Shit! I forgot my___________.

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Shit! I forgot my___________.

Postby devilgrrl » Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:51 pm

Howdy Burners,

I thought it would be fun to come up with a list of things we forgot to bring this year - there's always something no matter how many times I've been. This year I forgot my damn LOTION!!!! Duh! :oops:

What did you kids forget to bring?
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Postby Jane Eric » Fri Sep 05, 2003 5:27 pm

Oh. I can top that.

I forgot the salt.


For the second fucking year in a row.
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Postby Lydia Love » Fri Sep 05, 2003 5:32 pm

Our tent trailer broke down as we were leaving town.

When we hurridly unpacked everything into the back of our truck we forgot to upack the little fridge inside.

So we forgot breakfast.

ALL our breakfasts.
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Postby RebA! » Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:03 pm

Flashlight
staple gun
Frozen veggies (for one of our dinners) bought them again in klamath falls and never made that dish on the playa.

Hmm not to bad for our 4th year
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Postby twisty » Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:01 pm

hammer or mallet or sledgehammer.

oops...at least we could borrow from a neighbor.
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Postby Karma » Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:13 pm

Ive got EVERYBODY beat !

Every year I forget some CORE item. Not the little stuff. Ive got LOADS of the little stuff.
Its the base fundamental stuff I fade on. 1 item every year.
Year 1) Propane for the stove.
Year 2) Those large square batteries for the lights (ALL the lanterns)
Year 3) Jacket (of any kind)
Year 4) Chairs (of any kind)
And this years topper........ ?

Driving north up 395, I happen to glance on the shoulder of the road going by, a torn to shreds sleeping bag someone had obviously lost.
I think to myself "Heh, those poor bastards are gonna be bummin when they ..................
AHHHH SHIT !!! "

Another $90 bucks down the tubes as I stop in Bishop to buy one rather large and warm sleeping bag to keep the one sitting at home in my closet company till next year.
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Postby Lydia Love » Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:21 pm

I think to myself "Heh, those poor bastards are gonna be bummin when they ..................
AHHHH SHIT !!! "


Doh!
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Postby nymphgonebad » Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:26 pm

1)rolling papers
2)lighters
3)fanny pack
4)spirit glue/gum
5)kimono
6)mega-phone
7)mirror

did just fine without them, too.

hrh - the princess
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Postby Stormy » Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:36 pm

Forgot:

My vows. (Well the notes I had written up. Came up with something while I was getting dressed for the ceremony.)

The veil headband. (Used the cording from someone's CA Rangers hat to keep the veil on.)

Guestbook. (Was packed away with the dinner for the evening. I forgot about it and no one noticed it while putting the food out on platters.)

Toenail clippers. (Stubbed my big toe just an hour before finally finding some that I could borrow. Ow.)

Though it all worked out fine in the end and we were happy with the evening.
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Postby Tinkerbell » Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:00 pm

Flashlight, and any kind of glowing light i could have used
Gloves, i put it aside so i would remember it, and whadya know
cups and bowls, thank god we remember to bring 4 coffee cups for our coffee the day we left, we used those for soup and everything the whole time.
dry ice, meat went bad quickly, and had maggots all over it when we got home :shock:
:P
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Postby PurpleKoosh » Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:01 pm

Karma wrote:Another $90 bucks down the tubes as I stop in Bishop to buy one rather large and warm sleeping bag to keep the one sitting at home in my closet company till next year.

Is it at least the right size and shape to zip together with your other one, so you can have company next year? :wink:
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Postby Stormy » Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:05 pm

Tinkerbell wrote: dry ice, meat went bad quickly, and had maggots all over it when we got home


:oops: Otay, I go vomit now and try not to think of this as Burning Maggot Year.
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Postby Karma » Fri Sep 05, 2003 11:23 pm

As a matter of fact PurpleKoosh,
It is !
Nice to see good in bad. :)
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Postby bschlong » Sat Sep 06, 2003 2:29 am

My wife. But picked up another one on the playa .

"with a litttle ingenuity, the world gives not for free but freely."............. quote goes something like that from a vintage Whole Earth Catolog. (Any one remember the Whole Earth Catolog !?
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Postby skiddee » Sun Sep 07, 2003 1:57 am

.......previous life as we rolled into camp the first day.....ahhh......
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Postby Booker » Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:39 am

Frozen meat, which I was able to replace In Lovelock--no biggie.

