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by Don Gately
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: First Aid Kits
Replies: 50
Views: 3155

Re: Hydrogen Peroxide

I recently went to the first aid training at BMHQ. Our trainer advised against using it.
by Don Gately
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: I have some solar battery charging questions
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: I have some solar battery charging questions

[quote="Korwedge"]Here's my setup: BATTERY - Mity Mite 12 Amp Hour 12VDC SOLAR PANEL 13W 17.5VDC 750ma Can I simply connect the panel directly to the battery to charge it during the day? I will be running a 10V fan during the day off the battery at the same time. The solar panel does have a diode to...
by Don Gately
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Good currency for slave auction?
Replies: 12
Views: 2818

[quote="Ugly Dougly"]Chocolate and scotch, check.[/quote]

Right. I'll probably bring some kind of premium liquor/treats combination; even if there's no TOA, there will inevitably be some camp/person/event that merits a chic gift.
by Don Gately
Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Good currency for slave auction?
Replies: 12
Views: 2818

Good currency for slave auction?

Not sure if this should go under Theme Camps instead, but anyways... Last year, some folks from my camp and I went to Temple of Atonement's slave auction. It was interesting, but we didn't get the experience that we wanted, because our barter items were not acceptable by the auctioneer. Like a total...
by Don Gately
Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Limit on spatial size of camp?
Replies: 14
Views: 3839

I'll probably end up just doing the standard icosahedron, due to limited prep time and priority juggling. If I get industrious out there, I'll expand things.
by Don Gately
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Last minute virgin anxiety
Replies: 48
Views: 9538

Re: Last minute virgin anxiety

I was in a similar situation a couple of weeks ago (and posted to eplaya accordingly). We have a lot of ants at my house as well. Checklists are working well for me. They help you get a concrete idea of what you have and what you need. Checking off items has a profoundly satisfying effect, probably ...
by Don Gately
Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: How to clean a bike afterwards?
Replies: 0
Views: 795

How to clean a bike afterwards?

How can a bike stay usable after it returns home from exposure to this year's very dusty playa? I found the following tips: *Clean the bike as soon as possible, so that the combination of humidity and dust can't rust it. *Use a vinegar-and-water solution on everything. *After the vinegar-and-water s...
by Don Gately
Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Limit on spatial size of camp?
Replies: 14
Views: 3839

Re: Don's Dome Hostel?

[quote="honeyfire"]I'm betting that people will be more amenable to your dome taking up this much space if you happen to offer space in said shade to people who brought gear but weren't clear on what actually constitutes "shade structure". [/quote] That indeed is one of my motivations. I want the sp...
by Don Gately
Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Limit on spatial size of camp?
Replies: 14
Views: 3839

The plan is a pentagon dome (q.v. geometrydome.com) with guy lines coming off the 2nd-level vertices parallel to the roof struts. The guy lines will enable load-bearing suspension within the dome. Cover the guy lines with kite-shaped tarps to form 4 side rooms. Trigonometry yields the following: The...
by Don Gately
Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Limit on spatial size of camp?
Replies: 14
Views: 3839

Limit on spatial size of camp?

Is there an enforced limit on the amount of space that I can claim for my camp upon arrival, assuming I don't annex space already being used by another camp or reserved for a theme camp?

I'd like to get about 1600 square feet.
by Don Gately
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: speaker volume
Replies: 15
Views: 2759

speaker volume

I'm assembling a sound system, which I'll use to play recordings of modern synthesizer-based dance music. At present, I have a 40-watt amplifier powering two 8-ohm speakers. It sounds very powerful when I test it out in my house, where rooms are generally less than 15 feet wall-to-wall, but I'm wond...
by Don Gately
Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: APOKILIPTIKA 07- Terminal City (Village)
Replies: 972
Views: 177548

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by Don Gately
Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Advice Requested: Keeping Rental Car Clean
Replies: 9
Views: 1959

[quote="gyre"]Cover the air vent intakes before you come on the playa too.
[/quote]

Does this refer to the vents inside the part of the car where people and cargo sit, or to some vents under the hood?
by Don Gately
Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 279
Views: 167711

How does the width of the hardware cloth squares affect evaporation? I tried a thought experiment: small squares=divide water into small units, so more surface area large squares=greater water:wire ratio, so more surface area Result: Inconclusive. In practice, which works better: large squares or sm...
by Don Gately
Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Looking for billboard vinyl (or other heavy duty cover)
Replies: 8
Views: 2944

Looking for billboard vinyl (or other heavy duty cover)

This might belong in Share Resources, but I want to try doing this myself first before I ask for a gift. After realizing that a parachute will probably cause too many problems, I'm trying to get a used billboard or two to cover my shade structure (it's a geometrydome). But both of the major players ...
by Don Gately
Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: If I don't belong to a registered theme camp...
Replies: 2
Views: 1124

If I don't belong to a registered theme camp...

Can I still set up my structure somewhere within A-K if I arrive on 8/27 at around 8 a.m., or are the inner arcs only available to registered camps?
by Don Gately
Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Can anyone explain Burning Man in Mandirin?
Replies: 16
Views: 3120

"Burning Man" shi yi ge you yi si de jie ri. San wan ge ren qu Nevada xi bei de sha mo gai yi ge cheng si. You hen duo qi guai de yi shu, xing ai de huo dong, shi ren tiao wu de yin yue, hen duo hao wan de du pin. ta men zai xing qi liu shao yi ge ju da de mu tou de wan'ou. ta jiao "The Man." zhe ge...
by Don Gately
Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: I'm nervous
Replies: 27
Views: 4937

Thank you for the reality check, one and all. I followed the geometrydome.com instructions and made a PVC-and-rope dome all by myself yesterday. It is spacious and stable; it makes my self-confidence engorged and turgid. I feel capable regarding all aspects of my camp now. Good luck to all of you wi...
by Don Gately
Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What about those pre-trip nightmares, eh?
Replies: 42
Views: 7358

Each year, when I dream about the week, the city gets denser and more urban sprawl, more industrialized. It started as a gravelly desert with yucca and scrub-brush, and a nearby overpass, where people who refused to go home after Exodus stayed camped out around flickering fires. Then an enormous par...
by Don Gately
Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: I'm nervous
Replies: 27
Views: 4937

I'm nervous

I'm trying to put it all together at the last minute, on account of I just decided to go last week. So that means planning. Thinking about stuff like costumes and gifts just distracts me, keeps me from getting my essentials together: 1. food 2. shade 3. energy 4. waste management I have to do it by ...

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