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by Rommel
Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: 2015 Share Resources
Topic: Looking for original First Timer's Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Re: Looking for original First Timer's Guide

It' not that hard: Get a pare of USGI sun, wind and dust goggles; clear lens and shaded, keep the around you neck at all times. Use a bandana (wet) when the dust rolls in. the wet bandana will keep the dust from getting past it, and trap it outside. Just keep in mind that the Playa is a corrosive ba...
by Rommel
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: 2011 Theme Camps
Topic: Who is on the 4:30 spoke?
Replies: 76
Views: 7087

Re: Who is on the 4:30 spoke?

Lahontan Korps with be at 4:30 & F
by Rommel
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Self Heating Meals
Replies: 31
Views: 4790

The actual military MREs are not legal for a civilian to possess (or hard to buy, anyway). Really? I think THAT just made my case of 'em MUCH tastier! I always chuckle when reading the heater pouch..."a rock or something". Major Surplus and Survival... you can purchase entrees separately. They are ...
by Rommel
Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How far can or should you drive REBAR in the playa?
Replies: 22
Views: 6690

Re: How far can or should you drive REBAR in the playa?

REBAR: Best ways to get rebar in the playa, without tearing it up? I remember just giving up after driving rebar less than a foot, in what seemed to be dust made of steel. Will 8 inch do? ( Jokes start now) 1/2 rebar a good size? (Jokes continue) 45 degree cut for the bottom end helps what amount? ...
by Rommel
Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: What're your favorite MREs?
Replies: 21
Views: 3084

Fire_Moose wrote:Image
Just know that MRE heaters produce Hydrogen gas/fumes once they are activated.
by Rommel
Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: What're your favorite MREs?
Replies: 21
Views: 3084

Re: What're your favorite MREs?

Talynt wrote:I've had a few types of MREs in the past, some decent and some terrible. Any suggestions on meals and brands to try?
The Chicken and Rice is very good. I had a 9 year old pack, and could tell no difference in taste. Stay away from anything that has fish.
by Rommel
Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Arab Keffiyah Kafiyah Head Scarf Shemagh - Choice Of Colors
Replies: 21
Views: 9078

Mine's olive drab/black...best thing for the playa...besides being very stylish, multiple uses: o Dust mask o Towel o Sun shade o Evening wrap o Head wrap o Sarong (for small people) o Bike seat cover The best part about them, is that like Madras cotton they get softer over time and don't fall apar...
by Rommel
Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: RV's vs Tents
Replies: 42
Views: 9857

Whenever a newbie is set to stay with our camp, we press them to bring an RV. Burning Man is enough of a sensory overload to have to deal with a tent and the elements their first burn. Easier the better for our dear newbies... Tents build better burners. I'm sorry, but it's not an adventure without...
by Rommel
Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Arab Keffiyah Kafiyah Head Scarf Shemagh - Choice Of Colors
Replies: 21
Views: 9078

Arab Keffiyah Kafiyah Head Scarf Shemagh - Choice Of Colors

Good price... they are usually $10.00 or more.

by Rommel
Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Altitude Sickness Tips
Replies: 63
Views: 10692

Altitude Sickness Tips:

The number one biggest mistake some people make it that they get there after X many hours, is: getting drunk, running around like a chicken with it's head cut off, and watching the sun come up as their still actively partying... and passing out on the playa. Do yourself a favor and just chill/relax ...
by Rommel
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: How do I transport water
Replies: 48
Views: 13387

Transporting Water

If you have one gallon jugs of water, place them in the corners
of your tent to provide extra stability in the wind; it helps when
the wind really kicks up.
by Rommel
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: what do people do during the day?
Replies: 71
Views: 11437

[quote="Boijoy"]My friends and myself like to sit around at camp and bitch at whatever the weather is doing. Last year it was "F**king wind & dust !! why do we do this every stinking year ?!?! "" :) stop by. it will be fun![/quote] Last year was one of the most moderate years I can remember. No real...
by Rommel
Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: US Military Camouflage: Support System Repair & Errata
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

US Military Camouflage: Support System Repair & Errata

[quote="jella"]We are really leaning toward the camo netting shade this year. Great info Rommell. Any idea who has the best prices ?[/quote] It is very hard to find in, or near Los Angeles. When you can find it, you really have to jump on it. There was a place in LA called RDD surplus, which you mig...
by Rommel
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Pull-out capacity of tent stakes
Replies: 55
Views: 13533

[quote="Savannah"]I had a difficult time getting 9-inch stakes out of the ground with a claw hammer because I pounded them flush to the playa to avoid making a tripping hazard. On the plus side, my tent didn't stir all week. So, overall, a win. The stakes came from Fred Meyer, 4 to a package, and we...
by Rommel
Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: US Military Camouflage: Support System Repair & Errata
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

US Military Camouflage: Support System Repair & Errata

If you purchase a military support system; one each, for every 1 hex and 1 diamond, here is what to look for: 12 Poles 6 Hubs 18 Batten spreaders (avoid the earlier fiberglass version if possible) 18 Military stakes 1 Rubberized bag to hold everything; two man carry. If you get less than the above, ...
by Rommel
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Pull-out capacity of tent stakes
Replies: 55
Views: 13533

[quote="peachandpapa"]I'm with you Martini Steve & Rommel! The 12" military stakes rock plus you can find them on the cheap on Ebay. We use them on our 16x20 and 12x14 wall tents and on our 20x30 shade structure. We have never had a problem with them and it only takes a claw hammer to get them out.[...
by Rommel
Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Tips To Avoid Heat Stroke?
Replies: 97
Views: 34976

[quote="Ugly Dougly"]I like this species of hat: [img]http://www.injinjistore.com/images/dsrt_lrg_hat.jpg[/img] Sombreros and 10-gal hats tend to get grabbed by the wind.[/quote] I've never had that problem with the OR Seattle Sombrero, if anything it will fold up to the sides, and be grabbed by the...
by Rommel
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: storage of camo net?
Replies: 11
Views: 2659

Re: storage of camo net?

