PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby Lonesomebri » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:10 pm

unjonharley wrote: To complain is like wasting time talking to the wino..
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:24 pm

I really thought about doing that...
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:06 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I really thought about doing that...



talking to a wino? or talking to *THE WINO*?
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:30 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:I really thought about doing that...



talking to a wino? or talking to *THE WINO*?

Doesn't matter. The stench would have been too much for my delicate nostrils.
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:50 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Doesn't matter. The stench would have been too much for my delicate nostrils.



so that's when the opposite of a breathe-right strip would come in handy
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:14 pm

Depends on which side the wino is standing on. 8)
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby danibel » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:32 pm

Don't forget to bring a shitter. There are no portos out there year round.
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:59 pm

danibel wrote:Don't forget to bring a shitter. There are no portos out there year round.



got that covered. tested and approved the home depot bucket with potting soil

the trick to keeping down the odor is to keep the solid waste solid. in other words, pee in a separate container. worked really well.
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby Jackass » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:15 pm

Cat litter or the playa itself.
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:18 pm

Jackass wrote:Cat litter or the playa itself.




oooh i'll bet playa works great! it seems to have antibacterial properties
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby danibel » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:26 pm

Jackass wrote:Cat litter or the playa itself.



On the playa?! That is so gross. The bucket with soil sounds much more civilized.
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby Jackass » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:39 pm

In the bucket of course.
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby Bob » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:09 pm

Oh, the wayward wino is a restless wino
A restless wino that yearns to wander
And I was born the next of kin
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby unjonharley » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:46 am

clocksnmirrors wrote:
danibel wrote:Don't forget to bring a shitter. There are no portos out there year round.



got that covered. tested and approved the home depot bucket with potting soil

the trick to keeping down the odor is to keep the solid waste solid. in other words, pee in a separate container. worked really well.


I also carry a container of cedar saw dust.. an extra bucket to carry the Lug A Lu bags out.. Our county allows use to put the bags in the garbage can.. We have huge garbage burner plant. Like the potting soil idea.. Will try it next timeout..
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:36 pm

unjonharley wrote:I also carry a container of cedar saw dust.. an extra bucket to carry the Lug A Lu bags out.. Our county allows use to put the bags in the garbage can.. We have huge garbage burner plant. Like the potting soil idea.. Will try it next timeout..



you're lucky. our county doesn't allow human waste disposal through regular trash pickup. i'm letting the bucket run its course in a corner of the back yard hoping it will break down enough to just dump in the garden patch in a couple of months
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:52 pm

Make sure that's not where you grow veggies. Perhaps when it has broken down it could be left in the sun for a few days, have the uv have at it.

I'm not the health department.
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby unjonharley » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:24 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Make sure that's not where you grow veggies. Perhaps when it has broken down it could be left in the sun for a few days, have the uv have at it.

I'm not the health department.


Humanure Must be composted twice.. Or compost it in a flower garden twice.. Or search human manure. I see it as dangerous stuff to work with..
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:50 am

Agreed. I'm just not as up on it as you are.
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby Lonesomebri » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:25 am

Poop in a bucket.....or just camp up under the cottonwoods on the surrounding foothills. Dig a 2 foot hole in the organic soil there.........
Pack out all paper, do the deed away from camp spots, trails, etc. and fill the hole when you are done.
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby unjonharley » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:00 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Agreed. I'm just not as up on it as you are.


Are you saying you don't know shit?
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:02 pm

Walked right into that one...
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby ygmir » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:24 pm

unjonharley wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Agreed. I'm just not as up on it as you are.


Are you saying you don't know shit?


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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:55 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Walked right into that one...



stepped in it, more like....
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby AntiM » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:23 am

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AntiM wrote:We've been on the playa in December. Cold, the wind bites down to the bone. We stayed on the edge, the surface felt spongy and we didn't want to risk driving out more than a few hundred yards, if that.


how isolated were you?
were there any other campers?
did you feel safe?
how long did you stay?
do blm rangers patrol? did you see any?


We weren't camping, more of a brief visit to see what is was like. Didn't see anyone else, except the random vehicles on 447. Like no one was there. Lots of garbage from other folks, including what looked like a whole small camp bundled up and shoved in a steam vent along the highway. Shot up propane tanks in a kiddie pool full of mud. These were all near the edges, of course.

The BLM were probably miles away, holed up in the warmth. Felt as safe as one can in the great wide open, alone.
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby Noboundaries » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:37 pm

Here's what BRC looked like on July 6, 2012 in what would become 8:30 and D six weeks later.
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby clocksnmirrors » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:03 am

Noboundaries wrote:Here's what BRC looked like on July 6, 2012 in what would become 8:30 and D six weeks later.




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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby Bob » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:54 am

Couple Julys ago we camped along the west-side road, in a nice little cove where apparently some of the pooper crew used to stay. Not much trash as such, just a few JOTS placards that had fallen off and been used for target practice, and about fifty pounds of spent bullet casings the 10yo with us bagged to take in for recycling.
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby Jackass » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:55 am

Bob wrote: about fifty pounds of spent bullet casings the 10yo with us bagged to take in for recycling.



That's not a bad haul, we get 1.60lb around here, probably a bit more in the bay. There's probably a shit-pot of brass out there for the taking.
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby clocksnmirrors » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:55 pm

Jackass wrote:That's not a bad haul, we get 1.60lb around here, probably a bit more in the bay. There's probably a shit-pot of brass out there for the taking.



what are those just laying around on the surface or do you have to use a metal detector to find them?
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Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Postby Jackass » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:58 pm

The brass should be at or near the surface, the lead you may will need a detector to find.
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