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by Freedyjay
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: LAG SCREWS and MONKEY HUTS...
Replies: 16
Views: 4262

Re: LAG SCREWS and MONKEY HUTS...

So, do you think it could work if you did the 1/2"x24" lag screws and went halfway as Figjam mentions? Then use the 1" PVC on them and maybe two smaller lag screws for the tarp? I'm doing a Monkey Hut for the first time this year and want to avoid rebar if possible. Hoping using an impact driver is ...
by Freedyjay
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Carport Ratchet Straps
Replies: 19
Views: 2744

Re: Carport Ratchet Straps

Actually just found someone in L.A. (a fellow burner) who is selling candy cane rebar at a fair price. As I tried to bend some myself and failed completely. So can use that for ratchet strap hooking! Thanks again for all the help.
by Freedyjay
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Carport Ratchet Straps
Replies: 19
Views: 2744

Re: Carport Ratchet Straps

Thanks everyone. Putting the rebar with the ratchet straps inside the Carport space is a great idea. If I can't find candy cane rebar I might toss a pool noodle over the rebar to keep from people hurting themselves. I always do the gorilla tape to rebar for each pole as well (with some plastic wrap ...
by Freedyjay
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Carport Ratchet Straps
Replies: 19
Views: 2744

Re: Carport Ratchet Straps

There are no dumb questions... but this may be one! So I've only used rope for guy lines (tied to rebar) on a Carport but ratchet straps sounds stronger. Do you have advice on good placement of the ratchet straps? How many? How thick? Over the top of the structure? And my possibly dumbest question, ...
by Freedyjay
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: West Nile... Fake or Real
Replies: 43
Views: 2905

Re: West Nile... Fake or Real

I would normally not be worried at all, but I've been completely exhausted since I got back. Yes, I realize exhaustion is normal after you've been staying up super late (or later) for a week straight, but I can't recall ever being this fatigued after other years a week after leaving the playa. The f...
by Freedyjay
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: EZ Up = EZ Down? Bad idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: EZ Up = EZ Down? Bad idea?

Okay, I'll try to push her towards a monkey hut.

Appreciate all the advice!
by Freedyjay
Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: EZ Up = EZ Down? Bad idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

EZ Up = EZ Down? Bad idea?

A friend just got an extra week off from work, found a ticket and vehicle pass and is now looking for a last minute shade structure she can fit in her car. She had a plan of doing a Coleman Instant 6 person tent (or she might be able to get her hands on a Kodiak), then getting an EZ Up 10 x 10 Pyram...
by Freedyjay
Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Conditions 2014
Replies: 285
Views: 21182

Re: Playa Conditions 2014

The ten day forecast looks pretty nice but definitely looks like I should bring some extra rain gear this year just in case (and boots for mud.)
by Freedyjay
Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 268345

Re: HexaYurts

And now onto staking it down. I was planning on doing the "rope halo" of a rope around the roof in a circle/oval and then guy lines connected to that connected to stakes (rebar?) http://www.domerama.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/make_the_hexayurt_v071202_image10.jpg Are there updated ways to stake ...
by Freedyjay
Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 268345

Re: HexaYurts

Thanks for all tape the advice, people! I ordered an extra roll just in case (a fourth one.) I had a question for JKiska, but anyone feel free to jump in. Saw that you bring a smaller AC Unit (or maybe not small but affordable.) This might be ignorant but figured I'd ask... Do you power it with your...
by Freedyjay
Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 268345

Re: HexaYurts

Hey awesome people, So it's my first time bringing a hexayurt and I was about to purchase my tape. My friend (whose yurt I'm borrowing) recommended the 8 inch tape rather than the six inch. Any thoughts? Was going to get it here... http://www.findtape.com/shop/product.aspx?id=328&idx=2&tid=2&info=bi...
by Freedyjay
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: kodiak 10x14 vs hexayurt which should i go with?
Replies: 21
Views: 4598

Re: kodiak 10x14 vs hexayurt which should i go with?

So I may be in a lucky situation where I can borrow a friend's hexayurt or bring my Costco Carport with my tent underneath (the lucky is in having these options rather than having to create a new shade structure.) Not a Kodiak tent, although thinking of getting one. How hot does the hexayurt get wit...
by Freedyjay
Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: ANY LOS ANGELES RV RENTAL - BURNER FRIENDLY RECOMMENDATIONS?
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: ANY LOS ANGELES RV RENTAL - BURNER FRIENDLY RECOMMENDATI

I went with Reyes RV for this upcoming year as I heard good things, and that they are definitely Burner friendly. That said, the guy on the phone tried upselling a bit, which was annoying and he seemed in an incredible rush to get my credit card info for the deposit (I sent the signed contract but h...
by Freedyjay
Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Easy or hard to transfer RV reserverations?
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Easy or hard to transfer RV reserverations?

Thanks for the reply! Still thinking it over but your advice makes me more confident to go for it.
by Freedyjay
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Easy or hard to transfer RV reserverations?
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Easy or hard to transfer RV reserverations?

