Colorado birgins- PlayaBound!

Colorado birgins- PlayaBound!

Postby cordero.kj » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:20 pm

Playa bound for the first time!
never knew i'd be itching so bad so quickly after getting my ticket!

FINALLY a place to use some handy skills to their fullest!

been following the eplaya since BM09 scouring for information as i had decided around that time to make the journey in a years time. too busy preparing to introduce till now (a break in the excitement for a minute).
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:36 pm

Deep breath.
Stop jumping up and dwon and making giddy screams.

Wellcome abourd.
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Postby jkisha » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:31 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

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Postby illy dilly » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:28 am

Welcome to ePlaya! Its always good to see more from CO!
What part of CO are you in?
Are ya'll camping alone or with a group of experienced folks?
Why don't ya stick your head in that hole and find out? ~piehole
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Postby cordero.kj » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:48 am

illy dilly wrote:Welcome to ePlaya! Its always good to see more from CO!
What part of CO are you in?
Are ya'll camping alone or with a group of experienced folks?


Comin outta south metro denver (littleton/englewood) area

Camping alone (probably between 730 and 830).
I've been scouring eplaya for awhile though (EMT dome construction, location preferences etc.) To try and make the first time go as smooth as possible, at least in regards to controllables.
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Postby illy dilly » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:57 am

I did the same thing last year a.k.a my first year. I found the ePlaya to be way helpful.
How many folks are you camping with? How many vehicles? What types of vehicles?
We're gonna be camping with Barbie Death Camp this year, at 3:30 and E.
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Postby cordero.kj » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:51 pm

as it stands now there will be three of us (potential for two more if they get their act together) all of which are fresh to BM.

We're planning on taking 1 rv big enough to sleep in and contain our stuff (3-5 person?) and Preparing materials and such for a 2v 8.2ft.r EMT constructed dome for our main 'living' area.
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Postby This Woman » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:49 pm

Welcome Cordero,

I can't believe nobody has asked this question yet, but what are your handy skills??
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Postby cordero.kj » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:08 pm

i guess i dont have handy skills in the traditional sense... but im ready and willing to go balls deep into a project i may have never heard of and utilize my 'creative thinking' to make it work. for example, a geodesic dome structure.
first timers might normally be a tad shaken by even thinking about the amount of work needed just to make it through the week there, let alone supplementing their gear to make it as 'easy' as possible the first time around.

plus i love using tools or gadgets of anykind. there is always a tool for the job, you just might have to make it
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Postby MissNev » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:42 pm

Welcome Cordero! I hope your first year is everything you hope for, and nothing you can imagine. If you and yours are looking for a place to hang your hat with all comforts, yet none of the conformity, of home, we are always open to first timers joining our little project. Even if you wing it, feel free to come to our Never Nude Party on Thursday afternoon!
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Postby illy dilly » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:07 pm

Aye, Cordero what day are ya'll planning on starting the drive out? Maybe we could caravan it.
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Postby cordero.kj » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:21 pm

MissNev, at the very least ill try and stop by and say 'hey'. where might we find your little slice of awesomesauce?

illy- prelim plans are lookin like shove off will happen sunday afternoon to arrive monday morning-afternoonish. arrival with sunlight for camp building and bearing catching. planning on taking the north route through WY>UT>

this may be pushed out another 24hrs depending on how the last minute excitement/packing etc. goes. (naturally this could all change entirely in the next 6 weeks, but shouldnt)
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monkey hut

Postby cordero.kj » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:33 pm

plans have changed from a dome to another tested design. the monkey hut.

http://corderokj.tumblr.com/post/830136928/monkey-hut-erected

http://corderokj.tumblr.com/post/834298191/monkey-hut-covered

super fast construction once the prep was done. modular (awesome) adjustable (awesome) playa tested design (very awesome).
now to just go balls deep into a windstorm with it!
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Postby Teo del Fuego » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:12 pm

Hi Cordero: Stop by 7:30 and Edinburgh and say "Hi" to your Colorado neighbors at Whiskey and Dust
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Postby cordero.kj » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:10 am

Hi!
we're even thinkin of livin right around there! great minds, right?
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Postby cordero.kj » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:59 am

disaster (for us - for now).
RV rentals are apparently tricky and they dont like to put all their fee information clearly online. SO as it stands now, no definite transportation (short of a midsize truck packed to the gills).

anyone know any burner friendlies who might lend us theirs if they arent attending? currently maddashing to find alternatives.

we'll make it there, one way or another.
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Re: Colorado birgins- PlayaBound!

Postby cordero.kj » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:54 am

WOOO!!!

2010 was GREAT! a wonderful first time out!

One of the three who went in our group turned out to be perfect sparkle pony material. what a bitch... but its cool, everyone had a great time despite the issues that popped up.

and NOW,

2012 will be venture #2 back home for me. and im bringing a virgin buddy of mine. He's been dying to come out, and its gonna be a blast.
We got confirmation of tickets today, and have been planning our camp for a couple months now.

Can't wait to get back!
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Re: Colorado birgins- PlayaBound!

Postby illy dilly » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:26 pm

Hell yeah!!!!
Congrats on the lotto!

We'll see ya out there!
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Re: Colorado birgins- PlayaBound!

Postby This Woman » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:25 pm

Right on! When last we heard from you, disaster had shown itself. I'm so happy to hear your maddashing brought you to Black Rock City, and happy you're coming back. Very cool.
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