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Old 04-17-2011, 09:04 PM   #21
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BMan 2011

I'm going, with my casita. Its my Casitas' first burn, my 4th. Who else?
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:09 PM   #22
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We are going

We will be there but our U-Haul won't be going. We picked up a motor home yesterday. The U-Haul will be going up for sale.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:33 PM   #23
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We're going again this year (my fifth time). Last year was my first in a trailer, and it worked out beautifully.

Technomadia does have good advice but I would add that cartridge portable toilets...esp.2.5 gallon cap models...are best for those planning on staying all week. Pump outs are sometimes available but very spendy, and dumping your cartridge in the portas once a day works very well.

Ice is now avail. on the "keyholes" at 3 and 9, not just at center camp at 6:00.

MAKE SURE ALL YOUR RUNNING LITES WORK and everything else is legitimate (tow chains, no obvious overloading, etc.) when you arrive as BLM and all the local cops use any excuse to pull over participants to search for drugs. They make a killing out there.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:37 AM   #24
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I'll be there with my pimped-out Burro 430 and J.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:32 PM   #25
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We will be at 3:00 and A. This year we will be in a motor home. Our camp has their own potta potty with daily pump out. Only cost $40 for the whole week per person.
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:56 PM   #26
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This One Time At Burning Man.....

....., I regained my hope in the future of our civilization."
-Lonnie Gene Smith
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I bought my Bigfoot 3 years ago to bring to Burning Man, but due to my 7 year old's school schedule, have yet to bring it out there. However, I have been out there 4 times since 2001 (twice in a tent and twice in an Apache Roamer Pop Up) and I LOVE it. I think the Bigfoot would be such a nice step up-I can't wait to actually bring it there. Unfortunately, my child's school has planned it's annual campout for the week of Burning Man once again (they did that the past 2 years or I would have come), so now I am really hoping I can somehow influence them to choose another week in 2012 so I can make it out there again!

Some things you might want to consider before you bring your beloved Fiberglass Egg out to the Playa-there is a really fine dust (alkaline based like "baby powder") that seeps onto everything and isn't easy to get off your upholstry, so it is a good idea to fashion some sort of a washable seat cover for all the upholstry so it won't look permanently white and dusty for the rest of its life. Leave anything that you don't want ruined at home (go to the goodwill and get some rugs, pillows, bedding, outdoor chairs, etc. you can re-donate or put in your "only for Burning Man pile" afterwards). If you have an awning, put it down every time you leave the trailer so it doesn't get ripped off in a 70 mph dust storm (which spring up unexpectedly all the time, usually while you are miles away). For the same reason, don't leave any/all of your windows open when you aren't around, unless you enjoy sleeping in 2 or 3 inches of itchy dust. If it rains toward the end of the week, that alkaline dust turns into a cement like mud, so if you have to pull the trailer through it at all so it is thrown up onto your trailer, be sure to stop at the first carwash you see and rinse it off (especially the undercarriage) before it hardens. Also, the camping is on a big dry prehistoric lakebed, so depending on the weather it can have all kinds of conditions from hard as a rock to soft and sinking. Be sure to bring out some good leveling blocks (I like those orange "Lynx Levelers") because pieces of wood can sometimes not quite do the job of chocking your wheels or balancing you out. Bring gloves, because that dust can make your skin crack and burn. Always wear shoes-or better yet a comfortable pair of boots- and bring plenty of changes of socks, because your feet will do the same. Finally-vinegar is your friend-as an acidic substance it counteracts all of the nasty things the alkaline dust ruins, so be sure to have some on hand for cleanup when you get home (I bring it out there in a spritz bottle to wipe things down or rinse off my hands and feet as well). Your clothes will probably be full of that dust too-so bring some good garbage bags to put your dirty laundry in, and use vinegar in the washing machine when you do that particular load of laundry.

Once you are out there you aren't allowed to drive around, so bring a bike for everyone so you can navigate the 5-9 miles of city (from tip to tip). Once again, don't bring a bike you really love. Sometimes drunk people "borrow" bikes to get around, so a thrift store bike is a better idea than a nice one. I tend to bring a bike lock just to make it a little harder to go for a joy ride on my bike (I don't think there are any professional bike thieves--just lazy people who will move on if your bike isn't easy to ride to the next attraction.)

Remember-there is no water or trash service or food sold out there, so be sure to read the "Survival Guide" at Burningman.com before you go and be prepared. Hopefully you have a nice big holding tank for water and will be much more comfortable than most of the participants (I have always had to haul my water out there in seveal big 6 gal jugs as the Apache's water tanks leaked-and dumping any water on the ground-even clean and accidently-is majorly against the rules!) Last time I went in 2007 you could fill up at a truck stop in Fernly, NV (about 20 mi. away) and dump your tanks there when leaving, but I recently read that Fernly may have closed all of it's stores and been erased off the map due to the main employer in the area shutting down.

