Jrs V11 I11


Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 11, Issue 11
June 14, 2007
It’s the fourth annual Resource Issue!

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Here it is!

There are lots of great resources out there that can help you prepare for Burning Man. Some of them are below. Rather than mention them piecemeal, we gather these postings and put them all together in a single issue so you can refer back to it rather than going crazy searching for individual posts.

Our annual clarification: Lots of vendors from within the community contact the Rabbits asking us to let our readers know about discounts or playa goodies they offer that you just can’t get anywhere else…well, some of our readers love to hear about this stuff, but some don’t, and many don’t want to get these offers with their regular JRS news. Thus, we created the once-a-year RESOURCE ISSUE. Those of you that want to hear about deals, discounts, and playa goodies, read on! Those that don’t – hit delete, and your sensibilities shall be spared. Regular JRS will be back next week!

But, before we dive in: your Rabbit friends remind you that preparing for Burning Man doesn’t have to equal a no-holds-barred consumer frenzy. In the year of the Green Man, our job more than ever is to encourage you toward thoughtfulness as you prepare, with an eye to the footprint we’ll all leave on AND off the playa. So take the time to THINK about what you’ll need for your playa project and your survival, and ways to get it while still making less of an impact. What do you already have? What can you repurpose? Remember: reduce, reuse, recycle, rethink, repair, refill…reflect on your consumption and think about the theme as you prepare. It matters.

We’ve also listed some resources below to help you consider your project in a greener light. Please take a moment to see if there’s some way you can cross off some items on your preparation list WITHOUT setting foot in a big box store or buying unnecessary junk. And finally, remember: the best gift is not a plastic trinket, but a genuine piece of you that speaks to who you are, and you don’t have to spend a dime to give of yourself. THINK.

Now, then…in case you were wondering, what the resource issue ISN’T is a list of “Burning Man recommended” vendors, deals, or events. We basically include everyone who gets us a post by the deadline (though it’s a safe bet that all those listed are JRS subscribers, at least). WE can’t say we’ve used these vendors ourselves, nor are we recommending one over the other — our job is sharing information, not endorsing particular businesses here. If you’re curious about a vendor, ask your friends or post on your local list, ePlaya or on Tribe, etc.

Of course, if we’re especially hot about something, we’ll say so: for example: one burner enterpreneur that wrote to us works with an awesome material called GlowFur, and from it, created a very special, very groovy glow bracelet for your playa nighttime safety and glowlumination this year. It’s cool-lookin’ stuff, to be sure, but why are the Rabbits so excited about one little glowy bracelet? Because, friends, GlowFur is donating ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the profits from the sale of these bracelets to the Black Rock Art Foundation (http://www.blackrockarts.org) No strings, no catch – you buy a bracelet and rock it on the playa (or anywhere else), and 100% of the profit goes to BRAF to help fund year-round interactive art in local communities like yours! Now that’s impressive. (We’re also very happy that David from GlowFur bothered to look around for an affordable battery op solution for illuminating the fur, opting away from the use of disposable glow sticks in this bracelet and creating playa-bling you can re-rock night after night! Big ups to David for taking the time for that search.)

But there’s more here for your preparation fun. Playa wear galore (lots of sales for JRS readers); discount truck rental for burning transportation; heck, we’ve even got mannequin parts for you. Check it out, and have fun as you get ready. We’re almost there!

We’ll be back next week with our regularly scheduled update on our upcoming trip to the playa – where the Man will burn only 80 days from now (oh my word I have to stop staring at that number. Did I just type that? Whoa!)

*/* T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S


Body Parts for Body Art
Sustainable Essentials and Carbon Credits
Camp N’ Play Safe
O’Neill Rents Trucks
Chemicals, Brother
Burner Bikes in Reno
Playatech Announces “Green Home” Furniture!
Advantage Flight to the Playa!

Wild on the Inside: Fur
Sparkle Plenty Creations Bustiers
Organic Armor
Prism Magic Clothing and Imports
Furr Play
Playa Coats

Bring out your Inner Glow: Light ‘N Wire
Cool Neon
Glow from Nicaboyne
Extreme Glow

“Prepare for the Playa”

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It’s true…you really can build your camp or project without ever setting foot in a big box store, and rescue objects that might otherwise have headed to the landfill while you do it. Ask David Best, who saw the beauty in scrap wood castoff from a puzzle factory and turned them into a true Burning Man phenomenon with the Temples: recycled materials make for beautiful, meaningful art.

THIS is a sampling of linked Bay Area/Regional resources for recycled/reused building materials; most municipalities have their own recycling coordinators that can direct residents to local resources like these. Hit up Google or your local recycling center for suggestions in your area, and if you know of them, share them on your local discussion lists!

