|weirdest packing list EVAR
||[Aug. 26th, 2004|11:58 am]
scrambling to get ready for Burning Tree (as mom calls it), keep adding things to the to do/to pack list:|
sew/glue fur trim on red bikini for "summer Santa" outfit
put all food in ziplock bags
get keys made at hardware store for catsitter(s)
add to packing list:
Dr. Bronner's soap (requested by campmate, dilute dilute ok!)
5 gallons of gas (requested by campmate, do not dilute)
4 tennis balls (to cap rebar tent stakes with so they don't injure anyone)
WD-40 (for bicycle)
100 CDs (for radio station shift)
portable victrola and 78s
I've been thinking about what CDs and 78s to bring, but have yet to select any pants, or in fact, any clothing other than bunny ears, santa hat, and devil horns. weather this year is supposed to be cold and windy more often than hot and dry, so will probably overpack to cover all bases.
I know I'm probably forgetting something major. hopefully whatever it is can be acquired along the way...
I leave Saturday at quarter past ungodly am. whee!
I totally have to pack too. So far my list is like:
I am hoping I can find whatever I need in my house mostly.
Toliet paper. Even if they have it, you'd be amazed with its other uses...
paper towels always come in handy, too.
You sure 78s will survive playa dust all right? Not to tell you your bidness or anything, but I hear that stuff gets everywhere.
2004-08-26 05:19 pm (UTC)
not too worried...
if it starts to get dusty, I'll just cover them with a tarp. I know better than to DJ in a duststorm. :-)
2004-08-26 01:49 pm (UTC)
bikes on the playa
Eek! It is not a good idea to use WD-40 on a bike. If you're trying to lube your chain for the playa, the best idea is a proper dry chain lube/wax.
Have fun for us. We're not going this year.
2004-08-26 05:22 pm (UTC)
Re: bikes on the playa
I guess I should bring that too- I was thinking more for the steering pivoty thing thats a bit rusty.I should take a photo of my bike before it gets trashed.
Make sure to bring your pants. If you don't, your cats will get into them while you're away, and that would just be silly.
When do you expect you'll be rolling into the Tree? And when will you be heading out?
If Starbucks opens a Burning Man location this year, please be sure to blog from it! (I'm serious. It's only a matter of time before Starbucks 0wnz0rs Burning Man.)
2004-08-26 01:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Pants are funny!
p0wnred, fer shure.
Hey, if the lara7 unit is going to be driving by the SFBA anyway, is she going to be visiting her favorite Bay Aryans?
'Cuz that would be teh kool.
2004-08-26 05:18 pm (UTC)
I won't even be going by sacramento or reno, much less the bay area. the route we take to BRC cuts through the upper corner of california but that's it.
so next time. :-)
If you aren't driving, sewing fake fur on underwear is a perfect activity for the car trip down there. I sewed fringe on a swimsuit last year...really helps the hours past and gets your anticipation up. :)
sunscreen, some more sunscreen, some stronger sunscreen than you normal use, more of that, total sunblock, extra total sunblock.
a facecloth in a ziplock bag
tea-tree chewing sticks/tooth picks
wellies (rubber boots)
kagool (no idea what yanks call them; y'know... a thin, packable waterproof jacket with a hood) and/or hooded rain cape
squirrel bars (odwalla or similar)
radar reflective, almost massless, silver survival blanky
cigs for bartering
the warden's tax records
a cheerful tune to whistle during the hard labour