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by Craftsmn
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 242505

Jkisha, can you post a link to the stakes you use? I wouldn't mind using something other than rebar to tie my yurt down with. I have used these crazy big 16" safety orange stakes and they have worked well. http://tinyurl.com/34ghcuo Link is to Homedepot I like using them because of the flourescent ...
by Craftsmn
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 242505

One more question, in order to anchor the yurt, as I recall you run tape clear across each of the roof axis, draw it out and wrap it around a tube (pvc), then loop rope through the tube and down to your stakes (rebar). Are there any new/better ways to anchor a yurt, or is this still the preferred m...
by Craftsmn
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tuff R hexaurts and ligthning
Replies: 12
Views: 1920

Tuff R hexaurts and ligthning

I know it has been a number of years since there has been major rain or lightning durning Burning man but it is certainly a possibility. I wonder if all those aluminum covered hexayurts will attract lightning durning a storm? Should we be installing lightning rods? I really don't want to be fried in...
by Craftsmn
Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What did they say...
Replies: 41
Views: 3663

Just tell everyone you are going on a spiritual retreat in the dessert. I have never worried about what people think about my choice to go to burningman. I do know someone who's boss would be less than happy granting time off to go to burningman and she does tell work that she is going on a religiou...
by Craftsmn
Tue May 25, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Self Heating Meals
Replies: 31
Views: 4486

I like Tasty Bites Thai and Indian food in a pouch. (Yes they really are tasty) We often times eat it without heating it up with some pita. So you can take it with you and add a piece of pita for a meal on the go. But also good heated and over rice. www.tastybite.com You can go to their website and ...
by Craftsmn
Mon May 17, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Best Route from Denver
Replies: 44
Views: 6254

If you camp at the springs watch out for the wild ass who likes to bray next to your tent in the middle of the night, and you thought that only happened at the burn. Oh yes. I forgot about the wild ass. I received a heads up before camping there but nothing can prepare you (even Burning man) for th...
by Craftsmn
Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Virgin Burner from Boston
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

There is the burningtruck which is a cooperative effort new englanders use to get their stuff to Black Rock City. http://burningtruck.chaoshacker.org/ If you check out the Meet and Greet you will meet people who camp alone, small groups and big magnificent theme camps. One being AutoSub. http://www....
by Craftsmn
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Big rental water tanks?
Replies: 9
Views: 2002

WOW I want one of these solar powered port-a-poties

http://www.unitedsiteservices.com/porta ... rooms.html




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by Craftsmn
Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Signs that you're a Burnerd
Replies: 159
Views: 40041

Oh thank you Karlene for resurrecting this thread.

I have read every post and I now, finally, feel right at home...normal and sane.

There are actually hundreds.....thousands of other people who share my same affliction/condition.
by Craftsmn
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: How to clean a black shirt with electronics inside it.
Replies: 19
Views: 3259

I suggest looking at the tag that has the Recommended Laundering Instructions. Just my 2 cents...... That's a good idea, except the problem is more with the electronics than the fabric. I would bet that the shirt was manufactured and labled by one company than purchased by the company (or individua...
by Craftsmn
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: How to clean a black shirt with electronics inside it.
Replies: 19
Views: 3259

I suggest looking at the tag that has the Recommended Laundering Instructions. Just my 2 cents...... That's a good idea, except the problem is more with the electronics than the fabric. I would bet that the shirt was manufactured and labled by one company than purchased by the company (or individua...
by Craftsmn
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: How to clean a black shirt with electronics inside it.
Replies: 19
Views: 3259

I suggest looking at the tag that has the

Recommended Laundering Instructions.

Just my 2 cents......
by Craftsmn
Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Slide of death = burns!
Replies: 83
Views: 14716

Kinetic V wrote:Perhaps next year you should book a Disneyland vacation where everything is safe and sanitized for your protection.
Disneyland Deaths = 9

http://www.snopes.com/disney/parks/deaths.asp

Maybe not so safe...................
by Craftsmn
Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme
Topic: Population
Replies: 11
Views: 4657

Authorities say the 2009 installment of the annual Burning Man festival drew a smaller crowd to the Northern Nevada desert than in 2008. U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials said that as of noon Saturday, 41,059 people were at the festival. Officials said the crowd peaked at 43,435 at noon Frida...
by Craftsmn
Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Best Route from Denver
Replies: 44
Views: 6254

