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by Weebdog
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Are there any portable Air conditioners that will run on a Honda 1000i
Replies: 9
Views: 2541

Re: Are there any portable Air conditioners that will run on a Honda 1000i

Remember the Playa is at 4000 feet and the genny loses efficiency with increasing altitude. Your genny may run your AC fine at lower elevations but have problems on the Playa.
by Weebdog
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: To fridge, or not to fridge?
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

Re: To fridge, or not to fridge?

I just tape a H-Vac filter over the refridgerator vent on my RV. It lets the air circulate and keeps out the dust. I hit the compartment with the air hose on clean up for anything that gets in.
by Weebdog
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Venison Jerky....
Replies: 5
Views: 2497

Re: Venison Jerky....

It's good to do your brakes and bearings, but why would you replace 3 year old tires w/7000 miles on them? Tire manufacturers recommend tire replacement after 6 years or when the tires show wear or damage. If you do replace them use your 3 year old tires as the new spares.
by Weebdog
Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138510

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

How about using a "cross bar" lug wrench. Lots of leverage and you can hold the top and spin the side arms until it got to hard. It would be handy if you had a flat tire too.
by Weebdog
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2015 turn key camps and self reliance
Replies: 22
Views: 2435

Re: 2015 turn key camps and self reliance

I agree with Dr Yes, Cirque Gitane was a nice camp that we visited several times also. The people were friendly and it was kind of a cool setup. While working with ESD Fire, they invited us to dinner and drinks (had to decline). The tents were said to be from Barnum and Baily's circus and about 100 ...
by Weebdog
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: what the [bleep] is stucco tape?
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

Re: what the [bleep] is stucco tape?

I found stucco tape in the paint section near the painters tape at the Home D.
by Weebdog
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Knots Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1470

Re: Knots Questions

I'm a big fan of the Blake's hitch. It's a locking slip knot, easy to tie and doesn't use a large amount of rope like the truckers hitch. Check it out!
http://www.animatedknots.com/blakes/
by Weebdog
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Knots for steel and tarp shelter...
Replies: 17
Views: 2421

Re: Knots for steel and tarp shelter...

Check out the Blake's Hitch. It's a locking slip knot that works much like a Prusik's knot.
http://www.animatedknots.com/blakes/
by Weebdog
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My Playa Shower
Replies: 51
Views: 47574

Re: My Playa Shower

you can use a solar shower bag to heat your water. No stove needed!
by Weebdog
Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: EMT pipes too short for heat dissipation?
Replies: 12
Views: 1121

Re: EMT pipes too short for heat dissipation?

I posted this on a previous post - a great knot to use to tighten down guy lines and tents is the Blake's hitch. It is a locking slip knot. Once you tie it you can adjust the tension by sliding the knot back or forth. Works great on paracord. http://www.animatedknots.com/blakes/index.php
by Weebdog
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: travel trailer tips?
Replies: 50
Views: 4442

Re: travel trailer tips?

I have used an A/C filter over the vents of my refrigerator propane system for the last 3 years with no problems. I tape it on using blue painters tape. It really makes cleanup post burn pretty simple. As for the A/C on the roof I just tape or bungee a piece of sheet to keep out the dust. I also tap...
by Weebdog
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138510

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

If you don't want to buy any hardware to tighten up your ropes and guy lines, try using a "Blake's Hitch". It is a locking slip knot simular to a "Prussik's knot.
http://www.animatedknots.com/blakes/index.php
by Weebdog
Sun May 25, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I've been collecting 'Sig' lines and various EPIC statements
Replies: 73
Views: 3876

Re: I've been collecting 'Sig' lines and various EPIC statem

Here's one for the JOTS. "Life is like a roll of toilet paper - the closer it gets to the end, the faster it spins."
by Weebdog
Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Practical
Replies: 147
Views: 11139

Re: Playa Practical

I give a campmate a spare set of my keys, and they give me a set. That way if you lock yourself out or lose a key there is a set available in camp.
by Weebdog
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Testing a Monkey Hut - Fail
Replies: 165
Views: 43265

Re: Testing a Monkey Hut - Fail

We just set out the monkey hut pvc assembled flat on the playa so that it kind of looks like a fish skeleton. There are marks on the pieces that make the arches at the spots where the rebar should be staked (I forget how far from the ends). This gives you the spacing and distance for rebar staking. ...
by Weebdog
Thu May 09, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: RV BM 2013 Setup Feedback Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 5964

Re: RV BM 2013 Setup Feedback Needed

Last year I used some black shade cloth to shade my 29 foot trailer. I used some "stand offs" made of masonite cut and assembled to form an "H" to hold the shade off the roof. They did not work very well because the wind caught the "stand offs" and blew them to one side. The shade was secured by par...
by Weebdog
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What foods are best for the playa????
Replies: 104
Views: 37029

Re: What foods are best for the playa????

