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by Captain Goddammit
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: PUNK ROCK! and HEAVY HEAVY METAL!
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: PUNK ROCK! and HEAVY HEAVY METAL!

So one thing is never mentioned on your website... do you have a way to do these tours? All it says is you’ll have a bus stop where you sit around hoping someone comes by and gives you a ride.
And if so, how do you set the tone of the cruise when it’s someone else’s MV?
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 74
Views: 3010

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

You guys phrase it better than I do, but that’s exactly what I mean.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 74
Views: 3010

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

And then you’re back to more people who can’t bring their own shit... which leads to more plug and play and more spectators.. maybe these solutions improve traffic but they ruin the event.
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Thank you to all that helped me in this space...
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Thank you to all that helped me in this space...

Those are awesome! But yeah, physical gifts aren't really necessary. I'll offer the same advice I offer anyone coming for the first time. Get there, get your camp set up, and then wander down the street (any street, any direction) looking for someone who looks like they could benefit from an extra ...
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Thank you to all that helped me in this space...
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Thank you to all that helped me in this space...

“Gifts” really aren’t necessary but those are awesome as hell and people are gonna love them!
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 75
Views: 7900

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Next time I want to be around the far side of 8:30-ish, by some friends but not in a “camp”. No set up, no tear down, just roll up and stop. But I’ll probably be stuck with being near Elliot so that goddamm unjon isn’t too far away, I also moor the boat to him. He’s a regular stick in the mud I tell...
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 75
Views: 7900

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

I always lock my bike onto unjonharley. It’s a lot harder to ride away dragging him along.
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 74
Views: 3010

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

The numbers are OK now but if the Org manages to get BLM to increase the population cap by 30,000 with zero vehicle pass increase, the specatator percentage goes way up. There’s already no way they’re going to evacuate all the vehicles out there now in any kind of timely manner in case of some sort ...
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 74
Views: 3010

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

Flying and bussing masses of people in, who obviously must depend on vendors (or “camps”) to accommodate them and obviously cannot be bringing much for anyone else to enjoy ruins it. The majority become spectators. There’s just no way around that. It’s just over. I've ridden the BxB from Reno the l...
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?
Replies: 35
Views: 3923

Re: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?

What?? Don’t tell the starry eyed new burners that it isn’t and never was about love and manifesting inner peace and all that other stupid bullshit. How do you confuse an event called Burning Man with the Love Parade??
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: solo motorcycle rider hawaii to the fire
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: solo motorcycle rider hawaii to the fire

In 2007 a guy camped next to me from New York, it was his first time and he rode in (on one of those BMW R1200 all terrain bikes). He was a bit miserable in the dust and heat with no really good shelter and little water and food and such. I hooked him up with power to recharge his electronics, cold ...
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bikes on the road shops close to BRC
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Bikes on the road shops close to BRC

Don’t count on a used bike that was at Burning Man before, that you pick up on the way in, to hold together and work all week. It might, it might not. I mean the frame won’t break in half but the bearings are likely trashed by abrasive, corrosive playa dirt. And most of the bikes were junk when they...
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 50 Available Camp Spots with Entheos - 3:45 & Esplanade
Replies: 31
Views: 2099

Re: 50 Available Camp Spots with Entheos - 3:45 & Esplanade

Any camp that advertises to fill 50 spots with amenities for any total stranger who pays IS a plug and play or at bare minimum contributes to the plug and play mentality. A real burner shows up prepared as if no one else would be there. You can write all the paragraphs you want, you are what you are.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Protecting air con in an RV!
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Protecting air con in an RV!

This is a call for Captain Dust Fighter !! It is in fact possible to have a nearly dust free place at Burning Man. Ask anyone who’s visited mine. There are two things that are a big help, besides painters tape over EVERY access hatch vent window seal and opening of any kind. The trick is not to just...
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Protecting air con in an RV!
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Protecting air con in an RV!

RV rooftop air conditioners don’t pull in outside air, they recirculate your existing interior air. You don’t need to do anything with it. As for all other vents, access hatches, window frames, etc, painters tape is your friend. If you do the standard Burning Man RV trick and cover your windows with...
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Hexayurt- recommended AC unit and Generator?
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Hexayurt- recommended AC unit and Generator?

You’ll want more power... 10 - 12k BTU. 5000 BTU ACs are pretty weak and you won’t have much insulation, it’s gonna have to really put out. It’d be better than nothing though. The portable ones don’t have “vent issues”, there’s just a hose that needs to go outside. You have to get the cold air from ...
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Input on bringing my dude Big Daddy Crawler (a tracked vehicle) next year
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Input on bringing my dude Big Daddy Crawler (a tracked vehicle) next year

some seeing eye wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:18 pm
The contact force of a tracked vehicle with the soil is very small. Estimating for that vehicle less than 3psi. That's less than a shoe and much less than a bike or a tire vehicle. You might explain that to DMV - it's counter intuitive.
The DMV has people who know a lot about heavy equipment.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric LED Surfboards?
Replies: 17
Views: 2819

Re: Electric LED Surfboards?

They’re custom built. If you don’t know how to do it, you’re not gonna do it.
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Power cords
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: Power cords

He’s right, thats the pro way. A contractor friend showed me that years ago and I keep forgetting how to do it.
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 226
Views: 13332

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

I just flew to Santa Rosa over most of the fires and I’ve never seen such a big thick smoke layer. You couldn’t see anything for miles and miles and miles.
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Power cords
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: Power cords

If you have a 100-foot 10-gauge cord (a really great thing to have) I’ve found that it coils nicely into a 5-gallon bucket.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4333
Views: 211660

Re: PAGE TWO

Depends what she looks like...

So, it’s August and NOW you’re figuring out how you’ll fuel a large camp? See this is why I handle all my own stuff. Good luck, campers...
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Input on bringing my dude Big Daddy Crawler (a tracked vehicle) next year
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Input on bringing my dude Big Daddy Crawler (a tracked vehicle) next year

But that’s not the only thing. The issue is turning, and how smooth or cleated the tracks are. In a straight line things are pretty peachy. If you watch a really good excavator operator spin his machine on a surface he doesn’t want to tear up, he pushes the bucket down on the ground to lift the mach...
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: PlayaEvents & Art Spreadsheet
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: PlayaEvents & Art Spreadsheet

The good shit usually isn’t on those lists.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: how do you protect your inverter on the playa?
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: how do you protect your inverter on the playa?

Just curious Captain. Exactly what brand and how many watts inverter do you have in the MV? I use a Xantrex ProWatt SW2000 pure sine wave inverter. I feed it with two deep cycle batteries and two alternators. I’d have to put in more alternators to run any more power, 2000 is already more than I can...
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Input on bringing my dude Big Daddy Crawler (a tracked vehicle) next year
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Input on bringing my dude Big Daddy Crawler (a tracked vehicle) next year

It’s not a sandy environment at all.
It’s dirt with a fragile upper crust, that your tracked rig isn’t exactly going to be easy on.
That’s the elephant in the room... that and your attitude of already knowing so much about something you know very little about.

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