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by ZenoBoy
Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Fantasy football drafting from BM? :(...
Replies: 40
Views: 1786

Re: Fantasy football drafting from BM? :(...

By Saturday, you're kind of hosed. You might be lucky to get an email out after about 10 tries and even that will take several minutes to clear your outbox. Come saturday the wifi at center camp is saturated since the city is at capacity the day of the burn. A phone call will be dodgy at best. Depen...
by ZenoBoy
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarp material advice needed...
Replies: 15
Views: 1607

Re: Tarp material advice needed...

You've gone from bad to worse with that 4 pole shade structure. That thing is a disaster just waiting to happen.
by ZenoBoy
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man
Replies: 519
Views: 129152

Re: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man

I've always struggled with self doubt and intense self critique that keeps me from reaching out. My normal assumption is that I'm just not that interesting compared to all the amazing people I meet, especially on the playa. Thanks to the people on eplaya who offered wonderful suggestions before head...
by ZenoBoy
Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Greywater evaporation for the enterprising contraptioneer
Replies: 10
Views: 1402

Re: Greywater evaporation for the enterprising contraptionee

Wow! Looking awesome.

A couple years back I built a version of the original single large disc. It worked well but I have often imagined ways to make it more a work of art. Sadly I haven't had a need for an evap pond since then.

Well done. I love the design and the compact foot print for transport.
by ZenoBoy
Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Ticket Paranoia!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 802

Re: Ticket Paranoia!!!

I have mine and my girlfriends in my Burning Man drawer of essential items and tools that go with me every year. Even though I know they're in there I can't get to sleep at night unless I peek in and touch them and say good night. It's freaking me out. I realize the only solution to this is to just ...
by ZenoBoy
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: hurricane tarp for shade structure???
Replies: 8
Views: 1635

Re: hurricane tarp for shade structure???

You should be fine. 10 mil is a decent thickness and having grommets every 18" is a better way to go. Last year we were camping at 7:15 & C (C frontage) on the side away from the man. I setup my monkey hut broadsides to the wind coming from the SW, I didn't want to create a wind tunnel havi...
by ZenoBoy
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: hurricane tarp for shade structure???
Replies: 8
Views: 1635

Re: hurricane tarp for shade structure???

I wouldn't feel comfortable using that brown poly tarp. It's only 7 mil which is definitely on the thin side, plus the grommets are spaced 24 inches apart leaving a lot of stress to fewer grommets. UV wise I think it should be fine, the site doesn't provide much information to go off. As for water p...
by ZenoBoy
Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Keeping Audio Equipment Clean
Replies: 23
Views: 3577

I've picked up a couple tidbits. The first and only real rule is that the dust will get in you can only try to mitigate it. Try and get all your gear up off the playa. I have stands for my speakers. If you use stands make sure they are securely anchored against the wind. In years past with older spe...
by ZenoBoy
Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: monkeyhut/rebar?
Replies: 6
Views: 915

I think I understand what you're asking. For the MH the rebar that the PVC slips over on either end of each rib is put in straight. You want to drive the rebar at least half way in, probably just a bit past half way. You want the rebar 90 degrees to the ground. The Monkey Hut instructions should exp...
by ZenoBoy
Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Aaagh! Good news / Bad News for a newb coming to the Playa
Replies: 10
Views: 1581

We have people in our camp who suddenly had to work for the first 3 days of the week next week. They are now flying in. We are hauling all their supplies so they can hop on the plane with a backpack and a jacket. They booked a small economy rental car. They land in Reno, get their car and drive out ...
by ZenoBoy
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Those bafflings RVs
Replies: 14
Views: 2068

WHAT??? No CO Poisoning this year?!?!?!?! Ohhhh man. The burn was better last year. I thought this was Burning Man, not Nanny Man. I never get to have any fun. All joking aside. I appreciate the input Token. I am looking up the Venturi Effect now. I don't have my catalog of Mr. Wizard videos so I am...
by ZenoBoy
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Those bafflings RVs
Replies: 14
Views: 2068

Thanks for all the great advice.

I went out and bought those metal accordion dryer ducts for the exhaust.

