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by Noboundaries
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Goggles - What do YOU use?
Replies: 130
Views: 22742

Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

Eleven bucks for these bad boys. I can also comfortably wear my eyeglasses under these. And they come in clear glass as well. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414JV2u0zrL.jpg Those are the ones I was looking at. Seems like a wide field of vision, and they'd keep the dust out of my eyeballs (<-...
by Noboundaries
Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Testing a Monkey Hut - Fail
Replies: 165
Views: 38461

Re: Testing a Monkey Hut - Fail

So awesome people share all this knowledge, fails and triumphs with us. Love it. Crazy what we do to get prepared for the desert. Thx for the all the great info below! You're welcome WB! We won't make it this year but I just put your name on a bottle of family co-op Old Vine Zinfandel for next year...
by Noboundaries
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Testing a Monkey Hut - Fail
Replies: 165
Views: 38461

Re: Testing a Monkey Hut - Fail

I told this story in more detail on another thread. I redesigned the MH to fit my transportation and height needs. I had no piece longer than 6 feet. I also added two additional cross ribs to increase the structural integrity. We connected rib each section with a 10" sleeve. The 2 1/2 foot slee...
by Noboundaries
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Juicing & Smoothing.
Replies: 24
Views: 5467

Re: Juicing & Smoothing.

We have one old blender that draws 375 watts that we have operatored both on a deep cell battery/1200 watt inverter and off a quiet generator while camping. We didn't take it to the playa last year. The old blender isn't very effective for blending fibrous/hard fruits and veggies because it just doe...
by Noboundaries
Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey Hut question
Replies: 172
Views: 41954

Re: Monkey Hut question

Another dumb question...wouldn't you want the MH to actually FACE the strong winds so that it would blow THROUGH the MH instead of hitting it directly, which would increase the likelihood of it collapsing? We positioned our MH so the wind blew through the hut but still parked our truck and trailer ...
by Noboundaries
Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Evap vs Air Conditioning
Replies: 49
Views: 6957

Re: Evap vs Air Conditioning

Thanks for the info but I'm boycotting costco. My partner had a business exec costco card for years that was supposed to be a lifetime membership. 2 years ago they demanded we start paying for a new membership because they don't issue our type anymore. long story short, don't shop there anymore! Th...
by Noboundaries
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Evap vs Air Conditioning
Replies: 49
Views: 6957

Re: Evap vs Air Conditioning

If you buy a cheap genny it will be loud. If you get a quiet genny it will be pricey. I bought two Champion 2000 watt quiet Inverter generators used from a Costco return warehouse for $275 each. Basically they were brand new. New I believe they are only $500 each. They are only 5 db louder than the...
by Noboundaries
Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2012 Experiences with Police
Replies: 272
Views: 34900

Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Late Tuesday night we got pulled over just after entering the gate because we were hauling a new trailer with no license plate. In CA you don't get a temp plaque or anything with a trailer except a little slip of paper you carry with you. There was absolutely nothing on the back of our trailer. I wa...
by Noboundaries
Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Thoughts on Solar system
Replies: 31
Views: 6958

Re: Thoughts on Solar system

mudpuppy000 wrote:
Elorrum wrote:I'm so dense today... this is what I thought of when I saw this thread:


Haha, me too... Nerds. :D


BahZINGah!
by Noboundaries
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Burning Man 2013 Prep. Document
Replies: 30
Views: 4134

Re: Burning Man 2013 Prep. Document

Do you maybe have any specific tips or points to share from your experience? I see that you are a mechanical engineer by trade. That explains your analytical nature, just like mine. I majored in structural engineering but left it behind vocationally when I graduated a few decades ago. 2012 was our ...
by Noboundaries
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent Questions!
Replies: 147
Views: 24879

Re: Tent Questions!

For folks looking just to stake a tent, Home Depot sells 12" x 3/8" galvanized nails. Buy a big 1 1/2" washer with a 1/2" hole and slip it over the nail. Total cost 90 cents per stake (nail was $70 cents if bought separately. Washers worked out to 20 cents each when purchased in ...
by Noboundaries
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Slight modifications to the Monkey Hut?
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Slight modifications to the Monkey Hut?

Always interesting to read how folks modify the MH design. I was no exception. I cut my sections in half too. My former structural engineering background helped me understand that you take the two and one half foot sleeve (30") that the original design had at the top, and cut it in three 10&quo...
by Noboundaries
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Coconut water electrolyte hydration
Replies: 48
Views: 12672

Re: Coconut water electrolyte hydration

Found another thing this stuff does. Most people have experienced lactic acid burn in their muscles after not working out for a while, then hitting the gym hard, especially weights. Before this year's Burn I was doing mostly cardio. When I returned I decided to get back on a weight training routine ...
by Noboundaries
Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: RIP Trenton Graham
Replies: 11
Views: 2191

Re: RIP Trenton Graham

Beautifully written. Thank you. A tragic loss for all.
by Noboundaries
Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How much do YOU spend on Burning Man?
Replies: 82
Views: 10184

Re: How much do YOU spend on Burning Man?

