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by danibel
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 237
Views: 9028

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

It came onto the playa in three pieces, why can't it leave that way again? This whole thing is a shitshow.

But the memes are funny. so. there is that.
by danibel
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 237
Views: 9028

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

Jackass wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:38 pm
It's going to have to end up going out the same way it came in.
The sooner they admit that, the sooner this will all be over...
This is the part I don't understand. Why aren't they dismantling it and hauling it off? What is the current situation?
by danibel
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 582
Views: 33500

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

Monday or Tuesday morning after the burn, I was enjoying a cup of coffee with death B4 decaf and a nice older man walked up and asked if we still had coffee. Yes. He got himself a cup and found a seat. He told us he was with Ethenos and had been having a marvelous burn. He told me about the talks th...
by danibel
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 94425

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Quick question: For 1/2" x 14" or 1/2" x 18" lag screws, what kind of wired impact driver should I get? How much torque will I need? Our camp has about 8 carports and 3 yurts that need securing, and I'm looking to get rid of all our rebar. Thanks! David I used 1/2 by 16 inch Lags to secure my flat ...
by danibel
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Internet Access
Replies: 18
Views: 1075

Re: Internet Access

My friend bought a burning-FI thingie and it didn't work. At all.

No idea if she is asking for or will receive a refund. She needed to check emails and had to run around and find a working wi-fi.
by danibel
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 94425

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

FIGJAM wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:32 pm
I've switched to mule tape because it's cheap and the 3/4" has a 2500 pound breaking strength.

Made for tension!!! 8)
Figjam. Where were you camped this year? I should have gone to find you. I ended up using ratchet straps because the mule tape and knots scared me.
by danibel
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 94425

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Regarding chain links...that's what I use. It was the easiest thing in the world and I made bin of them, more than I'll need. I would just clamp a link sideways in a vise, then with a few strokes of a sharp hacksaw make a cut through one side of the link. Then with pliers twist the link along the a...
by danibel
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 2018 Exodus / Traffic, stories
Replies: 83
Views: 2996

Re: 2018 Exodus / Traffic, stories

Started packing camp at 9am Tuesday the 4th. Finished at 2pm and departed camp at 3:45 & C. Hit the pavement at 2:50pm. Stopped just south of Gerlach for a road closure due to fire 8 miles south of Empire. Pulsed a few times then open road. Landed at the Peppermill in Reno at 6:07pm. Four hours from...
by danibel
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Remembering MyLarry
Replies: 27
Views: 1345

Re: Remembering MyLarry

I met MyLarry at the M&G a few years ago. He helped me find the snacks and a beer. I knew him mostly from the stories AntiM shared about her amazing sweet devoted hubby. I am so sorry we lost this gentle soul. big hugs.
by danibel
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: New Vehicle with no license plates
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: New Vehicle with no license plates

A few years back I bought a used van. The auto dealer put one of their ads over the plate and I had the paper reg taped in the window. I found out later that the plate had expired months before but of course it didn't matter because I had paid the reg to the dealer when I bought it. Fast forward 3 ...
by danibel
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 94425

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I used mule tape with a water knot to form a loop, and then I put the loop through itself around the lag screw which would tighten down to form a loop I could tie off to. So it's basically just replacing the chain, and then I tie down to the mule tape loop. This way you can also re-tighten easily w...
by danibel
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 94425

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Nice, but pricey. I do the mule-tape, water knot and flat washer method. And that site looks cheaper than Amazon. Is the water knot more secure than a square? I did a test run of my shade mule tape this weekend, and I am not feeling confident at all with mule loops. Thinking about running out to HD...
by danibel
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: New Vehicle with no license plates
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: New Vehicle with no license plates

A few years back I bought a used van. The auto dealer put one of their ads over the plate and I had the paper reg taped in the window. I found out later that the plate had expired months before but of course it didn't matter because I had paid the reg to the dealer when I bought it. Fast forward 3 d...
by danibel
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 94425

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Nice, but pricey. I do the mule-tape, water knot and flat washer method. And that site looks cheaper than Amazon. Is the water knot more secure than a square? I did a test run of my shade mule tape this weekend, and I am not feeling confident at all with mule loops. Thinking about running out to HD...
by danibel
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 11825

