mommaratkins wrote:Hi, I'm Luci and I've never been to BM before. I know it is reccomended that each visitor to BRC takes two hours to help pick up MOOP before leaving, but can I stay until Tuesday to help? If not, are we required to leave by a certain time on Monday? Also, is it really as bad as I think it will be to use a port-a-potty in the desert? Will there be long lines for the bathrooms? One more question, I am arriving alone and not meeting anyone that I know at the event, so should I be looking beforehand online to join a camp or can I expect that I can wait until I get there to decide? (I have my own camping supplies.)
Welcome mommar......! Let me try to help answer some of your concerns here.
Yes, you can stay until Tuesday and help clean up the moop. there will be stuff left behind, but if all goes well, everyone takes their own crap out with them. Your offer to stay is very much appreciated.
There are rows and rows of port-a-potties for you bodily functions. They are well maintained several times a day, and if people are respectful, you will always get a "friendly potty" to use. In my head, I would say that there are 30 port-a-potties in a row. The waits are not bad at all, and usually you can step right in. Don't fear the potties.
At this late time, you probably will not be able to join a camp. There are oodles of open camping areas and you will quickly meet your neighbors and make friends---I promise. My best part of every day is to head off by myself and see things and meet people. You will not feel alone at any time--honest.
Again, Welcome and get ready for the most amazing time of your life. (but have no expectations)