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by Jordancc
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Advice? Building a Raised Plywood Deck for My Pirate Ship (as you do)
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: Advice? Building a Raised Plywood Deck for My Pirate Ship (as you do)

Awesome advice, Token! Re; Shear walls - I am bolting the posts to the ship (U shaped deck post ties with flanges on either side), which is plenty heavy. I'm thinking that will act as shear walls, but if not, Should the ply shear walls you suggested be placed near the top, center or bottom of the po...
by Jordancc
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Advice? Building a Raised Plywood Deck for My Pirate Ship (as you do)
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Advice? Building a Raised Plywood Deck for My Pirate Ship (as you do)

So I've built a 26' wooden pirate galleon for my camp and want to add a raised deck to the inside back of the ship. The deck will be 8' square and 6' off the ground. I have a general idea of how I'd do this to code in Defaultlandia, but would love advice about how other folks have built theirs for t...
by Jordancc
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt
Replies: 203
Views: 35376

Re: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt

For a fancy on-playa dinner party I premade dates stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in bacon ( I think they might be called 'devils on horeseback'). I slightly undercooked the bacon, vacuum-sealed and froze the completed hors d'oeuvres, and then on playa toasted these up in a hot pan for a minute...
by Jordancc
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Batch Cooking
Replies: 37
Views: 6831

Re: Batch Cooking

Protip - if you'd like to vacuum-seal liquids, like soups, just freeze them first :-)
by Jordancc
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Suggestions for Lighting Our Camp Frontage Display
Replies: 34
Views: 4152

Re: Suggestions for Lighting Our Camp Frontage Display

[quote="EmilyD"] I will definitely document and report back BSG! Luckily someone in our camp volunteered to weld some 1/4" nuts onto the EMT so we could screw not only the thumb screws into the pipe but also an eye screw up top which we'll thread the LED string lights through (using a caribeener).[/...
by Jordancc
Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Best make & model dust mask & goggles
Replies: 25
Views: 40383

Re: Best make & model dust mask & goggles

This will be my 9th year and I'm tellin' ya: this is the BEST dust mask of all time. Comfy, washable, $29, great fit and filtering.
http://www.mu2sportsmask.com/
by Jordancc
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Figjam Swamp Cooler OR?! Ice+cooler+fan contraption?
Replies: 9
Views: 2371

Figjam Swamp Cooler OR?! Ice+cooler+fan contraption?

Hi Everyone! I've seen Figjam's very cool bucket swamp cooler design: http://burners.me/2012/07/30/figjam-how-to-make-a-bucket-cooler/ and was planing on building that. A friend then brought this to my attention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITtlxjvLQis&feature=youtu.be Which is a standard small ...
by Jordancc
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Turning swamp cooler on at dawn
Replies: 5
Views: 1504

Re: Turning swamp cooler on at dawn

OR . . just use a solar panel as your power source :-)
by Jordancc
Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: An alternative to bread bread bread?!?!?!
Replies: 29
Views: 3459

Re: An alternative to bread bread bread?!?!?!

buy bread
open package at home
break into three ziplocks
store in cooler
open as needed

no problem.
by Jordancc
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: SuperFabrics with Built-in Sunscreen and AC!
Replies: 12
Views: 1659

SuperFabrics with Built-in Sunscreen and AC!

I'm all inspired to sew up some stuff . . and avoid getting swarmed by freckles like I was last year. I'm so Irish I can't tan at gunpoint. Anyway I found they make fabrics now with built-in SPF (for fabric it's called UPF), so I thought I'd pass it along. If you're sewing, why not use fabric that i...
by Jordancc
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: playa hangover cure?
Replies: 34
Views: 7730

That's an easy one

Hangovers are from dehydration. So drink a glass of water for every glass of booze - [b]while you're drinking[/b]. Or while you're doing something other than booze - you get the idea. It's not nearly as useful to do it the next day. If you wake up miserable drink water that has electrolytes in it, s...
by Jordancc
Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sealing up mesh panels/roof in a tent.
Replies: 28
Views: 8476

Duct tape + playa = pretty silver ribbon

Nope - duct tape won't stick to a tent that has ANY dust on it. Maybe if you did it before arriving. . .but I doubt it would stay and if it didn't - no back up.

I'm going to try the glue gun thing myself soon. If that doesn't work it's off to the sewing machine <<shudder>>.
by Jordancc
Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Glowies, Blinkies, UVies & Other Illuminations
Replies: 845
Views: 218602

Come, Join the Anti-Glowstick Movement

No more glowsticks, I'm begging you! At the end of BM last year there were giant piles of those things just waiting to be carted to a landfill. They don't rot and they don't burn well. Buy a reusable light stick instead! Wallmart has a great one that has different colors and light patterns for under...
by Jordancc
Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Dining on the Playa - What do you bring to eat?
Replies: 120
Views: 28812

No More Cooler Gray Water

I have an extra cooler I bring that's 1/2 dry ice and 1/2 gel ice packs. You can also use those fruit punches that come sealed in foil bags that you punch into with a straw . . use them as ice packs, drink as the week goes on! Keep the dry ice cooler in the shade and wrapped up, open once each night...

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