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by DoctorIknow
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 509
Views: 35396

Re: I'm so old I remember when...

capnjonny wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:06 am
.....no one had ever seen a ten speed bike...
We all had single speeds with coaster brakes. The only other kind of bikes I ever saw were "English" bikes which had 3 speeds, thin tubes, thin tires and looked flimsy.
by DoctorIknow
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: How much grey water to plan for?
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: How much grey water to plan for?

"....evap pond (they are gross and invite asshats who didn't have a grey water plan...) Evap ponds need security guards, even if the camp thinks they've "hidden" it. One time, I'd been monitoring a 16x24' evap pond, brushing the slop around to have max sun. Come Saturday, it was finally dry and I w...
by DoctorIknow
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: How much grey water to plan for?
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: How much grey water to plan for?

Papa Bear wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:46 pm
.... gamma lids aren't all that expensive an upgrade.....
Wow....how did I now be aware of these gizmo's? (buy 6 to save $)
Thank you PapaB!

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by DoctorIknow
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: How much grey water to plan for?
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: How much grey water to plan for?

As the Capt. pointed out,,,,it's an easy concept to understand: bring containers full of water and then take home containers full of greywater. Unfortunately, to get that concept into campers WAY OF APPROACHING BURNING MAN is hit and miss....mostly miss... The mental awareness and actions needed to ...
by DoctorIknow
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 509
Views: 35396

Re: I'm so old I remember when...

today seems appropriate:

....I'm so old I remember when Oliver North was considered a traitor and not a Fox News personality.


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by DoctorIknow
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what are you listening to?
Replies: 2620
Views: 252153

Re: what are you listening to?

holy crap... microphone didn't know what was comin'

by DoctorIknow
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 55
Views: 10959

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

he first thing, I have read to use rebar pounded into the ground to secure the structure, but I am confused here. Do we just slip the poles over the rebar that's in the ground? Black Rock Hardware welds nuts onto the bottom of 1" 8foot conduit, used for upright posts. There is a hole in the conduit...
by DoctorIknow
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Help with 36'X30' EMT conduit flat top shade structure
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Help with 36'X30' EMT conduit flat top shade structure

Hammocks on a conduit shade structure? No way. Forget it. Which brings up another aspect of the basic rules for conduit shade structures: "Walls" Not sure what you mean by walls vs. virtual walls,, but solid tarp should only be used for the roof. Mesh or camo for the sides. Seriously.... If you don'...
by DoctorIknow
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Help with 36'X30' EMT conduit flat top shade structure
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Help with 36'X30' EMT conduit flat top shade structure

Try 7" bungees. Hard to find, but they're out there. For raising the roof, I've never seen it done any other way than in the link below. If it's too windy, wait until it isn't. Raising these flat roof structures should never be hurried and four people doing it is kinda a must when I raise my 12x20. ...
by DoctorIknow
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what are you listening to?
Replies: 2620
Views: 252153

Re: what are you listening to?

sorry if I posted this already....but maybe lucky for you if you missed it first time around.
RIP Doug Sahm

by DoctorIknow
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tell me a boob story
Replies: 11
Views: 484

Re: Tell me a boob story

I was probably 10 years old, standing around in the Gulf of Mexico enjoying, and a fish bit my nipple. And as so many things BurningMan, I thought of this incident just yesterday.
by DoctorIknow
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what are you listening to?
Replies: 2620
Views: 252153

Re: what are you listening to?

by DoctorIknow
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 509
Views: 35396

Re: I'm so old I remember when...

I'm so old I remember marching along with Peacenicks and Yippies from the Lincoln Memorial to the Pentagon. The Peacenicks wanted to make their point how the Vietnam War was no good, the Yippies wanted to levitate the Pentagon (just a few inches would do) which therefore would end the war. It was pe...
by DoctorIknow
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 115484

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Hi Joe, I hear you on all points, and I'll try to point out that mule tape might not be for everybody. Indeed, I was hesitant to post about the use of mule tape to replace chain links because it is not a panacea-ic solution for many people. ... if you're using mule tape as your guy line, why bother ...
by DoctorIknow
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 115484

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I am most worried about getting chains that fit correctly, so I am testing and acquiring the chain links locally. I believe we will need 1/2" chains, but we might be able to get away with smaller ones. Chain lengths are tried and true winners, but 3/4" mule tape works fine. Tested for the last two ...
by DoctorIknow
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: your stupid joke here
Replies: 1049
Views: 218429