There is no way I'm adding it all up, but it did cost me $3k at the last minute. When our cargo trailer rental fell through the Monday morning we were to pick it up and leave for the Burn, I said fuck it all because I was so uncharacteristically pissed. My wife had talked me out of buying a used car...
by Noboundaries
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Burning Man 2013 Prep. Document
Replies: 30
Views: 4134

Re: Burning Man 2013 Prep. Document

A very broad brush document of the big picture. The little things are missing. Look at each area on your document and start adding a list of the little things you'll need and how you intend to pack them. Our spreadsheet packing list had 238 entries ranging from the structural segments of our Monkey ...
by Noboundaries
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??
Replies: 63
Views: 5261

Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

Here's what BRC looked like on July 6, 2012 in what would become 8:30 and D six weeks later.
by Noboundaries
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: first year burners fresh off the playa???
Replies: 41
Views: 5473

Re: first year burners fresh off the playa???

What was the best thing you brought? Anti-gravity chairs for afternoon siestas in the cooling breeze under our white tarped Monkey Hut. What was the worst thing you brought? A not in good enough physical shape body. What do you wish you woulda brought? A Utilikilt. Did you make the trip solo? No. W...
by Noboundaries
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What to do with the bottle of Playa dust I brought home?
Replies: 22
Views: 2416

Re: What to do with the bottle of Playa dust I brought home?

Let it be the start of a collection! As I turn around and look on the bookcases I see my wife's collection of 17 little plastic containers of dirt and sand she's collected around the world. Plus she has her Moon and Mars regolith simulant. And as of September she added 2012 BM playa dust, which is v...
by Noboundaries
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Graywater advice updated for 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3533

Re: Graywater advice updated for 2011

We built two evaporative coolers but used them exclusively for evaporating screen filtered grey water, not cooling. Powered simultaneously by a quiet generator on "econ" setting they evaporated about 3-4 gallons in about two hours. Could do the same thing if they were battery operated or r...
by Noboundaries
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??
Replies: 63
Views: 5261

Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

But everyplace you read about the BLM it talks about Federally owned land. So take your pick!
by Noboundaries
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??
Replies: 63
Views: 5261

Re: PLAYA CAMPING DURING THE OTHER 51 WEEKS??

so this is federal land right? Nope, not the way it was explained to me by a guy at the BLM office. It is managed by the feds, but it is the people's land. Doesn't belong to anyone but the people of the US. BLM sets the rules to preserve the land so it is there for you to enjoy. It is very differen...
by Noboundaries
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4062
Views: 817075

Re: cooling your tent or van

Both the pumps mentioned above in the coolers used for grey water evaporators were HF pumps. Grey water was, well, grey water, though filtered to remove particles, and there was a ton of dust in the evaporators. The HF pumps worked perfectly all week. I had one spare 92 gph spare just in case. It is...
by Noboundaries
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4062
Views: 817075

Re: cooling your tent or van

Thanks for Figjam for the ideas and the original design. Worked great but we took a bit of a different route for their use. I built two AC Bucket swamp coolers because we were going to be taking a quiet gennie anyway (Champion 2000 watt inverter generator). The gennie runs for 9-10 hours on one gall...
by Noboundaries
Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012
Replies: 482
Views: 39596

Re: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012

Best: Everything in our birgin Monkey Hut tent camp worked beautifully. The nice Nevada Highway Patrol officer who pulled us over for no license plate on a new trailer but sent us on our way with a smile and "have a good burn" once he saw everything was in order. Expected a week of sleep d...
by Noboundaries
Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Earplugs tips
Replies: 69
Views: 24021

Re: Earplugs tips

My wife uses the shaped foam earplugs and sleeps fine. She doesn't have any problem with them at all, but I can't wear them for more than a couple hours before my ears start hurting. This year when ready to sleep I wore my sound cancelling earbuds and while listening to music on my phone. I could sl...
by Noboundaries
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Goggles - What do YOU use?
Replies: 130
Views: 22742

Re: Goggles - What do YOU use?

I have several pair of old motorcycle goggles but discomfort, field of view, or fogging was always an issue. Below is a link to what we used instead. They fit over my rather smallish eyeglasses and had an incredible field of view, like you weren't wearing anything at all. Is the seal perfect? No, bu...
by Noboundaries
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?
Replies: 91
Views: 21608

Re: What's your favorite / must have food item on the playa?

Ooooh, Cat reminded me about the cherry tomatoes and seedless grapes iced down in the cooler. We usually got one of them out just before our afternoon siesta every day.
by Noboundaries
Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water thread
Replies: 13
Views: 6254

Re: Water thread

There were two of us in our camp on the playa this year. We took our water in 5 gallon mylar bags purchased from Emergency Essentials fro $3.50 each. They are TOUGH bags with a very convenient spout. They actually hold more than 5 gallons, but we loaded each bag with exactly 5 gallons, then put the ...
by Noboundaries
Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Coconut water electrolyte hydration
Replies: 48
Views: 12672

Re: Coconut water electrolyte hydration

For as long as I can remember I've had problems with maintaining my electrolyte balance during heavy exertion. Whether fit or fat, I always had to suffer through muscle cramps at some point during or after the exertion. Coconut water to me is like a miraculous instant cramp relief elixir. If I cramp...

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