[quote="Stickygreen"]this is my third year time using camo net on the playa and I love the stuff, it's so easy to use. Just thought I'd ask how other people store and transport it? i usually stuff all mine in garbage bags, all full of playa, and then squish into the top of my always over loaded van....
by Rommel
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Pull-out capacity of tent stakes
Replies: 55
Views: 13533

[quote="StevenGoodman"][quote="justfred"]It seems the biggest difference between Springbar and Kodiak is price, and the fact that Springbar is made in the US and Kodiak is made in China. If you care about one or the other of those.[/quote] Kodiaks do have a few more "add on's". And they they have tw...
by Rommel
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Tips To Avoid Heat Stroke?
Replies: 97
Views: 34976

Great headwear for the playa:

[quote="AntiM"]I like fishing hats called breezers: [url]http://tinyurl.com/y6xpkxb[/url][/quote] OR (Outdoor Research) makes some of the best headgear, and they have a number of hat's designed for the heat and sun. I suggest campmor.com, as they have the best prices: http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/...
by Rommel
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Your best methods for staying hydrated?
Replies: 61
Views: 12681

Camp Hydration:

We use the orange cylinder cooler use always see with road/work crews. Fill half way with water, add powdered Gatorade (much cheaper) and add ice up to the top. As the cooler is emptied, it's a bag of ice, a shake of powdered Gatorade, and you will always have something for your group, and guests. T...
by Rommel
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Stuff inside a shade structure
Replies: 58
Views: 8281

[quote="Optic"]What are some good techniques for securing things? Putting heavy stuff on top of light stuff, obviously, but does anyone know some other tricks?[/quote] If you're in a tent, placing your gallow water jug's in the corners helps when the wind kicks up, especially while you're sleeping; ...
by Rommel
Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: your opinion if these boots are suitable for the playa
Replies: 45
Views: 8454

Re: your opinion if these boots are suitable for the playa

[quote="SnowBlind"][quote="convenientlust"]While reading the guides on what to wear, I heard that boots with a zipper may accumulate playa dust. [/quote] I had some issues with the zippers on my tent a few years ago. They just got to the point where they were almost impossible to open and close. IBD...
by Rommel
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: dust mask??
Replies: 7
Views: 2896

<snip> The Keffiyah, an Arab head wrap, despite being used forever, is only marginally effective. If you wet them, and then wring them out before wearing them they work much better. When the dust is over, soak them and squeeze the water/playa out of them. When the cloth is damp, it molds to your fac...
by Rommel
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Lemme Ogle your Goggles!
Replies: 142
Views: 27871

Re: do not get ess goggles

It's the shape of the face for some of the more advanced goggles. The ESS Profile works great for me, and the Land Ops works great for my gal. I've seen almost all of them fail, with the exception of the military sun/wind/dust goggles. They have more closed cell foam around the perimeter of the gogg...
by Rommel
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: a question on bull whips...
Replies: 16
Views: 2225

[quote="LittleJack"]Images of Den of Iniquity, Temple of Atonement and that Suspension camp come to mind. Nothing beats the welts across the back left by a skillfully wielded bullwhip. Um, or so I read.... on the, um, Internet....[/quote] The learning curve for a bullwhip is damn steep. Anyone witho...
by Rommel
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Great Shade Structure Source!
Replies: 111
Views: 51045

Re: stakes

[quote="phil"][quote="Bob"]>SNIP< by using heavier stakes, possibly extra stakes & cord, >SNIP< Maybe bring a sturdy bucket you can stand on to reach corner poles. [/quote] Both quoted comments are excellent advice. The stakes for the parawing were just wire about six or eight inches long - I used r...
by Rommel
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Lemme Ogle your Goggles!
Replies: 142
Views: 27871

[quote="teardropper"][url]http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/6/4/1631/ITEM/Smith-SME-Goggles.aspx?SiteID=CSE_Gbase_004&WT.mc_ID=80003&zmam=88421133&zmas=1&zmac=45&zmap=1631[/url] I haven't gotten these yet, ordered them. I talked to Smith, the company, and they said these motocross goggles had f...
by Rommel
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where do I camp?
Replies: 101
Views: 52674

Re: Where do I camp

When you arrive, you'll get a tri-fold with a map of the entire area. If you take it easy, and orient yourself to the map, you'll be sure not to end up in the theme camp area; it's clearly denoted on the map. For the most part, theme camps [u]do not like [/u]waking up to find squaters in their area....
by Rommel
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips on camping and saving money
Replies: 9
Views: 1900

Tips on camping and saving money

over the last few years, the large supermarket in Fernly [sp] has had deals for people heading to the event. They stage allot of these items outside, in the front of the store. It's a good place to grab items you forgot, or have your last decent sushi for the next x days. The have pallets of water a...

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