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by DiveDogFLL
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Can we talk Porta Potties?
Replies: 76
Views: 7418

its just one more thing to pack out, but we use DoubleDoodie or Wag bags out on the boat. much easier than the old portable potties. (not JOTS) the bags consist of a outer ~3gal heavy plastic double ziploc bag and a larger trashcan bag filled with some type of dry power that Once it gets wet turns i...
by DiveDogFLL
Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Need advise what outdoor soundsystem to get for small camp
Replies: 26
Views: 3058

I spent some time looking at small gensets... kipor -one chinesee knockoff, had good reviews from some sailing boards. but poor parts availability, vs honda network swayed me to get the EU2000i while it cost a little more, no one I've ever talked to that owned one regretted their decision. http://cg...
by DiveDogFLL
Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Car or truck rental tips
Replies: 24
Views: 4051

IMHO, the short wheelbase of a jeep makes it a poor highway car, and not a good choice for tow vehicle at speed.

I'd think about a cargo van and some beanbag chairs.

last thing you want to worry about is the transportation.

my .02

-btw, how much rust on the frame?
by DiveDogFLL
Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Porta potty ideas
Replies: 97
Views: 8934

from my sailing background I have too much experience with this matter... the "Double Doodie" and 'Wag bags' have a powder type of filler not unlike a diaper gel, that react with fluids to create a gel like substance. they come with a outer ziplock bag that can legally be disposed in any trash can.....
by DiveDogFLL
Wed May 26, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 684
Views: 180678

... . when motor power dies, I'm on pure leverage and prayers, she likes to konk out while going up hill this is because; some genius at GM decided, fuel tanks should be drained (intake) in the middle. why not run a 2nd scavenger type tank? that's what racers do... but often requires 2 fuel pumps.....
by DiveDogFLL
Wed May 26, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 684
Views: 180678

fwiw, hudson fl, is 1 hr north of tampa. & I'm 5 hrs from tampa, or I would take a look for you. yeah, the briggs are very loud, but I've seen a motorcycle muffler welded to the exaust on a larger (8-10) B&S generator, and it was almost acceptable. ( actually, a kart racing type extractor ) it would...
by DiveDogFLL
Tue May 25, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 684
Views: 180678

lawnmower generator

OT: this is a pretty inexpensive way to charge the batts

lawnmower w/ pulley to one wire alt.


-no affilation:
http://www.theepicenter.com/tow082099.html


-btw cool thread!
by DiveDogFLL
Wed May 05, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: BRC Buses - when a car's not an option - late arrival
Replies: 29
Views: 4391

schools and churches have lots of buses, and lots of down time....

business opportunity for someone....

:D
by DiveDogFLL
Wed May 05, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: For all those towing trailers...
Replies: 332
Views: 69592

^^^ after about 30 minutes on the road, I stop and put my hand on the hub/bearing, and tire sidewall. it should not be hot. check again after an hour, and every time I stop. I've had a hub failure too, (boat trl), now I carry a hub and bearing set. they have them ready to go at most marine stores......
by DiveDogFLL
Wed May 05, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Altitude Sickness Tips
Replies: 63
Views: 9499

Re: Altitude Sickness Tips:

The number one biggest mistake some people make it that they get there after X many hours, is: getting drunk, running around like a chicken with it's head cut off, and watching the sun come up as their still actively partying... and passing out on the playa. Do yourself a favor and just chill/relax...
by DiveDogFLL
Wed May 05, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best Shower Design for those wanting a more fancy shower?
Replies: 45
Views: 17178

I own a zodi 12v powered shower. its just ok. the problem is regulation of the heat, wastes water. now if you had a lake for a source, no problem run it till it gets to the 'right temp' and shower up. but turning it on and off gets the water in to coils too damn hot. I use it on the boat, and ended ...
by DiveDogFLL
Tue May 04, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: For all those towing trailers...
Replies: 332
Views: 69592

Don't know if the trailer has shocks. :shock: Good question! Our welder friend is always up for making some extra cash. We'll check. -most trailers have springs, and they do get tired, and need replacing after many years of use. check the clearance between the axle and the trailer frame. once fully...
by DiveDogFLL
Tue May 04, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: For all those towing trailers...
Replies: 332
Views: 69592

shade tree trailer tongue weight
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by DiveDogFLL
Tue May 04, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: How do I transport water
Replies: 48
Views: 11426

What does the ice look like? chips crushed, or moulded? & where's is made?

can you see thru it?

clear = clean

btw, I line my coolers with small frozen water bottles, and a few mixed in, and can keep food for 5 days on a boat.
by DiveDogFLL
Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Security
Replies: 379
Views: 54834

EPIC THREAD!!!

Have you thought about letting the wheels fall off....
cut 1 fork and hold it on silver HiVac tape, + paint..

but a little on the evil side since someone might get hurt...

