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by motskyroonmatick
Tue May 15, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Looking for camp lead
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Looking for camp lead

I got a good chuckle out of that. :)
by motskyroonmatick
Sat May 12, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 45
Views: 1737

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

Have there been a bunch of reports of the 1" EMT style structures failing because of the strong winds on the Playa? I've heard of numerous instances and personally seen a few where 3/4" conduit structures have failed in high wind. Very little stories of 1" structures failing once ass...
by motskyroonmatick
Fri May 11, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 45
Views: 1737

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

EMT comes in 10 foot lengths. My square tubing shade 1/16th wall max unsupported length is 13 feet and is fragile and susceptible to bending at that length. I have sleeved EMT to get it to 15 feet successfully with a 5' sleeve made from fence rail the EMT slides in to.
by motskyroonmatick
Fri May 04, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Danger is in Burning Man's Culture
Replies: 20
Views: 1700

Re: Danger is in Burning Man's Culture

That Speed Cult Rollercoaster is still my all time favorite!!!!!
by motskyroonmatick
Fri May 04, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 45
Views: 1737

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

I think I mostly use the 6" ones but having a few of the 9" ones might come in handy. 1" ratchet straps will work well. They need to be about 1/4 longer than the distance your shade is off the ground so that when they are deployed at an angle they will have the right length and some a...
by motskyroonmatick
Tue May 01, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 45
Views: 1737

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

Buy one of these for cutting down the 1" pipes. Relatively easy to use and moop free. Be careful with the inside edges they will be made sharp. http://toolguyd.com/how-to-use-a-rotary-tubing-pipe-cutter/ It's $24 on that jungle/river named website. Expensive if you only use it to make six cuts...
by motskyroonmatick
Tue May 01, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 45
Views: 1737

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

Buy one of these for cutting down the 1" pipes. Relatively easy to use and moop free. Be careful with the inside edges they will be made sharp.

http://toolguyd.com/how-to-use-a-rotary ... pe-cutter/
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Mini Fridge? Chest Fridge? What's your zero-ice solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: Mini Fridge? Chest Fridge? What's your zero-ice solution?

Medium sized top door Chest Freezer with a cooling thermostat in line on power cord set 34 to 38 degrees F. Keeps beer cold and no ice needed. We use generator power but could be ran off of solar and deep cycles but for an incredibly higher expense than just buying ice and a good cooler. If it would...
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Advice for building things that shall be burnt
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Advice for building things that shall be burnt

In my experience air flow is the key to a good burn and large timbers take a really long time to burn. Glue Laminated Beams are usually self extinguishing unless exposed to continuous fire. If heavy structural elements are needed consider making them in a box form with inlets for fire and air or out...
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Driving from PacNW
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Driving from PacNW

I've done this route at least 14 times both directions. It is a country road that has not been brought up to what one might call current engineering standards. It is narrow with no shoulders to speak of. Only pull off the road in improved areas. There will be decreasing radius turns, blind corners a...
by motskyroonmatick
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: If you are driving from the Pacific Northwest a place to rest for free.
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: If you are driving from the Pacific Northwest a place to rest for free.

What a wonderful gift and thanks for providing it again!!! I've always just shown up and its been fine and I think this is how it goes normally. There is a loop road with pull throughs in the middle so pause after the gate to get your bearings a little and choose a spot to pull in and park. A quick ...
by motskyroonmatick
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Small group looking to join/organize a theme camp
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Small group looking to join/organize a theme camp

BRCW&R is low total obligation and low in camp shared expenses. Were a repair camp so being a Handy Little Fucker is nice but not required. We mostly fix bikes but there is no repair we wont take on unless we know it's absolutely hopeless. My main goal with camp is having a good place for people...
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Looking for the right skilled-trades burners for a truly one-of-a-kind camp, the Flint Fix-It Fort...
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Looking for the right skilled-trades burners for a truly one-of-a-kind camp, the Flint Fix-It Fort...

Burners are really appreciative of repair camps. If you do this you will save/make many a burners burn and that's a really great gift. I am mayor of a repair camp so I am not looking to join up but I have a few recommendations. Bring an extra of every breakable vital tool you bring. 2 is 1 and 1 is ...
by motskyroonmatick
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Ratchet straps or used climbing rope?
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: Ratchet straps or used climbing rope?

