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by Drizzt321
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shelving solutions for shipping containers?
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Shelving solutions for shipping containers?

Try these for some inspiration. Although his container is static, so I'd say you need to secure them better. The 2nd ones would be more of temporary types of shelving. You can also get someone who knows a bit of welding to weld some bits on the inside to hold the shelves in place, then use straps or...
by Drizzt321
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138537

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Mule tape warning: The biggest problem with mule tape, is not mule tape, but people who don't have a clue of how to tie a proper knot. Because the mule tape is so slippery, the old "granny" knot, or "this should work" won't cut it with mule tape. If one can't master a square knot, bowline, and truc...
by Drizzt321
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 Playa Conditions
Replies: 43
Views: 7025

Re: 2018 Playa Conditions

Remember 2-3 years ago when it felt like it was 40 by midnight? That was 2015, and that's what you get when daytime highs are only in the 80s or low 90s. It didn't just feel like 40 by midnight, it was 40 by midnight. I was getting temps in the high 30s inside my tent trailer before going to bed......
by Drizzt321
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 Playa Conditions
Replies: 43
Views: 7025

Re: 2018 Playa Conditions

Traveller in Time wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:45 am
Expecting weather report live from BRC around noon
Nice. If you can inquire about Playa surface specifically, how it is so far that'd be awesome too. And if not...well, I'll find out tomorrow! =D
by Drizzt321
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Internet Access
Replies: 18
Views: 2595

Re: Internet Access

Guard Dawg wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:16 pm
Internet really? You miss the whole point of Burning man.
I can actually think of one or two artsy type things you could do with it. But not as a regular actual Internet service you'd use like at home. Yuck. There's a reason my phone goes off once the camp build team finishes arriving.
by Drizzt321
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What’s the best way to hang/suspend things inside a yurt?
Replies: 19
Views: 2911

Re: What’s the best way to hang/suspend things inside a yurt?

Since you're going to be building from scratch, you could put small strips of fabric or hooks on the ceiling at the panel joins, so as you're taping down it'll just be taped in securely if it sticks out the top and over onto the top slightly. Or a touch of superglue with a small strip of cloth, then...
by Drizzt321
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 Playa Conditions
Replies: 43
Views: 7025

Re: 2018 Playa Conditions

True, true.

However night times seem like they'll be decent. 60's at midnight isn't bad, although fortunately it doesn't look like it'll be doing low 40s this year. Remember 2-3 years ago when it felt like it was 40 by midnight? COLD. Of course, there are ways to simply not feel the cold... ;)
by Drizzt321
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138537

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Eco-friendly Lag screw installation tool. No electricity needed. https://m.sears.com/craftsman-18-in-speeder-wrench-1-2-in-drive/p-00944161000P Sure, that'll work. Just make sure you have the right driver for that and the lag screw. A ALOT more work than a battery driver, but no reliance on batteri...
by Drizzt321
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Setting Up a Campsite - Do I have this Right??
Replies: 15
Views: 2885

Re: Setting Up a Campsite - Do I have this Right??

Just keep pounding energy drinks in your vehicle on gate road while waiting to get through greeters, by the time you find your spot you'll have enough saved up... mark out a small basketball court. You're certainly living up to your name. Bravo! Where can I go to give you a shot or two of whiskey? ...
by Drizzt321
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Flash Photography at Night
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

Re: Flash Photography at Night

Maybe, but probably not. Even in underexposed flash it's still a large amount of light. If you could extend it to 1/100 and out to 0.5-1 second you probably wouldn't pick up too much dust. The dust is pretty reflective. Or get next to an art car with poofers and wait until they fire off. Listen for ...
by Drizzt321
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Best Way To Shade A Minivan
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: Best Way To Shade A Minivan

Reflectix/foil would more or less be fine, except it's going to create a LOT more wind pressure than shade cloth, so securing might be an issue, or it might just tear through in high or gusty winds. Heavy duty tarps or shade cloth/aluminet are a lot more durable, with shade cloth/aluminet being the ...
by Drizzt321
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Advice/Input on T-post + Shade Cloth Shade Structure
Replies: 13
Views: 1626

Re: Advice/Input on T-post + Shade Cloth Shade Structure

Not sure how you'd secure it to the truck. Probably simpler to just go straight to the ground, although since EMT is normally 10' lengths, you may need to extend it. Something like https://www.amazon.com/FLAT-CORNER-CANOPY-FITTINGS-BATTING/dp/B06WD8CGRL for the corners to make a square, and then htt...
by Drizzt321
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Setting Up a Campsite - Do I have this Right??
Replies: 15
Views: 2885

Re: Setting Up a Campsite - Do I have this Right??

