10 more aussies

10 more aussies

Postby dadsy » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:31 pm

Hello from Western Australia, 10 of us will be coming for our first burn
As i have the worst sence of direction known to man i am going to misplace my friends
so i was wondering, do people use walky talkies or should i just cut my friends loose and find some new ones
in my travels?
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby Turtleburp » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:40 am

You will lose each other but that's part of the fun - have a plan to meet somewhere where it's fun to hang out (or not).

Hand held (cheap) 2 way seem to struggle as opposed to expensive licensed / vehicle mounted CB jobbies

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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:41 am

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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby dadsy » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:42 am

so im a shirt cocker?
well with over 12000 posts you must just about have told everyone everything :shock:
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby McStrangle » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:50 am

I think he's referring to the "sudden influx" of Australians as the new black. Black in this instance being the new distasteful element subject to ridicule. Do leave the walkie talkies at home though...after an hour or so you'll forget you packed them.
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby International Incident » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:54 am

He does love us. He really does.

Well most of us. Not the whiny, whingy, ones though.

Oh and leave the walky talky things in the shop. Just have fun. Write your camp addresss on your arm so if (when) you get lost you can get someone to point you in the right direction.
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby dadsy » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:00 am

thanks will do

we are not your normal aussies, we are much more rifined and edumacted than the rest
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby International Incident » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:03 am

dadsy wrote:thanks will do

we are not your normal aussies, we are much more rifined and edumacted than the rest


Are you those fancy English imports?
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby dadsy » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:09 am

arent nearly all of us imported / incarcerated english types
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby International Incident » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:17 am

Now I'm offended. Don't you call me English! How dare you! Them's fighting words.

I'm no pom. I'll have you know that... um ... Nah I got nothing.
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby dadsy » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:23 am

unfortunately no matter how superior we are to them now, there is nearly always a english relative in the closet
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby McStrangle » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:28 am

Well I'm from Irish stock, my Boyfriend is Serbian, Boss is Maltese and best friend is Phillo...so Id beg to differ there. Fuck off we're full!
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:32 am

"they're so cute when they're drunk"



"but thats pretty much 24/7"



well you can take the irish out of Ireland but you cant take the irish out of them.
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby dadsy » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:34 am

on the nearly always? i left it fairly open

and the fuck off we are full diatribe is the type of bogans we are not
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:34 am

are you speaking english?
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby H.G.Crosby » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:36 am

seriously, go back to listening to ABBA and let us impoverish our natives while you do the same to yours...
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:36 am

oooh,

how AB- Original.
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby ygmir » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:37 am

we loves our Aussies!!

Dems good eatin, day am.


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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:38 am

you could always do like AFRIKABURN, you know, do the whole native impersonation thing on tribal lands but dont let any natives in...

AussieBurn.

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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:40 am

thats it....keep poking until they throw a fosters at you...
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby McStrangle » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:45 am

Noone drinks Fosters but the English. To be fair they are good for throwing, so I'll give you that.
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby H.G.Crosby » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:49 am

i'm just being a Boorish American, and m teasing you.

its The Kiwis i really hate...
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby ygmir » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:52 am

H.G.Crosby wrote:i'm just being a Boorish American, and m teasing you.

its The Kiwis i really hate...


I mean really, that bird, and, a fruit that looks like a shaved scrotum........."tainted " love.
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby McStrangle » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:00 am

ygmir wrote:
H.G.Crosby wrote:i'm just being a Boorish American, and m teasing you.

its The Kiwis i really hate...


I mean really, that bird, and, a fruit that looks like a shaved scrotum........."tainted " love.



But I thought Burners would be more supportive, this isn't the attitude of burner love I was told about. This isn't very burney. Burning man should be about love and peace and acceptance. I'm out.