These local organizations sell inexpensive donated materials for art projects:

The Build it Green Product and Service Directory also provides some useful information:

Even more sources for cheap and free stuff:

These online exchanges are FULL of people trading or selling useful used goods:

ALSO DON’T FORGET to watch the Environmental Section and the JRS for more tips on how to build a more sustainable camp/project – send us your tips if you have any! Enviro section: http://www.burningman.com/environment

Coming up soon: Specs for building your camp and art wood structures that can be easily recycled in the Burners Without Borders Wood Recycling Program this year…visualize your stuff having a life after the playa! More tips in future issues.


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“If you need mannequin heads, arms, legs or complete mannequins for your art installations contact Mannequin Madness. This company sells recycled mannequins at discount prices and will extend a 15% discount on all items if you say Jack Rabbit at Burning Man referred you. You can buy online at http://www.MannequinMadness.com or visit one of their warehouses which are in Oakland, San Diego, Las Vegas or Queens, New York

Call 866 444 1752. The 15% discount is available until August 20.”




They say: “Get all of your Green Man sustainable essentials including biodegradable plates, bowls, cups, cutlery and trashbags, organic snacks like granola bars and pretzels, organic coffee, tea and hot cocoa at http://TheGreenOffice.com. We empower consumers to align values with action by providing a full selection of sustainable products at competitive prices, next day carbon neutral shipping, and free delivery on orders over $49. TheGreenOffice.com also makes it easy and cost effective to make your Burning Man Project carbon neutral by offering a state-of-the-art calculator and third-party certified, competitively priced offsets — an innovative product that combines emission reduction and renewable energy credits measured to neutralize your unique carbon footprint.”

We say: We dig that they have a simple key that shows which products are third party certified, which have reduced chemical content, which are biodegradable, which are recycled, etc….easy and smarter solutions for camp essentials. WE ALSO REMIND YOU: Just because it’s biodegradable doesn’t mean you don’t have to pack it out. Don’t put it on the playa — leave no trace!

http://www.TheGreenOffice.com – 1.800.909.9750



“We are specializing in quality items, mostly from the professional safety industry, that are very applicable to extreme camping conditions like Burning Man. We started using some of this gear ourselves for Burning Man and realized other people might want easy access to this level of gear in 1 convenient location. We are carrying everything from high end glow sticks, to quality flashlights and strobes, to first aid kits, welder’s burn kits, stylish safety glasses, particulate respirators (aka DUST MASKS that breathe easier), ear plugs to give away or keep the music out of your head while you try to sleep,cases to keep the playa out of your electronics, and basic work gloves — all the way up to welding gloves and safety hats. We can also help you get any high-end safety items you might be looking for, just drop us a line.”

Camp n’ play Safe.com
questions (at) campnplaysafe (dot) com



Still need a truck to haul your stuff from the Bay Area? While not every rental house is playa friendly, this one even offers a discount to burners who promise to bring back the trucks CLEAN.

San Rafael – 424 Irwin Street (415) 456-3252
Oakland – Corner of 7th St. & MLK Under Freeway (510) 375-0167

20% Discount off Standard Truck Rental for all Burners (Ask for Burning Man Discount)

Again, you MUST say the rental is for Burning Man, and you MUST promise to take the vehicle to a car wash and return it clean.

(General tip about trucks: every truck that’s returned dirty and dusty to ANY vendor is a black mark on the Burning Man community as a whole, and another vendor who might decide not to rent to burners any more next year….so be conscientious…clean out your rental truck!)



Fire artists: here’s a burner friendly place to find your “paints”! This vendor is in San Leandro so there is no Hazmat charge if you will-call the items. He stocks chemicals in bulk. You must call ahead one day for small orders, under 100#’s. Many of the artists may remember Mark — he worked at Bryant Labs in Berkeley until they went out of business. We are told he is very friendly to the artist community.




From the Reno Kiwanis club: “OK it’s a leap of faith, and we hope it doesn’t bury us. The Black Rock Bikes folks donate bikes to us, and we (Kiwanis Bike Program) fix them up for kids. We get bikes donated from the Reno area all year as well. This means we have more than a hundred bikes that are not good for kids, but are great for Burners. We don’t want to worry about rental return, so we’ll sell them to you for $30, $40 or $50 depending on how good and how cool the bike is.

