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by Leo
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Decent box wine?
Replies: 101
Views: 21034

Re: Decent box wine?

I cook with wine, and sometimes I even add it to the recipe.
by Leo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 102
Views: 6928

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Took my playa bike to the neighborhood bike shop to get new tires and chain. When the bike mechanic saw me wheeling my bike up to the counter, he commented that this is the first playa bike he has seen without fur!
by Leo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Electrolytes for Virgins
Replies: 23
Views: 991

Re: Electrolytes for Virgins

At my previous burns, I have gone with the following ratio of liquids (minimum, not including coffee and beer) for daily consumption. 3 liters of water 32 oz of Gatorade 11.5 oz of V-8 At the risk of being OCD (there is no D in OC), I label the containers of liquids for each day to make sure that I'...
by Leo
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 44
Views: 1596

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

At some point the population needs to be capped, whether it is 80,000 people, 100,000 people, or somewhere in-between. If the infrastructure and access to the burn aren't maxed out now at 80k people, they might be at 100k. The Burner Express and BXair are "band aids" at best. Maybe it's time for Bur...
by Leo
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Recommended tent fan
Replies: 18
Views: 1122

Re: Recommended tent fan

Back to the original topic, do any of you have recommendations for 12 volt tent fans? Found one Coleman 12 volt fan on the Cabelas website and a few on Amazon.
Thanks,
Leo
by Leo
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Pop Up Tents
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Pop Up Tents

Look at the Coleman Instant Cabin 6 or the Coleman Signal Mountain 6 tents. Lightweight and quick setup.
by Leo
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Simple shower and evap pond
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Simple shower and evap pond

For our shower setup, we have a large concrete mixing tub (black heavy duty polyethylene) and a wood floor grid so you won't be standing in a puddle. A rigid plastic kiddie swimming pool or a galvanized steel tub could work as an alternative to the mixing tub. If you choose to go with PVC pipe for t...
by Leo
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Seattle virgin burner! Ready to learn what the opposite of rain is.
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: Seattle virgin burner! Ready to learn what the opposite of rain is.

Welcome! As a fellow Seattleite I have one piece of advice: Bring plenty of sunscreen. When I participated in the World Naked Bike Ride and Pub Crawl, I had the whitest ass on the playa.
by Leo
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art

I will bring something as well. Framed and sure to be worth a lot of money when I pass away!
by Leo
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3035
Views: 356974

Re: Rest In Peace

Captain,
Sorry to hear about Kelly's passing. I hope the memories of your good times with Kelly will soften the pain of your loss. We need more burners like her.
by Leo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: To Shade or Not to Shade?
Replies: 21
Views: 1144

Re: To Shade or Not to Shade?

Hi Jackass,
This shade structure would have a gable profile with a 3:12 pitch, so the peak height would be around 8'-2" or 20" of clearance over the tent ridge. I could probably go with 7'-0" on the verticals and get 24" of vertical clearance above the tent ridge.
by Leo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: To Shade or Not to Shade?
Replies: 21
Views: 1144

Re: To Shade or Not to Shade?

I'm designing a 12' x 18' shade structure with EMT and prefab EMT connectors. If I keep the spans short (6'-0" or less) and the verticals at 6'-8", would the 3/4" diameter EMT be sufficient? I would be using ratchet straps diagonally on 3 sides. Each leg (8 total) would have a base plate and be conn...
by Leo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress
Replies: 16
Views: 1156

Re: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress

Ended up buying a Teton cot and a self-inflating camping pad. Thanks everyone for your input! See ya on the playa.
by Leo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Mailing Date for Tickets?
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Re: Mailing Date for Tickets?

Pow Pow,
I received an email notifying me that the ticket & vehicle pass were shipped. They arrived 2 days later.
by Leo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Mailing Date for Tickets?
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Re: Mailing Date for Tickets?

WooHoo! My ticket arrived today. I'm happier than Willy Wonka!
by Leo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: To Shade or Not to Shade?
Replies: 21
Views: 1144

To Shade or Not to Shade?

