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by Canoe
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: New Vehicle with no license plates
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: New Vehicle with no license plates

SkyPirate wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:26 am
So I bought an RV but the plates haven't arrived yet. What could go worng? 😅
Should be as bad as this.
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by Canoe
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Stopped & Searched: new record?
Replies: 26
Views: 2004

Re: Stopped & Searched: new record?

Someone edited my post, taking out all the lines with '.' to put the photo down lower out of sight until the post was read, and they appear to have messed up the formatting.
by Canoe
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Best Way To Shade A Minivan
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: Best Way To Shade A Minivan

... RADIANT BARRIER QUESTIONS 1. Would it be better to tape on Reflectix OR the thinner Attic Foil material I see on Amazon or does it matter? I'll be using stucco tape and taping it on the outside of the window of course. 2. Would it be a good idea to tape on the same radiant barrier to the roof o...
by Canoe
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Setting Up a Campsite - Do I have this Right??
Replies: 8
Views: 198

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

Search from some of the aerial photos from last year to get an idea of where space is taken and where it's not.
by Canoe
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Painted yurt?
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Painted yurt?

If you stick with the shiny (they're only relatively shiny, not mirror) panels, it is a good idea to take a spraycan or two of white. That way if you're camped beside someone and your shiny panels are reflecting too much heat at them and baking them, you can give a quick light mist on the offending ...
by Canoe
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4196
Views: 923690

Re: cooling your tent or van

My reason for wanting "more fan" was to make sure I could cool the small 10' box truck effectively. I know its roughly 378 cubic feet on the inside, and based on my math it seemed a buck cooler's fan was just powerful enough to cool it. I know a unicooler would probably have worked better, but I al...
by Canoe
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Advice/Input on T-post + Shade Cloth Shade Structure
Replies: 13
Views: 287

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

The thick pool noodles as spacers to limit abrasion?
by Canoe
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Painted yurt?
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Painted yurt?

... Why would I want to do that, you say; isn't the aluminum panel coating reflective enough? Here's the background: After I'd explained my new yurt design at a conference a while back, a physicist friend of mine came up to me and said "I'll never understand why everyone goes with aluminum-coated p...
by Canoe
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4196
Views: 923690

Re: cooling your tent or van

Looks like figjam answered my 2nd question last year: “One row of 2" holes an inch apart just under the second ridge on the bucket is all you need.” But you need a gap between the inside wall of the bucket and the pad. I'm see the pad tight to the holes in your photo. You don't want the airflow onl...
by Canoe
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4196
Views: 923690

Re: cooling your tent or van

Even with the pump coming from the bottom of a lower bucket? My bucket is 14", and 25" to the ring with one stacked on top of another. You said the 'little' pump will handle a 30" lift? And the numbers show why the models using the Endless Breeze are efficient: - 250 CFM, reported 1.2A to 1.3A - 500...
by Canoe
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4196
Views: 923690

Re: cooling your tent or van

Bascially, a second bucket goes on top of the first, holds the pump, and acts as a reservoir (an idea I had read on these forums); the bucket on top can then have more holes cut into it for more air intake. I also plan to add two fans on the lid instead of one, but this is where I run into issues: ...
by Canoe
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4196
Views: 923690

Re: cooling your tent or van

A wall wart that changes 120 volt AC to 12 volt DC and provides at least 3 amps. About $6 at best buy. I want to have the option to plug in as well. Would this work? https://www.walmart.com/ip/Nippon-Power-Adapter-AC-120V-input-to-DC-12V-Output/42349866 That page isn't showing me the current. Can't...
by Canoe
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4196
Views: 923690

Re: cooling your tent or van

... I also put some black pre-filter on the holes out to the side. The center column goes all the way up and is *slightly* compressed by the lid to make it a tight fit and the tube is slightly pushed into the middle of the two pads, helping the seal a bit as well. Ended up using a bit of AC ducting...
by Canoe
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4196
Views: 923690

Re: cooling your tent or van

... Now since it will be in my bedroom which is a van, i am trying to figure how to bring in outside air and get the full potential of coolness. My original thought was to use my window insert i made 4 years ago for the bucket cooler, and use that duct inside the van and attach to the back of unico...
by Canoe
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4196
Views: 923690

Re: cooling your tent or van

For an RV, you get outstandingly less heat by covering the glass and roof vents/skylights/etc. with Reflectix. Find the RV tips thread. With that done, you'll use a lot less A/C, and you're in the range for a swamp-cooler to work. Sitting a swamp-cooler on the ground is doable, but a pain to duct an...
by Canoe
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Need a ride BRC to Reno airport 8/31 LATE
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Need a ride BRC to Reno airport 8/31 LATE

