vapor wrote:Watch the weather, if it looks sketchy stay at your camp for the first good wind . . . you need to be there to see what fails and fix it or hold it down until you can. Otherwise your camp mates end up doing that for you or worse, your shit blows into other peoples'. Ask for and follow advice if you haven't been in foul weather there before. If you don't know how to tie knots ask someone who does. Ask before attaching your structures to someone else's. Use extra Gorilla tape. Bring more rope, bungees and rebar that you think you'll need. Bring extra poles, wind breaks them. Bring extra attachment thingies (conduit connections, PVC joints, bungees, whatever you use), wind breaks them. Bring an extra tarp, wind tears them up. If it looks weak (like a cheap easy up) it probably is, wind will break it. Bring your bike, no matter what (except for a total mud puddle) a bike is easier than walking long distance.
Mostly, be prepared and responsible for your camp, then don't worry too much, everything works out. There's always doom and gloom rumors about now (not enough art, too many cops, too hot, too cold, etc.) and somehow we still manage to have a great burn.
vapor wrote:Mostly, be prepared and responsible for your camp, then don't worry too much, everything works out. There's always doom and gloom rumors about now (not enough art, too many cops, too hot, too cold, etc.) and somehow we still manage to have a great burn.
tahiti_treat wrote:ARE YOU SURE?
FIGJAM wrote:Burning Man canceled!
Due to the dry conditions, lake Lahotan blew away in a huge wind storm last night and the whole area does'nt exist anymore.
I could be wrong but I'm not uncertain!!!
DustyBubbles wrote:Wow, this really is useless. I know all of the veterans on here are just having an amazing time scaring the newbies but, even though this is not my first year going, even im a little nervous. Actually, this thread made me much more nervous. Some of us are really trying to get a better idea as to what we can do in addition to what's already been told of us to do to prepare for DustopoliS. I certainly dont want a newbie's tents flying into my camp or straight into me for that matter. Useless, useless and useless.
Sorry, just a liiiitttllllle cranky today. Pre-playa jitters perhaps?? But, seriously, scaring the newbies for 16 straignt pages really isnt doing anything positive.
DustyBubbles wrote:But, seriously, scaring the newbies for 16 straignt pages really isnt doing anything positive.
maladroit wrote:I'm terrified but in a good way!
Nearly positive that I need to trick out my car like one of those tornado chaser vehicles and just live in there. I'm bringing a tent and reinforced monkey hut, but don't actually expect it to remain unmolested...my goal will be to tie down everything to the point where if it breaks, it at least stays tied to the ground. Will be soliciting the suggestions of any nearby veterans.
Eric wrote:DustyBubbles wrote:But, seriously, scaring the newbies for 16 straignt pages really isnt doing anything positive.
I completely disagree with this statement. Telling the truth for 16 straight pages is letting the newbies know this isn't always a picnic, and that they need to have their shit prepared...
DustyBubbles wrote:tahiti_treat wrote:ARE YOU SURE?
Heeeeyyy. Is snack Food Glory Hole your camp?
If so, I would really like to virtually shake your hang. Everyone in my camp really really loved this. Great photo ops as well. It's hillarious how eagar everyone wanted to do this - almost too much really if you think about it. Hmm....
Canoe wrote:And no one wants shit inappropriate structures, unsecured or inadequately secured structures or equipment, blowing their way and taking out their shelters, vehicles, camp or camp-mates.
maladroit wrote:I am fitting a piece of plywood to my windshield. I can drive with no side windows at least.
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