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by Just_Joe
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: KODIAK TENT in the WIND
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: KODIAK TENT in the WIND

Can you describe the frame and flex poles a bit for the nerds? I searched and no technical specs are available. Same old design. They don't really flex a whole hell of a lot. Kodiak website: "Frame: 1-inch, galvanized, steel tubing. Flex-Bow Rods: 3/8-inch, solid, spring steel." The four ...
by Just_Joe
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: 3/8"x14" lag screws for good price
Replies: 11
Views: 1398

Re: 3/8"x14" lag screws for good price

TinkerGeorge wrote: 6 of the lag screws came in with 8 inches of their length threaded, the other 2 came in with just 5 inches threaded.


I've never measured, but yeah, I have significantly different thread lengths in my collection. On the playa, they've all held fine.
by Just_Joe
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws
Replies: 63
Views: 5187

Re: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws

At HD the lady showed me one on sale. She said all of the brands will have one on sale before xmas. I have less than 20 lags to put in. Oh, and then there is quarter inch drive or larger??? The "Green" ones are only sold at HD. Look for the kit that has an impact driver (for lags), a dril...
by Just_Joe
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: A visit to Fly Ranch (and a request for feedback!)
Replies: 19
Views: 1970

Re: Visit Fly Ranch

Burning Man Org and Friends of Black Rock - High Rock are partnering to offer 3 hour walks of Fly Ranch five Saturdays in October and November. That's right! My gang (Friends of Black Rock High Rock) are excited to be working with the Burning Man Project on this and look forward to having some grea...
by Just_Joe
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why isn't 12 o'clock North?
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Why isn't 12 o'clock North?

Dunno if it's true, but I've heard tale that Rod Garrett, the original designer of the BRC Clock layout, set it up so that Center Camp, the focal point of the city , got a bitchin' view of the sunrise over the Man. https://o7fe62guj6g73vlj30xpogpm-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/B...
by Just_Joe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 Playa Conditions
Replies: 157
Views: 13943

Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

It was so hot..... We broke 100° on three different days during event week. High was 103° It only dropped into the 50's a couple of times. Low for the entire week was 54°. Humidity was as low as 8% on the hot afternoons. Remarkable was the lack of winds. While the still air was sometimes oppressive...
by Just_Joe
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: RV a/c fan starts very slow, anybody familiar with the issue?
Replies: 16
Views: 620

Re: RV a/c fan starts very slow, anybody familiar with the issue?

I rarely make mistakes, but... I installed a hard start cap in my newish trailer this spring and experienced a similar issue. I then bought the manufacturers suggested cap, climbed back up and when I went to replace it, realized I had wired the first one to the start and run posts, not the start and...
by Just_Joe
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 Playa Conditions
Replies: 157
Views: 13943

Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

An upper level low is moving into the area, resulting in a pretty good chance of rain and thunderstorms tonight and into Wednesday. After that, "A strong area of high pressure sets up over the west Friday, lasting through the weekend. This will bring warming temperatures and dry conditions to t...
by Just_Joe
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 Playa Conditions
Replies: 157
Views: 13943

Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

ygmir wrote:Just back from BRC:
surface is super flat, but very crusty. I'm guessing it turn to dust fast, as people move around. The crust crumbles easily.

Could be worse.
Could be three months ago....
by Just_Joe
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 Playa Conditions
Replies: 157
Views: 13943

Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

96 degrees in Gerlach. this afternoon- a little warmer than average. Extended forecast calls for low 90's next weekend. http://www.gerlachweather.com/wxforecast.php Humidity is normal @ 10-15% in the afternoons. While dry conditions make it feel a tad cooler, they keeps the fire danger high. We had ...
by Just_Joe
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Attaching fairy lights to bike
Replies: 18
Views: 927

Re: Attaching fairy lights to bike

jadeddog wrote:Does anybody have experience with this wiring, or have experience with other thin wiring wrapped around your bike?

If you can, wait until on playa to wrap it. Bike carriers and the beds of trucks tend to rip the stuff up.
by Just_Joe
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Likely temperature range for 2017?
Replies: 48
Views: 2344

Re: Likely temperature range for 2017?

We camped 2 miles north of BRC this weekend.
Last night at 11pm, temp was 70. It felt chilly.
by Just_Joe
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 685
Views: 37943

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Hello bar. Long time no see! My FB account was suspended yesterday because they think I'm using a fake name. As a result, I'm getting quite a bit done! Cathy and I are heading up to the playa tonight for our annual Meteor Shower camp out. Meteors or not, it's always a good trip cuz we get to see (fr...
by Just_Joe
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What is your floor?
Replies: 17
Views: 1147

Re: What is your floor?

Savannah wrote:I have never once had a floor in any shade structure I've used, including a monkey hut.

Some of us are sloppy :)
They're good for spills. Liquid and small detritus.
I find a lot of micro-moop when sweeping/ rolling it up to go home.
by Just_Joe
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What is your floor?
Replies: 17
Views: 1147

Re: What is your floor?

