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post #61 of 87

Ooooh!  Thanks for clearing that up!  I totally read "county" and was confused because Oregon is a state.  lol.gif

 

Also, I didn't see any camping info except for kids.  Looks like an interesting scene.  Good excuse to visit Oregon. 

post #62 of 87

yeah, it's a great excuse to visit oregon! I used to go up to it annually when i lived in the bay:)

 

something a little closer to you if you want to get your feet wet is http://thegaiafestival.com/

i've never been to that one but earthdance used to be at that venue and it rocks my socks off:) btw: there is another tribe for jamband/festie mamas on here;)

post #63 of 87

Thanks for reminding me about that!  I meant to check online about how to get there from here.

post #64 of 87

Burning Man tickets this year sold out.

post #65 of 87

Hi Burning Man mamas! 

 

HELP. I am going this year for the first time ever. I am terrified...can anyone who has BTDT talk me down off the ledge? 

 

The main thing I am scared about, as dumb as this sounds, is bathrooms. What is the situation? Are there porta potties, or something like that? I can't really find anything on the BM site about it. I just picture a vast expanse of desert and tents. 

post #66 of 87

You need to read the Survival Guide.

 

I think you are just anxious and missed bathroom info. There porta potties. Some are cleaner than others. They are cleaned every morning.

 

It is vast exapance of tents, theme camps, art project and everything wonderful. It is not possiable to imagine

 

 

 

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/12340545/burning-man-will-suck-this-year

 

post #67 of 87

first of all please start by going to the site and reading hte "Survival Guide" it can really help ith lots of questions and issues. i think you get a hard copy sent with your ticket as well. (you do have a ticket right, because they are sold out)

 

secondly, yeas there are portapotties, tons of them. they are every other block about 4 streets back from the front, on the "D" street intersection. there are also a few rows of them in certain other places. they can geet very crowded even though they are everywhere. i am personaly a huge fan of having a private camp potty, the kind you can buy in stores like http://www.amazon.com/Century-6205-2-6-Gallon-Portable-Toilet/dp/B000G2SXTW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1312424294&sr=8-4   they can be dumped in the main potties every other day, they make late night bathroom breaks a lot nicer.

post #68 of 87

Pee Funnel camp. I love those people. I always save the big water bottle from my trip. It is nice to be able to pee in the tent at 3 am.

post #69 of 87

Thanks guys. Yes, I have a ticket.

 

I feel a little bit better...

 

Do you have any general advice for a skittish first time burner? 

post #70 of 87

go with the flow.

Bring salt tablets

Drink water

 

post #71 of 87

Advice for Noobs:

 

If you discover you forgot something that you need, ask a few neighbours if they have extra. Most people have brought way more than they need. 

 

I am also a big fan of the pee bucket. Or something like this is a great pee jug for in the tent:

http://www.amazon.com/Rubbermaid-Servin-Saver-White-Bottle/dp/B000QRCOY2/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1312933137&sr=8-9

Note the wide mouth and large capacity!

 

Bring comfy shoes and lots of clean socks. Cute aprons/nighties/underwear are great daytime outfits. At night it can be very cold, it doesn't hurt to bring gloves and a big warm coat is a must. Bring real dishes, paper plates blow away too easily. Lip balm is essential.

 

Baby wipes are nice for cleaning hands/face/bits/dishes in camp, but don't take them to the porta potties, they are not playa-flushable.

 

They will give you a map at the gate and it will show the locations of all the porta potties - it changes a bit from year to year but usually most of them are on the D street. I usually tape the map to the side of our van with masking tape so that it can't blow away or get lost.

 

Finally, keep in mind that everyone has their own way of doing things. These are my personal tips but other people will disagree... I am a bit obsessive about personal comfort things because it keeps me calm, but ymmv. Oh, if you bring a big sheet and spread it over your bed during the day, there will be less dust in it at night. Less, not none. Embrace the dust. 


Edited by Laggie - 8/9/11 at 5:10pm
post #72 of 87
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Originally Posted by Laggie View Post

Advice for Noobs:

Cute aprons/nighties/underwear are great daytime outfits. 


