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Old 01-10-2018, 05:00 AM   #15
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the website says it costs about a grand for a single ticket?
Not quite. Plan on $1000 for two people and a vehicle.

But the logistics of being self-supporting for a week, plus the gas to get there can easily exceed $1000 per person. For example, you can't put gray water on the playa. So you either need a system to evaporate it or you have to haul it out. These kinds of support systems aren't terribly expensive, but they aren't free, either.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:28 AM   #16
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Just looking for thing for my bucket list.
I was considering Burning Man as one of my choices but the website says it costs about a grand for a single ticket?
WOW! I could get a on stage seat at most any concert for that cash layout!
Keep in mind that itís not a concert. There are endless events and a variety of amazing things happening 24 hours a day with camping for over a week. Roads are laid out, there is security, law enforcement, and medical facilities. Even the number of porta potties is mind boggling. Yeah, itís a lot of money and it would be nice if it was less. Itís grown to a huge event (maybe too big?) but we are not here to debate itís merits. This is a planning thread for those planning to brave it all and attend.

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Old 01-10-2018, 07:32 AM   #17
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Can you hookup drive to a dump station? Then return?
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:55 PM   #18
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Can you hookup drive to a dump station? Then return?
Not really. There is nothing nearby and getting in and out is a big hassle.

There are ďpump trucksĒ that come out to the playa later in the week and will pump out your tanks for a fee. A hefty fee. But if you need it, itís worth it. We usually flag them down on Thursday and anyone who wants to use their services can do so. I usually use them but there have been times that I havenít and didnít have a problem.
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Not really. There is nothing nearby and getting in and out is a big hassle.

There are ďpump trucksĒ that come out to the playa later in the week and will pump out your tanks for a fee. A hefty fee. But if you need it, itís worth it. We usually flag them down on Thursday and anyone who wants to use their services can do so. I usually use them but there have been times that I havenít and didnít have a problem.
Thanks. What does hefty mean?
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hey all,
on my bucket list, not sure when I'll go, but would like to be on this thread to learn more. My kids are old enough to leave alone these days, one will be off at college in Sept even. So if my wife is into it, we may go for it. Travelling from the SF Bay Area, so kinda easy in the scheme of things.
my trailer is old, and was thick with dirt and dust from the prior 40yrs, so I'm not worried about that so much as having a nice new one
Sounds like an awesome adventure and something I'm determined to do one of these days.
I'm curious about generators, are these permitted in camp? I don't own one (yet) and not militant against them, but just can't stand these RV types who run them to watch TV etc !! drives me nuts ...
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Dump fee is around $60.

Yes, generators are permitted.
People try to be considerate about them but it’s never really quiet on the playa anyway.

Bring ear plugs.
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Not that bad considering. Thanks
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Tickets

looking at tickets that go on sale

Jan 24-26 we are talking $990

vs. March 21st - 23rd at $425.

regarding the experience of others. Which tickets should one buy? Does it matter that we have an Trailer?
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looking at tickets that go on sale

Jan 24-26 we are talking $990

vs. March 21st - 23rd at $425.

regarding the experience of others. Which tickets should one buy? Does it matter that we have an Trailer?
You need one ticket per person and one vehicle pass for whatever you are driving. The trailer doesnít need a vehicle pass. Get the cheapest ticket you can. There is no difference in tickets except price. Good luck!
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Hey Bam and all,
Rachel and I will not able to make it this year, staying on the east coast. She wanted to go and looked into being on the psych team..maybe next year. I went from dragging her there to an enthusiastic "I want to go again!". You're right--it's not for everyone. If fact there are few people I know who I think would enjoy it.
We will miss you all!
If someone's on the fence about coming, send me a note or call.
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(Remember there's always Black Rock City International Airport 88NV, with regular shuttle flights in and out from Reno, Oakland, who knows this year.) And they are usually looking for volunteer help. We've had camp members play air traffic control more than once. Ground control is always fun
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Hey Welcome Home everyone! And extra extra extra thanks to everyone that pitched in and Made our Airstreameri and What Not camp what it was last year!!! A lot of everything was done by others and I appreciate it so much! In a few months I should have more time to put to Formology.

quote from BamCamper [Hard to believe it started in 2007 when I accidentally camped next to Nevada Geo at Burnstream Court.] Actuallly, I crashed the party and Shadow got me shoehorned into the side of Burnstream Court at the last hour that year, parking me next to BamCamper.

[Anyone is welcome to join us and participation in the camp is a must.
There are no "camp fees" but each individual is required to buy their own ticket and vehicle pass. Tickets are not yet on sale but visit burningman.org for all the latest info. Tickets do sell out quickly so read all the info and get ready to jump on line when they become available. It’s happening soon. ]
Tickets are getting to be a total crap shoot. Unfortunately. Way too many computer rooms lined up purchasing the max tickets at the magic moment tickets come available, 44 thousand tickets gone in a couple minutes.

[The weather is often rough and always unpredictable. It can be blistering hot, freezing cold, rainy and muddy and usually windy. ]
Every Day! The sun so hot I froze to death, the weather it was dry...Learn it, sing it. And a Double or Triple Rainbow on Tuesday.

But then there are also those perfect days. And beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Just be prepared.

[If you would like to join us, please do. Introduce yourself here and jump on this thread to help with the planning. We like to have a rough idea how many are attending and what they will be camping in so we can very loosely lay out our camp. All are welcome. ]
We make a total wild a.ss guess every year with our theme camp application on how many we'll have come in our camp for how much acreage we're requesting. A lot of folks say hello on here once and disappear never to hear from them again... So we guess a number and
Then we reach out an abduct some passing Airstream and make them join us cause we have some extra room.... or then we don't have enough room.

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Old 01-16-2018, 11:39 PM   #28
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Just looking for thing for my bucket list.
I was considering Burning Man as one of my choices but the website says it costs about a grand for a single ticket?
WOW! I could get a on stage seat at most any concert for that cash layout!
Hi WayneG, if I may suggest, please go to another "concert" for your bucket list. ThatthingintheDesert is not a concert. Way too many people are hearing about Burning Man some how, and some how get a ticket and come out expecting a catered "concert" and not bringing it, not participating, leaving MOOP and creating more bad feelings in Nevada about that thing in the desert.
Don't believe a thing you hear or see about BurningMan until you've been there and experienced it.
Now again, some of our best friends had a bucket list; to buy an Airstream, and go to Burning Man, by BM magic they found us and bring us a terrific Click and Clack gynocology talk when they can get away from work and come home..
grump over
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