16 to 17 hours from Denver to Fernley. It just depends on how often you stop for gas or food and for how long. Enjoy the pilgrimage.
by Craftsmn
Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Best Route from Denver
Replies: 44
Views: 6254

80 is the quickest but 50-70 is more scenic. Never tried Jungo Rd. We always take 80 to Burning man and 50-70 home. There are some nice hot springs to stop at near Austin, NV (search web for info). Don't assume you can ask the locals for help. One year I was fairly certain how to get there but stopp...
by Craftsmn
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Chart showing entrance/exit waiting times by day?
Replies: 28
Views: 5078

There is a guy on the Boston email list serve that does a survey each year and produces a wonderfully helpful graph of Exodus wait times................

I can concur with gyre that wednesday after the burn at 12 noon there is no wait time.......
by Craftsmn
Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water storage? Personal favorite?
Replies: 17
Views: 2063

Come by camp Automatic Subconscious and you can use our kitchen sink. Really, we have one! It works! Full plumbing. Hmmmmmm...........Be careful what you offer........grey water is a bitch to get ride of when all your guest have used the kitchen sink. I think I will take a little bath.......thanks....
by Craftsmn
Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: 6' x 4' x 2' box needs to get to the Playa from NY
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Boston is offering shares for it's 2nd container. Get them while they are hot.

http://burningtruck.chaoshacker.org/
by Craftsmn
Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about Hexayurts and Temperatures....
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Not only are they cool but they are ..............awesome sweet amazing hot sexy nice great rad tight sick funny fun awesome good wicked hip chill crazy smart dope badass fly pimp fresh super fantastic neat sexy radical best wow lame pretty popular stupid beautiful bad excellent gnarly dude shit we...
by Craftsmn
Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 242505

Re: cheap bi directional filament tape

just found this site for the tape http://www.goodbuyguys.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/742 at $25.99 per roll of 6" without having to order a case of it is even cheaper than the findtape website case price. It's not a huge savings, but with how crazy expensive the tape is every little bi...
by Craftsmn
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Travel Tales
Replies: 3
Views: 740

It is good to plan ahead but perhaps it is a little early for the rideshare board. I usually offer rides from Denver and don't check the rideshare board or put an ad on craigslist till early August. Hang in there and someone will respond or you will see a posting that works out for you. There is als...
by Craftsmn
Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 242505

I have traveled from Denver to Burningman with my elongated hexayurt strapped to the top of my Xterra the last three years. Sometimes wrapped in a tarp and sometimes not and it traveled fine either way. Secure it tightly and do a test run on the highway before you leave to understand how and where y...
by Craftsmn
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: So what happened to..........
Replies: 5
Views: 4334

So what happened to..........

Just starting a topic to ask what happened to theme camps that were registered but didn't seem to materialize.

For example:

What happened to Vertical Camp?

Thanks.
by Craftsmn
Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Compost
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Any info yet on Compost Camp?
by Craftsmn
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Costco type Carport roof vents
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Costco type Carport roof vents

I am bringing a Carport with the roof vents on top, out to the Playa this year and was wondering about how those roof vents will stand up to the high wind. What have been others experience in the past? I have seen some where they do not insert the support poles allowing the canvas above to flap arou...
by Craftsmn
Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Anyone use a Hexayurt successfully with thinner panels...
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

I used 1" thick thermax. The best person to ask about what to use is Vinay Gupta at http://www.hexayurt.com

It is his design I used for my hexayurt. Very comfortable and almost dust proof.

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by Craftsmn
Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Does BM still provide shower truck? Why isn't there a desig
Replies: 49
Views: 6790

Many new Burners seem to think a shower behind the water truck is some kind of initiation their first year. Luckily I am not much of a joiner. For me, a camp shower maybe Thursday and handy wipes once a day before bed. The air is so dry I never feel sweaty and because of the dust we will always feel...
by Craftsmn
Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Compost
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Compost

There was a group from San Francisco that accepted compost from some of the larger villages and theme camps last year. Does anyone know if they are returning in 2008 and if so who to contact?

Thanks
by Craftsmn
Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: GASP...... how about the exodus...
Replies: 24
Views: 3774

Thanks mdmf007 for the info. It may be an interesting & different route to take on the way home. Oh yeah, where is that secret East entrance/exit? Josh and Cody I do not believe there is any way to shorten the time of your departure during exodus unless you leave Saturday before the man burns or Tue...

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