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Hey NOOBZ!! You need a MAILBOX 4 camp!!

Postby CitizenRandom » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:54 am

Its a tradition and we serve you with two and now possibly three post offices in which on site message mail created by Burners who wish to contact you may send you MAIL!! OMG!! everybody has a general address- and Our Post offices distribute mail thru out the event. Its a nifty way to pass messages and to get your communication from those whom wish to give you the inside skinny- or send you gifts.

We also can deliver to you mail from outside the playa as well! YES REAL mail from stalkers- and agencys wishing to remind you to pay your default accounts accrewed in defering all your standard income and payable debt - to purchasing all nessary items to submerge yourself in our culture that is Burningman.

Do we pick up your mail? Fucking rarely so get your butt to our center camp and plaza locations and join others in what has been a Playa standard in experiance and a halmark of Initiation.... Annd if selected by our random victems of mail co-ordinator board-
you will be Abducted to FrateniZING with the Postal elite- for recruited training in both delivery and SAFETY on site at the Playa.

So when planing your camp or just planning your pack in- remember the savy item that will set you apart from just ANY Virgin -Noob- or Fledgling Burner- Remember to pack your Camp Mailbox!!! Youll gain the respect of your elders and covet some bitchin mail.

The BRCPO BRCPO International Post and the Pony Excess are the only free desert naked 24 hour mail carriers in the United States
and are authorized under federal consideration to dutifully conduct the handling and canceling of US mail on site and under federal guidlines.
Now GET OFF YOUR LITTLE ASSES AND MAIL SOMETHING!! :D
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Postby Ratty » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:32 am

Sounds great!! I love 'Naked News". I usually bring stamps to gift the PO. (I heard it may not happen at all this year). Good luck
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Postby lizgreeen » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:12 pm

hey noob, you need a mailbox for your bike. brcpo94evr
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:55 pm

I was with the BRCPO back in 2001 when the late, great Sylvia Dutch was the Postmistress.
I'm glad the BRCPO is still here.
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Postby AntiM » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:12 am

I didn't get much in our mailbox this year, although Genius did get one postcard which had been severely water damaged. We could barely read it ourselves, so kudos to the delivery folks!

Our neighbors across the street had a mailbox, we put random crap in it all week. Odd little gifts from the gift box, mostly.
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Postby Asquared » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:23 am

my campmate volunteered to deliver mail - we searched for almost an hour trying to find this one person. we finally found her and the look on her face made the hour search so worth it!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:14 pm

AntiM wrote:I didn't get much in our mailbox this year, although Genius did get one postcard which had been severely water damaged. We could barely read it ourselves, so kudos to the delivery folks!

Probably got it wet themselves...
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Postby shroom » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:51 pm

I must bring a mailbox, I'm missing out on some fun.
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Postby Ratty » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:39 pm

Warning...Stupid question coming.........

In the past I've mailed post cards from BM. I've never gotten anything in my mailbox except little junk and some moop. Is regular USPS mail delivered on the playa? I've always assumed that it was. Can you address cards or packages to a certain camp, street or vehicle description?

I'll take my answer on the air.
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Postby gyre » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:46 pm

Yes.
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Postby AntiM » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:13 pm

I've received postcards, packages and letters on the playa. The people sending then have to do the timing just right, so it is best if you pretty much know your address beforehand.

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Postby Ratty » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:27 pm

Next year I'll do it. My campmate loves mail. Now I can think of several people that would like a post card or pkg. I can mail them some swag!!
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Postby Elderberry » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:41 pm

I sent a few cards and post cards. They all got there except for the most important one--the one I sent my partner! :(
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Postby Elliot » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:53 pm

In 2012 I built a rickshaw type cart for a camp that delivered messages of some sort around the city. Pony Girl Express or something along those lines. So I really ought to "get with the program" myself.

And, by golly....

Last weekend I saw a stack of second-hand mail boxes at the local flea market.