I got a 10x16 tent for "free" ~10 years ago. Only used once! It turned out it had been used in the rain, and stored wet for a year. I ended up cutting out the bottom (a tarpish material) and have used it ever since as a floor. I know of camps that use 10x20 tarps for floors. Most don't eve...
by Just_Joe
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 Playa Conditions
Replies: 157
Views: 13943

Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

About a third of an inch as of 9pm-a pretty good soaking.
Reports of Hwy 447 closed (washed out) between Empire and Gerlach.
by Just_Joe
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 Playa Conditions
Replies: 157
Views: 13943

Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

I miss swimming in it.

The forecast is for 104° today and 107° tomorrow!

GerlachWeather.com
by Just_Joe
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 Playa Conditions
Replies: 157
Views: 13943

Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

fernley1 wrote:It did happen today!

Yup. It's in the same spot as was planned before all the wet.

Dammit. There I go, docenting again.
by Just_Joe
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: The Man Needs You in 2017! New Volunteer Opportunities with Man Watch Crew
Replies: 13
Views: 1444

Re: The Man Needs You in 2017! New Volunteer Opportunities with Man Watch Crew

BBadger wrote:Couldn't we just have some of those rentable headphones....

Nah, I think that just hanging out around the Man and visiting with people is enough.
It's kinda like here on ePlaya. Bullshiting and helping out folks who ask.

Silent Disco wouldn't be a bad idea tho.....
by Just_Joe
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Seeking sense of belonging? CAMP THREAT is now accepting cogs.
Replies: 30
Views: 2201

Re: Seeking sense of belonging? CAMP THREAT is now accepting cogs.

Lonesomebri wrote:I haven’t learned anything

Bullshit. It was better this year.

And don't do it for the glory. Be like me and do it for the broken coolers, odd rolls of toilet paper and tents that people leave behind gift you.
by Just_Joe
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Fire conclave up for adoption (7 people looking for a camp) -info in thread-
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: Fire conclave up for adoption (7 people looking for a camp) -info in thread-

Ratty wrote:I have a feeling Spider doesn't have jack and he's planning to chill in your shade and eat your food.

Doesn't matter, I'm still adding him to "Best of Eplaya" right after I fill out my application.
by Just_Joe
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: The Man Needs You in 2017! New Volunteer Opportunities with Man Watch Crew
Replies: 13
Views: 1444

Re: The Man Needs You in 2017! New Volunteer Opportunities with Man Watch Crew

@Trilo- Shifts are 6 hours and yes, it looks like there will be plenty of shade to rotate in and out of. It would be great to see your GF out there again. @Ratty- I'll watch your camp anytime, radio at my side. @Token- Aloe, lanolin, cucumber or straight ethanol? I'll pick up whichever you prefer.
by Just_Joe
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Carrying ID: copy or original?
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Re: Carrying ID: copy or original?

So now that I'm home and have the internets to give me legal advice, my opinion stands. In "most states" It's up to you to require "reasonably realistic" proof of age. If you don't trust a photocopy, then don't trust it. I'm glad I'm not a bar camp. If ticketed unfairly, it would...
by Just_Joe
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Carrying ID: copy or original?
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

Re: Carrying ID: copy or original?

It is completely up to the proprietor as to what they choose is acceptable, but it sure ain't "legally" anything. I wouldn't say I'm worried about it, but I was assuming the reason camps card people is because they're legally liable if they don't. Otherwise, why bother? If they're under 2...
by Just_Joe
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: 2x3s strong enough to build shade structures?
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: 2x3s strong enough to build shade structures?

I did a 12x24 out of 2x4 with mesh top two years in a row. It was predrilled and I used carriage bolts. With rachets and rebar, it held up fine. The big pita was that it became a puzzle-- piece A, hole #1 to piece B, hole #3, etc. For an 8x8 or 10x10 (8 pcs lumber), 2x4, deck screws and guylines wou...
by Just_Joe
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Transporting an art piece to the playa -- can we just use our truck?
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: Transporting an art piece to the playa -- can we just use our truck?

Once you've finished your on-playa registration, you will be issued a driving pass/sticker for your vehicle if one is needed. It will be specific to that particular day. LEO can be pretty thick pre event and WILL ticket you for driving without a pass. It's easy to go over the 5mph limit. Be careful.
by Just_Joe
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Kodiak in a 10' x 20' EMT structure a tight fit?
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Kodiak in a 10' x 20' EMT structure a tight fit?

It's tight.
I had to pull two of the 10x20's feet out a couple of inches when I did it.
by Just_Joe
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: The Man Needs You in 2017! New Volunteer Opportunities with Man Watch Crew
Replies: 13
Views: 1444

Re: The Man Needs You in 2017! New Volunteer Opportunities with Man Watch Crew

Joe, you are good people so this isn't personal ... Appreciated. I know, like many old-timers, you haven't been in several years and stuff like this is one of the reasons. Many say that since population has exploded that it doesn't "scale". The manner in which the event has grown is a rea...
by Just_Joe
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Guess what year...
Replies: 30
Views: 2343

Re: Guess what year...

Ratty wrote:Well, Whatever year it was 'fertility'. Don't make me look it up.

2012, I think.

No pic but....

First year that Man burned on Saturday night instead of Sunday?

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