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by DoctorIknow
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Black Rock City: No Politics Zone
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: Black Rock City: No Politics Zone

The most fun participatory political art I ever saw was at my first burn in '98. The only reference I googlefound was this one: Bill Clinton's effigy was made into a 'presidential lotion dispenser', with an erect model penis the vessel of delivery. Ah, well, he brought all that on himself. http://ww...
by DoctorIknow
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Recommended tent fan
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Recommended tent fan

Maybe you could order online at WalMart, and pick it up at the Fernley, NV store, right on I-80 before the turn west for 447. Check and see how long they keep pickup items. Many choices, but I've used the 10" O2 fan for years . Uses 8 "D" batteries, adjusts to angles very well. https:...
by DoctorIknow
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Alumicloth - Verdict?
Replies: 28
Views: 2366

Re: Alumicloth - Verdict?

Shark-Bite clip-on grommets work really well with aluminet and can be repositioned as needed. The Shark Clips brand grippers are great, but there is a cheaper version I've used on aluminet for years. These below have been discussed a lot in similar threads to this one, and they are 1/3 the price of...
by DoctorIknow
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Alumicloth - Verdict?
Replies: 28
Views: 2366

Re: Alumicloth - Verdict?

I've never used or sewn Aluminet. I may have some this year. I picture sewing a stretchy fabric on the edges. Finding the right combo of fabric edging and aluminet to be sewn together is a TRIP....I had two sewing machines break, and a sailmaker I had to use as all other options were gone, insisted...
by DoctorIknow
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 747
Views: 71426

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I see mule tape used on this thread, but I am not by any means a knot expert. I don't want to leave to chance (or lack of knowledge) the ability to safely secure my big ass shade. Chain is great but takes a hella lotta time, tools, and money Mule tape is stronger than some of the chain that can fit...
by DoctorIknow
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 747
Views: 71426

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Questions: I've been told I need "foot pads." The Black Rock Hardware posts were designed to not need foot pads. However, even if the head of the lag screw can fit into the pipe, you would lose the holding power of a 16" lag screw as about 5" of it would be above ground. Therefo...
by DoctorIknow
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Alumicloth - Verdict?
Replies: 28
Views: 2366

Re: Alumicloth - Verdict?

.... (I just don't have the sewing machine capabilities to sew on that much tape on the sides for my 24 by 24 foot pieces.). .... A lot of discussion on pre-made taped and grommeted aluminet vs. bulk aluminet (huge difference in price) is in an old thread. https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.ph...
by DoctorIknow
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 479
Views: 20625

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

The goddamm dinners should still be done that way. I mean, without a clutch, the left foot is totally ignored for its potential to control the vessel, whereas we have to learn the 100 things our hands can do on the steering wheel and column and learn to take our eyes off the road and hand off the w...
by DoctorIknow
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 479
Views: 20625

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

The goddamm dinners should still be done that way. I had a BMW L6. The headlights were fine, but wouldn't go to high beams....I thought it must be that stupid steering wheel shaft toggle arm, obviously needing a relay as no way for that kind of power to be switched with a flick of a finger. The pro...
by DoctorIknow
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Hybrid cars on the playa??
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Hybrid cars on the playa??

You may have a key that costs $200 to replace or have a copy made. HOWEVER, you can probably have a copy made without the chip, and it will open the door mechanically. (ahh, the good old days) Get two copies made, keep your real key in the car, never take it out. Put one key in a baggie and put it u...
by DoctorIknow
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent

don't bother with glue or velcro. Been there.... There is a Velco product, "Fusion," in fabric stores, amazon,,,,, they change the name around depending on the vendor...just look for the brand name Velcro and "heat" to be on the same packaging. You iron it on. I've sealed my ten...
by DoctorIknow
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent

She sets it up between the shade structure and a vehicle. BINGO! If you are absolutely sure you can get two cars, or better yet, vans, on both sides of the tent, you got it made. Toss a tarp over the vans, tie the tarp lines (get 100' roll of paracord) to the wheels of the vans, and you have an A-1...
by DoctorIknow
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent

