Tag Archives: tips

Great new burner-made earthquake preparedness site

~From my friend and Gigsvillain Kevissimo - keep a lookout for his most excellent "Not doomsday" preparedness classes, too! - Plaid~ Ok, kids. Many people have been asking me about what emergency supplies to get along with info on emergency/earthquake preparedness and other resources. So I finally think I've dialed this site in. Thanks, Kara!…
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LA BURNING MAN ANNOUNCE / NEWSLETTER 3/1/16-ish

======== LA BURNING MAN ANNOUNCE 3/1/16 ========= INTRODUCTION Happy… Thursday? Yep, I guess it’s Thursday now – by a few minutes anyway – and I’m finally getting the time to finish this here newsletter. Please forgive my tardiness, it’s been a CRAZY week, I mean month, I mean year! Whew I’m tired just thinking about…
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LA Burning Man Weekly Announce/Newsletter 2-23-16

We're going to try something new: we're going to publish our weekly LA Burning Man Announce/Newsletter here in the blog, in addition to sending it out to those who have signed up for it. That way all of y'all (or all y'all as I'd say it in Texas) can benefit from our gathering of news, events, things…
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First Time In The Dust

(This is the first of 5 posts I wrote in 2012 on my travel blog www.craigotravels.com about my first Burn. I thought it would be great to share here, so here the come...) I’M AT FRICKIN’ BURNING MAN!!!! Thursday, September 6, 2012 Okay, so I'm actually back from Burning Man, but they don't have internet…
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Directions to Burning Man from LA

These are the directions someone wrote up for the Burning Man website yeeeeears ago - I believe by Capt'n Shady, with help from Crunchy and BadAss Brad (all of Gigsville fame, and since updated). When Burning Man redesigned their website, they moved the directions (I can't find them anywhere) so thought it best to repost them…
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If you bring your camera or phone to the playa….

Virgin Burners, pro tip: If you're taking your mobile phone to use as your camera, set the lock screen image to have your name/playa name, camp location, and email address. If you lose it, it can be returned to you that way. Also, if it is instead returned to Playa Info, it's easier to claim…
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Packing List, Tips and Tricks, and adventure!

By Mack Reed Hey, Burning Man virgins! Welcome to the big adventure. I put this together for our theme camp (Swing City) last year. Hope it's useful to you. Our family just enjoyed our 11th year on-playa since '96 (the 8th for the kids) and I wanted to share all those years of tips we've…
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Guide to Mindful Playa Prep (for Control Freaks)

Sometimes we forget that with almost 70,000 burners in Black Rock City, not all of us are the free-spirited, take-things-as-they-come, let-the-universe-show-me-the-way type of people we burners are projected to be. If you are like me - ultra-organized, a bit high-strung, and somewhat of a control freak - you may struggle with playa-prep. There is just…
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From a Newbie to a Newer-bie

I went to my first Burn last year and still, to this day, lament the fact that I haven't been going my whole adult life. You will read about how “magical,” “life-changing,” “ethereal” and “conscious-shifting” the whole experience can be. It is. At least, it was for me. Here's hoping you feel the same. Like…
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Burning Man Packing List (& Tips)

Mad props to Ray Burman (checklist@spiraloasis.org) and Crunchy Mama of Big Art Labs (http://www.crunchymama.com) for such a great checklist to start from… THANK YOU!   Be as organized as you can There’s nothing worse than spending your entire time at Burning Man searching for stuff. In general, I try to keep everything in clear bins,…
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