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by aknod
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 Playa Conditions
Replies: 157
Views: 12497

Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

[quote="Just_Joe"]I miss swimming in it.

The forecast is for 104° today and 107° tomorrow!

[url=http://www.gerlachweather.com/]GerlachWeather.com[/url][/quote]
But are there any bugs yet? Bugpacolypse 2017!
by aknod
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Deep Cycle Batteries and CPAP
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Deep Cycle Batteries and CPAP

My friend had his CPAP last year, and the battery charger for it pulled 10-12 amps. I think he might have gotten an extra/larger battery just in case, but the amperage of his charger was high enough that our EU2000 kicked off a couple of times when any other load was on it. I'm sure there are lots o...
by aknod
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: 2014 Share Resources
Topic: Driving from The Pacific Northwest to BRC? Camp for Free
Replies: 43
Views: 5004

Re: Driving from The Pacific Northwest to BRC? Camp for Free

Thank you wedeliver! We'll see you Thursday night 8/21!
by aknod
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Portapotty costs
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: Portapotty costs

FFS this is not our first rodeo. I have no real issue with the public JOTS. When we had this idea, I did some searches on eplaya and elsewhere just to get some idea of the cost. The only thing I found was an old thread where the cost was ~$500, which seemed fairly reasonable. Given that, I asked for...
by aknod
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Portapotty costs
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: Portapotty costs

Um, I was kidding about the buckets and dirt. I will use [facetious] tags from here on out. We thought about getting one because we got placed at A and roughly 2:45 and it would be nice to have a "known good" pp at any time of the day or night, but once we got the quote we decided it wasn'...
by aknod
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Portapotty costs
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Portapotty costs

I looked into getting a portapotty for our camp this year (from USS), and thought I would share the quote. We decided it was too pricy for our camp, so we're buying 5 gallon buckets and dirt for everyone. Here's the quote: Item Unit Quantity From Thru Unit Price Total Price Standard Restroom EA 1 08...
by aknod
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Oppressive morning bass from Robot Heart and other sounds
Replies: 47
Views: 5037

Re: Oppressive morning bass from Robot Heart and other sound

P.Ram wrote:
aknod wrote:My favorite "wake up" music was the camp at 4:45 and E (Man side) that played Sheena Easton's "Morning Train" at precisely 9am every morning.


How much did Animal Control pay you to make that statement? :wink:

Nothing. I just always had the hots for Sheena back in the day.
by aknod
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Should Camp Finances be Public?
Replies: 129
Views: 19008

Re: Should Camp Finances be Public?

Basically what needs to happen here is the Borg needs to require ALL camps fully disclose where and what camp dues were spent on. No it doesn't have to be down to the penny but at least somewhat accurate - maybe something like the afterburn report issued by BM. This may not be a popular suggestion ...
by aknod
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Oppressive morning bass from Robot Heart and other sounds
Replies: 47
Views: 5037

Re: Oppressive morning bass from Robot Heart and other sound

My favorite "wake up" music was the camp at 4:45 and E (Man side) that played Sheena Easton's "Morning Train" at precisely 9am every morning.
by aknod
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: EXODUS, when did u leave. How long did it take 2 the road?
Replies: 39
Views: 5753

Re: EXODUS, when did u leave. How long did it take 2 the roa

I would love to stay until Monday, but that means not getting back to Seattle until Wednesday and missing 2 more days of work, plus the kids start school and I gotta be there. We left Sunday afternoon at 1:10pm, took about an hour or a bit more to hit pavement (just driving the bus slowly), then 20 ...
by aknod
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?
Replies: 91
Views: 21607

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Beer, Bacon, and ice cream on Tuesday or Wednesday.
by aknod
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: WIFI and Cell Phones... ??
Replies: 20
Views: 5966

Re: WIFI and Cell Phones... ??

Last year I was able to get texts and send them when I was out at the airport. Signal seemed decent out there. I think I may have made a voice call also, but that could have been the voices in my head. Wifi is very iffy in center camp. Last year I wasn't able to get it to work at all on an ipad or m...
by aknod
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: Eagle's Nest RV Park from the Pacific Northwest
Replies: 22
Views: 4040

Re: Eagle's Nest RV Park from the Pacific Northwest

wedeliver, we'll see you in the Sticker Bus either 8/24 or 8/25! :D
by aknod
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: 4:30 Neighborhood camps for 2012
Replies: 153
Views: 63303

Re: 4:30 Neighborhood camps for 2012

Art Pirates Studios and the Bad Idea bar are at 4:45 and E this year. http://apsbib.blogspot.com/
by aknod
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs
Replies: 82
Views: 6895

Re: Bugs bugs bugs bugs bugs

I killed a roach in 2010 near our camp. I think it came from the dirty hippies next door.
by aknod
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did you get a STEP Ticket?
Replies: 2517
Views: 169415

Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

[quote="Grokstar"]Since the first post on Monday (16th) I count 14+/- steppers receiving tickets and 7 +/- step tickets going back into the system. Seems preeettty slow. I think this must have something to do with the Theory of Relativity. Time slows down proportionately depending on how h...
by aknod
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Have not received tickets yet. Have you?
Replies: 377
Views: 30611

Re: Have not received tickets yet. Have you?

