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by MacGlenver
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Check and Confirm your Vehicle Rental Reservations!
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Re: Check and Confirm your Vehicle Rental Reservations!

A post-burn update on how this turned out: 1) Because of the uncertainty in our bookings, we reserved a 26 foot U-haul truck from "The Rental Place" in Sonoma, CA using U-haul's website (Sonoma was the closest site with availability). We did this on Aug 1 (~3 weeks before pickup), and it e...
by MacGlenver
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Check and Confirm your Vehicle Rental Reservations!
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Check and Confirm your Vehicle Rental Reservations!

We just called u-haul to check on our reservation (which we made in September 2016) and were informed of a policy change. In the past, you could only select "24 hours" for the reservation length online. When you spoke to them on the phone they'd tell you to just select that and you'd keep ...
by MacGlenver
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Box truck versus a ShiftPod+Monkey Hut
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Re: Box truck versus a ShiftPod+Monkey Hut

My sense is that Shift pod + monkey hut will be much cooler. Better airflow and you'll have shade over your actual sleeping quarters rather than directly hitting the box truck. Monkey hut can double as a hangout spot if it's big enough. Dustiness is probably fairly equal. I'd put a carpet in the flo...
by MacGlenver
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3003
Views: 328928

Re: Rest In Peace

Thank you, Ratty. <3 RIP to so many wonderful people.
by MacGlenver
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Nevada legalizes recreational marijuana
Replies: 29
Views: 3398

Nevada legalizes recreational marijuana

Now that Nevada has legalized recreational marijuana, what effect might we expect on drug-dog searches from non-federal law enforcement? Clearly this doesn't affect federal law enforcement, but my impression was that most of the dog activity was from local enforcement. I know that in the past, polic...
by MacGlenver
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The 10 Symbols of Burning Man
Replies: 36
Views: 3560

Re: The 10 Symbols of Burning Man

Yah - static form is good. Really nice :)
by MacGlenver
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 75
Views: 6714

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

Yeah as it turned out the windward side wasn't an issue, it was the far end. Middle just caught a lot of wind and made a sail that was tough to hold. Once flat it was perfect.
by MacGlenver
Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 75
Views: 6714

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

Update post burn. Emt rocks. 20x20 tarps were totally fine. The cross straps over the top pretty much didn't help at all except when we were putting the tarp on and the wind picked up, but once the tarp was attached the cross straps had little ability to do anything because of the long distance. I t...
by MacGlenver
Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 716
Views: 58094

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I tried to do test build last weekend and it was a partial failure because the ground we built on would not hold the screws. They went in with an impact driver, but if often wouldnt even have to switch to "impact mode", it just screwed them in, indicating the ground was super weak. Some f...
by MacGlenver
Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 716
Views: 58094

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

was testing my lag screws last night and just want to confirm my experience. Ground was pretty loose dirt. some lags went all the way down, others stopped about an inch shy. This was due to me using a deep socket and not putting anymore downward force on the screw. This should not be a problem on t...
by MacGlenver
Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Getting off playa early
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: Getting off playa early

Posted this in another Wednesday departure thread, but I figure I should post it here too in case you're interested :) My very good friend actually has to leave the playa on Wednesday also (ugh!), attempting to get back to SF to fly out for a wedding. I wonder if getting the two of you together coul...
by MacGlenver
Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: 2015 Share Resources
Topic: Rideshare from BRC to Reno on Wednesday 9/2. How?
Replies: 13
Views: 901

Re: Going to Reno on Wednesday. How?

My very good friend actually has to leave the playa on Wednesday also (ugh!), attempting to get back to SF to fly out for a wedding. I wonder if getting the two of you together could somehow open other options? One rents a car in Reno, drive to BRC, you drive to Reno together on Wednesday, drop the ...
by MacGlenver
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Anybody successfully rent a truck from Reno in 2013-4?
Replies: 16
Views: 1221

Re: Anybody successfully rent a truck from Reno in 2013-4?

PPPS - I've decided I'm in favor of this. Let uhaul prove me wrong... but good for them.
by MacGlenver
Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Anybody successfully rent a truck from Reno in 2013-4?
Replies: 16
Views: 1221

Re: Anybody successfully rent a truck from Reno in 2013-4?

