what to have before the gate

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what to have before the gate

Post by msj2u » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:02 pm

Make you fill up your gas tank BEFORE Hwy 447....

Make sure your ticket is handy, not packed somewhere.

Have a flashlight in your glove box, if you enter after dark you'll appreciate having it for the blue rooms.

Have something warm handy, the nights can be cold!

Hope these few tips help!! (and hope to get others)!

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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by Eric » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:09 pm

Make sure you have water/gatorade etc within reach, and make sure you start drinking more water once you hit 447. You can end up waiting at Gate for hours, make sure you have water & munchies available to get you through that.

DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL ON GATE ROAD! You are not in BRC, you can & will be ticketed, they have night-vision goggles. Wait until you pull into camp to crack that beer.
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by trilobyte » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:52 am

I'm giving this a nudge over to the Transportation board, since that's a better fit for preparation/getting there discussions.

Make sure all passengers have either ticket in hand or necessary will call paperwork. If arriving before the gates, make sure everyone has an early arrivals barcode valid for your planned date of arrival.

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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by Token » Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:43 am

Have beer for will-call staff.

Have whiskey for gate staff.

Have half-caff, part skim, double foam, caramel, soy, nutmeg, latte and a vegan bannana bread muffin for greeters.

And a huge fucking smile!

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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by mudpuppy000 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:17 am

Use the portos in empire/gerlach... You never know how long you're going to be stuck in the gate line! Have a pee bottle with you.

Have some snacks available for the wait. One year all I had in reach was a huge can of stuffed grape leaves. They were good, but once you open the can you have to eat the whole thing or it'll be a nasty oily mess... I don't think I've had any of those since. :D

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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by misfit » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:43 am

have thick skin, the gate staff will make you cry if they sense any weakness.
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by MyDearFriend » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:46 am

Have a square meal and a nap.

And please,before you get into your vehicle for the last leg, dress & accessorize yourself as if you were leaving your camp to wander the playa for an indefinite period.

That is in fact what you are going to do: hang out on playa for an indefinite period before you have a camp to shelter you. Hat, boots, belt, bag, lights, water, snack, first aid, whatever; whatever you usually take or think you might need. Wear it or keep it in easy reach.
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by Oldguy » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:13 am

Stop at Bruno's, have a meal and a dump, relax a bit before the plunge into strange waters. Anchor. Winch. 2x4's. :twisted:
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by tatonka » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:20 am

pee jug ready ")
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:04 pm

You forgot your living will...
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by Bounce530 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:23 pm

Have the steering wheel in your hand.
Don't fucking leave your car/truck/SUV/RV/van/hippie wagon, etc when the line is stopped. There are plenty more sparklesharks to party with once you get past greeters!
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by gaminwench » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:52 am

To add to MyDearFriend's excellent suggestion,

Bandana and goggles.
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by TomServo » Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:31 am

Here's a trick to speed you along. You won't be driving highway speeds after this point..remove cargo netting, tarps, etc.. Have large containers ready to open and be inspected. Do this BEFORE you reach the lovely GATE people.
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by 9ah » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:39 pm

Token wrote:Have beer for will-call staff.

Have whiskey for gate staff.

Have half-caff, part skim, double foam, caramel, soy, nutmeg, latte and a vegan bannana bread muffin for greeters.

And a huge fucking smile!

Unless I'm your greeter... Then have beer or whiskey! :coffee:
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by Martiansky » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:49 am

Question.....

If you are gifting alcohol to gate or greeters....does it need to be discreetly done like having it in a bag or such?
So the theme this year is like a giant camp out in the desert? With people bringing lots of shit from all over? uh.. -Marscrumbs

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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by TomServo » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:51 am

Martiansky wrote:Question.....

If you are gifting alcohol to gate or greeters....does it need to be discreetly done like having it in a bag or such?
No...but don't forget the DPW, when you leave!
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by Martiansky » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:52 am

TomServo wrote:
Martiansky wrote:Question.....

If you are gifting alcohol to gate or greeters....does it need to be discreetly done like having it in a bag or such?
No...but don't forget the DPW, when you leave!

They will see or what did you mean?
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by GreyCoyote » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:53 am

Martiansky wrote:Question.....

If you are gifting alcohol to gate or greeters....does it need to be discreetly done like having it in a bag or such?
Just dont pour it on them, and you will be fine. :)
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by Martiansky » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:56 am

GreyCoyote wrote:
Martiansky wrote:Question.....

If you are gifting alcohol to gate or greeters....does it need to be discreetly done like having it in a bag or such?
Just dont pour it on them, and you will be fine. :)

Oh NO! I would not do that! That's alcohol abuse isn't it?? :lol:
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by TomServo » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:03 am

Martiansky wrote:
TomServo wrote:
Martiansky wrote:Question.....

If you are gifting alcohol to gate or greeters....does it need to be discreetly done like having it in a bag or such?
No...but don't forget the DPW, when you leave!

They will see or what did you mean?
They don't care if they're gifted booze. However, they may not want to see it on them while working. Ask.
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by 9ah » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:50 am

Martiansky wrote:
GreyCoyote wrote:
Martiansky wrote:Question.....

If you are gifting alcohol to gate or greeters....does it need to be discreetly done like having it in a bag or such?
Just dont pour it on them, and you will be fine. :)

Oh NO! I would not do that! That's alcohol abuse isn't it?? :lol:
That does constitute alcohol abuse! Closed bottles/can to depts. are usually fine. Def ask on the way out... Cigarettes and closed bottles are welcome for the weeks following the end of the event, from what I've bee told.
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by stew » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:59 pm

Very important: BAC of 0.
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Post by lemur » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:11 pm

0.99 woohoo!
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by Martiansky » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:59 pm

9ah, other then the obvious gift such as alcohol, what else makes a good greeter gift?
And how many greeters would someone encounter at the gate?
Wouldn't wanna not have a gift for someone!

Thanks!!
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by misfit » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:00 pm

>>>>how many greeters would someone encounter at the gate?<<<<

there are no greeters at the gate.
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by stew » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:17 pm

Having your tickets ready in your hand, sticking to the speed limit and having your stuff packed neat, secure and easy to look through is already a great treat for your friendly gate staff.
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Re: what to have before the gate

Post by GreyCoyote » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:26 pm

Pinch bottles of top-shelf booze are your friend. And with the right crowd, a Cohiba goes a long way, too.
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