If you bring them back after you’re done, we’ll be super-grateful, and we’ll re-use them this year for sure, but if not, that’s ok too. If you want to see how we use the proceeds for our bikes for kids programs, our web site is http://www.kiwanisbikes.org. Check us out and help us out. Bikes only — no other items — no bike racks or decorations. Send us an email early to kiwanis_bikes (at) sbcglobal (dot) net and we can reserve one for you for the price you tell us until we run out. We plan to have more than a hundred bikes ready for the big day — so let us know early!

If you want to take a chance that we still have bikes when you get to Reno, come by our shop at 2605 Comstock in Reno and see what we still have. Or stop by and say hi even if you don’t need a bike and see what we’re doing for kids from Gerlach to Fallon and for our own Reno kids as well. We’ll be at the shop the week before Burning Man from 10-5 daily.

Reno: If you want to share in the fun early and decorate a bike for the Tour de Nez Decorated Bike Contest, check out their site and enter your bike. We’ll have prizes for best decorated and some other fun prizes on June 16 and your bike will be part of the parade of decorated bikes at the Tour. It would be a great chance to kick off your artwork early and put your unique bike in our contest at the Tour. Join the fun and help us let folks know that we’re making biking a reality for kids in the Reno area.”

Web: http://www.kiwanisbikes.org Email: kiwanis_bikes (at) sbcglobal (dot) net



Shareware you can sit on!

“Playatech is pleased to announce the long awaited introduction of its BM06 ‘Green Home’ Furniture Line of the Future! Delayed a year by hope and fear, the Green Home line includes everything needed to furnish a home for $500, move in one minivan load, and save the planet while you’re at it. It rocks for Burning Man too! Check it out now at http://www.Playatech.com.

The new Playatech line features three dozen radically cool furniture and entertainment products anyone can fabricate entirely from standard plywood, and every one collapses flat for shipment. Yes, all the furniture for a 2 bedroom house or large bar camp will fit in one mini-van!

According to Playatech founder Sunshine, ‘At BM05, Playatech launched the Playa Love Seat, Playa Pew, and Larry Boy Lounger to insane acclaim. We changed camp seating forever, but we failed to kill IKEA – so we huddled and muddled and redesigned every piece of furniture you need to live, work, and play!’ The new line includes a sofa that converts to a queen bed, daybeds that push together into playpens, bars you can dance on, and a dinette that turns into a den. Even recycled 1972 designs we found in a book.

All Green Home products turn you into an artist, and are radically cheap, easy to own, and available exclusively from Playatech — the world’s only brand built on the 10 Burning Man Principles. And they’re GREEN! Exterior plywood is 95-99% renewable wood, much of which now comes from FSC-Certified sustainable forests, and the rest is relatively innocuous glue. Playatech eliminates factories, packaging, end-product distribution, retail stores, exploited child labor, and nearly all bad things capitalism introduces between nature’s end product and your rear end.

What’s more: when your furniture has outlived its usefulness, UNLIKE a regular couch, the entire energy content of Green Home furniture can be cleanly recovered as useful heat in a proper furnace – it is food for giant Mechabolic slugs! If burned in an open fire, the wood puts out more noxious fumes than the glue.

Playatech offers great green furniture for your mobile lifestyle that obsoletes landfills, at an unbelievable price! And that is no Silicon Valley pipedream.

Playatech – The Greenest Furniture Money Can’t Buy – http://www.Playatech.com

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“2007 marks the third year of Advantage Flight air service to Black Rock International Spaceport. Our Reno Air Shuttle offers up to six flights daily between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and the playa before, during, and after the event in Turbo Stationair aircraft.

For 2007, in addition to the Reno Shuttle, Advantage Flight Regional Service offers fast, non-stop Super King Air 200 service to BRC for up to eight passengers and gear from most airports in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Denver, and throughout the West. Yes, this aircraft can carry bicycles!

Advantage Flight offers more than safe, dependable passenger service. In 2006, the Shuttle transported crews and construction materials as the City was built. During the event, the Shuttle also accommodated supply requests, bringing back everything from tools to aircraft tires. We’re ongoing contributing participants in the event community, and we look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Contact information:

Advantage Flight
info (at) advantageflight (dot) com

Advantage Flight Solutions LLC is an FAA Part 135 air service based at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.”



“Get 25% to 35% off all PodBelts! Plus pod gifts for early orders!

The PodBelt is a burner designed, burner built utility belt, with a variety of pouches and accessories that attach with quick snap clips. The PodBelt was born for the playa 6 years ago to carry all my survival needs without losing them, and without having to carry a purse or backpack. I still live in it daily! Burner prices are less than $30 for the basic set.

** GIFTS: Early bird special– order by Friday July 20 and choose a free gift! To get your gift you must select it and add it to your cart at the bottom of the burner discount page.

