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by Skyote
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt
Replies: 203
Views: 39856

Re: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt

Since I'm making my menu and shopping list right now I thought I'd add to this. Last burn (2014) we really found our groove with food. Meals were all made or bought in advance then vacuum sealed (best purchase!). I'm definitely one who doesn't want to go to much effort out there, but I'm also not wi...
by Skyote
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: DIY shade cloth edging
Replies: 3
Views: 2904

Re: DIY shade cloth edging

Ah okay, I assumed I'd just be sewing into the binding material - which would be non-stretch, so a non-stretch stitch would be fine - with the shade cloth would be sandwiched in (like a quilt binding). But regardless it sounds like the improved clip method is a good solution and far less work. Thank...
by Skyote
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: DIY shade cloth edging
Replies: 3
Views: 2904

DIY shade cloth edging

BF and I are able to attend with a friend somewhat last-minute and are scrambling to get ready. Because we absolutely cannot help ourselves, we're determined to update our shade structure in the little time we have. Currently it's a 20x30 flat top conduit + silver tarp ceiling/walls maneuver (about ...
by Skyote
Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 5425

Re: Exodus 2011

There's an arena in Washington that holds tens of thousands, and is in the sticks. Two-lane road for many miles before any major freeway. I've only been there once, but it was for a sold-out Radiohead show. At least as many vehicles were attempting to leave that amphitheater at exactly the same tim...
by Skyote
Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 5425

Re: Exodus 2011

Exodus was an unfortunate end to a great week for us. Admittedly we left at a bad time (12:30pm Monday) but we were prepared for about 5 hours. A nearby Ranger quoted that time as were hopping in the car. The line wasn't even into the city at that point, but we still spent 9 hours waiting. We had so...
by Skyote
Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 439450

Re: One Item for BM a Day

Installed Sirus Radio in the trailer, must have music. Deep Fried and deboned 20 lb turkey for camp dinner at home rather than having the mess on the Playa. Fried 6lbs of bacon. Working on DP camp bike racks tomorrow. Much is working on costumes. Collected a palet of body paint and brushes. Dry run...
by Skyote
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 439450

Re: One Item for BM a Day

Today I fiiiinally dug through my giant trash bag of clothing from last year. Sorted through it, washed a few items (yes yes, never got around to it...) but the majority won't be going back. Lots of stuff that doesn't fit or I thought would work and doesn't. Kinda bummed, I've got a lot fewer thing...
by Skyote
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 439450

Re: One Item for BM a Day

Today I picked up some Celluclay and wire mesh for a mutant trike sculpture Skyote - what is Celluclay? We just got a new used trike off Craigslist and we're brainstorming ideas on how to decorate it. Celluclay is basically papier mache, but it's sort of powdery, then when mixed with water acts lik...
by Skyote
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 439450

Re: One Item for BM a Day

And this must count: BF served me a fab cocktail. We're testing recipes (insofar as he's making them and I'm drinking them) to decide which he will have ready to go in the dust. Dirty job and all that. wow poor baby hehe. Oh indeed, he makes things rough for me. He wanted to handle the shade struct...
by Skyote
Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: looking for advise on hair dye
Replies: 47
Views: 7644

Re: looking for advise on hair dye

Totally cracking up at myself for replying to such an old post - - - - see what happens when ur not paying attention and using the search function. Oh my - oh well if anyone needs good hair dying notes, they have been updated - ha ha. Haha!! Add me to the list of those that didn't look at the date ...
by Skyote
Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: looking for advise on hair dye
Replies: 47
Views: 7644

Re: looking for advise on hair dye

Adding another rec for Special Effects. The red and pink tones stick around for ages. I've had my hair atomic pink with purple accents for about 1 1/2 years and it fades beautifully -just gets slightly paler but more "neon". And it's safe to leave in your hair for hours, even overnight. You can put ...
by Skyote
Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 439450

Re: One Item for BM a Day

Joining in on this thread, though of course at this point it's many things per day... Today I picked up some Celluclay and wire mesh for a mutant trike sculpture, while the bf spent several hours removing 2 years of rust from said trike. Then I tackled some el wire research so I can order from Seatt...
by Skyote
Tue May 24, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Costume & Crafting Help
Replies: 2064
Views: 181677

DanusLight wrote:I'm working on a mask. The straps that will hold it in place are ribbon. I'm wondering .. matching ribbon or contrasting?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9962899@N08/
That is SO cool! I'd choose contrasting ribbon.
by Skyote
Sat May 07, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Costume & Crafting Help
Replies: 2064
Views: 181677

I'm in need of some advise for dye-ing and old vest I have. I was looking on Ebay at some Rit Dye, but thought I'd ask a few questions here first. The vest is a soft, standard colored leopard print with the following info on the tag Face: 50% Modacyclic and 50% Acrylic Back: 100% Polyproplene Linin...
by Skyote
Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playa corset care tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 3379

