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by mthyer
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12519
Views: 741016

Re: The person below me

Meh, by an interest you meant "passing" I'm sure. But I was thinking about how to dress up next burn.

TPBM is humming a merry tune
by mthyer
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 3 Things you were hesitant to do, but did.
Replies: 103
Views: 10939

1) Take it off at the nude bar in front of my friends
2) Take it in the rump at the spanking station
3) Take some rest time
by mthyer
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: PLAYA FASHION - What works? What doesn't?
Replies: 254
Views: 51090

My favorite last year was a dude who wired a bunch of tiny LEDs all over a suit. They were spaced about 2 or 3 inches apart and out on the playa at night he looked BRILLIANT!
by mthyer
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Evolution of Music Scene
Replies: 133
Views: 20007

This was my first year, but the music was certainly a big attractant on my list of possible ways to spend my time. I only encountered a couple of instances where the electronic music that was being pumped out at copious volume was something that truly moved me. It’s not that I don’t appreciate t...
by mthyer
Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Positive LEO moment
Replies: 40
Views: 5967

They are there to experience BRC just like everyone else. Its when the citizens are doing something that forces the LEOs to intervene that they become a negative impact. Not sure I agree with you on this one Kickstart, every day on the playa I witnessed example after example of the BLM in particula...
by mthyer
Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Will there be wifi service available this year?
Replies: 15
Views: 3349

Kinetic V wrote:I've heard there's a camp planning to try out cell phone and wifi jammers on the playa. If you can't get any signal then you know that camp was successful.
Actually if they're jamming you'd be getting plety of strong and meaningless signal. Lots of FCC prohabitions against this one too.
by mthyer
Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Astronomers!
Replies: 23
Views: 4535

I'm bringing my smaller planetary telescope. Never burned before, but high desert is usually a great place for viewing. I’m only a little concerned about light pollution from the festivities.
by mthyer
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar charging - question (2 batteries, 1 controller)
Replies: 18
Views: 11337

Usually you need an isolator or some other device to seperate the batteries and prevent the fire hazard. Some charge controllers can act as an isolator, but they'd likely have two charging pairs and instructions for setting up each battery in an isolated circuit.
by mthyer
Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Diesel Along the Way
Replies: 10
Views: 1701

@phil Good point, here's the route . Leaving a few days earlier than necessary so that I can reach maximum meander on the way there and arrive in the correct state of mind. @Token It’s a vanagon so my average is a little reduced (~30 MPG ), but I have a large-ish tank so my range is still pretty i...
by mthyer
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Diesel Along the Way
Replies: 10
Views: 1701

Diesel Along the Way

I'm going to be checking to be sure, but I'm driving my diesel VW down to the playa this year. Are there good places to fill up before getting out onto the playa?
by mthyer
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How to charge 12V battery with my solar panel?
Replies: 10
Views: 2941

Korwedge, The easy way to solve your problem is to install a charge controller (as mentioned above). If you can't get a charge controller the other option is to wire a multi-meter to your battery and monitor (on a very regular basis) how your panel is charging your battery. Once its full disconnect ...
by mthyer
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Harbor Freight solar panel kit
Replies: 9
Views: 2395

What is your experience with this though? Direct or is this assumed info? My experience with the product was direct and since I periodically live out of my Vanagon I may have used it much harder than it was ever intended to be used. I also had an older version of the product; my charge controller d...
by mthyer
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Harbor Freight solar panel kit
Replies: 9
Views: 2395

The charge controller that comes with it is likely to ruin your battery. You’ll never see the rated out-put from that collection either. And make sure you carry a multi-meter with you so you can troubleshoot any issues you might experience along the way.

