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Eco Centric Burn Buzz

2007-08-26 00:09:13.247502+00 by meuon 1 comments

I'm sitting in a "traditional" RV Campground in Reno, after spending last night at an incredible spot and beaches on Pyramid Lake with "Roy" aka Phil, Pam, Clem and some new friends. An Eco-Lemming was there, touting how it was so kewl that Burning Man finally saw the light, and was dissing glow sticks as a waste compared to El-Wire as well as other radical anti=global warming/waste/trash practices. He was from N.E. Canada, drove his F-250 diesel, others there were from Baja Mexico, San Francisco and Australia. We all burned a lot of fossil fuels to get there, a lot of consumables.. a lot of.. Well, a lot of everything. I told him that while I liked El-wire (and only brought it this year, no glow.. sigh..) I thought it was practically as much or more of an eco-burden, heavy metals in manufacturing, lots of batteries... etc.

You'd have thought I had insulted his mother. Luckily, he chilled, I chilled and we all ended up having a good time.

Nancy will be arriving via plane shortly, the trailer is reasonably cleaned up and ready for her to join me. Tomorrow we'll camp on Pyramid Lake (already have the permit..) and then we'll join Dave and the rest.

See ya'll after the Green Man. It's been a great trip so far. Camping -way- off grid in the little trailer is a blast, yet comfy.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-26 00:17:39.761326+00 by: Dan Lyke

Woot! Lookin' forward to the trip report. Our neighbor Owen is coming by in a few minutes to borrow a bunch of stuff and is heading up tomorrow.