** DEADLINE: Order by Friday August 3 to guarantee delivery in time for the playa and get the full discount. Orders after August 3 will be subject to a reduced discount, and may or may not be shipped in time. If you order late, include your playa departure date in the comment box. We’ll let you know in advance if we can’t get your order out in time, and give you the option to cancel or to take advantage of playa pick up.

** DETAILS: To get your burner discount just go to this page: http://podbelt.com/buypod.html and click on the black rock flame at the bottom of the page. On the next page enter the password: blackrockbelt. You’ll get a page with the special burner prices, and you can submit your order with the PayPal shopping cart there.

See you on the playa!

thanks for your continued support, isa & DEvan”


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“Let Your Wild Out! Faux Fur for your Wild Streak!

Full Length Faux Fur coats, jackets, vests and fur boas. Custom fur selection – make it the way you want it! See me at the Prepare for the Playa Events happening at Mighty June 10, July 22, and August 12th 12-7pm or online http://www.wildontheinside.com

Nikki Doran
Wild on the Inside
Faux Fur for your Wild Streak!”




“Show up in style at Burning Man and other hot summer events and festivals! Let them enjoy the heat – all of it. Adorn them in ribbons, beads, jewels, appliques, metallic charms, chains, sequins, fuzzies, and repurposed embellishments. These are one-of-a-kind, handmade, sexy, glamorous, and outrageous bustiers by Santa Cruz burner, Sparkle Plenty. All materials are securely fastened and will leave no trace on the playa. You and the girls will be sure to enjoy all the attention. Take a look at the bustiers on our website to see what thrills you. Ready to ship today!

Some of our new styles this year: ‘Go Green Collection’, ‘Pride Collection’, ‘Lil Lady’, ‘Cha Cha Cha’, ‘The Mermaid’;, ‘Chantilly Lace’, ‘Copper Chocolate Love’, and ‘The Purple Heart’. If you don’t see your size in a style you like, we can make it for you. In-stock products, from petite to plus sizes: http://sparkleplentycreations.com/products.htm

Do you want something made especially for you? Want to match a skirt, scarf or special headdress? We can bring your images to life: http://sparkleplentycreations.com/custom.htm

Mention this ad for $10 off all orders and free Priority Mail shipping.

Santa Cruz, CA boutique, by appointment only.

Sparkle Plenty (jude marks) 831-464-8622
Email: jude (at) sparkleplentycreations (dot) com



“Organic Armor is handmade with love, inspired by ancient cultures and futuristic dream worlds. We have horns, cowboy hats, top hats, bustiers, circlets and more.

The pieces look like distressed metal, leather or bone, but are actually soft, light, reinforced rubber – durable, flexible, comfortable. They can be worn for many hours through active movement, making them well suited for performance, clubwear, festivals, rituals, life. Paul Hersey, the artist behind Organic Armor, was first inspired to make costumes at Burning Man 13 years ago. He strives to create pieces that reveal the divine within us all.

Buy online at http://www.organicarmor.com or from our Los Angeles studio. 323-259-8331 info (at) organicarmor (dot) com http://www.myspace.com/organicarmor”



“Welcome to Prism Magic Clothing & Imports!!
2161 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431 (775)-356-5577.

Yup! We’re on the way to the big ole Burn on Pyramid Way.

We specialize in tie-dye but have all sorts of fun ‘Playa Wear’. Crinolines, sarongs, hats, vintage clothing and other unique items.

Stop on by & have some fun.

XOXO Lauren & Steve Gifford & Crew”



“Planning an Uber Glowing Fur Costume for Green Man?

Colorado Burner and 2006 burn inspired GlowFurnatic is offering outrageous, sexy, warm, and most of all, LIGHTED GlowFur Playa-wear. If you’ve actually seen it, you know it’s delicious to the eyes!

From the sexy legwarmers to the full length ‘Playa Grande’ or, if your imagination can think it we will try and make it! Be forewarned late orders won’t make it to the playa because they are all handmade right here in Colorado. Procrastination is not your friend… Go to http://www.GlowFur.com

Remember our GlowFur team is DONATING 100% of the net proceeds from all sales of GlowFur Bracelets directly to Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF). No Glow sticks in these! Good for BRAF, Good for Environment, and good for everyone to BE SEEN on the Playa.

