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by vantim
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Protecting my trip and ticket when carpooling with strangers?
Replies: 78
Views: 6514

Re: Protecting my trip and ticket when carpooling with strangers?

We embrace Sparr, defects and all.
You say that now, but that wasn't the sentiment on previous posts. If you want him, he's yours, but just remember that no matter how much you argue and debate, your advice and wisdom will never meet his standards of an "acceptable answer".
by vantim
Tue May 12, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Are 3/4 inch EMT poles strong enough?
Replies: 11
Views: 2382

Re: Are 3/4 inch EMT poles strong enough?

How about conduit for a tensile structure? I'm re-thinking my shade structure due to the long distance I have to travel from Vancouver, Canada. If I'm using a 30x30 piece of shade cloth, held up in the middle by a pipe or plank, would 1 inch conduit work for the edges or would I need to go up to 1.2...
by vantim
Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp Signage
Replies: 19
Views: 1517

Re: Camp Signage

I'm reminded of the story about how the government sponsored a study about how to warn future generations about the dangers associated with nuclear waste disposal sites. Since these places would be toxic long after the English language would have gone extinct or become unrecognizable, and symbols c...
by vantim
Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp Signage
Replies: 19
Views: 1517

Re: Camp Signage

You mean like "Trespassers Will Be Shot"? I was thinking more like "Trespassers will be tackled and hugged relentlessly" Thanks everyone for the reassurance! We're a new small camp, and I've done my best to make clear boundaries between private and public areas on our layout. I know that most issue...
by vantim
Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp Signage
Replies: 19
Views: 1517

Camp Signage

Last year I saw a few camps with signs that designated the private areas of the camp - "Camp x Members Only." Is this commonplace or more of a taboo? I'm dividing our main shade structure in half with hanging fabric, to create a private kitchen/storage area in the back, and thinking about hanging a ...
by vantim
Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Strength of ratcheting straps for carport/shade tiedown
Replies: 30
Views: 3584

Re: Strength of ratcheting straps for carport/shade tiedown

Ah, good call! Where do you get the cord that you use?
by vantim
Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Strength of ratcheting straps for carport/shade tiedown
Replies: 30
Views: 3584

Re: Strength of ratcheting straps for carport/shade tiedown

Has anyone had success using type IV paracord as guylines? They are rated at 750 lbs working strength. I'm thinking of using these for my conduit flat top structure, with a ratchet strap at each corner for redundancy. Like this: http://www.amazon.ca/Paracord-Strength-Parachute-Removable-11-Strand/dp...
by vantim
Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The VP mess
Replies: 56
Views: 5563

Re: The VP mess

I get the environmental and traffic reasons for the reduced vehicle passes, but I'm still stuck with an entire camp that didn't get vehicle passes in the sale. No vehicle passes for our cargo vehicle to get all of our camp gear in, for our senior campers for their RV or for anyone else in camp. This...
by vantim
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flattop shade design questions
Replies: 58
Views: 7729

Re: Flattop shade design questions

What makes the best guylines for this kind of structure? Are ratchet straps necessary for tension, or can strong rope do the trick? Thinking it might be good to have a bit of wiggle room or stretch for the wind. Also wondering if there are any guidelines for the strength (working load or breaking st...
by vantim
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Canada Sources
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Canada Sources

Now that I actually have a ticket (only one in my camp so far), I'm starting to put together a budget for our first-time camp. I've done the research and found sources for everything I need, but I'm having trouble finding a few things close to home (Vancouver, Canada). Worst case is I ship to the bo...
by vantim
Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flattop shade design questions
Replies: 58
Views: 7729

Re: Flattop shade design questions

Everyone seems to do the flattop a bit different, so I'm a bit confused on how best to anchor the whole structure. I'm using 1in conduit with the YSBW fittings, and the lagbolt anchoring method, for a 20x30 structure, an. Should I anchor with a strap straight down from the top of each outside pole, ...
by vantim
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 22614

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Just got through at 1:07. No tickets available. Looks like it's sold out.

Devastated.
by vantim
Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Arrival from the north
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: Arrival from the north

Thanks everyone! I found a place to stay in Cedarville, about 2 hours from Gerlach, just over the border in California.
by vantim
Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Arrival from the north
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Arrival from the north

Sorry if this has already been covered, I couldn't find it! My camp is travelling down from Vancouver, Canada. The RV-ers are renting their vehicles in Klamath Falls, Oregon, so I am using that as a meeting point for the group before we head down to BRC. We aren't applying for placement as we are no...
by vantim
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: No to access internet on the sale day ! How to solve this ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: No to access internet on the sale day ! How to solve thi

Dr. Pyro wrote:You're travelling the world and worried about Burning Man tickets. Sounds like a First World problem to me. Must suck to be you.
That's kinda rude, eh?
by vantim
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wood Tower
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: Wood Tower

The ones we used on our 16 foot tower cost the same as the rest of 'em. Just over a buck a piece if I remember correctly. 14 inches long, drove straight into the playa until the head disappeared beneath the dust. They didn't budge, neither did our tower. Would love to see the tower you built. If I ...
by vantim
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wood Tower
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Wood Tower

I'm looking at doing a small tower as part of my camp this year, attached to the conduit+tarp "living room." Basically want to use 12 or 16 ft 6x6 upright posts to make a 10x10 viewing platform - think freestanding play fort. I've built similar structures, but nothing that has been subjected to play...

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