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by FossaFerox
Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Lighting yourself-help!
Replies: 42
Views: 12622

Re: Lighting yourself-help!

I'm around. Who says I'm not around? I definitely didn't vanish for ten months to quit my job, move a thousand miles, quit again, and go back to personal training in my new town... That would just be silly. Anyway, I had mixed results. The silicone held up very well, the mix of black and clear "shap...
by FossaFerox
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Did you ever experience the nightly loneliness?
Replies: 32
Views: 3557

Re: Did you ever experience the nightly loneliness?

It hit me last year on burn night. My first burn I'd gone there with my partner and what felt like a tight knit group of friends. There was one night on Wednesday of my first burn where 11 of the 13 people in our camp stuck together until the sun came up, wandering as a group, dancing, making it bac...
by FossaFerox
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 75
Views: 8264

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 It definitely works better in fabrics that can shift and stretch like heavy duty canvas as compared with tarps which tend to be lexx able to flex and stretch. That said, Gorilla t...
by FossaFerox
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Stop posting so much
Replies: 6838
Views: 501185

Re: Stop posting so much

Is posting with impurity optional? I thought it was mandatory.
by FossaFerox
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 92453

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Those double headed tent stakes are surprisingly expensive, and since they aren't made of stainless I'm guessing they corrode over the course of the week limiting their lifespan? Some of our lag screws were in pretty bad shape when we pulled them out last year (thank you freak rain storm on day 1) b...
by FossaFerox
Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Virgin: So where do you camp?
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Virgin: So where do you camp?

It's helpful to have a general idea of what part of the city you want to end up in. I can tell you that if you turn left when you go through the gate it will be louder than if you turn right. For the most part the loud sound camps are along the 2 and 10 roads, but the ones that aren't (that I'm awar...
by FossaFerox
Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flattop shade design questions
Replies: 58
Views: 6563

Re: Flattop shade design questions

Twine? That sounds... precarious. Consider investing in some mule tape. They use it to haul cable through ducts and pipes and what not. The stuff is dirt cheap used and rated around 1,800 lbs typically. I wouldn't recommend reusing it year to year, though. With our overly anchored structure our mule...
by FossaFerox
Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17107
Views: 1392138

Re: Fuck!

Fuck.

A while back I posted something about "fuck cancer". Back then my friend was still fighting.

Her diagnosis came back today. 3-6 months. Tops.

Fuck me...
by FossaFerox
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flattop shade design questions
Replies: 58
Views: 6563

Re: Flattop shade design questions

I think it's easier to scale up an EMT structure than it is to lash the carports together though, isn't it? We have about 2,300 square feet of usable, fully shaded space under our EMT structure. Would that be possible with carports?
by FossaFerox
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Tips for coordinating camps long distance?
Replies: 14
Views: 1167

Tips for coordinating camps long distance?

This coming burn has me nervous. Two years ago, 10 of our 13 members were in Los Angeles. One long distance member was a local camper's sister and she was actually there for our meetings despite living in the bay area. The other two were good friends of a camp member, driving in from Utah, and were ...
by FossaFerox
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Scaffolding towers
Replies: 54
Views: 4545

Re: Scaffolding towers

If you use something that isn't wind permeable you're driving up the cost of your cables and anchors substantially. 1/4" cable won't be strong enough for canvas or tarp and your anchors are going to have to be insane...
by FossaFerox
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flattop shade design questions
Replies: 58
Views: 6563

Re: Flattop shade design questions

We use a setup like that (1" EMT with 90 deg. fittings, ball bungee anchors, silver tarps) with additional angled tarps to block the wind and help keep the whole thing anchored. Wind passes right over our structure. Only problem we had either year was with rain pooling, but that's an unusual problem...
by FossaFerox
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2015 Edition
Replies: 3862
Views: 135105

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

We need a couch! "Fuck yo couch" No, we really need a couch! *runs to basement storage, pulls out the old, (but still serviceable) : Couch of Carnal Knowledge. "haveaseat* Weeeeeeeeeeeee plonks down on couch. Teach me :twisted: http://i.imgur.com/GLkAgUi.png Oh wait, that's carn ivore knowledge. My...
by FossaFerox
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Scaffolding towers
Replies: 54
Views: 4545

Re: Scaffolding towers

It's hard to tell from this angle, but is the scaffolding along the rear edge of the structure? If so you're introducing a potential problem. The sum vector force created by the guy lines appears to be extremely uneven and the guy lines appear unable to resist the net effect of this uneven force as ...
by FossaFerox
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Burlap over a carport
Replies: 33
Views: 2420

