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2011 Survival Guide?

Postby zscott57 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:28 pm

Is this years Survival Guide available yet?
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Savannah » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:33 pm

Not yet. I'm guessing late(r) July, because for some reason I have it in my head that that's when last year's became available. When it's ready, it should appear here:
http://www.burningman.com/preparation/

And we will promptly all lose our minds dissecting it on ePlaya, so it won't be much of a secret. :)
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Elderberry » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:50 pm

But don't let that deter you from reading it. Basics are basics. I've been going for five or six years now and I still read all the survival and first timer stuff over each year. It's amazing how much you miss or forget from year to year.
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Savannah » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:53 pm

The section on "how to behave with law enforcement" is so complicated that I have to read it every year, even though I'm very well-behaved. :)
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Elderberry » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:02 pm

Somehow I always think that advice is more of a guide for what guilty people should do and say if they are stopped. If I were guilty and I was stopped, I'd probably be too high to even remember it, let alone care. Though I rarely do anything illegal, at least not in public, and I treat cops with the same respect I expect from them and I have never had any problems. I've found every encounter I have ever had with them pleasant. He'll, when I was a kid, one time I got into some trouble and the cops were even polite while arresting me. :shock:
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:06 pm

With the event just weeks away, does it not seem like the 2011 guide is a bit overdue? Reading last year's is obvious, but I'm curious what changes this year's guide will have.
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby junglesmacks » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:16 pm

The BORG via their FB page just posted a picture on Tiuesday of the staff stuffing the 2011 survival guide in envelopes for mailing. I'm assuming that they are going out now and through this next week, and we should all have them in hand by the end of next week/beginning of the following. YMMV.

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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:18 pm

Nice, I didn't even realize they mailed them - I thought it was just posted to the preparation area of the main site.
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby junglesmacks » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:44 pm

Drawingablank wrote:Nice, I didn't even realize they mailed them - I thought it was just posted to the preparation area of the main site.


A copy will come to whatever address you had your ticket(s) sent to..
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby MyDearFriend » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:23 pm

Well if they have the new survival guide ready, what is keeping them from posting it? :?
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Sic Pup » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:26 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:Well if they have the new survival guide ready, what is keeping them from posting it? :?


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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby illy dilly » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:08 am

It seems to me, like everyone is less prepared this year. Including the BMorg.
Last year at this time, I was packed and ready to go, minus the raw meats. And there were spots in the coolers set aside for the frozen meats.

Or am I just hoping that I'm not the only one hella unprepared this year?
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:10 am

illy dilly wrote:
Or am I just hoping that I'm not the only one hella unprepared this year?



It does kinda seem that way. Announcements/resources/whatevs seem to be a few weeks delayed on all fronts.

It always amazes me though how as we sit in our corners of the earth waiting and wondering HOW it will all come together.. that somehow it does. You trust and travel and BAM.. there it is. Unreal.
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Igneouss » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:25 am

What the guy above me said.

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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Super Evil Brian » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:32 am

illy dilly wrote:It seems to me, like everyone is less prepared this year. Including the BMorg.
Last year at this time, I was packed and ready to go, minus the raw meats. And there were spots in the coolers set aside for the frozen meats.

Or am I just hoping that I'm not the only one hella unprepared this year?


What? Prepared? I was just going to stock up on Big Bites at 7-11 and hit the food court in BRC. I have a tent I haven't unrolled in 10 years and I'll throw some clothes in a bag. I can just go to the laundromat during the week.

What is the adventure in preparing?

(Just kidding, I have back up stakes, with back-ups. I packed mosquito repellent if I stop somewhere along the way and it happens to be buggy. I have a back-up iPod for the trip ... )
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Mojojita » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:46 am

Got my Survival Guides in yesterday's mail!!!!!!!!
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Super Evil Brian » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:50 am

Mojojita wrote:Got my Survival Guides in yesterday's mail!!!!!!!!


The post office here hates me and doesn't always deliver my mail. Hopefully it will arrive before I leave for BRC.

They know I despise Texas and I'm a proud East Coast liberal Democrat.
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby illy dilly » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:55 am

Super Evil Brian wrote:
Mojojita wrote:Got my Survival Guides in yesterday's mail!!!!!!!!


The post office here hates me and doesn't always deliver my mail. Hopefully it will arrive before I leave for BRC.

They know I despise Texas and I'm a proud East Coast liberal Democrat.

So they don't give you your mail?!?!
Thats kinda jacked up... but funny at the same time. At least they haven't gone "postal" on you yet. :wink:
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Savannah » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:59 am

*runs to check the mail*
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Super Evil Brian » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:01 am

illy dilly wrote:
Super Evil Brian wrote:
Mojojita wrote:Got my Survival Guides in yesterday's mail!!!!!!!!


The post office here hates me and doesn't always deliver my mail. Hopefully it will arrive before I leave for BRC.

They know I despise Texas and I'm a proud East Coast liberal Democrat.

So they don't give you your mail?!?!
Thats kinda jacked up... but funny at the same time. At least they haven't gone "postal" on you yet. :wink:


Sometimes a letter or something will eventually arrive with a hand-written note saying how I don't live there. I never lived anywhere with such difficult postal workers.

My ticket arrived pronto (much better than the buying disaster, but that horse is long dead and very beaten) with no problems.
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby MedullaB » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:39 am

Sorry if this has already been posted:

http://www.burningman.com/media/doc/pre ... _guide.pdf
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:44 am

MedullaB wrote:Sorry if this has already been posted:

http://www.burningman.com/media/doc/pre ... _guide.pdf



Very nice!! First time seeing this.
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Savannah » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:49 am

MedullaB wrote:Sorry if this has already been posted:

http://www.burningman.com/media/doc/pre ... _guide.pdf


How dare you be so self-effacing? I didn't know it'd been posted! :D
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Just_Joe » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:28 pm

Savannah wrote:
MedullaB wrote:Sorry if this has already been posted:

http://www.burningman.com/media/doc/pre ... _guide.pdf


How dare you be so self-effacing? I didn't know it'd been posted! :D

It just came in the mail too. :!:
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby MedullaB » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:53 pm

LOL - every year around this time I take the url for the prior years pdf and change the year number in the url... eventually it loads, like it did today! :)

Hope I didn't steal their thunder!
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Charlie Parker » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:28 pm

Super Evil Brian wrote:
Mojojita wrote:Got my Survival Guides in yesterday's mail!!!!!!!!


The post office here hates me and doesn't always deliver my mail. Hopefully it will arrive before I leave for BRC.

They know I despise Texas and I'm a proud East Coast liberal Democrat.


Why should they care? Don't the people at the post office know that their jobs are in fact a form of socialism?
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Re: 2011 Survival Guide?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:29 pm

Why not use a guide from a previous year?
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