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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby jkisha » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:59 pm

I'll just bet it would! :wink:
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lemur wrote:meet up at the north trash fence at 9pm on saturday night to light off your sky lantern


just where, along the trash fence should we meet?
it's pretty big.
like, which side (it's a pentagon)
Or, maybe, if you numbered the corners/points, starting at the north one from the greeters, at which point, or between which points?

it's a big perimeter, and, a clear location to meet would be helpful.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:19 pm

DaveX wrote:Hello

Dave X here...

So these Sky Lanterns are a huge no-no...

They float off and head strait for the hills. Many run right into the hillsides each year, as they do not have enough lift to clear the first range not to mention the many after that...

The wild lands surrounding the event are in high fire risk at that time and these make the locals and the BLM cringe!

To launch these for only the briefest moment of entertainment while risking life, natural habitat and property of the local area is to be thoughtless, uncaring and possibly criminally negligent.

The BLM deals very harshly with folks found launching these and so should the burner community as a whole.

Please do not do this! I beg you…

I love fire but hate these for the Black Rock Desert in summer!

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What he said^= + 1000

The hills surrounding Black Rock are already on a DAILY red flag warning, this idea needs to be shot down in flames(figuratively, of course)
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby Bob » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:01 am

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Ugly Dougly wrote:Cheyenne (funny name for a Welshman!), the Black Rock Desert is 1,000 square miles. There are no cows grazing upon this alkali pasture.

There are however wild horses out there.


No, just wild asses.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby capjbadger » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:12 am

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capjbadger wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Cheyenne (funny name for a Welshman!), the Black Rock Desert is 1,000 square miles. There are no cows grazing upon this alkali pasture.

There are however wild horses out there.


No, just wild asses.

Tell that to the small group of wild horses that were blocking the road to the ranch during julplaya. ;)

The asses don't come out until late Aug. ;)

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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby andromeda23 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:40 am

i'm so glad i wasn't the only one who read the JRS and went "NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!"

i find it strange that the photographer/original poster hasn't replied to this post yet. while *possibly* a wonderful photographer she(?) sure seems like a virgin to me.

or maybe this is just a prank. maybe people will meet up at the trash fence and have to do MOOP community service overseen by DPW.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby andromeda23 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:53 am

also, i find it odd that Kimber had this amazing idea. i mean, it's a cool idea, but i swear i've seen this done somewhere before.

http://tinyurl.com/3h8ncdp

and one more thing. does it bug anyone else just a little that in the midst of this art party, where spontaneity is key, she wants to set up an art project for the sole purpose of taking pictures of it. because you know, after a day or so, there really isn't anything left to take pictures of out there.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:19 am

Check out 5:06.. or just watch the whole thing. It's a fun video..

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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby Cheyenne » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:02 pm

Cheyenne (funny name for a Welshman!), the Black Rock Desert is 1,000 square miles. There are no cows grazing upon this alkali pasture.
Just so you know. :)


It was figurative... ie: Animals die when they inadvertently eat things that are bad for them...

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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby capjbadger » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:58 pm

junglesmacks wrote:Check out 5:06.. or just watch the whole thing. It's a fun video..


AHAHAHAHAHA... That very last bit needs to be shown to every thin-skinned whiner that says we're too mean on ePlaya. ;)

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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:23 pm

OMG I think that might be me.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby capjbadger » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:51 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:OMG I think that might be me.

In the tent, or the one with the megaphone? lol

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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:55 pm

with the megaphone, Duh.

I would never fuck in a tent.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby capjbadger » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:05 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:with the megaphone, Duh.

I would never fuck in a tent.

...I would not fuck in a box, or with a bunch of rocks (but I would fuck a fox) :lol:

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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby ygmir » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:19 am

capjbadger wrote:
oneeyeddick wrote:with the megaphone, Duh.

I would never fuck in a tent.

...I would not fuck in a box, or with a bunch of rocks (but I would fuck a fox) :lol:

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would you eat it like lox? suck it through socks?
close it with locks, or off get your rocks?
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby capjbadger » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:43 am

ygmir wrote:
capjbadger wrote:
oneeyeddick wrote:with the megaphone, Duh.

I would never fuck in a tent.

...I would not fuck in a box, or with a bunch of rocks (but I would fuck a fox) :lol:

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would you eat it like lox? suck it through socks?
close it with locks, or off get your rocks?

Ummm... All of the above? :twisted:

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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby Mr. Flintstone » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:16 pm

***UPDATE***
From the JRS
AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT CHINESE SKY LANTERNS

In the last JRS, we included a post about a project that will be using Chinese sky lanterns ... those paper lanterns that you light a little candle inside and let them float up into the air ... they're really pretty as they drift away, glowing.

The problem is -- and thanks to our Fire Art Safety Team (FAST) for alerting us -- that they're also SUPER dangerous, especially in Black Rock City.

Beyond the MOOP factor, they can float off into the city and light a tent on fire ... and they can float off into the surrounding mountain ranges and start a wildfire. In fact, with the prevailing winds as they are, this is highly likely.

So, DO NOT USE CHINESE FIRE LANTERNS IN BLACK ROCK CITY. AT ALL. EVER.

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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby shroom » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:21 pm

Just saw that^^^^ great! I hope the OP listens.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby NellieX » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:27 pm

Since everyone here has pointed out what a bad idea these are, maybe you should find an alternative?

What about using those little LED tea lights instead of candles, and using kites instead of lanterns (because heat is needed to make the lanterns float, and obviously LED lights don't give off heat). The kites would catch the wind and float (hopefully) and the LED lights would give a glow.

