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by Canoe
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 Playa Conditions
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: 2018 Playa Conditions

On the hualapai.... The Saturday before last, a front blew in and we fell to 38°. Three days later we touched 98° Cool! Then not. So good you post those. "Veteran" Burners who came in walk-in-the-park years don't believe/understand this. Don't understand that during Burn week one can experience fro...
by Canoe
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3029
Views: 354325

Re: Rest In Peace

Captain Goddammit wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:31 am
Goddammit....
A true friend.
Some people burn bright.
That's one hell of a Godammit...
by Canoe
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Theme camps or Solo?
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Theme camps or Solo?

Exactly what Papa Bear said. Perhaps said another way. Go solo and you can go with your own flow. You're not on anyone's schedule. You can volunteer with a camp - or contribute whatever - right on the spot, for ten minutes, a few hours or pull shifts for the rest of the Burn. Don't try to do the Max...
by Canoe
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Fixing/replacing Bottom bracket on huffy Cranbrook bike?
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Fixing/replacing Bottom bracket on huffy Cranbrook bike?

motskyroonmatick wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:39 pm
Maintanance is so expensive!!!!! :lol:
We won't discuss grease alternatives.

Curious. I wonder if the overseas factory gets over or under $20 USD per bike.
by Canoe
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: BYOWater solar shower design
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: BYOWater solar shower design

Concept sounds interesting: you only get what you bring, and you're limited to what's already heated. Thoughts Two feeds to shower head. User chooses between: cold water only (at the temperature they brought) warm mix of hot/heated & cold, through an auto (no electricity) temperature mixing valve to...
by Canoe
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Fixing/replacing Bottom bracket on huffy Cranbrook bike?
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Fixing/replacing Bottom bracket on huffy Cranbrook bike?

This is an example of the bearings you need. I am in no way associated with this seller but I did buy these bearings and they worked. https://www.ebay.com/itm/10x-Bicycle-Crank-Headset-American-5-16-x-9-BALL-BEARINGS-RETAINERS-BMX-CRUISER-/152407833310?hash=item237c36fade $12.97 USD for a 10-pack o...
by Canoe
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Flying from UK, postal items delivered to Reno mailbox?
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Flying from UK, postal items delivered to Reno mailbox?

I haven't mailed something to myself using USPS "General Delivery" in years, but I think it is still an option. You would pick it up at the Gerlach Post Office. It would not be delivered to the Playa The option of absolute last resort should be sending something to yourself (~edit. at the Gerlach P...
by Canoe
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Did I plan this out wrong?
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Did I plan this out wrong?

... Reading on exodus, I am starting to think that I messed up my timing... Well, you can look at some of last year. https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=82621 Exodus is generally getting better and better, very stable, but shit happens. You've got your time to drive/crawl through BRC...
by Canoe
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Burning Post-ACL Surgery?
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: Burning Post-ACL Surgery?

All right... RhoadesCar it is. Stand by for PM. Elliot engaged! Seen a few trikes with a seat (with back) replacing the rear basket. Make sure you can balance/sit in it without a 'driver' on their seat. Something to put your feet on so you're not having to hold them up. With the 5 mph rule, the sea...
by Canoe
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: To Shade or Not to Shade?
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: To Shade or Not to Shade?

Bring cookie dough? Camp in the shade of something big? (Camping with someone with an RV?) That lists as 10'x10' and 6'6" high. If you can pull it off, you'll get much more sleepin time, and the ability to rest in it during the day. However, sunrise occurs North of East, with 8:00am sun high enough ...
by Canoe
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Flying from UK, postal items delivered to Reno mailbox?
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Flying from UK, postal items delivered to Reno mailbox?

Just to be clear, these two are not the same: USPS (United States Postal Service) and UPS (United Parcel Service) a commercial/retail shipper. Most online stores will not ship to you at a postal office or a post office box. (For a rental fee, some USPS offices have "address" boxes to get around this...
by Canoe
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: Latitude coordinate for 2018?
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Latitude coordinate for 2018?

Best I could come up with for my BRC Sun- Rise/Hourly/Set Heading & Elevation map was: 2015: 40.8060136, -119.1542816 2016: 40.7842516, -119.2007847 2017: 40.7854981, -119.2064667 2018: 40.7839267, -119.2096253 - UNCONFIRMED (and, I didn't note the source... :oops: ) Due to the delta in elevation an...
by Canoe
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4107
Views: 891394

Re: cooling your tent or van

by Canoe
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 48
Views: 2126

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

I'm having trouble finding information on what that interaction with the DOT officer will look like. I'm sure they can make my life hell if they want to. If they decide it's misregistered, what happens? I expect that they write me a ticket, and then I have to deal with that in court a few months la...
by Canoe
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Need a water valve connected to a water sensor
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Need a water valve connected to a water sensor

Watch out for the ready made solenoid valves, popular in Arduino and Pi projects. They only work with a pressurized line; gravity feed has insufficient pressure.
by Canoe
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Evaporation System: Copper
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: Evaporation System: Copper

Black ABS has been used to absorb solar heat for the pond. Some speculation about an ABS chimney on an ABS tank to heat up and circulate air in, up and out to aid evaporation, but as has been pointed out, surface area is king and no wind is rare. If you're willing to pump, then you can flow the flui...
by Canoe
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Burning Post-ACL Surgery?
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: Burning Post-ACL Surgery?