Hi Friends, I will be camping in a 10' x 10' Kodiak flex-bow tent, which I understand will become an Easy-Bake Oven by 8:30 am. For all of you canvas tent folks out there, is it worth the time and effort to have a shade structure over the tent? The 10' x 10' tent footprint is too big for fitting und...
by Leo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How much shade do two Costco carports offer?
Replies: 11
Views: 698

Re: How much shade do two Costco carports offer?

400 sq. ft. of shade divided by 16 people would equal 25 sq. ft. per person. depending upon the seating arrangement (chairs, benches) you should have enough shade.
by Leo
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Outgoing Mail from BRC?
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Outgoing Mail from BRC?

Hi Friends, At the last burn I attended (2013), I was gifting stamped, hand drawn, hand colored postcards. At the time, the BRC post office was collecting and sending outgoing mail. Will the BRC post office be operating this year and sending outgoing mail? If not, I will figure out something else fo...
by Leo
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cleaning Playa Gear
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Cleaning Playa Gear

Hi Friends, Have been digging out all of my playa gear from the garage and am starting to get organized for this year's burn. I recall some magic formula of water and vinegar for cleaning playa dust off of metal, fabric, and plastic. Does anyone know offhand of the ratio of vinegar to water? Any rec...
by Leo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Canvas wall tent?
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: Canvas wall tent?

it would be helpful to post a picture or the brand/tent model you are considering. After doing research on Eplaya and reading tent reviews on Amazon, I purchased a Kodiak 10' x 10' flex-bow canvas tent. There are other brands of canvas tents out there. Amazon is a great place to find out what is ava...
by Leo
Sat May 26, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress
Replies: 16
Views: 1156

Re: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress

Hi Captain,
Thanks for the sage advice. I'm not sure that my tent has enough room for Fatty Patty and yours truly!
by Leo
Sat May 26, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress
Replies: 16
Views: 1156

Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress

In previous burns, have camped in a trailer. This will be my first burn with a tent (10' x 10' Kodiak). Any recommendations or opinions of a camping cot vs. an inflatable mattress? Thanks!
by Leo
Tue May 22, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Mailing Date for Tickets?
Replies: 12
Views: 997

Mailing Date for Tickets?

Does anyone around here know when the tickets will be mailed?
Thanks!
by Leo
Thu May 10, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 34
Views: 2738

Re: Catching a Thief

BaudEByter, Why would you bring an expensive E bike to Burning Man? Consider these facts and opinions. 1. They playa dust is very corrosive and your bike won't be the same after the burn. 2. The land area for Burning Man is approx. 7 square miles, easily covered by a regular bike. The exercise will ...
by Leo
Tue May 08, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Decent box wine?
Replies: 101
Views: 21034

Re: Decent box wine?

Want to bring this thread back to life. Any decent boxed red wines out there besides Black Box and Bota Box? Will work for wine!
by Leo
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 1272

Re: Newbie Order of Things

Here is some more advice that you didn't ask for. I would skip joining a camp for your first year on the playa. During the week, get on your bike and cover as much ground as you can to see what is out there. The natives are friendly. During your wanderings in Black Rock City, you might come across a...
by Leo
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 1272

Re: Newbie Order of Things

If having a camp shower is a priority for you, this would tip the scale to driving in to Burning Man rather than flying. Driving to the playa, you can bring all of the stuff you want/need. For my shower setup I have a black plastic concrete mixing tub to serve as the shower pan and evaporation devic...
by Leo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 1272

Re: Newbie Order of Things

I agree with Jackass. Renting a cargo van or a small box truck would be easier than renting an RV. Since a lot of the truck rentals are for construction and dump runs, you probably wouldn't get nailed with a big deposit if you return the truck vacuumed and washed. The bike is essential as there is a...
by Leo
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent
Replies: 18
Views: 1951

Re: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent

I'm in the process of designing a shelter with 1" EMT, a reflective tarp, and numerous ratchet straps.
by Leo
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.
Replies: 27
Views: 2190

Re: New burner looking at 2018. Tons of questions.

Amen Chowski!
Burning Man is not for everyone. Some of my friends have attended only one time and will never go back. Others have attended 15 years in a row.
Memo to plyerHatersIntnl: If you do bring your SO, be aware that it will be a great test of your relationship.
Good Luck!

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