Re: your stupid joke here

Mail order brides were popular in the Old West in the United States. After much letter writing back and forth, the bride to be arrived at the train station in Blacks Fork, Utah. The husband (Joe) to be was waiting with his horse and carriage to bring his future wife to his home. He ran a successful ...
by DoctorIknow
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4518
Views: 251690

Re: PAGE TWO

Dr. Pyro wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:57 pm
lucky420 wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:18 pm
So not in the mood for your trollish behavior.
You'll forgive me: Who are you referring to? None of the previous three or four posts (IMO) were trollish.
I've been wondering also! Maybe I just lack the right perspective....
by DoctorIknow
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Which of the 10 principles needs tweeking?
Replies: 16
Views: 1144

Re: Which of the 10 principles needs tweeking?

There is zero acknowledgment. A FREE lock and they can't be bothered to turn their head. (is it wrong to secretly hope they lose their bike?) One of the WORST of default world realities that can shade our burn is "No good deed goes unpunished." I've gifted various really cool things and EXPECT ambi...
by DoctorIknow
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2972
Views: 249780

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

Wow! Perfect? She’s doing something you both don’t approve of so you call her a whore. really? you don't' know the difference between a sexually derogatory (to some) name, and an pun/inference related to her constant hyperbolic statements, to get her in the media? Hmmm....so if one attaches the mod...
by DoctorIknow
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Bungee ball alternative?
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Re: Bungee ball alternative?

They inevitably turn into projectiles, pinch fingers, and take a lot of time to install and take down. Projectile danger is scary when an eye or tooth could be the landing zone of that very hard 60mph ball. Thread the bungee thru the grommet until the ball is snug against the grommet. Then loop the...
by DoctorIknow
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burning Man Usability Study: spare 5 minutes?
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Burning Man Usability Study: spare 5 minutes?

I would normally skip, but Token took the plunge, so... I like the categories and it was fun making hierarchies It did take only a few minutes, but while doing it, I remembered that anytime I want info, I first go to Google search and find what I want on the BM site. Otherwise, I just don't bother w...
by DoctorIknow
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2972
Views: 249780

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

He (Roger Stone) has boasted that the tattoo is a hit with the ladies. “You’ll never meet another man with a dick in the front and a dick in the back,” he offered, as we descended the stairs and rounded the corner to a local diner.
by DoctorIknow
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2972
Views: 249780

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

As per Simon's link above: Anyone want to add to the 1700 replies so far? Info on how to comment here: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary 43 CFR Part 2 [Docket No. DOI–2018–0017] RIN 1093–AA26 Freedom of Information Act Regulations AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior. ACTION: P...
by DoctorIknow
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 55
Views: 10959

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

However, this would drive the number of uprights from 24 to 77, which would drive up the cost significantly. First off: if 40 people are going to pay for 100x60 shade, which I assume is that large for tents (and hopefully, not every camp member wants a 10x20' tent!) then forget about the $ needed f...
by DoctorIknow
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2972
Views: 249780

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

Lawyers for Burners might be grinning at this,,,,getting all K-9 busts tossed out unless proof that K-9 has the right papers.
by DoctorIknow
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: I made a Lag Bolt Hand Crank Tool!
Replies: 20
Views: 2854

Re: I made a Lag Bolt Hand Crank Tool!

Very clever. I've tried a speed wrench with 18" lag screws and it was no fun at all. I ended up using a Horror Freight 25" breaker bar (not practical for the job as I angle my lags) for the last 6 inches, and thought "if only someone would make a speed wrench where diameter of the circle my hand wou...
by DoctorIknow
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 24187

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

Most of the stuff at Burning Man is what happens when the preschool macaroni artist grew up and bought a welder. ..... John Cale (the only original Velvet Underground lineup still alive) just said, in reference to a travelling exhibit of VU's history) "...The portraits on the wall are portraits of ...
by DoctorIknow
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2972
Views: 249780

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

A friend watching the Kavanaugh thing immediately pointed out his "alcohol cheeks" as he called them. They were more clear and noticeable on large screen HD TV than in still photos, but I did find high pixel photo that his makeup didn't hide a small sample of broken capillaries on Kav....I haven't s...
by DoctorIknow
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Well I’m going to Honda route
Replies: 15
Views: 2072

Re: Well I’m going to Honda route

Most every thread mentioning generators has a suggestion to keep it off the surface of the playa. Even if most of the air for the carburetor comes from vents on the side, these drain holes in the bottom (identified by zip ties) should make it clear one should keep the genny OFF THE PLAYA SURFACE. Ho...

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