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by DoctorIknow
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: laundry on the playa?
Replies: 60
Views: 4519

Re: laundry on the playa?

Socks: THREE pairs times the number of days. Very cheap in bulk. By far the easiest way to attempt to prevent playafoot. I have one of those expensive SPF long sleeve shirts that is the greatest for camp work. It's still in good shape after 6 burns. I usually wash it with Bonners around Wednesday as...
by DoctorIknow
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 711
Views: 52768

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Papa Bear wrote:What on earth do you drive that with?


Beautiful job. Congrads!

I think the Makita driver was them playing with us... :D
by DoctorIknow
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: 3/8"x14" lag screws for good price
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: 3/8"x14" lag screws for good price

Good find...(much cheaper including shipping than what's on amazon now.
by DoctorIknow
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tent - opinion
Replies: 13
Views: 580

Re: Tent - opinion

But I am more concerned with heat as it has no windows.. The real key to lower tent heat is functional shade. But, back to the open/closed window discussion: Even though one would think open windows in a tent will lessen the heat, the process to open and close them, most likely disturbing the playa...
by DoctorIknow
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tent - opinion
Replies: 13
Views: 580

Re: Tent - opinion

If "she" is the poster NewbieAna, her tent at $150 USD is hardly rolling out a sleeping bag. (to compare, the Trek tent above is $200)

This is the tent she put a link to:

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by DoctorIknow
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tent - opinion
Replies: 13
Views: 580

Re: Tent - opinion

If you are buying a tent, do a long hard search to find one where there is no mesh on the ceiling, and all windows can be sealed off from the inside. (don't open them until you are home. If you want fresh air, open the door. Reason being, playa will accumulate in the closed windows...you open them a...
by DoctorIknow
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Functional Desert Wear from Thrift Shops
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Re: Functional Desert Wear from Thrift Shops

I will be participating in a work role that will involve long days and being all over the playa. Clothes as said above. But "long days" and "all over the playa" spells "how to not load yourself down with stuff to make it thru the day without worrying about white outs."...
by DoctorIknow
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: 24' V3 Dome Help Requested
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: 24' V3 Dome Help Requested

The canopy is sort of a major detail to leave until AFTER you've made the skeleton, but you're not the first. Here's how I did mine: https://www.instructables.com/id/24-Foot-3V-Geodesic-EMT-Dome/ This "instructable" is the best overview I've seen for burners making their first dome. There...
by DoctorIknow
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: 24' V3 Dome Help Requested
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: 24' V3 Dome Help Requested

Cover over spars?
Cover under spars?
Is spars the right terminology?

Whole lotta stuff in eplaya

try this in Google or their wannabe competition :

site:eplaya.burningman.org dome cover

Over 500 entries found in the search above....have fun!
by DoctorIknow
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 711
Views: 52768

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

FIGJAM: I have been very happy with "the system" : -----lag screws both 18" and 14" -----mule tape -----impact wrench -----two impact sockets -----3 link chain pieces -----washers (only needed when the hex head is just a tiny bit bigger than the opening in the chain) but, when I ...
by DoctorIknow
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Belt Bikes
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Belt Bikes

In production by many now:

belts.JPG
by DoctorIknow
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Helicopter Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 771

Re: Helicopter Insurance

One won't feel overinsured once they get a bill for a heli ride... My suggestion to anyone buying a product from any company such as what's being spoken of here, is to not just fill out a web form and pay, but to call them up and ask if they send by mail or email the details of the plan and a receip...
by DoctorIknow
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Helicopter Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 771

Re: Helicopter Insurance

Last year, the notice of the company with the medical evacuation aircraft on the playa came in the July 8, 2017 edition of Jack Rabbit Speaks. I think you typoed the year, but nonetheless, I've used whatever company Jack Rabbit pushes for two years ("they're Burners!"...yeah, just like th...
by DoctorIknow
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Karma Love Camp Accepting Members
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: Karma Love Camp Accepting Members

Love the turtle graphic on the homepage!
Great site, too.
by DoctorIknow
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Raw shade cloth
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Raw shade cloth

The best cleaning of most everything but bikes is a leaf blower if the next usage of the shade will be the playa.
I powerwash mine as I'm storing them at a friends house and don't want them to smell playa all year, but that's the only reason to take all that time to wash and dry.
by DoctorIknow
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Raw shade cloth
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Raw shade cloth

Depending on the quality of the grommets (super sharp interior edges that can cut thru stuff) it should be no problem going thru three layers. I have sometimes used small squares of a vinyl type cloth on both sides of the shade cloth as it seems to me (I never did a stress test) the addition of soli...
by DoctorIknow
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Raw shade cloth
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Raw shade cloth

In my opinion, and experience for many burns working with bulk aluminet and bulk shade cloth, there is no need to tape the edges, or have grommets. Yes, the "tape" may theoretically spread the tension along the entire edge, but I've seen corner fail on taped edges, so does it really help? ...
by DoctorIknow
Tue May 30, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!
Replies: 193
Views: 17449

Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

maladroit wrote:The official process for removing bikes left in your camp is to wheel them over to the nearest porta-potty bank at the end of the burn and leave them there.


