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by Canoe
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Anyone built a RMax-type structure on a utility trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Anyone built a RMax-type structure on a utility trailer

Some points to consider: ⋅ Great if the playa turns to swamp/mud. ⋅ You'll need to secure the yurt to the flatbed, same as securing a yurt to the playa. ⋅ Building a yurt on the playa, you have full access around the yurt for installing the roof, etc.. It may be awkward...
by Canoe
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 46
Views: 1563

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

Would food grade/water proof grease help keep playa dust out .. I am applying this to the bike.. For winter riding in OR .. Would suggest this grease for all bikes ridden in the rain or being washed often .. There's always going to be a tiny seam with exposed grease, and that will get contaminated....
by Canoe
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: US Fighterjet bang over playa arround 6pm on 1 sep 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: US Fighterjet bang over playa arround 6pm on 1 sep 2017

What it can paint and what it can track is classified. But I have been present where the discussion included talking about ranges for detection & tracking of profiles that are reduced to the sizes of a full range of birds, from ground and airborne, active and passive. And that was over 15 years ...
by Canoe
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4142
Views: 165342

Re: PAGE TWO

When does the bidding on the L&F items start?

Do we have to bid on the whole item, or can we bid for a copy of the content?
by Canoe
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: US Fighterjet bang over playa arround 6pm on 1 sep 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: US Fighterjet bang over playa arround 6pm on 1 sep 2017

The pilot does have everything on his radar as he approaches.
He knows that the space he'll be moving through is empty.

Baring cannon or missile speeds, which as he's going over BRC, that isn't necessarily guaranteed...
by Canoe
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4142
Views: 165342

Re: PAGE TWO

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by Canoe
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4142
Views: 165342

Re: PAGE TWO

Now that's funny.
by Canoe
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 46
Views: 1563

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

You could have been putting vegetable oil or gray water in the bottom bracket and it would have done more good than harm. They were wrecked, anything juice-like made it better... Could have packed the enclosure with a piece or two of raw bacon, that would probably work rather well. Grease on-demand...
by Canoe
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 46
Views: 1563

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

I use turkey baster injectors for this by breaking the tip off and mashing the end slightly so it injects in a narrow wide pattern. Probably will upgrade to small grease guns with needle injectors for next year. Actually, that may be a better solution. It's closer to the cup/funnel type "injec...
by Canoe
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Tips from someone who slept in a car, alone.
Replies: 32
Views: 1272

Re: Tips from someone who slept in a car, alone.

...........The grey water is poured around the entrance (driver's side cargo door), dries really quick. Are you saying you just dump your grey water on the ground? You realize that's officially not cool, right? You can actually be cited for that, by real cops. We have had them come to our camp and ...
by Canoe
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 46
Views: 1563

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

Grease is a much better choice, or even oil. But, if it got the bike working for someone... For a weeks worth of wear, the spindle/axle for the BB should still be good. But maybe not. They are cheap on cheap bikes, so before you put replacement bearings in (like the YST), make sure the spindle/axle ...
by Canoe
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 61
Views: 1881

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

Jackass wrote:...complete with junk vehicles and appliances and the such...

I thought that's where the early Art Cars came from...
by Canoe
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 61
Views: 1881

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

Savannah wrote:I don't doubt it! I'm just astonished by the number.

Hopefully cycled back to the playa in subsequent years, and a bonus to those providing bicycles to residents of Reno and surrounding.
by Canoe
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Tips from someone who slept in a car, alone.
Replies: 32
Views: 1272

Re: Tips from someone who slept in a car, alone.

