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by captain mcguiver
Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: lighthouse in the deep playa?
Replies: 15
Views: 3740

Re: lighthouse in the deep playa?

I've forwarded this thread to the artist(s). You can also PM me if you have any questions. It was from my camp. Glad you enjoyed it!
by captain mcguiver
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 837416

Where does the heat go?

So on Esplanade around 4:30 they had an ask a physicist booth. Of course I waited my turn and brought up the subject of swamp coolers and the ol' "where does the heat go?" question we couldn't get straight at cooler con. Anyway, after about 20 minutes all I got out of the conversation was ...
by captain mcguiver
Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 837416

Re: cooling your tent or van

Nice meeting you Kent. Yes, your Yurt felt extremely cool and was pretty dust free. In my box truck I could run my finger across a surface and not find playa dust, up till about Thursday when my feet dragged most of it in. I can say I was the cleanest I have been in 10 years of BM. Pretty amazed at ...
by captain mcguiver
Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2012 Experiences with Police
Replies: 272
Views: 35965

Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

It would be helpful to merge the 2012 LEO threads http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=61372 and this one http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=61360, from MacGlenver and Captain Mcguiver. What's with that? It's funny that both of us "Macguivers" started L...
by captain mcguiver
Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Feathers?
Replies: 88
Views: 14537

Re: Feathers?

Yes. Feathers. We pulled off any feather type thing from whatever we brought. Some chinese blinky things included some badly glued on little feathers that were moop IRL let alone the Playa, so we canned those before we came out. Funny, some of our campmates brought tons of feathers. Odd. I mean, the...
by captain mcguiver
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: EXODUS, when did u leave. How long did it take 2 the road?
Replies: 39
Views: 6006

Re: EXODUS, when did u leave. How long did it take 2 the roa

We went to the temple burn, and then finished the last bit of packing (1 hour?) and hit the line. We already hit traffic at the end of our block trying to get to the outer road. A few people ignored the intersection sign asking for people to head to the outer ring, but for the most part the inner ro...
by captain mcguiver
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2012 Experiences with Police
Replies: 272
Views: 35965

2012 Experiences with Police

Please post any incidents you may have witnesses regarding law enforcement at BM2012. I came home one night to find a bunch of Law enforcement ripping my neighbors camp apart in the middle of the night. I observed four UNMARKED SUV's filled with surveillance /radio equipment across the street, and a...
by captain mcguiver
Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 837416

Re: cooling your tent or van

Great seeing those of you who showed up to CoolerCon 2012! My Swamp Cooler worked almost perfect. The only thing wrong was it let me sleep TOO much! The interior of my truck was so cool, I didn't even have to install the reflectix on the roof. Whenever I felt hot, I just turned on the cooler. Having...
by captain mcguiver
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water thread
Replies: 13
Views: 6411

Re: Water thread

I should note idgaf about bathing, I've gone weeks without a shower and I manage to keep a good smell somehow.. ...That's what YOU think. :) I'm bringing a 55 gallon barrel for me and my GF. Granted, I have a swamp cooler as well. All I know is every year I bring back or donate half my water. I hea...
by captain mcguiver
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sun path for BRC 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 4429

Re: Sun path for BRC 2012

Who wants a Laminated Sun/wind path map? Let me know where you are camped! I'll try and be at the Cooler Convention as well.
by captain mcguiver
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 837416

Re: cooling your tent or van

The easiest way to compensate for the angle on your container is to stick some foam rubber around where you want to seal it to the wall. The foam will give enough for you to just push the cooler against the hole in the wall for a good seal. I'm thinking this and a combination of using that spray fo...
by captain mcguiver
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Climate Prediction Center
Replies: 626
Views: 41931

Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

From a friend on the ground: "Definitely more dust today and more smoke. Some of us have started calling it smust. Somehow that feels kinda smutty and fun. You can really smell and see the smoke from the fire so plan ahead if you have issues with smoke. On the other hand, it makes the moon look...
by captain mcguiver
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 837416

Re: cooling your tent or van

Cool bin, where did you pick that up?
by captain mcguiver
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 837416

Re: cooling your tent or van

Make sure you bring your: http://i48.tinypic.com/2q3nntk.jpg But seriously, what is the "fresh air" cube in these things? Saw one in the Home dumpo off in the wastelands and couldn't tell what it was. Didn't say on the package, only that it was Hecho en Mexico. Some sort of mineral? Baking...
by captain mcguiver
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Source for 12V water pump (for swamp cooler) in Bay Area?
Replies: 6
Views: 2543

Re: Source for 12V water pump (for swamp cooler) in Bay Area

Yeah, other than the Marine Bilge pumps I've never seen a 12v pump in the wild. Harbor freight should have the Bilge pumps. I've seen them at Walfart as well.