OK-hope I didn't scare you. The have a joke out there "Welcome to Burning Man, Where Nature Makes a Serious Attempt to Kill You". If you think it's a dealbreaker to put up with excessive daytime heat (115deg), excessive cold evening temps. (around 40 deg), 70 mph winds that will trash an EZ up or tent in 4 min flat, dust on everything, no natural shade, slippery mud that dries into concrete, loud music 24/7, people who drive by in their flame throwing cars shooting flames 100 feet into the air at all hours of the night, I wouldn't go. If any of your co travelers, be it friends/partners/someone who expects you to take care of them is a whiny Drama Queen who will blame you for any inconveniences in their trip, don't bring them. One of my friends is one of the organizers, and when I asked her why they have it during the hottest/windiest/dustiest part of the summer, she said "We want to weed out the whiny Drama Queens so we can be left with self sufficient, positive people who roll with the punches and can be creative and helpful and philosophical even in extreme elements/circumstances". If you stick it out, you will not be disappointed with the high caliber of people you will meet out there !! (BTW, no cell phones or wireless devices work out there, so you will be forced to actually sit down and talk to real people. It's part of what makes it so wonderful though-no distractions and all about letting go of control-over schedules, communications, etc.)

Above all-have fun-and keep this thread going! I have friends I camp with (in Kidsville if I bring the Kid, at Dustfish or 11:11 if she opts to stay home with Daddy), but I would love to come visit you!
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:06 PM   #27
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The dates are August 29-September 1st. Check out the site before you go ("The Survival Guide is required reading!!"). Burning Man :: Welcome Home

You can still buy tickets online at this site, or maybe get them cheaper on Craigslist, but watch out for counterfeits. I recently saw a warning about someone selling them on Facebook-I would do a Google search to be forewarned before giving anyone money for a ticket (usually someone photocopies a ticket so all of the counterfeits have the same name and serial number).
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:52 PM   #28
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We have been taking our Burro to Burning Man for many years. I'm always looking for the other fiberglass RV folks, especially the Burros. We have a 1986 17 foot wide body and we don't see many like her.
Easy to clean, running on solar power with a propane fridge she is just the best out there. We used to have a VW camper but the Burro has been simply unbeatable in comfort and performance. Tows like a dream, provides shade and amenities, warmth when needed and a comfortable seating area. The only thing I would like is more BTUs from my stove. The flame is pretty weak... any suggestions?
This will be our 15th year on the Playa...my husband and I work with the crew that burns the man and I will be firing the show Saturday night. Have a great burn!
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:07 PM   #29
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<OPDATE> The tickets for the Burning Man Festival sold out a couple of weeks ago, so are hard to come by if you don't already have one.
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Old 08-12-2011, 01:34 AM   #30
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Red face Fernley, Nevada---been there recently!

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. . . . Last time I went in 2007 you could fill up at a truck stop in Fernly, NV (about 20 mi. away) and dump your tanks there when leaving, but I recently read that Fernly may have closed all of it's stores and been erased off the map due to the main employer in the area shutting down. . . ."

Believe it or not, I spent a night in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Fernley, Nevada just 1 1/2 weeks ago!, waiting for a tire shop across the street to repair a brake pad I fractured coming down from a 10,000 foot pass getting out of Yosemite. Town seemed to be doing fine and there was a truck stop over across the way you could see was busy all night. I added to the economy there not only via Wal-Mart and Percell Tire but by taking my ill dog to the vet there (Dr. Moffitt has a heck of an ear for a stethoscope!).

I heard there that Burning Man was full. Frankly, after spending three extra nights in that hot hot dusty hot desert-y part of Nevada, I cannot comprehend why anyone would deliberately go there for VACATION! (Washingtonian with web feet speaking).


Photo: Seen in the Safeway parking lot in Lovelock, Nevada, not too far from Fernley. The fella wouldn't get off even seeing my dog & was obviously waiting for his owner to get out of the store!
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:33 PM   #31
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Live Feed of the Festivities atthe Burning Man Festival right now: burningman-webcast, Ustream.TV: 2011 Art Theme: Rites of Passage There are moments of crisis and frisson in our lives which inform us that we've somehow...
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:07 PM   #32
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We had a great time. This time we ere in a rv. It was nice having a/c for once.
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:26 PM   #33
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I took my 13' Burro. I was at 5:15 & J, anyone see me?
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:53 PM   #34
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Hey there! I know this is an older thread but we just picked up a 2012 Trillium 1300, and FINALLY, the wife has agreed for Burning Man in 2012!!! So stoked not only for the cool trailer, but so many places see and experiences to remember.

Hopefully we'll see some of you and other little trailers out there!
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:43 PM   #35
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We were there 2010, hope to take our new to us rig out in 2012. Hope to see you there!
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:08 AM   #36
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This is on my "bucket list"....some day. Thanks for the pics especially those of the camps. Awesome.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:57 AM   #37
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Best viewed with sound. The video really captures the spirit of Burning Man.

"Oh, The Places You'll Go!" At Burning Man 2011
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:18 AM   #38
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...I've always WANTED to GO!...

...I think I can, I THINK I CAN, I THINK I WILL!

Sounds like a perfect spot to have a little FG village of 13's and 16's. Michelle's camp spot at the Hot Springs also sounds WUNDERBAR. (Part of my upcoming March TRIP, will be stopping at all of the hotsprings along my way cross-country...can't wait to get my little '73 Compact II out and about this year, as I see America!)

Did I miss this year's DATE and THEME for the Burners to gather in Black Rock City? I'll put it on my 2012 Wishlist Calendar.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:35 PM   #39
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Donna, that was wonderful!
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Inspiring stuff, always wanted to go soo… I just registered for the ticket raffle. It appears that they've changed the method of ticket sales and it's by raffle only. Sign up before Jan 22nd for much lower prices.
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