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by BBadger
Fri May 11, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 56
Views: 3398

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

A nice metal 5-gallon gas can with a bendable spout and squeeze handle for controlled pouring. No el cheapo Costco plastic gas cans with those annoying twist/push release valves.
by BBadger
Fri May 11, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Shipping a Generator
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Shipping a Generator

If your genny is new, you better bring enough oil and fixings to do oil changes to break in the genny too.
by BBadger
Thu May 10, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 31
Views: 1377

Re: Catching a Thief

Thoughts, please. In the name of tomfoolery, combined with punishment for low down dirty scoundrels out stealing bikes, I've been wanting to do something like this for years. One lag bolt with some parachord tied to the rear of a bait bike. Would this make me an asshole or a participant? Stolen Bik...
by BBadger
Wed May 02, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1418

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

Were flag-down pump services ever really a "sanctioned" service, or more some greasing of palms that gradually became commonplace and ignored?
by BBadger
Wed May 02, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1418

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

IMHO, I think that many people who avail themselves of the Burner Express do plan all year, knowing fully that they are limited in what they can take. While I see the overall point and certainly agree with not providing people a bike-in-a-box, excluding those who devote themselves to the type of pl...
by BBadger
Wed May 02, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1418

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

I'm not even saying people who take mass transit to the playa are bad people or fine citizens. It's just that mass transportation enables and encourages people to attend an event that shouldn't be easy to access and should favor those in close locality to it. While the event shouldn't discourage peo...
by BBadger
Wed May 02, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1418

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

So be it. Even with those limitations there will be no shortage of people who will fly in nearby and drive themselves to the event. We had people from Austria do that, and met a solo kid on a motorcycle from Australia. People had been doing that for years. People will catch rides with other people i...
by BBadger
Tue May 01, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Outside services for camps in 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1418

Re: Outside services for camps in 2018

I'd like to see mass transportation services, both ground and air, ended as well. These services serve only one purpose and that is to get more people into the event because of road limitations. That end-goal, however, I don't see as necessarily a good thing. By enabling any person to attend who can...
by BBadger
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: First time to burning man.. Where do I start?
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: First time to burning man.. Where do I start?

You did also get your tickets right?
by BBadger
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp visual identity
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: Camp visual identity

On a different note, I'm with Ratty: I don't really like stickers or pins or whatnot that have a camp name all that prominent. Usually what most people do is build their logo and media around their theme or whatever funny thing they're doing. Unless your camp is super memorable and important, I'm no...
by BBadger
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp visual identity
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: Camp visual identity

I think you should start Bad Typography Camp and print out your camp name in Comic Sans with really bad kerning in black on white office paper taped together.
by BBadger
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: 1st time playa art sculpture
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Re: 1st time playa art sculpture

Biggest douchebag on eplaya? Are the votes in? I thought that was Simon. Maybe you'd feel more welcome at Reddit ? Even some of those folk in that thread have come to terms with the fact that this forum is a great resource if only you'd put some effort into searching it. Anyway, I've added a conveni...
by BBadger
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1529

Re: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?

Maybe? Lag screws are usually drilled flush with the ground, and they're often shorter than the rebar used for monkey huts. They very well might still bend depending on the length and forces. Maybe if you got some 1/2"-diameter lag screws they won't bend much. My rebar never bent, except when I...
by BBadger
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: 1st time playa art sculpture
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Re: 1st time playa art sculpture

Benzy, your post provides no information about what charge controller you are even thinking of purchasing. In fact, your posts contain virtually no detailed questions or information at all except some variation of "I want to use electricity on playa." For your charge controller, go read or...
by BBadger
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Mini Fridge? Chest Fridge? What's your zero-ice solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Mini Fridge? Chest Fridge? What's your zero-ice solution?

I have one I took out of an old camper and use it at my Hof. works great. just set it on a table in the shade, with a 5 gallon propane tank and regulator attached, and it'll be good for well over a week. A tank usually lasts me close to 3 weeks. good call BBadger! They use like 1.5lb of propane per...
by BBadger
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RIP Larry Harvey
Replies: 23
Views: 1625

Re: RIP Larry Harvey

Larry The Greeter
by BBadger
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1529

Re: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?

It's not really bad that it bends. The fact that the rebar bent despite the PVC bending means it must've just been really windy. The whole structure of a monkeyhut is supposed to be flexible and bendy anyway, and as long as the PVC doesn't come off the rebar you should be fine. I've even put cut pie...
by BBadger
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 837
Views: 54777

Re: "It's news to me!"

Goose levels golfer, reasserting dominance over all humankind

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/24/us/goose ... index.html

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by BBadger
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RIP Larry Harvey
Replies: 23
Views: 1625

Re: RIP Larry Harvey

Sad to hear of Larry's passing. He helped create a really great event and movement. RIP Larry. :cry:
by BBadger
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Mini Fridge? Chest Fridge? What's your zero-ice solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Mini Fridge? Chest Fridge? What's your zero-ice solution?

What about a propane fridge? There are even some that will do all of 120VAC, 12VDC and LPG.
by BBadger
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: 1st time playa art sculpture
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Re: 1st time playa art sculpture

You should probably consult the manual or specifications of the charge controller you plan on purchasing.
by BBadger
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Sound system for art project
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Sound system for art project

Lots of smaller speakers gives a nice soundspace too as you walk around, not just some single source that sounds artificial. You can even have different sounds in different areas, adding to the effect. +1 to the Class D amps. They're super cheap and quite efficient and sound pretty decent. Check out...
by BBadger
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Moon Party
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: Moon Party

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by BBadger
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: The Playa Provides
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: The Playa Provides

Had to repair my bike last year on playa because my bearings got fucked by the dust. My friend and I got it working, but I didn't know if I would need to do some field repairs or tighten down something. So just in case, I took along a big Crescent wrench I had used to get the bolts off the bike, the...
by BBadger
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Sound system for art project
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Sound system for art project

Though probably rare for installations, theft can and does happen, especially if the equipment is portable. Consider locking up and attaching your gear to immobile structures with cables to at least make it difficult for the gear to walk off. I usually keep just have the security cable follow the po...
by BBadger
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 962

Re: Newbie Order of Things

Sham wrote:I wonder if he's comfortable getting nekkid in front of 100 (or so) people of all races, creeds and sexes? 8) (note to self, Google what creed actually means)


I certainly wasn't sure if I was, but did it anyway.

Good experience though, and felt great!
by BBadger
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar El wire
Replies: 12
Views: 1571

Re: Solar El wire

Even though you're replying to a 4-year-old thread, a better idea is to not bother using power-hungry EL wire at all and to use something that will last all week on few batteries, like copper fairy lights. EL wire is really dim too, and for the price of it, you could just buy a bigger battery for yo...
by BBadger
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 7 people seeking camp
Replies: 22
Views: 949

Re: 7 people seeking camp

Yeah, with nothing to offer, and requirements to boot, the only camp that will have you is a Plug and Play camp, and only just for the money at that.
by BBadger
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4265
Views: 199605

Re: PAGE TWO

Wow, you seven sound like a caricature of every group I wouldn't want in my camp, or quite frankly, at the event.

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