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Old 08-27-2015, 10:18 AM   #11
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We will be camping at Pyramid Lake Monday night and come in Tuesday to avoid the lines.
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Old 08-28-2015, 11:55 AM   #12
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When I bought my van I found passes for two different years at burning man and I'm still finding playa dust everywhere.
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:36 PM   #13
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yesterday's dust at about 30 miles an hour.

5 feet behind me is my van But you cant see it.
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:12 PM   #14
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Well, survived another burn. Will be extracting playa dust for years to come. Was the harshest burn yet from a wind / dust perspective, but that is just part of it. The good times are what stand out.

A few SMB's out there. A pair of grey 4x4's and a grey 4x2. Was passed by a white 4x4 on my way home Saturday (yes, didn't stay for the burn) on hwy 80.

Gathered the N. America part of our camp for Monday night camp at Pyramid Lake prior to heading into BRC on Tuesday.



Our camp



The van is behind supporting another 15' of camo shade netting


Despite all of the ...





Everything is just bigger on the playa



... and my van was a zoo



Will be tough adjusting to the default world this week!

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Very nice spectrum of pix... dust and all, I still want to be there
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Lot's af stories on this event, and I'm sure it's full tilt boogie for the party animals in attendance. The first pic (and the dustbowl scene) are indicative of why I would never attend such an event. SMB owners, and the reasons they own them, are so varied. I bought my SMB exactly to get as far away from this sort of thing as I can. But I'm glad to see you having fun.

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Old 09-07-2015, 09:13 PM   #17
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I bought my SMB exactly to get as far away from this sort of thing as I can.
I totally get it Jeffrey and for 99% of the time, exactly the reason I bought mine.

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SMB owners, and the reasons they own them, are so varied.
Burners, and the reasons they go, are also varied.

One of the very cool things to me is the multi-national aspect. Hard to believe how many people I hang out with from different countries. Of our camp of 16, 7 of them were from Belgium, 3 of which are professional clowns, a brewmaster, and a couple artists. A French camp across from us. Last year we had 9 20-somethings from Lebanon across the street we got to know very well, and spent hours talking to a Russian woman on our elevated platform (she had just arrived in U.S. for the first time).

Stay clear of what the media says. It must be experienced to understand it.

For me, it's a great time (even with the wind and dust) with great friends and a fun alternate experience. It certainly isn't for everyone though and this is likely the last for me for a while. Not because I don't like it, but because I want to spend more of my vacation time doing the other 99% of things I bought my van for.

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Our camp before it filled in.

If you like lots of people.

If you like to be by yourself.

This is an amazing event. Everyone sees different things NO two experiences or stores are the same.
The dust was bad at time but it made clear time amazing.
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Was thinking about you all quite a bit - we'll be back to join the fun next year. Hopefully.
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I was there for my 12th time this year. Second my with SMB, and evidently the third time for that van because the previous owner told me his kids took it out many years ago!

Luckily we had full time camp power, because my generator has decided it doesn't care what the switch is doing, it's not priming or trying to start :/

I'm part of Camp Charlie - we're the crazies who make the Charlie the Unicorn car that was partying hard every night and morning... if you ran into us I hope you had fun!
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