"Official" ??????

Link?
by DoctorIknow
Fri May 26, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!
Replies: 193
Views: 17449

Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

For years I've been using the "4 letter" cable locks. I found them better than having a key around my neck. I've been lucky to not have my bike stolen! There must be 100 videos on youtube about how to open that type of lock in 30 seconds. But, there seems to be a Master lock that makes it ...
by DoctorIknow
Wed May 17, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Re: My favorite video (today) thread
Replies: 140
Views: 8792

Re: My favorite video (today) thread

The Fugs were THE crossover from Beat into Hippie into Punk.
Very political.

Check out the smiles he got from this performance piece.

by DoctorIknow
Mon May 15, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat roof tarp shelter, advice needed.
Replies: 19
Views: 1375

Re: Flat roof tarp shelter, advice needed.

ShadeKing certainly has it all, but it may be worth it to you to consider BlackRockHardware. I just checked the site, and they have not yet sold out, which always happens at some point. Of big importance in choosing BRHardware is that you must pick up the Shade Kit in Oakland. I believe what makes B...
by DoctorIknow
Thu May 11, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Is there an Agenda?
Replies: 31
Views: 1838

Re: Is there an Agenda?

...While it's good to have a planned destination when you head out for the day, in reality, you'll likely never make it to any of them.... And then when you do make it to "any of them," there is historic precedence that it is delayed, canceled, moved to another location, or already happen...
by DoctorIknow
Tue May 09, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4144
Views: 165691

Re: PAGE TWO

antio wrote: It's not like others were born to serve you...


THAT statement should be one one of those signs that few read (because they are not driving the speed limit and some editions of that signage are incomprehensible poetry) on the entry road.
by DoctorIknow
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: An experience with these style stakes?
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: An experience with these style stakes?

I've seen them used, never that short, and always with a very slow turning specialized tool that slips over the top. Doing them with a long bar could be possible until you get close to the ground, as of course you should put them in at an angle. And, they are short and need to go all the way in, may...
by DoctorIknow
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 36597

Re: The Car Thread

This one was purchased sort'a as an accessory to the previous purchase of a 1955 Grumman Albatross amphibious aircraft. Well... the front 15 feet of the aircraft -- which will replace the front 15 feet of the school bus. The dimensions are remarkably close, and I have a big enough hammer to make th...
by DoctorIknow
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Anyone else going crazy?..
Replies: 38
Views: 1584

Re: Anyone else going crazy?..

Stressing about it won't help, though. It's like trying to keep the plane in the sky by gripping the armrest super hard and gritting your teeth. If the plane's going to crash, it's going to happen with or without your input. Same with getting tickets. All over the world you will see people waiting ...
by DoctorIknow
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 403
Views: 22841

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

by DoctorIknow
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: New Tent Question
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: New Tent Question

For at least 5 years, my Velro has stayed FUSED onto the tent nylon. (Note, it is not glued!) It is Velco Fusion, and it seems they have changed the name to Velcro Iron-On, but it is the same product. Follow the instructions very carefully. Steam iron, hottest heat of iron, protective dishcloth type...
by DoctorIknow
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Guidelines to orient my camp?
Replies: 29
Views: 1788

Re: Guidelines to orient my camp?

Using vehicles for a wind break makes sense, but only works if I can anticipate the winds, and park based on that. For sure having a wind break from a vehicle to mitigate being battered with less than full frontal is where I start my structure placement idea. To have a wind break AND to orient your...
by DoctorIknow
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: End of radical self sufficiency - shift to radical community
Replies: 80
Views: 4202

Re: End of radical self sufficiency - shift to radical community

I noticed maybe 5 years ago, while sitting with binoculars on a tower on 4:30 plaza during the Sunday gate opening, that there were what seemed like thousands of camps 100% set up. This was far different than a few years before that when what seemed like a majority of theme camps were still setting ...

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