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by Popobumm
Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 247117

Re: HexaYurts

popobum that's a super generous offer! i just built my first hexayurt and i can't wait to get it out to the playa it looks like the gorilla tape held up pretty well. i was under the impression that the sun would melt the adhesive. did you find that not to be the case? I LOVE gorilla tape. Even thou...
by Popobumm
Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 247117

Re: HexaYurts

Hi all, Hope the playa prep goes well! I actually have a ton of Hexayurt panels (precut and taped) that I want to gift to someone. We used them to make two hexayurts (one with 6' high walls and 4' high walls) back in 2010. They worked GREAT (much better than the RV we also had), but unfortunately th...
by Popobumm
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic Dome Construction (Tips and Tricks)
Replies: 286
Views: 88829

Re: Geodesic Dome Construction (Tips and Tricks)

Wow Melodious, That dome is very impressive... The fact that you constructed it by yourself makes it downright ridiculous! You sir have some talent. Does adding a door decrease the structure's strength a significant amount? I'd want it to be as sturdy as possible if my camp plans to have a 2nd floor...
by Popobumm
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:47 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic Dome Construction (Tips and Tricks)
Replies: 286
Views: 88829

Re: Geodesic Dome Construction (Tips and Tricks)

Good morning, campers! So, I'm a first-timer, planning my [ideally] 2012 trip (worst case, 2013), and i'm wanting to build a 24' diameter 5/8 3v dome out of 3/4" galvanized steel conduit. Since the height of it will be about 15 feet, i plan on having a sort of loft in the middle. Perhaps on a free-...
by Popobumm
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: RV laws in California and Nevada re: capacity
Replies: 26
Views: 6834

Just spoke with the CHP, and apparently while the RV is moving, everyone must have a seatbelt. If an RV doesn't have seatbelts? Then we can't be inside while it's moving. No one can be sleeping or relaxing in a moving motorhome unless they have a seatbelt. Bummer. However, I get the feeling that it'...
by Popobumm
Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: RV laws in California and Nevada re: capacity
Replies: 26
Views: 6834

Token wrote:I hope you got an extra 100+ gallons of water in the Penske.
We'll actually be bringing a ton of water. Literally, 256 gallons = 2048 lbs :)
Good thing the truck is rated at 4300 lbs CCC!
by Popobumm
Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: RV laws in California and Nevada re: capacity
Replies: 26
Views: 6834

Just for clarification, we also have a 16' Penske truck carrying most if not all of our supplies, so the RV will be carrying mainly bodies and the water in the fresh water tank (40 gallons I believe). I tried calling the DMV today and unfortunately they just told me I need to call the CHP, which I w...
by Popobumm
Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: RV laws in California and Nevada re: capacity
Replies: 26
Views: 6834

RV laws in California and Nevada re: capacity

For some reason, it is very difficult for me to find specific RV laws online...even on the DMV website. Closest things I've found are RVsafely.com and www.rvhelpdesk.com/seatbelt-laws.html Most sites just say 'laws are different everywhere, so be sure to follow them', but don't say exactly what they...
by Popobumm
Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tuff R hexaurts and ligthning
Replies: 12
Views: 1929

I'm totally guessing here, but I'm going to say that there are much taller metallic structures around that would keep us yurters safe...things like Rvs or towers maybe?
by Popobumm
Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Exp. RVers: Suggestions for House rules for renting an RV
Replies: 90
Views: 21695

So on the topic of not using our RV shower, I guess it would be very prudent to bring/build our own shower with evaporating pool. A campmate has one of these http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp;jsessionid=CJMNI4TCL2PD1LAQBBICCO3MCAEFCIWE?id=0031110516873a&type=product&cmCat=pe...
by Popobumm
Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 247117

So now that it seems most of the structural questions have been asked and answered, how about the less vital, more fun extras? What are some neat ways to decorate / paint / differentiate your hexayurt? I imagine painting it would not be too advisable since it would cover up the reflective material, ...
by Popobumm
Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Handcuffs as a ball lock ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2045

Why is the dude in that video talking like that? Can barely hear a thing he's sayin...

But really, I was considering getting some handcuffs to use as a makeshift bikelock and if I'm fortunate, something I could use privately. It'll save me from buying a bike lock AND look unique?
by Popobumm
Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Whats with the bell???
Replies: 71
Views: 8327

re: greeters. Greeters are other burners who decide to contribute by welcoming people to the playa. They do it (I assume) partly because they want to contribute but mostly because it sounds like fun (I've never managed to get myself signed up but I do think it sounds like a blast). There is no prot...
by Popobumm
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Naked Old and Unattractive people on the playa?
Replies: 607
Views: 77443

Precooked vac-sealed meals. I have a menu list for my crew to go through and make final decisions since we decided that I would cook all the meals and all would be Gluten-free. I have a lot of William S. books with vegatarian recipes including a really good sweet potato hashbrown dish. Off topic, b...
by Popobumm
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 247117

