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.
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.
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.