Just Getting Started!

Just Getting Started!

Postby KeeperSmith » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:01 am

GOOD MORNING BURNINGMAN!!!

You may call me Keeper! My wife and I attended our first (and second) burn this fall. Sadly we have yet to make it to the Playa. We attended Alchemy (in Georgia) and then came home for a two day rest and headed up the road to Playa del Fuego (in Deleware).

My sister-in-law has made us promise to meet her in Reno for BM 2012! And we are eager to keep that promise. Can't begin to describe how "at home" we have felt since finding our "Burn Families". Any tips, tricks, or pointers to a Virgin Burner are greatly appreciated. (We found out what works in the "Grassy Playa" but I know The Man is a whole different creature...)

Love and Hugs!
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Re: Just Getting Started!

Postby jkisha » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:26 am

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: Just Getting Started!

Postby Drawingablank » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:18 am

Welcome.
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Re: Just Getting Started!

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:39 am

Simon's real sig line?

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Re: Just Getting Started!

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:40 am

Wait, has anybody posted anything useful yet?

Okay, pretend that this post was first, Keeper. Our snark is worse than our actual bite.
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Re: Just Getting Started!

Postby graidawg » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:53 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:One tip I can offer is to read this thread from beginning to end.

I'm not saying it's a good tip, however.

i read that every day for a month and didnt get past page 300 or so. then they changed eplaya and i cant remember my link to the last page i ws on.
oh well welcome to eplaya.
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Re: Just Getting Started!

Postby trilobyte » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:12 pm

Hi Keeper, welcome (to you and your wife) to ePlaya! In addition to a great online community, both the main Burning Man site and these boards have some excellent resources to help you prepare for the journey ahead. Take a look around - there are a lot of great threads/discussions on the boards, and if you've got a question you don't see covered, ask!
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Re: Just Getting Started!

Postby Savannah » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:12 pm

Hi Keeper!

Download the 2011 Survival Guide in printable form, if you haven't already . . .
http://www.burningman.com/preparation/e ... index.html

There's not a whole lot of tips given in the introduce yourself threads because it's such a broad request that we can't focus. You might not know how broad until you go to the "Preparation" forum and subforums. :) If you're ever having difficulty finding something googling [keyword] and eplaya works better than expected. We help too . . . & only some of us bite.
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Re: Just Getting Started!

Postby Kontradiction » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:37 am

Good morning and welcome. :)
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Re: Just Getting Started!

Postby remi » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:04 pm

Welcome.. Next year will also by my first year.. the only thing I can recommend is reading off the BM website, use common sense, and bring extra everything.

See you next year!
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Re: Just Getting Started!

Postby Dr. Pyro » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:33 pm

Especially absinthe. To the Meet & Greet. Or the back of my RV. Either way works.
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Re: Just Getting Started!

Postby illy dilly » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:53 am

Keeper welcome to eplaya!
I really hope you come back at some point and check your intro thread.
Its been a week since your first and last post, so I have a feeling you were a one time shopper. O well.

Dr. Pyro wrote:Especially absinthe. To the Meet & Greet. Or the back of my RV. Either way works.

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