I did a normal style door hinge, with the tape as the hinge running the full length of the hinged side, and the door opening into the yurt. I believe the dimensions were something like 24"x 42". I had to trim down the door just a hair so it would shut easily but snugly. Then I fashioned a two sided...
by Popobumm
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Power Plan
Replies: 32
Views: 4891

I ordered these lights: http://www.extremeglow.com/Merchant4/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=SSL153RGB&Category_Code=SOLAR They look like exactly what you guys are mentioning and are solar powered. I'm not sure if $25 for 35 ft is a good price or not, but I went ahead and got a couple mainly ...
by Popobumm
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 247117

What kind of doors do most use for their hexayurts? The hexayurt website recommends the vertical type door that is attached at the top and swings in or out, but that seems really inconvenient and almost a waste of space considering how much you have to bend over / crawl compared to a normal swinging...
by Popobumm
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Power Plan
Replies: 32
Views: 4891

I ordered these lights: http://www.extremeglow.com/Merchant4/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=SSL153RGB&Category_Code=SOLAR They look like exactly what you guys are mentioning and are solar powered. I'm not sure if $25 for 35 ft is a good price or not, but I went ahead and got a couple mainly t...
by Popobumm
Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: How do I transport water
Replies: 48
Views: 12136

Savannah wrote: If they're relatively wide mouthed, you can even cram stuff in them if necessary. Heh.
Where's Fire_moose when you need him. Shouldn't he be all over this?
by Popobumm
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: skateboarding on the playa
Replies: 45
Views: 7460

if you're talking about the Razor scooter, with 1.5" wide wheels....they work great, as long as you don't stand on them......I think the wheels are to narrow for the soft conditions......that said, I've not tried it.....just noting surface vs flotation...... Hmm..well not standing on them might mak...
by Popobumm
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: skateboarding on the playa
Replies: 45
Views: 7460

[quote="ygmir"]if you're talking about the Razor scooter, with 1.5" wide wheels....they work great, as long as you don't stand on them......I think the wheels are to narrow for the soft conditions......that said, I've not tried it.....just noting surface vs flotation......[/quote] Hmm..well not stan...
by Popobumm
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: skateboarding on the playa
Replies: 45
Views: 7460

A bit similar but kind of off-topic...

Would normal scooters work (ie. Razor scooters)? Bike's take up so much space in the car so i'd rather just bring a scooter if that's not too silly or inconvenient on the playa floor. I figure the wheels are a bit larger than skateboard wheels
by Popobumm
Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Truck Rental, something you may not know
Replies: 40
Views: 12349

I just tried calling Penske, and they told me the maximum is 5 days for a 1-way rental =/ Does it vary per location? I guess I can try calling around...

Don't want to do U-Haul if possible
by Popobumm
Mon May 24, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why do Burners </3 Ravers & etc?
Replies: 138
Views: 15700

So then this all begs the question...what IS the most common music at Burning Man? What is the most acceptable music? What is music!?? The only event I've been to that is remotely similar is Lucent L'amour in LA, and they seemed to be playing some dubstep/triphop type of music with some more eclecti...
by Popobumm
Mon May 24, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 247117

The technical full name for most of these tuff-R / Rmax boards are "Polyisocyanurate Insulation Sheathing". Usually when I ask for insulation sheathing they can point me in the right direction. Also, having never actually been on the playa, I don't know how 'safe' we need to keep our belongings. Do ...
by Popobumm
Wed May 19, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Date Rape at Burning Man
Replies: 302
Views: 43976

I'd like to have C.f.M. speak at high schools across the nation please.
by Popobumm
Wed May 19, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why do Burners </3 Ravers & etc?
Replies: 138
Views: 15700

Ah ok, things are a bit more clear now. I had thought that being into more mainstream Electronic dance music (trance, house, etc) as opposed to dubstep and the like was a bit frowned upon for some reason. From the little I know about the drama between the Opulent Temple and the BM organization, I wa...
by Popobumm
Tue May 18, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why do Burners </3 Ravers & etc?
Replies: 138
Views: 15700

[quote="Snow"]PLUR?[/quote] Oh sorry, PLUR = Peace Love Unity Respect It's a kind of raver 'slogan'. A 'true' rave is one where all these qualities are exhibited. No battling, fighting, arguments and just generally good vibes. Some even go for PLURR, the second R standing for Responsibility. Party h...
by Popobumm
Tue May 18, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why do Burners </3 Ravers & etc?
Replies: 138
Views: 15700

Why do Burners </3 Ravers & etc?

So one of the tenets of Burning Man that draws me to it is the aspect of live and let live. A place where people are free to build, create, dance, laugh, cry, and interact to their hearts content with *supposedly* little to no judgement. And although I am admittedly still a birgin (at least 'til Aug...
by Popobumm
Tue May 18, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: A dozen virgins eager to come home for the 1st time :)
Replies: 10
Views: 1417

[quote="Ugly Dougly"]12? Sounds more like a tour group. Dress in bright colors so they can follow you and not get lost.[/quote] Sure thing, I'll make sure they bring their letters and paddles. Although I'm assuming paddles wouldn't be too out of place there... It's what happens with word of mouth an...

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