*grabs a couple of bucks and jumps on bicycle*
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Postby Savannah » Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:41 pm

Elliot, I think I may have seen that rickshaw. :)

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Postby Elliot » Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:53 pm

No, that's not mine. Mine has only two wheels and is pulled by a person on foot. That's what they wanted, so that's what I built. But the one in the pictures is much better! And I love how the "horse" is made up! Whoever they are, good job!
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Postby Elliot » Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:58 pm

Oh... and... the fellow at the flea market wants five bucks for a mail box. Fuggettaboutit. I have ten months to scavenge one for a quarter or free. There is one available on my block (we don't have mail delivery here!), but it is plastic, so that's out.
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Postby Savannah » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:07 pm

Elliot wrote:No, that's not mine. Mine has only two wheels and is pulled by a person on foot. That's what they wanted, so that's what I built. But the one in the pictures is much better! And I love how the "horse" is made up! Whoever they are, good job!


Indeed. She stayed in character the whole time--would neigh, and eat out of your hand.

That's a full body stocking she's got on. Luckily, it was pretty early in the day.
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Postby FIGJAM » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:54 pm

Why not build a mailbox with a kinetic theme? 8)
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Postby Elliot » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:14 pm

Hmmmmm..... I have here a beer "pig" that was purchased in Oregon. It says $20 refund on it, but I have no idea if I could collect that here. Might make a good mail box.
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Postby AntiM » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:12 am

In our "Let Bill Buy It" podcast Bill Gephardt buys tests out all sorts of products to see if they live up to their claims!. When the claim is that its "Indestructible" we pull out all the stops! From baseball bats to bombs lets see how indestructible this mailbox really is!


http://newseditor.podomatic.com/entry/2 ... 1_01-07_00
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Postby peyote2004 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:58 am

Elliot .. From the posts I've read on ePlaya, you have the ability yo build a way cooler mailbox than you could ever find anywhere.
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Postby Patsh » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:55 am

AntiM wrote:
In our "Let Bill Buy It" podcast Bill Gephardt buys tests out all sorts of products to see if they live up to their claims!. When the claim is that its "Indestructible" we pull out all the stops! From baseball bats to bombs lets see how indestructible this mailbox really is!


http://newseditor.podomatic.com/entry/2 ... 1_01-07_00


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Postby FIGJAM » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:29 am

That's why you don't let them mail your ebay C4!!!!! :roll:
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Postby Elliot » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:46 am

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Good morning! Kind of you to say, Peyote.

Many people could create their own mailbox. Like most projects, it is largely a matter of diving into it, and the skills will develop as you go.

When we build something unusually artistic or amusing we create joy, but we also risk making the item unrecognizable. With some things this would not matter, but a mailbox needs to be very readily identifiable from a distance, so any mail carrier can easily spot it as he approaches the camp.

So I'm thinking.... If the box is very unusual, it needs to sit prominently out front where it cannot be missed. Conversely, if you prefer to install the box less prominently, it needs to be a conventional style, easily recognizable out of the corner of the mail carrier's eye.

It is probably best if any mailbox has a conventional door, such as required on real mailboxes. Granted, the carrier might enjoy "solving a puzzle" to find and open the door, but she might also have just pulled a 200 pound contraption thru a couple miles of Dust storm, and not be amused by a "too clever" box.

It's Sunday morning, and that was today's Sermon. :lol:
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Postby Ratty » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:47 am

Hallelujah brother.
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Postby gyre » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:59 pm

I saw a nice one made of an older computer case.
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Postby peyote2004 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:51 am

I've seen a few neat mailboxes when driving around the country side. My 2 favorites were a little tractor. You had to lift the bucket to put the mail in and the other was a barn with a bale of hay hanging in front. You pull on the hay bale to open the barn doors and put the mail in.

I can't remember where the tractor one was. I just passed it one day while driving some back roads. The barn one belonged to a friend's family, and ended up being the victim of a snow plow.
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