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Surely there is a theme camp that has ...

Postby zanek » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:05 am

Ok, I'm a 8th time burner who has been on the fence about going to Burning Man this year because of how tough it is on my body. The heat in the morning makes impossible to sleep (and lack of sleep has been affecting my health), and I cant bring a shade structure as I live on the east cost.

Anyway, does anyone know of a camp with awesome people, that has a shade structure I could put my tent under, and a shower enclosure that I can put my solar shower in ?

It would be an extra bonus if the camp has meals, and is close to the Esplanade. I'm willing to pay and volunteer around the camp as well.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:55 pm

Okay, i really want to get snarky and say:
But, but, I'd just feel so...so...cheap!

(or something of the sort.)
I'm sure you can find something, sometimes the playa provides too much...
But we're a month out and it's taken you till now to come up with, what seems to me, a sort of obvious plan. And I"m not even going to say anything about the willingness to pay; sometimes I'm the one who throws money at problems; I just have a different handicap than east coast.
So, I'm not saying your need isn't real, I'm just saying that even on the east coast there are camps that could have used you last month, or in january, and they could provide shade...
I hope you get what you need, but I hope you look for a spot earlier next year.
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Postby zorro sings » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:48 pm

Fishy,we salute your resistance to throwing an S bomb.However your radar is spot on.When the prospective camper(s)spend more time describing what they want from a camp than what they can offer your suspicions are justified.
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Re: Surely there is a theme camp that has ...

Postby Token » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:49 pm

zanek wrote:Ok, I'm a 8th time burner ...

Anyway, does anyone know of a camp with awesome people, that has a shade structure I could put my tent under, and a shower enclosure that I can put my solar shower in ?

It would be an extra bonus if the camp has meals, and is close to the Esplanade. I'm willing to pay and volunteer around the camp as well.


Don't forget the Art Car and open bar. A massage and some aromatherapy would be nice.

I'm amazed that a bunch of newbs have learned so much just hanging on the board for a month yet here you are after 8 years looking for a handout.

Put some effort in it.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:53 pm

(((((((zorro)))))))
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How do I do a group hug?
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Meh, maybe there's a reason they don't allow group hugs on the internet. Keeps down the hippie quotient.

But, thank you guys, really!
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Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:54 pm

Yeah, put some effort in it.

and bring some pickles.
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Postby geekster » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:55 pm

Lost Penguins?

" A massage and some aromatherapy would be nice."

That's what the potty line is for.
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Postby Token » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:51 pm

Did somebody say Sparkle the Magic Pony?

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Postby FjordLynn » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:45 pm

Sorry, we don't provide tent shade, but we can provide tips on how to shade your own tent.
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Postby Vittachitta » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:28 pm

the hookah lounge people seem really nice and laid back.
and you don't have to meet and talk about, well, why you want to do it with more people than one.
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Postby curiousgnate » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:34 pm

ok token, i love you more then you could even know. that made my day! how amazing is that pic. you my dear sir rule! now on a different note. has the author of this thread seen the cooling vest thread? cooling vests rock and they have saved my afternoons on playa. i have a joint disease that makes me super sensitive to heat. check out hyperkewl. as far as shade for your tent, walmart before you leave for the burn can provide you with all you need for cheap shade, ie tarps and poles, or slightly better shade ie ezups, if you use an ezup i recommend have a wind block, cause they can be easy up easy down. i have used two the past two years but kept them on their lowest settings, and have had rv wind blocks. so if you are in the open then you might be fucked? deal with your own shit though don't look for others to do it take the initiative and rely on yourself. just cause you are from the east coast doesn't mean you can't bring all you need!
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Postby geekster » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:46 am

walmart before you leave for the burn can provide you with all you need for cheap shade, ie tarps and poles


Actually, if you go out the Pyramid Way way, there is a Walmart, a Home Depot, and a warehouse grocery, etc. on the way out to the playa. You would take 445 from I-80. The Home Depot is on the right, the wallmart is on the left. It is all sort of where Los Altos Parkway meets 445. To get to the playa, you continue out 445 to Pyramid Lake and turn right in 446 to Nixon and then left on 447 toward Empire and Gerlach. 445, 446, 447, pretty easy.

That way is more built up, it is surface streets, there's traffic, but it can make sense to buy certain things in Reno rather than cart it all across hill and dale and burn the extra fuel hauling it. I buy a lot of my food, water, booze, mixes, etc. in Reno because that stuff is heavy. I don't want to haul it across the Sierras.

The years I go out early and might need to make a "Reno run" before the event starts, I actually come back in to Sparks that same way and restock. I wouldn't recommend that route if you are just driving straight through but if you need to stock up on the way, it works.

What you would do in the opposite direction is come down 447 and turn right at the Nixon store and left at 445 and come into the back side of Sparks (hmm, sounds like I am fucking a horse ... come into the back side of Sparks ... but I digress).

You don't have to haul a lot of shit all the way across the country. You CAN buy it locally when you are almost there. That can save you a ton of cash on fuel.
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Re: Surely there is a theme camp that has ...

Postby StevenGoodman » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:57 am

zanek wrote:Ok, I'm a 8th time burner who has been on the fence about going to Burning Man this year because of how tough it is on my body. The heat in the morning makes impossible to sleep (and lack of sleep has been affecting my health), and I cant bring a shade structure as I live on the east cost.

Anyway, does anyone know of a camp with awesome people, that has a shade structure I could put my tent under, and a shower enclosure that I can put my solar shower in ?

It would be an extra bonus if the camp has meals, and is close to the Esplanade. I'm willing to pay and volunteer around the camp as well.


