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by Strata
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?
Replies: 25
Views: 1651

Re: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?

MacGyver's Union -- 7:15 & F

Pandora's Lounge & Fixit Shoppe -- 6 & D

Via the 2018 Unofficial Map
by Strata
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?
Replies: 25
Views: 1651

Re: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?

Awesome topic! Looking forward to the formatted list, will post it in our camp's common shade area!
by Strata
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 13460

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Made my "COUNTDOWN" checklist, which mostly enumerates all the different sets of batteries I need to charge. :-)

Replacement solar panel delivered unexpectedly yesterday, 18 watt "keep the truck battery happy" with charger. So that's nice.
by Strata
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 13460

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Today is Charge All the Things-- my tent and monkey hut lights, my usb power bricks, my impact driver batteries, my camera batteries, and probably something else I haven't thought of yet. Went through my light-up box and inventoried what I'd need for AA and AAA batts for the bike headlights, tail li...
by Strata
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 13460

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Received WAP email from Ticketfly, printed WAPs, stashed with tickets & vehicle pass. It's gettin' real!!
by Strata
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 952626

Re: cooling your tent or van

Folks have had trouble with generators being stolen on-playa-- has anyone had their swamp cooler battery stolen? Or do you keep it in the tent and run the 12v wires out to the swamp cooler? I would hate to go to all the trouble and then have my battery disappear. :-/ The rope or plastic handles on t...
by Strata
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 13460

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Awesome jacket!!

Stayed up way too late last night making my 2018 burning mix. Not a DJ, just putting a playlist together on my ipod to stay alert n awake on the drive to and fro. 10 hours plus of music, lots extra.
by Strata
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What is your floor?
Replies: 24
Views: 3044

Re: What is your floor?

Floor of my aluminet monkey hut is a 15 x 30 foot heavy duty tarp, staked with "playa nails" through the grommets. I have a 5x8 carpet we put our chairs on in the front part, and a long carpet runner going back to the tent, helps take dust off our feet before we get to the bathmat inside the door. T...
by Strata
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Doormat that doesn't shed
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: Doormat that doesn't shed

Microfiber chenille bathmat, just inside the tent door. Doesn't moop!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01HLUNVIO/

Mitts of the same material are really handy for de dusting the inside walls of yr tent and the outside of yr backpack.
by Strata
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 13460

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Hardware store run last weekend, misc stuff including PVC spares for the monkey hut, just in case.
This weekend, demoop the truck bed-- we've been hauling compost and there's still bits of it in there. Not playa colored. Definitely moopy.
by Strata
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Walls made of Shade Cloth?
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: Walls made of Shade Cloth?

I have used shade cloth walls on both Costco carports and EMT conduit shade structures. What I do is anchor them only at the top on the shade structure, and about half way up the nearest set of poles. I also make sure they are loosely anchored. So in strong wind they yield to the wind and flap aroun...
by Strata
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: No Bake Tent Reviews?
Replies: 14
Views: 2847

Re: No Bake Tent Reviews?

Our shiftpod has now been to Saguaro man 2017, burning man 2017, and unscruz 2018. It leaked at Saguaro man, and since I live in the SF Bay Area, I brought it back to shift pod in Napa and told them please fix it. They claim to have fixed it, I certainly see modifications to it, but my backyard isn'...
by Strata
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 13460

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Finished my light up hat project! Six different simple effects controlled by a momentary switch. Here is one.

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by Strata
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 13460

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Sewed a couple of nifty flame patches and an ESD comms patch onto my backpack.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/KxjUTZc2VGJGxpXq7

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(can't seem to get the img tags to work, shows up as a broken graphic icon :-( )
by Strata
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 13460

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

On Sunday, we set up the new bike stand and overhauled both the bikes. All the tires needed air, my bike needed a lot of tweaking of the rear brakes after someone crashed into it last year and bent my rear wheel a little. Not enough that I have to replace it, but enough so that getting a good brake ...
by Strata
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 13460

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Also finished soldering up my neopixels and programming the board for my blinky hat. Next step is to assemble the hat and solder the wires in.
by Strata
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 13460

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

We pulled out the pair of 15 x 20 Aluminet tarps and tied them together on the 20 foot side, giving us a 30 x 20 foot shade layer for the monkey hut (at half the cost of a single huge piece). Then we threaded paracord all along the outer edges for bungee cording to the frame.
by Strata
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 13460

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

First couple of cases of coconut water... burn pack 2018 has started. My living room is resigned to being a staging area as always (no garage, porch is full of camping gear).
by Strata
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 13460

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Ordered a bowling shirt with flames on it, because, well, you know... flames... :-D
by Strata
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 13460

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Started my 2018 activities list... with the eplaya meet & greet, of course! :-D
by Strata
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 13460

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Picked up our tickets at the post office- hadn't been home to sign for them on Saturday. Happiness!
by Strata
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 13460

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Started my blinky lights hat project last weekend. This weekend, figure out why some of lights no blinky. :P
by Strata
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress
Replies: 16
Views: 1739

Re: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress

Forgot to add, the former setup when I camped alone was an REI folding cot and a thermarest pad. So that works great too, just less fun for two.
by Strata
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress
Replies: 16
Views: 1739

Re: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress

I use an inch thick el cheapo memory type foam pad over the Coleman queen size air mattress. Provides great insulation and a little insurance against sharp elbows vs the air mattress. Rolls up very manageably, and the texture of the foam keeps the bottom sheet from sliding around.
by Strata
Mon May 28, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Tell us about your awesome jewelry project!
Replies: 9
Views: 2934

Re: Tell us about your awesome jewelry project!

Those are fabulous!! Congrats on both the idea and the execution.
by Strata
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar charging controller for truck battery: PWM vs MPPT?
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Solar charging controller for truck battery: PWM vs MPPT?

Looking for some playa wisdom on our current conundrum: Our 2004 Nissan Titan was kept in storage with a small solar battery charging setup for about a year and 4 months. All was well, it would start right up when we visited it. At some point the panel failed, and our battery went flat-- we know the...
by Strata
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sizing a Monkeyhut.
Replies: 6
Views: 2032

Re: Sizing a Monkeyhut.

https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1W0CXiHPXcFMKcuFtii2sp3OODwIxqLTmx1mNsDBkaAA/ The above link is a diagram of the monkey hut I built last year in 2017 to enclose a shift pod and have a patio kitchen area with chairs and shade. I used an enclosing sleeve to add height to the rib arches so that the ...
by Strata
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: This time I'm gonna...
Replies: 31
Views: 3172

Re: This time I'm gonna...

...stay in the Sands Regency with the Barbie death Village peeps instead of Motel 6! Just made my reservation!
by Strata
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 13460

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Made my incoming hotel reservation!
by Strata
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 13460

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

danibel, that's fabulous-- makes camp meals SO MUCH EASIER. I like to seal and freeze individual servings so folks can rummage in the freezer and grab something whenever. If I get time-crunched before the burn, I get chinese or indian takeout and seal-n-freeze that. Garlic eggplant, kungpao chicken,...

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