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Experienced Burner, New to the Forum.

Postby FROZE » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:19 pm

Greetings. This is my first time using this forum. I would like to introduce myself as FROZE. I have attended Burning Man for ten, nonconsecutive years, and this year will be year eleven, that is, if I am able to acquire a ride. I am supposed to be volunteering this year, but like I mentioned, I do not have means of getting to the event [yet] this year. Anyone with any advice on rides, or any method of getting there, please respond- anything helps. I am financially able to fund all my expenses, but do not have a driver's license :( Help anyone?
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Postby dragonpilot » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:10 pm

Hi Froze...

try linking up with Colorado folks at http://regionals.burningman.com/us_co.html

We're in Seattle, so can't help ya much from here...unless you came here (duh)...anyway, beautiful port!
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Postby SilverOrange » Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:41 am

Welcome to the eplaya, Froze!
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Postby AntiM » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:17 am

Welcome eHome. Do not confuse eplaya with the playa!

I don't have a license either, but I do have a hubby who is a professional driver. We're in Utah, but I think all our seats are full.
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Postby lemur » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:26 am

I dont have a drivers license, this will be my 3rd year getting to the burn without one

I get to burning man from chicago by Amtrak Train.

I take local public transit to the Amtrak station, ride the train to Reno.. then when I am in Reno (I stay a night) and take a Bus to the RENO AIRPORT.. from there I catch the BIOBUS (Space) SHUTTLE up to black rock city..

http://www.burncleanproject.org/ Reno to BRC shuttle bus and back

http://www.amtrak.com Train ride to Reno from DENVER (and other stops in CO) is very beautiful!

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Postby Elderberry » Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:48 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya.

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Postby Teo del Fuego » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:16 pm

Hiya FROZE, welcome to ePlaya. I recommend getting on the Colorado Burning Man list. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Colorado-BM/messages

Colorado is sending 16 officially registered theme camps to the Playa this year (perhaps a few more will be added later) and there are a few more non-registered theme camps as well. (Not that it's a competition, but that makes Colorado number 5 in the world in terms of number of theme camps.)

The registered ones so far are:

Altitude Lounge
Arachnaphobia
Astral Headwash
Atrium
Bodymod
BRC Welding and Repair
Camp Welcome
Contraptionists
Energy Riders
HeeBeeGeeBee Healers
Mischief Camp
Purple Palace
Pod of Bliss
Spin Art Camp
Whisky and Dust
Xpat Aliens

Many of these camps have URLs and contact e-mail listed on this site under Theme Camps. Bet you could send out a request on the yahoo group or e-mail a theme camp and get a ride. Good Luck!
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Postby FROZE » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:15 pm

[quote="lemur"]I dont have a drivers license, this will be my 3rd year getting to the burn without one

I get to burning man from chicago by Amtrak Train.

I take local public transit to the Amtrak station, ride the train to Reno.. then when I am in Reno (I stay a night) and take a Bus to the RENO AIRPORT.. from there I catch the BIOBUS (Space) SHUTTLE up to black rock city..

http://www.burncleanproject.org/ Reno to BRC shuttle bus and back

http://www.amtrak.com Train ride to Reno from DENVER (and other stops in CO) is very beautiful!

good luck[/quote]

Thanks, I'll probably do that if all else fails. But how do you get all your supplies there? Sufficient water and food? Do you have someone you meet up with, or do you just backpack it all?
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Postby AntiM » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:24 pm

Froze, enable the BBCode and your quotes will work.

You cannot pack in enough water by yourself. The biobus allows water, about 11 gallons. Often traveling burners will make friends with driving burners or camps and have someone bring in their heavy supplies.
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Postby Teo del Fuego » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:41 pm

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Postby FROZE » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:16 pm

Thanks, All for the info! Hope I can make it!
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Postby FROZE » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:24 pm

Actually, If anyone's still here. I am only about 120 miles from the Black Rock Desert. When I made the profile I still lived in CO. I am here in Nevada for some reason, so if there's anyone who knows anything. . . .let me know :D
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Postby gyre » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:24 pm

I know you have an easier drive than I do.
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Postby FROZE » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:51 pm

I don't drive. I am seeking a ride.
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Postby gyre » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:58 pm

Figure of speech.
Unless you walk or take the train, someone is driving.

Easier than my commute, either way.
Ride share should work for you now.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:14 am

You can change your locale in the "Profile" "tab."
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