See you all in the dust!
by ZenoBoy
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Those bafflings RVs
Replies: 14
Views: 2068

Those bafflings RVs

As luck would have it around this time of year. I suddenly find myself with the ability to go to the Burn. HALLELUJAH! I will be joining a friend who is going in an RV this year. This is my 5th burn but first time in an RV and I am trying to learn all I can about being a good RV burner. I was hoping...
by ZenoBoy
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: In need of furry bike advice
Replies: 16
Views: 3122

Last year I wrapped my beach cruiser with orange fur. I bought 2 yards and cut it into 3" wide strips the length of the fabric and then wrapped it edge to edge at a slight angle, trimming the pieces to fit the various areas on the bike. At the ends of each piece I just zip tied it down tight. I...
by ZenoBoy
Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: HELP! First time burner cooking for 30 people!
Replies: 33
Views: 4860

Putting your coolers up on bricks helps a lot. The desert floor is not your friend for keeping food cold. Another thing that works is to wrap each cooler in Reflectix. You can find it at Lowe's. It's mylar bubble insulation. I had two coolers last year, wrapped them both. One was the deep freeze coo...
by ZenoBoy
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: British Burning man virgin looking for a camp to join?
Replies: 10
Views: 1387

Vegan Vixens rocked last year! I have been trying to find out if they are going to be back this year.

There is an irish pub that does something similar but I never went in last year. I'm sorry I can't remember the name.

It's a great way to do the burn!!!!
by ZenoBoy
Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Community Dinner Suggestions
Replies: 39
Views: 4255

Can you get your hands on a vacuum sealer? That will change your life, like seeing Jesus on toast! Premake your food, vacuum seal it, then freeze those mofos. Depending on what you make and if you need extra prep, garnish, etc. most of your time will only be spent boiling those bags in hot water. No...
by ZenoBoy
Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hi guys and gals! New guy here.
Replies: 30
Views: 3877

Last year a guy in our camp was on a 6 month RV cruise of America and he was towing a trailer with his quad and street motorcycle. At gate inspection he was told that none of those vehicles were allowed inside the event. He had to off load the bikes, lock them up, cover them as best he could and lea...
by ZenoBoy
Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: 3 THINGS THAT MAKE YOUR CAMP ROCK!
Replies: 72
Views: 6244

Where does one find the Naked Women on Trampolines handing out free waffles camp?

Ohhhhh let it begin!!!!!

I think I need to go clean up now.
by ZenoBoy
Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: I made a map.
Replies: 51
Views: 12216

Great job on the map. Very well done. Thanks for all the hard work!
by ZenoBoy
Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you wish you had known for your first burn...
Replies: 152
Views: 18609

PEE BUCKET!!!!

It wasn't until my 4th Burn that I discovered this glorious gem. Get a large bottle with a handle. I used a huge Gatorade bottle with those hinging handles. There is nothing worse then having to get up at 430A, bladder bursting and walk my ass through the cold to the porta potties.
by ZenoBoy
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Need advise what outdoor soundsystem to get for small camp
Replies: 26
Views: 2854

An 80W system is going to get swallowed out on the playa unless you plan to camp out past G. Even small camps that are just providing music for camp mates tend to be pretty beefy. Our DJ uses 2 - Behringer B212XL 12" 800W with a separate sub. I don't know what amp he uses though. That allowed u...
by ZenoBoy
Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Naked Old and Unattractive people on the playa?
Replies: 607
Views: 71643

I love it!!!!

The board has taken casanova's young, pretty, sour, unwrinkled lemons and turned them into Apricot Mead!!! HUZZAH!!!!!

If that isn't radical self reliance and BM ingenuity, I don't know what is!
by ZenoBoy
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Exp. RVers: Suggestions for House rules for renting an RV
Replies: 91
Views: 20056

Amazing info. Thanks to everyone for the info dump. I am wondering. How much extra fuel do people bring for running the genny for the week?

Thanks!
by ZenoBoy
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: 4th year Burner getting jaded...
Replies: 38
Views: 3330

I could not agree with Eric more. Last year was my 4th year. My 3rd year was one of those years that went wrong in so many ways it was enough for 3 people and I had thought of never coming back. Last year I brought a great friend of mine to his first burn and it was great. One of my best years yet. ...
by ZenoBoy
Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: My Frustration
Replies: 53
Views: 5387

My story, for what it's worth. In 2006, I had a group of I was going to be caravaning with and everyone dropped out at the last minute, I was meeting a theme camp once I arrived so I wasn't to stressed. I had an SUV and just me now heading to BM. I hopped on the ride share board and posted that I ha...
by ZenoBoy
Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Your Burning Man Traditions?
Replies: 96
Views: 23891

On the first night, go out to the man at sunset and have the first ice cold PBR of the week.
by ZenoBoy
Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5445
Views: 736130

Thanks everyone for the suggestions! This year I have volunteered for some greeter shifts which I am really looking forward to doing. I have done Ice Camp in the past but I'm a big guy so I always got stuffed in the back of the truck unloading ice. The Hot Dog idea is great. Adding that to the list ...
by ZenoBoy
Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5445
Views: 736130

Howdy to all, First time poster, 4th time burner. My last adventure to the playa was in 2007. I took 2008 off. 2007 was an awful year on the playa for me. When I left on Sunday I swore I would never return things went so wrong but after some heavy introspection and a year off I am going to return, n...

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