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by Canoe
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Walls made of Shade Cloth?
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Walls made of Shade Cloth?

Great idea - if you address the wind load. And, the higher the wind velocity, the less the holes act as holes for wind, so a 40% becomes more and more like a solid wall. I'm told, and it makes sense, that the huge tarps of cam release more wind pressure at higher wind velocities due to having larger...
by Canoe
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: To Shade or Not to Shade?
Replies: 20
Views: 1068

Re: To Shade or Not to Shade?

Capture.JPG Image as an example. How do i secure the 2 poles to the ground? Guys, May i know how you secure your shade structure to the ground? Meaning: I will have two poles and the tarp key hole will be fitted into the poles. Four sides of the tarp will be string to the ground. In addition to wha...
by Canoe
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Gray Water Evaporation using Solar Fountain?
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Gray Water Evaporation using Solar Fountain?

A PV panel floating on water is said to be a good way to keep them cool to keep them efficient. However, the fountain of water would be blocking the sun some?

And the gunk in the grey water would end up coating the PV panel and blocking it working?
by Canoe
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Extending Electric Mutant Range Using On-Board Generator?
Replies: 25
Views: 3533

Re: Extending Electric Mutant Range Using On-Board Generator?

... You are connecting allot of things together both in series and parallel. You can't make that type of generalized statement because none of the components are isolated. ... That can get very very nasty. Thanks, that's helpful. I'll stick to charging when parked. Nice & safe, and reliable. Everyt...
by Canoe
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: To Shade or Not to Shade?
Replies: 20
Views: 1068

Re: To Shade or Not to Shade?

What's the best compass orientation to park an RV with a retractable awning on the passenger side (wanting that area to get the least heat)? Nose facing due West, so the side with the awing is facing due North. The RV provides the first shade, the awning extends it further. DO NOT leave your site w...
by Canoe
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Do reverse umbrellas stand a chance out there?
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Do reverse umbrellas stand a chance out there?

If the wind is strong enough, will that serve as transportation? I notice "they" say the speed limit is 5mph for bikes! I was planning to downwind race the remaining windsurf people out there! Don't try that in the large whirlwinds? I once got blown up a hill on my bike in the remains of a hurrican...
by Canoe
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: No Bake Tent Reviews?
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: No Bake Tent Reviews?

Yeah, but that’s Reflextix bubble wrap you’re using as a reference, right? The power of that product is low mass of the Mylar/HDPE or whatever it is coupled with the captive air bubbles, then you add any “gap” insulative properties. Not easy to stich a tent with that. (polyethylene between two laye...
by Canoe
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Do reverse umbrellas stand a chance out there?
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Do reverse umbrellas stand a chance out there?

DoctorIknow wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:19 pm
Latest Playa Accoutrement from China...available in Gerlach at the 24hour open vendors!
(WARNING: tether yourself to a pop-up tent in case of Alpha)
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If the wind is strong enough, will that serve as transportation?
by Canoe
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: No Bake Tent Reviews?
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: No Bake Tent Reviews?

No matter how many buzzword and how much pseudoscience gets tossed around there is no way around the laws of thermodynamics. Will it warm up slower than the $100 tent from the big chain stores? Yeah, probably. But those extra 15 - 20 minutes sure ain’t worth that much $$$. That's why I don't like t...
by Canoe
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Lactating Mommas: Need Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 437

Re: Lactating Mommas: Need Advice

... All pump equipment I have has listed soap and water for regular clean up and boiling for sterilization. I’ve never come across anyone using hydrogen peroxide for breastmilk pumping. When we had an illness sweep through the facility. The health department would dictate which protocol to follow, ...
by Canoe
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4287
Views: 206507

Re: PAGE TWO

Considering the multi-year cost of medical treatment post-playa, it may be cheaper to just buy a sports car...
by Canoe
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Lactating Mommas: Need Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 437

Re: Lactating Mommas: Need Advice

I suppose in theory. But personally I'd still be kind grossed out to pump with something that was too funky. Wipes would be easier, out and about, than rinsing with water, I’d think. A facility I worked at included daycares from infant through two years. We had hydrogen peroxide cleaning dispensers...
by Canoe
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Do reverse umbrellas stand a chance out there?
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Do reverse umbrellas stand a chance out there?

On the right day (or time within a day), people get away with umbrellas. Be they used functionally, or as an accessory to an outfit. But unless it's a walk-in-the-park year with light winds, understand the Black Rock Desert Playa gets winds that are commonly up to 35 mph, often up to 70 mph, and occ...
by Canoe
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: No Bake Tent Reviews?
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: No Bake Tent Reviews?

Reports that the Shiftpod has issues with heat, humidity, zippers and leaking in rain. See this quote's thread... Shiftpods are cute as long as it does not rain. My friend and I tested a Shiftpod and a Kodiak before TTID last year up in the woods of Minnesota. We had a big thunderstorm one night and...
by Canoe
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Black Rock City Plan for 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 400

Re: Black Rock City Plan for 2018

This plan intentionally cannot be used to debate boundaries: we’ve softened the edges of the reserved-placement shading here more than in previous plans, as this zone fluctuates greatly between this initial city plan and the final placed camp plan displayed at the event site. Translation: we didn't...
by Canoe
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Hexayurt A/C solar setup
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Hexayurt A/C solar setup

Great explanation.

