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by poisenloaf
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: suspending shade mesh between two RVs?
Replies: 21
Views: 4120

Re: suspending shade mesh between two RVs?

local Fred Meyer / Kroger has hollow 'water noodles' for under $2. great chafe protectors. also pieces of garden or heater hose work well. edit to add: get enough aluminet / shade cloth / camo net to totally cover the space between and the vehicles, and hang over the outside = no rope burns on the ...
by poisenloaf
Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: suspending shade mesh between two RVs?
Replies: 21
Views: 4120

Re: suspending shade mesh between two RVs?

Also, what are some good suggestions for guy wires?

I was originally looking at 5/32 parachord but that will stretch right and the shade may droop a bit.

What other choices are there.. what about just straight up 12ga galvanized wire? 100' is $6.
by poisenloaf
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: suspending shade mesh between two RVs?
Replies: 21
Views: 4120

suspending shade mesh between two RVs?

Is this possible? We have two 37-40' class A RVs that will be parallel to each other and we were wondering if it was possible somehow to suspend a 20x30' piece of shade net between them? Most shade structures I've seen use pvc or metal poles to make a frame for the shade to attach to with zip ties o...
by poisenloaf
Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Art Car/MV advice/tips
Replies: 58
Views: 10402

Anybody have any tips/suggestions on how to go about making an eyeball similar to the one on this mutant vehicle?

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1437/133 ... 17.jpg?v=0
by poisenloaf
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: 2007 Art & Performance
Topic: Anybody know whose art car this is?
Replies: 2
Views: 4144

Anybody know whose art car this is?

I'm looking for some tips on how they designed the eyeball.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1437/133 ... 17.jpg?v=0
by poisenloaf
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: question about theme camp dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 1218

bdeywoo: on the online placement questionaire you are told to specify your frontage and depth requests in 50' increments for avenue/street placement. There is a table that shows what the choices depending on the area you want to be in. That is where the 50' comes from. We aren't looking for Esplanad...
by poisenloaf
Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: question about theme camp dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 1218

question about theme camp dimensions

I'm working on our theme camp layout.. We are requesting street/avenue placement by 9'oclock and according to the questionaire you must specify your top three choices in basically 50' increments for the frontage & depth. So a couple drafts later, it is looking like 50x100 (5,000 sq ft) is too tight,...
by poisenloaf
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Camera VS Playa Dust?
Replies: 41
Views: 12292

I'm going to try a waterproof point in shoot like the newer Olympus 1005SW (~$200). I figure if it can handle being submerged 10 feet in water, it is probably impervious to playa dust as well. I'll just make sure to clean it really well when I get back.
by poisenloaf
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Opulent Temple presents Opulent Massive, March 6
Replies: 50
Views: 9738

So what is the word? Is Opulent Temple going to make BM 2009?!
by poisenloaf
Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Root society? Opulent Temple? Thunder Dome?
Replies: 358
Views: 113226

and we have the biggest, baddest, loudest motherfucking sound system on the playa. it WILL re-arrange your innards, and remove any gallstones you might have, sonically. Both Root & Opulent both are both awe-inspiring, but the one that consistently made me giddy was Robot Heart simply because it cou...
by poisenloaf
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Canvas Fabric
Replies: 32
Views: 5723

I'm not sure where we got ours, but we used old billboard ad vinyl to make a dome cover.
by poisenloaf
Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generators
Replies: 140
Views: 19232

Penny Arcade described it best with Gabriel's Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory which states: Normal Person + Anonymity + Audience = Total Fuckwad Considering that there is an annual meet-n-greet, there is no anonymity; so that sort of puts that equation out of balance. JK Mandatory attendance for al...
by poisenloaf
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Art Car/MV advice/tips
Replies: 58
Views: 10402

Dork, is that thick EL wire in red you used for night lighting or what?
by poisenloaf
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Art Car/MV advice/tips
Replies: 58
Views: 10402

Very cool..any more details about the mesh and fabric you used, where you got it, how it is to work with etc? That looks very similar to the one of the things we want to do to add structure to our vehicle to help it look more like what we are envisioning.
by poisenloaf
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generators
Replies: 140
Views: 19232