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

AfricanFire wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:33 pm
Other than a few items of fresh food, I'm done buying anything more. Seriously. Change my Amazon password.
OMG. Can you change mine too? It's like christmas every day. I come home and there are packages galore! This has to stop! (after the next order, because I NEED things!!!).
by danibel
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 11825

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Friday I spent one hour and 46 minutes at the DMV to get my tags that expire on 8/31/18. When I told the supervisor that I couldn't register online or at a kiosk, she had to check herself. Finally let me stand in a loooooong line to get my tags. No idea why my registration was flagged, but it was. Y...
by danibel
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Canvas floorcloth
Replies: 37
Views: 7971

Re: Canvas floorcloth

After searching for a good priced canvas drop cloth, I found used billboard vinyl and I am going with that for the public spaces. I don't think it will be as light as canvas, but I hope it lasts a few years!
by danibel
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What is your floor?
Replies: 24
Views: 2710

Re: What is your floor?

I just ordered a big piece of used billboard vinyl that I can cut into two pieces to use in our public spaces (two 10x20 carports). It was much cheaper to buy one long piece and then cut it. But my question is this: Do I need grommets? Or should I duct tape all the edges? I don't want it to fray and...
by danibel
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art
Replies: 18
Views: 1504

Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art

My best wishes for health to you. I planned to come see you, but will just have to wait until another burn. XO
by danibel
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?

Traveller in Time wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:32 pm
425 or 990?
OMG. I am waaaaay behind the times!!! I didn't know they changed it. mea culpa.
by danibel
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?

I have a ticket but I have friends of course looking that were not able to get a DGS code, missed out in the main sale and OMG sale. They are not able to afford the presales. I am finding fewer $425 tickets overall - all the people reselling have keyed in on the fact that you don't really know if it...
by danibel
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 11825

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Yay. Heater and air conditioner fixed in my van. It broke because of excessive dust in the blower motor. How did that happen? Sewing like crazy to fix shade structure decor. Next up....Playa laundry. I can't be the only one that unpacks a bin of playa. I just fixed my van AC for the third time. Fir...
by danibel
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 11825

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Booked a swanky spa suite at the Peppermill for exodus. I've been wanting to do this for years, now I am finally going to get to do it!
by danibel
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Reselling or donating camping equipment?
Replies: 32
Views: 4546

Re: Reselling or donating camping equipment?

The more we facilitate people being able to attend and not take care of their own shit, the more of this we create. Why the hell do people choose to fly to an event unable to carry in and out all their shit, to an event where that’s what you need to do? It's a fabulous question. I think the cat is ...
by danibel
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Camping cooking equipment rental in Reno?
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

Re: Camping cooking equipment rental in Reno?

I think things that go to the playa generally are only used again on the playa, so you won't find many that want to send camping gear out there. That being said - maybe playa pads has something? might be overkill for your needs, but they do have a basic set up.
by danibel
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Reselling or donating camping equipment?
Replies: 32
Views: 4546

Re: Reselling or donating camping equipment?

Check out playa pads. A search on google will pull it up. Burners with an outfit in Reno that rents the basics. Looks like it all fits in a standard sized rental. Includes bikes. I think this could be a great option for you. They take the stuff back after you've used it and recycle it for another bu...
by danibel
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 11825

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Strata wrote:
What are some of your favorites?
Baked potatoes! Can be topped with anything out of the cooler! Polenta with tomato sauce. I also buy take out and seal a big meal into two servings. I did learn - never seal grapes. They get squished and flat. No good.
by danibel
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 11825

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

I bought my own food saver! it was on sale on best buy and I just couldn't pass it up. I've been borrowing one twice a year, now I will have my own and I am super stoked!
by danibel
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cordless hammer drill to drive rebar?
Replies: 17
Views: 1642

Re: Cordless hammer drill to drive rebar?

Little Jack. Go to Golden State Lumber in Newark. (That's near you, right?) they will order lag screws in any size. Very cheap too. In fact they have 12" ones in the store. I just got my 16 " ones for $1.50 each. Dang. Golden State is too far from me. I am going to see if my local lumber place will...
by danibel
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 94425

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I see mule tape used on this thread, but I am not by any means a knot expert. I don't want to leave to chance (or lack of knowledge) the ability to safely secure my big ass shade. Chain is great but takes a hella lotta time, tools, and money Mule tape is stronger than some of the chain that can fit...

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