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by SouthernExposure
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey hut and Rebar questions
Replies: 31
Views: 2579

Re: Monkey hut and Rebar questions

As a binding material, the bicycle tube has several strengths, it lays flat on the PVC pipe allowing a full grip of the material face, you can stretch it and put the binding under good compression, it is inherently non-slip on the PVC and itself, and it's free. Concerning the questions: 1. When bind...
by SouthernExposure
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: 55 Gallon Water Barrels & Plastic Taste
Replies: 15
Views: 1601

Re: 55 Gallon Water Barrels & Plastic Taste

Have you checked with local soft drink canning companies? I bought (3) 17.5 gallon food grade barrels for a few dollars each that was originally used to transport soft drink syrup. I rinsed them repeatedly, but there was still the unmistakable smell of Dr. Pepper in the plastic. The good news was th...
by SouthernExposure
Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt
Replies: 203
Views: 19877

Re: What worked - what didnt

theCryptofishist wrote:And I thought the worse t hat could happen was a knock on the door by the FBI...


FBI = Fatal Bacteriological Ingestment Agents?

I really didn't know anything about this until I started researching recipes.

SE
by SouthernExposure
Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt
Replies: 203
Views: 19877

Re: What worked - what didnt

Nice tip on the pressure cooker/canning, SE. I really ought to educate myself more. Just be real careful when you google recipes for that thing. Good point on this subject and thanks for bringing it up. Not all recipes heed the following warning. It is highly recommended that NO foods or soups cont...
by SouthernExposure
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt
Replies: 203
Views: 19877

Re: What worked - what didnt

Our camp has a communal meal each evening with 4-6 people handling one evening's meal. I volunteered to make gumbo and our Wednesday night group went for it. I did not want to make it totally on the playa as it can take up to 4 hours of babysitting and I had better things to do with my time out ther...
by SouthernExposure
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water transporting
Replies: 30
Views: 6281

Re: Water transporting

As a follow-up to the Dr.Pepper water barrel system I used this year, it was flawless. I cut and notched some 2x4s to use to elevate the barrel off of the playa surface and they seemed to work good to keep the water from absorbing any heat from underneath. The water had no Dr. Pepper smell or taste ...
by SouthernExposure
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey hut worked great!
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Monkey hut worked great!

Due to a size restriction that I had for transporting the pipes to the playa, I had to cut the 10' long 1" pipes in half to (2) 5' lengths. For each of the three ribs I coupled (4) 5' pieces together with (3) 2' long 1-1/4" pipes and (3) additional 3" long 1" pipe spacers to make...
by SouthernExposure
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Found Other/Misc.
Topic: FOUND: Headlamp at Black Rock Bijou
Replies: 0
Views: 293

FOUND: Headlamp at Black Rock Bijou

I found a headlamp at the midnight showing of Shane down near the front of the theater at the Black Rock Bijou on Thursday evening. I dropped it off at the Lost and Found at PLAYA INFO the next day. If this sounds like yours, contact them. If it doesn't, don't.

SE
by SouthernExposure
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Power Needs = Batteries & Solar Panel???
Replies: 7
Views: 995

Re: Power Needs = Batteries & Solar Panel???

I found a company in Washington state that carries some amazing battery powered light products. (http://www.fortuneproducts.com/SL640W.html) I ordered a set of their Starlet lights to illuminate my bike. 64 LED lights run by a controller with 7 different light sequence settings on 3 AAs. I agree tha...
by SouthernExposure
Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey hut and Rebar questions
Replies: 31
Views: 2579

Re: Monkey hut and Rebar questions

Do you use one tube of each connection or can you split ithe tube in two? I cut each inner tube in half after cutting out the valve section giving me 2 pieces about 38" long. I then slit each piece lengthwise so that I wound up with essentially 2 long straps of rubber. SE so you get 4 pieces o...
by SouthernExposure
Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey hut and Rebar questions
Replies: 31
Views: 2579

Re: Monkey hut and Rebar questions

fresh wrote: Do you use one tube of each connection or can you split ithe tube in two?


I cut each inner tube in half after cutting out the valve section giving me 2 pieces about 38" long. I then slit each piece lengthwise so that I wound up with essentially 2 long straps of rubber.

Cheers :D

SE
by SouthernExposure
Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey hut and Rebar questions
Replies: 31
Views: 2579

Re: Monkey hut and Rebar questions

I know that you addressed this question to McGlenver, but I just faced this same question. There are two ways to do this. One is to add on another piece of the PVC to the top spine to lengthen it. Another approach is to set the front and back arches a little closer than 5' from the center one, maybe...
by SouthernExposure
Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey hut and Rebar questions
Replies: 31
Views: 2579

Re: Monkey hut and Rebar questions

I just got bungee balls for my MH through Home Despot. There are no shipping charges for on-line orders if you have them drop-shipped to your local store. Usually takes about a week at the most to get there. BTW, ditto on the grommet kit. I have found 100 uses for mine once I got one and it is simpl...
by SouthernExposure
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Securing 3 4x8ft 80+lb panels on the playa
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: Securing 3 4x8ft 80+lb panels on the playa

Positioning the panels in a Southwest/Northeast orientation will align them parallel with the prevailing winds and reduce the occasion of tangential winds which put the most load on them. Of course, the winds blow in all directions out there, but the SW/NE winds are prevailing.

