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by BetaBox
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Chemical composition of playa dust?
Replies: 16
Views: 8911

Re: Chemical composition of playa dust?

My quick article on the buffering capacity of playa:

http://www.reddit.com/r/BurningMan/comm ... ine_playa/
by BetaBox
Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 26988

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

But, I have found myself looking past more and more camps. However, plug and play camps are not dominating the streets.
by BetaBox
Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: 2014 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: TARDIS!!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1822

Re: TARDIS!!!!!!!

That dr who party was awesome. The host was awesome the people were awesome. Hopefully it's happening again and the tardis can make it out!

It's been fun watching the T.A.R.D.I.S. Getting better every year. I will miss the burn.
by BetaBox
Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: 2014 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: TARDIS!!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1822

Re: TARDIS!!!!!!!

Hey. It's Cory with the dalek. We aren't going back to burning man. I just sold it a little bit ago to a nice chap. So, if you think a gained 6 inches and a British accent, don't be scared. He's a whovian and toymaker whom is fixing it up even more. Say hi if you can. Hopefully he can finally exterm...
by BetaBox
Thu May 29, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on shade for a very large canvas tent?
Replies: 20
Views: 1563

Re: Thoughts on shade for a very large canvas tent?

Check out this thread. I have a12x20 by 9ft tall tent and you are right in going all the way with the coverage and a quality material. I use 4x4s for support poles to attach ratchet straps and anchors but emt can work too. The middle of the tent forms 2 points that help support the shade cloth. Make...
by BetaBox
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Non Judgmental Post about RVs
Replies: 27
Views: 2738

Re: Non Judgmental Post about RVs

air force one from martini village looked pretty pimp. not mutated much, but quite sweet.
by BetaBox
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2013
Replies: 157
Views: 5443

Re: Exodus 2013

....and everyone buys one.
by BetaBox
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2013
Replies: 157
Views: 5443

Re: Exodus 2013 - How was it?

good. I left at 9:30AM sunday and arrived in reno at around 2-2:30. It took almost an hour to get from the pavement through Gerlach, then it opened up.
by BetaBox
Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Early Arrival Pass question
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: Early Arrival Pass question

I arrived at the gate at 4pm Sunday last year and the worker said "wow, you are actually supposed to be here." I had EA for wed, but had MV issues. Don't worry about it.
by BetaBox
Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: !!README!! OMG Sale Info
Replies: 28
Views: 1807

Re: !!README!! OMG Sale Info

anyone get tickets, but not the confirmation email?
by BetaBox
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: PVC monkey hut/EMT Conduit awning hybrid?
Replies: 32
Views: 9530

Re: PVC monkey hut/EMT Conduit awning hybrid?

i've snapped paracord guying out 10ft 4x4's, but that was just to see if it could finally get that shit to break. The knots were completely locked, but my go to for guying out corners are ratchet straps. you can find good ones with proper handles for cheap if you look hard enough.
by BetaBox
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Give your virgin self ONE piece of advice...
Replies: 88
Views: 9083

Re: Give your virgin self ONE piece of advice...

[quote="Drawingablank"][quote="swampdog"][quote="BetaBox"]don't make a monkey hut.[/quote] Make a monkey hut. Monkey huts rock[/quote] I agree - Monkey huts rule. Edit - At least if you do them correctly they rule - half assed, not following instructions monkey huts suc...
by BetaBox
Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Give your virgin self ONE piece of advice...
Replies: 88
Views: 9083

Re: Give your virgin self ONE piece of advice...

don't make a monkey hut.
by BetaBox
Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Do you need help from a Chemical Engineer???
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

Re: Do you need help from a Chemical Engineer???

So OP is a plumber!
by BetaBox
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Another hammock question
Replies: 11
Views: 2899

Re: Another hammock question

doable, but not recommended. Everyone hanging out in my monkey hut in '08 ran into a trailer during the white outs. They kind of looked at me in a crazy when i ran into the dust and disappeared. If you close up the ends really good, it might be OK, but then you just end up trapping all the heat. Hon...
by BetaBox
Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Tail lights
Replies: 9
Views: 1829

Re: Tail lights

The people in charge of safety and order need to be able to identify the "front" and "rear" in an emergency situation. Since people are typically more concerned with the front, the easiest way to identify the rear is with 2 red lights. They can be glow sticks if it's proportional...
by BetaBox
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Playa-proofing low-voltage electrical connections?
Replies: 26
Views: 4744

Re: Playa-proofing low-voltage electrical connections?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24FjjIVpk9U

Solder splice connectors. These things are bombproof if done right. Quick and easy for the most part.
by BetaBox
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Playa-proofing low-voltage electrical connections?
Replies: 26
Views: 4744

Re: Playa-proofing low-voltage electrical connections?

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24FjjIVpk9U[/video]

These things are bombproof if done right. Quick and easy for the most part.
by BetaBox
Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Anyone in Isla Vista, CA...
Replies: 19
Views: 6013

Re: Anyone in Isla Vista, CA...

oh DP.... that brings me back. :evil:
by BetaBox
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Star Trek/SciFi camp?
Replies: 22
Views: 2393

Re: Star Trek/SciFi camp?

I find that it's best for me to drum to my own beat and be a loner; however, I would be down for a meet and great in 2014.
by BetaBox
Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shades, stuctures and desert dwellings to rely upon
Replies: 37
Views: 19569

Re: Shades, stuctures and desert dwellings to rely upon

The hammock is missing, and the bottoms of the 4x4's are dilled out about 3/4" x 12" deep for concrete stake forms to slide in.
by BetaBox
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: I went to Burning Man for 24 hours this year....
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: I went to Burning Man for 24 hours this year....

First on reddit, now on eplaya. I'm your stalker ha ha.

We looked for you on the playa this year, but left as you arrived!

I've done three days before, definitely good but not as much community love.

Glad you made it out mark.

-Cory(Dalek MV)
by BetaBox
Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Golf carts at BM. any suggestions, tips, absolute no-no's?
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Golf carts at BM. any suggestions, tips, absolute no-no'

"headache" sounds about right. 91 gas yamaha. air filter was dead by the end of the week. also, tune the engine at altitude if needed. i was coming from coastal california, and noticed it running rich right off the bat. I've had about 800lbs+ on it, and it's not happy. http://i.imgur.com/B...
by BetaBox
Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Art Car Storage in the Bay Area
Replies: 7
Views: 1989

Re: Art Car Storage in the Bay Area

American Steele?
by BetaBox
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: 1 or 2 12 V deep cycle and LED lights?
Replies: 15
Views: 3662

Re: 1 or 2 12 V deep cycle and LED lights?

Can you be more specific as to the power consumption per foot/meter? RGB or all single color? What SMD do you have-any part number would be a great help? Picture? Did you have problems last year? How charged was your battery at the end of the night? Can you do a test now and leave them set up? You s...
by BetaBox
Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Headlights?
Replies: 17
Views: 3140

Re: Headlights?

The only way i found out about the headlight thing last year was through a comment on ePlaya. For virgin MV owners, this is not so explicit.
by BetaBox
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: Where's the best place to rent a trailer for golf cart? (SF)
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Where's the best place to rent a trailer for golf cart?

After many hours researching this, it seemed way more economical to buy then sell. I picked up a 5x10 for7-800 in gilroy. Same rental seemed to run $300 or more!! WTF.
by BetaBox
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Anyone else compromising your ideals?
Replies: 23
Views: 3279

Re: Anyone else compromising your ideals?

What about scalpers only charging a little Xtra
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/tix/3112369463.html

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