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by guerrillayogi
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Single vs. multiple tarps for Quonset / Monkey / Galaxy hut
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Single vs. multiple tarps for Quonset / Monkey / Galaxy hut

Simple question, answers to which appear to be difficult to search for: Will I lose structural integrity of my 20Lx14W hut if I drape it with two 10x14 tarps rather than a single 20x14 tarp? Part of why I want to do this is to allow removal of some of the bungie fasteners between the tarps, and allo...
by guerrillayogi
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: 4:30 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 51
Views: 8527

Re: 4:30 Neighborhood Camps

I'm hearing It's All Made Up (IAMU) will be around 4:45 and D this year--same place as last year. Do you like wood-fired pizza? Pedal Pies, a camp with a mobile (bicycle-towed) pizza oven, is sister-camped with IAMU within Home Rule Village. Swing by and say Hi, and maybe we'll tell you where on pl...
by guerrillayogi
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: grommets vs clips / grips for knitted shadecloth
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Re: grommets vs clips / grips for knitted shadecloth

:oops: An unintentional typo, yet, when I re-read it, I think it still holds true. After cutting the 20th ziptie and trying to locate it in the dusty playa, I'm sure I wouldn't be a good person to be around! Thanks for the reflection. I imagined breaking down camp after 2 weeks in the desert, and r...
by guerrillayogi
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: grommets vs clips / grips for knitted shadecloth
Replies: 6
Views: 786

grommets vs clips / grips for knitted shadecloth

i want to add a row of connectors down the MIDDLE of my knitted shadecloth. adding grommets is a permanent solution, right? I will also need special tools? An alternative is tarp grips, such as these (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000AXFCR/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER)...
by guerrillayogi
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: which is the optimal frame out of these?
Replies: 21
Views: 1630

Re: which is the optimal frame out of these?

Bungee balls!!! Use shade cloth grommets, put them where you want/need them. All bungee balls or elasti-cord, keep it tight as a drum. yeah I know about bungie balls at the edge grommets, but what about the middle? the shadecloth is 20x40. The structure is 20x30. Edges are easy, what about the midd...
by guerrillayogi
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: which is the optimal frame out of these?
Replies: 21
Views: 1630

Re: which is the optimal frame out of these?

thanks all. I decided to go with flat-top, and use center poles every 10 feet. Particularly since our design is now going to be 20x30. I figure 10 feet between poles is plenty of space for feng shui. Got a bunch of 5-way fittings from Yuma's for modularity. Any tips on securing the shadecloth to the...
by guerrillayogi
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: which is the optimal frame out of these?
Replies: 21
Views: 1630

Re: which is the optimal frame out of these?

20 feet is a really big span. My flat top shade(40' x 40') is made up of 13' x 10' connected rectangles. It is 1" square steel tubing and I would definitely not advise a span of more than 13 feet. Watching how it reacts to wind it seems like anything more than that and I would be asking for failure...
by guerrillayogi
Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: which is the optimal frame out of these?
Replies: 21
Views: 1630

Re: which is the optimal frame out of these?

Go flat or very low-pitch. Use OPAQUE, aluminized tarps. Keep in mind a 75% weave is an SPF-4. Use nothing smaller than 1-inch tube and put an anchor and load-bearing member every 10 feet minimum. Dont use a monolithic 20x20 piece. Use a a couple of 10x20's so the air can get around it if needed. S...
by guerrillayogi
Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: which is the optimal frame out of these?
Replies: 21
Views: 1630

Re: which is the optimal frame out of these?

oh yeah, I'm aiming for a 20x20 structure (minus dimensions lost with angled roof), using 10' EMT
by guerrillayogi
Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: which is the optimal frame out of these?
Replies: 21
Views: 1630

which is the optimal frame out of these?

Shade geeks, I'm trying to decide what is the best frame design from the bottom 5 high-pitch frames on this site: http://www.tarps.com/canopy-frames.htm I'd prefer to avoid a center pole in the *middle* of the structure, but I'm OK with adding the center pole to either end if it significantly improv...
by guerrillayogi
Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 279
Views: 168868

Re: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator

That looks awesome. My new design includes burlap sheeting stapled 1 inch inwards from the edge / hardware cloth. Thus, I have doubled my evaporative surfaces! Will send pic when constructed. Here's my system. Double the evaporation, and without wind-related spills! Also using rectangular tables ra...
by guerrillayogi
Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 279
Views: 168868

Re: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator

That looks awesome. My new design includes burlap sheeting stapled 1 inch inwards from the edge / hardware cloth. Thus, I have doubled my evaporative surfaces! Will send pic when constructed. I'M HAVING TROUBLE! Can't find the hard plastic wading pool in any online inventories. Has anyone seen these...
by guerrillayogi
Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 279
Views: 168868

Re: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator

Has anyone tried lining the INSIDE of the hardware cloth with burlap? I know this may mess with the surface tension on the squares blah blah. But, it has the following advantages: 1) increases / disperses water exposed to the wind 2) hardware cloth prevents burlap from flapping around in the wind Al...
by guerrillayogi
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: 2014 Share Resources
Topic: Early Arrival ridesharing
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Early Arrival ridesharing

Besides car rentals, does anyone here know of any resources for getting to playa, specifically on Friday morning the 22nd? The rideshare is pretty devoid of options right now. I also cannot find any bus services to playa during build week.
by guerrillayogi
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: old ripped bedsheets as shadecloth
Replies: 26
Views: 2074

