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by SLOKnightfall
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 2017 Map?
Replies: 44
Views: 7810

Re: 2017 Map?

, low on sand snakes. Just to clarify... do you mean actual snakes? or just waves of sand that look like snakes. If actual snakes, how big of an issue is this? Do I need some sort of snake killing weaponry? Snake trapping habitat? Have I mentioned I am afraid of snakes? Usually not to much of an is...
by SLOKnightfall
Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade Cloth - Home Depot?
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

Re: Shade Cloth - Home Depot?

I've used the shade cloth from HD before and it held up quite well for many trips to the playa. I just used a grommit kit and folded over the corners to give it a little extra strength.
by SLOKnightfall
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Heads up on Arctica Price Changes on 6pack Purchases.
Replies: 10
Views: 1748

Re: Heads up on Arctica Price Changes on 6pack Purchases.

Still a good deal for ice in the desert! True it is indeed a great deal. I just figured I'd spread the word so people would not get on the playa and be short because of the old prices. I know with our camp we'd do a bulk run and give the free bag to the bar so they would be stocked with out having ...
by SLOKnightfall
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Heads up on Arctica Price Changes on 6pack Purchases.
Replies: 10
Views: 1748

Heads up on Arctica Price Changes on 6pack Purchases.

So I just heard via my camp that Arctica is no longer offering the 6 pack for $15 discount any more. Now its the full price of $3 a bag or $18 for the six pack. While I haven't seen an official statement about it, the http://arctica.burningman.org/ page does show ice prices that reflect the new price.
by SLOKnightfall
Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048229

Re: cooling your tent or van

Just a FYI that the Costco brand of batteries are "Kirkland" and are usually found in the Tire/Auto shop of the store. You might be able to find deep cycle batteries at Autozone or other auto stores, but the local one by me only had normal car batteries. Other places you can get them at are Walmart ...
by SLOKnightfall
Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: EZ Up = EZ Down? Bad idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 1364

Re: EZ Up = EZ Down? Bad idea?

I've used one in the past and it survived the week for two years. Your mileage may vary tho due to different brands of them and what the weather is like. When I had them I staked down each leg, then used tarp clips to guy down the canopy from the edges and then a rope circle with 4 ropes coming off ...
by SLOKnightfall
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048229

Re: cooling your tent or van

leftynaut wrote:any recommendation on how to protect the battery from the elements? do i put it inside of my tent? or is that a big no-no fire hazard....
You can get a plastic battery box that will do the job for around $10-15 at W-mart or an automotive supply store that will protect it from most of the elements.
by SLOKnightfall
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138537

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

So I just read the post in the "Playa Conditions 2014" thread about the 1" EMT shade structure using foot pads and lag bolts having the poles pull out of the foot pad and the whole side flipped over. (It is the same structure design that we use.) It got me thinking; has anyone drilled a hole in the...
by SLOKnightfall
Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: In desperate need of a Panda
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Re: In desperate need of a Panda

If you got the cash there is http://grizcoat.com/products/panda-coat

Alternately here is a search on ebay for panda hoodies and filtered to "US Only" & Buy it now, that has a lot of similar items to the one you posted. http://goo.gl/vPNSUW
by SLOKnightfall
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Amperage draw before and after DC to AC inverter
Replies: 22
Views: 2066

Re: Amperage draw before and after DC to AC inverter

Your battery is a 1260 Wh battery. Expanding on what Eye was said, while you converted the device to 110v, you forgot to convert the Ah of the battery to 110v. While it has 105Ah @ 12V, it only has ~11.45Ah @110V 12V * 105Ah = 1260Wh -> 1260Wh / 110v = 11.45 Ah running at 110V 105Ah/8Amps = 13.125 ...
by SLOKnightfall
Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: To be delivered and picked up
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Re: To be delivered and picked up

As other said the only way to be certain is to contact the BMORG, but I don't think option 2 will work for a few reasons. 1.From the full description "A delivery driver may only buy one delivery ticket, so it is not an option for anyone needing multiple deliveries." Which sounds that the will take t...
by SLOKnightfall
Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138537

