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Independent camping

Postby Lola77 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:22 am

Howdy! I'm a first time BMer, along with my boyfriend, and we had been planning on bringing an art installation to the playa but unfortunately, real life got in the way of our creation and so we will be attending sans art. We will be camping on our own and I wonder if this is permissible? Or, do you have to either belong to a theme camp or have some sort of installation/service/schtick, etc.? Thanks everyone! Looking forward to meeting you in the desert:)
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Re: Independent camping

Postby Rice » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:25 am

Lola77 wrote:Howdy! I'm a first time BMer, along with my boyfriend, and we had been planning on bringing an art installation to the playa but unfortunately, real life got in the way of our creation and so we will be attending sans art. We will be camping on our own and I wonder if this is permissible? Or, do you have to either belong to a theme camp or have some sort of installation/service/schtick, etc.? Thanks everyone! Looking forward to meeting you in the desert:)


Hi, Welcome to the ePlaya,

You are probably better off not having extra responsibilities for your first burn. Experience, enjoy, offer a hand to your neighbours.

It is also perfectly acceptable to camp on your own...

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Re: Independent camping

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:57 am

Yes! You to can be a solo BADASS!

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Re: Independent camping

Postby Savannah » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:12 am

Lola, I love camping alone or with small groups. It doesn't stop me from socializing, having neighbors, visiting theme camps, or volunteering. It does prevent some stress on my part, 'cause that's just how I'm made. :)
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Re: Independent camping

Postby Minxy » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:51 am

Camping alone is awesome! You may end up with a little less infrastructure (ie big super fancy shade structure or huge, well equipped kitchen) but it's super fun camping alone. It certainly doesn't inhibit you from socializing as much or as little as you like, plus you have the added bonus of having your time be ENTIRELY yours with no "large camp" responsibilities. I love it!
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Re: Independent camping

Postby Lola77 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:06 pm

Thanks, you guys! I'm feeling better about this already:)
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Re: Independent camping

Postby some seeing eye » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:33 pm

You can see my other recent post. The walk-in camping area is primarily solo-duoists. It's a little far out, but near the airport who are a nice bunch. You could even park your car out by the airport camp after unpacking I bet. I would have bikes that far out.
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Re: Independent camping

Postby Savannah » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:40 pm

Walk-In camping might be a little far away for a first year burner, and there are no windblocks.

On the other hand, it's probably wonderfully quiet. Towards the end of Burn week I can't say I wouldn't mind being there sometimes. :lol:
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Re: Independent camping

Postby Elorrum » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:50 pm

Go for it!
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Re: Independent camping

Postby Canoe » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:38 pm

Minxy wrote:Camping alone is awesome! You may end up with a little less infrastructure (ie big super fancy shade structure or huge, well equipped kitchen) but it's super fun camping alone. It certainly doesn't inhibit you from socializing as much or as little as you like, plus you have the added bonus of having your time be ENTIRELY yours with no "large camp" responsibilities. I love it!


ditto

camping other than walk-in means more neighbours and windbreaks
and, you'll probably make friends with your neighbours (try not to...)
they're usually your best security and "go to"
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