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by professorzed
Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Gift Economy Currency
Replies: 28
Views: 4666

Gift economy currency

I think the drawing is awesome! T-shirts or bandannas, pretty much your choice. Personally I would suggest bandannas instead, for several reasons. -Cheaper to buy, easier to make. -Smaller and easier to pack/ carry/ distribute. -More practical. Not everyone wears a T-shirt on the playa all the time,...
by professorzed
Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Flavor Into A Camelbak?
Replies: 29
Views: 11633

Flavah in a camelback

I honestly think the worst problem with putting flavoring in a Camelback is just that the water in the camelback will ALWAYS taste a little bit like what you first put into it. Even if you add new flavors, the first flavor doesn't go away. So if you used ice tea at first, then changed it to fruit pu...
by professorzed
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: C-PAPs & BRC
Replies: 15
Views: 2692

cpap

There are travel CPAP machines now, with their own battery kits. http://www.cpap.com/cpap-battery-power/cpap-battery.php Pre-filtering? Some have suggested putting the CPAP inside a box made out of furnace filters. In some cases you can wear a plastic dental mouth guard which does the same thing as ...
by professorzed
Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: third party rental truck insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 3012

3rd party

you mean an additional driver of the truck you rent?

I thought it was automatic. Otherwise, just ask the company you rent the truck from. "Are additional drivers allowed?"
by professorzed
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Gifting
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Have you ever heard of the expression: "Only Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon-day sun?" This came from colonial Africa. While the sparsely clad natives in South Africa had to take shelter from the oppressive heat of the noon-day African sun, the British soldiers were able to function right...
by professorzed
Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Lighting my art just with solar?
Replies: 7
Views: 1679

Batteries

Hi Brody, I remember you from Tribe. The trick to getting the most out of your solar powered batteries is to simply [b]upgrade the batteries[/b] that come with your solar light to better solar batteries. The batteries in most solar powered lights (path lights, etc.) are only designed to last for 6 h...
by professorzed
Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Question about pre-fab barns/sheds/buildings etc
Replies: 28
Views: 6995

shipping containers

I think you can rent them. You don't HAVE to buy them. Still, even if you do rent them, the cost of transporting them there...and back again....would be expensive. It would also be a shame to ship them out there empty. So, maybe the Megalopolis project will be bringing all their stuff in shipping co...
by professorzed
Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Drug Dogs / K9 Unit Resource
Replies: 22
Views: 8704

Drug dogs

One thing that drives Drug sniffing dogs absolutely batty, is the urine from a female wolf in heat. Wolves are part of the same family as dogs (Canines), and the pheromones in the scent of a female Canine in heat just drives them nuts...even the female dogs go loopy (they don't like the competition)...
by professorzed
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: RV's vs Tents
Replies: 42
Views: 9641

Tenting vs RVs

[quote]Planning on going to BM this year for my first time... heading up from Los Angeles with a few friends and we are debating between RV and tent... I like the idea of tenting and feel it's more in the burning man spirit, but about 1/2 our group really feels RV is the way to go for the extreme we...
by professorzed
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Question about pre-fab barns/sheds/buildings etc
Replies: 28
Views: 6995

Megalopolis

The Megalopolis idea is the best one yet. They are already purchasing and transporting the lumber, they have an international fund-raising effort in place, and they are looking for artists. It looks like they have everything they need for their downtown, but they could use a commerce center, or a ba...
by professorzed
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Question about pre-fab barns/sheds/buildings etc
Replies: 28
Views: 6995

temp barns

[quote](20 x 30 feet), 12 feet high[/quote] Well, what I was thinking is that you might be able to split the cost of a new Quonset hut structure with a farmer in the surrounding area. Gerlach, Empire, Reno, Winnemuca, etc. I'm wondering now about a grain silo? I see grain silos that are falling down...
by professorzed
Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Canada hats, flags, themes... question ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1940

high speed chase

Well since we are into funny commercials.

Ever see a Canadian high speed car chase?

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by professorzed
Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Question about pre-fab barns/sheds/buildings etc
Replies: 28
Views: 6995

Pre-Fab barns

A pole barn would work. I think a pole barn is the same thing as a Quonset hut? I was going to suggest making a Maxi monkey hut. You are probably already familiar with these since a lot of people use these as shade structures at Burning Man. You could easily make it to the size and height that you n...
by professorzed
Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Question about work spaces/art residencies for a foreigner.
Replies: 10
Views: 2018

Brainstorming

I'm just brainstorming here.... Have you heard of Mark Pauline and Survival Research Laboratories? http://www.srl.org/ Mark Pauline was formerly based out of San Francisco, but has moved to a cheaper location with more space. They do large scale art, pretty dangerous art as well. I know they have ha...
by professorzed
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Shipping from NYC?
Replies: 14
Views: 2391

shipping from NYC

Can you contact the people that organize the shipping container from NYC? I don't see why they would discontinue it. Such a useful service, and so many people in NYC and the surrounding area that would find it useful. (i.e. the North-east coast) I think if the organizers got tired of the hassle, the...
by professorzed
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Handcuffs as a bike lock?
Replies: 38
Views: 8614

handcuffs as a bike lock

I have seen bike locks designed off the handcuff design. In fact, the bicycles in India have a kind of handcuff each (separated pair) which fits around each wheel. Foot shackles are much better than handcuffs, as someone else pointed out. The chain between the cuffs is a lot longer, so you could act...
by professorzed
Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The word on playa dust and links for the newbie -
Replies: 189
Views: 32187

