[Toorcamp] Report from the Toorcamp site

Mitch Altman maltman23 at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 30 16:29:45 UTC 2009

Greetings from London!  I'd be there, for sure, if I weren't here.  Sounds like you all are in for a great time!



Miloh, if you have any trouble with transferring my ticket to you, please let me know.









Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 08:00:06 -0700
From: froggytoad at gmail.com
To: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net; toorcamp at lists.noisebridge.net
Subject: [Toorcamp] Report from the Toorcamp site

>From the desk of the Noisebridge camp at what will be Toorcamp-

After a long 2 days of travel and leaving a fearless bike rider in Seattle ( http://rubin.starset.net/locate/ ),  Jeffrey Malone and I finally reached the Toorcamp staging ground as the sun set in the East.  Our hosts we kind enough to show us our camp and start to prepare us for this adventure.  Now it's 715AM and the sun has already risen to 30º.  Our work is just about to begin, but before that I wanted to give you all an idea of what's up here and what to expect.  

The rolling hills around me are covered in fields of wheat, potato, and other crops, and I'm hidden among them on this decommissioned cold war concept.  Thistles, sage, wild grass and wheat volunteers dot the site, growing out of  a mix of powderfine earth and blasted, repacked bedrock, all topcoated n the ash of recent Volcanic eruptions.  The network of tunnels and rooms below me awaits us and the first ever Toorcamp

Now for the Toorcamper tips:

1) Noisebridge has a large consolidated area consisting of 7500 sq. ft.   There's plenty of room for last minute attendees to camp here, or to settle down nearby
2) We should have a great vegan food supply, but you could do well to bring a mess kit for yourself to eat and drink with.
3) Shade structures are a great idea here, either your tent or bigger if you can organize it ( I don't think I'll need a tent at night, I slept under an amazing sky last night).
4) If you can, bring 3/8 inch rebar for staking big structures, 1/2 is too big for this rocky earth
4) There will be a little generator power to sip at one end of our camp, and tents on the other end.  If you need power for something excellent, then you'll get it!
5) Moses Lake, Washington is about 30-40 minutes away, and its a nice town with a typical big gay Safeway, strange 'tronic factories, farmers, and friends.  You can probably get anything essential or forgotten over there, so gather the gear you have, and just focus on driving, flying, or flapping up here!

One last thing:  someone, bring the Noisebridge banner and some stickers!

-Ronald Miloh Alexander

I heard rumors that I will finally get to try real Club Mate here, look forward to mass quantities of that.  Also looking forward to some old timey coin shrinking!

Driving Directions:
N 47º11.379'
W 118º 49.457'

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