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I have possible concerns about the clothesline tighteners. First, I'd worry that the tightener body's grip on the rope is not enough to hold during a strong wind storm. This could be mitigated by knotting or having some thing on the end of the rope that keeps it from pulling through if the grip fail...
by SLOKnightfall
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: To be delivered and picked up
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Re: To be delivered and picked up

Yep owner would need a ticket and if owner is brining a passenger, you'd need a ticket for them or the entire vehicle might get turned away. Per the gate FAQ: "If you are giving someone a ride to Burning Man, including ride shares and hitchhikers, please be sure they have a ticket or you may end up ...
by SLOKnightfall
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where to buy panels for Hexayurt in CA
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: Where to buy panels for Hexayurt in CA

Also keep in mind that the 6" wide bidirectional filament tape is not something that you will be able to find in any store. Usually you will need to special order it. While you could use what ever tape you can get at a hardware store, you are setting yourself up for possible structural failure of th...
by SLOKnightfall
Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Insulating A Tent
Replies: 14
Views: 1943

Re: Insulating A Tent

And anther example I see a guy using thermal blankets and even mentions layering them. Which one do you guys think would work better? The only problem I have with the Aluminzed bubble insulation is cost. A 16" by 25' Role is $16.25 I can buy (10) 4.5' by 7' blankets for $7.12 I mean the clear winne...
by SLOKnightfall
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: vehicle passes, my two cents.
Replies: 23
Views: 1915

Re: vehicle passes, my two cents.

That even might sound true if it were not the fact that US Gypsum trucked hundreds of thousands of tons over the very same roads. They did this for 20+ years but its us who must pay. And I would be willing to bet that US Gypsum was charged to help maintain the roads over those 20+ years. 40-50 thou...
by SLOKnightfall
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 1 1/4" trailer hitch bike rack - rack recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: 1 1/4" trailer hitch bike rack - rack recommendations

Having used both types, I'd recommend the platform rack. It is much easier to put the bikes on, as you don't have to fuss getting frame on the hanging rack arms just right. Just set it in the holders and strap it in. The platform is also good if your bike is heavy or you are bringing multiple bikes....
by SLOKnightfall
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Directed Group Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 17406

Re: Directed Group Sale

After being booted numerous times and then having code issues. I also was finally able to get tickets. Good luck to all you still having issues and such. Here's hoping that things start going smoother for the rest.
by SLOKnightfall
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Directed Group Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 17406

Re: Directed Group Sale

Ive been kicked out of the waiting room twice now with the invalid code error. Now it is just giving me an errror when trying to get back in. This is after multiple cache clears and differnt browsers.
by SLOKnightfall
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Directed Group Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 17406

Re: Directed Group Sale

Ok that is just bull, I was in the waiting room and then it kicked me back to the enter code screen with the error that the code was invalid. Cleared the cache and entered the code again, I'm going to be mad if this caused me to lose my spot in the queue.
by SLOKnightfall
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Directed Group Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 17406

Re: Directed Group Sale

If the site thinks the direct sale is high demand, I'd hate to see it on the normal sale day.
by SLOKnightfall
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Directed Group Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 17406

Re: Directed Group Sale

So does being in the waiting room mean we are in the queue for tickets or waiting for the site to deal with the high demand?
by SLOKnightfall
Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Those beautiful laser cut city map necklaces
Replies: 20
Views: 4031

Re: Those beautiful laser cut city map necklaces

I know a friend who made pendants similar to what you were describing to handout in past years. I cant remember if he made them last year or not. Image
by SLOKnightfall
Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Utility Kilts
Replies: 29
Views: 4718

If you are good at sewing or know someone who is, you can make one for a reasonable price. I made a few for the playa last year with a few different fabric types.

A good pattern that I found for making a "sports kilt" is at http://www.modelautoracing.com/kilt/X-Kilt_final2.pdf

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