It’s cheap and there’s a reason.
by mthyer
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 546337

Just sent email securing work coverage while I'm away. Booyah (and I'm giving myself a high-five)! List of things that remain: 1) Get coolant leak fixed before I leave. Thought this one was taken care of, but the epoxy filler I used separated from the expansion tank and now I’ve got to figure some...
by mthyer
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 546337

Boijoy wrote:never fear.. METRO MART IS HERE!
Were located at Athens & 4:30. Should you forget a "necessity" please stop by, we may be able to help you out. We are a "Market" gifting personal care items, first aid supplies, playa & camping gear & loner tools.
Will you have Q-tips?
by mthyer
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 546337

Wouldn't dry ice freeze everything in the cooler solid, even with a shelf? It's -109° to -78°. Done it this way on extended river trips before. Think of it like an old fashioned ice box. The cool air from the frozen nitrogen is allowed to circulate throughout the cooler, but not the ice itself. S...
by mthyer
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 546337

Just got the load side of my house battery system installed and working. This evening I'll work on the BT21000 cover for my cooler. I picked up a super duper big'un on sale this weekend. Going to build a shelf in it to separate dry ice from the stuff that only needs to be cool and not frozen.
by mthyer
Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: How do you disinfect Grey Water?
Replies: 16
Views: 4023

Veleda216, The EPA, the CDC and the Red Cross publish guidelines for "emergency" disinfection of water. Goal is always the same, take what you have and make it potable. http://www.epa.gov/safewater/faq/pdfs/fs_emergency-disinfection-drinkingwater-2006.pdf http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/tra...
by mthyer
Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 546337

Figured out what was breaking the BBCode for my images. This should work. Nice work. That first photo looks like you also have a windmill coming out of the roof. Were these taken near Palm Springs? Thanks! So far its working pretty well. Was a lot of effort just to get the 50 W panel up there. Can'...
by mthyer
Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 546337

Figured out what was breaking the BBCode for my images. This should work. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4895991631_475caf9af3.jpg http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4896585722_1fcfaf9d97.jpg http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4896587464_340bfc4df1.jpg http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4896...
by mthyer
Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 546337

One more big project is complete. Today I finished the installation of the 50 watt solar panel and charge controller on my 1983 Volkswagen Vanagon. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanityfactory/4895991631/in/set-72157623125604343 http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanityfactory/4896585722/in/set-721576231256...
by mthyer
Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4322
Views: 1183913

Worse, gray water from people can have any number of chemicals in it that you don't necessarily want to drink... everything from soap, to bacterial contamination in food waste, to saliva and spit and toothpaste, hair, skin cells... without a combination of serious filtering and some sort of chemica...
by mthyer
Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: first time
Replies: 30
Views: 3141

The “awesome experienceâ€
by mthyer
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 546337

Goggles came yesterday. Woot I look insectile!

Today 50 W solar panel and charge controller for deep cycle battery. Will start install later today. Also 1 W submersible pump with charge controller and 1.5 W solar panel for swamp cooler.
by mthyer
Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Crashing out on the 395
Replies: 24
Views: 3875

Ched, There are places to boondock it and/or stealth camp along the way. I've done it along 395 and plenty of other places before, however, I don't know what your set-up looks like or what kind of experience you have with either of these. Start by looking into the methods used by people who do this ...
by mthyer
Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 546337

Awesome for me, my goggles came in the mail today.
by mthyer
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: What route do you take from the South? (Georgia girl here)
Replies: 13
Views: 1241

Shroom, Wow, you get double points for making that trip. You'll start off your burn with a tour of the country that may be more memorable than the burn itself. Here are a couple of suggestions to help you on your way. Central Rockies Route : Highlights of this trip are it gets you north of the Mason...
by mthyer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Better than a Birthday
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

You certainly have a good attitude ;) Thanks Rice, Sometimes that’s my only saving grace. I’m very enthusiastic about things like this. I’ve always wanted to go to Burning Man, just never really had the time or resources to make it happen. Now that I do I’m really looking forward to getting...
by mthyer
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Better than a Birthday
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

Better than a Birthday

I only recently re-made the decision to attend Burning Man. It’s a long story, but the gist of it is that I got level two tickets last winter by waiting in the virtual line for my first pair. My partner and I got pregnant after years of trying (thank science) in April. By late June this year thing...
by mthyer
Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Lost without a camp!
Replies: 24
Views: 5450

Have a yard sale, flip bikes, sell blood. Celebrate Radical Self Reliance. It's our way. There really is nothing better than realizing what you can do on your own. Going through the same set of challenges, who isn’t? I'd recommend the following: 1) A challenge to self-reliance can be used as excu...

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