much, much more.
Sorry, but you can't run a big welder without a generator.
Bringing many thousands of dollars of tools to the playa, and using them all day to fix your stuff (for free) is my "art". It's my gift in our little "gift economy".
I get shit from people because I don't wear costumes (so I must be a spectator), and now I get shit for using a generator? Bah!
Yes, I completely understand that there are lots and lots of generators running nothing more than a strand of Xmas light, and I'd love to see them go 12v or go home.
How about fewer rules?
I ran a 12v 35watt light all week when I needed light (a magnetic base let me stick it to the side of my truck and point it where I wanted). I never needed to charge my battery (yes, it's seperate from my starting battery).
-how about a $300 "stupid tax" if you make something that breaks and want to use it later in the week?