Soda water

On the topic of using vinegar to neutralize the alkalinity of the playa dust. I remember reading that someone has successfully used [b]soda water[/b] to do this. It has the same acidity as vinegar/ lemon juice, but without the smell. It makes for a good drink mix too. Scotch and soda, gin and tonic,...
by professorzed
Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Canada hats, flags, themes... question ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1940

Canada flag

Hi, I am from Canada too. I also haven't been to Burning Man yet. I wanted to go last year, but never made it. In preparation for last year, I sewed or attached a Canadian flag or maple leaf on every piece of equipment that I was bringing. My reason for doing this wasn't so much to brag about my nat...
by professorzed
Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: How to bring the stuff?
Replies: 26
Views: 4894

Playaware

Hi Etienne, Are these [b]special[/b] tables and chairs that you want to bring? Are they hand painted works of art you want to show off? If not, I would consider leaving them at home in Iowa and picking some furniture up from Freecycle in Salt Lake City or something. You might want to consider some o...
by professorzed
Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Shaving at Burning Man
Replies: 64
Views: 10844

Shaving

I used to shave every day. Then I grew a goatee, and eventually a full beard. The thing about growing a beard is that the itching [i]eventually[/i] STOPS. This usually happens after two or three days. The reason a new beard itches so much is because the short little whiskers curve back against your ...
by professorzed
Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Kickstarter for a foreigner
Replies: 9
Views: 2193

Foreigners bringing art to the playa

I think it depends on the size of your art. I am a foreigner as well. There are some folks here from Toronto that are transporting a huge art piece down to the playa this year. It is called 'The heart machine'. They held a party to help raise the $10,000 or so to transport it there and back. My advi...
by professorzed
Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bikes
Replies: 32
Views: 4338

Fuzzy cuffs

I think fuzzy cuffs are handcuffs with fake fur on them. Ordinary handcuffs work well as bike locks, but some handcuffs used for kinky sex have fake fur on the outside just for looks. In this case they might actually be hidden by the fake fur on the bike frame. http://www.kk.org/streetuse/handcuffs-...
by professorzed
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burned by the Man
Replies: 7
Views: 1421

[quote="Badger"]I think some of the problems were: No, the problem was cluelessness. Cluelessness on your part. What the FUCK did you think would happen with you coming across the fucking border with packs of rolling papers and multiple goddamn pipes? Dude, go dig for sympathy somewhere else.[/quote...
by professorzed
Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burned by the Man
Replies: 7
Views: 1421

Burned by the Man

I had a ticket for Reno Saturday morning before the week of Burning Man. I had a ride arranged up to the playa, my luggage was paid for and I had two nights in a hotel already paid for (no refund). I had already paid $100 deposit on getting a ride back to Toronto in an RV. However, I had a problem i...
by professorzed
Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: newbie from SF trying to connect with others for ride etc
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Ride from SF

Hi trashtrampoline,

I am looking for a ride from San Francisco myself. So far, not much luck. Have you checked the Burning Man ride system?
by professorzed
Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Airbrush artist needed for Airbrush themed camp!
Replies: 7
Views: 2091

Airbrush artist

Hi Jake-O-Saurus. I am an airbrush artist from Toronto, Canada. There is no way in H-E-double hockey sticks that I will be able to bring my compressor down. Would you want me to bring my airbrushes down? What about body paint?
by professorzed
Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Odds of finding ride at airport?
Replies: 30
Views: 4135

Price jacking

Thanks for the offer J2cool.

My concern is that I have heard rental companies in Reno quadrupling their car and truck rental prices the week before the burn. Has anyone else heard this?
by professorzed
Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Bikes - anyone delivering to the playa?
Replies: 9
Views: 1541

[quote="gyre"] Many need some work, especially a better seat and higher post. Buying a cheap bike in a store may be a better option sometimes.[/quote] That's a good point Gyre. I fully intend to bring my own big, fat, puffy, cushy bike seat covered in lamb's wool when I fly, as well as some bike lig...
by professorzed
Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Making a smaller bike "bigger"
Replies: 10
Views: 2100

Making a small bike, taller.

I don't think the size of the bike itself is much of an issue. I knew a bike mechanic that was 6'4" and he used to ride on children's bicycles. All you have to do is raise the seatpost and the handlebars up high enough. You could get another bike and give this one to another Burner. Then again, you ...
by professorzed
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: First time to Burning Man....
Replies: 19
Views: 2550

Old School

Some people like to take an old school bus and transform it into an RV.

The school buses are cheap, compared to a regular RV. However, you need a 'C' license to drive one. You also need the time and skill to rip out all the seats and put in plumbing and electrical.

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