mdmf007 wrote:Mountain bikes at Wally world are only like 60-80 bucks new. Ride it at BM, clean it up, and give itt o a kid when you leave.
diane o'thirst wrote:Forget the half-hour showers. Five minutes is your best bet, otherwise the water load gets problematic. I usually shower 5 minutes every other day, with the alternating day using an oil bath.
Take a bottle of olive oil, mix a tablespoon of orange oil (to cut the dust), a quarter-cup of melted cocoa butter and coconut oil and mix 'em up. In the evening before you hit the sack, pour out a silver dollar-sized drop into your hand and slather it all over yourself; wait a minute or two and scrape it off with a blunt knife, like a table knife.
I could go into it more, but since you're in Vancouver WA, you should know the Portland Burners are getting together a Burning Man 101 event in July. Basically it's a day-long event where you can ask questions, get hints, tips 'n tricks, scale the learning curve and get your Burn on. Stay tuned, more info as things develop.
theCryptofishist wrote:...Theft--it happens, but it isn't a huge problem. Do plan not to bring anything that you can lose, have trashed or have stolen
Regarding photos - No I did not mean selling them, I mean putting them into a portolio, physical and an internet one, strickly for display.
I wont care much for not being able to straighten my hair the whole time im there,
BitterDan wrote:...You should be alright doing that. I do the same thing with my photos of BM. ...I've never had a problem with anyone other than the occasional person calling me a tourist.
Heh, well good at first I was worried no pictures were allowed at the event other than media/press. But I don't even know if theyre allowed at the event? I guess the actual main concern is not to document "bad behaviour" that might incriminate someone. But knowing that I shouldnt have a problem with just using the photos for my portfolio puts me at ease because my camera is always on me, can't go anywhere without it.
BitterDan wrote:Additionally, I usually leave my car unlocked. You might cringe at that but the way I see it, it is usually cheaper for me to replace whatever junk they got from my car than to replace the windows (lessoned learned the hard way when someone stole my $50 satellite radio and broke the $300 window to get to it.. not at BM btw).
Wow, I could never leave my car unlocked, someone too broke my window with a rock, but did not steal anyting.. Kind of pointless but I Guess it could have turned out way worse. People are so dumb sometimes, I could never damage someone elses property, if its not mine i dont touch it. Period.
BitterDan wrote:If you must take actual showers (as opposed to the garden sprayer/wetnap methods) then you should practice the "Navy" shower. Basically what that means is you get in the shower, wet your whole body, turn off the water, lather up, turn on water, rinse, turn off water, dry off.
Bounce530 wrote:I think you might have trouble fitting enough water alone for 2-3 people in an Accord for the whole week. 5 gallons a day x 3 people x 7 days = 105 gallons. Plus gear and your art? You might want to re-think the bringing your car alone. Maybe rent a pick-up, or have somebody else that is coming with you bring another car.
Bounce530 wrote:sounds good! I'm the type that over prepares for everything. I may have been out of line stating how much to bring, since I myself am a "Burning-Virgin" I read in one of the many guides that 5 gallons/day/person is how much you should bring without fear of running out.
Bounce530 wrote:I read in one of the many guides that 5 gallons/day/person is how much you should bring without fear of running out.
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