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by CptSparkles
Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Going from the burbs to inner circle...
Replies: 18
Views: 1546

Re: Going from the burbs to inner circle...

I just learned that I really like tranquility. After a weird 2013, I spent nearly all of 2014 sitting in a char under shade in camp, and it was the best year ever. I'm still learning what I like :) Every year (of the 2 I've been) has been an interesting, unique experience for me. I'm sure this will...
by CptSparkles
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Going from the burbs to inner circle...
Replies: 18
Views: 1546

Re: Going from the burbs to inner circle...

We were directly on a busy corner (7:30 and A) <snip> 1. It's so fucking loud. I don't mind boom boom at Burning Man, and quite frankly, I embrace it. But there were camps on either side of us that were loud, and did a damn fine job of it, playing all night. It didn't help that they were playing mu...
by CptSparkles
Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Going from the burbs to inner circle...
Replies: 18
Views: 1546

Re: Going from the burbs to inner circle...

I'd be fearful of an earplug that's too small in my ears actually, have seen them 'disappear' on people. Wouldn't be a fun trip to Rampart to say the least...
by CptSparkles
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Going from the burbs to inner circle...
Replies: 18
Views: 1546

Re: Going from the burbs to inner circle...

MadGirl: Noted, trashbags. I figured the portas would be more crowded. Can't be as bad as where we were last year though (can it?)... 9 & J, man distrikt made a mess of the portos there... caffeineslinger: A little less foot traffic isnt bad I guess, makes sense if everyone's going off to esplanade....
by CptSparkles
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Going from the burbs to inner circle...
Replies: 18
Views: 1546

Re: Going from the burbs to inner circle...

People talking is what keeps me awake and what I'm trying to soundproof/dampen against in my structure. The wub wub of EDM puts me to sleep because it's constant, almost like white noise. I'll have to get some sleep as I've got a few volunteer commitments, good to be sane for that. Aside from noise ...
by CptSparkles
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Going from the burbs to inner circle...
Replies: 18
Views: 1546

Re: Going from the burbs to inner circle...

We're bringing playa benches, which I guess is close enough. Sofas a bit bulky, we don't have quite that much transportation space I bet.
by CptSparkles
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Going from the burbs to inner circle...
Replies: 18
Views: 1546

Going from the burbs to inner circle...

Heya beautiful people, here's a question. The camp I'm a member of got placement this year in dang close to inner circle. Holy crap 7-7:30 and A! But I've only ever camped out in the burbs of J/K area, which is fine by me, but my camp is stoked and is going to be a new experience for all of us. I'm ...
by CptSparkles
Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 593
Views: 49817

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

9 & L? = PnP, Reference Photo Pg.1 Could have been... I remember biking along the backside though on my way to pt 1 and seeing lots of tents, so it didn't seem totally plug and play. They weren't officially placed as far as I know, they weren't on any of the placement maps I saw. To be specific, th...
by CptSparkles
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: '14 cheers and jeers
Replies: 120
Views: 10305

Re: '14 cheers and jeers

Cheers: Green dots and CIT Teams. You know who you are... We'd have a playa full of suicidial whacked-out hippies without you. SAT Teams. Otherwise, we'd probably all be screwed (har... Whacked out hippies doesn't apply if SAT isn't available, had to come up with something. Still, you rule.) Medics:...
by CptSparkles
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 593
Views: 49817

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

We were camped at 9:07 and Jade (Camp Chameleon, pancakes fuck yeah!) right across from the PnP that has been discussed most in this particular thread (Blissfits Village I believe it was called). In all honesty, I really didn't notice them other than the fact that it was a wall of RV's... It was alm...
by CptSparkles
Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 139125

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

What debate??? Lags are right, everything else is wrong!!! I could be wrong, but I'm not uncertain!!!!!!!!!!! :P I have to agree. I used lag bolts on my monkeyhut for the uprights and for the shade cloth this year. My campmates used rebar for their structures. I let them use a few left over bolts (...
by CptSparkles
Fri May 16, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey Hut out of Fence rail/EMT tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 1670

Re: Monkey Hut out of Fence rail/EMT tubing

Transport isn't a big issue, we've got a big trailer and I can fit them over a bunch of stuff. I was also thinking of cutting them into 4', 4' and 2' lengths at 22 1/2 degree angles to make a quintahut, so to speak, welding them back together as 4' straight up, 4' at 45 degree bend, and then 2' hori...
by CptSparkles
Fri May 16, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey Hut out of Fence rail/EMT tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 1670

Monkey Hut out of Fence rail/EMT tubing

Query: Anyone seen, heard of, or done a monkey hut / quonset hut out of EMT tubing or chain link fence rail tops? I haven't found anyone doing this yet in my searches. I like the idea of making monkeyhut spines out of steel tubing rather than PVC, and the 10' 6" chain link fence pieces have those ne...
by CptSparkles
Fri May 16, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wind loading on a big box shade structure - ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: Wind loading on a big box shade structure - ideas

Sorry, looks like I deleted the picture when I was cleaning up a webserver. I put it back up. The picture itself isn't very descriptive. The entire idea for mine was to use plywood so that you could sit on top of it and have a peanut gallery. Due to cost and transportation reasons though, I'm probab...
by CptSparkles
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme
Topic: CARAVANSARY
Replies: 401
Views: 27417

Re: CARAVANSARY

Elliot wrote:.
Suggested reading:
<snip>
Heh, already multiple holds at my library for the ebook. Not many though.
by CptSparkles
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme
Topic: CARAVANSARY
Replies: 401
Views: 27417

Re: CARAVANSARY

If it's going to be 'just' a big, scaled up man, I'll be impressed, but if that's 'all' it's going to be, there could have been an awesome opportunity to create a big open-air climbable/usable persian-style 'caravansary' as a platform from what I see in my google image search...
by CptSparkles
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wind loading on a big box shade structure - ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: Wind loading on a big box shade structure - ideas

It sounds like maybe some earth augers are in order. Best results I've seen so far seem to be pre-drilling a 1/2 inch hole to give the auger room to dig down into the hardpack that's 4-10" below the surface, and can hold craploads of weight. 4 of those in, plus bolts for the side tarps at an angle m...
by CptSparkles
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme
Topic: CARAVANSARY
Replies: 401
Views: 27417

Re: CARAVANSARY

Doing a quick google image search though suggests a lot of persian design possibilities...
by CptSparkles
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme
Topic: CARAVANSARY
Replies: 401
Views: 27417

Re: CARAVANSARY

I can't tell from the scale, but I can imagine it being pretty dang impressive if this structure is going to be as tall as the UFO + man combined was last year... Sounds like generally he's been 40-50ft tall and on 40-50 bases... I couldn't quickly find any data for 2013 though. Maybe they realized ...
by CptSparkles
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wind loading on a big box shade structure - ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: Wind loading on a big box shade structure - ideas

Holy crap thats a lot... though I shouldn't be too surprised I suppose. I've been going through threads, haven't found what I'm looking for yet though... but that gives me a good rough idea of the wind loading. I'm more and more thinking of a 12' x 12' base, 8' high, and an 8' x 8' top area, more th...
by CptSparkles
Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wind loading on a big box shade structure - ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Wind loading on a big box shade structure - ideas

Good day all, I'm slowly prepping for 2014, just getting my thoughts in line while I wait for tickets. Last year, I went with a group of friends and we (they) had a 20x20 daytime shade structure that could be fully enclosed with some nicely stitched cloth for when there was a dust storm (hexayurts h...

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