Birgin Camp 2014

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Re: Idea: All Newbie Camp, suggestions?

Postby Divreon » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:16 pm

For anyone who's interested Camp Birgin(Burgin? BMVirgin? Virgin Camp?) is starting up with a forum. It might be slow at the moment, but post up any ideas and questions and watch for it to pick up in activity after the first of next year.

http://birgincamp.boards.net/

This is a free forum, so forgive any ads there, we can pay to remove them if they get bad.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby trilobyte » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:24 am

I'm renaming the thread to match the camp name. Good luck with your prep and planning!
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby Divreon » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:39 am

Thanks Trilo, This will make it a lot easier for people to find us.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby tattoogoddess » Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:12 am

Suggestions for a theme camp "owner" mayor or whatever you want to call it. DO NOT MAKE A THEME CAMP YOUR FIRST YEAR, DON'T EVEN DO IT YOIR SECOND YEAR.
Ok why? You will need to be at home to host your camp. You will miss out on soooooooo much of the burn. Plus not only that, the logistics of planning even a camp under 50 people is a fucking nightmare! Trust me. I planned our whole camp last year. The logistics are insanity. Don't do it.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby AntiM » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:19 am

Sounds like they're doing more of a village. Being an organizer does take up time and money, but if they aren't doing scheduled events or looking for placement, having no dues and requiring each member to bring their own stuff, then having a camp isn't so bad. The other stag/orphan camps do just fine.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby GreyCoyote » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:52 am

Agreed, AntiM. And perhaps the real message here should be "do what you want, knowing it might not work".

Dont let others experiences sour yours. If you have food, water and shade, you are doing it right!
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby Divreon » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:07 pm

With ticket information now available, Birgin camp will become a solid reality when the first of us buys their ticket. From there, it's just a matter of slow and steady prep until the burn.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby AntiM » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:14 pm

Whoot!
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby Mia » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:26 pm

Divreon, my idea for shade is a pitch tent out of two tarps, my tent is 9x8 so I figure that will work well but let's not forget i'm a virgin too (fantastic!) so I could end up in the med tent. As for drama, it's been my experience that you put a few hens in the same space and there's going to be drama.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby Divreon » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:46 am

Yeah, but I'm going to do the foolish thing and hope that we are all responsible adults...

Yes, I know I'm doomed.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby Mia » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:10 am

With how every post a newb posts on here is scrutinized , I have to wonder if a whole camp of newbs will just become the "leper colony".
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:18 am

Once you're there nobody will care! 8)
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:36 am

If you look closely, newbie posts aren't the only ones scrutinized. You may care to check out this article on snark.

I doubt that you'd be treated as a leper colony, any more than any of the others who've done similar in the past (though the camps I've heard of had an actual art theme, and didn't treat their inexperience as the camp's theme). Or any of the orphan camps... or any other camp for that matter.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby Divreon » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:07 am

Birgin Camp Draws closer, Pre-sale registration is open, and I for one am registered.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby Divreon » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:44 pm

Ticket purchased, confirmation in hand.

So now, even if it turns out Birgin camp is a camp of one, it will happen.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby Divreon » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:18 pm

With tickets in hand, Birgin camp is making plans over on our forums. Stop on by, and say hello if you'd like to join.
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Re: Idea: All Newbie Camp, suggestions?

Postby Hope-a-Lope » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:43 pm

BBadger wrote:Image

One does not simply drive a 5-person sedan with 2+ people and all their supplies into BRC...


In 2013 I did, 4 people plus gear/food/water, and I still have no idea how we defied the rules of physics to make it happen.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:39 pm

Pocket universe, probably.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby AntiM » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:06 pm

Four Door Vehicle of Holding.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby Elorrum » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:19 pm

clown car.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby Monkeystyle » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:59 pm

It was bigger on the inside.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby scruffyboy » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:22 pm

Hey Divreon,
You've been getting a LOT of really good suggestions for your camp. I've been going since 96 and worked DPW for 4 years so I'll throw in my 2 cents worth;
Probably THE single most important thing for everyone attending to do is to READ AND HEED THE SURVIVAL GUIDE! They are not kidding one damn bit about what conditions may be like out there.
Useful Tips and Suggestions are also to be found on the site. Some may sound silly but a lot of them are time-tested and can make the difference between a miserable experience and a great time.

Here are a few more esoteric suggestions;

1) Leave your expectations at home, they only limit you

2) Go with an open mind, an open heart and willing hands, say "hi" to your neighbors and when you can, offer to help out.

3) Sensory overload is the rule not the exception. Take the time to see what's in front of you. Don't go chasing after every loud noise or blinky thingie you encounter you'll just wear yourself out!

4) S L O W D O W N! Be sure to take care of yourself, you're never going to see everything anyway so don't even try. Besides there's likely to be plenty going on right in your "neighborhood."

5) Have an "Exit" plan in mind. If things aren't going well and you want to leave early? That's O.K. I usually wait 24 hours before executing to see if things turn around for me.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby Divreon » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:54 pm

So, My sister died. That's bad.

She may have been murdered. That's worse.

She had a 7 Year old girl. Even Worse.

That 7 year old is being fought over by a responsible party, and a compulsive liar/gambler who wants the potential murderer more involved in the girls life. I can't even think it's so bad.

Given the above. I need to bail out. I have a burning man ticket, and a burner express ticket to sell, dont even know how that works...

Out of everything I'm dealing with, selling my ticket and giving up BM is the hardest. I might end up homeless and jobless(because my boss, is my landlord, is my father, who is funding the compulsive liar/gambler's legal case) but that's not the thing that's hitting home.

So as much as I need it right now, I'm out. I'm sorry everyone.

There's still a great group of Virgin Burners making a go of the event, and I wish them all my best. I'll see them in the dust eventually, but I won't be with them.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby Jovankat » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:47 pm

(((Divreon))), wow. I'm so sorry you're going through this! Best of luck with everything and we'll see you in the dust next year hopefully.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby Savannah » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:22 am

Divreon, I'm so sorry. I can't imagine.

You'll probably be able to sell your ticket easily depending on the circumstances under which you purchased it.
https://ticketsupport.burningman.com/

The Burner Express ticket is apparently non-transferrable and non-refundable. (Were it me, I'd ask then anyway, figuring I had nothing to lose.)
http://burnerexpress.com/terms-and-conditions/
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby Joeln » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:34 am

Sorry to hear this Divreon. Hang in there and take care of yourself.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby GreyCoyote » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:27 am

Wow. Just... wow. I hate it when Life dumps on good folks like this. And major props to you, Divreon, for making a hard choice and doing what you think is right.

You'll be in our thoughts, and we shall have a toast in the Dust to you in absentia.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby lucky420 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:44 am

Oh wow. I am so sorry for your loss. Please take care and hoping everything works out for you and your niece. :(
Oh my god, it's HUGE!
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby trilobyte » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:02 am

I am so, so sorry to hear of your loss. Good luck to you and your family in working through such a tragic situation.
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Re: Birgin Camp 2014

Postby msj2u » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:08 am

Just wow! I'm really sorry to hear about your sister and niece.

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