Bm2012

Bm2012

Postby Pmanning » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:06 am

Playi g to go to burning man2012. Alone. 59 years old. Will it kill me?
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Re: Bm2012

Postby Dr. Pyro » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:16 am

If you have to ask then I suspect you already know the answer. How's the old life insurance holding up?
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Re: Bm2012

Postby trilobyte » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:35 am

You have a reasonably good chance of survival. Welcome to ePlaya!
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Re: Bm2012

Postby unjonharley » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:41 am

Pmanning wrote:Playi g to go to burning man2012. Alone. 59 years old. Will it kill me?


Are you asking cuz of your age?

The 75 yr old marrying a 29yr old.. A friend said.. Some one could die from this.. The 75yr old.. If she dies she dies
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Re: Bm2012

Postby wh..sh » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:06 am

Walking out on street might kill you too, just saying...

Say, whats the stats on people getting "killed" on playa?
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Re: Bm2012

Postby jkisha » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:13 am

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

It hasn't killed me...yet. :shock:
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Re: Bm2012

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:21 am

wh..sh wrote:Say, whats the stats on people getting "killed" on playa?


Depends on what you mean by "killed".. by another or by accident/natural causes.

Accident/natural causes.. usually 1-3 a year.
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Re: Bm2012

Postby Savannah » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:26 am

Pmanning wrote:Playi g to go to burning man2012. Alone. 59 years old. Will it kill me?


You're going to have to be more specific. :D I know people who are 59 (or older) who go, & love it. I know people half your age who find it punishing, because they don't have the right temperament, self-awareness, equipment, or luck.

Know yourself. Are you an experienced camper? Are you healthy? Are there certain comforts you don't want to (or can't) give up? Would you want a real mattress and air conditioning? Good things to think about.

(Half the people at the event like mattresses and AC, so it doesn't mark you as "delicate".)

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Re: Bm2012

Postby tamarakay » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:28 am

How self reliant are you?
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Re: Bm2012

Postby Drawingablank » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:22 pm

Pmanning wrote:Playi g to go to burning man2012. Alone. 59 years old. Will it kill me?


My answer is based on all the detailed info you have supplied - it might or it might not.

Hope that was helpful.

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Re: Bm2012

Postby Sola Gangsta » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:57 pm

Pmanning wrote:Playi g to go to burning man2012. Alone. 59 years old. Will it kill me?


There is no better place to die.
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Re: Bm2012

Postby moonrise » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:22 am

Welcome!

You mght be dead, it may bring you back to life (but be prepared with food water shelter gear and an open mind)

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Re: Bm2012

Postby Rice » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:34 am

Pmanning wrote:Playi g to go to burning man2012. Alone. 59 years old. Will it kill me?


I Pmanning, welcome to ePlaya!!

You will be travelling to BRC by yourself, but once you are there you certainly will not be alone!

I'm in my mid 40's and the heat has kicked my ass a few times, every year I adapt and survive quite well. The harshness of the environment makes everything you experience so much more intense.

Please, read the First Timer's guide: http://www.burningman.com/first_timers/

Then read the survival guide a few times: http://www.burningman.com/preparation/e ... index.html

If you live near a regional rep, you might want to get in touch with some seasoned burners from your area. http://regionals.burningman.com/ Before my virgin burn I was an experienced deep-woods camper, very self reliant and believed that I did not need to do much to get prepared. My regional rep gave me valuable tips, amazing ideas and instilled the proper perspective on what I was going to encounter.

I carry a small backpack with water, snacks, goggles, dust mask, gloves, sunscreen, meds, basically everything I need to get by if I don't return to my camp for 12 hours.

You have a decent amount of time to get prepared.

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Re: Bm2012

Postby lucky420 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:15 pm

Hola and Hello...

You'll be fine. Jump in, the waters warm.
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Re: Bm2012

Postby dragonpilot » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:20 pm

unjonharley wrote:
Pmanning wrote:Playi g to go to burning man2012. Alone. 59 years old. Will it kill me?


Are you asking cuz of your age?

The 75 yr old marrying a 29yr old.. A friend said.. Some one could die from this.. The 75yr old.. If she dies she dies


70 YO dude goes into a bar with his 23 YO girlfriend...gets all kinds of jeers and people yelling out "pedophile", "child molester"....totally ruined their 10 year anniversary....*rim shot*
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