....seriously though fuck that bird. Doesn't even have the decency to fly.
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby dadsy » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:02 am

H.G.Crosby wrote:i'm just being a Boorish American, and m teasing you.

its The Kiwis i really hate...



that is something we can definatley agree on
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby TomServo » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:53 am

Welcome! Never used walkie talkies on the playa..you will get separated. In an immediate area, where being in contact is crucial..ie; someone else is pulling the wagon of booze... here's a trick. When I was with Roller Disco, if we were out as a group, and got split up...we'd yell out "TOM"...and wait to hear "JONES". That's how we found each other. As far as I know, Tom..Servo has not been used, so feel free.
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:26 am

10 more :?: Some close the gate your letting the aussies out..
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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby Savannah » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:49 am

TomServo wrote:Welcome! Never used walkie talkies on the playa..you will get separated. In an immediate area, where being in contact is crucial..ie; someone else is pulling the wagon of booze... here's a trick. When I was with Roller Disco, if we were out as a group, and got split up...we'd yell out "TOM"...and wait to hear "JONES". That's how we found each other. As far as I know, Tom..Servo has not been used, so feel free.


Hehe. That's what my friends do . . . they've got a rallying cry, a specific kind of holler that means "Get over here, we're going to the next camp." One person yells it & people yell it back indicating "Okay; here we come". It's also used when someone has to stop & wants the others to wait 60 seconds, 'cause you can (otherwise) lose people just that fast. Other strategies: a Lighted LED pikestaff, & an agreement to meet up at a specific location after large Burns. It doesn't have to be camp; it can be an intersection, a piece of art, or the north side of a specific bank of portapotties. :lol:

Dadsy, people do use walkie-talkies (or hand-held CB radios) with varying success. I googled walkie-talkie eplaya to find these (among others):

Walkie-talkie thread
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Radios that work
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But . . . just be comfortable with the idea that you will totally get separated from your friends sometimes, and strike up conversations with total strangers instead. It's socially acceptable. Hell, it's a time-honored Burning Man tradition. Happens to everyone.

People aren't joking when they say to write down your camp address on your arm with permanent marker. Use the nearest 5 minute increment if you can, i.e. not just the nearest intersection (for example, 7:30 and H Street) but instead even more specifically "7:40" or "7:45 & H Street". :) And use the portapotties and other non-moving things for landmarks. Frequently there will be a camp near you with distinctive lights, and they may be in use a lot . . . though after the Burn they might disappear when the camp starts the tear-down process.

unjonharley wrote:10 more :?: Some close the gate your letting the aussies out..


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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:08 pm

unjonharley wrote:10 more :?: Someone close the gate your letting the aussies out..


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Re: 10 more aussies

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:51 pm

Hello and welcome to the board. I say skip the radios, let your campmates (and yourself) get lost. The city's relatively easy to figure out early on in the week. The man's in the middle (and lit up at night). From there the spoke streets are all named for their position on the clock dial in relation to the man, so if you can tell time you can get 'around the dial' of the crescent-shaped city. The radial streets start with the innermost street called Esplanade (think promenade, boardwalk, or front street of an old frontier town), and then typically are in the order of the letters of the alphabet (first one behind Esplanade starts with an A, next one a B, etc). You might feel lost, but it will take no time at all to get your bearings, a sense of direction isn't necessary.

As Savannah mentioned, it's a good idea to write the name and location of your camp on your person once you arrive. That way, no matter how lost (and inebriated) you get, you'll be able to find your way back to camp.

To me, unless you really need it (because you're a paramedic or something) radios are kind of problematic and cumbersome. You not only need something that can go for miles and deal with noise and chatter (since other people use them too), you need to deal with batteries and charging, and ultimately, remembering to have your radio both on your person and turned on. And the whole grand plan kind of goes to hell unless everyone in your group does that too. In my first year, one of my campmates proposed such an idea and being the bright-eyed newbie I followed the more experienced person's lead and bought one of whatever model it was that we all needed to get. It worked great on the trip up (coming from Los Angeles). A few seconds after the car ahead of me would put on its turn signal, someone in that vehicle would say "getting off at the next exit" (yeah, information we gathered from the turn signal in the right lane as we approached the exit ramp). Once we got our camp set up and were ready to explore, we each packed our radios and headed off on our adventures, and never heard anything from each other over the radios for the rest of the week. Actually, the next day we each reached the same conclusion that we weren't going to bother to carry them anymore.
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