BoyScoutGirl wrote:Sounds good.
Like Savannah said earlier, one of the best parts of being a one-time lamplighting volunteer is that you can just show up before dusk any day of the week! No need to commit to scheduled shift, just come by if you're feeling it. The invitation stands for everybody!
Scout. Really nice recap. I agree, show up for happy hour (if you are at least 21) so that you can sign up for a shift when the board opens. Wear comfy shoes and if you can't lift 40lbs comfortably think twice before becoming a carrier. You are carrying lanterns on your shoulders. It's lots of fun, but it is work.
Savannah was right in not overdoing it your first year, esp. coming internationally. You are jet lagged and then you are scrambling for supplies upon arrival only to get in a car/rv/truck and drive hours to reach the gate. Then you are sitting in line to enter camp (assuming you don't have EA) and then you get to your camp and set up only to have to start your shift/training. You don't want to burn out the first year.
Oh and in case I missed the shower stall mention, be sure to have a sun shower if you plan to use a shower stall.
I plan on sleeping on the way over, will take sleeping pills to aid my descent into the land of Nod, hopefully this should help me avoid Jet lag
I agree I don't want to volunteer for the whole event, hope to do as much as I can with Temple Guardians and maybe two days with Lamplighters. I may be completely overwhelmed by the heat and will have to adjust my plans but I'll do what I can to participate and give back to the community.
Regards the Shower, i'll have to see what options I have with the box truck. If there is a roof rack or some leverage for support I could hang from top of box truck.
Great discussion here http://tribes.tribe.net/burning_man_tip ... 060b7f4c8d
gives me a couple of other options should I need to build a support structure.
Evap pond has been mentioned to me before, that will be necessary alright, i'll have to think about grey water collection and hopefully I can come to some hybrid system that satisfies both functions.
Lots of planning, lots of help
Really appreciate all the advice