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by mudpuppy000
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 135
Views: 4826

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

Jackass wrote:Read the back of the ticket, now turn the dogs loose...
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Yeah I was thinking dogs, a ring of tesla coils, or electrified fences would slow them down.
by mudpuppy000
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 2018 Art Theme....Predictions / Suggestions
Replies: 60
Views: 2138

Re: 2018 Art Theme....Predictions / Suggestions

I'd rather be in Reno
by mudpuppy000
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 62
Views: 2188

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

That sucks. I could have taken a couple extra home if there had been some way to coordinate it.

I don't think I've ever heard so many screetching janky bikes on the playa. I wonder if a lot of these are recycled ones from years past that got sold for cheap/dumped.
by mudpuppy000
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 38
Views: 2058

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

We had a green tortoise bus get stopped in front of our camp. Supposedly the license plate was "dusty" so they used that as a pretext to pull everyone out of the bus, unload all the luggage and have everyone stand there for hours as the dogs went through their luggage. Saw a few people in ...
by mudpuppy000
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Any tips for a very, very basic bar
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: Any tips for a very, very basic bar

Things we've used in the past: 1) Playatech 2) wire shelves with a piece of plywood cut to fit the top 3) EMT frame with plywood top 4) Folding table I think #2 was the cheapest, lightest and easiest to transport. You can get a 6' tall shelf and make it into two 3' tall bars. Playatech was the sturd...
by mudpuppy000
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent and shade... HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Tent and shade... HELP

Yeah nothing stays cool without A/C or a swamp cooler. Coolest scenario without any active cooling is being under shade and having the wind blow freely. That's going to get dusty though. Any type of tent will feel warmer due to the lack of airflow, and your body heat warming it up.
by mudpuppy000
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Securing EMT structure side tarps to Playa
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Securing EMT structure side tarps to Playa

The more grommets you secure the better. I've had canvas tarps rip out the grommets but that was only with three or so grommets attached to the ground. Bungees also help with keeping the tarp taut. If there's any flapping in the tarp that can lead to tearing. Also, there's a big difference between h...
by mudpuppy000
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Homebrewers - Orphan/Endorphin Camp
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Homebrewers - Orphan/Endorphin Camp

Oh man, do I have to share, or can I eat them ALLLllllllll... :) I do killer olives...in the midst of all the organized chaos happening for preparation/finalizing commitments, if bringing a few Masons of olives is remembered, I'll seek you out and drop them off for you to enjoy. Hmm... Now it's beco...
by mudpuppy000
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Homebrewers - Orphan/Endorphin Camp
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Homebrewers - Orphan/Endorphin Camp

Well, here we go again! Looking for homebrewers to help us continue our tradition of bringing unique brews to the playa since 2011. Ciders, mead, beer, wine, hot sauce, pickles, infusions, whatever you like to create. We will be trying out a new setup this year so PM me if you're interested in helpi...
by mudpuppy000
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Raise shade tarp off roof of camper
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: Raise shade tarp off roof of camper

You could build an EMT structure to surround the camper but that always seemed like a waste of space to me. I'd rather just sit outside under the shade and let the breeze cool me off.
by mudpuppy000
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Anyone interested in doing an Oxygen bar for Burning man 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1396

Re: Anyone interested in doing an Oxygen bar for Burning man 2017

I've been toying with the idea of doing a helium bong at our bar.
by mudpuppy000
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Principal Artist vs. Parent on the Playa?
Replies: 14
Views: 1339

Re: Principal Artist vs. Parent on the Playa?

I'm sure it's different with a 7 year old, but when I took my 2 year old camping by myself it was difficult to even set up our tent while still keeping an eye on him and making sure he didn't wander off or pick up a snake or something. ... ... I was actively encouraged to pick up snakes (after an a...
by mudpuppy000
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Principal Artist vs. Parent on the Playa?
Replies: 14
Views: 1339

Re: Principal Artist vs. Parent on the Playa?

I'm sure it's different with a 7 year old, but when I took my 2 year old camping by myself it was difficult to even set up our tent while still keeping an eye on him and making sure he didn't wander off or pick up a snake or something. I think if I brought him to burning man or even a regional it wo...
by mudpuppy000
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Freeze Dried Meals
Replies: 17
Views: 1613

Re: Freeze Dried Meals

Freeze dried stuff is also pretty expensive for what you get. It's only really needed if you're going to be carrying it on your back, so canned would be cheaper/easier. Even certain types of fresh food will last quite a while out there if you take reasonable care of it. Hard cheese, salami, tortilla...
by mudpuppy000
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Drill/Driver and an Impact Driver..... ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2647

Re: Drill/Driver and an Impact Driver..... ?