-better yet would be a paint bomb that marked the offender in some distinct color. maybe henna.

:twisted:
by DiveDogFLL
Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator Security
Replies: 56
Views: 7274

Bolt cutters are old school!

Today's modern thief uses a cordless 5.5" Circular 'skill' saw and a masonry wheel, and a wet sponge. not much can stop it...

try as best you can to slow them down... multiple chains.


GL!
by DiveDogFLL
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Preparation includes plans for clean-up ...
Replies: 122
Views: 18257

^^nice map, thanx!!! Can someone please clarify the difference between Red Yellow and Green, in practical terms to a noob? (I did read the index) Any pictures of a yellow and red site? Who makes the call on the moop color code? Subjective? or, there's some scale or points system? but only known to t...
by DiveDogFLL
Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: what about a uhaul?
Replies: 21
Views: 6157

Can wetalk about sun shades for a UHaul truck, or van?
big silver tarps? (noisy)

you need about 2' above the vehicle, so , what are options?

use a PVC frame? maybe a few triangles on the roof?

1.5" thick enough?
by DiveDogFLL
Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: what about a uhaul?
Replies: 21
Views: 6157

I bet I'll have a problem getting a hitch on a rental... legally.

so, I was looking at some panel vans... not much more than a car...

I like the idea of being able to go to a self car wash after the event and hitting everything with a pressure washer.
by DiveDogFLL
Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: what about a uhaul?
Replies: 21
Views: 6157

you see the closed trailers on the playa? pretty dust free? or the straight trucks? great idea on the trailer... wonder If I can get a rental w/ a hitch though..... - I think I'd put my own locked padlock in the latch hole, just so it can not be locked.... LOL! re: bilboard. get some contact paper a...
by DiveDogFLL
Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: GREETINGS FROM FLORIDA !!!NEWBIE LOOKING FOWARD TO 2010!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Cool! Great!

to really experience the Playa, You should drive a art car there!

Something big with lots of storage :mrgreen:


hey, seriously, if you decide to drive out, and have some room, let me know....
by DiveDogFLL
Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent. tent trailer or small rv?
Replies: 26
Views: 5373

btw, has anyone see the playatech furniture in action?

looks pretty nice... reusable too.

http://www.playatech.com/product_list.php




more teardrops:


http://purplesagetradingpost.com/sumner ... index.html
by DiveDogFLL
Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent. tent trailer or small rv?
Replies: 26
Views: 5373

have you see teardrop trailers? nice option for small vehicles... http://www.golittleguy.com/teardrops/ http://purplesagetradingpost.com/sumner/teardrop/teardrophomepage.html could be built pretty cheaply... we have 'harbor freight' store w/ knock down trailer starting around $180. http://www.harbor...
by DiveDogFLL
Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Opinions for noob
Replies: 16
Views: 2345

I'm in the same boat, so to speak......


I think it will be cheaper to buy new than ship, most stuff, unless I can find someone driving out and back.



I'm actually surprised BM-org hasn't tried to get donations on exodus, and reselling them on the opening the following year.

or the schools...
by DiveDogFLL
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello There
Replies: 68
Views: 6455

CA Condition Alpha

http://www.damer.com/pictures/events/burningman2002/blowout/alphaguide.html On the Tuesday following Burning Man 2002, a thousand or so poor souls experienced "Alpha", which started with no warning at midday and lasted for almost three days, with sustained winds at 70mph gusting to over 100mph. Alph...
by DiveDogFLL
Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello There
Replies: 68
Views: 6455

THIS is really helpful....

http://www.burningman.com/themecamps/placement09.html

now if I could only get a graphical xref...
by DiveDogFLL
Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello There
Replies: 68
Views: 6455

Hey There, Things are looking up... found a friend of friend in miami that wants to go... cool guy.. sooo its a gooooood start! Anyway, I found this thread, and thought it was pretty helpful to cross ref the theme camp index: (dance music) http://bm.tribe.net/thread/695af62b-61eb-4af9-a5b0-712e611bc...
by DiveDogFLL
Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: R S MMX
Replies: 300
Views: 45451

MMX I know that band they rock....






























http://www.novaroma.org/via_romana/numbers.html
by DiveDogFLL
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello There
Replies: 68
Views: 6455

DiveDog..I've been for 10 years and never needed AC... I prefer RV camping(1969 UltraVan), I like the door and snuggly bed, but don't use the stove or potty, so I don't need power... REALLY? I can see that at night, but not after 9am...how long does it take to get HOT. do you sleep only at night? T...
by DiveDogFLL
Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello There
Replies: 68
Views: 6455

right, 2009.

care to guess which day?

still quite a bit of open areas, around 2-3 towards outside... looks like plenty of room left...

did that change later in week?


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also, can some one clarify where North is?
is north at 12:00?

wind direction is from SW?
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