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BM via Africa & Australia > Seeking Camp to Contribut

Postby trashtrampoline » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:35 am

Hi all

Thirty something (er still definitely feel 20something) African/Australian guy coming to BM for the first time.

WOO HOO!

I have been to a festival in AU that is AWESOME called "confest" which is also based on self reliance, community, and contribution. This festival has been going for over 30 years and I invite all of you to come to the festival over Easter or New Years.

Anyway myself and a friend are coming along, and trying to piece together the puzzle. I have been through a list of the camps but it is quite daunting! Have mailed a few.

We would love to contribute to a peaceful, um "entry level friendly" camp that can potentially provide a shower/meal per day in return for our contributions of heart and $.

Any recommendations appreciated.

Also looking at connecting with people in SF going to BM to commute together etc :)

Kev :) Sydney Australia
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:05 pm

All water must be taken to the playa, from Reno (2+ hour drive away) at the closest and then trucked out again, or evaporated away; so a daily shower might be out of the question. Also, it is getting late in the year for finding a camp, although some of the more informal ones might still be open. You can always camp by yourselves and bring baby wipes and trail food, and you'll get by.
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Postby Token » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:59 pm

Welcome!

Do post some more information.

When do you arrive and where?
When do you leave and from which airport?
What crafts do you know? Carpentry, elctrics, electronics, welding, sewing, etc.
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Postby trashtrampoline » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:07 am

Hi All

Thanks for the responses.

I will be flying into SF around 25 and plan to drive from sf to the site on 30/31.

At this stage it seems like there will be 2 of us.

Sadly being an "overeducated" city boy my craft skills are pretty bloody useless. Not sure if it is worth anything but I have pretty good "soft skills" - communication, planning, running meetings, sharing circles and the like.

K :)
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:30 am

Bring your tribal sensibilities and enlighten the unwashed civilized masses.
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Postby The Drifter » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:19 pm

We sure could use a couple more camp mates:

http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?t=29377

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Postby MissVee » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:36 pm

Hi Kev,

I too am an Aussie (from Melbourne... please don't hold that against me) traveling to BM for the first time~!!!

I have been backpacking for the past three months and will be heading to Nevada after I finish at the Summer Camp I'm currently working at.

I'm traveling solo so I too am trying to work out transport from the airport... a camp to call home... and all that fun stuff. How are your plans going?

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