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Old 02-26-2008, 09:54 PM   #85
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Has anyone ever been to the Playa when Burning Man isn't happening? I gotta say, it's an adventure too - especially in contrast. It's like going to Las Vegas 200 years in the past with a time machine...where are all the crazy structures, neon, music, and happy people?

oh yeah, I am Legend...or felt like it. no people, no sound. Awesome in its own way - sensory deprivation.

When I was there last, the Bambi was out in the middle. This Eurovan drove up - the two girls in it said it was like a beacon on the playa they saw from the road...they had to come and see what it was. I took this photo there.. http://www.airforums.com/photos/show...400&original=1
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I was there one year with my wife about 1 month before the event and you are quite right - it was a an amazing experience. we found some artifacts from the year before and we could sense the event, if you know what I mean. It is an amazing place.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:14 PM   #87
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Our fellow streamers, Allen and Deb here in the "Walla" really liked Airstream - bought the books, studied the designs (as Allen is a engineer). They are the ones in my pictures (see earlier post) that took the "Donk" to the burn last year. I know, I know...the Donk isn't a Airstream, but that ghetto donk on that trailer has serious attitude.

yup. So, Allen is on ebay one night, sees a nice 24 footer...wife's out of town in Vegas and he's feelin' lucky on Ebay. To his great surprise HE WINS, its a gonga deal! He didn't think there was a chance....opps. There's a catch...it's 2000 miles away in Michigan in the winter...and has 10 days to get it - all this and he hasn't told the wife.

He tells her, she's rolls with it. The age old camping with the children, fun trips, and burning man with a shower and A/C wins the day.

He decides he's going to go get it - road trip. He does in his Ford Explorer. Now, that rig has been a good rig for many years, but somewhere out there in the ether it gave up the ghost with a cracked block. He ended up buying a new Sequoia on the road. I think they gave him a hundred bucks in trade for it.

All so he can roll with the streamers at the Burn.
Vision, Dedication, with a drop of crazy.

He didn't take a trip - it was a SAGA.
all for the burn. Here's to Allen!

Check out his 69 rig at: http://www.airforums.com/photos/show...?i=18376&c=502
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Sooooo...

How do we have an Airstream Camp without having a "camp"?

It's going to be a pretty large group to try to save spots for all...

thoughts?
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...How do we have an Airstream Camp without having a "camp"?

It's going to be a pretty large group to try to save spots for all...
Agree. No matter what we do, it will not be perfect.

First, whatever camp pattern we agree on, every attendee (henceforth to be called Burnstreamer) must be familiar with the marshalling plan. For example, if we agree on something like post 59 above (http://www.airforums.com/forums/517557-post59.html) then the rules would be something like:

1. Go to approximate location and "capture" a 170' square with yellow tape. The "approximate location" will be whatever the group (Artstream has the most votes, me thinks) decides, eg, half-way out on 3:00. We should all have FRS radios set to an agreed channel and filter. If we have more than 18 Burnstreamer trailers, then designate two locations and two initial capture cadres. I don't think we should try to expand a single location to anything bigger than a square that fits between the streets, so that's 20 trailers max, given a perfect parking job. I think 16 is going to be more like it.

2. Set up the eye orientation and stake out the fire/poop pumper access lane.

3. Stake out 20' wide spots (stakes approximately at tow vehicle driver door position) approximately the eye shape. With a 250' tape and two people, this could be done in 20 minutes. It doesn't have to be pretty or surveyor quality.

4. First arrivals take the corners to establish the beach head, as it were. Bad feelings and disappointments can be avoided if we all avoid "deciding" we want a particular slot. This will be a totally cooperative operation, so we need to fill in the pattern based on arrival time and available slots. For example, if two sets of friends arriv with long trailers, it may not be appropirate or even possible for them to park next to each other--hey, it's only 170' across the whole place!

5. Subsequent arrivals position selves, longer trailers to the corners of the eye. Maintain 12' betwween trailers for awnings, etc. Plan on pull-through type parking, so you pull in from opposite side of eye and drive across. This requires some thought as people arrive. For example, don't fill up one side of the eye because that would force subsequent arrivals to have to back in or park backwards (tow vehicle head in).

6. If we wind up filling the corner positions, be prepared to have to move once to allow early departures.

7. Make all Burnstreamers submit a PM to Artstream that they understand and agree. All properly parked Burnstreamers be ready to shame, humiliate, shun, dis, ostracize and generally point out personal deficiencies of those who screw it up.

8. Break out the margaritas

That's my general idea. No one necessarily in charge (who would want to hang around all day or two days parking people?), but relying instead on highly informed and cooperative Burnstreamers to get it done mostly right.

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Zep,

Good draft - planning like this will help tons. One thing I might add or rather suggest is that you mark off the space not with caution tape but rather some other method. The caution tape has proven to be a nightmare and Earth Guardians have asked that it not be used. An alternative is laying rope on the ground or stake out the area with t-stakes that are marked for nighttime visability. Something along those lines that will not become a moop issue or a danger to somebody riding around on a bike.

The rest of your draft is very good!
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It's easy

Let's plan for a POT LUCK
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Shall it have a theme?





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Any theme involving massive quantities of booze works real well with me.

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Number of Burning Man rally attendees

I have a feeling we will be way over 20 Airstreams attending the Burning Man Rally. Our site plan should have a contingency for growth, possibly replicating the original design located adjacent to the first site.
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I agree Mark.
We may need to have two camping areas if the group gets very large...
maybe an earlier arrival group and a later arrival group?

If the group gets too big we'll end up with as many logistical problems
as Burnstream Court was having.

Of course where ever we end up, we can all party and potluck together.

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Great stuff folks!

So much depends on how many rigs can commit to arrive on Monday.

So, I think the first order of business will be to get a firm commitment on who plans on arriving on Monday.

Next, who plans on staying on after the burn, for clean-up

The heavy lifting will fall to these 2 groups.


Please PM me and I will start to add your names to the rally page.

Arrival date
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Being a theme camp might save you some landing problems, if the extra work to be a theme camp isn't too much.
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