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by jeskalgh
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4213
Views: 931419

Re: cooling your tent or van

Thanks everyone! A switch would have been a convenient idea, I actually think I have a switch around here somewhere from another project. Anyway I just tried it out with just my gator clips and taadaaaa its works, and I didn't electrocute myself. I can feel the cool air blowing out already even thou...
by jeskalgh
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4213
Views: 931419

Re: cooling your tent or van

Thanks strangeloop! I was a little worried and didn't want to do it wrong. Mines made out of a deli pickle bucket and it says DELI PICKLES in giant letters. Its to funny to cover up, I think I am going to paint giant pickles all over it actually (if I have time!). Those solar kits are sweet, I actua...
by jeskalgh
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4213
Views: 931419

Re: cooling your tent or van

Hey Figjam Any advice on connecting the fan to the battery, I have never connected anything directly to a 12v battery before and I don't want to do something stupid and fry myself! I have two gator clips that I'm going to solder to the negative and positive wires of the fan. Do I just connect them t...
by jeskalgh
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4213
Views: 931419

Re: cooling your tent or van

Well I got it all together and running except for one crucial piece.....the cooler pad!!! Definitely not found anywhere on the east coast... Duh! Which of course makes sense now that I think about it. You should have seen the weird looks I got when I asked the Home Depot people where the cooler pad ...
by jeskalgh
Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4213
Views: 931419

Re: cooling your tent or van

Got it! Cant wait to build it! Thanks a bunch, I will post back when it is complete :D
by jeskalgh
Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Belts, Belts, Belts
Replies: 64
Views: 9274

Re: Belts, Belts, Belts

I made a utility belt out of a pair of old khakis last year and its was awesome! Very light, not to bulky, and cost me almost nothing. It had a few D rings for hanging small things (small bathroom flashlight, hand sanitizer) 1 medium pocket that closed with a snap for various items and one pocket fo...
by jeskalgh
Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4213
Views: 931419

Re: cooling your tent or van

I went for the Scythe DFS123812H-3000 ULTRA KAZE 120mm Case Fan and the Harbor Freight Solar Powered Fountain Pump, both have been mentioned tons of times on here so I figured they were the best options for a basic one. I have a small tent so I think one fan might be enough but after I build it if I...
by jeskalgh
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: How long does block ice last?
Replies: 13
Views: 8380

Re: How long does block ice last?

Found the dry ice thread pretty easily...
http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=280&t=3232

All kinds of good info on keeping things cool all week without buying ice every day.
by jeskalgh
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: How long does block ice last?
Replies: 13
Views: 8380

Re: How long does block ice last?

I usually buy 1 block ice and 1 bag of cube and its lasts about two days, this is in the shade with out elevating the cooler off the ground (I hear this helps alot, im going to try it this year). My cooler is smaller though and primarily used to cool beer! You can use the melted ice water for shower...
by jeskalgh
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4213
Views: 931419

Re: cooling your tent or van

Damn this thread has gotten long! Lots of good information here, now that I have all the parts I just need to build this sweet baby! I didn't have enough time to build one before last years burn...looking forward much cooler napping this year :mrgreen: Thanks figjam and everyone else that contribute...
by jeskalgh
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: EL Wire for clothing - what size is best.
Replies: 7
Views: 1916

Re: EL Wire for clothing - what size is best.

I use a medium 2.2mm on my coat and bikes and everything else. With the thin wire you have to be especially careful around the elbows and knees where you move a lot, it will snap with lots of bending. I focus my designs on the back and front of my jacket and line the cuffs on my sleeves, that way I ...
by jeskalgh
Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Want to learn beginning fire poi (1st without fire though)!
Replies: 29
Views: 3859

I third COs sock poi.... they are super cheap to make and the best for learning. Tennis balls/rubber balls on string work as well but are much more painful when you smack yourself in the face (and you will....alot). You can buy some pretty cool led poi too but these also will leave some nice bruises...
by jeskalgh
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa gift ideas
Replies: 124
Views: 62279

My gift this year.... ice cold cans of my favorite east coast microbrews and my own personal homebrews to be shared and enjoyed over good conversation (:

My favorite gift last year.... fresh cold California peaches...mmmmmmm!
by jeskalgh
Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Obsessed??? How many times a day do you think about BM??
Replies: 111
Views: 17781

you are not alone! Its all i can think about about and all i can do is just put more and more time and effort into preparation for this year! Plus the playa dust still seeps from the cracks in my car every time it rains...ahh its the little things.

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