Sunday, August 30, 2009

Experiencing Life

Geoff is off to the Burning Man. He is part of a team that is bringing 300 liters of liquid nitrogen to be used to make ice cream for people who bring them the ingredients. Apparently there is no buying or selling of anything between attendees. Everything is bartered.

Geoff and a couple other guys built a hexayurt to be used as the kitchen for cooking their meals. Each piece is three layers of cardboard with 6-inch fiberglass-reinforced packing tape connecting them. Each wall and roof piece is about 1/2 inch thick. 1-1/2 gallons of wood glue hold the layers together and add strength. It will presumably be a dust-free environment.

Geoff promises lots of photos of his time there.


Spokane Al said...

Burning Man - now THAT would be cool! I will be looking forward to the words and pictures.

Unknown said...

I'm back, and it's not a barter system, it's a gift economy. The only thing you can buy is ice and coffee at center camp; everything else must be given freely. Exchanging gifts is common, but there's no quid pro quo.