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Well ole boy I bought my ticket from is also a pilot and will be at the burn. Offered to take me and another up during the week for a bit of high altitude sight seeing...things are falling into some kinda place for this adventure.
Secured a folding mountain bike and other needed things I lacked from my standard pack-out. Grumbling and cursing while I figure out how to make the Outback work for this without a trailer.
Any past burners do the ePlaya M&G, aka The Burning Man board version of brunch?
Post by rideincircles on Jul 12, 2016 14:16:24 GMT -5
Getting a flight over BRC would be epic. Do not pass up that opportunity.
I was hoping to make the eplaya meet n greet but did not get around to it. Too much to do.
What level of preparation do you plan on having? Me and my friend filled up a cargo van to the brim on our first burn, but i had a hexayurt, costco carport, a bike and beer cart with 7 homebrew kegs and other stuff.
My basic setup would be a tent under the costco carport or a monkey hut if you want to cut costs. Consider getting billboard vinyl for any tarps if you need them. 15' x 47' billboard vinyl was $10 from clear channel outdoors in DFW. Lag screws and a ryobi 1/2" cordless impact wrench are way easier than rebar. I can summarize plenty of the tips from eplaya if you need them. I spent a good 6 months straight on there last year.
I will say that preparation for the dust is the hardest thing I have ever prepared for, but 5 days of mud at Glastonbury was physically harder since it is on rolling countryside. Will check back later.
Trying to go full on for prep. Building a monkey hut, have a folding mountain bike acquired just for Playa duty, deciding between small yurt or tent...space considerations with the car. I am Team Lag for securing things and have 2 rolls of 6" bi-fi tape if I yurt or not. Hoo-rags for face coverage with sun,wind,dust goggles. Building a swamp cooler to help with the sleeping in times. Will power with a deep cycle and solar panel. New pack that will hold my hydration bladder and other assorted accouterments for Playa exploring/gifting.
Thanks for the info on billboard vinyl, I will make some calls and track that down.
Still need new boots as the old job site steel-toes are to ragged to keep my feet and legs happy for a week out there. Might look into some jungle/desert combat boots. I do recall my old jungle boots being about wonderful once broke in. And the added bonus of mirror shine not required in BRC.
Starting to gather light up shiny things as well. This folding bike has some interesting surface area to work with as far as getting it all gussied up.
Post by rideincircles on Jul 14, 2016 18:57:10 GMT -5
Good to go. sounds like you are on top of it. Preparation for Burning Man is a serious commitment always. I may look into it again next year.
Some other basics to consider, screw cans of food, buy your favorite stuff to eat and freeze it. I had a dry ice cooler and had drumsticks until Friday. Wandering over to your neighbors during a dust storm with ice cream will blow their minds. Pizza, barbecue, etouffee, bbq, smoked salmon and gumbo were my favorite foods out there. And bacon, lots of bacon. Salty food is necessary, but veggies are so needed also.
You've got plenty of time, but if going with cheap el-wire it takes a month or so to ship from China on amazon or ebay. Panasonic Eneloop are the best rechargeable batteries to buy if you don't have them. Also, mule tape is the best cheap tie-down rope for anything. 1000 feet for $45 on ebay.
My Merrel boots with wool socks were fantastic, just don't pass out wearing sweaty wool socks. That is the main reason my feet were cracking by the end of the festival. For water we just kept adding blocks of ice to the water cooler. If showers are needed, a pump sprayer works great. Stucco tape is also great, its basically like removeable duct tape. Gaffers tape sucks in the dust.
Just some things off the top of my head. The prep is all worth it if you can hang with the dust. I didn't prepare for 30 degree nights very well though.