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by Shoeshine
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Shaving at Burning Man
Replies: 65
Views: 11401

Re: Shaving at Burning Man

straight blade shaving is awesome. but there is a learning curve. Learning to strop it well takes some practice, honing even more. If you dont want to get into it full bore, any barber supply has straight blade holders and the blades are dirt cheap. example (not advocating this company just a quick ...
by Shoeshine
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Freezing water bottles
Replies: 20
Views: 9703

Re: Freezing water bottles

If you want a more permanent/re-usable solution look for "moosebag" silicon bags on amazon or the like. They have an open roll seal top so its easy to get a couple of bags of ice or even blocks into em. no "cooler soup" and fresh ice cold drinking water at the end of a tube. A little pricey, but min...
by Shoeshine
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Any diabetic burners out there?
Replies: 52
Views: 13295

Re: Any diabetic burners out there?

11 year burner T1 here. Humalog injection 6x+/day, Lantus 1x/day, Afreeza PRN as needed. Any cooler with standard ice (not dry ice) will not freeze your insulin. Just keep it up and not in the muck of cooler water, bacterial contamination is what you don't want with the inject-ables. Like token said...
by Shoeshine
Mon May 13, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water Storage/ Shower Situation
Replies: 20
Views: 2940

Re: Water Storage/ Shower Situation

I use a mortar mixing tub from home depot and a (fresh, unused for chemicals) garden sprayer. Lay down a towel just big enough to cover the bottom of the tub, mist enough to get wet, lather up (something not too harsh like Dr. Bronners is good), mist to rinse all the crap, dust, and sunscreen off yo...
by Shoeshine
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Firefly Prometheus
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Firefly Prometheus

Got my feet wet a few years ago... It's time to return bigger and better. Acceptance letter in hand, We are officially launching the build for a new MV this season. [attachment=0]firefly-multiview.jpg[/attachment] full photostream here https://www.flickr.com/photos/8178483@N04/albums/721576798034332...
by Shoeshine
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Any diabetic burners out there?
Replies: 52
Views: 13295

Re: Any diabetic burners out there?

Hey Full, Do whatever you are used to, no sense in adding another unfamiliar process. I use my phone for my dexcom IRL and on playa. (airplane mode because... who needs bullshit when I'm out having a great experience) I'm a shooter, but from talking w other pumpers you just want to make sure to have...
by Shoeshine
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Any diabetic burners out there?
Replies: 52
Views: 13295

Re: Any diabetic burners out there?

Hey fancy, T1 here and going for my 9th year. Definitely do-able. that said, the key is to watch yourself. the dexcom really helps. get a sports patch for (link above) it the adhesive it comes with isn't enough IMHO. I'm totally used to mine and don't find it getting in the way of much. its more of ...
by Shoeshine
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Any diabetic burners out there?
Replies: 52
Views: 13295

Re: Any diabetic burners out there?

Yup, dexcom rocks. Nothing like CGM when shit is out of your normal regimen. But you have to have charging for your phone/monitor. personally good because I have my Aliner with generator and house batteries. Reach out. no one will deny you charge when you tell em why on the sensor change front: you ...
by Shoeshine
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: 01100001 00100000 01101010 01101111 01101011 01100101
Replies: 23
Views: 7538

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by Shoeshine
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Limitless! (Self-Love, Self-Awareness, & Healing/Growth)
Replies: 27
Views: 7045

Re: Limitless! (Self-Love, Self-Awareness, & Healing/Growth)

Holy sheep shit savannah. That was amazing
by Shoeshine
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Bitter Ex-Burners
Replies: 27
Views: 5179

Re: Bitter Ex-Burners

complete thread necromancy:

But this struck a chord with me. Thanks all. Appreciate your input if even from the past.
by Shoeshine
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The best pen
Replies: 34
Views: 6037

Re: The best pen

My go-to for journaling is a Pigma micron drafting pen. They are super fine tip permanent ink. come in a huge array of colors and tip sizes. obviously great for drawing too. for general purpose writing I like the sepia tone .02 tip.
by Shoeshine
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Awesomely Creative Abodes
Replies: 30
Views: 6156

Re: Awesomely Creative Abodes

Please post the details of the actual tour when it solidifies.
I for one would love to take the tour...
by Shoeshine
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Pointer to test of pull-out strength of various methods of securing guy lines
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: Pointer to test of pull-out strength of various methods of securing guy lines

that was our camp that put together the test rig.
happy to answer any questions.
by Shoeshine
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Truck camping questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 1239

Re: Truck camping questions.

You will totally get the most bang for your buck if you can shade your shell. The idea is to get some airflow between your shade and the surface of your habitat so the sun isn't beating on the surface closest to you. ideally 12"ish between them. Google monkey hut. Or rig a shade tarp (cheap @ harbor...
by Shoeshine
Mon May 22, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: your stupid joke here
Replies: 1056
Views: 228324

Re: your stupid joke here

Knock Knock...

