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Old 08-02-2006, 12:59 PM   #1
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Burningman 06

Who's going?

Where ya camping?

Bringing your bus?

Where are you from?

How many years have you attended?
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Old 08-02-2006, 01:01 PM   #2
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i'm bringing a large number of candians with me

driving from port huron michigan, caravaning with another bus from Ann Arbor Michigan.

I'll be camping with the C4 camp (crazy canadian cosmic cats) @ 4:30 in the keyhole

I have the jauzzi bus, and will be pulling a 16 foot enclosed trailer

This is year number 3 for me. It's 2,300 miles on way! eeek
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Old 08-02-2006, 08:49 PM   #3
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First time to BM. 1981 IH/BB Conventional recently bought from First Student for $250. Will be in the group with the famous Kaz-bus. Look for white bus with red stripe. Coming from Clearlake, Northern California.

Now; what do we need to know about bringing a skoolie into BM? One concern might be the gasoline for the generator. There is info about fuel storage on the BM web site, requiring secondary containment for any fuel amount above 20 gallons. How about code compliance of sanitation plumbing and such? I hope to get it done right, but there is only three weeks left.
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:57 PM   #4
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as long as you don't make an obvious fuel storage site, you can get away with bringing larger quantities of fuel. I brought 25 gallons or so of gasoline in a 30 gallon plastic drum last year.

I didn't realize they had the fuel storage rule however...

there really is no code enforcement, unless there are gross violations. As far as spilling grey water on the playa, or throwing trash on the ground, it just doesn't happen, because it is so socially unneceptable. Some rules, like throwing trash on the ground you absolutely cannot break. Other rules are created to keep certian governing bodies happy (and also to keep people/the enviroment safe), the 20 gallon fuel containment rule is a good example.

how much fuel does your bus' fuel tank hold? Do you think everyone with a fuel tank larger than 20 gallons has a secondary contianment site?

i guess the tricky part is knowing what rules you need to follow, and what rules are really suggestions.
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Old 08-03-2006, 12:02 PM   #5
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I guess the tricky part is knowing what rules you need to follow, and what rules are really suggestions.
This pretty much describes LIFE and I'm hoping this board can help us sort it out!
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:32 AM   #6
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BM and a bus

This will be my 12th year, first w/ a bus. Conversion not done. Not sure where I'll camp. This will be my 4th year arriving early to help get things going.

The rules to follow are

Leave No Trace
No Spectators
No Commercialism

Be an active part of the Playa community, and you'll do fine! Leave No Trace includes drips etc from engine, trans and holding tanks! With such a huge, concentrated population the BLM is getting picky about such things. If you have a drip, bring some cardboard sheets etc to catch them. And some heavy items to keep the cardboard in place. To the uninitiated, the wind can be extremely strong....easily reaching gale force. Stake or tie everything securely!!!!!
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:59 AM   #7
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Hello, Elko.

I'm pretty sure I can happily follow those basic rules. Thanks to having been brought up by a pretty good dad, I'm the kind who picks up trash in the street in front of my house every morning, so I think I can handle BRC.

I'm already involved with the Kamp Apokiliptika Theme Camp, but will be camping with the group that runs the famous Kaz-bus. My personal theme is Kinetic Sculpture Racing, so I'll be bringing at least three pedal-vehicles (like the one in my avatar) and giving rides etc. I can also do bicycle repair, which I understand is in some demand out there. Other volunteering may have to wait until next year so I know my way around a little.

Drips from the bus... good thought. Engine and tranny are impressively dry, but I might rig up a drip pan anyway. I'd be inclined to use plywood and bolt it to the underside of the bus -- angle iron brackets are quick and easy to make, and plywood will soak up an amazing amount of oil. Fresh water, grey and black... all that equipment is still on order -- sure hope I get it all installed in time. Aside from numerous bicycles, I don't think I'll have anything that isn't bolted to the bus or the trailer.
Unless I bring my 14 foot Ferris Wheel. But that can be secured also.
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say hi to jellyfish and the guys at Apokiliptika. Last year i stayed with the Black Rock Burner Hostel and apokiliptika and us had a bit of a war going on....it was good fun. They are are arch-enemy lol

elko...I assume you're from elko nevada? The other bus i caravaned with last year broke down and we spent a nite in elko...what a nice little town. I still can't get over the way cars stop on the road whenever a i (a pedestrian) was about to cross the road.

Do you drive all the way down towards reno (wadsworth is it?) and head back north, or do you take Jungo Road from winnemucca to gerlach?
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Old 08-08-2006, 08:15 PM   #9
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Lapeer: This year the arch enemy of KA is a group of Norwegians who call themselves Camp Herring. Much good fun on the ePlaya message board -- with the serious Doomsday parody theme in the background.

I've ordered a 70 gallon black water tank. Think that will be large enough for three or four people staying in my bus?
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:43 AM   #10
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Black water tank....is this only for the potty? I've never utilized anything but the porta johns during the burn, so i don't know how much solid waste humans would tend to create in a week.

i find that most people at BM don't create a lot of grey water unless they are showering. Efficiency is key when it comes to showers. I can't remember if i posted this before or not......my mind is not functioning well today...

A typical low flow shower head on a conventional shower is rated at 2 gallons per minute.

lets assume 120 gallons of grey water storage...i think you mentioned before what your capicity was, but i forgot.

120 gallons would yield 60 minutes of shower time total.

4 people could each take 1 shower for 15 minutes

or they could take 2 showers during the week lasting 7 minutes each and you'd have a couple gallons left over for things like washing dishes.
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