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by Hoolie
Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Live webcam this year?
Replies: 53
Views: 4233

Re: Live webcam this year?

The well deserved snark stands on merit. When someone with two posts to their name comes to the board and calls folks jerks and generally out of their name, acts like he is gods gift of some grandeur, they get slapped down. I don't care if your solving world hunger or curing cancer, when you are ru...
by Hoolie
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My homemade shower
Replies: 19
Views: 1413

Re: My homemade shower

That is looking very nice.
by Hoolie
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My Playa Shower
Replies: 51
Views: 26751

Re: My Playa Shower

@Hoolie, just wanted to thank you for posting this great design. I bought all the parts today for my own 4' x 4' copy! Cool. I just checked it out on your other thread. Looks great. Finished. Nice one too. I like the orange fabric. Here is our camps shower and evap pond. We had 47 people in our cam...
by Hoolie
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My homemade shower
Replies: 19
Views: 1413

Re: My homemade shower

Oh, it's so roomy. Looks great, jfeaz. Glad I could provide some inspiration.
by Hoolie
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: best kind of beer for the playa?
Replies: 86
Views: 5133

Re: best kind of beer for the playa?

Isn't it obvious?

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by Hoolie
Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade Structure Feedback needed.
Replies: 16
Views: 1473

Re: Shade Structure Feedback needed.

Looks great. You made a very nice space there, and it does look extremely sturdy.
by Hoolie
Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2014 increase in foreigners?
Replies: 18
Views: 792

Re: 2014 increase in foreigners?

I read on the Burning Blog that an influx of overseas visitors was a contributing factor in the Will Call fiasco: The contributing factors include the number of tickets that are sold electronically and require a check-in. Those include...the increasing number of tickets sold to international partici...
by Hoolie
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 26125

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

eplaya is no place to discuss the Burning Man event. Take it somewhere else, people!
by Hoolie
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 26125

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

unjonharley wrote:My heart go's out to the posters on this thread.. That they have to spend so much time watching and complaining about how others burn.. You are missing more than I

Odd comment coming from someone who is approaching 10,000 posts here.
by Hoolie
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade Considerations for Solo Camping via Burner Express
Replies: 44
Views: 7074

Re: Shade Considerations for Solo Camping via Burner Express

Nice. I can see with that setup that rainwater would be diverted to the low corners and drain well away from the tent.
by Hoolie
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 26125

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

[jim] wrote:the burly dudes we saw (probably armed) would probably beat a lot of funny into you.

They are no match for Lord Humungus and his Dogs of War.
by Hoolie
Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 26125

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

basically that whole area didn't have a single 'theme camp', unless the theme was 'stay the fuck out' :lol: It would be funny if a big group of "outsiders" dressed up as medieval knights and attempted to "storm the castles." Or perhaps a mutant vehicle type confrontation: http:/...
by Hoolie
Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 26125

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

The preponderance of fat tire bikes is mostly due to their recent shift from niche mountain bikes to mass-produced Wally bikes. The fat tire trend was spurred several years ago by companies like Surly, who makes great bikes, but a fully outfitted Surly fat tire bike was (and still is) around $1500 o...
by Hoolie
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp Envy 2014
Replies: 90
Views: 4352

Re: Camp Envy 2014

Pretty.
by Hoolie
Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp Envy 2014
Replies: 90
Views: 4352

Re: Camp Envy 2014

The Black Rock Observatory concept: Tom Varden dome design: Gregg Fleischman lighting consultant: P_P http://www.blackrockobservatory.com/ Arrgh, you're killing me. That is so cool, and located in my favorite place, the deep playa. Hoping they will return next year! PS: Nice shout-out to Tyson &...
by Hoolie
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp Envy 2014
Replies: 90
Views: 4352

Re: Camp Envy 2014

Went to my first burn in 2000, but have returned only four times since then, so naturally I have spent several burns with Camp Envy in recent years. You guys are the best. The stream seems to be hit & miss at the moment, but it looks great when it's up. (Playa surface is looking a bit rough this...
by Hoolie
Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Simple Morning Shade for Small Backpacking Tent
Replies: 46
Views: 16947

Re: Simple Morning Shade for Small Backpacking Tent

I run this knot through grommets all the time. I prefer it because it's adjustable, but a bowline would be fine too, particularly if you have an adjustable knot at the other end.
by Hoolie
Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Simple Morning Shade for Small Backpacking Tent
Replies: 46
Views: 16947

Re: Simple Morning Shade for Small Backpacking Tent

Just to reiterate, a good knot is important for this shade setup. Here's the one I use:

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by Hoolie
Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Knots! Show me your Knots!
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Knots! Show me your Knots!

