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by PL_FL
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: 2016 Lost On-Playa
Topic: LOST: drum mallets
Replies: 0
Views: 620

LOST: drum mallets

They are 'similar' to this, with slightly smaller heads.
Lost on burn night, near Playa Info booth and the Luminferous flame in front of center camp.
They will have a hole in the base, with a twine/string loop.
by PL_FL
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey Hut Plan
Replies: 30
Views: 2885

Re: Monkey Hut Plan

FINAL RESULT! Monkey Hut for a Fly-In Overview: I had to plan for the possibility of two separate huts, because I wasn’t sure of the exact nature/size/orientation of the space someone was saving for us. So, I planned for a 10x13 and a 16x13, which as it turned out, became a single 26x13 hut, coveri...
by PL_FL
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 58
Views: 4485

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

Canoe wrote:Here's the map for 2016 using the 2016 BRC layout. Somewhat easier to locate your camp and its orientation.
Lat&long of Man from Google maps (40.7842516, -119.2007847).


THANKS! And yes, intuitively, 'just point your shady side a little south of due east' ... At least that's my plan :)
by PL_FL
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 719
Views: 63811

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Why not get two of the HF wrenches, keep the spare one in the box unopened, keep the receipt, and return the boxed tool within the 90 day return policy? Anyone use this? http://www.harborfreight.com/18-volt-14-in-cordless-variable-speed-hex-impact-driver-62421.html and if not, does HF have a cordle...
by PL_FL
Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey Hut Plan
Replies: 30
Views: 2885

Re: Monkey Hut Plan

I think I only used a single guyline at each opening to flatten the MH down a little. It didn't affect its ability to bend back and forth though. I'm not even sure if it was worth the tripping hazard it presented. Using two as in PL_FL's post above would prevent the MH from bending back and forth. ...
by PL_FL
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 719
Views: 63811

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I read through the 21 pages and may have missed it but was there a consensus on, when using these lags for guy wires, is it best to us 90 degree, straight, or inline?
by PL_FL
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey Hut Plan
Replies: 30
Views: 2885

Re: Monkey Hut Plan

I would avoid the 4 way pvc connectors. Just use a 1.25 inch sleeve to connect 2 10 foot, 1 inch pipes to form each rib. I have always run one spine along the top. It's just another section of 1 inch pvc. Two ten foot lengths with a 1 foot section of 1.25 connecting them, just like the ribs. I've u...
by PL_FL
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey Hut Plan
Replies: 30
Views: 2885

Re: Monkey Hut Plan

I used a spine thats bungied. The ribs have a little pad glued to the middle so to reduce the squeaking as the whole rig moves in the wind. Thats not necessary, just a little thing I dreamed up that probably won't make a difference. The brown duct tape are the stops for the 1 1/4" connecting s...
by PL_FL
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey Hut Plan
Replies: 30
Views: 2885

Re: Monkey Hut Plan

I don't use sleeves just x connectors. I do duct tape around the X where the rib fits in and use bungee cords along the top of the spine from section to section yes, I have seen one guy do that, basically holding the ribs together at the spine with bungees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmzkOlm11dg
by PL_FL
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey Hut Plan
Replies: 30
Views: 2885

Re: Monkey Hut Plan

I experimented with the X's and T's in a prototype. Don;t even go there. The lateral stress is way too much and they shattered. Using a multi segment spine is useless because you can't fully seat the cross tubes in the X. If you do a spine just make one out of 10 ft, 1 1/4" pvc lengths with a ...
by PL_FL
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey Hut Plan
Replies: 30
Views: 2885

Re: Monkey Hut Plan

http://www.chromatest.net/Lovemonkey/ The biggest problem with your plan is just using X connectors for the spine and ribs. The monkey hut plans very obviously DO NOT DO THIS. They show a secondary sleeve of larger PVC joining the rib pieces together. This is necessary. Do not change the plan. than...
by PL_FL
Tue May 31, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What I learned as a newbie.
Replies: 37
Views: 4237

Re: What I learned as a newbie.

BURNING MAN BEGINNERS GUIDE - THE OBSCURE STUFF #12 Bathing . Unless you have an RV, you can probably forget about having any type of shower you’d recognize as such from the default world. The big problem is capturing and disposing of grey water (runoff from the shower, dish washing, etc). Everyone...
by PL_FL
Sat May 28, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey Hut Plan
Replies: 30
Views: 2885

Re: Monkey Hut Plan

I was asking for opinion and experience. I've looked through dozens of threads here about monkey huts and took what I could use from them. These are the questions I have left after that.
by PL_FL
Fri May 27, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Leonardo Da Vinci Art Tickets
Replies: 24
Views: 3669

Re: Leonardo Da Vinci Art Tickets

I figure the 'funding' would be transferred to the new buyer.. no less money is raised, but I see your point..