Hey awesome people, I'm looking at a reservation for an RV for BM 2014 but the place charges the entire deposit if I can cancel. Which is about half the fee (a lot!) I don't plan on cancelling but a lot can happen between now and the end of August. They would allow me to transfer the reservation, so...
by Freedyjay
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Early Arrival Pass question
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Early Arrival Pass question

A friend has an early arrive pass as she was planning to help out her camp set up. But she got stuck having to work and now can't arrive until Sunday morning. Can she still use the pass on that day if the gates themselves open for everyone at 6pm? She's worried she'll end up in the penalty area wher...
by Freedyjay
Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Mokney Hut vs Costco Carport
Replies: 8
Views: 1775

Mokney Hut vs Costco Carport

Hello awesome people! So two years back, with the helpful advice of the people here, I went and got a Costco Carport for my shade structure. In the pros column, it was large and provided tons of shade for my tent underneath and I was able to sleep until noon after staying out until sunrise (the weat...
by Freedyjay
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: 4:30 Neighborhood camps for 2012
Replies: 153
Views: 83143

Re: 4:30 Neighborhood camps for 2012

The Hammock Hangout is at 4:15 and F ! The Hammock Hangout and SpaceCats have joined forces with the RV{IP}Lounge and the RoarShack to bring you two bars, 12,000 square feet of passive solar shade (under the GIANT green parachute tent), almost 100 hammocks and tons of great KARAOKE! 16 years and goi...
by Freedyjay
Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 268345

Re: HexaYurts

Hi lovely people, So many nice people here were able to answer my questions about a Carport last year, and this year I'm thinking RV or Hexayurt. I had to sell the Carport when I got back as my car got towed while at the playa and the tickets and fees made me need funds quickly. But this year I have...
by Freedyjay
Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: 2011 Theme Camps
Topic: Who is on the 4:30 spoke?
Replies: 76
Views: 6927

Re: Who is on the 4:30 spoke?

Update: The Hammock Hangout (which also goes by Space Cats, as who doesn't like cute cats from space?) is officially placed at 4:45 and E.

Swing on by!
by Freedyjay
Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: 2011 Theme Camps
Topic: Who is on the 4:30 spoke?
Replies: 76
Views: 6927

Re: Who is on the 4:30 spoke?

The Hammock Hangout will be at 4:30 and E! The Hammock Hangout is a multifaceted highly interactive camp. The primary structure is a GIANT 120 feet in diameter, 11,300sqft of passive solar tent. There will be approximately 60 hammocks, a karaoke lounge, a bar, and a lounge area. We are an easy going...
by Freedyjay
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Have 10x14 Kodiak tent, do I need a shade over it?
Replies: 69
Views: 20263

Re: Have 10x14 Kodiak tent, do I need a shade over it

How do you put the space between the cover and the tent is what I'm actually asking. As (from what I've read) it seems you need at least a foot of space between the two to keep the tent itself from getting warm (although it is tall so you figure the heat would stay near the top.) Can I just toss a l...
by Freedyjay
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Have 10x14 Kodiak tent, do I need a shade over it?
Replies: 69
Views: 20263

Re: Have 10x14 Kodiak tent, do I need a shade over it

we just cover our kodiak with Aluminet . works great......
Do you put space between the top of the tent and the Aluminet/shade cloth? I'd much rather splurge on a good tent and do your way then stay with my crappy tent and a Costco Carport (can't afford to do the Kodiac tent AND the carport.)
by Freedyjay
Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Looking for Canvas tent for 4+ !!!:)
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Looking for Canvas tent for 4+ !!!:)

Over the weekend, I saw a huge one being sold on Craigslist in Los Angeles for a fair price (too big a tent for me) and it mentioned Burning Man in the ad.

So if you search there you should be able to find it.
by Freedyjay
Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: When It Comes to Tents......Is Bigger Better?
Replies: 21
Views: 2805

Re: When It Comes to Tents......Is Bigger Better?

Freedyjay, you don't have to shade your tent, if you won't have much in the way of materials. You can instead escape into your shade in the mornings when your tent gets too warm. Sometimes there is enough for both tented and non-tented shade (ideal) but you don't want your shade to force you to be ...
by Freedyjay
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: When It Comes to Tents......Is Bigger Better?
Replies: 21
Views: 2805

Re: When It Comes to Tents......Is Bigger Better?

That's great advice. Thanks!

Now all I have to do is figure out my shade structure... The carports at Costco are about the same size as the tent itself so don't think that works.

Maybe draping shade cloth over the tent (held down by stakes and rope) could do it?
by Freedyjay
Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Have 10x14 Kodiak tent, do I need a shade over it?
Replies: 69
Views: 20263

Re: Have 10x14 Kodiak tent, do I need a shade over it

Thanks for the response! I was actually looking to use shade cloth that's pretty inexpensive from the Home Depot site... http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100656901/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053 And then they have butterfly clips to go with it (to tie a rope throu...
by Freedyjay
Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Have 10x14 Kodiak tent, do I need a shade over it?
Replies: 69
Views: 20263

Re: Have 10x14 Kodiak tent, do I need a shade over it

If you still burn in a canvas tent are they worth the high price?

The Kodiak ones look beautiful but are pricey.
by Freedyjay
Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: When It Comes to Tents......Is Bigger Better?
Replies: 21
Views: 2805

Re: When It Comes to Tents......Is Bigger Better?

I'm looking at a 9' x 8' kodiak tent. Does that seems a good size for a solo camper? Don't know if it could fit a queen size bed but ideally an inflatable twin. (Coleman now has these twin inflatables you can stack or make into a queen.)
by Freedyjay
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 268345

Re: HexaYurts

Anyone have any thoughts on where I could buy a used yurt? I'm going to be working like a dog up until I leave for the playa (if I want to be able to go at all) and sadly have no time to do the work involved in making one. I'm looking for the smaller ones, I guess, and the only things I can find onl...

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