Arctica busy times

What do you eat and drink on the playa? Share ideas, recipes and advice here.
User avatar
Pow Pow
Posts: 15
Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:25 am
Burning Since: 2018

Arctica busy times

Postby Pow Pow » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:32 am

From reading on ePlaya and watching YouTube videos, it seems the wait time can be very long for ice at Arctica. Is there a better time of day to go or is it busy all the time?
Dream as if you will live forever
Live as if you only have today...

User avatar
Dr. Pyro
Posts: 4595
Joined: Tue Sep 02, 2003 8:11 am
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro
Location: Newcastle, CA
Contact:

Re: Arctica busy times

Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:05 am

I'm not at all sure this is going to help, but...Barbie Death Camp always makes it a priority to be there just about as soon as they open, 9 a.m. But we usually buy 24-30 bags of ice and perhaps 8 blocks of ice; sometimes more than that. They have always allowed placed (and subsequently well-known) theme camps the privilege of driving around back and special order ice. That of course is lousy advice if you are only trying to pick up a few bags of ice. But for really large orders, Arctica will play ball with you.

User avatar
Ratty
Posts: 5454
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:43 pm
Burning Since: 2008
Camp Name: Tiger Man

Re: Arctica busy times

Postby Ratty » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:13 am

Be in line before they open. (or just enjoy the line). Youll be conversing because your phone doesnt work.
Pictures or it didn't happen Greycoyote
I a recovering swagaholic I have to resist my grabby nature VultureChow
Those aren't buttermilk biscuits I'm lying on Savannah
We're out there to play like adults with no adult supervision CaptG

User avatar
lucky420
Posts: 8143
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:47 am
Burning Since: I'm not sure
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity
Location: Reno, NV

Re: Arctica busy times

Postby lucky420 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:07 am

Nope we’re pretty darn fast now. Been working ice going on 8 years now :coffee:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

User avatar
Savannah
Moderator
Posts: 12431
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:33 pm
Burning Since: 2018

Re: Arctica busy times

Postby Savannah » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:06 pm

I would go right when they open, and beat the rush. Mid-day always seems the worst wait, but it's pretty festive. Don't cut it too close to the end of the day; they have to end the line somewhere.

Bring water, a hat, and if you have one, a wagon.

If everyone in camp takes turns, it's not so bad. Or perhaps you can delegate a reliable Icemaster, who by virtue of their errand is exempted from a task of equal length.
*** 2017 Survival Guide ***

"I must've lost it when I was twerking at the trash fence." -- BBadger

"Snark away, ePlaya, you magnificent bastards." -- McStrangle

User avatar
BBadger
Posts: 5672
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:37 am
Burning Since: 2018
Location: (near) Portland, OR, USA

Re: Arctica busy times

Postby BBadger » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:40 pm

Oddly enough, I remember going mid-day last year and it was a breeze getting through the line. Maybe it was because it was extremely hot and nobody thought they wanted to be standing in line for ice. Or maybe it's just more efficient these days.

Go when it's most inconvenient for other people to go.
"The essence of tyranny is not iron law. It is capricious law." -- Christopher Hitchens

Hate reading my replies? Click here to add me to your plonk (foe) list.

User avatar
Pow Pow
Posts: 15
Joined: Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:25 am
Burning Since: 2018

Re: Arctica busy times

Postby Pow Pow » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:33 pm

Thanks everyone for all the replies!
Dream as if you will live forever
Live as if you only have today...


Return to “Food & Drink”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests