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by manowar
Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: Ending on a Monday?
Replies: 10
Views: 3412

The Man burns on Saturday. and once on late Monday....or was it early Tuesday? Time was already a blur by then. The Temple burns on Sunday. It was a Tuesday....I remember it well. Or rather I know we showed up Monday afternoon and were there to see it so barring a warping of the space time continuu...
by manowar
Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:11 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Advice for FIRE HORNS?
Replies: 19
Views: 5200

OK but back on the actual topic. I think I was looking at the same pictures you were cus the same ideas has been going through my head. One of the many as I start to think about what I'd like to do for next year. So I guess I should thank you for focusing my thoughts on this a little. I think people...
by manowar
Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:37 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Advice for FIRE HORNS?
Replies: 19
Views: 5200

thermite is pretty intense stuff. crazy hot. ours wouldn't light with a sparkler though, it required a torch. Yeah careful with that stuff. Last time I made just a small batch and ended up picking metal bits out of my face for a week. So umm yes it can explode if you make it right. As for getting i...
by manowar
Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:26 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What changes to Burning Man would you suggest to improve it?
Replies: 88
Views: 14943

Guns. Bigger ones too. Yes, let's bring back the drive by shooting range. Oh and try and have less Yahoos as well. ......Wait I think....yes... I think I see a way those two might work together. Now if we could only agree on what constitutes a yahoo. Ah hell, just arm everyone. Last one standing, d...
by manowar
Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:07 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: "Geocaching" on the playa?
Replies: 27
Views: 4423

You should have asked about this before the event. There were apparently severl caches out there, although I don't know how the coordinates were distributed to people. The small white house out in the middle of the playa had one in its mail box. Saw one guy with a GPS ride up and look around til he ...
by manowar
Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:22 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: "Down in Front" Fascism Is Ruining My Burn
Replies: 193
Views: 39823

Last year was my first year and I got to the burn a little late and had a hard time seeing anything. So this year I got out there early and had a front row seat. Anyways being out there early we happened to be right next to a group of rangers when they got a quick orientation from a more experienced...
by manowar
Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:35 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Can we fit 3 people in this vehicle setup?
Replies: 22
Views: 4806

Yeah you should be able to do it. I put 4 people in a dodge durango last year. OK we had a roof rack and it was still a bit tight, but we drove from LA and back just fine. The Jeep is a little smaller of a vehical so I doubt you'd get 4 and gear 3 should be OK>
by manowar
Sat Jul 17, 2004 10:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Structure advice
Replies: 27
Views: 5657

I built a very similar shade stucture last year. Worked great and will be returning with me this year. I used wood dowels joined with PVC. Here's the thread that talks about it.
http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic. ... highlight=
by manowar
Wed Jul 14, 2004 12:17 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: 500 pieces of 1inch PVC.. what can I do?
Replies: 4
Views: 1516

Hmmm I'm thinking some assorted connectors and some spay paint and you've got a playa sized set of tinker toys.
by manowar
Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: extreme weather conditions...all should read
Replies: 74
Views: 12836

The GPS idea is great if you happen to have one, expensive if you don't. I remember hearing my old grandpa ramble on about something they used to have before GPS, I think they called it a compass or something. Not sure, though he may have been pulling my leg or just plain crazy. Said they didnt requ...
by manowar
Fri Jun 25, 2004 11:04 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: art installation has some questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

How to do this, let me count the ways. I do have quite the knack for these types of things. I have no idea what type of door or light your planning on using but one of these should work or at least give you some ideas. 1. Go out to your car and open the door, light should come on. Usually this is do...
by manowar
Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Second Year Burner Disease
Replies: 16
Views: 3910

So your saying you might be a second year burner if.... You decide your bike needs more decorations... You decide your bike should be a rocket ship.... You decide your rocket ship must have dual flame throwers as "real rockets" You decide you should add large bubble guns to run when you can't safely...
by manowar
Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:09 pm
Forum: 2004 Theme: the Vault of Heaven
Topic: i have been abandoned
Replies: 12
Views: 12943

Yeah I've had similar experiences. Tried to go in 2000 and had people bail on me. Tried again last year and had 3 or 4 people bail on me last minute again. Almost called off going again, glad I didn't. So are you looking to form a camp, join something or just venting a little?
by manowar
Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Simple, cheap, shade structure
Replies: 26
Views: 9824

Hey Manowar, I have a few questions, and maybe you can help with it. I think I want to build a rectangular shade structure with a fabric cover on top, and then an RV on one side and box truck on the other side for a bit of wind break. It sounds like it might be a little similar to your's. How did y...
by manowar
Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:53 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Glowies, Blinkies, UVies & Other Illuminations
Replies: 845
Views: 240621

As far as bikes go, check out your local auto parts shop or isle at (insert chain store saling cheap, import goods here). Just about any lighting system for a car is usable on a bike with 12 V battery. It's a lot easier to just find something that runs off 9 or 12 volts than it is to power an invert...
by manowar
Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:44 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: tell me about your keg exeriences.
Replies: 8
Views: 2761

