August 17th, 2006


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Wasn't there a camp last year that would download all of your pictures on your camera and burn them to CD for you? Is that camp going to be there this year as well?

Anybody have any details?
skull, moth

Conditions from the Playa

Hey all!
I know that there had been some confusion about the conditions on the playa this year. Well, I just got a call from my boyfriend who has been out at the site for a week working on the Temple. He has confirmed that there are large ruts in the ground due to people offroading on the wet areas of the lake. "Ankle breakers" he called them. He also said it has been windy the whole time he's been there. Though not dusty at the moment, as soon as the mass of Burners stir everything up, it could get pretty dusty. It hasn't gotten over 90 since he's been there and the nights have been pretty mild. So far he's only needed a long sleeve Tshirt to keep him comfortable in the evenings.

He is calling back tonight and on Tuesday. If anyone has questions about the conditions, I can ask him and get back to you.
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So, here is the board part of my sudoku game, coming to Hey! Camp, somewhere around the area of 5:45 Fate... now I need to get the number cards made up to place on the board.

(I know it's hard to see, but there are lines in each of those nine boxes, splitting each of those into nine smaller boxes.)
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Fun with chemicals...

So Marvelous and bster both offered to kick in $20 for the smoke bomb prank... the plan is to take the DLT out to the 1:00 trash fence on Tuesday and set off a massive, continuous cloud of smoke. So I went ahead and purchased some chemicals.

I bought:

1 lb Potassium Chlorate
1 lb Zinc Dust
1 lb Sulphur Flour

And I mixed it up in my living room, on a big piece of brown roofing paper, with plastic gloves on. I used the 'just a pinch' measuring spoon to measure out

44 Potassium Chlorate
15 Sulphur Flour
40 Zinc Dust
and 2 crushed charcoal.

I mixed it in an empty butter container. I went out onto the street and placed a tractor disk on the street. I put a handful on the disk, and set the tupperware down on the ground. I lit it with a lighter.

It flared up a little, almost burning me - and then it ignited the butter container full of the extra, which REALLY flared up, and it definitely put off a really big cloud of smoke. Really fast. Whoops!

So basically, it works, albeit a little fast. So now I have to figure out how to slow it down. An inert substance such as playa dust might be a good mix-in, or perhaps I could pack it into a long narrow metal pipe that could only let it smoke out the end - it would get very hot, on the other hand, the lack of oxygen would keep it going for a very long time.



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well i thought that since i got the el wire and put it on my coat, finished sewing our clothes, finish sewing my wedding dress that i would be relaxed about the approach of our flight out on thursday, but it seems the more time i have left i start on new stuff for the burn! i keep going back to the cloth store, and craft store. i have been crusing the web for more cool stuff to bring with us and i keep finding and ordering more and more stuff! now i have to worry about if the new stuff will get here in time! i have gone off the deep end with this. i order more el wire. a X-treme Scooter Cooler which got here today, but i have to ship it out today so it will get to vegas in time. i order some Paper Umbrellas that got here today as well. we ordered new blow up couches the got here yesterday. so now we are waiting for the new el wire.

i want to turn the cooler scooter in a litter. the kind that nubian men carry the harem women in. i went to the cloth store again today! i bought some sparkle gold tule, and gold fringe for the litter. we also bought a little rug to us for the bottom of the litter, and i was thinking that i should make a big fluffy silken pillow to sit on as well. now i just got to figure out how to make the canopy for it. what to make it out? how to support the canopy? the el wire i ordered is for the scooter so it would pass the dmv inspection. has anyone shipped with grayhound?? are they ok to ship with? will my stuff make it there without damage or being stolen??

we are still working on the wedding plans too.
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