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halfbakery burning man

only somewhere nicer, and more central
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Points scored for getting there cheaply.

Just weird enough, build your shelter and let be be finale of seem with the thought in mind that seem is seemly enough to be inviting. Pat people on the head. Be nice or leave, all that.

And for my UK folks, we can compare notes.

Not that you're not invited, FFS.

nomocrow, Feb 13 2011

Burning man. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_Man
For those who, like me, never hoid of it. [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Feb 14 2011]

KBDI http://www.fs.fed.u...y_firepotential.pdf
A discussion of increasing wildfire danger in the US. [Voice, Feb 17 2011]

Humidity map http://gacc.nifc.go.../weather/RH_MAX.jpg
[Voice, Feb 17 2011]

Temperature map http://www.atmos.al...latest_us.theta.gif
[Voice, Feb 17 2011]

North Carolinian Superfund sites http://www.epa.gov/...errb/polreps.htm#NC
[Voice, Feb 17 2011]

Chatham County, North Carolina http://en.wikipedia...arolina#Coal_mining
Available fuel source [8th of 7, Feb 18 2011]

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina http://en.wikipedia...s_Base_Camp_Lejeune
The very best fuel source. [DrBob, Feb 18 2011]

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       MAKE IT SO
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 13 2011
  

       I propose North Carolina as a location.
DIYMatt, Feb 13 2011
  

       Idaho
afinehowdoyoudo, Feb 13 2011
  

       The Earth's core?
DrBob, Feb 14 2011
  

       [+] ...in the parking lot of The Church of No Pants!
xandram, Feb 14 2011
  

       Burning stuff [+]
8th of 7, Feb 14 2011
  

       We should have the US one in Lewes, and the UK one in Hell, Michigan.   

       Or if centrality is your aim, howabout Iceland?
RayfordSteele, Feb 14 2011
  

       Would it only get half-burnt?
xandram, Feb 14 2011
  

       Obviously I don't get out enough: I can see English words arranged in forms of sentences, but they don't make any sense...
Ling, Feb 14 2011
  

       You're on the wrong page, [ling]. That one you're looking at is the U.S. 2011-2012 budget proposal.
8th of 7, Feb 14 2011
  

       It had better be less than $320
Ling, Feb 14 2011
  

       sp. "Lightly Toasting Man"
pertinax, Feb 14 2011
  

       Do we get to set fire to anything yet ?
8th of 7, Feb 14 2011
  

       At the risk of being serious, and based on my prejudiced view of the zeitgeist in various US states... S. Dakota or Colorado.
afinehowdoyoudo, Feb 14 2011
  

       //I propose North Carolina as a location.//   

       I second that emotion.
MikeD, Feb 15 2011
  

       North Carolina *IS* a location. It's right above South Carolina.
xandram, Feb 15 2011
  

       But is it flammable ?
8th of 7, Feb 15 2011
  

       Yes. Thanks to kudzu, it'll grow right back tomorrow.
RayfordSteele, Feb 15 2011
  

       Interesting idea. To stay true to the burning man approach, the majority of people should bring half-baked creations. And a lot of beer.
AutoMcDonough, Feb 17 2011
  

       The flammability of soil is described with an index of drought, the KBDI. Linked is a recent map of relative humidity in the US used to generate KBDI numbers. As you can see North Carolina is quite moist this time of year.

Also attached is a recent temperature map of the US. Please note that North Carolina is quite below ignition temperature.

"Ah!", I hear you say, "but what about flammable chemicals that may dry and ignite the state?" If you'll grant that any spill of sufficient magnitude as to cause significant risk of flammability will be designated a cause for alarm by the government (A "superfund" site) you'll accept the linked list of superfund sites to be a comprehensive survey of every such danger.

While there are many serious problems on this list, not one of them has the enormous scale as to present significant risk.

In short, North Carolina is not flammable.
Voice, Feb 17 2011
  

       Therefore, the halfbaked challenge: what's the (quickest | cheapest | easiest | most surprising) method of making North Carolina flammable?
lurch, Feb 18 2011
  

       Strip-mining of coal ?   

       <link>
8th of 7, Feb 18 2011
  

       I see your strip-mining, 8th, and raise you storage of military chemicals! <linky>
DrBob, Feb 18 2011
  

       Lower the price of beans at Walmart. Then light the methane.
RayfordSteele, Feb 18 2011
  

       Cats.
8th of 7, Feb 18 2011
  

       I'm afraid the evidence is that cats are self extinguishing, and therefore not a good choice.
MechE, Feb 18 2011
  

       Admittedly my cat only walked into a candle once or twice, so my results aren't exactly rigorous.
MechE, Feb 18 2011
  

       The hiring of a sufficient number of prostitutes, gluttons, couch potatoes, raging basement dwellers, narcissists, and scrooges and the emigration of said sinners to North Carolina may raise the number of sins to a level high enough to trigger the apocalypse and start a statewide inferno.
Voice, Feb 18 2011
  

       // my results aren't exactly rigorous. //   

       We agree; a claasic example of poor technique.   

       We will be delighted to demonstrate the correct way to do it.
8th of 7, Feb 18 2011
  
      
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