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by The Bee
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade advice - traveling from London
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: Shade advice - traveling from London

The burner artist who made the Serpent Twins sells shade kits in various sizes that you can pick up in Oakland CA, or in Gerlach. The structure is made from EMT metal conduit. The kit includes the conduit for the legs and frame, fittings, bungee balls and tarps. I believe you provide your own method...
by The Bee
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: 12 volt amp and bookshelf speakers
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: 12 volt amp and bookshelf speakers

Thanks for the replies. I did get an amp, and I went to Marvac's (like Radio Shack) and found a power connector that fits the amp and has alligator clips to connect to a DC battery. So I don't have to butcher the AC-DC adaptor that came with the amp.

I'll see how it works next week!
by The Bee
Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: 12 volt amp and bookshelf speakers
Replies: 5
Views: 958

12 volt amp and bookshelf speakers

I'm considering buying a small class T digital mini amp like the Topping TP21 or the Lepai TA2020 to power some bookshelf speakers so I can play tunes in my camp. Will it work? These amps come with an AC to DC adapter. I have a deep cycle 12 volt marine battery. If I cut the brick off the adapter, c...
by The Bee
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Rain Coat
Replies: 15
Views: 1778

Re: Rain Coat

Wool maintains its insulating properties when it's wet. That's how sheep stay warm in the rain. You'll be fine.
by The Bee
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 372098

Re: One Item for BM a Day

I bought some of those motorcycle glasses with the foam padding because I can't stand wearing goggles. One clear pair for night, and one tinted for day. Problem: the glasses are made for fat heads. (Nothing personal against Harley riders). My head is shaped more like the prow of a ship, and with the...
by The Bee
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Playa-tech rhythm
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Playa-tech rhythm

They have a lot of great podcasts on http://distrikt.podomatic.com/ . The one I was listening to this morning is episode 21, Zach Moore.
http://distrikt.podomatic.com/entry/2011-11-16T07_24_50-08_00
by The Bee
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Playa-tech rhythm
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Playa-tech rhythm

I'm preparing for Burning Man right now by listening to a Distrikt podcast from last year's event while I surf e-playa. (I'm hooked on this music now which along with a couple of strong cups of coffee really gets me going on a Sunday morning.) Looking at a post from JungleSmacks and admiring his bli...
by The Bee
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Guying down a canvas yurt?
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: Guying down a canvas yurt?

Use ratcheting tie-downs. The kind that people use to attach motorcycles to trailers.
by The Bee
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Recommendations for an old-lady-solo-new comer?
Replies: 45
Views: 3394

Re: Recommendations for an old-lady-solo-new comer?

For my first burn, I couldn't make it to the playa until mid week because of job constraints. My wife wanted to go for the whole week. She sat through a dust storm in line on opening day, and then set up our tent and shade structure on her own. She's not a hair taller than 5' and we're in our 50's. ...
by The Bee
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Looking for the maker of this van shade
Replies: 8
Views: 2235

Re: Looking for the maker of this van shade

I built my van shade off the side of my van (not the back like in the pic you posted.) I used a combination of shade cloth and camo cloth, and I used pvc poles. Attached the cloth to the pvc using regular bungie-balls. It moves around a bit in the wind, but that's OK. Last year was the first year I ...
by The Bee
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread
Replies: 1057
Views: 52092

Re: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread

I couldn't take all the excitement here, so I left for a while to make dinner and have a few glasses of wine.... And when I came back... YES! Confirmation email. 2 tix @ 320. Now I can handle the excitement! Year 5 for me. Congrats to all who are partying and sleeping well tonight. See you in the du...
by The Bee
Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Fears for tiers
Replies: 37
Views: 2007

Re: Fears for tiers

theCryptofishist wrote:I don't know it's the intent, but it does in fact work out that way.

Well it doesn't have to work that way, and the announcement and FAQ leave the question ambiguous.
by The Bee
Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Fears for tiers
Replies: 37
Views: 2007

Re: Fears for tiers

If I am willing and able to purchase a ticket at the top price of $390, and if I register for tier 3, then it seems very wrong that I might only pay $240. Wrong in the sense that it makes that less expensive ticket un-available for someone who can't afford the higher price. Is that really the intent?
by The Bee
Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 44354

Re: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ

stretch80 wrote:I don't get the whole: Lets celebrate the birth of someone who was killed by giving gifts - thing

I don't get it either, but lets not distort history: he was killed by being nailed to a cross; he was not killed by giving gifts.
by The Bee
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 44354

Re: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ

Yep, i'm entering every freaking drawing there is. As are most people i've checked in with. There are only two drawings: the Pre-sale and the Main sale. If you can afford it, enter the pre sale and pay $420 per ticket. Otherwise, enter the main sale. If you enter the main sale, you will get awarded...
by The Bee
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: Put The BURN Back in Burning Man!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3884

Re: Put The BURN Back in Burning Man!!!