I love Sparkle Ponies. Nice to eat.

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Postby talito » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:49 am

zanek, there should still be camps looking for campmate that can help out with what you need. did you check out mal-mart?
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Postby zanek » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:04 am

Thanks for the replies. Yes, I'm checking out Malmart and PolyParadise.

And to all the people who think they are retaining the Burning Man principles by being snarky to myself and others, FUCK YOU, you're actually not that funny, and come off like a bunch of trolls who have nothing better to do than be unhelpful sanctimonious Burners.

Its funny how some Burners go the complete opposite on the spectrum of kindness and helpfulness.

I'm not looking for a handout (I asked if anyone knew of a camp). I've been in camps where you can pay $200-$400 and help them build structures, take turns cleaning, etc. I was simply seeing if anyone knew of other camps like that. I dont have entitlement issues or want anyone to take care of me. What I wanted was actually a camp of people who need help so that we could all get what we wanted.

I didnt know if I could even go to Burning Man until last week, but I doubt any of the smartasses here would care or even consider another's circumstances. So much for empathy, but I guess you all will feel good retaining Burning Man's "core" principles.

I've put in 8 years of roughing it on my own in the heat and volunteering, so if some douche-bag hardliner burners want to make jokes because I want to preserve my health than this is the response you'll get from me.

Anyway, again, thanks to everyone else for their thoughtful suggestions and not being presumptive bastards looking to score internet points posting stupid pictures and troll comments.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:13 am

zanek wrote:I've put in 8 years of roughing it on my own in the heat and volunteering, so if some douche-bag hardliner burners want to make jokes because I want to preserve my health than this is the response you'll get from me.



Wow 8 years and such soft skin...
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Postby bluesbob » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:11 am

I find the snarky, sanctimonious trolls to be most helpful. They are like angels with an attitude. A bad one at times. The forum is just a place of humor and help. If anyone jumps on my shit I just grin.

Why is BM so tough on your body? Why do you have health issues, and if you do do you try everything possible to address them? Why don't you try sleep aids? It's only 7 freakin' days! Seven days of disrupted sleep causes that much harm? It sounds as if your sleep problems go beyond BM. I hate giving advice, but your whole post smacks of someone who needs to see a doctor...but isn't.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:08 am

zanek wrote:... so that we could all get what we wanted...

WOW. That says it all.

Notice that the newbies that are interested in giving all they can are fully respected here. Try that on for size.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:15 am

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Postby zanek » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:15 am

Lol, I dont know why I even bothered responding. You all love to make assumptions and then tell people what they should be doing. Anyway, I could care less what you all think.

I actually found a camp, so feel free to move on to trolling the next response. I hope you get off more on the next one and feel good about telling the "newbies" what they should be doing. Good lord, ePlaya has turned into a den of grouchy know-it-all losers.
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Postby C.f.M. » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:27 am

ePlaya has turned into a den of grouchy know-it-all losers.

So THAT'S why I feel so at-home.
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Postby much2naughty2 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:58 am

To bad you feel that way Zanek. After my initial round of snark responses to my newbie stupid question, I have been given a lot of great advice and found people I hope to meet in person and become friends with.

Even if their advice is seasoned with a little snarkyness, it's still pretty sound advice.

I'll give you an example of a question posted in another form from someone that needed to think before posting, They were looking for someone to haul their new bikes to and from BM so they didn't have to risk scratching their new car with a bike rack.

Lucky for them it wasn't posted here.
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tough love

Postby Vittachitta » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:18 pm

zanek and i and others are w.i.m.p.s.

that stands for "we're in more pain, _____" you can put whatever in the s blank, like, "so what?" or "stupid" or "sadly" (but that one sounds too precious, forget that)

and then other people love us anyway, but when they use that tough love stuff, we're all like, "ouch! ouch!" 'cuz it's just like getting poked over and over with someone's forefinger, maybe in the chest. but they mean well (benefit of the doubt!).

just to get your mind on other things, here is my t-shirt idea. it's a spoof on hOOters shirts, that have the OO s in the word hOOters as the owl's eyes. my shirts will be nutters, and instead of big OO, it will have strategically placed (silkscreened) nuts: there could be walnut Brazil nuts, coconuts for the more buxom. all inclusive titty shirts!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:45 pm

Hey Vittachitta
I like your "I don't know what I"m doing yet, but I'm damned if I'm gonna let that stand in teh way of setting up my camp" attitude. You may not get it "right" this year, but you're doing it "right" in my opinion.
Okay, a little more research. But I got the impression that she was juggling that with everything else.
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Postby VeganChoirGirl » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:52 pm

Token wrote:Did somebody say Sparkle the Magic Pony?

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I fell in love with this pic last night when I saw it as my friend, Dirty Nate's facebook profile pic. FABULOUS!
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Postby C.f.M. » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:53 pm

Yes, he is awesome, his blog, Haus of Vader, is hilarious. Entirely NSFW, due to hot-ass homo content, but he is hysterical.

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Postby Vittachitta » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:55 pm

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Postby VeganChoirGirl » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:56 pm

Fire_Moose wrote:
zanek wrote:I've put in 8 years of roughing it on my own in the heat and volunteering, so if some douche-bag hardliner burners want to make jokes because I want to preserve my health than this is the response you'll get from me.



Wow 8 years and such soft skin...


It put's the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again....
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Postby Token » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:01 pm

C.f.M. wrote:Yes, he is awesome, his blog, Haus of Vader, is hilarious. Entirely NSFW, due to hot-ass homo content, but he is hysterical.

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