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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Stone Soup to the CORE!

What : Stone Soup to the CORE 2012
When : July 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2012
Where : PermaBurn - north of Madeline, California - 60 miles north of Susanville

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Stone Soup Event List

Only two days to go but the projects list is still growing.  If you're joining us, make sure to click "Share" when you see Stone Soup FaceBook posts.  We have plenty of room.  :)

We also now have tentative plans for three music venues, a cafe, a pub, two chill spaces, a kids camp and maybe even a radio station!  Here are the details.  Please contact these people directly for info or just get your ticket and join us:

Art - Mindy Look will be hosting Burner movie night on Friday

Art - James Bahr of RedlightSF will be doing something with red light?

Music - Joe Wight and crew will raise a third dome for music - DJs invited - contact Joe directly on FaceBook

Club - Todd Shimkus will present Café Diem

Radio - We have a rumor of PermaBurn's first radio station.  Details to follow.

Gate - I (Rod Coleman) will be managing the gate - volunteers needed for two hour shifts

Placement - Keith Wheeler will manage art / project placement - see him at the gate as needed

Onsite - Mindy Look will handle PermaBurn Onsite Communications - FaceBook her for last minute project coordination.

Porta-potties - Greg Glover, you're the shit for "handling" this issue. :P

Music - Fresh from LunarBurn, Olen Eagler with be performing and managing the main music dome.  Coordinate your sets with him:


Pub - Zeke Chaparral will again build and host PermaPub, where Burners can share drinks and good times - contributions needed - it's a gift economy!

Food - Intro to Polyamory Potluck - Saturday evening at 6:00 PM in the big kitchen dome - food and relationship discussion

Art & Chill - Harlan Emil will present Sapphire Portal Center transporting us to where our souls belong - http://www.transportals.org

Music - Open Mic Rock'en Blues Jam Session hosted by and featuring Kathy and JB - Fri & Sat evening - bring your instruments

Kids - Kids Camp is being organized by Michelle Leutzinger.  FaceBook her directly or contact me for her email

Lifestyle - Poly Puddle, join the cuddle - open 24/7 -  hosted by Polyamory Camp

Art - Lead sparkle pony - Kimberly of course!

We still need leads for Rangers and Leave No Trace.

If you have any other project plans, post to the PermaBurn FaceBook page or directly to me:


Here's a song written about PermaBurn at LunarBurn:


Stone Soup to the CORE!

Summer's here and it's time to BURN!  Theme camps are planning their resources, artists are prepping their projects, and the weather's getting hot - it's time for our unofficial Reno / Tahoe Burner camp-out.

It's time for Stone Soup at PermaBurn!

What is Stone Soup?  Just like the story, that depends on you.  Stone Soup is what you bring to this old fashion Burner event (the Ten Principles Apply), with few restrictions.  Dirt bikes - fine.  Quads - fine.  Dogs - keep them under control.  Shooting Range - yep.  Music - as you like it.  Naked - optional.  Fire - per state regulations at the time.  Anything else - within state and federal law, but this is a private venue.  The event will not be patrolled except by PermaBurn Rangers.

Stone Soup is ALSO our opportunity to make sure the Reno CORE makes it to Burning Man.

What's CORE?  CORE stands for Circle Of Regional Effigies each of which come from around the world to be burned on Thursday night at Burning Man, creating the largest intentional burn on record.  And for the first time, Reno is fielding an entry.  With Stone Soup, you can help make this happen.

Also, some of you may have heard about the most recent event at PermaBurn.  Yes, over 700 showed up for LunarBurn, and we had an excellent weekend.  There were projects and Burners from all over California and Norther Nevada.  We had beautiful weather, lots of choices for music and one astounding laser show.

Here's a link to some more photos:


Yes, LunarBurn took resources.  Heavy equipment was brought in and the roads freshly graded.  You can now drive any vehicle to the site.  And yes, these things cost money.  LunarBurn charged up to $75 dollars to attend.

Fortunately, we won't need to charge that much for Stone Soup, and of course, PermaBurn members are free.  Yes, Greg has paid for power and potties in the past, but the scale of the event has grown.  We now need to be responsible and cover our own costs.  The good news is, if you commit early, it's less expensive.  We'll keep the on-line ticket price at $20 until July 18th at noon.  After that, pay $30, cash only at the gate.  These proceeds will first cover direct expenses.  What's left will be split between PermaBurn for improvements, and the Reno CORE Project.

So click through and get your tickets:

What : Stone Soup to the CORE 2012
When : July 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2012
Where : PermaBurn - north of Madeline, California - 60 miles north of Susanville

Purchase Ticket

Then email:


Or post your project plans to the FaceBook page so others can get involved:

PermaBurn Group on FaceBook

How to get to PermaBurn:

Thanks to CyberBiker for providing this Google Map link..

If you haven't been out, there is 5 miles of gravel road, some of it has dips that would challenge anything with a flat exit angle, such as a long over-hang RV.   But there have been trailers as long as 24 feet, a full-sized Greyhound bus and one fully loaded Geo Metro.  With the recent grading any normal car or truck will have no problem.

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How to get to PermaBurn...

Take 395 60 miles north of Susanville to Madeline, California
(the 395 junction is just east of Susanville).

Go 6 miles north of Madeline on 395 to the 134.92 mile marker at 41 7'43" 120 30'0".

Watch for the orange or pink or mylar tape from this point on.  If you go to Google map you won't find any names on any of these roads, but the mile marker is past Sage Hen and before South Fork Mountain Road.  On the ground, the key is the mile marker and tape at each junction.

You have five miles of gravel road to go.

Take a left onto the shortcut to a gravel road.

Take another left to go south on this gravel road.

Go 0.1 miles till you reach the green gate.  Open the gate and go through.  Please leave it open or closed as you found it.

Go 0.4 miles until you see a second green Gate on the right with orange tape.

Turn right through the green gate, again leaving it open or closed as you found it. 

Cross the yellow cattle guard about 30 feet beyond the gate.

Go 2.4 miles up some hills and across a flat.

You will see a sign for the reservoir to the right - stay to the left.

You will also see another yellow cattle guard and orange tape.

You are at 41 6'45" 120 32' 6".

Go just BEYOND the cattle guard, and take an immediate LEFT turn on the dirt road on the other side of the fence.  Turn left just AFTER the cattle guard, not before!

Climb 2.2 miles south on the newly graded dirt road.  Watch for rocks.

You will reach a couple of trees which is the entrance.

Welcome to Permaburn!

Welcome to Stone Soup!

Where to Camp

There are two ponds on the hill with some trees around them.  Unfortunately, this is also where some free range cattle come to drink and find shade,  AND leave their droppings.  There were only a few mosquitoes last year - not really a problem.  But to minimize all of these factors, we will be setting up Center Camp along main street a quarter mile back in the lower valley.  You can of course camp where ever you choose but we'd like the significant performance camps along main street if possible.

What : Stone Soup to the CORE 2012
When : July 20th, 21st & 22nd
Where : PermaBurn - north of Madeline, California - 60 miles north of Susanville

Then email:


Or post your project plans to the FaceBook page so others can get involved:

PermaBurn Group on FaceBook

See ya at Stone Soup!