Hi everyone, I'm a first timer this year. I am a professional self employed artist, industrial designer, and custom builder. (Also long time husband and father though I'm coming alone.) I am bringing a ton of tools, fasteners and arsenal of building hardware and supplies. Have a bike trailer to hold a mobile fabricating/tool/repair kit.
I'm also an introvert, Looking forward to camping solo (I think) and taking this awesome experience and cathartic time for myself.
Though I read that gifting is not "formally required", I want to be sure to participate and honor the atmosphere at BM. I will not be a tourist or spectator. Not particularly gifted at socializing and meeting new people (just for the sake of socializing. guess I'm better at "colaborating") I can easily give/participate another way. To get involved and participate this year and am really interested in cruising around on bike and offering help to people setting up camp or meeting anyone's repair or fixing needs on the playa. Whether it's creative help or labor with an art project, or helping to troubleshoot and fixing anyone's transportation vehicle. Much better socially at meeting new people when using my hands.
THE POINT OF THIS TOPIC IS; I think I have enough cordless tool batteries to last the week for anything I get into. Though just in case, is anyone aware of a theme camp or place that I could plug a charger to recharge a cordless drill/driver batteries into? (In the spirit that I am using the battery power to pay forward to others needs) I plan on being there from the beginning. And heat is the enemy of battery life.
Contemplating bringing a "kind-of" quiet generator mounted on the roof of my cargo van, surrounded 4 sides in some sound barriers. But am very self conscious about contributing "ugly" noise and exhaust into the BM environment before I witness first hand this year what is appropriate/etiquette. Plus it means more fuel,$$, and valuable cargo space.
Also for you experienced burners, I look forward to my upcoming autonomy, though I contemplate pushing myself and I hesitantly ask, does anyone know of a group or particular theme camp (with space) that I would seem to fit into?
So... initial question, cordless tool recharging?...or just bring my own generator?
THANKS. Can't wait!