The hardware required sure illustrates the cost benefit of using a DIY swamp-cooler, where most can cool their hexayurt through the week on a fully charged 120 aH battery, and potable water.
And it's quieter than an A/C, and provides cooled dust-free fresh air with some moisture.
by Canoe
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.
Replies: 27
Views: 2036

Re: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.

I forgot all about the thermal mass, radiating, conducting.
Token wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:18 pm
... Aluminet - double layer but stretched at 90 degree so the filaments intersect orthogonal... You can even stitch it into a tube and just tension it with conduit. Like a wide-ass conveyer belt.
Now that's neat!
by Canoe
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.
Replies: 27
Views: 2036

Re: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.

Since you own the van and are presumably not too worried about playafication ... You can go low-fi ... Get or build a sturdy roof rack that can be extended a few feet past the front-back of the vehicle once parked. Make it so it’s got about a foot of height above the roof. Use the roof rack to stra...
by Canoe
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.
Replies: 27
Views: 2036

Re: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.

...The cab will be curtained off with reflective windshield sunscreen... Hopefully that's: cab will be curtained off AND reflective windshield sunscreen. You want to block the heat at the glass, windshield and the glass on the doors . Unless you're planning on baking cookies in the cab area. Really...
by Canoe
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Connecting Shade Cloth with clips?
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Connecting Shade Cloth with clips?

Have you checked with local business that can do the sewing for you? Awning places, sail makers etc. Seems like it might be pricey though. An experienced operator can do that in minutes. In addition to awning places, sail makers, etc.., if you have larger sewing/material stores, they often have a l...
by Canoe
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Electrolytes for Virgins
Replies: 23
Views: 938

Re: Electrolytes for Virgins

From FEMA's https://www.ready.gov/heat RECOGNIZE AND RESPOND Know the signs of heat-related illness and the ways to respond to it: HEAT CRAMPS Signs: Muscle pains or spasms in the stomach, arms, or legs Actions: . Go to a cooler location. . Remove excess clothing. . Take sips of cool sports drinks w...
by Canoe
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Recommended tent fan
Replies: 18
Views: 1108

Re: Recommended tent fan

I didn't know this...
Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees, as this could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort, but do not reduce body temperature.
https://www.ready.gov/heat
by Canoe
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4115
Views: 902531

Re: cooling your tent or van

Same blue duracool pad? It has 'grain', in one direction it will stretch/sag more. ... The duracool pad actually has a "grain" to it, so it shapes and stands better one way than the other. 8) **Update**... The 'grain' was very much the issue. I cut a new pad on the other axis, and have not had the c...
by Canoe
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How do teepee style or hexagon/yurt style tents fair on the playa?
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: How do teepee style or hexagon/yurt style tents fair on the playa?

Shape looks good to me, but all of the details that determine if a tent will survive a blow on the playa can't be determined by photos in an ad. In the photos, there even seems to be some issue with the guy lines holding the side of the tent out, where an upper and an lower attachment points merge i...
by Canoe
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Serving Food? Read This!
Replies: 27
Views: 3572

Re: Serving Food? Read This!

im following the links in this thread, all of which lead to needing the establishment license.... The Burning Man section is at the bottom as usual, but all of the "See the following information sheet, application and self-inspection checklist for more information." appear to be gone. Just the link...
by Canoe
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Placement of the camp?
Replies: 12
Views: 526

Re: Placement of the camp?

So thought maybe the location of the camp and accessibility from the rest of the playa might make a difference... still unsure if that matters.. but if I dont understand that I am willing to take chances... People and camps have been very welcoming and warm.. and I really see the entire BM as one b...
by Canoe
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 179
Views: 10590

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

What is that product sticking the stone to the block? spray foam: the most sticky nasty stuff ever made. sticks to everything, insulates, waterproofs, and allows for thermal movement differentials between the 8" of concrete wall behind, and 4" of granite masonry wall/siding. like I said I believe t...
by Canoe
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Lift back to SF on Monday 03/09
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Lift back to SF on Monday 03/09

(Hopefully a mod will move your thread over to Rideshares & Resource Sharing.) As in, Tuesday the next day, not the week later? Depending on the time of your flight, you could make it. Or not. Holiday weekend, busiest traffic day going, both for leaving BRC and getting to/through Reno, but in gettin...
by Canoe
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: To Shade or Not to Shade?
Replies: 20
Views: 1068

Re: To Shade or Not to Shade?

Guys, May i know how you secure your shade structure to the ground? Meaning: I will have two poles and the tarp key hole will be fitted into the poles. Four sides of the tarp will be string to the ground. Question: How do i support and secure the standing poles into the ground? I read that the grou...
by Canoe
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Looking for a female partner for the orgy dome
Replies: 28
Views: 1272

Re: Looking for a female partner for the orgy dome

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