Show us your cup (drinking)

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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby Gonzo Frothwood » Tue May 29, 2012 5:47 pm

Last year I lost my cup soon after the event started. I then found during my travels 14 cups as moop.
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Suggestion: bring a brita pitcher for running cooler water thru for drinking. People have a bad habit of dipping their hands into the ice for their beverages.
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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby robbidobbs » Tue May 29, 2012 6:22 pm

I have a Home Despot mug that I've brought out since 1999. Yes it has advertising, but it was my first year and it's been with me every year all this time. It has "city miles" on it and scoring. My other mug is a gallon water jug w a screw on cap.
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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby FeetOfClay » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:30 pm

I do not drink alcohol--is it still essential to bring a cup with me when visiting other camps?

Do camps tend to offer non-alc. beverages (coconut water, juice, etc?)

I bought a collapsible silicon cup to carry in my bag...just wondering if the "bring a cup everywhere" rule applies to mainly booze drinkers?
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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:08 pm

It mainly applies to "bar-type" situations. If you're hanging out in the shade structure with some people you know from the playa or from the outer world and the offer you food and drink--actually, having your own cup and plate and cutlery might be a nice gesture...
Bars and food camps don't want to get into washing dishes thing, because then they'll need to go through more of an inspection from the county health department. They don't want to give you disposables, because they will become moop. So bringing your own cup can make the difference between getting a drink and not. This is true even if you're not drinking alcoho
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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:09 pm

A cup is handy for lots of stuff.

I carry a plate and bowl too.

You never know when someone will offer a tasty treat.

I was on my way to get ice one morning and there were two people standing beside the road offering breakfast.

Best omlette and fresh blueberries I ever had.

Sooooooo, yes! 8)
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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby Elorrum » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:11 pm

Gonzo Frothwood wrote:Suggestion: bring a brita pitcher for running cooler water thru for drinking. People have a bad habit of dipping their hands into the ice for their beverages.

I don't think this does anything for germs... the stuff people have on their hands after the potty in particular. I would't suggest it, but maybe I don't know enough. I thought it was just charcoal for flavor and sediment and not a fine fine fine filter like a real back country drinking water filter has for viruses and parasites.
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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby motskyroonmatick » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:17 pm

It is a very good idea to have a cup on you at all times. Imagine you run out of water and ask for some... Then you have to ask for a cup. Then you have to endure.... WHAT? You don't have a cup?

Most bars and camps offer/have non alcoholic beverages and I'm sure many would jump at the chance to fulfill a non alcoholic request. Probably better to make the request to someone who is nearly as sober as you.

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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:18 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:alcoho


Best typo ever.
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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby Savannah » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:41 pm

catinthefunnyhat wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:alcoho


Best typo ever.


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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby cpart » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:22 pm

This year, I'm going with a plastic version of this. Probably gold-plated (painted)

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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby Fufa » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:03 pm

In addition to my alcatrez cup I already mentioned, I now got myself and the mister collapsible camping cups. They're twice the size of a coffee mug, so can double as impromptu bowls. They also have a screw on lid, and can be used as measuring cups because they have volumes marked on the inside. Bonus: they were on sale!

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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby eLPea » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:05 pm

I'm intro straws. My first playa cup was a crappy $1 craft store cup with a built in straw. I melted a hole near the top, hooked a carabiner through, it was great for holding a nice big mixed drink. The open top, no insulation, and straw feeding directly from the bottom made for dusty lukewarm drinks in no time at all, but I wasn't complaining. I upgraded to a simple large tin up last year, but I was missing my straw. When some kid came by with crazy straws stuck in the brim of his cowboy hat, I was elated. While all of my campmates respectfully declined (I'm sure their moop alarm was going off), I used that damn pink krazy straw the rest of the week gleefully.

Well, I think I finally found my ultimate solution. Top? Check. Straw? Check. Insulated? Check.

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During a brief stint I had working at Corproate Coffee, USA I picked up one of their holiday-themed reusable cold cups. A little steel wool took the logo right off, and I'm left with a great plain cup. The straw even has a little bump out on one end which keeps it secured inside the cup.
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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby cordsally » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:53 pm

FIGJAM wrote:A cup is handy for lots of stuff.

I carry a plate and bowl too.

You never know when someone will offer a tasty treat.

