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by eLPea
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: 6:00 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 32
Views: 14818

Re: 6:00 Neighborhood Camps

If you check out the 2012 moop map , which shows camp placement, it might shed some light on the Law Enforcement Camp address. You can see to the right of the 6:00 keyhole, but not quite to the 5:30 radial on the Esplanade, is Ranger HQ. My guess is around there is what they mean by "Esplanade ...
by eLPea
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BMan 2013 a Day
Replies: 2373
Views: 105598

Re: One Item for BM a Day

Yeah, it was wicked frustrating trying to get the fit just right, trying the clips one way and the other, wriggling the arms of the rack... but eventually it all came together and seems quite sturdy. Some old pack clips, a bike inner tube and a couple zip ties turned into a strap to hold whatever I'...
by eLPea
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BMan 2013 a Day
Replies: 2373
Views: 105598

Re: One Item for BM a Day

Danibel, I ran into the same problem trying to put my rear rack on my cruiser. No eyelets to attach the top part of the rack to my frame. They make racks that stick out from the seat post, but those will barely hold your pack let alone giving a small friend a lift. Here's the solution I found: link ...
by eLPea
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1236
Views: 220512

Re: HexaYurts

We usually do multiple yurts on big tarps. Thinking about putting a second tarp inside of my yurt, up the walls on the inside... Should be solid protection, hopefully can get away with not taping it just holding it up to the walls with bins, mattress, etc. Lucky, how do you deal with the corners of ...
by eLPea
Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1236
Views: 220512

Re: HexaYurts

Anyone here ever experimented with taping the tarp up a bit higher on the walls? Inside or outside?

2010's light storms I only got a few puddles because of the tape gap at the door....but if we get a nice shower like last night's, I don't want to be sleeping on a soggy floor.
by eLPea
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD
Replies: 119
Views: 9184

Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Saw a photo of the gate road entrance to the playa from this afternoon. Massive puddles!
by eLPea
Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: porta potty's
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: porta potty's

trilobyte wrote:increased service schedule.



Ooooh yeah, that's what I like to hear!
by eLPea
Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BMan 2013 a Day
Replies: 2373
Views: 105598

Re: One Item for BM a Day

As I was sorting stuff into piles on the floor, I looked at the 4 skeins of rope and got to thinking..... How much rope should I bring? How many tie down straps? How many lights? How much....of each????? I had one of those HOLY CRAP moments!!!! All of it. Isn't that always the answer? ALL OF IT. Ma...
by eLPea
Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Packing Ninjas!
Replies: 20
Views: 2368

Re: Packing Ninjas!

Very cool! I bet that is a fun little rig to roam around on.
by eLPea
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Packing Ninjas!
Replies: 20
Views: 2368

Re: Packing Ninjas!

TT, is that Jungo?



Thanks to whomever mentioned the "fluffy things in stuff sack" idea - I think this made me able to eliminate one 20 gal tote and replace it with a large, but squishable, stuff sack that will be much more forgiving to pack!
by eLPea
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BMan 2013 a Day
Replies: 2373
Views: 105598

Re: One Item for BM a Day

Picked up the last of the essential camp infrastructure items (not that those last few ratchet straps are the make-it-or-break-it difference between camp flying away and staying in place, but...you never know), cleaned off the ol' white board and drew a "sitting in camp bingo" game on it, ...
by eLPea
Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: hexayurts - how many people?
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: hexayurts - how many people?

6 would be doable if all of your things were stored elsewhere. I can't imagine 6 people and all of their things being a very comfortable fit in there.
by eLPea
Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "One Item" for Idiots--Bad Playa Prep
Replies: 178
Views: 5758

Re: "One Item" for Idiots--Bad Playa Prep

Sit in your front yard some time around sun-up with a megaphone in one hand and a beer in the other and ask the morning joggers how the party was last night. Extra points for doing it under a carport. Winner! Or, Sit in your front yard with a megaphone and tell joggers that their butt looks big in ...
by eLPea
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "One Item" for Idiots--Bad Playa Prep
Replies: 178
Views: 5758

Re: "One Item" for Idiots--Bad Playa Prep

Sit in your front yard some time around sun-up with a megaphone in one hand and a beer in the other and ask the morning joggers how the party was last night. Extra points for doing it under a carport.
by eLPea
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BMan 2013 a Day
Replies: 2373
Views: 105598

Re: One Item for BM a Day

Thanks Savannah! I don't think it was that wet in 2010, and that storm I hid from. This was just a few weeks ago. One can only fight the rain for so long before embracing it. :)

Almost got myself a spray bottle/fan combo... resisted that impulse today though.
by eLPea
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BMan 2013 a Day
Replies: 2373
Views: 105598

Re: One Item for BM a Day

Hey guys, been a while. I'm busy preppin' these days - but all my playa family is far away, so I'll share my excitement here instead :o Today was a good one - fixed up the playa cruiser, managed to fit a rear rack on it with some hardware magic. Dusted off the old chairs...and splurged on a new one ...
by eLPea
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: What items do you carry when walking the Playa?
Replies: 233
Views: 10087

Re: What's in your backpack?

