Virgin burner, starting preparations for 2013

Virgin burner, starting preparations for 2013

Postby bad-and-ugly » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:54 pm

Hello everyone '=)
My name is Bernardo, I'm a photographer and film production student. I'm from Brazil but am temporarily living in Toronto, Canada. I love to read, play instruments, watch movies and sometimes photograph '=P
I've been wanting to participate in Burning Man for several years, but haven't had the chance yet because of money and the distance to my home. Now that I'm in Canada (only until the end of July), I think it's a great opportunity to finally go to Black Rock City! I'm still seeing if it's possible - I would need to figure out what to do in August, where to stay and all. My biggest concern right now is how to get to the desert with enough food, water, a shelter and sleeping bag considering I don't drive and don't live anywhere near here.
I hope that, little by little, I'll be able to figure out a solution ;-)
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Re: Virgin burner, starting preparations for 2013

Postby Savannah » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:00 pm

Hey Bernardo! Welcome to the board.

You're probably a good candidate for the "Green Tortoise" hostel in San Francisco. Google 'em. Maybe you could spend your August there while you shop and get ready. They drive buses out to the Burn and provide a few of the basics (shade, water, food). Nothing fancy; you'd still need to buy a tent and stuff.

Or stay somewhere else and fly into Reno at some point, rent a truck, drive out . . . you don't necessarily need a camp, you know.

Costs & Logistics of Flying to Reno
viewtopic.php?t=52826&p=770401

Box truck camping tips
viewtopic.php?f=277&t=35289

Best of luck to you. Plenty of information here, and we're usually nice about questions if you look like you tried to find the answer first. :)
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Re: Virgin burner, starting preparations for 2013

Postby bad-and-ugly » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:20 pm

Hi Savannah
Thanks for your help! So many options, right? I'll look into everything.
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Re: Virgin burner, starting preparations for 2013

Postby jkisha » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:59 pm

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Re: Virgin burner, starting preparations for 2013

Postby trilobyte » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:00 am

Hello and welcome to ePlaya! The boards should be helpful, but don't forget the first timer's guide and survival guide, both are essential reading.
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Re: Virgin burner, starting preparations for 2013

Postby dragonpilot » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:22 pm

Try connecting with locals in Toronto at: toronto-announce-subscribe@burningman.com...or in any other large metropolitan area you visit.
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Re: Virgin burner, starting preparations for 2013

Postby MegsLegs » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:40 pm

Hey! Welcome!

If you are interested, the Toronto Decompression is happening next weekend https://www.facebook.com/events/302319509886474/

There is also a casual Burner Drinks Night every other Thursday https://www.facebook.com/events/2186617 ... 1/?fref=ts that is a great way to meet the locals

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Re: Virgin burner, starting preparations for 2013

Postby bad-and-ugly » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:24 pm

Hey everyone, thanks a lot for the warm welcome '=)
I'm looking into all the possibilities and it's driving me crazy '=P Green Tortoise excursion, joining a camp, finding people to maybe share a ride in Toronto or San Francisco... I don't even know if I'll stay in Toronto after my internship ends in July. But that burners encounter on the weekend, that sure sounds like a good idea ;-)
But yeah, there's so much information flying in all directions! '=P
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Re: Virgin burner, starting preparations for 2013

Postby TomServo » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:46 am

Welcome to eplaya! There are LOTS of ways to get there! But only One way to make it happen! Best of luck!!

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Re: Virgin burner, starting preparations for 2013

Postby Savannah » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:19 pm

bad-and-ugly wrote:Hey everyone, thanks a lot for the warm welcome '=)
I'm looking into all the possibilities and it's driving me crazy '=P Green Tortoise excursion, joining a camp, finding people to maybe share a ride in Toronto or San Francisco... I don't even know if I'll stay in Toronto after my internship ends in July. But that burners encounter on the weekend, that sure sounds like a good idea ;-)
But yeah, there's so much information flying in all directions! '=P


There have been years when I had a Burn Plan A, a Plan B, a Plan C, and a Plan D in a word document. It's not as chaotic as it sounds--it really helps you organize your thoughts, and eventually one of the plans will start making more sense than the others.
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Re: Virgin burner, starting preparations for 2013

Postby bad-and-ugly » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:44 pm

This is wonderful, things have changed a little so now I really can start making some plans! I'll actually be living in Toronto in August, so I can go with a group from here, or go to San FRancisco before for a few days and go with a group from there. I'm thining where I can leave my luggage while I'm there, 'cause after Burning Man I'll just go back to Brazil '=P
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