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by Strata
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Rotomolded coolers: any special tips?
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Rotomolded coolers: any special tips?

Thanks for all the good replies. I am camping in a converted shuttle bus, and my cooler sits on the passenger seat. The windows are all covered with reflectix so it is out of the sun and off the ground. I guess I will continue my habit of wrapping it with a moving blanket, but it sounds like putting...
by Strata
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Rotomolded coolers: any special tips?
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Rotomolded coolers: any special tips?

I decided to spring for one of the rotomolded coolers, a Yeti clone. With regular coolers, I have wrapped them in a blanket to help preserve the cold, and have lined them with a mylar space blanket. Is that necessary with a rotomolded cooler? I am sure it wouldn't hurt, but it's kind of a pain, so I...
by Strata
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2019 One Item A Day For Burning Man
Replies: 62
Views: 8827

Re: 2019 One Item A Day For Burning Man

We put both the bikes up on the stand today and did misc maintenance-- lubing the chain, adjusting the brakes, testing the EL wire, etc. Learned WAY more about adjusting persnickity v-brakes than I ever wanted to know.
by Strata
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2019 One Item A Day For Burning Man
Replies: 62
Views: 8827

Re: 2019 One Item A Day For Burning Man

Added little cans of v8 (me) and spicy v8 (him) to our drinks stash. Went up to Sacramento to see a shortie school bus that didn't turn out to be right for me. Called a guy about another shortie school bus and made an airplane reservation to go see it. It's a long shot to get it registered under CA ...
by Strata
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Which Tent and Shade should I go for? (Tent Kodiak for sure)
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Which Tent and Shade should I go for? (Tent Kodiak for sure)

I've had good luck with a double layer of aluminet on my monkey hut. Good shade and very little wind load.
by Strata
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 10399

Re: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2019

Where can you park a larger vehicle (25 foot camper) at The Sands? When I was there last year I saw a small parking lot where I snagged a space, but this year (I hope) I will have a larger vehicle. [Realized I could answer my own question by looking at a satellite photo of The Sands, and discovered ...
by Strata
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2019 One Item A Day For Burning Man
Replies: 62
Views: 8827

Re: 2019 One Item A Day For Burning Man

Purchased and packed-- my 12 pack of 5-hour energy. Not that I go through that much, but it's good to have around. :-) Washed all the dishes, repacked into more compact storage (yay), bought and packed our decadent breakfast stuff-- oatmeal, dried cherries, pecan halves, evaporated milk. Might not s...
by Strata
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!
Replies: 101
Views: 10712

Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Aaand.... placement stuff is happening, so do we have coordinates for this year's location now?
by Strata
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2019 One Item A Day For Burning Man
Replies: 62
Views: 8827

Re: 2019 One Item A Day For Burning Man

Approved the artwork for my patch order for 2019! They had to modify what I sent in, because the resolution was too high for an embroidered patch, and a woven patch was 2 times as expensive.
by Strata
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 10399

Re: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2019

Thanks for setting this up, just made my reservation!
by Strata
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: ? List of repair camps, bikes and otherwise?
Replies: 25
Views: 4193

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: 4193

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: 27374

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: 27374

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: 27374

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: 4319
Views: 1079752

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: 27374

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: 4314

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
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: 27374

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: 1670

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
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: 27374

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: 27374

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: 27374

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: 27374

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: 27374

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: 27374

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: 27374

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: 27374

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: 27374

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!

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