Re: old ripped bedsheets as shadecloth

If you want the sheet hobo effect, tie the corners together of several sheets and allow wind flow between sheets. The wind is gonna tear threw those ripped holes in cotton fabric, and run with it. this is exactly what I was thinking. With each queen sheet being 7.5x8.5 and the 6 inches being used t...
by guerrillayogi
Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: old ripped bedsheets as shadecloth
Replies: 26
Views: 2074

old ripped bedsheets as shadecloth

Our camp is way over budget! And although we have a dome, carport kitchen, and hexacastle (probably the most expensive item), our last budget meeting showed there's no money left. Now is the time to repurpose existing crap to use on playa. (before was the time, but now is also the time) In that vein...
by guerrillayogi
Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: 4:30 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 43
Views: 14621

Re: 4:30 Neighborhood Camps

We are inviting people to join our camp! Vines Without Borders is placed at 4:45 & D. We are a new theme camp for wine lovers from around the world and we are seeking a few more members for this year’s burn. Our campers are 50% from around the globe and 50% from the States. We offer a cool, LED ill...
by guerrillayogi
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: simple shade design: EMT + shadecloth
Replies: 14
Views: 3731

Re: simple shade design: EMT + shadecloth

Thanks for the tips. My purpose right now is simply to provide an additional layer of shade over our swamp-cooled Kodiaks to make them slightly cooler, and provide some relief in the area between our kodiak and lounging/kitchen dome. So it's not the primary source of shade. The Kodiaks come with can...
by guerrillayogi
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: simple shade design: EMT + shadecloth
Replies: 14
Views: 3731

simple shade design: EMT + shadecloth

Inspired by this: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2F_mwyimheE/Uml7Ghz-sfI/AAAAAAAAEK8/xr2fPKBaMm4/s1600/2_0019BRC13_BRC2407.jpg Could it be as simple as: -stake numerous 10' EMT poles to the ground using rebar, several feet apart -top each pole with a spreader (for now I'm thinking plastic bottles or tenn...
by guerrillayogi
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Toe shoes on the playa
Replies: 26
Views: 6269

Re: Toe shoes on the playa

With thin toe-socks, mine were perfect for daytime. Got a little chilly at night (my comfort level is pretty much dictated by how my feet are feeling), but otherwise worked great all week. Even my ladyfriend brought hers and wore them. Inspired me to write this reggae number: I was walking down the ...
by guerrillayogi
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Who wants to start an acoustic music camp?
Replies: 19
Views: 1317

Re: Who wants to start an acoustic music camp?

hey cowgirl, I've already got a camp but I'd love to play at your camp! lots of irreverent pop/rock/rap songs been coming out of my band over the last year. I can probably do a 20 minute set, more if we extend the jams with other musicians. sounds like: http://catyoudogyou.bandcamp.com
by guerrillayogi
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: 100% solar swamp cooler, no batteries!?
Replies: 41
Views: 18532

Re: 100% solar swamp cooler, no batteries!?

Just cross-posting this from FIGJAM's cooling thread: I'm going 100% solar. This was my last shopping spree on Amazon. Unfortunately, the parts are going to meet me in the desert, so I can only test in real conditions! 40w solar panel (for direct power): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007YT7P94 1...
by guerrillayogi
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1054666

Re: cooling your tent or van

I'm going 100% solar. This was my last shopping spree on Amazon. Unfortunately, the parts are going to meet me in the desert, so I can only test in real conditions! 40w solar panel (for direct power): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007YT7P94 12VDC pump: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009X6ADCM...
by guerrillayogi
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Freaking out about covering the dome
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Freaking out about covering the dome

dry sacks for valuables
by guerrillayogi
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cooling my Parachute covered dome
Replies: 9
Views: 995

Re: Cooling my Parachute covered dome

How about a vent fan atop the dome / 'chute? I'll be living in a 2V dome (12' diameter), and I've rigged a solar exhaust fan on the ceiling. My evap cooler will be 100% solar, powered by a 40W panel (that also powers the vent fan). I'll also have a shadecloth about 1-2 feet over the dome. Hopefully ...
by guerrillayogi
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1054666

Re: cooling your tent or van

Regarding batteries and solar: Would it be feasible to run at least the CPU fan off a UPS-type 12V battery? such as this: http://www.amazon.com/UPG-UB1280-Sealed-Lead-Batteries/dp/B0009GIKNE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1376597418&sr=8-3&keywords=12v+battery I know that it will only run for ~2 hours, so I...
by guerrillayogi
Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: salad bowl shade cloth
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

Re: salad bowl shade cloth

The one bummer I see with that is the pole going down the middle unless it's a stripper pole or something. Maybe a few of those inverted salad bowls mounted to the dome and stretch aluminet over that would work to pre-shade your parachute dome fabric. ooooh, excellent idea! Except that I can't atta...
by guerrillayogi
Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: salad bowl shade cloth
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

Re: salad bowl shade cloth

Boijoy wrote:I would thing you would need a more "rigid" pole? I have a small set up & have used a metal shade pole with a 5 gal bucket lid to hold up my shade in the center. so, the idea works. try it !!
Good point I'll try to find an EMT pole or something, along with the spreader
by guerrillayogi
Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: salad bowl shade cloth
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

Re: salad bowl shade cloth

Let me rephrase. The dome IS tightly covered with a parachute (not shown in drawing). There is a vent hole on top, with a solar fan. I'd like to set up a shade over the dome to keep sunlight away. I'm aware that there needs to be 1-2 feet of space between the dome and the shade. Since I don't have t...
by guerrillayogi
Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: salad bowl shade cloth
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

Re: salad bowl shade cloth

OK OK so what have I done wrong (or haven't I done) to not receive any feedback? Is my drawing too ugly?? I'm seriously considering this unless I hear otherwise from the more experienced folk out there! We do not have space to transport several poles so this is my single pole (secured within the geo...

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