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by strangeloop
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Foot - instead of vinegar...
Replies: 21
Views: 2604

Re: Playa Foot - instead of vinegar...

I buy 2 48oz containers of lemon juice. It solves SO MANY problems on the playa. Cuts through playa dust and is very refreshing.
by strangeloop
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Man Clothes
Replies: 214
Views: 47627

Re: Man Clothes

Last year I borrowed a sarong from my wife during the day. It was so useful and comfy it was all I wore during the day for the last couple days straight. That, a camelback, and a wide brimmed hat. It's not fabulous, but damn it's efficient.
by strangeloop
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade structure height
Replies: 13
Views: 1864

Re: Shade structure height

I built a 20x20 shade structure this year with 10ft 1" EMT. The extra height helped air circulation and it was solid enough to hang two hammocks from. You do need to bring a ladder though.
by strangeloop
Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 939016

Re: cooling your tent or van

FIGJAM wrote:That pump runs on house current which is AC.

You need a 12 volt DC pump, or an inverter to use with that pump. :(
FAIL!

Luckily I have last year's pump. I'll just have to consolidate back to one swamp cooler from two. :(
by strangeloop
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 939016

Re: cooling your tent or van

Quick question for anyone that hasn't yet left for the playa with electronics experience. I bought this pump from Amazon this week: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0018WVNXC/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It has a standard 3-prong wall plug, no transformer or anything. I tried to strip i...
by strangeloop
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ready for Main Sale!!!
Replies: 209
Views: 12738

Re: Ready for Main Sale!!!

Got in at 12:00:06, received confirmation email at 12:04:35.

8)
by strangeloop
Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: No Feathers?!
Replies: 210
Views: 25631

Re: No Feathers?!

What's that link?
by strangeloop
Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier 2
Replies: 197
Views: 30200

Re: The Pier 2

I talked to the artist during the week... AWESOME guy. He said he's trying to sell the ship as an installation. Not sure about the pier.
by strangeloop
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 939016

Re: cooling your tent or van

Thanks jeskalgh, Last year I hooked my uglier cooler up to a Sears garden tractor battery with gator clips. It worked wonderfully all weekend, running about 2 hours a day. Just keep the wires separated and shielded from people. This year I'm bringing a GoalZero battery and solar panel to keep it (an...
by strangeloop
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 939016

Re: cooling your tent or van

Solid Gold!

I made a similar one last year with your help. I'd love to make a bigger one, but this is about as good as it gets packing it on an air plane.
by strangeloop
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 939016

Re: cooling your tent or van

Image

Ready for action!
by strangeloop
Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 939016

Re: cooling your tent or van

http://sport.woot.com/offers/goal-zero- ... wer-pack-1

Does anyone know if this little gadget would power a bucket cooler through the week with a solar panel attached? I brought a riding mower battery last year and it was complete overkill.

Thanks!
by strangeloop
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did you get a STEP Ticket?
Replies: 2517
Views: 192060

Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

12:18:21 just made it in! Woooooooooooooooo!!! I had almost given up hope. Looks like I get to see you freaks in the dust in a few weeks. Unfortunately it's really late in the game for planning, but I'm sure I can pull it together. Is there a planned STEP meetup yet, so we can cry on each other's s...
by strangeloop
Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did you get a STEP Ticket?
Replies: 2517
Views: 192060

Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

12:18:21... Hoping for the email today. Fingers crossed. Congrats to all who have tickets rolling in.
by strangeloop
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did you get a STEP Ticket?
Replies: 2517
Views: 192060

Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

Congrats! I'm nervously hopeful for 12:18:21. Will it happen :?: :?: :?:
by strangeloop
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Did you get a STEP Ticket?
Replies: 2517
Views: 192060

Re: Did you get a STEP Ticket?

:18 seems so far away...
by strangeloop
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 939016

Re: cooling your tent or van

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-21DvsXW1ISo/TmkDnEN4a1I/AAAAAAAAwyo/vb1_eOaRKDc/s640/swamp-cooler.jpg I had what I considered good success with my first swamp cooler at my first burn. In the heat of mid day, at 100+ degrees, I was able to blow out 72 degree air from the cooler and cool my entire...
by strangeloop
Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 939016

Re: cooling your tent or van

FIGJAM wrote:Good job!

Couple of things.

I would shorten the loop so that it's more centered on top of the pad and drill a couple of holes in the connector so you don't get a dry strip on the pad. 8)
Good Call. Will do. Thanks a million.
by strangeloop
Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 939016

Re: cooling your tent or van

My swamp cooler is up and running thanks to figjam and this thread. You all are amazing! If you all can take a look and see if there any potential missteps. The fan is blowing out strong air. All I need now is some insulated 6" ducting for the tent. It's not as pretty as some of the others in the th...
by strangeloop
Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 939016

Re: cooling your tent or van

Correct. Sorry bout that.
by strangeloop
Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 939016

Re: cooling your tent or van

[quote="FIGJAM"]I still think this is the best for the bucket. [url]http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12959/fan-859/Delta_120_x_38mm_High-Speed_PWM_Fan_-_19048_CFM_AFB1212SHE.html?tl=g36c435s1108[/url][/quote] I got my cooler up and running with this fan, and it seems to output a nice amount of air....
by strangeloop
Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 939016

Re: cooling your tent or van

Sorry, nevermind. They've got a million options under "Add to Cart". Confused me. Thanks for the link!
by strangeloop
Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 939016

Re: cooling your tent or van

Sleeve the cable? Yes or No? :?:
by strangeloop
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 939016

Re: cooling your tent or van

Has anyone attempted to fly with the 5 gallon bucket swamp cooler? I'm flying in to Reno and would love to attempt to build one of these, but am nervous about the amount of space, breaking in transit, or freaking out the TSA.
by strangeloop
Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: Artists looking for stages
Replies: 111
Views: 26257

Ambient DJ for the early hours

First time on the playa this year. I would be happy to bring some ambient music to play in the early morning / sunrise hours. DJing since the early 90's as SKL and Strange Loop. Some older samples at http://krack.org/music/
by strangeloop
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Finally going to the Playa
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Finally going to the Playa

Greetings, I've been lurking the ePlaya for a few weeks now since purchasing a ticket. Pleased to meet you. I've been trying to get to Burning Man for over 12 years now, but forces and flaky friends have conspired against me. Knowing I'm not getting any younger, and my wife having absolutely no inte...

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