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by yellowdog
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WTF
Replies: 1658
Views: 142305

Re: WTF

by yellowdog
Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 837751

Re: cooling your tent or van

Figjam, you are a genius! Thank you for noticing my original posting of the gargage can swamp cooler(invented by my friend Amber) and for improving and unleashing the concept onto the imaginations of other innovators. I will make a huge effort to meet you in 2012. Please allow me to treat you to a c...
by yellowdog
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme
Topic: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes
Replies: 195
Views: 29277

Re: Unlikely Burning Man 2012 Themes

Burning Man 2012- Whatever...
by yellowdog
Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MY FAVORITE VIDEO (TODAY) IS...
Replies: 3326
Views: 318935

Burning it old school in Utah
http://vimeo.com/24039562
by yellowdog
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WTF
Replies: 1658
Views: 142305

Anyway, back to WTF:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTTwcCVajAc&feature=share[/youtube][youtube][/youtube]
by yellowdog
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 837751

Thread bump: 1)because you need to start working on this NOW (gentle nudge to procrastinators) 2) to re-post my original plans http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Evaporative-Cooler-swamp-cooler/?ALLSTEPS that inspired Figjam's brilliant version 3)because you will be SO happy to have something ...
by yellowdog
Wed May 25, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Portable Solar Evaporative Cooler Plans
Replies: 11
Views: 16388

See this thread http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=33842&highlight=cooling+van for further refinements and group-think. I believe all your questions will be answered.
by yellowdog
Wed May 18, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What's better 6 inch or 9 inch bungee balls, and how many?
Replies: 8
Views: 2724

What Phil said. I have a non-Costco type, maybe different sized tubing than yours, but I end up using both 4 inch and 6 inch. Experiment before you commit. you want the tarp tight to shed wind, but with enough give in the bungees to not rip out the grommets. Having two sizes allows me to make it jus...
by yellowdog
Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Coming late in the week, bad idea or terrible idea?
Replies: 78
Views: 5110

if we show up late, is there still space available? Yes. Most likely towards the outer rings. Which tend to be somewhat (relatively) quieter, anyway. Or, you could always attend the nearest Regional event, make friends, and some of them may save you a space in their camp and be there to welcome you...
by yellowdog
Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Coming late in the week, bad idea or terrible idea?
Replies: 78
Views: 5110

What if they arrived in the middle of a huge dust storm? Good point, except that this can happen at any time. 2008 saw a long line of people leaving on the first Monday due these very conditions. They were planning on staying the whole week, and left the first day. I wouldn't recommend planning, or...
by yellowdog
Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Coming late in the week, bad idea or terrible idea?
Replies: 78
Views: 5110

Sigh. I really hate to confuse the issue, since you seem to have come to a decision that your children are more important than Burning Man. I couldn't agree more with you about THAT. But...even if you were only at Burning Man for 24 hours, you would know if you 1) never want to go again(it happens) ...
by yellowdog
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WTF
Replies: 1658
Views: 142305

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQm7YpxgOnA[/youtube]
by yellowdog
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: MOOP Map
Replies: 32
Views: 4857

Best MOOP I found this year: a half-pack of American Spirits cigarettes Very Happy! In the middle of the street late one night & picked the box up...waited...looked around (still no one)...annnd I gladly "disposed" of them in my lungs properly Ingesting Moop: taking LNT to a whooole '...
by yellowdog
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Help me respond to this
Replies: 67
Views: 7462

This is one of the most thought -provoking threads yet (intentionally or not). re. DIY vs paying for a package: is it the same to spend $2000 on a Carnival cruise vs $2000 on a Crossroads Bike Tour of China? No. One requires dedication, preparation, training and effort. It's about the journey, not t...
by yellowdog
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Not Going? What Are You Doing Instead?
Replies: 11
Views: 1163

Nedfest- a low key music fest in the mountains of Colorado,near the old Caribou recording studio (Elton John-Caribou, Supertramp-Even in the Quietest Moments were recorded there).
by yellowdog
Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 837751

Safest way would be to freeze water in milk jugs for your cooler ice. That way, no chance of contamination from cooler items. And, you have cold water to drink as it melts, as well as safe swamp cooler water. Last year we used alum (it clumps particulates and they fall to the bottom)(just about a te...
by yellowdog
Sat May 22, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 837751