Your Burning Since tells me I shouldn't have to warn you, but just in case. The eplaya consensus tends to be that if your flight is on one day, you could be leaving BRC for Reno the day before, to ensure you do get there. 7am in Reno (at Airport?) is very early. Any number of delays could screw you:...
by Canoe
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4340
Views: 212979

Re: PAGE TWO

Playa Habitualization
Results in hoping for a ______ thread/post to draw out a comment from Captain G. or Captain F..
by Canoe
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Smaller Misting System: Pump or Bucket Top?
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Smaller Misting System: Pump or Bucket Top?

Papa Bear wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:12 pm
... especially in open spaces where a swamp cooler wouldn't work. ...
And yet, that's exactly where some have used them.
There's certainly no shortage of hot dry air.
12" outlet Endless Breeze driving ~250, ~500 or ~900 CFM.
by Canoe
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Adult Trikes: Any recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1928

Re: Adult Trikes: Any recommendations?

... Monterey brand 3-speed ... I also installed an electric motor (to assist me with my freshly torn ACL) and it was the most comfortable ride I’ve ever had. ... If you could, a photo or two, and some names of parts, would go a long way towards a head-start for describing something I bet a lot of p...
by Canoe
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Smaller Misting System: Pump or Bucket Top?
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Smaller Misting System: Pump or Bucket Top?

Misting on the playa is pretty special. I even like a simple hand-pump, on me, or in the air and let the chilled mist drift back on me or walk through it. Without knowing if you want to cool a large space, or just provide a smaller area of some relief or a treat, note that some people have taken the...
by Canoe
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4340
Views: 212979

Re: PAGE TWO

Lonesomebri wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:03 pm
Sometimes late at night I might get a little buzz on and type up something then sent out via internet, waking in the morning to question the wisdom of my message. But never have I woke up after inviting 70,000 people to brunch.
LOL
(and keep chuckling)
by Canoe
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: water in gerlach this year from their water dpt?
Replies: 10
Views: 1860

Re: water in gerlach this year from their water dpt?

NOTE: no water sales after Thursday August 30th. 2018 GERLACH GID - BURNING MAN Water Sales Water is $.50/gallon for the first 100 gallons. Location: 330 Short Street Hours of Operation: Mon. 8/20 – Wed. 8/22, 9am-6pm Thurs. 8/23, 9am-8pm Fri. 8/24 – Sun. 8/26, 8am-12pm Mon. 8/27 & Tues. 8/28, 9am-8...
by Canoe
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: Latitude coordinate for 2018?
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Latitude coordinate for 2018?

That's great to know about!
My numbers are off for every year (2015 4900m, 2016 537m, 2017 504m, 2018 380m).

2015 40.7864, -119.2065
2016 40.7864, -119.2065
2017 40.78660, -119.20660
2018 40.7864, -119.2065
by Canoe
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Suitable bag for pop-up tent
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Suitable bag for pop-up tent

Better that that up with BE...
by Canoe
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Anyone ever try the allergy in-nostril filters?
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Anyone ever try the allergy in-nostril filters?

Shrug, I didn't look it up but; I think of it this way. Most of the pollen people are allergic to is microscopic and can't be seen with the naked eye. You can totally see playa dust. Therefore, it is bigger and would be filtered. Nice thoughts. However, 65% of playa soil is smaller than the smalles...
by Canoe
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Securing shade to vehicles
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Securing shade to vehicles

I don't like the pipe-insulation for that. Too soft, compresses too much, doesn't maintain its clearance, tears too easily. The pool noodles I get are significantly more robust than pipe-insulation: keep way more of their 'loft' under load, resist tearing (even when abused some). So far from the one...
by Canoe
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Suitable bag for pop-up tent
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Suitable bag for pop-up tent

... I have a pop up tent that comes as a 40" ish diameter disc. It's basically flat though. ... I'd like to find a bag that can accomodate this and some more, but it seems like a really odd format. ... Careful when putting that bag in another, that the tent doesn't have "hoops" that can become dama...
by Canoe
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4340
Views: 212979

Re: PAGE TWO

eplaya: we'll google that for you
'cause you're self-reliant
by Canoe
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 Playa Conditions
Replies: 30
Views: 2246

Re: 2018 Playa Conditions

Nice site!
I'd seen the remote forecasts for 104F and the like and was wondering what the actual values were.

Any word on playa soil conditions? Hard or soft?

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