Correct, not enclosed by blue flags. When you find a spot ask the folks nearby to ensure it's not a placed camp that's simply awaiting more people. If they are NOT a placed camp, they are not supposed to hold space without the people already there. If they claim it because they're simply unloading a...
by Drizzt321
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 Playa Conditions
Replies: 43
Views: 7025

Re: 2018 Playa Conditions

https://airnow.gov/ littlemonkey Currently looks like the AQI is Moderate (I think this is the direct Nevada link), so some possible issue for some folks. Probably not as bad as a good whiteout. Looks like weather should be really nice, https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/nv/black-rock-city?cm...
by Drizzt321
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar Panel extension cable... help me not blow this up
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: Solar Panel extension cable... help me not blow this up

Yup, thing to remember is the lower the gauge number, the larger the wire. Larger will generally always work as well or better than the minimum needed. Especially for basic power usage. Some digital or specialized applications this may or may not always be the case, I'm not an expert on that.
by Drizzt321
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Flash Photography at Night
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

Re: Flash Photography at Night

You're going to get dust via flash, no way around it. Perhaps way out by the trash fence UP WIND from the event you'll get fairly clear air. Or you could use minimal light, or bright light from far away and small aperture and long exposure (good luck staying still 0.5s and get a clear shot. It's tha...
by Drizzt321
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138537

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Nice, but pricey. I do the mule-tape, water knot and flat washer method. And that site looks cheaper than Amazon. Is the water knot more secure than a square? I did a test run of my shade mule tape this weekend, and I am not feeling confident at all with mule loops. Thinking about running out to HD...
by Drizzt321
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138537

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

That'll do donkey, that'll do. Giving me some ideas, but at least for my personal stuff it tends to be a bit organic and different for each Burn so being able to have different lengths on the fly (paracord) is useful. For camp stuff we use ratchet straps, but since the basic structures are not going...
by Drizzt321
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Advice/Input on T-post + Shade Cloth Shade Structure
Replies: 13
Views: 1626

Re: Advice/Input on T-post + Shade Cloth Shade Structure

Canoe wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:57 pm
The thick pool noodles as spacers to limit abrasion?
That'd be useful as well, although even there I'd be worried about abrasion some.
by Drizzt321
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138537

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Really? Ratchet straps are incredibly easy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZoleY-ol4w Like I said, it's going to be a bit of a pain to properly tension a single length unless you can position both a tie a knot afterwards at the proper tension. Or get some turnbuckles. Strong ones though, not the s...
by Drizzt321
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Advice/Input on T-post + Shade Cloth Shade Structure
Replies: 13
Views: 1626

Re: Advice/Input on T-post + Shade Cloth Shade Structure

1" EMT will work, or 1-2" PVC as well. Cross across the top of the truck, that's not load bearing, PVC will work fine.
by Drizzt321
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138537

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Is the water knot more secure than a square? I did a test run of my shade mule tape this weekend, and I am not feeling confident at all with mule loops. Thinking about running out to HD this evening and buying up a long chain to cut into 3 links. I have a BRH shade and I am converting to lags - one...
by Drizzt321
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138537

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Nice, but pricey. I do the mule-tape, water knot and flat washer method. And that site looks cheaper than Amazon. Is the water knot more secure than a square? I did a test run of my shade mule tape this weekend, and I am not feeling confident at all with mule loops. Thinking about running out to HD...
by Drizzt321
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 Playa Conditions
Replies: 43
Views: 7025

Re: 2018 Playa Conditions

Based on https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/u ... alwx_10day, if it holds accurate, camp Build week will be be balmy, mid 90s during the day. I like those lows though, mid 50s? Not too bad.
by Drizzt321
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Party/Bar Requirements for Legal Drinking Age
Replies: 18
Views: 3100

Re: Party/Bar Requirements for Legal Drinking Age

I don’t understand how you can carry your drivers license everywhere else but in BRC you can’t be expected not to lose it. Maybe take fewer drugs?? I’d require real ID because real cops expect you to. You are not legally required to carry any ID while walking/biking. You do have to give your name i...
by Drizzt321
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Store advices in LA
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: Store advices in LA

Also a bit more expensive, but you can sometimes fun some great stuff for not too much

Buffalo Exchange
(if you have time, it's a ways out there) Hidden Treasures in Topanga Canyon
It's A Wrap Production - has various old movie/tv industry wardrobe stuff
by Drizzt321
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Advice/Input on T-post + Shade Cloth Shade Structure
Replies: 13
Views: 1626

Re: Advice/Input on T-post + Shade Cloth Shade Structure

The shade cloth is probably going to rub along the top edges of the uhaul, and could lead to wearing and failure. If you have poles tall enough I'd put them up so it holds the shade cloth up off the top of the uhaul at least a few inches. Secure the poles the uhaul corners, something like that. Put ...
by Drizzt321
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138537

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Nice, but pricey. I do the mule-tape, water knot and flat washer method. And that site looks cheaper than Amazon.
by Drizzt321
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best place to get shade tarps
Replies: 4
Views: 941

Re: Best place to get shade tarps

For grommets I got this machine, and it works quite well with a small bit of practice. You'll definitely want to reinforce the area on tarps/shade cloth though by sewing/glueing reinforcements around where the grommet will go. If it's shade cloth, I'd use shade cloth clip which clips onto the shade ...
by Drizzt321
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Impact Drivers
Replies: 32
Views: 4155

Re: Impact Drivers

Yea, unless you're driving huge number you should be fine with 3 batteries. I think I lasted a full 4A battery on my Dewalt XR impact driver last year driving ~20 or so 3/8 x 14 in and also out at the end without having to change. Bring the charger _just_ in case, cause your neighbor might need to b...

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