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Post something I'll forget to bring!

Postby StickyChron » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:42 pm

Help me out!

Post something you didn't know you needed until you needed it.
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Postby graidawg » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:44 pm

to go home.

this isnt snark btw, until i came on here i just didnt know how much i need it
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Postby TomServo » Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:07 am

extra duct tape(ive since switched to Gorilla tape), extra water, my sledge hammer....each year has its unique hardships... Thats what makes it soo fun!
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Postby Trishntek » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:06 am

I ran out of smokes before the event ended.
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Postby Sham » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:54 am

jumper cables, extra car keys, universal repair tool (Leatherman type), first aid kit, foot blister pads, bike lock, chap stick.
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Postby robotland » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:15 am

Snake bite kit, just to freak out other noobs with...
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Postby Sic Pup » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:24 am

Your ticket.
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Postby Elderberry » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:14 am

Some things that either I or people I know have forgotten to bring:

Their ticket. (I know no less than three people who have done this.)
Their clothes. (unfortunately, this was me last year.)
Oil for their generator. (I don't think this person even knew it needed oil, so this might not actually be something "forgotten")
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Postby Turnip » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:29 am

Hair ties!
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Postby Fufa » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:39 am

More blinkies, more bike decor, sturdier bike basket.

I need to be more organized; it wasn't that I forgot stuff, it's that I just couldn't find it all when I was there.
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Postby a figment » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:03 am

first year we went wife forgot caffinated drinks for her self, the one cup of coffee a day she was having did not cut it and she had a melt down on wednesday. that being said what you usually eat or drink so your body does not go into withdrawls.
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:11 am

Very good ear plugs. BRC is a noisy place, and you may want to try to get some sleep at, oh, say 5 a.m. while some a-hole thinks that blasting dubstep is everybody's idea of soothing music. Dick.
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Postby hookahdude » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:21 am

Water - you can never have enough.. and water...
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Postby graidawg » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:14 pm

inhibitions?
plans?

things you arent likely to forget

alcohol.


thats about it i think
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Postby Savannah » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:44 pm

My first year, I forgot an extra set of flashlight batteries. (I fell asleep with my flashlight on.) Someone from my camp went into Gerlach for supplies midweek and asked if I wanted anything, and so batteries--& a delicious 6-pack of Sprite--were what I wanted.

Travel alarm. (Handy for disco naps prior to a night of dancing, or waking up in time for volunteer shifts.) Had to pick one up halfway down, last year.
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Postby Fufa » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:07 pm

Ooooh! A watch!

I missed Megatropolis blowing up last year cause I had no idea what time it was... ever. :roll:

So only necessary if you plan on showing up on time for stuff, like events on the schedule.
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Postby Lassen Forge » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:45 pm

Batteries... yeah, I always forget them. Until I get to the gate, then D-0-0-0-0-H...
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Postby rodiponer » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:14 pm

A backpack... So I had to stuff everything in my pockets or hook it onto my belt.
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Postby rubymermaid » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:19 pm

Ticket is number 1. You don't want to turn back to get it or pay again.

-I forgot my pillow last year.
-Also bring 2 jackets you don't mind losing. I accidentally only brought one and it got lost.
-Back up bike lock. I lost part of my bike lock last year and this led to my break down of the week. Lucky for me a fellow burner lent me one of his so I could continue using my bike.
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Postby TomServo » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:54 pm

Fufa wrote:Ooooh! A watch!

I missed Megatropolis blowing up last year cause I had no idea what time it was... ever. :roll:

So only necessary if you plan on showing up on time for stuff, like events on the schedule.



Don't worry, it was just another explosion.
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Postby Fufa » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:58 pm

TomServo wrote:
Fufa wrote:Ooooh! A watch!

I missed Megatropolis blowing up last year cause I had no idea what time it was... ever. :roll:

So only necessary if you plan on showing up on time for stuff, like events on the schedule.



Don't worry, it was just another explosion.



But I still wanted to see it! I don't think I caught any explosions last year...
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Postby gaminwench » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:35 am

saline nasal spray, tea tree oil, ticklers, BACON!!!
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Postby BBadger » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:15 am

Canned (compressed) air. Man did I wish I had brought some last time. Great for getting that dust out of things like the inside of your sunglasses or on your camera lens where blowing will simply not do it and water just leaves streaks.

Diving case for cameras. Some cameras suck in air as they zoom or focus, which can cause them to die from dust getting inside. At least one person in my camp had a camera die this way. You might consider a diving case for any camera you have.

Cheap face masks. You know, those packs you can get for $2 for 5 at a camping site. They make nice gifts for those people who forget.

Carabiners - At least for me, I get paranoid that something I brought will fall out of my pocket and get lost... like my damn sunglasses last time :(
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Postby C187 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:34 am

One year I forgot a stove, and a few years before that I forgot the canisters for the stove. Last year I had enough ibuprofen for headaches and the like. But I ran out a few days before I left because of an injury. As such, I'm going to bring full bottles for now on.
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Postby Elderberry » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:57 am

BBadger wrote:Canned (compressed) air.


What a great idea. In all the times I've been to the playa I've never even thought about bringing compressed air. It's now on the list!
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Postby Savannah » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:18 am

One year I forgot a stove, and a few years before that I forgot the canisters for the stove. Last year I had enough ibuprofen for headaches and the like. But I ran out a few days before I left because of an injury. As such, I'm going to bring full bottles for now on.


I always have a decent first aid kit with me. The likelihood of that particular injury happening again are quite marvelously slim, but I hope you will ask me next time.

Seriously, I'm scandalized. :shock:
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Postby TomServo » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:03 am

Fufa wrote:
TomServo wrote:
Fufa wrote:Ooooh! A watch!

I missed Megatropolis blowing up last year cause I had no idea what time it was... ever. :roll:

So only necessary if you plan on showing up on time for stuff, like events on the schedule.



Don't worry, it was just another explosion.



But I still wanted to see it! I don't think I caught any explosions last year...


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Postby dragonpilot » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:49 am

Chapstick on a neck loop...right there when you need it...and you'll need it a lot!
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Postby Boijoy » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:46 pm

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Postby Fufa » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:12 pm

Yes Tomservo, I didn't catch any explosions EXCEPT the burn of course! I had a great view for that one! :D

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