Any thoughts? Hard to know. Coleman has made some great playa tents, I've used one Coleman model (which I won't name as the newest version is insanely bad for the playa) for 17 burns. HOWEVER, the poles were steel and strong. The poles in the model you mention, especially the upper ones, look like ...
by DoctorIknow
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 747
Views: 71426

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

My hardware store just ordered me 25 of the 16 by ½. They are $1.39 + tax. I thought that was a great price. Still waiting for my pickup order. I've tried ordering from various local suppliers (Sacramento) and checked out all recommendations in this thread, and never have I seen prices this low. Th...
by DoctorIknow
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 747
Views: 71426

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I went to 1/2" not because of the 18" length, (which of course is very nice) but because the 14" x 3/8" would bend very VERY easily...shockingly so. I only use the 14" for all those tie downs on my 13x8 tent BETWEEN the four corners, which have 18" lags. I used to use 1...
by DoctorIknow
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what are you listening to?
Replies: 2417
Views: 204205

Re: what are you listening to?

I still haven't heard this one at Thunder Dome...

by DoctorIknow
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?
Replies: 27
Views: 1933

Re: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?

The Cap’n just brought a fucking tear to my eye. I was just talking about how I’d of liked to be around during the hay-bale days.. I'd never heard earlier days called the "hay-bale days", and I don't consider 1998 (my first year) as the old days, but there were indeed hay bales. and I mig...
by DoctorIknow
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 649
Views: 45468

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

These are tangible and real. That's my take away from the good Doctor. I have met the Doc, been to his house, enjoyed his amazing Barbie Death Camp. I believe he said he is an investment banker, or stock broker, or portfolio manager...something like that. He paints a rosy picture of economic and so...
by DoctorIknow
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 747
Views: 71426

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Thank you FIGJAM and others for your contributions here. Over the past couple of years I've been using the information you've provided to improve our situation at the camp and I've never once been disappointed. I wanted to see if anyone had experience erecting wooden 4x4s using a Simpson Strong E-Z...
by DoctorIknow
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 747
Views: 71426

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

BUMP: For those new to lag screws and curious, read the entire 24 pages. Last July 11, I posted herein that I was going to try mule tape instead of chain links. This is the typical 3 link chain and lag combo: 3 links on lag.JPG I wanted to try mule tape...just a short length of it, a square knot, an...
by DoctorIknow
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 479
Views: 20625

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

My job was to adjust the rabbit ears.
I took it very seriously and would tweak them for minutes.
by DoctorIknow
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 479
Views: 20625

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

My Dad made me wipe down the car with a Kozak cloth. They still are around. It's great for light dust, and that's it All the dust/dirt stays in the cloth, which can't be washed. It would last about 30 to 50 "dry" cleanings. It had a unique chemical smell that I could still identify in a bl...
by DoctorIknow
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: New and Improved 2017 Black Rock City Census
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: New and Improved 2017 Black Rock City Census

Token wrote:The Census team and brass really need to split up the event relevant part from the various science projects.

It’s kind of lame to bundle them together.


I'm glad in the above posts they said it's OK to skip stuff.....I had to quit when I felt like I was in a therapists office.
by DoctorIknow
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: eBikes and Burners who Ride them
Replies: 61
Views: 5489

Re: eBikes and Burners who Ride them

There is no question on my mind, that those bikes will be cracked down on hard this coming year. They were zooming and zipping in every direction. My guess is there will be a ban on them. It's always been kinda cool to see the LEO's doing 80mph out beyond the trash fence...they must love it and the...
by DoctorIknow
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 38
Views: 2795

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

* "The Foot in the Door" manipulation technique. When you ask someone for a little something and receive it successfully (and positively reinforce it), you're more likely to receive a future favor from that person, because A) the favor-giver now sees you as Officially Deserving (they don'...
by DoctorIknow
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....
Replies: 16
Views: 1511

Re: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....

Thanks, Elliot. These are great and reminded me I've got to get my stories from TTITD down in some format. The stories are not just stories,,,,they changed my life.
by DoctorIknow
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: laundry on the playa?
Replies: 84
Views: 8609

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: 747
Views: 71426

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: 11
Views: 1865

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: 1017

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...

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