Foxfur - instead of a kitty litter box, try a burlap bag. Hang it up and put your peels and cores in it. It works like a dehydrator and when you are ready to leave, throw the whole bag into a burn barrel. Works great.
by Weebdog
Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Utility Kilts
Replies: 29
Views: 4718

The saying "gave 'em the whole nine yards" came from WWII. Fighter pilots planes were loaded with 27 feet of ammunition or nine yards. When a pilot fired all 27 feet of ammo at a target, they got the whole nine yards.

(oops - didn't see sicpup's post)
by Weebdog
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Headlamps
Replies: 26
Views: 6785

When you are looking at headlamps, check how many lumens the lamp produces. Usually more lumens (light) the higher the price. LED's are the way to go for weight, battery life and light bulb life.
by Weebdog
Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims
Replies: 230
Views: 43158

Phinneas - Some friends of mine have a blender powered by a Stilh chainsaw motor. Works very well. I wish I knew how to post the picture to show you.
by Weebdog
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Camp Potties
Replies: 42
Views: 4747

The chemical used to odorize natural gas and propane is called "mercaptan".

Mercaptan (mÉ™rkăp'tăn) or thiol (thÄ«'Å
by Weebdog
Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: A few things that worked REALLY well...
Replies: 101
Views: 12939

Snowblind wrote - We always have a trashbag lined plastic box out where we dry all wet trash, but you bag sounds like a better idea. What type of a bag did you use for this? I use a simple burlap bag. You can usually fnd them during the winter in hardware stores or lots of places that give away sand...
by Weebdog
Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: A few things that worked REALLY well...
Replies: 101
Views: 12939

Sheets on the upholstery and a foam carpet pad custom cut to the floor plan of my trailer made post playa clean up easy. The foam pad was about 1/2 thick and had a "shiny" surface which made it easy to sweep off as needed. It was pretty comfy to walk on in socks or bare feet. Pre-cooked food from ho...
by Weebdog
Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Gas Storage...
Replies: 61
Views: 4450

I've been reading this thread and have a few questions and comments. From the discussion I assume the RV you are talking about is a motor home and not a trailer/5th wheel. The RV will have a fairly large battery bank on board. It will usually also have an inverter/charger for the batteries and to co...
by Weebdog
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 444619

Hey Elorrum - Have you gone to Weird Stuff in Sunnyvale (http://www.weirdstuff.com/sunnyvale/html/index.htm)? Kind of like American Science and Surplus.
by Weebdog
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: I'm cold and I want to be hot, dry, and dusty
Replies: 4
Views: 765

For Crypto - A GP Medium tent is: General Purpose; Medium; tent. It is a fairly common miltary, heavy canvas tent. For BurNER: It would probably stand up well on the playa, but it has no floor and tends to get pretty hot in the sun. When I set these up in the military, it took quite a few people who...
by Weebdog
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Camera Preparation? Any hints? Big or sacrifice with small?
Replies: 92
Views: 19389

Check out the "camera rain covers" sold at "http://thephotobuddy.com/" (scroll down).
These look as a possible alterative to ziplock baggies to protect your camera out on the playa. I like that you can keep the cover on and still take pictures.
by Weebdog
Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Automatic start and stop of Honda EU3000?
Replies: 40
Views: 8449

Depending on how large of a freezer you need, check with a RV/motorhome salvage yard and see about getting a propane powered refig/freezer. That would eliminate the need for running a generator everyday all together. Just need a 12 volt battery which you have on your bus for the thermocoupler and co...
by Weebdog
Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: MyOwnDamnFault (street signs)
Replies: 44
Views: 8360

As I read through the posts, I see the theme that "I" should know the city so that "you" can have a souvenir, or think it's funny to take a sign. It was said that "I" should know my way home by the time the Man burns. What if I'm not going home and looking for somewhere else. Orange posts are great,...
by Weebdog
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: MyOwnDamnFault (street signs)
Replies: 44
Views: 8360

Stealing signs are all fun unless you are with the Emergency Services and you need them to respond to a call. While working with the fire dept on Sat, of the Burn, we listened to the medical folks trying to get to a call on the 9:00 side, but couldn't get there becouse they were lost. This was durin...

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