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by Geekette70
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 2017 live feed link?
Replies: 72
Views: 6741

Re: 2017 live feed link?

Still nothing. Been listening to BMIR off and on most of the day to see if they've got an update on the status but I haven't heard anything about the feed, either.
by Geekette70
Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: POOP! CACA! DODO! LOG!
Replies: 88
Views: 7632

Re: POOP! CACA! DODO! LOG!

And as for hoverers....you can all DIAF. Specifically, a full-to-the-top, locked from the outside, porta potty fire. I'm 4'11" and hovering is not really an option for me because my legs are short and I just don't have the clearance. People, if it's objectionable, pick another one, or just use the o...
by Geekette70
Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: POOP! CACA! DODO! LOG!
Replies: 88
Views: 7632

Re: POOP! CACA! DODO! LOG!

We took a Cleanwaste Portable tent and a full Wagbag setup augmented with the best kitty litter in 2014 (which, by the way, was FANTASTICALLY convenient during Mudmaggedon that fateful Monday.) After about Wednesday morning, though, we decided that the smell far outweighed the benefits and switched ...
by Geekette70
Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Best bar this year
Replies: 58
Views: 3759

Re: Best bar this year

Served by some awesome Aussies at Celtic Chaos. The whole setup was amazing. Steampunk Saloon: Had a really great time after the burn, I think they were at Esplanade at 5:30? The bartenders were amazing and the setup was intimate and great for people watching. Sorry I missed the homebrews they serve...
by Geekette70
Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: The Alien Siege Machine
Replies: 24
Views: 1778

Re: The Alien Siege Machine

No photos, but I did manage to take home an epic bruise from the ASM. We took an extended tour of the playa Tuesday night on an art car who stopped there for about 15 minutes for our climbing pleasure. Being more than a little toasted, I didn't realize you could climb up using the hand/foot holds so...
by Geekette70
Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 57929

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

90% packed. Genny is tuned up, spare parts purchased and packed, new external tank fitted with adapters/fuel filter, hour meter installed, all parts tested. Laundry mostly done. Only 4 small things left on on the 'to be purchased' list besides food/gas/water, which we'll get in Reno. Air BnB lodging...
by Geekette70
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 57929

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Couple more small clothing items and a pack of 10 3M 9211 disposable face masks. Watched a few more 'storm' videos and we decided to leave our mess tent at home and just set up everything in our main tent (240+ sq ft, shouldn't be a hardship spacewise.) Figure it will be simpler in the long run sinc...
by Geekette70
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 20" Mongoose Massif for the vertically challenged?
Replies: 32
Views: 2299

Re: 20" Mongoose Massif for the vertically challenged?

I ended up finding a new 26" Schwinn Meridian trike on Craigslist for $90 so I went that way instead. It's a single speed, but meh, I'll be just put in some extra tough 'leg' days at the gym in the next 4 weeks and hope for the best. Been doing 2 hours on the exercise bike a night for the past week,...
by Geekette70
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Cell phone GPS vs. hand held
Replies: 13
Views: 899

Re: Cell phone GPS vs. hand held

Perfect, that is exactly what I was looking for. I was worried about if my phone's GPS would would without my cell phone signal. I've defiantly been in the 'too tired/drunk/grumpy/whatever to navigate back to camp' mode in the wee hours before and it's no fun. The places where I've camped have been ...
by Geekette70
Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Cell phone GPS vs. hand held
Replies: 13
Views: 899

Cell phone GPS vs. hand held

I'm hoping to use GPS as a backup for finding my way back to camp and was wondering what people's experiences have been with phone GPS reception and/or dedicated GPS units like a Garmin? While we don't plan on using GPS often, preferring the 'get lost and explore' method, 4 or 5am when we're nearly ...
by Geekette70
Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 57929

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

I'm not terribly concerned about space, we can throw it on top of stuff. It's a 6X12 (ish) Cargo trailer, so I'm not too worried, but he's convinced it's not going to fit (in all fairness I don't exactly pack light.) We just got some shelves installed in it recently, though. That should help stack t...
by Geekette70
Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 57929

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Thanks Meat Hunter, I've been watching the bike section of Craigslist like a hawk for 3 weeks now. I'm relieved it finally paid off. Husband's on the fence about if it will fit, but we've got a cargo trailer and I'll make it fit if I have to ride on top of the truck. Thanks for the advice. It's a 26...
by Geekette70
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 57929

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Scored a (full sized/folding) mountain bike for the spousal unit for $35 on Tuesday. (Needs a minor tune up, but rides just fine) Just scored front and rear bike racks for said mountain bike for $5 each. 20 minutes later scored a BRAND NEW Schwinn Meridian Trike for $90. HOT DAMN, I love me some Cra...
by Geekette70
Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Best Time to Arrive
Replies: 72
Views: 4025

Re: Best Time to Arrive

We're planning on arriving as close to dawn on Monday as possible. Having set up camp at high noon in Texas, the spousal unit and I can attest to the added stresses of heat and exhaustion when trying to accomplish anything as a team. I'd rather set up early, get a nap in and then go exploring than m...
by Geekette70
Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 20" Mongoose Massif for the vertically challenged?
Replies: 32
Views: 2299

Re: 20" Mongoose Massif for the vertically challenged?

