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weirdest packing list EVAR [Aug. 26th, 2004|11:58 am]
Just me.
scrambling to get ready for Burning Tree (as mom calls it), keep adding things to the to do/to pack list:

to do:
sew/glue fur trim on red bikini for "summer Santa" outfit
put all food in ziplock bags
hardboil eggs
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!

[User Picture]From: labrujah
2004-08-26 08:03 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: repoman
2004-08-26 08:10 am (UTC)
Toliet paper. Even if they have it, you'd be amazed with its other uses...
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[User Picture]From: puddinhed
2004-08-26 09:16 am (UTC)
paper towels always come in handy, too.
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[User Picture]From: palecur
2004-08-26 09:13 am (UTC)
You sure 78s will survive playa dust all right? Not to tell you your bidness or anything, but I hear that stuff gets everywhere.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2004-08-26 01:19 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. :-)
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[User Picture]From: ch
2004-08-26 09:49 am (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.

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[User Picture]From: lara7
2004-08-26 01:22 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.
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[User Picture]From: shoutingboy
2004-08-26 09:50 am (UTC)

Pants are funny!

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.)
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[User Picture]From: erikred
2004-08-26 09:57 am (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.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2004-08-26 01:18 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. :-)
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[User Picture]From: dirtylibrarian
2004-08-27 04:25 am (UTC)
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. :)
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[User Picture]From: the_autoclave
2004-08-27 10:05 am (UTC)


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
a towel
babel fish
electronic thumb
the guide
cigs for bartering
prison tats
the warden's tax records
a cheerful tune to whistle during the hard labour
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