Donna Matrix wrote:Start a thread about finding someone to bring some of your camping stuff - might work.
Bad idea. There's a lot of very cynical tricksters in this community who get a kick out of screwing noobs who trust them with their gear. It's the BRC method of population control: dink with the first- and second-years and the trusting and chase them off that way.
For instance: my second year going, I accepted the "help" of some veterans who offered to take my stuff out there and drop it off at my campsite. They did, but when I went to their camp on Sunday and said, "So how are we going to handle getting it back to San Jose?" they gave me blank stares, then laughed in my face and basically said, "You want us to take it BACK?! Oh, that's rich!" I got left with the choice of going begging for help getting my stuff back to Defaultia, from people who were already dangerously loaded down, or making multiple round-trips from Black Rock to Sunnyvale and risked the wrath of DPW and Earth Guardians with the trace I appeared to have left.
Another guy I knew had one guy take his stuff back to San Francisco and store it while he helped with the cleanup effort. He got back to San Francisco a few days later and the guy had sold his gear off. And called him a capitalizt pig, to boot.
Since there's no way to tell if someone isn't straight-face planning to dick you over to teach you a lesson in radical self-reliance, I wouldn't suggest dealing with anyone except yourself. Cut out the middleman, do it all yourself.