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by Sundial
Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: 2016 Art Theme
Topic: theme predictions for 2016
Replies: 131
Views: 7460

Re: theme predictions for 2016

"A Hole's A Hole"
by Sundial
Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: New sheriff cracking down on nudity in 2015?
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

New sheriff cracking down on nudity in 2015?

I've been reading interviews with Jerry Allen, the new Pershing County sheriff. He seems to be saying he's going to be going after people for being naked in public. Do you think he's serious, or is this just political posturing to make him look good to the voters? Am I risking a ticket or a jail cel...
by Sundial
Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Nudity on the Playa... Yay or Nay...
Replies: 21
Views: 1705

Re: Nudity on the Playa... Yay or Nay...

Hopefully the bit about nudity is just political posturing with little substance. Sheriff is an elected position in the US, isn't it?
by Sundial
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bug Status Update
Replies: 45
Views: 3453

Re: Bug Status Update

mooserider wrote:I wonder how any of these bugs respond to flame? Will there be trails of roasted bugs following every fire performer and fire-rigged mutant vehicle?


Oh cool. That makes it easy for me to find my way back to camp.
by Sundial
Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bug Status Update
Replies: 45
Views: 3453

Re: Bug Status Update



They don't mention blister beetles. Seems like this article is really downplaying things compared to their earlier language.
by Sundial
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bug Status Update
Replies: 45
Views: 3453

Re: Bug Status Update

They like to hide under wood (presumably under any tent or table as well) and secrete a chemical called cantharadin through their joints. They're called blister beetles because when you crush,rub, or flick them (don't slap them against against your skin!) they release this chemical which can cause ...
by Sundial
Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bugged Out By Wednesday
Replies: 14
Views: 901

Re: Bugged Out By Wednesday



From the article:

“Desert species are prone to boom/bust cycles,” Wild explained. And then he offered a ray of hope for Burners heading to the desert in a couple of weeks: “[They] may just be passing through.”
by Sundial
Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Are there bugs in the desert?
Replies: 38
Views: 2645

Re: Are there bugs in the desert?

WOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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by Sundial
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 29224

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Antihistamines. The kind you take once every 24 hours. Because the swelling and itching from bug bites is a histamine response. Does the trick when I go camping in Ontario.
by Sundial
Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Making a translucent tarp more opaque
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Making a translucent tarp more opaque

Fair enough. I'll probably get a black sheet and experiment a bit without worrying too much about perfection. I'm guessing it's more likely to be effective on the underside.
by Sundial
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Making a translucent tarp more opaque
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Making a translucent tarp more opaque

Drawingablank wrote:Not sure a black sheet is a great idea either since black absorbs heat.


White sheet then? Or maybe beige?
by Sundial
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Making a translucent tarp more opaque
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Making a translucent tarp more opaque

So I got a Eureka VCS 16 tarp (basically the same thing as Noah's Tarp). I did a test pitch in the park and found its sunlight blocking abilities could be better. I'm planning to get a black king size bed sheet or two to clip to it with spring clamps, but I was wondering if there's a better solution...
by Sundial
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: 2015 Share Resources
Topic: Need ride from SFO to Reno or BRC Saturday or Sunday
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Need ride from SFO to Reno or BRC Saturday or Sunday

Hi there! I'm looking for a ride from San Francisco on Saturday or Sunday. Ideally I'd get all the way to BRC with one ride, but just getting me as far as Reno would be helpful too (I don't have an early arrival pass). A ride back to Reno after the Burn would be a bonus, but that's optional. Expecte...
by Sundial
Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 15882

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

I clicked the button the second it appeared at noon. Got put in the queue with an estimated wait time of 20 minutes or so. Then it jumped to over an hour. Then it said the queue had been paused. Then it got below an hour, started jumping down in increments greater than one minute per minute, got dow...
by Sundial
Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Simple Morning Shade for Small Backpacking Tent
Replies: 46
Views: 16928

Re: Simple Morning Shade for Small Backpacking Tent

Is that fine for grommets too? Or would a bow line be a better choice for those?
by Sundial
Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.
Replies: 41
Views: 3360

Re: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.

