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by Tafkah
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: Lost Key Fob with 2 keys and small Swiss army knife
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Lost Key Fob with 2 keys and small Swiss army knife

If anyone has found this, please contact me at lisasanders123@gmail.com

Thank you ! ! !
by Tafkah
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ticket Order - Delivery Method Glitch?
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Ticket Order - Delivery Method Glitch?

I selected "USPS Signature Confirmation" for our delivery method, but the Ticketfly Order Confirmation says "Delivery Method - Will Call"

Anyone else have this issue?
Is it possible to change delivery method to USPS?
Thanks!
by Tafkah
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Georgie Boy Placement Sucked Ass
Replies: 34
Views: 3427

Georgie Boy Placement Sucked Ass

Georgie Boy was the art installation at the center of the 3:00 Plaza. People could push the button to watch robotic Georgie Boy perform one of his 8 scenes. The robotics and design were interesting for a few minutes, but the audio drove everyone on the plaza crazy. Georgie Boy blathered 24/7 with hi...
by Tafkah
Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: What do I do with my bacon grease?
Replies: 70
Views: 10284

Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Bacon grease is the BEST thing you can put on your dry, cracked feet. Seriously.
by Tafkah
Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: 2011 Theme Camps
Topic: $20 For In-and-Outs before gates open?
Replies: 7
Views: 1073

$20 For In-and-Outs before gates open?

Before the gates open at midnight Sunday, several of us need to make a run from the playa back to Empire to get another load of stuff from our storage unit there. Yes, we all have early arrival passes.

Anyone know if the gate folks will charge us $20 each for in-and-out passes?

Thanks,
by Tafkah
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: $500 reward for return of stolen bike
Replies: 70
Views: 8155

Snakepit/bait bike Project

Here's a couple ideas for the Snakepit/bait bike project: Idea 1 Put a modified bike speedometer on the bike, rigged so when the needle hits 5mph, it makes electrical contact and zaps the thief with a tazer attached to the handlebars. Idea 2 Attach 25 feet of thin aircraft cable to the frame and att...
by Tafkah
Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: Join Lazy Burners! - Bringing Luxury to the Playa
Replies: 35
Views: 19104

Will Lazy Burners supply the party favors? No, I'm not talking about funny hats and whistles.
by Tafkah
Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Seeking details about mousetrap explosion (Monday?)
Replies: 38
Views: 8631

My friend Paradox was at the mousetrap when they dropped the safe on the propane tanks. Sounds like everyone there was warned of the danger, and she hid behind something solid. She said one of the guys performing the stunt got hit with shrapnel.
by Tafkah
Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:47 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: video projector housing
Replies: 8
Views: 2491

The whole box doesn't need to be made of glass, just where the projector lens is. Make a wooded box with a tight fitting hinged top and a small glass window. Install a fan with a replaceable filter. Run your electrical cord out of a hole in the box (sealed). Test it on a hot night before taking it t...
by Tafkah
Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Glowies, Blinkies, UVies & Other Illuminations
Replies: 845
Views: 210537

Check out the inverter section at www.coolight.com.

And you can call or email them if you need advice.

Good Luck!
by Tafkah
Sun May 29, 2005 8:33 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Quiet generators
Replies: 99
Views: 32029

I bought a Honda EU1000 and a EU2000 from this place in Ukiah.

http://www.motosportsofukiah.com/

You have to call them to get the prices, but they were the cheapest I could find anywhere.

Good Luck!
by Tafkah
Thu May 19, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: The Peaceful Generation of Energy
Replies: 12
Views: 2139

Quiet Generators

The Burning man site has great general information on generators. http://www.burningman.com/preparation/event_survival/generators.html Suggestion Number One is: "Bring the quietest generator you can afford, and the smallest that will meet your actual needs. Larger generators are more difficult to tr...
by Tafkah
Mon May 02, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Mist cooling
Replies: 45
Views: 12892

I've used a 3 gallon Lawn & Garden sprayer for my mist system and it works great. The only problem I've had is that the nozzles plug up and start to drip. Then you have puddles of water under each dripping nozzle. Water filters don't seem to help much because the playa dust is so tiny it just go...
by Tafkah
Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Please share experience with Swamp Coolers
Replies: 14
Views: 4061

John, You might be very dissipointed with this one. http://www.air-n-water.com/product/SF609R.html I reccommend one that moves a lot of air through your structure, instead of recirculating the air already inside. Swamp coolers work by taking dry warm air and evaporating water to make cool, somewhat ...
by Tafkah
Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Dining at Burning Man
Replies: 193
Views: 43929

Tasty Bites.

