Trishntek wrote:When we saw this, it made our stomachs churn. BM is not Disneyland or Yellowstone. It is a place to test character and build character. A place to help and be helped. It is a sojourn,,,, a test of endurance, ingenuity and creativity. We are disappointed more than anything. It diminishes the heart and soul of BRC.
edit: ygmir, i understand what you say in response to "radical self reliance". BUT! It's not only the purchasing of stuff and using stuff for BM. It's the menu planning, the logistics of survival, creating that shade structure, pounding those stakes, driving that fucking gas hog of an RV and dealing with close quarters while traveling. Then,,,, as a result of all that fun,,,, when it is all over,,,, you get to strike camp and stuff all that garbage you created back into the space from which it came,,,, just to discover it grew for some reason! It is the EFFORT! NOT THE MONEY OR THE STUFF! I'm sure we have spent more than $6k for BM2010 and still have to buy groceries and gas and DO THE HARD THINGS to make it all work.
When someone is allowed to arrive with only personal items, which would be used in any hotel room, and everything else is provided,,,,,, sighhhhhh it's their loss I guess, but we find it sickening.
That's your personal opinion and you are entitled to it.
But it certainly does NOT define what BM is for everybody.
If you find it sickening, I suggest you take a few Tums or Pepsid Complete.