tinymystic wrote:3: When I sleep, I require a CPAP machine. So, we are in the process of figuring out a power source plan for that as well. Again, suggestions, experiences, help?
trilobyte wrote:Hello and welcome to ePlaya!
First and foremost, read the survival guides and first timer's guides (linked in my signature, below), and then don't be afraid to peruse some of the information posted on the main site. There's important info as well as answers to a lot of the questions you might have there.
Second, you're going to want to either bring your own generator, or be a part of a camp that's able to provide power for you. There are a couple camps that offer solar charging stations, but based on the needs you've shared, you need your own dedicated access to power. Check the Power & Illumination board for discussions about the types of generators, and if you're not bringing one of the quieter varieties, how to build a sound baffle (so you don't drive you, your campmates, and your neighbors batty with the noise it puts out).
Third, driving your van around the playa isn't allowed. However, exceptions are made for the disabled - you can register for that from this page (just click the Disabled Persons Vehicle link on the page), registration for that is open from now until the end of July.
Good luck with all the planning and logistics, hope to see you out there!
Shambala wrote:Hi Tinymystic, and welcome to eplaya. You are traveling with two very capable experts who will guide you well.
It sounds like you have OI--a collagen deficiency. Are the whites of your eyes, blue?
If possible, you can make a golf cart type of art car to drive on the playa or even use your wheelchair to get around. I am pretty sure a vehicle can be used, but in a city of mostly bikes and art cars, you would be much more comfortable.
Read the guides in my signature below and prepare for the best time you've ever had.
tinymystic wrote:Thanks again for the warm welcome-ing! I have been devouring all the threads and reading so much more on all the 'respiratory' ins and outs and suggestions. So thanks for the tip on that! I see so many of you so often posting on all the threads I feel I know you already! Looking forward to connecting in the dust.
Clocks - you are right about FIGJAM being a wizard! I know I'm in good hands! Just have to get all the mechanical kinks ironed out!
Abundant - Thanks for the link to BRC mobility, very helpful.
I don't want to miss a thing, and I know there is so much to see and do, that I can't possibly see or do it all, Soooo, my next question is... What is one of the main things you make sure you see / do every year on the playa?
tinymystic wrote:I don't want to miss a thing, and I know there is so much to see and do, that I can't possibly see or do it all, Soooo, my next question is... What is one of the main things you make sure you see / do every year on the playa?
Simon of the Playa wrote:welcome tinymystic.
the thing i like to do and try to never miss is at sunset and sunrise every day.
i like to walk out to the middle of the playa, watch the sun set or rise, spin slowly around, and memorize the silhouettes of the mountains.
i know them now like the back of my hand.
i'm weird that way, i guess.
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