Just had another thought. Is there any reason you couldn't use bungee cords to hook the four corners of your tent to the monkey hut's four corner rebar stakes?
by Sundial
Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.
Replies: 41
Views: 3360

Re: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.

The diagram seems to indicate that the spine is a single uncut 10' pipe. Am I correct in concluding that this design does not require any cutting of pipes?
by Sundial
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.
Replies: 41
Views: 3360

Re: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.

Home Depot usually carries tons of bungees. Maybe not in packs of twenty, but I know I just picked up a ton of extra balls (64) and bungees at my local home depot in Sacramento, CA. If your local one is out, somewhere along the way is sure to have packs of some sort. I usually get the black long on...
by Sundial
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.
Replies: 41
Views: 3360

Re: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.

Ah. Reason I ask is finding a 20 pack of bungee balls in my city on short notice is apparently asking a lot. Figure they'll still have plenty of those in Reno by Sunday? Or maybe I could just double up the zip ties.
by Sundial
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.
Replies: 41
Views: 3360

Re: Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.

I'm going to substitute rope for bungees, rebar for nails and zip ties for bungee balls. I assume that won't cause any problems?
by Sundial
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning In The Buff 2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6342

Re: Burning In The Buff 2014

The left one looks a little bigger.
by Sundial
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: MINI monkey hut?
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

Re: MINI monkey hut?

VultureChow wrote:I should add that the footprint is actually 10x12 and not 10x20


Huh! I don't know where I got the idea it was 10x20. That instructional page clearly says 10x12. Thanks!

Now I just need to find a ride or rides who is/are cool with 10' PVC poles.
by Sundial
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:26 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: MINI monkey hut?
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

Re: MINI monkey hut?

Ah, I see. What are the dimensions of your tent? Starting with that maybe we can figure something out for you. BTW, glad to hear you will be there again this year! This guy right here http://www.mec.ca/product/5027-669/mec-lightfield-2-tent/ . Its 7'6" x 4'6", and a peak height of 3'4&quo...
by Sundial
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:11 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: MINI monkey hut?
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

Re: MINI monkey hut?

The load will scale linearly while it's ability to deal with it diminishes exponentially. Going in the other direction you lose the stability afforded by bending the PVC to it's critical radius. The size you see commonly used was no accident. ;) Well. You're the first person to offer a technical ex...
by Sundial
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: MINI monkey hut?
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

Re: MINI monkey hut?

Martiansky wrote:Schtev,
Is the reason you are wanting a smaller monkeyhut due to travel space or do you just want a smaller version?


Both reasons. Minimizing travel space requirements where possible is a huge plus for me since I have to rideshare, and a 10x20 footprint seems excessive for just a small tent.
by Sundial
Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Burning Man opens at 10AM Sunday this year
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Burning Man opens at 10AM Sunday this year

Ano wrote:More Burning Man can't be a bad thing, right? ;)


That sounds so ominous somehow. :lol:
by Sundial
Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: MINI monkey hut?
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

Re: MINI monkey hut?

You could probably infer something from the lack of posts about reduced sized monkey huts over the last decade. Smaller sized pieces don't bend and flex the same as the bigger/full sized pieces do. Don't take my word for it, be radically self reliant, spend a couple bucks at your local hardware sto...
by Sundial
Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: MINI monkey hut?
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

Re: MINI monkey hut?

How small are we talking here? The design is a basically a half circle. So if you used on 10' section of pvc instead of joining two together, you'd get a monkey hut with a width of approx 6' and a height of 3'. It would just be to shade a small tent around 3 and a half feet high. Just trying to est...
by Sundial
Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: MINI monkey hut?
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

Re: MINI monkey hut?

Captain Goddammit wrote:Nope Schtev you can't get a building permit for an improper-dimension monkey hut.


What an incredibly useful reply! =D
by Sundial
Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: MINI monkey hut?
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

MINI monkey hut?

So I've done some searching on ePlaya and come across some passing references to the concept, but I haven't found any solid info or blueprints/plans. Is there such a thing as a MINI monkey hut? Something with a smaller footprint than the plans hosted on Chromatest's website? Would love to hear from ...

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