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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:36 pm

Got all my drugs (pills)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby C.f.M. » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:42 pm

unjonharley wrote:Got all my drugs (pills)



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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby strange love » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:53 pm

fresh wrote:todays wish, a bigger car.


I just took out the front passenger seat and center console of my car to make more room for stuffs 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby C.f.M. » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:28 pm

Suitcase and cooler/tent are in the car! Fixin' to take my last shower and try to figure out how to sleep.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Sic Pup » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:10 pm

First leg complete, the only missing item discovered so far is my iPod. Turns out it's sitting on the kitchen counter at home. On the plus side the lovely couple I had dinner with in OH have lovely parting gifts for me among which were about 10 CD's of road music, a neat utility 1000-1 tool and a great dinner to boot.

The registration arrived at home today a copy of which will be waiting for me in Denver.

The left rear brake light sensor triggered again, it turns out the idiot who replaced it a week or two ago didn't seat it properly. I gave myself a well-deserved slap on the back of the head.

In one sense it felt good in another it hurt like hell.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby gus » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:21 pm

Ratty wrote:Repeatedly checking the playa weather. Today the wind got up to 42 mph. That's a bitch of a wind.


Got word that it's hit 80 MPH within the last few days! Also, I'm sure y'all heard about the rain. Yikes!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby geospyder » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:55 pm

Everything is packed in the plastic storage boxes. Cooler stuff is in the fridge getting cool. Going back over everything I see that I'm missing one item - nasal spray. Caught Playa lung last year and definitely don't want it again this year. Decompression a week after Burning Man is a trans-Pacific cruise from Vancouver to Hawaii. Any sign of a cough and you are not allowed on-board :cry:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:15 pm

C.f.M. wrote:
I just noticed your location, are you camped in Berlin? mit dem Rangers?


Yeah, a sub-camp of former rangers or friends of rangers that aren't actually ranging this year. At least I think none of us are. But that's where I am, when sleeping! :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:28 pm

Generators. Check. Sawzall. Check. Air compressor. Check. Fishing rod. Check.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby C.f.M. » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:15 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:
I just noticed your location, are you camped in Berlin? mit dem Rangers?


Yeah, a sub-camp of former rangers or friends of rangers that aren't actually ranging this year. At least I think none of us are. But that's where I am, when sleeping! :)


That's cool! I am still debating taking a year off, this year...

Did y'all see the lastest weather news? Pretty crazy.

RE Playa Lung: take it from me, who learned the hard way! Take care of your lungs! Wear that mask! Clean out those passages - and moisturize! Try to keep your tent dust-free. Last year was the first year I wore dust masks, and it made a difference. Also a difference, sleeping in a mesh tent with the mesh not covered. Woke up coughier than usual (I didn't set it up). Also have a ton of lozenges, this year. I don't know exactly why, but it's in my notes (I keep notes all week, on what to do better/bring/don't bring next year - invaluable).
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby VultureChow » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:26 am

Wow. Packed. At office. Leaving for airport in 7 hours. Full day of work.

Box with lion broke. Rewrapped in everything imaginable to keep it safe. We'll see. I might need some glue when I get to reno.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby BeeWeeDee » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:10 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:Generators. Check. Sawzall. Check. Air compressor. Check. Fishing rod. Check.


Bait and lures???
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:26 am

To all my Efriends. Stay safe. Don't speed. Avoid trouble. And red this about Leo's on the playa this year.

http://boingboing.net/2013/08/21/dispat ... ore-251509
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:55 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:Generators. Check. Sawzall. Check. Air compressor. Check. Fishing rod. Check.


Funniest thing ever on the playa.. Guy with a fishing rod and reel and a glow stick.. He set up at a dark intersection and went to work on the ravers going out for the night..

Heavy drill, wheel puller and assorted tools..
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:33 am

Part 1 of "Meet the Meat for the Greet"!!!

Part 2 is on the grill! 8)

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:53 am

Shade structures and I have a serious love/hate relationship. First it was a heavy duty carport. Next was an umbrella. I just drilled some holes in tent poles and plan to use a sail as shade. I put it up in the back yard. UGLY! (But shady).

I made the circus tent and decided that I had lost my mind. It would have been too hot, not shady enough and won't take ANY wind. But it's beautiful. I'll use it in Auburn for the Fairies. I'm done..............
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:01 am

"The first step is admitting you have a problem." :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby DrewDubious » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:27 am

We head out tomorrow to San jose to a friends for the night, then we geek out at some salvage yards and thrift shops... then head out to Reno on saturday and geek out again. Then head out on sunday to hopefully chill out on the highway with peeps while we await entry. Still got repairs to do to the DC-9 tailwings, haven't loaded the trailer at all and the pvc moon rover is still in pieces. Gettin pretty damn excited, i must say! :D :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:41 am

I'm so far behind everyone, that this is depressing to read.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:16 am

unjonharley wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:Generators. Check. Sawzall. Check. Air compressor. Check. Fishing rod. Check.


Funniest thing ever on the playa.. Guy with a fishing rod and reel and a glow stick.. He set up at a dark intersection and went to work on the ravers going out for the night..

Heavy drill, wheel puller and assorted tools..


Ha! I've been fishing for ravers from my boat for years!
There's even a many-year-old glow stick still on the fishing line!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby JayBobBoy » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:39 am

This is officially my last post before I make like a baby, and head out!

I'm suffering through the final hours of work, trying to look busy...

I should have the trailer hitched up and on the road by 8pm. It's about time!

Be safe everyone, and I hope to see you when you get home!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby DrewDubious » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:43 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:
unjonharley wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:Generators. Check. Sawzall. Check. Air compressor. Check. Fishing rod. Check.


Funniest thing ever on the playa.. Guy with a fishing rod and reel and a glow stick.. He set up at a dark intersection and went to work on the ravers going out for the night..

Heavy drill, wheel puller and assorted tools..


Ha! I've been fishing for ravers from my boat for years!
There's even a many-year-old glow stick still on the fishing line!



Purple is my favorite.




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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:46 am

Getting off the e playa and button up.. Have music, cloths, final washing, kitchen, bath, meds shit better get going
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby BeeWeeDee » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:43 pm

Checked the air pressure in my spare tire on the truck.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:02 pm

I did that too. And brought patches and a big air compressor!
I've peeled trailer tires off their rims enroute to BRC when I had to make a tight maneuver.
It's kinda life-or-death to be able to put them back on!!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby lemur » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:08 pm

about 7 bags of groceries... some of which went into the cooler.. always seems like wayyy too much but there's always some slim pickings at the end when all the good stuff is eaten... now down to 5 bags and a cooler.. good enough for 10.5 days I think... will at least eat well till Monday or Tuesday of the gate open
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby otakup0pe » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:17 pm

finished most of the art a few hours ago. van is about a third packed. most bins are done.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby C.f.M. » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:21 pm

lemur wrote:about 7 bags of groceries... some of which went into the cooler.. always seems like wayyy too much but there's always some slim pickings at the end when all the good stuff is eaten... now down to 5 bags and a cooler.. good enough for 10.5 days I think... will at least eat well till Monday or Tuesday of the gate open


I went shopping too, and fear I don't have enough. And I had more than 7 bags. :|

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby DrewDubious » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:39 am

We are on our way out the door in about an hour. If anyone sees a trailer loaded down with old beat up airplane wings on their ride out to the playa, be sure to wave to us! See you lot out there! :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:17 am

Packing, sorting loading. Planning, stressing, laughing. Oops. That's 6 things. Eplaya is a ghost town. See you there. If you can't come this year, watch the live feed and see us there. Fin......
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