We made a playa dinner for 50 people last year with Tasty Bites. I ordered them from tastybite.com Yummy.
by Tafkah
Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: BRINGING A GENERATOR??????
Replies: 13
Views: 6483

Required reading for anyone bringing a generator:

http://www.burningman.com/preparation/e ... ators.html

The little Honda EU series generators are awesome! Super quiet, low exhaust emissions, low gas consumption and very reliable.
by Tafkah
Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Please share experience with Swamp Coolers
Replies: 14
Views: 4061

We've used a 3000 cfm swamp cooler for our 12 foot radius dome the last 2 years. It works GREAT. Lots of air flow, no dust, and 20 degrees cooler inside. Just like this: http://www.championcooler.com/eac/index_eac_res.htm We use two 55 gallon barrels of water to feed it. We bribe the potable water t...
by Tafkah
Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:18 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Over-hydration anyone?
Replies: 35
Views: 8278

Emergen-C has electrolytes

Emergen-C has lots of electrolytes and trace minerals:

Sodium - 60 mg
Potassium - 200 mg
Magnesium - 60 mg
Calcium - 50 mg
Zink - 2 mg
Manganese - 1 mg
Chromium - 10 mcg

And just 5 grams of sugar.

I put a packet in my water bottle once a day and it works like a charm.
by Tafkah
Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Honda generator user's trick.
Replies: 30
Views: 14249

External Fuel Tank

Last year, I made two of the external fuel tanks like the Captain suggested for our camps Honda EU1000 & EU2000 generators. Thanks, Captain! They worked well except a couple times the generators stopped, apparantly running out of gas. I guess we had a kink or maybe a small air leak in the fuel l...
by Tafkah
Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next years Theme
Replies: 113
Views: 21084

Theme: Nothingness

I caught Larry Harvey in a bar in the upper Haight last week. I asked him what the theme for 05 might be. He first said he couldn't tell me, but after I bought him a couple drinks, he started to loosen up, and eventually told me. He said the theme will be "Into the Void". Nothingness. Nihilism. Ever...
by Tafkah
Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:35 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The Yahoo Factor: Close the Gates Early
Replies: 39
Views: 8605

Personally, I think the benefits of closing the gates early far outweigh the negatives. And I strongly suspect that most of the veteran burners who can't be there until Friday will somehow find a way to get there Thursday. But we'll never get everyone to agree to a rule change like this on this foru...
by Tafkah
Tue Aug 24, 2004 7:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best way to reinforce grommets on a silver tarp?
Replies: 13
Views: 5276

When one of my gromets geets loose, I remove it, sew some more tarp material to both sides, and install a new gromet. The silver tarp material from Harbor Freight is pretty strong.
by Tafkah
Sun Aug 15, 2004 4:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best way to cover logos on a Rental Cargo Van
Replies: 6
Views: 1938

All you need is a paint roller, paint tray and water.

Mix playa dust with water and "paint" the side of the U-Haul.

The playa paint will easily wash off with a water hose.

While you're at it, paint all the logos in your neighborhood. It's fun!
by Tafkah
Fri Aug 13, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: used boat sails as dome cover?
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

One Way to Make Dome Panels

I made panels for my 24' dome with heavy duty silver tarps from Harborfreight.com Each panel covers several triangles and grommets onto bolts ends which stick outward from my dome. I also sewed velcro onto the edges so adjoining panels will stick together and make it more weather tight. To determine...
by Tafkah
Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:07 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Honda generator user's trick.
Replies: 30
Views: 14249

Honda EU2000 Generator Parallel Operation

Hi, We're planning to buy 2 of the super quiet Honda EU2000 generators to power sound and light in our Lounge. We need 3000 watts total. Here's the plan: Buy or make a set of parallel cables (the kind with banana plugs on each end) So the Hondas are almost performing like one bigger generator. I say...
by Tafkah
Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Theft
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Bike Theft Idea

In 2002, someone stole my bike and my friends bike Friday night at center camp. The rumor going around was that someone left the playa with a big truck full of stolen bikes that year. Here's an idea. Place a transmitter on a bike and "plant" the bike at center camp. When it disappears, track it down...
by Tafkah
Fri Sep 26, 2003 9:28 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: pacific dome living and comfort
Replies: 15
Views: 4005

We had a 3,000 cfm swamp cooler on our 24 foot diameter OM dome this year (with cut-to-fit panels made from silver tarp material) It worked great. Only used 2 barrels of water for the week and kept the inside cool and dust free. The only problem was that it became so popular during the heat of the d...
by Tafkah
Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:14 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Close the Gates on Thursday !
Replies: 99
Views: 20312

Close the Gates on Thursday !

It seems to me that many of the ills facing Burning Man could be cured simply by closing the gates on Thursday morning. No one gets in after then (except in & outs and BM staff). Of course you could leave anytime you want. Just think how many yahoos that would dissuade from coming. Imagine the beaut...

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