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by Jared
Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: EZ Shelter; carport, rebar, ratchet web straps, silicone :)
Replies: 23
Views: 5678

Re: EZ Shelter; carport, rebar, ratchet web straps, silicone

How strong of ratchet straps do you need to hold down a caport? It seems like the standard breaking strengths are 900, 1500 and 3000 lbs.
by Jared
Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 98160

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Is a cordless drill going to be any help with these or does it need to be an impact driver?
by Jared
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Van Shade Structure Extending from Roof Rack
Replies: 6
Views: 3087

Re: Van Shade Structure Extending from Roof Rack

Thanks Figjam, I'll be back with some photos and measurements. I just wanted to float the idea first to see if there were any obvious problems I wasn't thinking of. mudpuppy000's idea of a cargo basket may be the simplest of all. I wasn't planning on needing the extra cargo space, but it could be co...
by Jared
Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Van Shade Structure Extending from Roof Rack
Replies: 6
Views: 3087

Van Shade Structure Extending from Roof Rack

I'm considering sleeping in a mini van this year. I have seen many reports of draping shade cloth on a van, building a free-standing structure around a van or using a roof rack as one side of a structure to shade a tent. But I'm thinking about building a structure on the roof rack that will support ...
by Jared
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Safety and Operational Procedures for mutV's ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2508

Re: Safety and Operational Procedures for mutV's ?

Wow, a MURS radio looks like a great investment - thanks for the link.

So just to clarify, you'd recommend spotters riding on the top of the bus looking over the sides rather than on a bike or something?
by Jared
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Safety and Operational Procedures for mutV's ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2508

Re: Safety and Operational Procedures for mutV's ?

Hey, I'm on Gano's team. The idea has been floated of having spotters who are on bike or foot off the bus to be able to "scout" for issues. Is that overkill or a great idea?
by Jared
Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wanted: 32 Yards Hexayurt Tape Shipped to Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 4183

Re: Wanted: 32 Yards Hexayurt Tape Shipped to Canada

Thanks for the tips guys, but I won't be bringing the H2 back this year. First, I tried shipping it wrapped in a tarp with no plywood on the sides (the ratio of plywood to actual structure would have been ludicrously high!) so it got fairly dinged up. It'd still work, but I'd have to ship it more ca...
by Jared
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wanted: 32 Yards Hexayurt Tape Shipped to Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 4183

Re: Wanted: 32 Yards Hexayurt Tape Shipped to Canada

White paint absorbs a lot more heat than the shiny foil. Why paint the shiny foil that reflects sunlight and heat away? I couldn't find the foil polyiso panels in my mid-sized Canadian town. Apparently they're not used very much as a building product outside the US. The only ones I could find were ...
by Jared
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wanted: 32 Yards Hexayurt Tape Shipped to Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 4183

Re: Wanted: 32 Yards Hexayurt Tape Shipped to Canada

Thanks for asking, Canoe. It worked fairly well. My write-up is here: http://www.appropedia.org/Hexayurt_H2
by Jared
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Propane-Powered Vehicles
Replies: 4
Views: 1407

Propane-Powered Vehicles

We're thinking about buying a propane-powered vehicle as an art car base. Any thoughts on that?
What's the closest propane fueling station to BRC when coming from the north?

(As discussed in this thread, there are propane fueling trucks available only for DPW.)
by Jared
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Vintage Canvas Tents on playa
Replies: 87
Views: 12757

Re: Vintage Canvas Tents on playa

Should probably look at canvas tents similar to what you want, online or at the library, use a similar weight, and heavily reinforce the seams and corners. You might be happier using canvas tarps on a conduit frame, though. Canvas tents are generally designed for a wider range of conditions than th...
by Jared
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Vintage Canvas Tents on playa
Replies: 87
Views: 12757

Re: Vintage Canvas Tents on playa

I'm thinking about making my own canvas tent for next year. What is the lightest fabric that would block dust? (ie: Can I use something more air-permeable than canvas?)
by Jared
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Rain Coat
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

Re: Rain Coat

The Bee wrote:Wool maintains its insulating properties when it's wet. That's how sheep stay warm in the rain. You'll be fine.
Yeah, but it smells like wet sheep. :) I suppose unlike on the West Coast, I don't have to worry about it drying the next day...
by Jared
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Rain Coat
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

Rain Coat

Should I be bringing a rain coat? My night coat is wool, so it doesn't react well to significant rain. What are the chances that it'll rain enough this year that I'd want a waterproof coat?
by Jared
Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 946571

Re: cooling your tent or van

I'm trying to build one of these to cool a 60 cubic foot structure. The problem is that I'm in Canada: we seem to suffer from a lack of small DC pumps and I don't want to wait for one to make it across the border. Would a small marine sump pump work? Example specs: Attwood Tsunami T500 : 360 GPH at ...
by Jared
Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wanted: 32 Yards Hexayurt Tape Shipped to Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 4183

Re: Wanted: 32 Yards Hexayurt Tape Shipped to Canada

Alright, thanks to Vinay and hexayurttape.com the tape is on its way!