And then there was this: http://www.uhaul.com/Burningman/ http://www.uhaul.com/Images/BurningMan/burning-man-bg.png PS -- not trying to advertise... but uhaul has a site dedicated to b-man... with instructions of how to cover logos for the burn.... what parallel universe am in? PPS -- they sell a lo...
by MacGlenver
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 75
Views: 6714

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

This is what he's talking about: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/7f/2e/2c/7f2e2c696202c607d097a8eb84a2901a.jpg Yep -- that's the ticket. Thanks! I think I'm just gonna have to invent a term: strangled ball anchor . You heard it here first. As for the wind & rain issues wiht 20x20... y...
by MacGlenver
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 75
Views: 6714

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

I've found that putting in grommets is a pain in the ass, and is weaker than using the wrapped bungee ball method. I did grommets in some cheap canvas and they tore out like crazy. Tarp will probably fare better, but I don't think it's worth the effort. If you do go with grommets, get good quality s...
by MacGlenver
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 75
Views: 6714

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

Any further opinions on this? So far Trilo has said 20x20 is no big deal (just chill when it starts ballooning), and cross strapping over the tarp seems like a good safety measure. Any words of caution, or do you think its sufficient?
by MacGlenver
Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Anybody successfully rent a truck from Reno in 2013-4?
Replies: 16
Views: 1221

Re: Anybody successfully rent a truck from Reno in 2013-4?

Any experiences in SF? Last year we got royally screwed by various local Budget truck locations (initially one in East Bay). Basically the day we were supposed to pick up the truck, i got a call saying "we're gonna try to find you a truck if we can". What it turned out to be (though the gu...
by MacGlenver
Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 75
Views: 6714

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

On mine 20×20 flat shade structure, I use 1 20x20 heavy duty silver tarp. To help prevent ballooning, I use ratchet straps over the top, making a cross acrossed the tarp. Last year during the rain storm, I used my shovel handle to lift up on the tarp to remove the pooled water, it was sagging prett...
by MacGlenver
Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 75
Views: 6714

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

I put a 2 link chain on the lag screw and run rope through it and over the top poles and then cinch it tight with a trucker's knot. That keeps everything firm to the ground. This is exactly what I was thinking/hoping to do. This will be stronger than a footpad/set screw by far. Thanks for validatin...
by MacGlenver
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 75
Views: 6714

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

Trilo -- any opinion on the feedback above? Sounds like a 20x20 tarp is no biggie for you, but do you get the billowing effect like was mentioned above? Is that where you say "just chill and wait for wind to die"? Also, any thoughts on whether one should do a grid of 10x10 EMT even if thei...
by MacGlenver
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 75
Views: 6714

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

:) Thx man. Old Gregg -- *sheds tear*. The camp decided to change the theme this year! We are now Dr. Placebo's Snake Oil Emporium. At least we didnt go with Cat camp, which was the early suggestion *shoots self*. Actually think this will be a decent theme tho, thankfully. As for cutting tarps, yeah...
by MacGlenver
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 75
Views: 6714

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

Realized that the guys that sell EMT shade structures conveniently put a parts list. Nice. http://wpstore.formandreform.com/products/shade-structure-36-x-20-base-kit-early-burn/
by MacGlenver
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 75
Views: 6714

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

Yeah, good call. If that happens, I think we'll have some spare EMT from our other shade (see below) and if we need more height we can just stick something under them (like a person's head or a cooler or something). We're also planning to do some 30x30 aluminet with vertical supports & spreaders...
by MacGlenver
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 75
Views: 6714

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

Trilobyte -- that's a 20x20 flat EMT shade structure? Hmmm -- nice. We're going EMT for the first time this year and have several 20x20 tarps that we were considering cutting down to 10x10 for wind load protection. Sounds like this is unnecessary... that will save us a ton of work (both in setup, co...
by MacGlenver
Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Questioning the "Spine" of monkey huts - I dont understand
Replies: 52
Views: 3076

Re: Questioning the "Spine" of monkey huts - I dont underst

I used clove hitches which a. are adjustable once tied to make sure everything is tight and b. can be tied in line so you don't need to pull 40 feet of rope through each knot. :o Clove hitches... omfg why didn't I think of that. I've never had a good use for them until now... I hate the knots I hav...
by MacGlenver
Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Questioning the "Spine" of monkey huts - I dont understand
Replies: 52
Views: 3076

Re: Questioning the "Spine" of monkey huts - I dont underst

I do a 20x30 monkey hut with a 30x30 tarp for the cover (1” schedule 40 electrical conduit PVC with bell connector ends). I’ve brought it the last 3 years. I string two strips of rope/nylon webbing down the center (spaced 2 feet on either side of center). The ropes on either end guy out to a center ...
by MacGlenver
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Lost Humans
Topic: Lost: 1st-yr. Blk Rock Ranger (New Jersey Patent Lawyer)
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Lost: 1st-yr. Blk Rock Ranger (New Jersey Patent Lawyer)

You could also contact the Rangers and have one of them send your message out to the Ranger all call distribution list.
by MacGlenver
Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Drones as art
Replies: 13
Views: 902

Re: Drones as art

Joeln wrote:... I bet the borg...


How am I just realizing that the bmorg can be abbreviated to The Borg (ala Star Trek if anyone is as dense as iI was). I don't tend to equate the two, but I'm sure there are plentyof cynics that would :-)
by MacGlenver
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Lost Humans
Topic: Sam...lifesaver @ the JOTS
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Sam...lifesaver @ the JOTS

<3 So glad to hear he is doing well. I hope you find Sam.

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