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by teardropper
Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Builders Unite
Replies: 752
Views: 55204

Re: Bike Builders Unite

Last year I got regular Schwinn, 26" wheeled, trikes. I put front hub 1000watt, 48volt motors on them, with lith-ion batteries, lit them up with lots of EL wire, good head and tail lights and they were great. Big basket built in on the back and added a basket to the handlebars. I didn't want fo...
by teardropper
Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Open bowling - Dude night
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Open bowling - Dude night

On Tuesday we will be bowling and there will be refreshments. Well, bowling all the time. The bar is open - mostly. This night, White Russians will be served, of course, as well as the bar.
We are located at 6:30. & Rod's Road.

We will not be keeping score...
by teardropper
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Hope to Marry at BM
Replies: 37
Views: 3152

Re: Hope to Marry at BM

Last year we went down to BRD to see the Persieds meter shower, a couple weeks before BM. We then drove to Lovelock, the county seat, and got our license. My friend Ponder got his Universal Life Church ministers license and we got married at the Temple of Juno on Wednesday, at Sundown. I got my mini...
by teardropper
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: staking down a Sibley 500
Replies: 2
Views: 1830

Re: staking down a Sibley 500

I'd do what BB said. Overkill is still kill.
I use 18" rebar with a 90*, 1 1/4" bend. Easier to pound with my 3# hammer and I drive them into the playa. Nothing to step on. Vicegrip twist and pull for removal.
Better than the tent-as-tumbleweed effect...
by teardropper
Mon May 20, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD
Replies: 119
Views: 9184

Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Ugly Dougly wrote:You sound like you're going ice-fishing.
It's a desert in summer, damnit!


Oh yeah - musta' forgot.

...or something.
by teardropper
Mon May 20, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD
Replies: 119
Views: 9184

Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Yep. I use a 20* double bag and I'm always comfortable. It not sleeping that's cold, for me, it's the time between sundown and that comfy bed, that can be a bitch. Good fleece, a windbreaker, long underwear - silk or polypropylene, yes even wool blends - Uggs work well. Layers, not made out of cotto...
by teardropper
Mon May 20, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD
Replies: 119
Views: 9184

Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

clocksnmirrors wrote:hahaha

behold
[media]


Fuckin' Burners...

This is cool. Now - a use for all those old toasters with one element burned out that I've been hoarding and my partner has been begging me to throw away.

Vindication!
by teardropper
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.
Replies: 21
Views: 2233

Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Hi, Texas...

I'm sorry, while you were lurking and jerkin' around, the quota for Texas Burners filled up. It does that. So, try again...
by teardropper
Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar / Battery Power for Art Project
Replies: 10
Views: 2950

Re: Solar / Battery Power for Art Project

My power consumption is going up, so adding another panel. And while it's not good for battery life to run below 50%, I typically run below. It's better for me not to have even more batteries - so, since I only use this setup 2 or 3 times a year, I use em down. And I've used the pair of 6volt golf c...
by teardropper
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Any word on playa conditions for 2013?
Replies: 219
Views: 20444

Re: Any word on playa conditions for 2013?

Savannah wrote:Performance art opportunity: go from camp to camp in a suit and windbreaker with a microphone, giving live weather reports.

"IT'S DUSTY!"

*stands there awkwardly for 30 seconds*

"STILL DUSTY."

*walk on to the next camp*


Heh-heh-heh...
by teardropper
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What I learned at Burning Man was:
Replies: 55
Views: 5785

Re: What I learned at Burning Man was:

Many, many things...

But a couple things I've brought back - I can hug. I give hugs.

And I dance. Well, I still can't, but I do it anyway.
by teardropper
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Any word on playa conditions for 2013?
Replies: 219
Views: 20444

Re: Any word on playa conditions for 2013?

There were floods in Reno last fall. Does not translate into a wet winter. 200 miles north in the High Desert we've had some rain recently.

I'll be down for Rendezvous over Memorial Day. Should be snow in the mountains to the west - usually.
Wasn't last year.
by teardropper
Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??
Replies: 21
Views: 2180

Re: Temporary hair (mustashe) color??

My beard has turned white. I grow it out a bit before BM and dye it purple - but I use permanent color. Then, I trim it or cut it after.

With permanent dye, you don't want to dye your face, too, so... don't do that.

Use permanent. And cut it after, if you must...
by teardropper
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: CR**** "Will You Still Love Me, When I'm 64?"
Replies: 32
Views: 1865

Re: CR**** "Will You Still Love Me, When I'm 64?"

dragonpilot wrote:I was 62 my first Burn in '05...gone every year since...do the math, children.


No, I'm too old - and don't tell me what to do Old Man...

And where's the Hot Girl Sparkle Pony pics...?

Where am I...?
by teardropper
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: CR**** "Will You Still Love Me, When I'm 64?"
Replies: 32
Views: 1865

Re: CR**** "Will You Still Love Me, When I'm 64?"