Oh, and tether the kites, so no one has to clean up your mess later on.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby jkisha » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:52 pm

shroom wrote:Just saw that^^^^ great! I hope the OP listens.

I'm afraid this will fall on deaf ears. The OP hasn't been back since she posted her one and only post.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby jkisha » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:56 pm

I think the heat from the flame is integral to the lanterns to be able to float. Same principle as a hot air balloon. And tethering seems like an equally bad idea as the extra weight og the tether would also inhibit lift. Not to mention having to have to deal with those things as they fall back to earth still lit.

NellieX wrote:Since everyone here has pointed out what a bad idea these are, maybe you should find an alternative?

What about using those little LED tea lights instead of candles, and using kites instead of lanterns (because heat is needed to make the lanterns float, and obviously LED lights don't give off heat). The kites would catch the wind and float (hopefully) and the LED lights would give a glow.

Oh, and tether the kites, so no one has to clean up your mess later on.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby NellieX » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:01 pm

jkisha wrote:I think the heat from the flame is integral to the lanterns to be able to float. Same principle as a hot air balloon. And tethering seems like an equally bad idea as the extra weight og the tether would also inhibit lift. Not to mention having to have to deal with those things as they fall back to earth still lit.

NellieX wrote:Since everyone here has pointed out what a bad idea these are, maybe you should find an alternative?

What about using those little LED tea lights instead of candles, and using kites instead of lanterns (because heat is needed to make the lanterns float, and obviously LED lights don't give off heat). The kites would catch the wind and float (hopefully) and the LED lights would give a glow.

Oh, and tether the kites, so no one has to clean up your mess later on.


Wouldn't a kite structure allow them to still float? Or do you think the LEDs would be too heavy?
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby jkisha » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:10 pm

I don't think kites would have the same effect. But it could be it's own effect. Someone already does something like this with a string of balloons that seem to glow in the dark.

However, I'm thinking the OP is trying to create some specific effect more so that she can take her photographs, so lighting and flying kits would be a whole lot more work. Not sure she'd be into that both because of the added work and it wouldn't look anything like she envisioned for her photo project. But who knows, I have certainly been wrong many times before.
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jkisha wrote:I think the heat from the flame is integral to the lanterns to be able to float. Same principle as a hot air balloon. And tethering seems like an equally bad idea as the extra weight og the tether would also inhibit lift. Not to mention having to have to deal with those things as they fall back to earth still lit.

NellieX wrote:Since everyone here has pointed out what a bad idea these are, maybe you should find an alternative?

What about using those little LED tea lights instead of candles, and using kites instead of lanterns (because heat is needed to make the lanterns float, and obviously LED lights don't give off heat). The kites would catch the wind and float (hopefully) and the LED lights would give a glow.

Oh, and tether the kites, so no one has to clean up your mess later on.


Wouldn't a kite structure allow them to still float? Or do you think the LEDs would be too heavy?
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby junglesmacks » Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:07 pm

jkisha wrote: Someone already does something like this with a string of balloons that seem to glow in the dark.



I dunno if we are talking abour the same thing, but last year.. wow.. that was.. one of the coolest random things. The string of blue LEDs way in the distance at night suspended by balloons, with one end each held by a guy on a bike. Loved.. it. Wow.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby Bob » Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:45 pm

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Postby The CO » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:27 pm

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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby jkisha » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:30 pm

That was so fucking funny!!!!
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby Waterwings » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:44 pm

It would be rather epic to see a rogue fire lantern light the man up. I always enjoy seeing them fly up. But yes we do need to consider firehazard/moop.
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby RedHeaven » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:24 pm

[quote="talkfahrenheit"]While this would be entirely beautiful to see, it is extremely dangerous. I was at a festival this weekend where somebody released [b]one [/b] fire lantern. The wind carried it straight to the trees and got stuck. It sat there for a few minutes not moving and finally another gust of wind came and managed to move it out of the trees.

Granted, there are no trees on the playa. There are plenty of tents, lots of flammable substances, and tall art projects in which the lanterns could get stuck in.

Not to keep on keeping on, but a few years ago the man was set on fire early as a prank. Yeah, it was really cool to see the man burn twice, but it is such a large structure that really needs to burn with fire crew prepared. Not to mention all of the hard work that people put into building it. It would be unfortunate if some of the lanterns got caught on him or in him and started an early burn.

Everybody loves seeing pretty lights in the sky, but nobody likes seeing their tent burned down or fellow burners hurt. If you really want to do this, try to execute it in a way that is still beautiful, but safe. Potentially tie the balloons onto fishing line or some clear string so they are released and fly, but stay in one place floating until they fall?[/quote]

Ha! Hey I came here to tell the same story....Guess you were at the Strummit, too :) That was so sketchy, but the sigh of relief from the crowd when the wind took it away was kind of exciting. What a great summer, huh? best of both worlds. :) PINK SUNDAY and BANJOS...and no fire lanterns....Those things would be great,....in antarctica!
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Re: Do you want to be a part of hundreds of sky lanterns

Postby Sail Man » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:03 pm

FIGJAM wrote:No, don't do this, it's a terrible idea!!!!!!

First, it's a tent city. Flying fire is bad.

Moop, you gonna clean up 100s of lanterns?

DON"T!!!!


Damn fucking straight skippy!!!!

I had one of those fucking things land 2 feet from my tent with my wife and kid sleeping in it in 08. Had it landed on the tent and it caught fire..........

Suffice it to say this paramedic would become the inflicter of trauma, and not the mitigator. :evil:
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