I'm a little confused at what you're getting at:
OregonRed wrote:I REALLY think you're deliberately misunderstanding Jkisha's point.
Nope, not deliberately misunderstanding anything.
OregonRed wrote:The point that you are missing is this: If you don't have the ability to make sure that you have your ticket, how are you going to make sure that you can survive in the desert?
Seriously? I really don't think that was his point. I think his point was that if you don't have much money, you shouldn't try to go to burning man.
OregonRed wrote:After ten Burns I have most of the infrastructure I will need, I have got meal planning dialed in, I know how much water I need, I know how I'm going to evaporate gray water, I know how I'm going to take care of myself out there.
You're making the assumption others looking for tickets don't? Because you'd be wrong. Many are set on infrastructure and are only lacking a ticket.
OregonRed wrote: I planned for eighteen month before my first trip to BRC, and I spent a LOT of money on the Burn that year (which is part of the reason why I can go out now on a teensy~weensy budget).
Yup, personally my only expense is the ticket, and ~100 for food and water. I have complete, annual, standing infrastructure myself.
OregonRed wrote:Camping at Burning Man is expensive, particularly the first year.
Doesn't have to be if you don't want it to be, especially if all your infrastructure is taken care of that first year which affects subsequent years.
OregonRed wrote: If you haven't bought your ticket for your first trip out by July because you couldn't afford it, how can you guarantee that you will not be a drain on the community?
What is with all this "first trip" business anyhow? I never said anything about this being my first trip, on the contrary, this is one of several trips to BM, and desert camping in general.
Dr Jet Sinister wrote:You also said you weren't new here
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