All my shade structures are steel and have not worn through any paracord yet attaching to the structure or the lag bolt chains.
by motskyroonmatick
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Ratchet straps or used climbing rope?
Replies: 12
Views: 600

Re: Ratchet straps or used climbing rope?

I use paracord on everything that I tie down. Some of my over zealous camp mates use ratchet straps that attach to the nice paracord loops I make that hook on to the lag bolt chains. :) I go through about a roll of paracord every 2 years most through shade expansion.
by motskyroonmatick
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: JRS - Has it lost steam?
Replies: 20
Views: 921

Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Ratty wrote:Yes. I barely care when it comes anymore. It's as if it's written for someone else.


I feel that way too but I still skim it as is my Mayoral duty.
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Sizing a Solar set up to meet the demand of a device?
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Sizing a Solar set up to meet the demand of a device?

Here's a real world scenario for you. I ran an evaporator for a camp of 3 having minimal showers off of a Harbor Freight Solar panel setup. The only thing ran was a low amperage 12 volt DC bilge pump lifting water 4' to the top of the evaporator. It worked perfectly and the battery did not run out o...
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: How to optimize plugging into camp power when parked
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: How to optimize plugging into camp power when parked

Can you divide your circuits outside the generator box so that your in camp circuits get unplugged from the on the move circuits and you tie in to camp power with an extension cord? Once you want to roll out you unplug the extension cord and then plug that back in to the main generator powered circu...
by motskyroonmatick
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Alumicloth - Verdict?
Replies: 28
Views: 2599

Re: Alumicloth - Verdict?

I was aware I was paying a premium but in the home stretch I needed a product with as much a guarantee of fitness I could get and that's why I chose the place with a huge amount of experience making custom shade. In the future I'm going to purchase the raw shade fabric and then have a local shade pl...
by motskyroonmatick
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Alumicloth - Verdict?
Replies: 28
Views: 2599

Re: Alumicloth - Verdict?

Cool!
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Alumicloth - Verdict?
Replies: 28
Views: 2599

Re: Alumicloth - Verdict?

I'm shopping for a 20x24 aluminet tarp also. Mind sharing where you ended up getting it at how much? Private message if you think it wouldn't be ok to post. I got a 20'x30' 80% aluminet shade cloth with reinforced taped edges, grommets every 2 feet and 2 grommets on each corner 4" from the cor...
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Hybrid cars on the playa??
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: Hybrid cars on the playa??

I've put over 100 miles on my Prius out on the black rock with zero precautions. Still works fine. It's my daily driver.
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Is theft common?
Replies: 14
Views: 1221

Re: Is theft common?

I've been to 14 consecutive burns and have not had anything stolen. I do lock up my bike and generator and stow away appealing things on the big burn nights. That being said unlocked bikes have been stolen right out of our bike racks before. Always lock your bike when not in use.
by motskyroonmatick
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: DGS instructions go out yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 884

Re: DGS instructions go out yet?

Same here!!!! :) YAY!
by motskyroonmatick
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best thing you ever saw
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Re: Best thing you ever saw

I've got to agree that Uchronia was really spectacular. The scale was phenomenal and the construction technique was kinda iffy. The music was terrible but that was great in that it was more of an experience than say having the entire place filled with ravers. The lighting was phenomenal and the burn...
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best thing you ever saw
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Re: Best thing you ever saw

The fire ball of Crude Awakening with the huge metal sculptures in front and people in the crowd screaming in fear and jubilation. (one of them)
by motskyroonmatick
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 2017 Google Map
Replies: 17
Views: 1243

Re: 2017 Google Map

lucky420 wrote:Yep but not on my crazy iPad/iPhone. Maybe I need the app?


One of my camp members found that mobile devices show multiple years by zooming in and out.
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 2017 Google Map
Replies: 17
Views: 1243

Re: 2017 Google Map

TT120 wrote:It's showing my 2017 camp. It's early in the week because in the pic, our 2nd evap pond hasn't been assembled yet.
Yeah the thought struck me that it might be early after I posted.

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