Speculating, thoughts: Incision fully healed . Playa dust includes playa aquatic micro-fauna eggs or dead body parts, bacteria normally on the playa, bacteria deposited by migratory birds, and the bacteria in the water that the water trucks spray on the dusty BRC roads. Those and the minerals in the...
by Canoe
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Pursuing a CA CDL
Replies: 48
Views: 2126

Re: Pursuing a CA CDL

... your transportation page is set up just like Burner Express Bus. Can't have it both ways. Transport paying customers, (even if they are on couches with no seat belts and in hammocks ), and that makes your vehicle a commercial bus. PS: I actually do plan to carry paying passengers occasionally, ...
by Canoe
Sun May 27, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4107
Views: 891394

Re: cooling your tent or van

... My extension cable is 4 miles long so they will give up before tracing it back to its origin... Definitely. I can't tell from the photo; essential that there's a gap between the blue pad and the side of the bucket. Air going in the holes needs to have a path to all of the pad that is above the ...
by Canoe
Sun May 27, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress
Replies: 16
Views: 802

Re: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress

I like a cot as then you and your bedding is above the wet if there's a lot of rain.
Depends on how water proof your tent flooring (still) is.

Or the right storage bins in a row with a sheet of ply across them, then your air mattress.
by Canoe
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Ratchet straps or used climbing rope?
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: Ratchet straps or used climbing rope?

As above: ratchet straps for the ease of adjustment, high visibility rope to avoid the noise of straps vibrating in the wind, you'll need to hang stuff on it so people notice it If you're familiar with climbing rope, you should have no problem with securing it. If not, as above, the Trucker's Hitch....
by Canoe
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent mesh
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Tent mesh

Captain Goddammit wrote:Well since there’s no sand on the dirt dry lake Black Rock Desert, you’ll be safe from sand entry regardless.
Goddammit Captain!
sigh
DerbyDave 18 wrote:So are there any new and improved ways to cover the mesh in tents to help keep the sand fine playa soils & dried-out aquatic micro-fauna parts dust out? ...
by Canoe
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4107
Views: 891394

Re: cooling your tent or van

All this crazy effort to replicate this:. https://cdn2.blueearthsustainable.com/sites/default/files/styles/jqzoom_large/public/product-images/h-d-hudson-weedn-bug-eliminator-sprayer-1-gal-hgspray1gal.jpg?itok=kJZosleb ~ Well, yes. But ours has more parts (looks cooler), is automated (except for add...
by Canoe
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4107
Views: 891394

Re: cooling your tent or van

Has anyone experimented with a rectangle or box shaped design (such as a regular cooler) ? 1. Dust filter at air intake vent 2. Tape either one big chunky pad or a series of multiple thinner pads up tightly to the interior sides of the cooler 3. A simple "in parallel" sprinkler irrigation system to...
by Canoe
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 839
Views: 55622

Re: "It's news to me!"

British headline:

Florida woman winds conch-blowing contest - and a marriage proposal
by Canoe
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3029
Views: 354325

Re: Rest In Peace

RIP Simon Shelton (Tinky Winky)
by Canoe
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3029
Views: 354325

Re: Rest In Peace

Malcolm Young http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/news/acdc-co-founder-guitarist-malcolm-young-dies-age-64/ Malcolm Young, who co-founded the Australian hard rock band AC/DC with his younger brother Angus, has died aged 64. Older brother George Young, the Easybeats guitarist and AC/DC's longtime produc...
by Canoe
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 666
Views: 52069

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

He's looking awfully tired, don't you think?
by Canoe
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2682
Views: 207464

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

For our esteemed president to say that the Republican Party’s Tax Cut For The Rich Inequality Enhancement Scheme has as its primary goal raising the wages of middle class American workers is like saying that feeding an entire chocolate cake to a fat man has as its primary goal giving stray crumbs t...
by Canoe
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....
Replies: 16
Views: 1759

Re: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....

... The stranger picks a large pair of vice-grips, then carefully selects a small socket. Not a couple one would normally find walking hand-in-hand. Worse, he clamps the poor socket in the vice-grips! Note: square end out. … With this improvised TUNING LEVER, he proceeds to tune ... Been there. Don...

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