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by adamrice
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent or Car Port
Replies: 57
Views: 4250

Re: Tent or Car Port

Can you take out the back seat in your van to liberate some space?

Can you lash the poles to some fixed point in your van to keep them from sliding around? Once they're bundled together and lashed down, they shouldn't go anywhere.

Can you put something between the poles and the switch?
by adamrice
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: dying a springbar :)
Replies: 31
Views: 4444

Re: dying a springbar :)

You can re-waterproof a Springbar. I used a product called Aqua-tite to re-treat my ground cloth after camping on top of poison ivy and then washing it. I can't find it on the Springbar website now, but I'm pretty sure that I found this product on their recommendation. I did subsequently camp in a m...
by adamrice
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Simple Shelter
Replies: 22
Views: 3067

Re: Simple Shelter

If you're using a mesh cover (as opposed to a waterproof one) you can get away with a flat roof, and you've got more options for how to put it together. You can buy all the parts you need (corners, poles, tarp, bungie balls) a la carte and build what you want. Places like http://www.creativeshelters...
by adamrice
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How to attach two tarps: Glue? Sew? Tape?
Replies: 22
Views: 37089

Re: How to attach two tarps: Glue? Sew? Tape?

I've used HH-66 (and its equivalent, Weldon 66). I think they'd work if you get a good bond, but I agree that at this size, handling two tarps is preferable to handling one. Wish I knew about that circus seam a few years ago when I was working on my shade structure.
by adamrice
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Radiant Barrier Foil to Tarp Adhesion!
Replies: 33
Views: 8605

Re: Radiant Barrier Foil to Tarp Adhesion!

You are using the green DAP contact cement? If you are using a poly tarp and an aluminum foil barrier, applying to both side and allowing it to dry sufficiently (depending on humidity and temperature) and then allow it to cure over 24 hours Yep, that's what I'm using (though I'm using recycled bill...
by adamrice
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Radiant Barrier Foil to Tarp Adhesion!
Replies: 33
Views: 8605

Re: Radiant Barrier Foil to Tarp Adhesion!

I am experimenting with the DAP contact cement recommended upthread by workinonit. As far as I can tell, this stuff is about as sticky on radiant barrier as scotch tape. Unless I'm doing something wrong (always a possibility), it's completely useless.
by adamrice
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Big projects, money, and accounting
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: Big projects, money, and accounting

Thanks. $10K is right about what we're hoping to raise and I'm (perhaps unreasonably) optimistic we'll reach that. Our local community stepped up and raised about double that for the CORE project. I've already registered a DBA.
by adamrice
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Big projects, money, and accounting
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Big projects, money, and accounting

I'm the lead for a fairly large project. This is the biggest project I've led, and naturally I keep discovering new things I don't know. We're going to be launching our fundraising campaign in a few days, and just a couple of days ago, I asked myself "myself, how am I going to account for the incomi...
by adamrice
Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: '09 temple?
Replies: 103
Views: 25519

Temple progress report

A member of the Temple crew, Ira, has gotten online and posted a progress report, and some photos. He says that everyone made it out, they're working their asses off, and that progress is about as smooth as one could hope for. See: http://communityartmakers.com/archives/929/
by adamrice
Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Best route from Austin Tx?
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

North then west, not west then north

I'm driving out from Austin as well. Google actually suggests three different routes that are all similar in distance. Our outbound route is going to be I-35 to I-70; spend the night somewhere in Kansas. I-70 to I-25 and I-25 to I-80; spend the night somewhere around Salt Lake City; I-80 to Reno, ho...
by adamrice
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Poles into playa time question
Replies: 15
Views: 3255

T-posts

I've used T-posts for a vaguely similar installation (not at Burning Man, but at a regional burn). In my case, they were 8' T-posts driven about 1' into the ground (however deep it is when the spade is sunk). For this, you really need a ladder. Despite basically having sails rigged between them, and...
by adamrice
Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: '09 temple?
Replies: 103
Views: 25519

The fact that the Temple is being created by an Austin crew this year is what finally got me off my ass to come to Burning Man. A lot of my friends are involved. I think y'all can expect a larger Austin contingent than usual: the local community is really proud of Dave & Marillee, and I think a lot ...
by adamrice
Fri May 29, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: first-timer, wondering how to connect with theme camp
Replies: 2
Views: 599

first-timer, wondering how to connect with theme camp

I've been talking about going to Burning Man for about 10 years, but I think this really is going to be the year that my wife and I go. I'd be interested in camping with a theme camp, and not quite sure how to go about connecting. For my own part, I've been a part of Burning Flipside six times, the ...

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