BUT! I also forgot the silky lounging robe I was counting on to make my Hef ensemble AND the collection of Questionable Vests. Hadda wear the same coupla t-shirts/tank tops all friggin' week. I sincerely lament the loss of opportunity to swank around in my vests!
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Postby olivia » Sun Sep 07, 2003 9:53 am

folding table for my outdoor kitchen.
rope for the shade structure.
vital ingredient for a planned meal.

everything worked out great anyway.
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Postby TestesInSac » Sun Sep 07, 2003 10:12 am

Forgot the memory cards for my camera. OTOH, not sure I would've taken a lot of pictures anyway.
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Postby PurpleKoosh » Sun Sep 07, 2003 10:15 am

casnimot wrote:Forgot the memory cards for my camera. OTOH, not sure I would've taken a lot of pictures anyway.

You got that right. I took a picture of Sulley and the "Welcome to Nowhere" sign in Empire...and that was the last time I touched my camera all week.
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Postby redhot » Sun Sep 07, 2003 11:54 am

I forgot my sword and didn't want to go back for it. Also a rake handle and dowel but had all the other hardware to turn them into fire staffs. Had a terrible dream that I got to the playa without poi - maybe it was just a reminder to pack them first.
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Postby Lydia Love » Sun Sep 07, 2003 11:59 am

Questionable Vests


.jpg? or do we have to wait a year to see what is deemed questionable?
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Postby consumer » Sun Sep 07, 2003 12:47 pm

Shovel. Those 12" metal tent stakes (you know, the ones that bend and break as you hammer them in) added about 2 hours to our camp breakdown. :evil:
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Postby wanderlust » Sun Sep 07, 2003 10:41 pm

myself.. Didn't get to attend this year. :cry: Maybe next will be my year! :wink:
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Re: Shit! I forgot my___________.

Postby diane o'thirst » Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:56 pm

devilgrrl wrote:What did you kids forget to bring?


Backups for pretty much everything. The only backups I didn't forget was for the goldurn contact lenses. My Camelbak failed on me and I had to drink out of a gallon jug slung off my shoulder with a sarong all week, my shades' left stem broke and I forgot a backup; my bottle pump failed and guess what? No backup!

The drain valve for my handcrank washing machine...

A backup headlamp...

My mallet...
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Postby Kinetic » Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:25 pm

Real shoes. Teva sandals are nice, but playa foot sucks. Won't make that mistake again.
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Postby Angry Butterfly » Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:41 pm

i didnt forget, but packed overly lightly so my precious ride could bring his goddam generator, his individualy bottled water, and all the packaging he should have removed (OR NOT BOUGHT IN THE FIRST PLACE) I found another ride home, because they had to leave ("no one really stays for the clean up") I have never been more turned on by the phrase "leave no trace" in my life. I helped clean up the rather large theme camp I was in and it was one of my favorite experiences.
I took the road less traveled, and now I would like to go back and find the paved one.
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Postby Flux » Fri Sep 12, 2003 2:57 am

In 2001 I remembered what the playa did to my feet the previous year, so I came equipped with shoes and some good foot balm ... but forgot SOCKS! One of my campmates gave me a pair, which I wore for the rest of the week. They were thrashed by the end of the week, but at least I wasn't stalking around on bloody stumps like I would have been!
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I fergot...

Postby Juju » Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:06 pm

-favorite long-sleeved shirt
-random sarong fabric
- chai tea
- ginger
- stamps to mail a postcard to a friend
- all my cares and troubles once I was on the Playa
"doin' it for the midgets"
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Postby heat » Thu Sep 18, 2003 1:28 pm

My boyfriend.
And spent hours riding the bus to Gerlach on different days, to check in..
Life is short but wide
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Postby OregonRed » Thu Sep 18, 2003 1:36 pm

heat wrote:My boyfriend.
And spent hours riding the bus to Gerlach on different days, to check in..


Let me state right off that I mean no offense by this:

Get a new boyfriend.

Or try a girlfriend

But don't ever, EVER "check in" again.
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