Re: Burlap over a carport

We wound up having a burlap sign on the front of our hard lemonade stand. We put it up after the rain so no idea how horrible it would sag when wet, but it didn't moop at all. I beat the hell out of it in the back of the closed box truck before putting it into place just to be sure. The lumber we at...
by FossaFerox
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2015 Edition
Replies: 3862
Views: 135105

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

That's why we need to serve only alcohol, clearly. Permits? We don't need no stinkin' permits.
by FossaFerox
Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bad Behaviour on the Playa
Replies: 142
Views: 11562

Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

It's interesting to see all the outrage from the people who *aren't* actually staying later and doing all the work to clean up after everyone and restore the playa. Fortunately the playa restoration team (the ones who *are* doing the work and IMO the only people in a place to feel outrage about it)...
by FossaFerox
Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bad Behaviour on the Playa
Replies: 142
Views: 11562

Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Holy shit. Has any camp been singled out for shaming like this in the past? Though I'm inclined to say they deserve it. Major resto work is going to go into hauling out the top layer of playa from pretty much their entire camp site...
by FossaFerox
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Wandering alone at the Man.
Replies: 18
Views: 1850

Re: Wandering alone at the Man.

It's tough for me to pin down a straightforward answer. I tend to default to wandering off alone and while I definitely need some time solo, I enjoy it less. Last year my favourite night by a wide margin was when my whole camp went out together. But even that night I ended up solo as most of my camp...
by FossaFerox
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: any undercover run-ins?
Replies: 63
Views: 5597

Re: any undercover run-ins?

skippy3k wrote:
FossaFerox wrote:both reached to touch a small bulge under their costumes in unison, and both turned and left without a word.
:shock:
My immediate assumption was that they had a way to key in an "acknowledge" on their radios so they could respond to dispatch over the noise and without being as obvious.
by FossaFerox
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thanks to eplaya
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

Re: Thanks to eplaya

And that table bed is bullshit, let me tell you. I tried using it in the RV I drove to/from the event for another burner. I had an easier time sleeping in the passenger seat of the RV (driver side couldn't recline as far because of a bulkhead).
by FossaFerox
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: any undercover run-ins?
Replies: 63
Views: 5597

Re: any undercover run-ins?

If it wasn't an undercover cop, some guy took a really strange interest in me on both Friday night and Saturday night. Friday night he was at OT, not really dancing, hanging back very near the platform closest to the fork-lift swing. He had on a donkey-eared hat that conveniently obscured his actual...
by FossaFerox
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thanks to eplaya
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

Re: Thanks to eplaya

Invest in some guy lines. Looks like you got it right the first time. Guy lines are awesome for decapitation. If your anchoring is solid, no need for tie downs. I realize that for every day I've spent on the playa you probably have a full week on me (at least), but the structural engineer in me res...
by FossaFerox
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thanks to eplaya
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

Re: Thanks to eplaya

*snip* Anyway, next year I was thinking of just flying to Reno and renting a camper. Will I get banned for thinking that? :twisted: There is a container that goes from New Jersey for burners, but its about 4 hours from where I live (upstate) and I can't really think of any other way to do it.... Re...
by FossaFerox
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bad Behaviour on the Playa
Replies: 142
Views: 11562

Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

No no, Lucky, Roy has a point. Us chewing out people for asking questions that are answered in sticky posts (in the section of the forum they're posting in, no less) is WAY worse than someone pulling a gun on Bless. Worst behavior by far. We're basically war criminals. Also, I definitely didn't help...
by FossaFerox
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Lack of Art this Year
Replies: 43
Views: 4220

Re: Lack of Art this Year

Was last year a particularly art-rich year? That would explain my perception as it was my first burn and set the bar, so to speak. The art this year was great, there just felt like there wasn't as much of it.
by FossaFerox
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burning Man was better next year
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Burning Man was better next year

Next year I do all my own wiring for my costumes. I soldered in a break away connection on my vest's LEDs this year, and when it started to flicker with movement I thought I'd somehow fucked it up. Nope. Factory cold soldered a connection further up the line. I was able to track down soldering suppl...
by FossaFerox
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bad Behaviour on the Playa
Replies: 142
Views: 11562

Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

Holy shit, Bless. That's awful. I'm so sorry you and your camp had to deal with that.
by FossaFerox
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Countering blue flag abuse?
Replies: 94
Views: 6478

Re: Countering blue flag abuse?

all reserved spaces are clearly marked on the map you will receive at the gate. That's a nice thought, but not always the case. I've had space conflicts on two separate occasions with theme camps that were not shown on the map to be using the space they claimed was theirs. I've also wound up campin...
by FossaFerox
Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camping area size?
Replies: 13
Views: 2497

Re: Camping area size?

If it helps, the footprint on my shade structure is now 50'x60' with vehicle parking taking up another 50x10 in the back and our interactive stuff taking up 50x30 in the front.

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