Cheers :D

SE
by SouthernExposure
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Freestanding Hammock Design
Replies: 24
Views: 7760

Re: Freestanding Hammock Design

Here is the self supporting tripod hammock stand that I just finished. It will support a crinkle taffeta gathered end tablecloth hammock with Amsteel lines larksheaded to the lashed ends of the hammock. It has a DIY Climashield underquilt and bath-puff snakeskins to make it easier to stow during the...
by SouthernExposure
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Recycling PVC pipe
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Recycling PVC pipe

Is there a facility, on or off playa, for recycling Monkey Hut 1" PVC pipe for house plumbing or whatever? The recycling centers lists several products, but not perfectly usable PVC pipe. I know that there have been locations set up to receive and recycle lumber and plywood. I just don't want t...
by SouthernExposure
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: 7:30 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 44
Views: 18727

Re: 7:30 Neighborhood Camps

Although it is not necessarily a Cat themed thing, the Grilled Cheese gig has always been a fantastic gift to everyone. I'm so glad you liked it.
by SouthernExposure
Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: 7:30 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 44
Views: 18727

Re: 7:30 Neighborhood Camps

We just received notification that Camp Cats!Cats!Cats! will be bowed up and pissing on everything in the vicinity of 7:15 and Horny.
by SouthernExposure
Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Burners from the South
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: Burners from the South

Hey man, welcome to eplaya. This is a great place to get your head ready for the most fantastic adventure you have ever had. I don't need a ride, but thanks for asking. I will be flying out to Phoenix to drive up to the playa with a cousin and after the burn, she will drop me off in Vegas to visit w...
by SouthernExposure
Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Burners from the South
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: Burners from the South

TTT
by SouthernExposure
Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Burners from the South
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: Burners from the South

I figured that one week was long enough for that post to stew. By the way, if you know any burners in ATL that I might be able to talk with, can you hook a brother up? I really want to get this important issue put to rest as soon as possible.

SE
by SouthernExposure
Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Burners from the South
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: Burners from the South

Just a bump to say again that if you are heading to the playa and have some room in a trailer for a few things, I would love to hear from you and see how we can really help each other out.

Thank you.

SE
by SouthernExposure
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Burners from the South
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Burners from the South

I need to find someone who is planning on taking the southern route (across TX to Vegas) to BRC from MS, AL, GA or FL that has room to carry some cargo for me. I live near Jackson, MS and can meet with you at a prearranged location. I will have a bike, a small folding table, a box around 50# and a r...
by SouthernExposure
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water transporting
Replies: 30
Views: 6281

Re: Water transporting

I was a little concerned about getting the re-purposed barrel to the playa as I was flying into Phoenix and driving to BRC with a relative. Southwest (God Bless Them) Airlines lets your check 2 bags for free as long as each one is under 50 pounds and has a combined dimensions (H + W + L) of less tha...
by SouthernExposure
Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water transporting
Replies: 30
Views: 6281

Re: Water transporting

I like the idea of getting water in Gerlach and supporting the town like that. Has anyone done this? What are the lines like?

SE
by SouthernExposure
Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water transporting
Replies: 30
Views: 6281

Re: Water transporting

Great idea. I love simple, effective solutions to problems.

SE
by SouthernExposure
Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Yurt sealed and Dust free
Replies: 27
Views: 6775

Re: Yurt sealed and Dust free

I'm with BVB on this. I would reconsider the Persian rug though. Get carpet remnants, piece some together if necessary, and cut it so that it will be able to run up the interior walls about 1' on each side, like a bathtub bottom on a tent. This will help reduce, but not totally eliminate dust blowin...
by SouthernExposure
Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water transporting
Replies: 30
Views: 6281

Re: Water transporting

FIGJAM wrote:8) Image


How much pressure did you have to put on the barrel and what did you use to get water flow? I can see what looks like a fitting on the lid and the sides look like they are bowed out.

SE
by SouthernExposure
Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water transporting
Replies: 30
Views: 6281

Re: Water transporting

When I got home with the barrels, I rinsed them out thoroughly then filled them with water and a cup of chlorine bleach and let them soak. The next day I emptied them and let them drain in my garage. The barrels still had a Dr. Pepper smell to them, but it was greatly diminished. I filled one of the...
by SouthernExposure
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water transporting
Replies: 30
Views: 6281

Water transporting

Using the median amount of 2 gallons of water per day on the playa, I figure around 14 gallons would do for me. I have looked into getting (2) 7-gallon Aquatainers, but at $18 - $20 a piece, I blanched. I found a great alternative. The local Coca-Cola Cannery sells empty 13.7 gallon heavy plastic fo...

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