Any thoughts on the material for the tarp floor? I'm thinking some sort of polyethylene, either sheet, tarp or Tyvek.
by Jared
Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Show us your cup (drinking)
Replies: 109
Views: 45165

Re: Show us your cup (drinking)

I know you want to keep dust off your water bag valve, but is dust on your cup's mouthpiece an issue? The Stanley 1913 One-Hand Vacuum Mug has a "grit guard":
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by Jared
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Underwear
Replies: 114
Views: 29948

Underwear

Any advice for underwear? Are some types of underwear better for the playa than others? Do you bring 1 or 2 pairs per day? Normally when hiking I wear polyester boxer-briefs with an anti-microbial treatment. Camping in the cold I wear polyester or wool long underwear. If I go commando all day I need...
by Jared
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: what kind of socks to wear?
Replies: 34
Views: 9314

Re: what kind of socks to wear?

The playa consists of alkalai dust that can eat holes through your skin. Washing your feet a couple of times a day and changing your socks afterwards makes a difference to some people. No reason that those socks have to be cheap. I think... Right, so the idea is to minimize the dust touching your s...
by Jared
Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: what kind of socks to wear?
Replies: 34
Views: 9314

Re: what kind of socks to wear?

I'm a BRC virgin but an experienced lightweight hiker (so I'm used to some hardship). Normally I would bring one or two pairs of good hiking socks for a week long hike but it sounds like almost everyone brings 14 pairs of shitty socks for a week at BRC. Is this wasteful glamping or is there somethin...
by Jared
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Separate Gear Tent
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: Separate Gear Tent

A second tent is not for everyone. Some folks might want it because they want their sleeping area uncrowded, or because they want an added layer of protection for their stuff from rain, or a (minor) dust buffer, or to keep a toolbox out of sight (unguarded tools may have a tendency to walk off) and...
by Jared
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 946571

Re: cooling your tent or van

I've seen a couple of people use a float-switch-controlled pump to fill a drip reservoir rather than continuously operating a small pump. I suspect this would have lower overall power consumption. Does anyone see any issues with it?
by Jared
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Evap Cooler: wicking fed in recent post?
Replies: 24
Views: 7489

Re: Evap Cooler: wicking fed in recent post?

Sorry about that bad link from my previous post folks. Here's a new one: https://plus.google.com/photos/102751044934696922119/albums/5763941754763177169?authkey=CPyCiLqahvqxKA I don't see the filter? Couldn't this be built exactly the same way as FIGJAM's swamp coolers but replace the plastic cooli...
by Jared
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Separate Gear Tent
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Separate Gear Tent

I occasionally hear people talk about having a separate gear tent to minimize dust in their sleeping area. Can someone explain to me the point of having a structure to store gear rather than just some plastic boxes exposed to the elements? It's not like I'm worried about someone seeing me changing. ...
by Jared
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wanted: 32 Yards Hexayurt Tape Shipped to Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 4183

Re: Wanted: 32 Yards Hexayurt Tape Shipped to Canada

Too complicated. It's two sheets, edges taped with 3" foil tape (moop, skin, breathing), taped/hinged along the top. Nylon strap (don't need tubular; 3" flat readily available), 8' for the sides plus the distance you want the bottoms to be apart (4' ?), plus 3" to 4" for overlap for sewing it into ...
by Jared
Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wanted: 32 Yards Hexayurt Tape Shipped to Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 4183

Re: Wanted: 32 Yards Hexayurt Tape Shipped to Canada

Great suggestions Canoe, thank you. I'll try talking to the suppliers one-on-one. I'm also trying to track down 3" tape domestically, because this design has less strain that a full hexayurt. r.e. the hexayurt design Mixed results reported with furnace filters. Don't leave it open all the time the s...
by Jared
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wanted: 32 Yards Hexayurt Tape Shipped to Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 4183

Wanted: 32 Yards Hexayurt Tape Shipped to Canada

I have an idea for a mini hexayurt that I'd like to build and bring down from in Victoria, BC, Canada. The design only needs 32 yards of 6" tape. The problem is that 6" bi-directional filament tape is very hard to get in Canada (findtape.com is the only supplier that explicitly ships to Canada, and ...
by Jared
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where to find thermax HD in British Columbia?
Replies: 17
Views: 4052

Re: Where to find thermax HD in British Columbia?

Hey Gusthefuss, where did you get the bidirectional filament tape from? I can't find anywhere with decent shipping prices to Canada...
by Jared
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Drop the purchase limit on March sale to 2 per
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: Drop the purchase limit on March sale to 2 per

I think they should consider using random selection on those 10,000 tickets as well.
by Jared
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What's Wrong With Scalpers?
Replies: 24
Views: 1212

Re: What's Wrong With Scalpers?

Scalpers are engaged in luck arbitrage. A scalper has more luck than you, so they sell that luck for a profit. That is not creating value, it's deadweight loss from market failure. The economically rational way to deal with scalpers is to sell the tickets on an open market in the first place so that...

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