What've you got..? a fucking bucket list?
by teardropper
Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: CR**** "Will You Still Love Me, When I'm 64?"
Replies: 32
Views: 1865

Re: CR**** "Will You Still Love Me, When I'm 64?"

You need a bike. And, yeah, a beach cruiser. I got two, a matching pair for $40 each. Got 4 years out of them. 2 1/8" tires work great. I've got a trike now, getting another and putting an electric motor on both of them - 'cause I'm old. At least get a mountain bike. You don't need the gears - ...
by teardropper
Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: CR**** "Will You Still Love Me, When I'm 64?"
Replies: 32
Views: 1865

Re: CR**** "Will You Still Love Me, When I'm 64?"

Hey canexplain, welcome. I think you might like it. 'Bout time, huh? Burning Man isn't a 'Festival', and not like anything you've been to. Totally unique and so not a festival. Read the guides. I'm on Medicare. You're in good company and you're gonna' love it. And... Keep an open mind. Really. Reall...
by teardropper
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade structure question on pop ups modified
Replies: 29
Views: 4139

Re: Shade structure question on pop ups modified

10-4 on the North Pole. Had mine 3 years - granted, not kick-ass bad years, but it does seem to be stable on the playa. I use 18", 90* bent-on-top rebar. Have had it out for other things in BRD, but BM seems to have the potential for the most wind. Used it out there in May, June & July and ...
by teardropper
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food: What's good/bad?
Replies: 153
Views: 22497

Re: Food: What's good/bad?

Maladroits probably right, you're likely not to be all that hungry, but not everyone reacts that way, you may be ravenous. As well documented here, protect your food with double/triple bags from cooler water, because your cooler stays cold better with the water in it than draining it off, just insur...
by teardropper
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food: What's good/bad?
Replies: 153
Views: 22497

Re: Food: What's good/bad?

edbrez, I, too, bring fresh things and use my cooler to keep them so. But be sure to have a back up. Bring enough canned or boxed things, just in case. Shit happens. For example, I have kept milk all week. But it was for White Russians, not essential for my survival. Shelf stable milk, that needs no...
by teardropper
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Belgium
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Belgium

Welcome aboard this Freak Show! Keep watching for tickets. We can hardly wait, and we mean that. Have the deepest respect for those that come from across The Big Water, ANY big water, to make it to BRC. hope you make it.
by teardropper
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: First Aid Kit - What's needed?
Replies: 37
Views: 3577

Re: First Aid Kit - What's needed?

DON'T. GET. HURT.

OK.. My wife was a nurse before she was a shrink. SHE carries the kit.

Me? I faint at someone else's blood.
by teardropper
Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade structure question on pop ups modified
Replies: 29
Views: 4139

Re: Shade structure question on pop ups modified

"Who knows what tomorrow may bring..."
by teardropper
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Goggles - What do YOU use?
Replies: 130
Views: 22744

Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Now that it's been raining on the playa we may be in for some better conditions. That said, it'll probably be the dustiest year ever. In that case, bring all your cool goggles, but go to your army store and get the GI issue dust/wind /sand desert goggles that will fit over most regular glasses and D...
by teardropper
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade structure question on pop ups modified
Replies: 29
Views: 4139

Re: Shade structure question on pop ups modified

Oh Fishy, you interpret us so well...

Thank you.

And Hi, Winebuff..
by teardropper
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade structure question on pop ups modified
Replies: 29
Views: 4139

Re: Shade structure question on pop ups modified

Have seen 'em roll like tumbleweeds, one from our camp a couple years ago. When we got it back we zip-tied PVC to it profusely and dropped to about 4'. Also staked it and guyed it. Don't remember if it was those things or maybe no more big wind that allowed it to survive the week. Haven't had anothe...
by teardropper
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Please share ideas on homemade percussion
Replies: 23
Views: 1968

Re: Please share ideas on homemade percussion

So I guess with homemade drummin', you've got camp based and portable. Do you want to take to someone else's camp or do it at home? This has been my problem drumming in general, dragging my stuff around the playa, which is a whole separate post, except I will say: bike trailer. I am looking at this ...
by teardropper
Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Please share ideas on homemade percussion
Replies: 23
Views: 1968

Re: Please share ideas on homemade percussion

Were they hippies?
by teardropper
Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Please share ideas on homemade percussion
Replies: 23
Views: 1968

Re: Please share ideas on homemade percussion

Sir, I believe I am protected, especially in BRC, by my 5th Amendment Rights.. And it's sorta'. Do art cars count? Your drums are cool. I would.
by teardropper
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?
Replies: 91
Views: 21614

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Annie Chung's Miso Soup and the Pasta Bowls, other stuff in boxes and bags and bowls you can poor hot water on and make soft and taste good, pre-hard boiled eggs, pre-cooked bacon,I bring a few pieces of fruit and eat it up, extend its life in the cooler, bananas actually keep a while and go good on...

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