Here's another thread with some more responses and ideas http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=32613&highlight= I'd bet you could get used computer fans for free from a computer repair shop/service and mount 4 side by side in a square configuration if you wanted to go super low-cost. beho...
by yellowdog
Thu May 20, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 837751

I posted that trash can swamp cooler on Instructables http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Evaporative-Cooler-swamp-cool er/ and I love your idea, Figjam. Your cooler is smaller, more transportable, cheaper to make and lower power consumption. Very key attributes. We made ours based partly on wh...
by yellowdog
Wed May 05, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Writing a paper on Burning Man
Replies: 73
Views: 8621

I have little knowledge on environmental impact, almost as little as I do on Burningman.I am thinking that maybe a good starting point would be trash, it seems like Burningman would generate a lot of trash, right? and even though I am aware of leave no trace, what is done about the trash when peopl...
by yellowdog
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Do you pronounce it "BURNING Man" or "Burning
Replies: 17
Views: 2613

Ha! I've always heard, and pronounced it, BURNING man. (BTW,I've only been going 6 years.) A friend, (who has gone once about 4 years ago)(and really enjoyed it), has always pronounced it burningMAN. With no stop in between. And it really bugs me that she does so. I suppose BURNING man sounds more a...
by yellowdog
Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How does your evaporator work?
Replies: 14
Views: 1713

IMHO, people who say evap ponds work great were never the last ones in camp who had to break it down. Sweat, dead skin, used toothpaste, spit, ass funk, etc. sitting in warm water (plus copious playa dust) for a week = a mess you do not want to deal with. Suggestion: get some used 5 gal buckets with...
by yellowdog
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: Playaflies
Replies: 18
Views: 8730

Danibel, Although I am not part of the Playafly originators, I believe that there are not really any kits. However, everything you need is in the Make Me a Playafly instructions. I did it, having no experience or skills. Ended up costing about $150 each in supplies. They are TONS of fun to have and ...
by yellowdog
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Um, GIANT FREAKING SPIDERS?!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 5874

Why do you think everyone stays up all night and roams around? They sure as hell aren't gonna go sleep in some flimsy tent at night with GIANT FREAKIN SPIDERS around!


And, of course, thats also why everyone tells you to bring lots of lights with you at night.
by yellowdog
Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Sophomore Megalomania":share your stories
Replies: 18
Views: 3503

We also fell asleep in flagrante and when i woke up to the natuiral chilly ass snooze alarm to find people walking by and commenting "Oh how cute" because we still had cans tied to us a la "Just Married"... Covered in dust, you must have looked like some kind of art installation...
by yellowdog
Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Sophomore Megalomania":share your stories
Replies: 18
Views: 3503

Robbie Dobbs is someone else

Sorry, my bad.
rapier wit and a tongue like a cat-O-ninetails

Yes, I've noticed.
futilely deploys Deflector Shields
by yellowdog
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: "Sophomore Megalomania":share your stories
Replies: 18
Views: 3503

"Sophomore Megalomania":share your stories

thanks to Robbie Dobbs for giving it a name. Sophomore Megalomania. You know that feeling after the first year, when you're gonna bring a bitchin' art car/bar, build the most mind-blowing art piece ever (with no resources), AND have the awesomest 24-7 theme camp playing psy-trance Grateful Dead remi...
by yellowdog
Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Art on the burning man
Replies: 4
Views: 776

sophmore meglomania It has a name! Seems to be a pretty universal reaction. In fact, I think I'll start a new topic about this. Oh, and Dajourney, it IS about the journey, of course. Good luck with this, whether your art makes it to the playa or not. Forge ahead! Of course, getting it there is just...
by yellowdog
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burning Man Art Cars recreated in Spore
Replies: 6
Views: 1726

Way cool! FYI, Unknown Name #1 is the Funk Yeah!. And the Fire Organ is also known as Satan's Calliope.
by yellowdog
Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Portable Solar Evaporative Cooler Plans
Replies: 11
Views: 16388

Thanks! Power is always an issue. You've got our wheels turning for tweaking a re-design!
by yellowdog
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Quick question regarding Costco carport shade structure
Replies: 27
Views: 7898

Since high winds are unpredictable on the playa So pay attention to the prevailing wind direction when setting up, and when orienting your structure. Also, consider prevailing afternoon sun direction and utilization of available shade before staking down. Sounds logical, but is easy to overlook in ...

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