There will be a couple of tents set up by the locals in Gerlach/Empire right along your route to the City, about 9 or so miles from BRC. Never bought from them, so I don't know their prices, but they do sell EL, and LED strings.
I think i still have enough time to place an Amazon order. Never having used, or even heard of, el wire before, I'm a bit intimidated. Is it pretty self explanatory? What I've seen comes in 9ft lengths and has a small box for 3 aaa power supply.
Just add batteries and turn on?
9ft is fine for bike, but what if i want shorter for backpack? Can i cut it?
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You can cut it. The leftover cut-away orphaned piece will work with another power supply, but it's not an easy thing to solder that joint properly. Wouldn't it be cheaper to buy a shorter lenght? Or double-triple-quadruple wrap all of the wire's length around your backpack?
Lastly, make sure to order from a source which ships from within the US. EL is supercheap when it is shipped from China, but at this point, it will not arrive on time.
There's a few sites for that. Amazon will have a huge selection. There's a few other ones that are Burner-specific. There's [url]Burnerprep.com[/url], [url]Burningled.com[/url], and House of Rave has a BM section as well stuff as well. If you were talking about physical stores, party supply stores, art stores, or novelty stores should have that too.
El-wire is expensive and weak compared to other stuff that's available now.
We got super-bright spoke lights including one that changes colors for $6 at Ace Hardware, and at Harbor Freight you can get a 9" strand of 12v LEDs that you can drive with a 9v battery. Either way, just wear them on a lanyard or pin them to your outfit and you'll save a bunch of money.
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