So zeke- you've run the bilge pump continuously for hours and its ok? Is it Noisy?
by captain mcguiver
Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: UHAUL - gps rumors? contract rumors?
Replies: 10
Views: 6808

Re: UHAUL - gps rumors? contract rumors?

Look who got their panties in a bunch. Oh crap it was me.

Sorry for getting personal there Steve, I meant the venom for Uhaul, it just pisses me off when corporations act like jerks.
by captain mcguiver
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Waze Group!
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: Burning Man 2012 Waze Group!

FYI, waze made a BM group on their website linked from the Burning Man site about 2 years ago Don't go there -> ( http://www.burningman.com/preparation/travel_info/waze.html#.UDVE4vVdCa4 . People at wazed tell me it outdated, and you should make your own group. However, on your phone you can only ac...
by captain mcguiver
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: UHAUL - gps rumors? contract rumors?
Replies: 10
Views: 6808

Re: UHAUL - gps rumors? contract rumors?

Can't say I blame them, really. The Playa can really fuck a vehicle up. Oh so you can't blame them for allowing someone to have a reservation, and at the last minute screwing them over without a warning and cancelling it? No, that's wrong, and it screws people's burns. They should be up front about...
by captain mcguiver
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 837416

Re: cooling your tent or van

Wtf with all the spammers all of a sudden.

I tracked one of these down to a phone number, 1-800-299-3434. Calling costs them money. War dialing anyone?
by captain mcguiver
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Waze Group!
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: Burning Man 2012 Waze Group!

Sweet! Waze is the best!

I can't find the group either? Only a few old regional lists show up no matter what I select.
by captain mcguiver
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: HELP! RGB LED ribbon controller advice
Replies: 16
Views: 7599

Re: HELP! RGB LED ribbon controller advice

Captain, I have one of those too. It's not the one that's malfunctioning, but I did discover that the remote doesn't work well, if at all, in daylight. I had a couple moments of frustration until I discovered that if I held the remote up to the IR sensor and cupped my hand around it, all worked fin...
by captain mcguiver
Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: HELP! RGB LED ribbon controller advice
Replies: 16
Views: 7599

Re: HELP! RGB LED ribbon controller advice

Just got my replacement drivers for my rgb strand. Wow. 2/3 don't work. The micro controller I got works fine. Super small, 3 buttons control every mode and speed. Very compact. I got a replacement driver with a 24 key remote and a driver with a 44 key remote. Both of them exhibit the same failure s...
by captain mcguiver
Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Need helps creating a camp layout
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Need helps creating a camp layout

Google Sketchup and if you search you will find someone already has models of tents/popups/generators/cars, etc. Due a search on "burning man" in the Sketchup library.
by captain mcguiver
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 837416

Re: cooling your tent or van

Currently trying to de-charge my deep cycle (115ah) because I read it will take 10-20 cycles to be at maximum efficiency. I've got the coolbreeze fan set on #1 speed with a multimeter attached. Going on 6 and a half hours and the voltage is at about 12.31 or 65% ish. I'll test the other setting this...
by captain mcguiver
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: HELP! RGB LED ribbon controller advice
Replies: 16
Views: 7599

Re: HELP! RGB LED ribbon controller advice

Bought 5m of RGB tape with a controller.

Worked great for 10 mins, then controller fried. (12v system)

Cheap Chinese junk. Luckily it was days ago so I had time to re-order backups. That's why you gotta test everything months in advance of BM.

Hopefully the new driver will last longer.
by captain mcguiver
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 837416

Re: cooling your tent or van

kip - the radiator fan will no doubt use a lot of Amps. Yes it WILL work, but it will waste power. You won't get that many hours of use if you draw the amps from a fuel pump and radiator fan. They are 12 volt, but high in amps. You would probably be better off using a box fan on 120volt power with a...
by captain mcguiver
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 837416

Re: cooling your tent or van

Sierra - how much water does that thing hold? I have the same design and I calculated 4 gallons. This is like half the original Uniucooler™ design right? Will we be filling this thing up every 2 hours?

Got back into town from work. Starting to build the cooler today.
by captain mcguiver
Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: car battery for power source?
Replies: 19
Views: 5370

Re: car battery for power source?

You also need a power inverter to allow you to plug in "normal" lights and such into a car battery. I suggest LED lights, and even 12 volt lights meant for a battery. It will be more efficient and allow you to run lights longer. Also, you should get a meter and monitor your battery voltage...
by captain mcguiver
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sun path for BRC 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 4429

Re: Sun path for BRC 2012

Sweet! Thanks Badger!
by captain mcguiver
Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sun path for BRC 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 4429

Re: Sun path for BRC 2012

steve.t.sullivan wrote:For those of you wondering what the fuck an azimuth is.



It's the black part of his diagram! :)

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