Got mine Saturday, no signature required, or at least requested.
by aknod
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Climate Prediction Center
Replies: 626
Views: 40473

Re: Ready? - Soft playa

[quote="Savannah"][quote="aknod"]Softer than 2008?[/quote]

Hard to imagine, isn't it? :shock:[/quote]
Makes me want a hovercraft. Wait, more dust. DOh.
by aknod
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Climate Prediction Center
Replies: 626
Views: 40473

Re: Ready? - Soft playa

Softer than 2008?
by aknod
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Meals, Ready to Eat?
Replies: 51
Views: 7982

Re: Meals, Ready to Eat?

My friend and I bought 2 cases of MREs for our 1st burn in 2008 (that was such a shitshow I've surprised we survived). A full case came back. We re-upped with a second case for 2010 (missed 2009) but that idiot I burn with bought the same "A" menu we already had. We also usually bring a co...
by aknod
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Don't shower with your mouth open
Replies: 31
Views: 3642

Re: Don't shower with your mouth open

5500 lbs of coliform and we worry about grey water??
by aknod
Wed May 16, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at all.
Replies: 594
Views: 54408

Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.
by aknod
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 679
Views: 158763

Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Elliot, this thread is what inspired my friend and I to buy and build this bus: http://stickerbus.blogspot.com. This will be (STEP willing and the creek don't rise) Philip's third trip to the playa. Thank you!
by aknod
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Road Safety To and From the Burn
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: Road Safety To and From the Burn

Don't pass a bus (or anyone else, but ESPECIALLY a bus) in a no passing zone uphill through the hills before Eagleville. Idiot. I know my bus is slow. I pull over and get out of the way when it's safe. Sometimes it's not possible and you have to have patience. Or die. That Darwin guy always wins. Ev...
by aknod
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BLM Officer Car and Personal Searches: how to respond?
Replies: 60
Views: 8437

Re: BLM Officer Car and Personal Searches: how to respond?

If you're asked to exit the vehicle, but can't lock it (I'm driving a school bus and it is possible to lock it, it just requires a bit of work to do), does that mean the cop can look inside?
by aknod
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Best time to arrive on Monday early AM/dawn - QUEUES!
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Best time to arrive on Monday early AM/dawn - QUEUES!

In 2008 we got there at ~7 am and were in line about an hour. We had about an hour or a bit more to try to set up before the dust storm from hell started. In 2010 we got there at ~8:00 and were in line about 2 hours. We had about 20 minutes to set up before it started raining. :) There, two data poi...
by aknod
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Baby at BM, experience? preparation? what? where?
Replies: 134
Views: 5716

Re: Baby at BM, experience? preparation? what? where?

essjay wrote:
Turnip wrote:


We're telling you that even under ideal conditions, it will be dangerous for your baby and it's entirely selfish of your to risk her safety.



+1

Darwin'll fix it. That guy always wins.
by aknod
Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Are wallmart tents OK 4 single use @ BM?
Replies: 15
Views: 1123

Re: Are wallmart tents OK 4 single use @ BM?

My first year I used a $30 walmart tent with no problems. Get an extra sheet and cover whatever you plan to sleep in all day/night, that keeps off the worst of the dust. There's no rain, so mostly the tent just holds some of the warmth in during the night, and heats up nicely once the sun comes up.
by aknod
Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Best route to BRC from Seattle
Replies: 18
Views: 1449

Re: Best route to BRC from Seattle

Last year we had more problems with suicidal squirrels than bunnies, but with the bus they squish the same. What we usually do is leave ~noon saturday, camp somewhere that night, hit Klamath falls walmart on sunday, then Eagle's Nest in Tionesta, CA, leave there about 2-3am, gas up in Alturas and hi...
by aknod
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cars - Expensive and Dirty business
Replies: 14
Views: 946

Re: Cars - Expensive and Dirty business

In 2008 I drove my F150 double cab Lariat to the playa. It was disaster inside when I got back (12 hour dust storms FTW!). I spent some time trying to get it clean, gave up, cringed, and paid a professional shop to detail it (in and out). Cost was ~$225 (this was in Bellevue, WA, FWIW). Truck was fi...

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