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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:29 pm

About those baby wipes...

Keep them in the fridge or cooler!

Ahhhh, doesn't that feel good?
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:31 pm

Red wigs found on public transit may not be your best source of burningman costume. On pubic transit--completely out of the question.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby dragonpilot » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:14 pm

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby gyre » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:18 pm

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby robbidobbs » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:21 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:About those baby wipes...

Keep them in the fridge or cooler!

Ahhhh, doesn't that feel good?


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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby knowmad » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:26 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Red wigs found on public transit may not be your best source of burningman costume. On pubic transit--completely out of the question.


totally read; Red Wings.
Yeah also prolly not ne good idea.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby ygmir » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:29 pm

knowmad wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Red wigs found on public transit may not be your best source of burningman costume. On pubic transit--completely out of the question.


totally read; Red Wings.
Yeah also prolly not ne good idea.


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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby AntiM » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:32 pm

knowmad wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Red wigs found on public transit may not be your best source of burningman costume. On pubic transit--completely out of the question.


totally read; Red Wings.
Yeah also prolly not ne good idea.


I also read Red Wings. Wowza.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:22 am

So that wasn't makeup.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Oldguy » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:25 pm

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Zhust » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:41 am

Back when most computer applications weren't smart enough to not crash, I gave myself an OCD habit of "riding control-S" which meant if I paused typing or was just reading, I'd idly hit "control-S" and save whatever I was working on. (On a Mac, "Command-S" or "Propellor-S".)

I tweaked it for the Internet and now when I post something on a forum, I hit "control-A, control-C"—"select all, copy"—just before I click "Post". When the Internet fails, I can post again and paste back the text I took all that time to write.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby seantildawn » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:45 am

[quote="oneeyeddick"]Instead of taking pictures, do something picture worthy.[/quote]

Love that.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Foxfur » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:16 am

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby plantmandan » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:42 am

There is a lot of treasure to be found on the playa. Here are two great places to look:

If you see an unoccupied couch in Center Camp, go and dig under the cushions.

At the first hint of daybreak go and look around on the ground near the Opulent Temple.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Foxfur » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:59 am

I jam my hands into people's pockets while I freak dance 'em at Sacred Spaces. I must have grabbed 20 pounds of granola last year...
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby ygmir » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:04 am

Foxfur wrote:I jam my hands into people's pockets while I freak dance 'em at Sacred Spaces. I must have grabbed 20 pounds of granola last year...


any sausage?
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Bob » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:13 am

RTS: hide the tofurkey.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby ultratang7 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:22 am

I ordered a few desert-boonie style hats from amazon. They were all good, except one(the most inexpensive one, of course). The material was way too stiff, and there were little pokey things that scratched my head. Well, I washed it once, then let it soak in enzymes overnight, washed it again, and it is now comfy and wear-able. Soaking in enzymes is a great way to "break things in".
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:56 am

Desert hats (or whatever they call them) seem purpose made for teh playa.

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Bob » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:08 am

No matter what you wear, there will be someone else who looks like a bigger dork.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby RedHeaven » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:52 am

Do not pack your goggles, keep them up with you in the front of your vehicle.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:07 am

they work well for holding your hair back. double win.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Bounce530 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:59 am

Here's a tip to make you "pointless"
Put a tennis ball on your bikes kickstand. Your stock pointy little kickstand WILL sink into the playa and your bike WILL fall over. So if you cut a small hole in a tennis ball and jam it on there, it'll lessen the chance of your bike falling. It also helps to shoot a little expanding foam, or glue, or some such into the ball so it doesn't bounce off while you're cruising.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby stew » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:26 pm

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Bob » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:48 pm

Bounce530 wrote:Here's a tip to make you "pointless"
Put a tennis ball on your bikes kickstand. Your stock pointy little kickstand WILL sink into the playa and your bike WILL fall over. So if you cut a small hole in a tennis ball and jam it on there, it'll lessen the chance of your bike falling. It also helps to shoot a little expanding foam, or glue, or some such into the ball so it doesn't bounce off while you're cruising.


First, I think some of you people are missing the point of this thread, and second, I suggest snowshoes rather than a bike with tennis balls.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Bounce530 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:44 pm

Tennis balls on snowshoes would be pretty pointless...

Is that better you grumpy ass couch?
Usually this is where I'd insert the winky smiley.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Rice » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:49 pm

Bounce530 wrote:Tennis balls on snowshoes would be pretty pointless...

Is that better you grumpy ass couch?
Usually this is where I'd insert the winky smiley.

Not if you are trying to walk on ice. Tennis balls will give you better grip!
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Canoe » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:19 pm

stretch80 wrote:
Bounce530 wrote:Tennis balls on snowshoes would be pretty pointless...
Is that better you grumpy ass couch?
Usually this is where I'd insert the winky smiley.

Not if you are trying to walk on ice. Tennis balls will give you better grip!

And if you're going to walk on ice with snow shoes, you definitely need balls.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:18 pm

If you have tennis balls, see your doctor!!! :shock:
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Rice » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:50 pm

Canoe wrote:
stretch80 wrote:
Bounce530 wrote:Tennis balls on snowshoes would be pretty pointless...
Is that better you grumpy ass couch?
Usually this is where I'd insert the winky smiley.

Not if you are trying to walk on ice. Tennis balls will give you better grip!

And if you're going to walk on ice with snow shoes, you definitely need balls.

Ice seems to be harder than pavement. At least it feels that way when you wipe out.

Triple your stopping distance when the temperature is between 2C and -20C, when the temp drops below -20C you probably only need double the stopping distance. (Salt does not work on roads below -20C)
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