The taut-line hitch. My entire camp is held down by this knot. It's also great for securing loads on your vehicle.

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by Hoolie
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My Playa Shower
Replies: 51
Views: 26751

Re: My Playa Shower

OK. Here is my Playa shower. The bin at the bottom slides out to be emptied into the Evapotron. The ground supports are held on place with 14" lag bolts. Looks great, roundabout. I really wish mine had some color. Using materials on hand is cheaper and environmentally friendly, but it can limi...
by Hoolie
Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camping Table and Bike Question
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: Camping Table and Bike Question

If your monkey hut is East-West, the things inside are not super likely likely to move if they have any weight to them (the strongest wind comes from the SW, but technically can come from any direction) but it can't hurt to stake things if you have everything accessible that you need. I've never st...
by Hoolie
Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Simple Morning Shade for Small Backpacking Tent
Replies: 46
Views: 16947

Re: Simple Morning Shade for Small Backpacking Tent

Hoolie - How are the poles prevented from moving around? Are they partially underground (i.e. you dug a hole)? Sorry for the late response. The poles are not dug in. They are held in place simply by tension, from the guylines and from the tarp itself. This is why it's important to use strong stakes...
by Hoolie
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My Playa Shower
Replies: 51
Views: 26751

Re: My Playa Shower

I wasn't even thinking about the wind, I just really liked the engineering. Now I'm even more impressed. Cool! We have a two room Yurt and the shower is in the one with 6' walls. (Complete with instant hot water. ;) ) Consequently, we never have to worry about wind or the time of day or night we mi...
by Hoolie
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My Playa Shower
Replies: 51
Views: 26751

Re: My Playa Shower

Bah. Dupe post.
by Hoolie
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My Playa Shower
Replies: 51
Views: 26751

Re: My Playa Shower

Thanks again. I see that shipping is about 5 times the cost of the 4 caps. :shock: But at least I know where to get them. Wow, I'm sure I didn't pay that much for shipping. This was some years ago though. Maybe try searching for another vendor via google or ebay. I have the best luck by searching &...
by Hoolie
Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My Playa Shower
Replies: 51
Views: 26751

Re: My Playa Shower

One more quick question. What did you use for those small pieces you screwed to the pallet? Yeah, I had to special order those online. http://pvcfittingsdirect.com/ Schedule 40 Specific Fittings: https://pvcfittingsdirect.com/pvc-fittings-schedule-40/ Here are end caps, "flat and domed." ...
by Hoolie
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Porn!
Replies: 137
Views: 11847

Re: Bike Porn!

My bike porn is not very impressive, but I'm posting it to bump this thread. I built this bike out of spare parts, and it's been to the playa four times now. It has everything I think a basic playa bike should have: Single Speed Low-ish Gearing (for easier pedaling and powering thru dunes) Reliable ...
by Hoolie
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle help!
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Bicycle help!

ACfromSAC wrote:Jerks lock up yellowbikes left and right, definitely not dependable.

Yup. The only yellow bikes I see out there are in motion.
by Hoolie
Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle help!
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Bicycle help!

Check it out: The 2X2 Cycles Motorcycle Bicycle Rack http://www.gizmag.com/2x2-cycles-motorcycle-bicycle-rack/24465/ http://2x2cycles.com/product/motorcycle-bicycle-rack/ Just like roof racks for cars though, they don't come cheap. Beyond that, I'd suggest a motorcycle trailer. I think the aluminum ...
by Hoolie
Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade Considerations for Solo Camping via Burner Express
Replies: 44
Views: 7074

Re: Shade Considerations for Solo Camping via Burner Express

If you go for the minimalist setup, it's helpful to have a nice, breathable, wide-brimmed hat for when you're puttering about camp in the heat of the day.

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