Did you see the flaming skeletons riding a tandem bicycle around the playa? The actual rider was dressed in black and invisible from a distance. Behind him were two skeletons on fire, pedaling with flaming legs moving up and down with the pedals. From a distance, all you could see were the two flami...
by The Bee
Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you learned on playa this year
Replies: 149
Views: 9072

Re: One thing you learned on playa this year

I learned that I need to pack more socks and fewer pairs of under-ware. Under-ware is redundant. Socks are essential.
by The Bee
Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you learned on playa this year
Replies: 149
Views: 9072

Re: One thing you learned on playa this year

I have learned something, not from the playa but from being back in defaultia afterwards. I need to participate more i have got used to finding my niche and staying there, I want to rejoin the human race, be part of everything i do. its expressing itself as a desire to go and live over there in the...
by The Bee
Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you learned on playa this year
Replies: 149
Views: 9072

Re: One thing you learned on playa this year

robbidobbs wrote:THE BLUE BLINKY LIGHTS ROCK - these have been out at the open playa banks for about 6 or so years. Blue of DPW tells me they're considering funding for all banks to be blinkied.

Yay! I hope they add blue blinkies to all the porta-banks. That would be a life saver on many occasions.
by The Bee
Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831497

Re: cooling your tent or van

My bucket cooler was less than optimal this year. I had it outside my van with about 3 feet of ducting going up into the side window of the van. The problem was that my fan was not powerful enough, the ducting was too long, and the cooler was on the sunny side of the van so the cool air warmed up qu...
by The Bee
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Temple Burn -- one hour of silence and reverence possible?
Replies: 148
Views: 12579

Re: Temple Burn -- one hour of silence and reverence possibl

As for silence, man, hearing that mammoth structure crackle and whoosh in silence was fucking awesome to even an atheist like myself! Absolutely! Don't need no rules or dictates to appreciate the sound in silence of that fire. And this year it was particularly awesome with whooshes and cracks and b...
by The Bee
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: If you could choose ONE; what is your favorite 2011 moment?
Replies: 20
Views: 1815

Re: If you could choose ONE; what is your favorite 2011 mome

"Come to us Robot Heart!" As if on cue.. we see the heart start moving off in the distance from camp. Wow. Very nice magic! My favorite moment lasted all Friday night and through the dawn Saturday. I went to Disco Knights where they were playing some kick-ass House music and the vibe was ...
by The Bee
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: MOOP and the Future of the Burn.
Replies: 37
Views: 3078

Re: MOOP and the Future of the Burn.

A trend that I do see happening more and more, which I don't care for is how when people are packing up their camps they'll leave stuff that they think others will want piled up around the street signs. Our neighbors left a cheezy pop-up shade structure. They were flying out, had bought it in Reno,...
by The Bee
Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2011 Eplaya Meet & Greet
Replies: 28
Views: 2562

Re: 2011 Eplaya Meet & Greet

Apologies to all for being late. I missed the name tags and food. So I wolfed down my own potato-leek soup and enjoyed some ice-cream. I was perhaps mistaken for some general party-crashing rabble, but thanks for the ice-cream! Somebody was civil enough to introduce themselves, but I don't remember ...
by The Bee
Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: Some dysfunctions this year
Replies: 50
Views: 4227

Re: Some dysfunctions this year

The two towers in deep playa were part of the set for a performance piece by Isis Vision that played after the temple burn. It was a fabulous combination of aerial dance and light projections. Two angels followed a globe along the zip line between the towers. Light projections on the angels' robes m...
by The Bee
Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: **ANXIETY**
Replies: 135
Views: 13045

Re: **ANXIETY**

My friend Meri had her flight postponed so I can't pick her up at the Reno airport. Now I have anxiety for her sake. I gave her the link to the ride share board. Her flight arrives Tuesday at 6:30 pm. I'm anxious for her because it's her first burn, she's a brain-cancer survivor which left her with ...
by The Bee
Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: **ANXIETY**
Replies: 135
Views: 13045

Re: **ANXIETY**

In 2008 I flew into Reno but my enormous bag did not. It had my camping gear, clothes, gifts, camelbak, and random stuff I needed. All I had was my carryon with a change of clothes and toiletries. At first I read this as "all I had was my crayon" and I thought of the wonderful children's ...
by The Bee
Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Indian Tacos
Replies: 79
Views: 21003

Re: Indian Tacos

I hope a taco stand is open on Tuesday 'cause I'm doing a late exit. Anybody know? Well, I guess I'll find out. Indian tacos has become a tradition for us. Yummy, and general good vibes.
by The Bee
Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Jiffy Pop on the ashes of the Man
Replies: 52
Views: 6910

Re: Jiffy Pop on the ashes of the Man

Oh yeah! Now I remember that stuff. :D Huh? I don't think you're thinking of Jiffy Pop - that's a whole other beast we used back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and most people didn't have microwaves. :D This is Jiffy Pop in action: http://www.ranchandtrail.com/wp-content/gallery/jiffypop/jiffypop+0...
by The Bee
Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Virgin Burner - Vegan-ish n Gluten Free-ish
Replies: 26
Views: 3668

Re: Virgin Burner - Vegan-ish n Gluten Free-ish

It's already been stated, but...why would you include fish on your list when addressing vegans & vegetarians? :roll: You young folks probably don't remember this, but back in the early days, there were no vegetables on the dinner table except for potatoes and vodka. The pioneering vegetarians w...

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