David L.
http://www.GlowFur.com 1-888-4-GlowFur



“FurrPlay – For When You Want To Walk On The FurrSide! Faux Fur Clothing and Accessories http://www.furrplay.com

I started my faux fur clothing business last year, just before Burning Man and it has been growing ever since, thanks to our WONDERFUL community! I have furr Shrugs/Sleeves, Hats (with EARS), Cuffs/Wrist Warmers, Boot Tops, Head/Hat Bands, Bracelets and ‘Oh-Yeah’ Mitts. All purchases include a FREE furr Bracelet. If you purchase a hat and sleeve together, you get a set of cuffs FREE. My little thank yous to you. Please visit my web site at www.furrplay.com or you can e-mail me at furrplay123 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

I will be participating in the Prepare for the Playa events. If you are in San Francisco, I hope you will drop by, see my furs and say HI! http://www.preparefortheplaya.com.

May you walk on the FurrSide – JustGwen (Burning since 2000)

Gwen Jester
FurrPlay – for when you want to walk on the FurrSide



“Playa Coats from Lulievision.com —and many more furry fashions! Custom orders and ready to wear accessories from the premiere provider of faux fur gear. Also see the new LulieVision line at http://www.livewireneon.com. Thank you for 5 years of warm fuzzies on Playa!”



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“LIGHT ‘N WIRE PRODUCTIONS is an art-resource center that deals with Lightwire as a creative medium for desert use for bicycle, signage and fashion decor. We sell Lightwire and related accessories as raw stock or as custom designed for your special art requirements. For the DIY-challenged we will solder and fabricate your Lightwire components – you attach as desired to your art project.”

http://www.lightnwire.com or louisbrill (at) sbcglobal (dot) net




“Funhouse Productions has been lighting the Playa since 1999. Cool Neon EL wire is your Green Alternative to glow sticks at this year’s burn!

Cool Neon wire can be used over and over again, unlike glow sticks or one time use blinky novelties. In fact, many of our Playa Fish have been out every year since 1999. Light your costume, light your bike, light your art work, LIGHT EVERYTHING!!!! We are proud to be contracted, direct importers of Genuine Lytec Electroluminescent Wire and are conveniently located near the base of the Bay Bridge in Oakland, CA. Be sure to check our website, http://WWW.COOLNEON.COM, for free solder party times and stay tuned for our new Cool Neon Video Newsletter, Vol. 1 – Coming Soon!

Also — Our ‘LED Fantasia’ section continues to grow. Low power consumption and brilliant light output equals a greener world.

Early bird special: 20% off all of JULY, and 10% off year round by simply typing ‘JRS’ in the coupon field during check out. We ship Fed-Ex and USPS, and most orders go out the same day. We go to Burning Man every year, so please place your order by midnight on August 24th. Sorry : no playa deliveries!

Call us anytime with questions – Benny & Scott 510-547-5878, or info (at) coolneon (dot) com.

We can’t wait to see you and your projects glowing on the playa!



“At http://www.nicaboyne.com, Our Glow Sticks and Glow Necklaces have become a popular requirement for Burning Man! Now, our Glow Sticks and Necklaces are made of recyclable plastics! Additionally, we are a green company: all of our employees drive hybrids, the office is outfitted with compact fluorescent bulbs, and we have purchased heavily forested land to offset our carbon created.

Call to order at 866-442-9100, or visit us at http://www.nicaboyne.com. Call, and mention Burning Man, and we’ll give you a 10% discount – plus we’ll throw in one of our special Green Glow Pens created with ‘Burning Man 2007’ imprint as a free gift with your order.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to call. Thank you!


Jim Busby Owner/President Nicaboyne, Inc.”



“Light up your bike, tent, or person with http://www.Extremeglow.com. From now until the flame is extinguished use our coupon code BMNEG07 to get 10% automatically deducted from your product total at http://www.extremeglow.com.

We’ve got all of the fun, lighted items from last year as well as a few new things that are sure to be useful and entertaining.”


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Sundays, July 22 and August 12, 2007
Noon : 7:00 p.m.
@ MIGHTY, 119 Utah Street, @ 16th, San Francisco
ATM on premises

From the organizers: “Prepare for the Playa is a 3 Sundays event (first was held June 10) that connects you to burner owned businesses, products and services to help you prepare for the desert. We will also have Performing Artists, Informational Booths, How-To Demonstrations and even a Fashion Show. The Bar will be open and they are featuring a special Bloody Mary for the day. (YUMMY) And, you can enter to win a ticket to BM 07. The proceeds of the raffle will be going to BRAF.

If you would like to be one of our Vendors, Performing Artists or How-To Demonstrators let us know. This event is to help promote YOU or your camp, too.

For more information, please visit our web site at www.preparefortheplaya.com Or you can e-mail us at preparefortheplaya

-Gwen Jester and Nikki Doran


{Soundtrack to the JRS: Cocteau Twins, “Heaven or Las Vegas”. Suddenly I’m back in high school, dressed in black and dying of ennui. Sigh.)

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