MistressSybs wrote:OMG! I LOVE THIS!!! but alas only made for skinny bitches
*said with envy not hate* LOL

http://www.deliciousboutique.com/DBW/DB-JT03.html
That is one hot, badass bikini top!
by Skyote
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playa corset care tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 3379

Ah, yeah, I'd def not pay much more than $100 for one of those. That is a super basic design and materials, pret a port - an advantage to getting one handmade, say from at Etsy person, is that it will be of course measured to fit you. None of them will be very hard to clean. Short torso v. long tor...
by Skyote
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playa corset care tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 3379

Awesome AntiM! I sheepishly admit I didn't even think to check Ebay, but I just did and there's a lot there at great prices. Thanks for the tip!
by Skyote
Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playa corset care tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 3379

C.f.M. wrote: Me, I pimp out my old aquaintance Psyd Delicious.
Wow, there is some really awesome stuff there! I'd unfortunately blow through my budget this time, but bookmarking this for sure.
by Skyote
Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playa corset care tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 3379

I really didn't have any issues, washing anything, as far as playa dust. Oh good! This will be my second year, and in '07 I didn't bring anything nice, just lightweight cotton shirts and skirts and random thrift-store stuff...and most of the cheap costumey things were never washed :shock: heh. But ...
by Skyote
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playa corset care tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 3379

Yep, silk or satin. The site I'm looking at has a variety of both--haven't decided which I'm going for yet. And all are lined with two layers of cotton twill, so hopefully sweat stains won't be an issue. There is info online about hand washing silk and satin, but I didn't know if there was anything ...
by Skyote
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playa corset care tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 3379

Well, that's a pretty obvious and unassailable point :D

I hand wash things all the time anyhow, I just don't own the sorts of fancier fabrics these corsets are made from. But I'll give it a go--thanks!
by Skyote
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playa corset care tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 3379

Playa corset care tips?

I'm thinking about ordering my first corset, but the company says all their corsets are dry clean only. Does anyone have experience with dry cleaning playa dust out of more delicate materials? Also, sweat isn't an issue for me in loose clothes because it's so dry, but what about in something this cl...
by Skyote
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Staying energized during the day?
Replies: 72
Views: 6987

You need to rest sometime, can't go nonstop for a week without crashing. :) It's important to listen to what your body is telling you to do, and not overdo it. If the heat is getting you down, you can stick your feet in an icewater bath. I guarantee that'll cool you off FAST. :D I also found that c...
by Skyote
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Staying energized during the day?
Replies: 72
Views: 6987

1. Hit the sauna for a couple of weeks before you go "home". Hey, my bf's fancy gym has a sauna, that's a great idea! This year we're taking it up a notch with NUUN electrolyte tablets, which is pure electrolytes without sugar..... I'm buying a bunch for my camel bak when I am out and around as wel...
by Skyote
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Staying energized during the day?
Replies: 72
Views: 6987

* If you are tenting it, and need a lot of sleep (like I do) sleep by 2am because the sun will probably wake you by 9am . . . and if you went to sleep at sunrise, you may now be too sleepy to leave camp but too hot to sleep. Aaauuugh. * Acceptance: Bring an extra cot or lounging camp chair for your...
by Skyote
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Staying energized during the day?
Replies: 72
Views: 6987

oneeyeddick wrote:Not getting completely baked before Noon also goes a long way in not needing that afternoon nap.
Damn, there's my problem right there!
by Skyote
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Staying energized during the day?
Replies: 72
Views: 6987

Also, when it comes to electrolytes, people generally get enough sodium but not enough potassium and calcium. One thing that helps is a product called Lite Salt from Morton or you can make your own. It is 1/2 regular sodium chloride table salt and 1/2 potassium chloride "salt substitute". You can g...
by Skyote
Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Staying energized during the day?
Replies: 72
Views: 6987

Okay, sounds like my experience wasn't too abnormal then. But reading this advice, I bet sleep was as much a culprit as the heat! I wasn't drinking much alcohol (didn't feel like it, it turned out) but I was staying out until the wee hours most nights, and then the heat got us out of bed soon after....
by Skyote
Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Staying energized during the day?
Replies: 72
Views: 6987

Staying energized during the day?

This will be my second year at BM, my first was in 2007. I tried to mentally prepare for the heat, so I wasn't shocked when I arrived that it was so damn hot. Unfortunately, that did nothing to physically prepare me for the unbelievable energy-sapping powers of the heat. I really feel like I missed ...
by Skyote
Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Material to Filter Air? Recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 3126

gyre wrote:Will you have enough power for that?
We'll have a small generator, so that shouldn't be a problem.

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