Jackass wrote:I'll say Paul Bennett and Canoe are both pretty hardcore...

can I quietly go and delete all of my 30'+ RV photos...
by Canoe
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 817644

Re: cooling your tent or van

That's nice. And for those water flow rates, air flow rates, and pad media. For these DIY swamp coolers, when built as designed with the correct parts/materials, and humidity and temperature is measured, these are cooling at or near the max according to the evaporative cooling tables. If you're gett...
by Canoe
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 46
Views: 1563

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

free-range (cageless) ball bearings embedded in grease. I hate those. The wobbling makes me feel like I'm walking drunk while riding. Or as you loose the grease to dirt, the pepper-mill effect. I love the YST bearings with Permatex Ultra Slick Multi- Purpose Synthetic Grease, but I have NOT tried t...
by Canoe
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 817644

Re: cooling your tent or van

The One of the flaws in this bucket design is your flowing too much water over these cooler pads. It should only be a trickle or a drip barely keeping the pad wet not a full flow stream of water running down it. When you take a flat cooler pad and your roll it up into a cylinder you're losing surfa...
by Canoe
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 817644

Re: cooling your tent or van

Mozy F Bonz wrote:Common questions asked on a swamp cooler service call.
...
Hope this helps. I know burners hate being told what they're doing wrong.
I tried to wait to see if you guys figured it out on your own.

Unfortunately, unless they post photos, it's pretty hard to guess where things went wrong.
by Canoe
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 46
Views: 1563

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

Whoa! Yeehaa. Whatnot. We were awash in failed Crankbroke bearings this year, and we are looking for an upgrade. We were swamped with Bottom Bracket rebuilds Wednesday on. It was a surprise we managed to handle well. I'd be interested in an upgrade too for camp bikes. If the BB is BSA size, then &q...
by Canoe
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Tips from someone who slept in a car, alone.
Replies: 32
Views: 1272

Re: Tips from someone who slept in a car, alone.

Sounds like luxury.

photo, plus sleeping bag & pillow, tarp to wrap them in against wind & rain
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by Canoe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 817644

Re: cooling your tent or van

princevalium wrote:Our swamp coolers died three years in a row, the fans burned out every time...

Which fans were you using?
Which pump(s) were you using?
by Canoe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4142
Views: 165342

Re: PAGE TWO

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by Canoe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 46
Views: 1563

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

For the BB, see if the YST bearings will fit. They have a rubber seal. If so, completely pack them with grease. Clean them out and regrease once you're back from BRC. Pre-PM, make sure the wheeling bears are full of clean grease. Some have added a thin rubber washer that gets contained by the dust c...
by Canoe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water Proven Unnecessary at Burning Man
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Water Proven Unnecessary at Burning Man

Yup.

Not pissing for that many days: not credible. Ask a medical person about kidneys.
Not sleeping for that many days: not credible. Sleeping lightly a lot of the time, thinking he's not sleeping, that's possible.
by Canoe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 800
Views: 41319

Re: "It's news to me!"

On a street vendor related note... http://www.kcra.com/article/bay-area-police-confiscate-hot-dog-vendors-money/12223428 Like the beat cop I saw stop at a homeless guy sitting on the sidewalk. Cop reached down, took the plastic cup, poured the change out into his hand and put it is his pocket, set ...
by Canoe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water Proven Unnecessary at Burning Man
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Water Proven Unnecessary at Burning Man

My Dad went through the Korean war brushing his teeth with Bud. Said that was the only thing the crap Bud they got there was good for.
by Canoe
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2017 Exodus: Traffic, stories, etc.
Replies: 52
Views: 2401

Re: 2017 Exodus: Traffic, stories, etc.

unjonharley wrote:... Speed limit for three axels + is 45mph ...

What? I completely missed this. Can you elaborate?
by Canoe
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Service Dog on the Playa?
Replies: 111
Views: 11476

Re: Service Dog on the Playa?

All fine points but we need to acknowledge that genuine service dogs remain RARE. The sad truth of the "New Service Dogs" and "Emotional Support Dogs" - when the airlines started charging baggage fees for your wallet, pocket, jacket ... and slapped even bigger fees for pets ... ...
by Canoe
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Service Dog on the Playa?
Replies: 111
Views: 11476

Re: Service Dog on the Playa?

And really, how is a person with a disability who brings a SERVICE ANIMAL to the event affecting your burn? really? Probably a lot less than the jerks that use the playa surface in place of a porta potty. I don't see it affecting my Burn at all. The issue I see is harm done to the animal due to the...

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