The people I camped with last year always had a cold keg to offer (At least everyone said it was cold, since I don't drink we'll have to take their word for it.) The way they did it was to hook the keg spigot up to a buch of plastic tubing like you use for an ice maker. This tubing was then coiled t...
by manowar
Fri Jun 04, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: camping with strangers
Replies: 10
Views: 2505

My advice would be to just start talking to a few people. If you start getting a bad vibe or still find yourself worried how it'll work out after a couple of conversations, it's probably not meant to be. On the other hand you might find that someone just seems to fit right in and is able to contribu...
by manowar
Wed May 26, 2004 10:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best compact easy transport wind worthy shade structure?
Replies: 15
Views: 3776

The structure I built for last year was very light and compact. It could easily be place in a small carry bag and checked onto a plane. Over all it provided 12' x 20' or so of shade. It was also cheap and easy to build. http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=2965 It might give you some ideas.
by manowar
Mon May 17, 2004 11:37 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone else going alone?
Replies: 44
Views: 10274

Just because you don't know anyone doesn't mean you've got to go solo. Last year I decided to go about June and put together a group of 4 people....who all cancelled on me with less than a month to go. I was facing the prospect of going alone and almost called it off, but then I decided to I was goi...
by manowar
Sat Apr 24, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Let's talk SOLAR POWER
Replies: 15
Views: 3971

If you only want to run during the day, you can leave the battery at home and just bring a solar panel. In that case it's best to connect up a large capacitor in place of the battery, to smooth the voltage out. You can get them from any place that sales garage door openers. Two things to remember, l...
by manowar
Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:16 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Weird Sealant Stuff I saw...
Replies: 16
Views: 4643

check out any of the big chemical guys, Dow, 3M etc. They will often sample out products on request for companies to try. My experience has been that 10 gallons is often the smallest amount they offer, so a single sample would probably do you if you can find a product (by name/number) that meets you...
by manowar
Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Avatars...quick ways to make them?
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

This is the program I use. http://www.irfanview.com/ It's free and it'll also play/display just about anything. I usally find an image I like and then play with the crop, resize, and color reduction options until I have something I'm happy with.
by manowar
Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:02 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Jerri from Survivor and other celebrities
Replies: 74
Views: 26059

Saw her on one of the morning shows while getting ready for work. Caught my attention when they started talking about her performing with Mutaytor. Sounds to me like she's counting the days down just like the rest of us.
by manowar
Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How can you jam a GPS device and cell phones!
Replies: 61
Views: 10669

There is a HUGE difference between a Faraday cage and a building or car.... If you have ANY holes above a certain size (you can use a fairly fine copper mesh), it fails. If the door doesn't fit EXACTLY so, it fails. The glass windows on a car or building negate the sheilding ability of the cage. Ot...
by manowar
Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:38 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How can you jam a GPS device and cell phones!
Replies: 61
Views: 10669

don't a lot of movie theaters and hospitals have the cdma jammers installed? Almost all casinos have them to prevent cheating. Next time you're in Vega check your phone as you walk on to the floor. As for the legality of jamming, FCC regs state that a device must: 1. not interfere with another devi...
by manowar
Mon Mar 08, 2004 2:39 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Camera-care
Replies: 29
Views: 7373

We were there for the whole week last year, and I set aside one day for getting pics of art pieces and structures that intrigued me. I'm glad that I did, since a visual helps A LOT when you're trying to explain Burning Man to people, but the camera turns into an anchor if you're dragging it around ...
by manowar
Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:21 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Camera-care
Replies: 29
Views: 7373

There are probably a large number of good reasons not bring an expensive camera out to the Playa and you'll probably hear about them. That being said, I took a cheaper digital camera out last year and had no problems beyond dust buildup on the lens that was easily fixed by some lens paper. If you're...
by manowar
Sat Feb 28, 2004 1:05 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: I dream of a playa without gasoline....or generator noise or
Replies: 5
Views: 2805

Maybe I should tell you that I'm an electrical engineer. I took a laptop out to the playa last year and have been looking into buying a Honda generator for this year. I'm all infavor of power on the playa. After all what would BM be without all the lights and the music? What I found so cool about th...
by manowar
Sat Feb 28, 2004 12:15 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: I dream of a playa without gasoline....or generator noise or
Replies: 5
Views: 2805

I dream of a playa without gasoline....or generator noise or

Wow I just found this on the net the other day and had to share. http://www.mgeups.com/products/pdt120/alternat/fuelcell/index.htm I know all you alternative energy people are saying 'fuelcells, yeah big deal, old news' Well the cool thing about this is YOU CAN ACTUALLY BUY IT! Yup that's right if y...
by manowar
Fri Feb 27, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Simple, cheap, shade structure
Replies: 26
Views: 9824

The only thing that broke on it was one of the guy wires. As I was setting it up, I was digging through my stuff looking for the rope I'd brought and a camp mate pulled out this nylon cord and said I could use it instead. I had doubts about it holding (well founded doubts as it turned out) but let h...

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