Oh and I'll add my own experience.. My camp brought a Yamaha 4000 wt genny last year..built a nice box for it and I would say it was still a bit too loud so we tried not to run it all that much. We had a seal dome that we have a few ACs in as our community area for a fairly large camp so sound wasn'...
by poisenloaf
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generators
Replies: 140
Views: 19232

http://www.super-smileys.com/images/smileys/928.gif Ummm.. yeah that would be one of those unhelpful posts that I was talking about. I guess I just don't understand what drives people to be so rude to one another. Perhaps I'm wrong but isn't that against a lot of what the spirit of the event is abo...
by poisenloaf
Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How is the rain on the Playa this winter? Rain=Crust=Good!
Replies: 96
Views: 16993

That is still in our favor right?
by poisenloaf
Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How is the rain on the Playa this winter? Rain=Crust=Good!
Replies: 96
Views: 16993

Back to the topic at hand, it looks like we've gotten more rainfall in BRC so far in 2009 than in all of 2008 (..and the only rainfall there was in Nov after BM 2008). Let's cross our fingers and hope for better conditions this year! Check this to see what I am talking about..then change the yearly ...
by poisenloaf
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: What day do you drive home?
Replies: 14
Views: 3086

We left Sunday (day after burn) about lunch time and it was about 90 minute exodus to the main road. Make sure to add in a few hours to your return trip time to account for that. Your mileage may vary.. I've heard it taking upwards of 3 hours to get out.
by poisenloaf
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: wanted to buy van
Replies: 8
Views: 2285

Check for late 80s / early 90s ambulance conversions too.. we just got one from a burner in San Fran for under $1k. It drove 8+ hours to San Diego without a hitch and runs very solid. Only problem is that it classified as a commercial vehicle (no seats in back) so registration was almost $500.
by poisenloaf
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Art Car/MV advice/tips
Replies: 58
Views: 10402

I'd suggest the opposite - take the extra $$ you would have spent on the towing rig and buy a newer, more reliable base vehicle you can drive there and back. The MV I built has driven up and back the last 5 years. The only problems it's had were ones that would have happened on the playa anyway. Do...
by poisenloaf
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Art Car/MV advice/tips
Replies: 58
Views: 10402

Our camp just acquired an MV from a previous burner who took it to BM five years.. it was called the Ambience Ambulance (based on a mid 80s ambulance conversion) if anybody remembers it. I think 2006 was the last year it was there. It definately still looks like a vehicle but maybe they were more la...
by poisenloaf
Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme
Topic: Return ratio
Replies: 142
Views: 51245

I celebrated my 31st bday on the playa last year.. doing it again this year! How many years are you going to celebrate your 31st birthday? Where did you celebrate it in '07? lol you know what I mean..I get to celebrate my birthday every year on the playa.. 32 this year and we are organizing a small...
by poisenloaf
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme
Topic: Return ratio
Replies: 142
Views: 51245

I celebrated my 31st bday on the playa last year.. doing it again this year!

edit: BM2008 was my first year too.. Me and my campmates are gearing up again for this year with a small theme camp and maybe even an art car.
by poisenloaf
Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Virgin's reaction to first visit...
Replies: 63
Views: 14769

First time burner in 2008 here.. I went with about 15 people (Naked Ninjas camp).. about half of us were virgins, and the other half have gone anywhere from 2-10 years. We had been preparing for months having weekend BBQs to do costume & camp planning. Mix of tent campers, plus several RVs which wer...
by poisenloaf
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: refilling fresh water in your RV?
Replies: 24
Views: 5555

heck with that, I'm looking for convenience where I can get it.. I found a place in Reno that rents 15 gallon and 50 gallon fresh water tanks that fit into the RV storage.. add an electric pump and hose and bam, I can fill the fresh tank effortlessly from this "reserve" tank.. no outdoor shower or g...
by poisenloaf
Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: Robot Heart - we love you!
Replies: 24
Views: 19694

Yup, it was definately Bianca & Devo playing on Wed night at the fire platform when we first got a taste of robot heart.. I recognize you going nuts on the decks! I didn't even realize it was a mobile bus until you guys started pulling away to head to your next stop. Hope to see you guys next year o...
by poisenloaf
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 Event - Cheers and Jeers!
Replies: 63
Views: 29244

Well, I happen to really like all that electronic music being played and it is a big part of BM for me and many of my friends.. The playa is big enough for all of us though. One of my friends did comment that there was less art this year and the trend does seem to be shifting more towards sound camp...
by poisenloaf
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Media = Observers
Replies: 39
Views: 15933

I couldn't believe they actually televised the burn.. when we came home, our parents said they had watched it on TV. I was like WTF?! I have mixed feelings about this as I feel almost as if you should have to come to BM to be able to witness it in all its glory..but in a sense, all the TV coverage a...

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