looking for a hotel on the playa

should I...

fuck off?
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fuck off?
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looking for a hotel on the playa

Postby sam i am » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:37 am

Hi

so yeah, basically I'm lazy & don't want to have to do anything

what camps supply showers, food & power for my RV?

to be honest, food & showers aren't so important..

but power seems a little hard to come by

I know this is gonna go down in flames, but hey! That could be funny

maybe I should offer up an excuse first? We're coming from overseas...

weak I know. Go on. Do your best. Whaddaya reckon? Thread of the year? But no seriously, what camps offer power?
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:41 am

i'm not gonna touch this one with a ten-foot polock...

anyone?

tell sam i am i am where he can get power.
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Postby Teo del Fuego » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:11 am

If you are handy with electricity, you could do what I do. I camp as close to Centre Camp as possible. Around 4 am I dig a small trench from my camp to the Lanceland generators behind Center Camp, then, very carefully, splice into their main and wrap the juncture with duct tape and plastic bagies and re-bury. I've only been spotted doing this twice and each time I let loose with a freight train of obscenities and muttered about how I built this city, so, naturally, the observers assumed I was with DPW.

Last two years I've also been able to camp close to a bank of porta-potties and, using a sub-pump and lengths of 1 inch PVC pipe, have been able to offload all my grey water directly into the porta potties.

If you cant work out the plumbing just bring several packets of food coloring and color te water something other than grey so you can dump it directly onto the playa without violating the rules concerning grey water disposal.

Hope these handy tips help!
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Postby Fire_Moose » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:09 am

Couldn;t you just use a really long extension cord?
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Postby misfit » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:04 am

you could do what I do. camp as close to gigsville as possible. dig a small trench from my camp to teos', then, very carefully, splice into his main and wrap the juncture with duct tape and plastic bagies and re-bury. I've only been spotted doing this once ,and I broke out my light saber, let loose with a freight train of obscenities and muttered about how I built this city, so, naturally, teo assumed I was with DPW.
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Postby notonmysofa » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:10 am

Or another option which I've done in the past few years is camp as close as you can to misfit and dig a small trench and very carefuly splice into his not so main and wrap with electrical tape and saran wrap and re-bury. I've been spotted doing this every single time but nobody seemed to care.
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:52 pm

If I remember science class correctly, you can simply plug your extension cord into a glass of fermented orange juice and aspirin.
It might be DC instead of AC, but you could use an inverter.
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Postby Ninth Path » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:33 pm

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Postby gyre » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:36 pm

There are definitely camps with big generators.
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:47 pm

Fuck, I'll be on the BM grid but I'm bringing four generators too! And one alkaline AA battery.
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Postby TomServo » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:23 pm

Assuming "your" RV is rented, they will charge you up the ass when they find out it's going to Burning Man. And they will find out...shit out a little more cash for an RV with a generator.

or..going out on a limb here..

buy simple camping supplies, food, lanterns, a watering can, and try it out that way. You're gonna work whether you like it or not..so why not go all out? The Taxis are on strike, and will not be attending this years event.
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Postby gyre » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:38 pm

You guys don't be mean.

At the upper end badge level, Entheon will flash freeze you in a small pod until it's party time.
This halts aging and keeps you cool too.

Only food is served which was never alive.
(even vegetables are murder, after all.)

Camp fees include a tunnel pass to get you past the crowd at the gate.

But wait, there's more...

The playa is prepared by a special crew in the camp area, steamrolled and baked to a hard surface by infrared lamps.
Then it is resin coated to preserve it.
It is routinely vacuumed by an industrial vacuum to remove dust leaking in from lower level camps.
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Postby shaggy » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:17 am

[quote="TomServo"]Assuming "your" RV is rented, they will charge you up the ass when they find out it's going to Burning Man. And they will find out...shit out a little more cash for an RV with a generator.

or..going out on a limb here..

buy simple camping supplies, food, lanterns, a watering can, and try it out that way. You're gonna work whether you like it or not..so why not go all out? The Taxis are on strike, and will not be attending this years event.[/quote]

Taxis?

RV is rented they will "charge you up the ass" above the rental fee? In what way and what for?
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Postby TomServo » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:24 am

hate killing my own joke..no taxis...never were. The city is pretty big..if you're walking.
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Postby gyre » Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:26 am

From what I hear, cleaning fees or just not renting, etc.
Depends on the company.
If you rent an rv, try to get one easy to clean, no carpet or cover it.

Might save money arranging your own insurance.

I have followed taxis going to regionals.
Weird, huh?

Have you been to Kiwiburn?
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Postby TomServo » Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:45 am

yeah wierd..had to deny a guy at the DMV, cause his Taxi looked like a Taxi. Sucked, cause he was really into the idea, but BLM makes the rules.
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Postby scotto » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:17 am

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Postby alt12 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:45 am

gyre wrote:You guys don't be mean.

At the upper end badge level, Entheon will flash freeze you in a small pod until it's party time.
This halts aging and keeps you cool too.

Only food is served which was never alive.
(even vegetables are murder, after all.)

Camp fees include a tunnel pass to get you past the crowd at the gate.

But wait, there's more...

The playa is prepared by a special crew in the camp area, steamrolled and baked to a hard surface by infrared lamps.
Then it is resin coated to preserve it.
It is routinely vacuumed by an industrial vacuum to remove dust leaking in from lower level camps.


and don't forget, if you camp there, the pretentiousness is free!
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Postby gyre » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:53 am

TomServo wrote:yeah wierd..had to deny a guy at the DMV, cause his Taxi looked like a Taxi. Sucked, cause he was really into the idea, but BLM makes the rules.
What does blem think a taxi should look like?
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Postby AntiM » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:17 am

Meh. The snark was better last year.

I am so tired of lame threads. No points for originality for you, sorry.
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Postby gyre » Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:11 pm

Are you talking to me?
Because I can be a tad snarky.
I use most of it up in the real world.
Yesterday was a good one for that.
Started with the threat of gunfire (though I thought that gesture meant someone had itchy crotch issues) and went downhill from there.
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Postby sam i am » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:15 pm

Entheon is the reason I started this thread

I'm just wondering if there's anything similar

Haven't found anything close so far

scotto wrote:http://www.blackrockdesertresort.com/index.html

these guys sound great!

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Postby Mr_Understanding » Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:42 am

Having recently attended a regional burn overseas (NOWHERE ROCKS, btw -- don't tell anyone) I now appreciate a little better just how hard it is to haul yourself over an ocean and then hope to have your shit together in full style the way you see so many people on the Playa operating.

I was adopted by a super gang of Swiss burners, and next year, the beautiful and happy people of Nowhere will be running the Pueblo del Nowhere and the adopt a Euroburner (or from the continent of your choice) campaign.

I know it doesn't help this year, but you might check out the BRC Hostel (is that still running?)

Last year I gave power to the camp next to us because we hardly ever used our generator. I think I'm selling my generator this year, or I'd offer.

Good luck. The Playa ALWAYS provides. I wouldn't sweat it.
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