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Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby WunderV » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:10 pm

Ok, so I am trying to figure out how big our campsite will be. What are the perimeters? How do they disperse the campers? Can we park our car next to us?
There are two of us...if we show up on the second day, will we get a good spot? Will the site be smaller?
Ideally, we would like to park our truck next to our 10x10 tee pee and 10x10 loggia. Will we be able to do this?

Facts, advice, and tips would be beyond appreciated!

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Re: Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby lucky420 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:22 pm

1. go to burningman.com and read the First Timers Guide and Preperation and then everything else on the site.
2. read it again. people here really really appreciate a little self reliance. It will go a long way.
3. Yes you can park next to your teepee.
4. Now do as I stated in #1 and #2
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Re: Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby some seeing eye » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:26 pm

Welcome!

There are large areas planned and there are enormous areas that are first come first served. Arriving day 2, without having a camp arranged, you will be in the first come first served spots. Burningman is designed to not run out of space, so no worries on that.

The smallest space assigned by the Burningman official placement planners is maybe 50x50-100, so not individual campers like you. Individual camps you join might place you at that level.

1. Prearrange to join a camp:
A they are placed at address - if they planned room for your vehicle, maybe there will be room, else park the car in the outer free space.
B they arrive before you and you have to find them - there is an art to that
2. Arrive and set up your own camp in he zone - if no one is there, ask adjacent camps if there are awake if they mind you setting up there
3. Walk in camping - car not by you. Designated quiet and remote spot between the airport and 2 o'clock.

Check the BM city plans for last year and the satellite photos!

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Re: Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:17 pm

Zoom in and play with this.

I will give you a better idea of how you can set up.

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Re: Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby WunderV » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:38 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby Savannah » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:51 pm

Where do I camp?
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Re: Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:09 pm

some seeing eye wrote:1. Prearrange to join a camp:
A they are placed at address - if they planned room for your vehicle, maybe there will be room, else park the car in the outer free space.
B they arrive before you and you have to find them - there is an art to that

This is not true of all camps. This is only true of placed theme camps--which are also the camps that will demand the most of you in terms of time, prep and money.
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Re: Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby Elorrum » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:41 pm

go and find out. it's not THAT dangerous.
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Re: Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:34 pm

Elorrum wrote:go and find out. it's not THAT dangerous.

Oh, you belong to Trilo's "Reasonable Chance of Survival" camp.
Seriously, you fuck this up and you will be buried in the desert without a stone to locate you, in soil so caustic your body will be gone in 5 years. And fucking this up could be as simple as bringing the wrong protein bar. You Are So Fucking Doomed...
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Re: Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby trilobyte » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:44 pm

What others have said. Read the stuff, browse the boards, the question has been raised many times before and there are a lot of ways you can do it. Take the space you need, it's not like there's a space cop wandering around and measuring (though registered theme camps are allotted very specific amounts of space and need to stick within those boundaries). Common sense is a good guide (100' square for a single pup tent and vehicle is too much, and cramming 10 people into a 20x20 square is too little room). When you get there look for an open spot, and when you find one you like hop out and introduce yourself to the nearest neighbor. You'll make new friends, and be sure that everyone's got space for their stuff.
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Re: Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:03 pm

Um, errr 100 square feet is only 10'x10'.

I use about 20'x40' just for me. :roll:
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Re: Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby BBadger » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:06 pm

Well you need that extra room for the slave girls fanning you with palm fronds and feeding you grapes under the monkey hut.
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Re: Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby Elliot » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:52 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Um, errr 100 square feet is only 10'x10'.

Nah, nah, nah, Figgy -- that's not what he said! He said 100 feet square = 10,000 square feet. That's the size of my property in Clearlake; barn, bus parking and all.

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Re: Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:20 am

Sorry trilo, I misread the post. :oops:

You can have that much room on the outer rings. 8)
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Re: Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby Elorrum » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:25 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
Elorrum wrote:go and find out. it's not THAT dangerous.

Oh, you belong to Trilo's "Reasonable Chance of Survival" camp.
Seriously, you fuck this up and you will be buried in the desert without a stone to locate you, in soil so caustic your body will be gone in 5 years. And fucking this up could be as simple as bringing the wrong protein bar. You Are So Fucking Doomed...

So true, fishy. It's awful. It's sO dirty and confusing, and your tires will be slashed if you Park in the wrong place. Why do people imagine anything about this could possibly work, or be fun? Don't go. Don't go.
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Re: Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby mgb327 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:45 pm

Be certain not to "accidently" park in the Employee Of The Month spot, you will live to regret that one. Problem is, it is an unmarked spot. Good luck.
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Re: Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby Earthwalker » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:38 pm

BBadger wrote:Well you need that extra room for the slave girls fanning you with palm fronds and feeding you grapes under the monkey hut.


Could you please provide the location of this camp? Will slightly worn adidas serve as good enough of a "gift" to gain me access?
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Re: Help! First timer needs logistics

Postby BBadger » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:43 pm

Earthwalker wrote:
BBadger wrote:Well you need that extra room for the slave girls fanning you with palm fronds and feeding you grapes under the monkey hut.


Could you please provide the location of this camp? Will slightly worn adidas serve as good enough of a "gift" to gain me access?


I think it's a BYOS (bring your own slave) kind of arrangement.
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