Man, I miss this trike......... What happened to your trike? There is a trailmate joyrider I found near me, but it doesn't have an electric assist and I'm not sure how I could keep up with the hubby on long excursions on his 21 speed mountain bike, or I would have scooped it up in a heartbeat. I ha...
by Geekette70
Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 20" Mongoose Massif for the vertically challenged?
Replies: 32
Views: 2299

Re: 20" Mongoose Massif for the vertically challenged?

Awe man, now I want a trike with 4" tires. (OK, what I really want is an electric assist trike w/ a Figjam cooling system, a shade rig and 4" tires. While I'm dreaming, may as well dream big, eh?) This is our first year and, while my bike is hopefully the last big ticket item we have left to purchas...
by Geekette70
Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 20" Mongoose Massif for the vertically challenged?
Replies: 32
Views: 2299

Re: 20" Mongoose Massif for the vertically challenged?

Thanks, that's actually very helpful. I looked and found one at a Wallyworld WAY the heck on the other side of the metroplex, but I think I'll make the trek just to be safe. Last thing I want to do is make a $200 purchase and end up hating it. I'll post an update if I can find one to check out in pe...
by Geekette70
Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 20" Mongoose Massif for the vertically challenged?
Replies: 32
Views: 2299

20" Mongoose Massif for the vertically challenged?

So I'm down to choosing either a used trike from CL or the Mongoose Massif, price point being about the same. The hubby's taking an old mountain bike, but I want something that I can ride without face planting every time I hit some loose dust or come to a stop (ask my why I don't ride our motorcycle...
by Geekette70
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 57929

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

trilobyte wrote: Tell us about your progress as you prepare for your trip to Black Rock City...

My 26' X 36' 80% Aluminet arrived today!!! My shade concerns are now officially over. (Now to did through the forums and find that darn link for the plastic grommets so I can get those purchased!)
by Geekette70
Thu May 29, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best/Cheapest Ground Coverings for Hut
Replies: 27
Views: 4850

Re: Best/Cheapest Ground Coverings for Hut

Thanks! For what it's worth, you can fit 4 folded moving blankets into one of those big nylon bags you buy at Ikea (at the checkout counter.) I believe they're 69 cents each, maybe? Nothing beats them for transporting bulky, lightweight items. In fact, we use Ikea bags to pack a lot of our bulkier c...
by Geekette70
Wed May 28, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best/Cheapest Ground Coverings for Hut
Replies: 27
Views: 4850

Re: Best/Cheapest Ground Coverings for Hut

We use moving blankets for the flooring in our tent. We got 15 used moving blankets for $2 each on Craigslist and they cover a LOT of space and they also insulate cold/heat from the ground. To secure on the ground, you could use Figjam's idea of using lag screws (shorter ones would work here, as it ...
by Geekette70
Wed May 28, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on shade for a very large canvas tent?
Replies: 20
Views: 1766

Re: Thoughts on shade for a very large canvas tent?

I've been thinking and discussing with the spousal unit and I think we're going to go for broke and just do the aluminet thing as well as an interior divider. We normally camp in Texas, where it's frequently over 90 degrees, and I think the aluminet can be written off as a long term investment even ...
by Geekette70
Fri May 23, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on shade for a very large canvas tent?
Replies: 20
Views: 1766

Re: Thoughts on shade for a very large canvas tent?

Yes, we've got an EU2000i to power it and plan to place it in a doorway to facilitate air exchange. Based on everything I've read, I wasn't hopeful that the ice would make a huge difference, but it's a 'feature' so I thought I'd mention it. :wink: I'm considering of sewing some sort of internal part...
by Geekette70
Fri May 23, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on shade for a very large canvas tent?
Replies: 20
Views: 1766

Re: Thoughts on shade for a very large canvas tent?

Thanks all. @Sunbeam, thanks! It's obnoxiously large for just the hubby and me, but we frequently camp with a small group of friends and it doubles as a gathering place for our group when it's raining or it's near freezing outside. @Figjam, the swamp cooler we have is this one: http://www.amazon.com...
by Geekette70
Tue May 13, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on shade for a very large canvas tent?
Replies: 20
Views: 1766

Thoughts on shade for a very large canvas tent?

We have a pretty large tent that we're bringing to the playa and I've been racking my brain on how to construct some kind of shade for it. I've set it up mid-summer in Texas and know for a fact that it can get really damn hot, really damn fast if there's no shade. The tent dimensions are approx 13' ...
by Geekette70
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Which is better, 1 EU2000i or 2 EU1000i's
Replies: 28
Views: 3419

Re: Which is better, 1 EU2000i or 2 EU1000i's

Thanks for all the responses! Looks like an EU2000i it is. Not sure 100% about taking a mini-fridge, but the freezer is a definite. From what I've read, I don't think it's going to be a problem. Still I plan to go through the manual and read up on the actual specs once I purchase it.
by Geekette70
Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Which is better, 1 EU2000i or 2 EU1000i's
Replies: 28
Views: 3419

Which is better, 1 EU2000i or 2 EU1000i's

We're gearing up for our first burn next year and I'm trying to plan our power configuration. I've been lurking around the boards for a few months but have a question I haven't seen answered. I've decided to go with the Honda EU model after everyone's strong recommendations of them. What I'm wonderi...

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