lemur wrote:The Condition Alpha (just after) Burning Man 2002
On the Tuesday following Burning Man 2002, a thousand or so poor souls experienced "Alpha", which started with no warning at midday and lasted for almost three days, with sustained winds at 70mph gusting to over 100mph. DPW did their best, they locked down Burning Man (you couldn't see to find your way out anyway). People were injured (although none seriously) and everyone was left shaken and reminded why it says on the ticket "By Attending This Event You risk Serious Injury or Death". Greeters told us "we dodged a bullet, this could have caused great injury and even fatalities". We helped our friends (11 year veterans) in desperate need and I left with a determination to tell the story of Alpha/2002 http://www.damer.com/pictures/events/bu ... guide.html
i wasnt there to see that..
captain mcguiver wrote:In 2006 I watched a ez-up-canopy tent fly 50 feet into the air like a tornado grabbed it and come crashing down into a girls chest. She got a free helicopter ride- to Reno ER.
BoyScoutGirl wrote:Hey, vaddyn, I know you're catching some flak in this thread, but know that we appreciate your being responsible and trying to convincing your campmates to step up.
I know reading this and other, similar threads has reminded me to not once trifle with the dangers of the Black Rock Desert.
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