The first rule of Burning Man is:you talk about Burning Man.

Share your pictures and video. Tell us about the sights, sounds, and scents, as well as the rumors and truths found at Burning Man.

If you only brought one of the following items what would it be. It is assumed you bring water. It is hoped that Gate wouldn't even let you through the gate without it.

Power Tools (For construction/destruction purposes)
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19%
Food (For personal survival)
25
53%
Drugs/Alcohol/Lube(?)/Condoms (For memories you won't remember)
10
21%
"Playa" Clothes (For moderate modesty)
0
No votes
A physical gift (Something(s) tangible you intend to part with)
3
6%
 
Total votes : 47

The first rule of Burning Man is:you talk about Burning Man.

Postby bm_cricket » Sat May 15, 2010 4:09 pm

The second rule of Burning Man is..
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Postby Bob » Sat May 15, 2010 8:40 pm

Bring a decent vehicle, so you can go somewhere nice if they evict you.
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Postby bm_cricket » Sat May 15, 2010 9:03 pm

Bob wrote:Bring a decent vehicle, so you can go somewhere nice if they evict you.


You are forgetting that I've camped next to nit-whits who hitchhike in with instant dried food and NO WATER. Somehow they attach to you like leaches.

This was really more intended as a joke. Testing your priorities. Raver? Creator?...
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Postby AntiM » Sun May 16, 2010 6:18 am

Last year I saw three hippie dudes running after the water truck trying to fill their one water container. A self-correcting problem, I assume.
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Postby CapSmashy » Sun May 16, 2010 7:42 am

Power tools. I build/fix it in exchange for food since I have water.
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Postby bm_cricket » Sun May 16, 2010 9:07 am

CapSmashy wrote:Power tools. I build/fix it in exchange for food since I have water.


That is my preferred way to go too. Although I tend to bring everything I need anyway. My gift tends to be what I can build/fix/assemble with my hands. The last few years that's been in addition to a freak ton of homebrew beer (85 gallons in '09) but my checking account being what it is I'm going on a budget for 2010.
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Postby CapSmashy » Sun May 16, 2010 10:20 am

bm_cricket wrote:That is my preferred way to go too. Although I tend to bring everything I need anyway. My gift tends to be what I can build/fix/assemble with my hands. The last few years that's been in addition to a freak ton of homebrew beer (85 gallons in '09) but my checking account being what it is I'm going on a budget for 2010.


I bring 2, sometimes 3 of everything I need. :)

I'm getting better about that but I still had stuff like 2 complete sets of mechanics hand tools (with spares of the common stuff like a total of 6 9/16 box end wrenches) packed and loaded on the bus.
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Postby Kinetik V » Sun May 16, 2010 10:31 am

AntiM wrote:Last year I saw three hippie dudes running after the water truck trying to fill their one water container. A self-correcting problem, I assume.


Having heard the stories of what's in that water...that scares me. Water is cheap, heck even wally world sells gallons of spring water for 77 cents per gallon out here. There's no way I'd be drinking anything coming out of the back of one of those trucks.
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Postby AntiM » Sun May 16, 2010 11:00 am

Kinetic V wrote:
AntiM wrote:Last year I saw three hippie dudes running after the water truck trying to fill their one water container. A self-correcting problem, I assume.


Having heard the stories of what's in that water...that scares me. Water is cheap, heck even wally world sells gallons of spring water for 77 cents per gallon out here. There's no way I'd be drinking anything coming out of the back of one of those trucks.


They didn't have a tent, either. But they did have a guitar and a drum!
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Postby bm_cricket » Sun May 16, 2010 11:13 am

AntiM wrote:
Kinetic V wrote:
AntiM wrote:Last year I saw three hippie dudes running after the water truck trying to fill their one water container. A self-correcting problem, I assume.


Having heard the stories of what's in that water...that scares me. Water is cheap, heck even wally world sells gallons of spring water for 77 cents per gallon out here. There's no way I'd be drinking anything coming out of the back of one of those trucks.


They didn't have a tent, either. But they did have a guitar and a drum!

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Postby Fire_Moose » Mon May 17, 2010 8:51 am

I think the second rule of Burning Man is Don't sleep with anyone in yer camp...
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Postby bm_cricket » Mon May 17, 2010 9:00 am

Fire_Moose wrote:I think the second rule of Burning Man is Don't sleep with anyone in yer camp...


Part A. of the second rule applies to house mates, neighbors, dorm mates, co-workers(?)...

Part B. of the second rule of Burning Man applies to the community at large and is more of a question than a statement. "This person met you 30 minutes ago and is willing to sleep with you. Has this happened before? Multiple times? Today??"
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Postby flatlander13 » Mon May 17, 2010 11:55 am

The second rule of Burning Man is:
1. Bring too much water…..you can always gift it to someone staying longer than you are……or make a giant mud puddle with it and laugh at everyone that falls in the mud.
2. Make gifts that someone would actually want
3. Bring tools and help people build/repair/fix stuff
4. Have fun
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Postby Fire_Moose » Mon May 17, 2010 12:46 pm

bm_cricket wrote:
Fire_Moose wrote:I think the second rule of Burning Man is Don't sleep with anyone in yer camp...


Part A. of the second rule applies to house mates, neighbors, dorm mates, co-workers(?)...

Part B. of the second rule of Burning Man applies to the community at large and is more of a question than a statement. "This person met you 30 minutes ago and is willing to sleep with you. Has this happened before? Multiple times? Today??"


I don't see how part B fits in. Part B appears to be a good baseline of something happening, but if this person you met 30 minutes ago is from yer camp, rule #2 goes into effect. I would also like to add that by "sleep with" i mean have sex with.

