Savannah wrote:Have you camped much?
Can you pound your own rebar?
Do you like your independence, or do you want to be part of a group?
1. Went camping a few times in my life, wouldn't call myself experienced.
2. I THINK I can pound rebar, it doesn't seem too complicated
3. Deep question, I'm not sure.
Savannah wrote:There are also choices somewhere between "huge theme camp" and "solo". You can camp with a couple of friends, or camps like Orphan Camp or Stag Camp. (Those are no-fee camps with shade [usually] and togetherness, but no frills--and no obligations, other than "pick up after yourself mercilessly, and don't be a jerk.").
I think I'd like a camp like that. I notice some people can have fun volunteering and some people can get the short end of the stick. I've heard a story of a guy working all week serving beer, another of a girl getting eight hour shifts cooking, they were each in one of the major theme camps. I think I'd like more freedom to participate the way I want than the major camps allow.
Drawingablank wrote:I find that in a solo / small camp you spend much more time out and about meeting people, exploring, and doing stuff.
It sounds like the route to go for a first timer.
I'm going to plan on burning solo, maybe a camp will inspire me though, who can say for sure. If anyone is interested in collaborating on an art project/costume anything, I have some experiance with LEDs. I usually say I have a lot of experiance with LEDs, but having seen some of the projects on Eplaya I would say i have SOME experiance. I have a few different ideas based around high-quality novelty LED bulbs, and some ideas using cheap, low quality LEDs. If that sounds interesting, or sparks your imagination, shoot me a PM and I'll reply guarenteed. I plan on making a thread detailing some of my better/more realistic ideas, and estimated cost/labor, to see if anyone feels like participating.