I know she'll be email the ticketing folks, to make sure, but was just querying the assembled wisdom here.

thanks
by PL_FL
Fri May 27, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Leonardo Da Vinci Art Tickets
Replies: 24
Views: 3669

Re: Leonardo Da Vinci Art Tickets

A relative of mine purchased a DaVinci Ticket last month and now just purchased one regular ticket through STEP. ..But then I read that you can’t purchase a ticket through STEP if you’ve purchased one elsewhere... Is this an issue? Could it cause one of them to be voided? Also, If she wanted to sell...
by PL_FL
Fri May 27, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey Hut Plan
Replies: 30
Views: 2885

Monkey Hut Plan

Question on Monkey Hut construction. I’m a fly-in, so I’ll plan here, drop-ship some materials to Home Depot, and drive in from there. Been to BRC 3 times, but first-time building a hut. I’m planning on a modified lovemonkey hut, 20x20 (12x20 footprint if my math is right), with two tents underneath...
by PL_FL
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Express Lot - A theme camp for Burner Express travelers
Replies: 14
Views: 1079

Re: Express Lot - A theme camp for Burner Express travelers

Hi Joe,
Yeah, I did the same... It might be perfect for my situation too.
Cheers!
by PL_FL
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Burner Express day question
Replies: 21
Views: 1312

Re: Burner Express day question

Thanks fatchicken, yes, I think my friends are trying to upgrade to the 4-bags now... Would have been nice to have those logistics as part of the info up front. The 4-bag option would have been a no-brainer.

And yes trilobite, they've been very helpful with questions.

thanks,
by PL_FL
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Burner Express day question
Replies: 21
Views: 1312

Re: Burner Express day question

I’m trying to sort out conflicting/confusing info about the Burner Express… This isn’t my first visit to BRC. I am driving in with someone but my 3 friends are taking the express in, so I asked lots of questions. The people who answer via email are great, but the site/FAQ/info is not always clear. F...
by PL_FL
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Getting to BRC
Replies: 13
Views: 1024

Re: Getting to BRC

Thanks Canoe, I've been subscribed to JRS for over a year, and I totally get that it's last year's info but "will be posted in early Feb" doesn't help much, since it's like a month past that :) The express site does say 'check in mid-march' which is coming up, but I was hoping to get the b...
by PL_FL
Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Getting to BRC
Replies: 13
Views: 1024

Re: Getting to BRC

Thanks trilobyte, But there is this strangely disjointed Q&A on the burner-express FAQ page on burningman site, not sure what to make of it, since the answer doesn't really match the question very well.. http://www.burningman.com/preparation/travel_info/burner_express.html Q. When I make a reser...
by PL_FL
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Getting to BRC
Replies: 13
Views: 1024

Re: Getting to BRC

Regarding the burner express... Does anyone know for sure if they require some kind of ticket-confirmation/number when you "book" the seat? I know they need it when you board, of course. The problem is, if you're waiting for STEP or some other program, you'll be S.O.L. when the express sta...
by PL_FL
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Burner Express Bus Service To/From BRC
Replies: 82
Views: 14356

Re: Burner Express Bus Service To/From BRC

I was a virgin this year and spent WAY too much money on rental car… I really like the Burner Express idea, I’ll use them for sure. My only question is about a bike. I didn’t see any mention on their site or the BM site, but maybe I just missed it. How does a fly-in get a bike? I used Kiwanis Bike t...
by PL_FL
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Lost Humans
Topic: Looking for Ambient Drummer
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Looking for Ambient Drummer

Looking for a fellow ‘Ambient Drummer’ -- playa name was “Donut” (Doughnut?). He is a multi-year veteran burner / ambient-drummer, from the San Diego area I believe. I was in his group, supporting the fire dancers named “Fire Muse Circus” just prior to the man-burn. Also looking for another member o...
by PL_FL
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: finding someone
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: finding someone

Ahhh, didn't think of 'lost-human' but that's a good start, thanks!!!
by PL_FL
Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: finding someone
Replies: 2
Views: 609

finding someone

Sorry if I missed the existing feature or section, but a suggestion I’d make is to have (under ‘greeters station’ or ‘lost & found’ ?) a place where people can find each other. For example, I wanted to contact someone who was a fellow Ambient Drummer, playa-name “donut” (“doughnut?”) to give him...
by PL_FL
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2013
Replies: 157
Views: 5814

Re: Exodus 2013 - How was it?

For me, the pulsing sounded like a great idea, I was not sure about the implementation... It would have been glorious to be able to turn off the car and sleep an hour instead of 5-ish minutes.

Also, another 18k people last-minute didn't help. Where does it end? 100k? 250k? One Mill? Two Mill?
by PL_FL
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2013
Replies: 157
Views: 5814

Re: Exodus 2013 - How was it?

We left at 2am, after temple burn... 6 hours later, just after 8am, we hit the pavement, then got stuck in the Gerlach traffic, so another 2 hours. I don't know about the "pulsing" thing, but the longest I was able to stop and "sleep" was about 10 minutes. Most people I was aroun...
by PL_FL
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Last minute SUV / minivan rental
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Last minute SUV / minivan rental

Hmm, maybe, but it would have to be a crew-cab... too many people for a regular. Thanks!

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