Also, Rule #37 of burningman, That foreigner you just fucked is definatly not yer soul mate
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon May 17, 2010 12:50 pm

AntiM wrote:
Kinetic V wrote:
AntiM wrote:Last year I saw three hippie dudes running after the water truck trying to fill their one water container. A self-correcting problem, I assume.


Having heard the stories of what's in that water...that scares me. Water is cheap, heck even wally world sells gallons of spring water for 77 cents per gallon out here. There's no way I'd be drinking anything coming out of the back of one of those trucks.


They didn't have a tent, either. But they did have a guitar and a drum!

So, do we need a new term? Is Sparklehippies too twee? Does anyone have a suggestion?
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Postby Fire_Moose » Mon May 17, 2010 12:51 pm

...I think freeloadin' hippy pretty much covers it...
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Postby bm_cricket » Mon May 17, 2010 1:30 pm

Fire_Moose wrote:I don't see how part B fits in. Part B appears to be a good baseline of something happening, but if this person you met 30 minutes ago is from yer camp, rule #2 goes into effect. I would also like to add that by "sleep with" i mean have sex with.

Also, Rule #37 of burningman, That foreigner you just fucked is definatly not yer soul mate


I took it for granted that when you said "sleep with" you actually meant "do wildly inappropriate things with 'till the weeee hours of the morning".

True. Part B probably belongs as it's own rule but it should supersede almost any other rule involving any sexual encounter on the playa (Or at a bar, or at a concert, or at the port-a-potties, or in a airport janitorial closet, or at....)
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Postby Fire_Moose » Mon May 17, 2010 2:11 pm

I think yer on to something cricket
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Postby bm_cricket » Mon May 17, 2010 2:28 pm

Fire_Moose wrote:I think yer on to something cricket


Why thank you. That's probably the nicest thing anyone's ever said to me on ePlaya.

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue May 18, 2010 11:54 am

explosives.


fucking DUH!
fuck you, it's magic

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Postby bm_cricket » Tue May 18, 2010 12:28 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:explosives.


Okay, I thought that would be included with water in the basic Gate check. I know I get asked the same questions each time...

"Sir, Do you have enough water for every camp mate for every day?"
"Sir, Do you have enough supplies to burn or blow up? No, your lighter will not work! You didn't even bring propane?! Don't kids these days even bother to glance at the survival guide?!!! Fucking leave and come back when you are prepared!!!!"

Maybe I just get unusually loving gate crews. ;-)
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Postby Boijoy » Tue May 18, 2010 12:50 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
AntiM wrote:
Kinetic V wrote:
AntiM wrote:Last year I saw three hippie dudes running after the water truck trying to fill their one water container. A self-correcting problem, I assume.


Having heard the stories of what's in that water...that scares me. Water is cheap, heck even wally world sells gallons of spring water for 77 cents per gallon out here. There's no way I'd be drinking anything coming out of the back of one of those trucks.


They didn't have a tent, either. But they did have a guitar and a drum!

So, do we need a new term? Is Sparklehippies too twee? Does anyone have a suggestion?


OR HigwhentheyleftRenohippies.. & just forgot to get supplies.
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Postby AntiM » Tue May 18, 2010 7:27 pm

Boijoy wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
AntiM wrote:
Kinetic V wrote:
AntiM wrote:Last year I saw three hippie dudes running after the water truck trying to fill their one water container. A self-correcting problem, I assume.


Having heard the stories of what's in that water...that scares me. Water is cheap, heck even wally world sells gallons of spring water for 77 cents per gallon out here. There's no way I'd be drinking anything coming out of the back of one of those trucks.


They didn't have a tent, either. But they did have a guitar and a drum!

So, do we need a new term? Is Sparklehippies too twee? Does anyone have a suggestion?


OR HigwhentheyleftRenohippies.. & just forgot to get supplies.
The Earth will provide mannn...


Manifestistas.
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Postby bm_cricket » Tue May 18, 2010 7:48 pm

AntiM wrote:
Boijoy wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
AntiM wrote:
Kinetic V wrote:
AntiM wrote:Last year I saw three hippie dudes running after the water truck trying to fill their one water container. A self-correcting problem, I assume.


Having heard the stories of what's in that water...that scares me. Water is cheap, heck even wally world sells gallons of spring water for 77 cents per gallon out here. There's no way I'd be drinking anything coming out of the back of one of those trucks.


They didn't have a tent, either. But they did have a guitar and a drum!

So, do we need a new term? Is Sparklehippies too twee? Does anyone have a suggestion?


OR HigwhentheyleftRenohippies.. & just forgot to get supplies.
The Earth will provide mannn...


Manifestistas.


I camped with one of those. He could manifest drugs and women but not food. The playa provides?
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue May 18, 2010 10:17 pm

if i have enough of the aforementioned, i dont need no stinkin' food, cricket boy.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue May 18, 2010 10:18 pm

and by the way, water is for pussies.
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Postby bm_cricket » Tue May 18, 2010 10:24 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:if i have enough of the aforementioned, i dont need no stinkin' food, cricket boy.


Then what did he do with all my canned food?... Ooooh.

That kinky, kinky man...

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Postby Fire_Moose » Wed May 19, 2010 7:49 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:and by the way, water is for pussies.



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Postby ygmir » Wed May 19, 2010 7:56 am

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Postby teardropper » Wed May 19, 2010 10:09 am

Kinetic V wrote:
AntiM wrote:Last year I saw three hippie dudes running after the water truck trying to fill their one water container. A self-correcting problem, I assume.
Is Sparklehippies too twee? Does anyone have a suggestion?


Potential buzzard food.
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