Despite the volume of material I've read, I still can't imagine that it's all that big. I assume I could walk from one side of the circle (diameter) in 20 minutes, and around the perimiter in 45. But from what I read...that's just not true. You know, even if the physical size of the event perimiter...
by eLPea
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Fond memories of Thunderdomes past
Replies: 11
Views: 1907

Re: Fond memories of Thunderdomes past

From their fakebook group:

Thunderdome is pleased to have received placement for Burning Man 2012 - Our approximate location is Esplanade & 4:45.
by eLPea
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Excitement, Nerves, Anxiety, Restlessness...
Replies: 55
Views: 2281

Re: Excitement, Nerves, Anxiety, Restlessness...

FINE!

A spanking is a small price to pay to earn the right to babble on a subject with no real conversational value. Perhaps the spectacle will even serve as entertainment.

But you know what they say, don't dish it out if you can't take it.
by eLPea
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Excitement, Nerves, Anxiety, Restlessness...
Replies: 55
Views: 2281

Excitement, Nerves, Anxiety, Restlessness...

What's the point of the first half of August, anyway? Sleeping is getting harder, to-do lists are finally shrinking instead of growing, organizational meetings are completed, bags can only be packed and re-packed so many times, and I'm really ready to escape Defaultia. I guess what I'm trying to say...
by eLPea
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Looking for cheap shade options
Replies: 37
Views: 2278

Re: Looking for cheap shade options

Get it, girl. Way to be self-reliant.

You shouldn't have a problem purchasing the necessary PVC in Reno ahead of time, especially if you're heading in early again. But buying ahead of time and test building is always the smart way to go.
by eLPea
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Looking for cheap shade options
Replies: 37
Views: 2278

Re: Looking for cheap shade options

That sunshade looks pretty sweet, and would cost probably about the same, or slightly more, than a monkey hut -- assuming you sourced that PVC stateside and not at crazy Canadian prices! Essentially you're going to pay a lot for a premade item of mediocre ability to stand up to the desert, or you've...
by eLPea
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Ripe at Burning Man: Is Burning Man a Pro Ripe Culture?
Replies: 17
Views: 2243

Re: Ripe at Burning Man: Is Burning Man a Pro Ripe Culture?

Well, shit on a pickle! I done been one-upped!
by eLPea
Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Rope at Burning Man: Is Burning Man a Pro Rope Culture?
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

Rope at Burning Man: Is Burning Man a Pro Rope Culture?

Do we emphasize the nylon twists and braids to the point of objectification?

Do we over-promote the benefits of knots and hitches and thus abuse their use?


Are we ignoring the benefits of the consenting union of two sides of the simple ratchet strap?
by eLPea
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Mixed Drinks..please share your recipes!
Replies: 66
Views: 5101

Re: Mixed Drinks..please share your recipes!

Ugly Dougly wrote:
eLPea wrote:The Dirty Girl Scout:

Squirt some chocolate syrup into your mouth
Follow with a swig of peppermint schnapps
Shake to combine


mmmm, sweet



*GASP*


clocksnmirrors wrote:
eLPea wrote:The Dirty Girl Scout:



hah!! love the name!



I promise it tastes even better than it sounds! So good. Like a mint cookie in your mouth!
by eLPea
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Camel bak, good or bad?
Replies: 75
Views: 20419

Re: Camel bak, good or bad?

You can always "milk" the valve a bit and squirt out some water before drinking to make sure there's no muddy dust stuck inside.

I think I'd get more annoyed taking a cover on and off, but I'm a lazy sack of shit, so there's that.
by eLPea
Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Mixed Drinks..please share your recipes!
Replies: 66
Views: 5101

Re: Mixed Drinks..please share your recipes!

(((((((((mommaaaa))))))))) I can't wait to see you!!! So soon..... This reminds me of another mixed drink requiring no glass, which I will call... The Mojo-rita Deep throat one of your fingers Dunk said finger in a tub of powdered lemonade (traditional or pink flavor) to coat it Lick one side of ya ...
by eLPea
Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Mixed Drinks..please share your recipes!
Replies: 66
Views: 5101

Re: Mixed Drinks..please share your recipes!

The Dirty Girl Scout:

Squirt some chocolate syrup into your mouth
Follow with a swig of peppermint schnapps
Shake to combine


mmmm, sweet
by eLPea
Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1236
Views: 220512

Re: HexaYurts

TreasureAnn To: Craftsmn I wanted to ask what size Hexayurt did you transport on top of your Xterra? Im driving up a Pontiac Vibe this year and wondering how the hell to get the Hexayurt to the playa. Any comments is much appreciated We also used shrink wrap and wrapped it first before putting it o...
by eLPea
Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Show us your cup (drinking)
Replies: 109
Views: 39192

Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

I'm intro straws. My first playa cup was a crappy $1 craft store cup with a built in straw. I melted a hole near the top, hooked a carabiner through, it was great for holding a nice big mixed drink. The open top, no insulation, and straw feeding directly from the bottom made for dusty lukewarm drink...

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