I was on my way to get ice one morning and there were two people standing beside the road offering breakfast.

Best omlette and fresh blueberries I ever had.

Sooooooo, yes! 8)

This fill my mouth with water....................feeling hungry............. :wink:
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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby illy dilly » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:55 am

motskyroonmatick wrote:It is a very good idea to have a cup on you at all times. Imagine you run out of water and ask for some... Then you have to ask for a cup. Then you have to endure.... WHAT? You don't have a cup?

Most bars and camps offer/have non alcoholic beverages and I'm sure many would jump at the chance to fulfill a non alcoholic request. Probably better to make the request to someone who is nearly as sober as you.

Bring a cup applies to all burners and is a primary way of demonstrating Radical Self Reliance to the rest of the community. Bringing your own cup shows respect for other participants, natural resources and event tradition.

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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby tahiti_treat » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:37 pm

I had 2 last year - an insulated Bubba mug that I used in camp and this little guy for on-the-go:
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It's suppose to be a dry snack lunch box container. I had intended to use the larger Bubba as my main mug and just had this one as a spare, but I found I preferred toting and drinking out of the smaller cup. It holds a folding spoon as well. I replaced the plastic ring with a sturdier carabiner and hung it to the outside of my pack.
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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby brcprincess » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:30 am

I like the look of this $22 one on Amazon, gets great reviews too. Larger size means you can mix up a cocktail and take it out with you. Insulated and has a clip on.

Thermos Nissan JMQ400 14-Ounce Leak-Proof Insulated Travel Mug

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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby Jared » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:31 pm

I know you want to keep dust off your water bag valve, but is dust on your cup's mouthpiece an issue? The Stanley 1913 One-Hand Vacuum Mug has a "grit guard":
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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby Hoolie » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:58 pm

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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:15 pm

Jared wrote:I know you want to keep dust off your water bag valve, but is dust on your cup's mouthpiece an issue? The Stanley 1913 One-Hand Vacuum Mug has a "grit guard"

Cute, but too high tech for me. (I can tell by all the adjectives in the name.)
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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby Sunny D » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:40 pm

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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby TomServo » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:10 pm

Dollar Store cup. Unscrewed the clear plastic from the cup part. removed original graphics paper...cut out my own art in the same shape and size..put in and reassembled.

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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby maladroit » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:12 pm

This is my cup. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My cup is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

My cup, without me, is moop. Without my cup, I am moop. I must fill my cup true. I must drink faster than my enemy who is trying to outdrink me. I must outdrink him before he outdrinks me. I will...

My cup and myself know that what counts in this burn is not the cocktails we drink, the noise of our slurping, or the belches we make. We know that it is the gulps that count. We will gulp…

My cup is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its lid and its straw. I will keep my cup clean and ready, even as I am filthy and ready. We will become part of each other. We will...

Before the Man, I swear this creed. My cup and myself are the defenders of my intoxication. We are the masters of our sobriety. We are the saviors of my life.

So be it, until the Man burns and there are no sparkle ponies, but peace!
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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby CapSmashy » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:29 pm

FeetOfClay wrote:I do not drink alcohol--is it still essential to bring a cup with me when visiting other camps?

Do camps tend to offer non-alc. beverages (coconut water, juice, etc?)

I bought a collapsible silicon cup to carry in my bag...just wondering if the "bring a cup everywhere" rule applies to mainly booze drinkers?


There are several camps that serve coffee or tea.

I use a generic travel mug.
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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby JovReef » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:06 pm

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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby MikeGyver » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:08 pm

Cup 1, Main drink cup

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Cup 2, in case cup 1 gets lost

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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby lemur » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:59 pm

woot!

got a new cup..

its fancy!

it has two openings!!

one like a regular water bottle.. and then the big fat wide mouth for when you want a MEGA CHUG of booze. $7!


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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby Cabal » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:16 pm

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From Reno. What better cup then a Crawl cup that changes colors!
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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby lemur » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:28 am

i couldnt survive burning man with a cup that has no lid and no way to attach it to a thing that hangs off my belt/bag
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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby NakedLens » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:47 am

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Secure cap, wide mouth, carabiner loop, and the ball is great for mixing drinks.
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Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

Postby Asquared » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:55 am

this guy is designed for microwaving soup, but it was $1 and the lid clips on...

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