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by Ratty
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?

Thanks Strata. I've been wondering if anyone that had used lags would tell us about it. I can picture it but...One year the top 6 inches in my camp was like reaching into a bag of flour. If the lags in the tubes failed the whole thing would move and then collapse. On the other hand I'm glad it worke...
by Ratty
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cordless hammer drill to drive rebar?
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: Cordless hammer drill to drive rebar?

Little Jack. Go to Golden State Lumber in Newark. (That's near you, right?) they will order lag screws in any size. Very cheap too. In fact they have 12" ones in the store. I just got my 16 " ones for $1.50 each.
by Ratty
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Building a temporary extension to a cargo trailer?
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Building a temporary extension to a cargo trailer?

Maybe im misunderstand you. In my minds eye you leave one door closed and put a panel in to replace only the open door. Or do you have your heart set on expanding the area?
by Ratty
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 479
Views: 19924

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

I miss wing windows.
by Ratty
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: laundry on the playa?
Replies: 81
Views: 7278

Re: laundry on the playa?

Single ply is important but has taken a back seat to WIPES.
by Ratty
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on this minivan shade structure idea....
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Thoughts on this minivan shade structure idea....

Using bungie cords lessens your chance of the tarp ripping. Your paint will suffer. It will be a huge pita to get in and out of the van.
by Ratty
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Acoustic insulation for generators
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Acoustic insulation for generators

we do parties out in the sand dunes
I bet there isn't a neighbors tent next to your genny. Please put it in the middle of your camp. NOT behind your motor home next to our shade structure. Thank you.
by Ratty
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on this minivan shade structure idea....
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Thoughts on this minivan shade structure idea....

A car rack can get ripped off of the roof if you attach a huge tarp to it. I would attach your foam blocks to it. You can run your ropes over the other side of the van and tie around your tires but the ropes will be in the way. It will be very noisy and may ruin the paint job on the van.
by Ratty
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tips on Traveling Light to Burning Man
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Tips on Traveling Light to Burning Man

Jay you might tell us which department you volunteered for. You've been burning since 2010. I bet you've run across some of us as a greeter, working in Ice, Center Camp cafe, DMV, emergency services, ranger, Gate. Do tell. I'm sure we know you.
by Ratty
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Everyday it's something. Today it's T-Shirt transfers for I don't know what.
by Ratty
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Unicorn Bike Transport
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Unicorn Bike Transport

What a beautiful bike piece. That plastic is Coroplast or sometimes called plasticore. It's most often glued but you can no doubt find 1,000 projects online to help you with construction.

Personally, I have some saved for a voodoo lounge event. I'm making low alters when the time comes.
by Ratty
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: Hello

Kathy, If you were thinking of flying your own plane into the BRC Airport, all the information you'll need is available on the BM site. It's a very busy private airport.
by Ratty
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: Wisconsin Wants to Know Where Our Burners Are!
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Wisconsin Wants to Know Where Our Burners Are!

Hi, you mentioned it being a sort of census. Have you contacted the Black Rock Census? It wouldn't hurt to ask them.
by Ratty
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Low Income Tickets
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Low Income Tickets

Try again after 10 noon.
by Ratty
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Low Income Tickets
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Low Income Tickets

Sent your proof of need. It wouldn't hurt to write a short essay about yourself. Only if there's something nice to say. Have you been in contact with any burners? Do you have plans to volunteer for a particular department? Etc...Send it in early. Later on they won't have as much time to read your 'Q...
by Ratty
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Is theft common?
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: Is theft common?

Liquor and cigarettes shouldn't be left unattended. Cell phones may be irresistible to a thief. We put everything away when we go out. At night we leave some lights on in our tents and shade. They're solar so might as well put em to good use. Mainly we don't have anything to steal.
by Ratty
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?

krly, The reason nobody answered this question when you wrote it on the other thread is...What the F-----? You would need lag screws 4 feet long. I suggest you find the posts that led you to this conclusion and ask those people directly. Then please come back here and share it with us. I want pictur...
by Ratty
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: Did you find my silver BIC lighter sleeve?
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Did you find my silver BIC lighter sleeve?

HMFS, I lost an expensive set of car keys Tuesday after the burn. When I spoke to the Lost & Found dept. They said...."Resto doesn't give us found objects". Good luck.
by Ratty
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2018 Ticket Information Is Out!
Replies: 17
Views: 1974

Re: 2018 Ticket Information Is Out!

Thanks Campmaster. I'm trying to wrap my head around those figures. Not a big jump in the amount of theme camps. Just larger camps. They really are squeezing the open camping area to the outskirts. The smallest placed camp is 50 by 50 feet. Looking at the map, there aren't many that small. Thanks ag...
by Ratty
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Set Alight
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Set Alight

Of course we want you to volunteer but time flies out there. You spend 2 days wandering around. 2 days trying to buckle down and figure it out. One day stuck in camp just because. Then it's burn night and time to party and cry about having to wait a whole year for another event. Go to the volunteer ...
by Ratty
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent

Leo, take the time to set up your tent, pin some nylon fabric over the vent and sew it in place on a sewing machine. Then cut off the extra fabric. You won't regret it. don't bother with glue or velcro. Been there....
by Ratty
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12491
Views: 476306

Re: The person below me

No resto for me but a week early is a great treat.

TPBM has BM dreams now and then.
by Ratty
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent

If you can get a look at it online or in person you can tell if it'll work. External poles or fiberglass poles with a place to attach ropes or straps. Peg it down securely and rope it on each side to rebar or lags. You'll be fine. Maybe. My tent is a few years old. I replaced the fiberglass rods whe...
by Ratty
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12491
Views: 476306

Re: The person below me

I've ridden on any art car I see when I'm wearing my See's candy uniform and have candy to hand out. It's not always a blessing. Sometimes you want to pee or go somewhere else. I prefer my bike.

TPBM Is planning for a regional event.
by Ratty
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Limitless! (Self-Love, Self-Awareness, & Healing/Growth)
Replies: 25
Views: 1824

Re: Limitless! (Self-Love, Self-Awareness, & Healing/Growth)

'She casted me in plaster while I sang her a tune'
by Ratty
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 770
Views: 48482

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

After traveling things in the mirror may appear larger than they are. I arrive a week early and seem to end up at D lots door half the time. Why don't the scanners at gate recognize the printed paper? I stretch, laugh, breathe in the dust and smile. What's 30 more minutes? Oh, and could you put some...
by Ratty
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best thing you ever saw
Replies: 15
Views: 690

Re: Best thing you ever saw

So hard to explain. there was an art project that projected light on the ground going in a circle. If you ran 'with' it you seemed to fly like the wind. 'Against' it you had to struggle as if up stream. My all time favorite interactive art. Picture a night with NO moon. Biking along in deep playa wi...
by Ratty
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: Hello

Kathy, Welcome to eplaya. The best way for a 'first timer' to help is locally, before the burn. Once you get there it's great to put in a shift for some department but honestly you'll be over whelmed. Like Doc said, meet with some local burners. Help with a project. Haul some stuff or even a person ...
by Ratty
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: When do PreSale $990 tickets sell out - 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: When do PreSale $990 tickets sell out - 2018

But last year it WAS good.
by Ratty
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 739
Views: 67932

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

A bucket of oily sand keeps your shovels sharp and clean. Only a little oil of your choice

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