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Sky lanterns on playa

Postby wh..sh » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:59 pm

Ok, I am sort of bewitched by the Rapunzel's lanterns. I want to get like zillion of these and launch it in the sky. Oh... it would be so magical!

Would one be allowed to launch sky lantern's at BM?
You think any permit would be required?

As far as I can tell, MOOP can be a problem.

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Re: Sky lanterns on playa

Postby ygmir » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:07 pm

there was quite a discussion of this in a thread........I forget which one, but essentially, due to moop and fire danger (when landing), consensus was "no", don't do it.
Someone else may remember the thread and link it, though.
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Re: Sky lanterns on playa

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:11 pm

ygmir wrote:there was quite a discussion of this in a thread........I forget which one, but essentially, due to moop and fire danger (when landing), consensus was "no", don't do it.
Someone else may remember the thread and link it, though.


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Re: Sky lanterns on playa

Postby wh..sh » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:17 pm

ygmir wrote:there was quite a discussion of this in a thread........I forget which one, but essentially, due to moop and fire danger (when landing), consensus was "no", don't do it.
Someone else may remember the thread and link it, though.


Sigh! Yeah, I thought so...
Anyways, I now donate this thread for any other substantive conversation.
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Re: Sky lanterns on playa

Postby wh..sh » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:17 pm

FIGJAM wrote:
ygmir wrote:there was quite a discussion of this in a thread........I forget which one, but essentially, due to moop and fire danger (when landing), consensus was "no", don't do it.
Someone else may remember the thread and link it, though.


"RE: Do you want to be part of hundreds of sky lanterns launch?"


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Re: Sky lanterns on playa

Postby JDCookMS » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:18 pm

FIGJAM wrote:
ygmir wrote:there was quite a discussion of this in a thread........I forget which one, but essentially, due to moop and fire danger (when landing), consensus was "no", don't do it.
Someone else may remember the thread and link it, though.


"RE: Do you want to be part of hundreds of sky lanterns launch?"


http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=189&t=41176&hilit=sky+lantern
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Re: Sky lanterns on playa

Postby ygmir » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:23 pm

wh..sh wrote:
ygmir wrote:there was quite a discussion of this in a thread........I forget which one, but essentially, due to moop and fire danger (when landing), consensus was "no", don't do it.
Someone else may remember the thread and link it, though.


Sigh! Yeah, I thought so...
Anyways, I now donate this thread for any other substantive conversation.


who made that rule?

dang.
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Re: Sky lanterns on playa

Postby wh..sh » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:31 pm

JDCookMS wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:
ygmir wrote:there was quite a discussion of this in a thread........I forget which one, but essentially, due to moop and fire danger (when landing), consensus was "no", don't do it.
Someone else may remember the thread and link it, though.


"RE: Do you want to be part of hundreds of sky lanterns launch?"


http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?f=189&t=41176&hilit=sky+lantern


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Substantive conversation

Postby wh..sh » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:39 pm

ygmir wrote:who made that rule?

dang.
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Re: Sky lanterns on playa

Postby JDCookMS » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:40 pm

wh..sh wrote:Fun thread!


For some reason I can just imagine one getting stuck in the Man and setting it on fire....like, Tuesday night or something. :shock:
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Re: Sky lanterns on playa

Postby Savannah » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:42 pm

Weirder things have happened. :lol:
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Re: Sky lanterns on playa

Postby wh..sh » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:47 pm

JDCookMS wrote:
wh..sh wrote:Fun thread!


For some reason I can just imagine one getting stuck in the Man and setting it on fire....like, Tuesday night or something. :shock:


That can be easily fixed by not launching it until Sunday night.
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Re: Sky lanterns on playa

Postby trilobyte » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:57 pm

MOOP and fire hazard would potentially be a problem (you'd be surprised how many of them come down with fire still sputtering). Several dumbasses launched them last year, one came down a few feet from our shade structure, still burning.

From last year's Jack Rabbit Speaks V15 #24

Jack Rabbit Speaks wrote:AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT CHINESE SKY LANTERNS

In the last JRS, we included a post about a project that will be using Chinese sky lanterns ... those paper lanterns that you light a little candle inside and let them float up into the air ... they're really pretty as they drift away, glowing.

The problem is -- and thanks to our Fire Art Safety Team (FAST) for alerting us -- that they're also SUPER dangerous, especially in Black Rock City.

Beyond the MOOP factor, they can float off into the city and light a tent on fire ... and they can float off into the surrounding mountain ranges and start a wildfire. In fact, with the prevailing winds as they are, this is highly likely.

So, DO NOT USE CHINESE FIRE LANTERNS IN BLACK ROCK CITY. AT ALL. EVER.
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