Who's there?

Doorbell repairman.

...

...
by Shoeshine
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Awesomely Creative Abodes
Replies: 30
Views: 6156

Re: Awesomely Creative Abodes

Check out the "Golden Re-bar awards" section of this blog:

http://thisisblackrockcity.blogspot.ca/ ... 15_56.html

you'll need to do some scrolling
last entry was from 2015,
but a great history of on-playa architecture
by Shoeshine
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Precision Cut Plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: Precision Cut Plywood

Sorry to be late to the discussion but as you are in the bay area contact TechShop to be able to learn and do it yourself. Otherwise google CNC routing services or same terms on craigslist. I could give a dozen shops, including my own, if you were in the San Diego area. But I guarantee there are sim...
by Shoeshine
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Curated art cars, what are they looking for?
Replies: 29
Views: 9627

Re: Curated art cars, what are they looking for?

I agree with all this except for one thing; A small MV (Golf cart) is always going to be judged on whether it's a personal conveyance. I've seen all manner of small ones, many beautifully outfitted and yet I believe there is a built in bias that says, " you only did it so you could drive around the...
by Shoeshine
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??
Replies: 182
Views: 31240

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

The motor was from an electric mobility scooter that I got off craigslist for I think around $100 because the seat was torn up. Two 24v High torque / low RPM motors, and two serviceable batteries + controllers. Total bargain. The axle is easy. Take off the hub from the drive wheel, there is a set sc...
by Shoeshine
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hardier Hexayurt
Replies: 20
Views: 3142

Re: Hardier Hexayurt

yup the 72" x 96" @ $14.95. Don't know about longevity, but it worked like a charm last year. Like I said even through the big blow pre-event last year. Pulled it out and it seems none the worse for wear (I did hose it off before storing)
by Shoeshine
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hardier Hexayurt
Replies: 20
Views: 3142

Re: Hardier Hexayurt

forget the tape anchors and halos. truck cargo net. throw it over the top and ratchet strap down from the pre-installed reinforced grommets to lags impact driven into the playa. easy to adjust tension, and the net spreads the point load more evenly across the panels. 4 x18" lags and the net held my ...
by Shoeshine
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Hexayurt with 3/4" walls
Replies: 8
Views: 3220

Re: Hexayurt with 3/4" walls

not in a decent wind. 1" thick minimum for structural integrity like BvB said for the smaller models 1.5" is even better for full size yurts. I know the panels are more expensive, but what is the cost savings when it crumples on day 2?
by Shoeshine
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Flame effects for mutant bicycle (approval/licensing)
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: Flame effects for mutant bicycle (approval/licensing)

Cool, Thanks Tiahaar.

That's easily done. good info though, Think I have all that covered. DMV it is.

Do you find you have to line up with all the other MV's or is it a separate station?

Shoe
by Shoeshine
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Flame effects for mutant bicycle (approval/licensing)
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Flame effects for mutant bicycle (approval/licensing)

Hola Eplaya, Not sure if this is the best spot for this (mods feel free to move if appropriate) In the middle of my build of my mutant bike. Adult "Big Wheel" Rear and drive train from a Schwinn 26" tricycle, front wheel custom built at 66". Should be a fun pedal around the playa. Also been reading ...
by Shoeshine
Thu May 26, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: your stupid joke here
Replies: 1056
Views: 228324

Re: your stupid joke here

A sheep, a drum, and a snake fall off a cliff...

BAA DUM TSSS



Thank you, I'll be here all week.
by Shoeshine
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How do wind-loaded yurts typically fail?
Replies: 24
Views: 3461

Re: How do wind-loaded yurts typically fail?

Only anecdotal, but... I used a modified 6' stretch design last year that worked well. Designed to get a higher door 5' 6" in this case and much more standing area inside. Made a world of difference in user friendliness. I have given up on both tape anchors and halo. I use a truck bed cargo net over...
by Shoeshine
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: I just want to wear normal clothes
Replies: 148
Views: 27095

Re: I just want to wear normal clothes

too OLD???
HA

I'm middle aged ("Dad bod" paunch, getting hair in the ears and grey in the beard)
I've had a couple of lonely moments out on the playa, but they were entirely to do with my own mental state and insecurities.

NOTHING to do with being accepted by others. NOTHING
by Shoeshine
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: If you could add that one thing to your Burning Man?
Replies: 24
Views: 2165

Re: If you could add that one thing to your Burning Man?

moving the burn 2 weeks earlier... My son is just now getting to the age when he is capable of being out there. A sense of self preservation, understanding the difference between cultural taboos and ethical conduct, wonder and awe about other people and/with the grace to bow out when that is not hea...

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