Virgin Burner from Alaska!

Virgin Burner from Alaska!

Postby nucleartigerlily » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:51 pm

Howdy all, I guess this is the first step in immersing oneself in the organized chaos that seems to be Bman (at least from my point of view!)... This will be my first year making it to Burning Man, I don't know how I got so fortunate to be blessed with a ticket, but I'm going to try and take full advantage of this opportunity! I'll be travelling solo, coming down from Shambhala festival in B.C. and hopefully ping-ponging the west coast a little bit in between the two festivals... and then a little bit more on my meandering way back up to the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska.

Things I enjoy: backcountry skiing, intelligent debate/discussion/discourse, travelling, meeting new people, playing dress up...

Things I enjoy but miss: The time to read!, laying on the pavement in the middle of summer in Virginia, being able to drive an hour and go to a great party almost any night...

Things I look forward to: Fighting the dust-storms and thirst like a champ on the Playa, watching out for wormsign, perhaps running around reciting some of Didis' parts from Waiting for Godot...


I know this was a brief introduction, and that's all that was really intended, I guess! Hullo!
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Re: Virgin Burner from Alaska!

Postby Drawingablank » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:00 pm

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Re: Virgin Burner from Alaska!

Postby Savannah » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:11 pm

Hi Nucleartigerlily! The list of things you enjoy sound quite compatible with the Burn. (Okay, I've never seen skiing there, but there IS a Black Rock City Snowshoe team.)

So . . . welcome, & read the Survival Guide linked in my post here, if you haven't yet, and enjoy the many ePlaya threads about burning well. If you don't see a topic covered, google a keyword plus the keyword eplaya and choose "more from eplaya" to narrow it down to this site (our search function is not as mighty as google's). People here love to share their knowledge, but they're nicer about when they can tell you've been digging first. :)
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Re: Virgin Burner from Alaska!

Postby dragonpilot » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:20 pm

Don't fight the dust...be one with it...

Have a blast!
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Re: Virgin Burner from Alaska!

Postby nucleartigerlily » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:42 pm

Thank you, thank you! Yes, I shall try to diligently read and research! What a lovely welcoming committee!

P.S. unrelated, after much thought last night, I just can't do Didi or anything from Waiting for Godot alone. It just wouldn't be right. Hmm, I'll rethink this.
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Re: Virgin Burner from Alaska!

Postby savonarola » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:02 pm

ANOTHER Shambhala warrior making the trip to the playa i see!!!

My mrs. and I will be hitting both up this summer as well but we'll be working in the middle. (Gonna be hard enough getting back into the grind i couldn't imagine taking whole month off!!)

Are you going to be pairing up with a camp, fellow shambhalites or taking it solo? I know there will be many "Shamburners" this year but i am not sure if anyone is throwing together a rag tag camp or not.
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Re: Virgin Burner from Alaska!

Postby jkisha » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:49 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: Virgin Burner from Alaska!

Postby junglesmacks » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:46 am

I'll take intelligent intercourse over discourse any day.
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Re: Virgin Burner from Alaska!

Postby Rice » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:47 am

For those of us who live in locals that get snow, snow storms, etc, the dust storms are kind of like a blizzard - but warm. It boils down to intensity and duration. Sometimes you get a 1 minute white-out, other times the dust blows for 3 (5, 7, 12) hours. A good dust storm is when you can barely see your elbow :)

As long as you make sure your camp is secure (everything tent is staked down, nothing lying around that could blow away) you have it 2/3 under control. For yourself, always have a set of goggles and a dust mask (bandanna?) to deal with the ever-present possibility of a dust storm. I have a backpack with water, snack, meds, goggles, dust-mask, gloves, knife, flashlight, headlamp, spare batteries, a pad of paper, pen, lighter, condoms, etc...

Nothing is better than sitting out a major dust storm with friends and a G&T ...
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Re: Virgin Burner from Alaska!

Postby illy dilly » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:00 pm

nucleartigerlily wrote:Things I look forward to: ... watching out for wormsign, ...

Don't worry, you wont need your Thumper, the big sound camps take care of that!

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Re: Virgin Burner from Alaska!

Postby bluesbob » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:09 pm

Welcome. Bring a moose.
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Re: Virgin Burner from Alaska!

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:22 pm

Holy crap Virgins are coming out of the woodwork!















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Re: Virgin Burner from Alaska!

Postby Savannah » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:24 pm

It's 'cause bluesbob is catching up on several month's worth of Greeting. :D
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