Comforts of home

One of the things I’ve noticed about going to Burning Man is that I now oogle RVs and shade structures.

It’s an interesting phenomenon.

I never used to care when I passed an RV.

I never paid attention to shade structures.

Now, I’m all about them.

Shade structure with walls, awesome!

How long does it take to set up?

Thirty foot RV!

How much water can it hold?

Wood on a woodpile?

I can make that into something!

I’ve become a bit of a scavenger.

If I think I can reuse something, even if it’s on the garbage pile, I grab it.

I’m not the only one who does this.

My friends all suffer from the same affliction.

Garbagerecyclitis.

Shadestructureenvy.

RVlust.

I can tell you this much, burners are some of the cleanest people I know.

Okay, maybe they’re not clean, but they’re neat.

They’ll chase a paper bowl blowing across the playa for a quarter of a mile to pick it up and put it in the trash.

So there’s that.

Recently, I bought a shade structure for Burning Man.

Now, I ALREADY have a shade structure for Burning Man but it’s 20 feet by 20 feet and is a bitch to set up.

This one is 10 feet by 10 feet and it has WALLS!

It should be MUCH EASIER to set up.

We’ll find out for sure at unSCruz, though.

I’m thinking I might take it to the playa (the playa will destroy it though).

It’ll require quite a few rachet straps to keep in tethered to the ground during the wind storms.

So in case you’re wondering what I think about as a burner, it’s basically how to set up camp faster, neater, cleaner, with recycled products, and still have all the “comforts” of home.

Decorating Pete

So since all my plans to bring Dolly to the playa have been cancelled, I’m taking Pete – my friend Tejas’ 10′ x 14′ two room tent.

Pete will need some decorating in order to cheer me up from my funk over not taking Dolly, when I had excellent decoration plans for her.

Pete, though sturdy and comfortable, is not very flamboyant or fun, as is.  So Pete is getting a makeover.

Feel free to comment, if you have ideas.

First of all, Pete is getting decorated with fairy lights.  See those external poles?  Well they’re going to get decked out like a fucking Christmas tree with them, in blue, green, and purple.

Just because those are my favorite colors, I decided to run with them.

I will also have a 20′ x 20′ silver canopy over Pete, giving us shade and respite from the heat, however small.

See?  Quite boring.  But when I jazz it up with 12 paper lanterns (which have battery powered lights), and some festive pennant banners, it starts to look a little more cheery.

3balls

And of course, the inside of my tent needs a little love too.  I’ve decided that I’m going to start by decorating Pete’s ceiling with a disco ball and some white fairy lights.  Flip on the switch for the lights, give the ball a twist and voila!  Instant disco party fever.

disco ball

lightswhite

Yeah, I can feel the magic starting to happen.  Pete’s going to be a little love tent, that’s for sure!

Bow chicka wow wow…