Thank you (from this noob). I am curious about the quoted - I am at a loss as to what to wear during the day. Underwear is really a good choice? I am thinking I may need something to keep the sun off. But I don't know. What do the women wear?

 

I am going with a bunch of dudes and my boyfriend so of course they are no help. 

 

Thanks :)

 

post #73 of 87

undies are a must. Sunscree. thin cotton (think Inidian clothes). Skirts, dresses, sarongs. It is freaking hot!!!

 

Hat or bandana. Did I mention suscrenn?

 

At night, sweater, long patns, coats, hats, boot.

 

Do not walk barefoot.

post #74 of 87


Visits Pee funnel camp. get at free one and use  a big empty bottle

Quote:
Originally Posted by Laggie View Post

Advice for Noobs:

 

If you discover you forgot something that you need, ask a few neighbours if they have extra. Most people have brought way more than they need. 

 

I am also a big fan of the pee bucket. Or something like this is a great pee jug for in the tent:

http://www.amazon.com/Rubbermaid-Servin-Saver-White-Bottle/dp/B000QRCOY2/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1312933137&sr=8-9

Note the wide mouth and large capacity!

 

Bring comfy shoes and lots of clean socks. Cute aprons/nighties/underwear are great daytime outfits. At night it can be very cold, it doesn't hurt to bring gloves and a big warm coat is a must. Bring real dishes, paper plates blow away too easily. Lip balm is essential.

 

Baby wipes are nice for cleaning hands/face/bits/dishes in camp, but don't take them to the porta potties, they are not playa-flushable.

 

They will give you a map at the gate and it will show the locations of all the porta potties - it changes a bit from year to year but usually most of them are on the D street. I usually tape the map to the side of our van with masking tape so that it can't blow away or get lost.

 

Finally, keep in mind that everyone has their own way of doing things. These are my personal tips but other people will disagree... I am a bit obsessive about personal comfort things because it keeps me calm, but ymmv. Oh, if you bring a big sheet and spread it over your bed during the day, there will be less dust in it at night. Less, not none. Embrace the dust. 



 

post #75 of 87

Carry a cup with you and plate. there is a lot of camps giving  out free food but they run out fo cups and such

post #76 of 87


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Originally Posted by Alenushka View Post


Visits Pee funnel camp. get at free one and use  a big empty bottle


I can only pee properly sitting or squatting. Otherwise I get a UTI. NOT fun on the playa. Although apparently they will give you abx at the medical station.

 

I rarely leave camp during the day so keeping the sun off isn't an issue. If I do go anywhere I hop from shade structure to shade structure. Once I went out on the open playa in the afternoon - got sunstroke so haven't done it since. When I go to get ice I bring a parasol for shade.

 

Playa air conditioning for an afternoon nap = a wet sarong wrung out and used as a blanket.

post #77 of 87
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Originally Posted by Dia View Post




Thank you (from this noob). I am curious about the quoted - I am at a loss as to what to wear during the day. Underwear is really a good choice? I am thinking I may need something to keep the sun off. But I don't know. What do the women wear?

 

I am going with a bunch of dudes and my boyfriend so of course they are no help. 

 

Thanks :)

 

 

Depends on whether you are dressing for fashion or for comfort.  I sacrifice comfort for style and typically regret it.

 

Bring a good pair of boots.  Some big black combat boots work for me.

 

Dress in layers.


Depending on your comfort level, this is a chance to let your freak flag fly.  Go naked.  Topless.  Wear freaky disco shit.  Kakhis and a tank top.  Whatever your style is, this is chance to wear it.  

 

The cliche woman's outfit is combat boots, boy shorts, fur bikini top, cowboy hat and lots of necklaces.  

 

Go to the website, look at photos from past events.  That will give you an idea of what is normal, and you can make your choices from there.

 

Boots.  Hat.  Backpack.  ALWAYS carry water.  Lip balm.  Good socks.  Sunblock.

 


 

 

post #78 of 87

Ms Fortune, thank you, this is exactly the kind of advice I am looking for.

post #79 of 87

 

 

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post #80 of 87

salt tablets, toilet paper. hand sanitizer

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