March 7th, 2006


Channel 8, Privacy Code 27

August 28th is the first official day of Burning Man this year. It also can be a channel, if you own semi-decent CRS radios.

Every want to do a little radio channel while you are out, say, club-hopping, or maybe out stealing materials for your next project?

If you live in a city, you may be in luck!

Check in on 8-28 to see if anybody else is using BM channels.

Most effective in: Seattle, Portland, S.F., Chicago, NYC, Cleveland.

Brought to you by: Dead Letter, The Metavirus


Greeting and car rental Q's

Hello, I just joined the group, though I have been lurking quite a while.
Last year was my first burn, I cant wait for this year.
We took the train out last year and met some friends that gave us a ride from Reno to BRC. This year we are also taking the train but might not have the ride option so we are looking at renting a car to get us to BRC and back. I've dont some researching and came up with Budget car rentals and a minivan at $362.26 total for the week. There should be between 3-6 of us splitting that cost but I'd like to hear imput from others that have rented a car in Reno for the week, prices, problems, cleaning it afterwards?
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The burn is many months away but, like many of you, I am already excitedly planning all my supplies for this year's burn :)

I am definitely getting a new tent this year. I've been looking around and fell in love with the Eureka Sunrise 9 Tent. It seems quite spacious for my man and I and I love the built in organizer thingies. Most importantly, all the reviews I've read says it gets great ventilation! And we all know how important that is on the playa :) I'm going to supplement with some magnetic tent fans as well.

My only slight concern with this tent is can it withstand the dust storms? My campmates had a Eureka dome tent last year and it served them well. I think I will just use a couple of extra guy-wires to really hold that mama down. Eureka seems like a good reliable brand, though it isn't top quality, but I wouldn't want a premium expensive tent for the playa anyway. I've found this guy for $120 US with free shipping and a rebate!

Does anyone have any brands/types of tents that they have had good or bad experiences with on the playa? Especially of the 5+ person dome variety (cos you need a lot of tent space to be happy on the playa! =>)

Also, for fun, check out the deals on glowy things here:

Please share any other fun resources for playa gear :)
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