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by cablemonkey
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What do I pack all my shit in?
Replies: 17
Views: 2248

Re: What do I pack all my shit in?

I pack hard goods and equipment in rubbermaid-type totes with snap lids. They have been better at staying cleaner than the type with the attached hinged lids that meet in the middle. Clothing and more sensitive camping equpiment / tech goes in pelican cases and marine dry-bags. Keeps the dust down n...
by cablemonkey
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar Array Configuration
Replies: 19
Views: 3020

Re: Solar Array Configuration

I've run solar for the past 5 years with no issues. I have a single 80w panel that I put on top of the nearest RV and then forget about for the rest of the week. Two sunlyte 100Ah batteries in parallel and a small morningstar regulator. I've got a small 450w xantrex inverter that I use mainly for my...
by cablemonkey
Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Couple law related questions?
Replies: 36
Views: 3791

Re: Couple law related questions?

1. Can you be charged on the playa with DUI for riding a bike after having a few drinks? (within reason, obviously you wouldn't want to attempt riding a bike absolutely mangled for your safety or others). Might sound like a silly question, but I know the local police here in Toronto issue moving vi...
by cablemonkey
Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Advice for Burnign Man newbs V 2.0
Replies: 109
Views: 8924

Re: Advice for Burnign Man newbs V 2.0

never seen the street signs stolen so early in the week before Wow. Stolen early in the week before. Before the event even starts. That is early. [sorry, couldn't resist :D ] It's true that you can't rely on street signs because they do disappear. But you can rely on asking a stranger where you are...
by cablemonkey
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Should the Emergency Services be out sources
Replies: 19
Views: 3149


mdmf007 wrote:Not to mention it would be unwise to NOT plan for and EXPECT for some sort of medical emergency in a town of 50,000 people in a week.
Statistically speaking, in an *average* US population of that size, 7 people will die in a week. I know we're not average, but still, bad things can and do happen.
by cablemonkey
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Police state...
Replies: 135
Views: 22727

Re: Police state...

alt12 wrote: There are maybe 10 undercover agents in elaborate costumes from 2 bureau's.
Fixed that for you.
by cablemonkey
Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Dry Camping-Night Before Monday Morning Entry
Replies: 11
Views: 2086

Walmart. Which is the devil, of course, but they do encourage single night RV camping in their lots.
by cablemonkey
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Any BLM Citation Stories?
Replies: 61
Views: 17786

About five seconds later I see a police vehicle go past that was waiting there and pointed at us when this couple was asking if we knew anyone with drugs. Most people don't know that most / many police cars have this horn on the front end that also acts as a shotgun microphone and can record a conv...
by cablemonkey
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Anyone else get screwed when returning a Moturis RV?
Replies: 17
Views: 4548

Sounds like you'll need to be ultra-picky with the pre-trip condition report and take lots and lots of photos of the unit on their lot before you leave. Maybe get their cleaning policy in writing as well.
by cablemonkey
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Foot care for dry and bleeding playa feet
Replies: 62
Views: 15350

Pickle juice makes a good footbath with a little extra funk on the side. Liquid band-aids (cyanoacrylate) can get you back up and running quickly if you do develop cracks. Prevention is really the key here. I do the squishy-with-lotion-and-socks thing , don't ever let my bare feet touch the playa, a...
by cablemonkey
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: First Burner, tent question
Replies: 8
Views: 1948

I use the biggest galvanized nails (landscape tie spikes) I can find at the hardware store for tent pegs. Has worked well for me.
by cablemonkey
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Those bafflings RVs
Replies: 14
Views: 2977

most RV gensets are set up with their fuel hose pickups such that you can't completely drain the main vehicle tank by using it too much. If you're really worried about it, put 5 gal of fuel in a jerry can and worst case that will get you out to Empire or Nixon to fill up.
by cablemonkey
Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Peeing like a dude
Replies: 50
Views: 7538

The main purpose of the world famous BRC Pee Funnel is to permit ladies to pee into a bottle in the privacy of their tent, RV, or whatever, so that they don't have to make the cold trek to the potties at 0-dark-thirty.
by cablemonkey
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: bike chain lube suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 15097

[quote="Elorrum"]I used a wax lube, and didn't do a good clean and grease when I got back. looking at a rather rusty chain at the moment. I think I'll try to clean it and lube with oil for now. might need a new chain, so clean up and oiling when you return are important. Read that just WD 40 and wip...
by cablemonkey
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa gift ideas
Replies: 124
Views: 70337

I like to give away lip balm during the day and lights at night to de-darkwadify the unenlightened.
by cablemonkey
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: C-PAPs & BRC
Replies: 15
Views: 3789

I run my cpap from batteries and a laptop inverter every year. I use a solar panel to charge the batteries during the day and I keep my machine in a well-sealed pelican case when I'm not using it. I don't have enough power to run the heated humidifier, but the cpap part works fine. Change the filter...
by cablemonkey
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

I made a structure like this and it was a total disaster. So don't do what I did and you may have some better luck than I did. Mistake #1 - We bought the cheaper lighter weight PVC tubes. They basically melted in the heat. Mistake #2 - We lifted one side of the tarp so we could see all the passers-b...
by cablemonkey
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Naked Old and Unattractive people on the playa?
Replies: 607
Views: 95495

Perhaps best not to feed the trolls, wot?
by cablemonkey
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Cell phone options for the drive from Canada to BRC?
Replies: 8
Views: 1111

You can get pay-as-you-go phones almost everywhere (7-11, etc.) for around $30.

You really don't want to pay roaming charges on a Canadian plan.

Another option is to get an unlocked phone and then put a US SIM in it when you cross the line.
by cablemonkey
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you wish you had known for your first burn...
Replies: 152
Views: 25585

Army-style desert boots. Clean socks every day. Lots of lotion on the feet. Wash them every night. Try not to let your bare feet touch the playa. Lip balm, which can also be used on your cuticles. My hands always get blasted out there. You can't bring too much lip balm. Makes great gifts/barter swag...
by cablemonkey
Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What sort of things are good for gifting?
Replies: 119
Views: 19439

perhaps think about what you would like people to give to you, and shop with that in mind.

I would suggest function over novelty or fashion. Blinky toys are cool and fun, but a flashlight is infinitely more useful.

Glowsticks to de-darkwadify people at night are almost always welcome.
by cablemonkey
Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Personal Misters
Replies: 17
Views: 3134

I wonder if you could glue a bicycle tube or tire valve to your standard garden pump-up type sprayer, then connect a small powered compressor to that. Set the compressor to a low enough pressure that you're not going to break anything. although IIRC my sprayer had a relief valve that would open if I...
by cablemonkey
Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best Insult Today
Replies: 73
Views: 11481

I've always liked:

That's a nice shirt/pants/hat/whatever you've got there ....

... for a clown ...

... on the way to the circus!

If you time it right you can get a nice double zing out of it.

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