Carson City, NV - First Time Burning Man

Carson City, NV - First Time Burning Man

Postby stsnider » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:06 am

I'm thrilled to be able to attend Burning Man this year. I have lived in Carson City for a year now and could not miss out on such a wonderful opportunity...now that I'm only 2 1/2 hours away from the event. My husband and I camped at the playa in late May when the ground was spongy, but the late afternoon wind was crazy! I'm trying to decide if I want to make a geodesic dome (http://www.byexample.com/projects/curre ... nstruction) or a more standard canopy tent (http://stores.ebay.com/all4canopy). The dome would be stronger, but also harder to make (especially the fitted cover). Having sun shelter is really important to me...the costumes are in the works too. BM2011 !!
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Postby TomServo » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:24 am

Welcome! Since you just around the corner, you've got an advantage. Try it out at 4th of Juplaya! When the playas a little less muddy.
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Postby lucky420 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:09 am

Hola and Hello......
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Postby VeganChoirGirl » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:40 am

Welcome to eplaya. Looks like you're taking advantage of your proximity to test the waters. Totally awesome. Love the takecharge attitude.
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Postby jkisha » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:35 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

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Postby PavementBlues » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:51 pm

TomServo wrote:Welcome! Since you just around the corner, you've got an advantage. Try it out at 4th of Juplaya! When the playas a little less muddy.


Definitely come to 4th. We make things go boom.
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Postby AlishaV » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:58 pm

Hi! I'm just a little up the road from you, in Reno, and this year will be my first time as well :D
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Postby LeChatNoir » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:14 pm

Awe...

Carson City. My good old truck finally decided to retire itself post-event last year and we had to get a new one in Carson City. I left the little dealership sticker on the tailgate and it makes me smile and think of the desert. Sort of like a covert Burner Reference, if only to myself.

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Postby TomServo » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:46 pm

AlishaV wrote:Hi! I'm just a little up the road from you, in Reno, and this year will be my first time as well :D


Well, this isnt your thread, but welcome as well! again....4th of Juplaya! hot springs are open then.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:23 pm

Just not the frogponds, once again those will prolly be closed off.

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Postby TomServo » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:26 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:Just not the frogponds, once again those will prolly be closed off.

welcome to Eplaya, both of you.


Really!? missed it last year, but seem to remember ALOT of people camped out by the frog pond, the year before. Ah well! at least guns are still allowed!
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Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:51 pm

Yes, really.

I camped out there in the past also, but alas...

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It was patrolled also, and people were kicked out of the pond even if they walked in sometimes.
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Postby TomServo » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:11 am

Fucking hippies!
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:13 am

yup, you nailed it.
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Re: Carson City, NV - First Time Burning Man

Postby stsnider » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:08 pm

Just as a belated update. We ended up building a 2V geodesic dome. We have used in on the playa 3 times (2 for Burning Man). It is strong against the wind and keeps the sun off during the day. Here's a link to the project on Facebook with pictures of building the dome.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... b50167c801
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