So replace a 3# sledge and vise-grips with all this electric motor junk, spare battery, chargers, power source ... I fail to see the economy of scale for a small/solo camp. But that's me, a 6'5" knuckle dragger with plenty torque in the shoulders to use simple tools. Yeah, if I was just settin...
by mudpuppy000
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Drill/Driver and an Impact Driver..... ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2647

Re: Drill/Driver and an Impact Driver..... ?

So If I decide next year to replace all the rebar for my monkey hut with 3/8 x 18" lag screws and won't have the luxury of a generator or compressor, do I need a impact driver or a drill driver? What size drive and how much torque do I need for say, an 18V driver? Whatever you decide on you mi...
by mudpuppy000
Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Drill/Driver and an Impact Driver..... ?
Replies: 41
Views: 2647

Re: Drill/Driver and an Impact Driver..... ?

Yeah, the hammer drill pounds the bit in and out in the direction you're drilling (useful for making holes in concrete, etc), while the impact driver hammers in the direction it's spinning. (better for driving screws into stuff, or bolting things together) I was trying to put some long screws in our...
by mudpuppy000
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: AMTRAKATHON 2017 Is On It's Way!
Replies: 53
Views: 4630

Re: AMTRAKATHON 2017 Is On It's Way!

Our camp is going to do a ripoff Amtrakathon in November/December sometime. Los Angeles union station to Santa Barbara for wine tasting/drinking and back.
by mudpuppy000
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Bringing Fresh Fruit or Vegetable through California
Replies: 52
Views: 6953

Re: Bringing Fresh Fruit or Vegetable through California

It's probably one of those things like making car emissions 50 state compliant, just in case they decide to sell it in California. You get charged the deposit in the store when you buy the stuff so doesn't really matter where it's made.
by mudpuppy000
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 202
Views: 9909

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

Camp with alleged russian gansters doesn't file police report, hmmm...
by mudpuppy000
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Top Asshats of 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 3624

Re: Top Asshats of 2016

or a whistle tip, lol.

by mudpuppy000
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 711
Views: 53641

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

In the spirit of overkill, this year we found 1/2 inch by 18 inch lags for a very good price. So we took a mix of the 14 inch x 3/8 lags and the bigger new ones. The difference is considerable. Using a 6 foot 2x4 as a lever, it was possible to pop the 3/8 lags out. It was NOT possible to pop the 1/...
by mudpuppy000
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Bringing Fresh Fruit or Vegetable through California
Replies: 52
Views: 6953

Re: Bringing Fresh Fruit or Vegetable through California

People have been smuggling recyclables in from out of state and getting the CRV for them. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-recycle-fraud-20160810-snap-story.html Aaaaannnnd... seven years later.... On my way home to California this year, at the Truckee inspection station, I was asked abou...
by mudpuppy000
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: 2016 Moop Map
Replies: 91
Views: 6249

Re: 2016 Moop Map

I usually just use washers and lag through the metal loops in ratchet straps or carport legs, so there's no way you can possibly get what is secured off without removing the lag first. I guess that's the downside of using chain links and hooking something to them.
by mudpuppy000
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Undercover?
Replies: 28
Views: 1640

Re: Undercover?

Back in 2009 (first burn) I remember a couple of guys standing in the middle of an intersection waving their hands frantically. I think they may have even stepped in front of me to get me to stop. When I stopped they asked me if I had any drugs. I just laughed and rode away.
by mudpuppy000
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: Theme suggestions go here...
Replies: 113
Views: 6554

Re: 2017 Art Theme Suggestions

I seem to remember them saying they didn't have any intention of moving it to fly ranch, but seems like it would be possible.
by mudpuppy000
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: Theme suggestions go here...
Replies: 113
Views: 6554

Re: 2017 Art Theme Suggestions

by mudpuppy000
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: The 747
Replies: 37
Views: 2495

Re: The 747

I was really excited to see the space whale, but in reality it just looked like a giant lump of dusty steel to me, not some beautiful piece of stained glass. The photos of I've seen of the space whale since returning home are way more impressive than any of the first-hand views of it that I had. Fo...
by mudpuppy000
Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: The 747
Replies: 37
Views: 2495

Re: The 747

Other than being still roped off on tuesday night (or whenever it was when I was out there) the lighthouses were really cool. Never made it back to check them out on the inside.

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