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by BrotherNomad
Sat May 18, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 93
Views: 6821

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

Captain Goddammit wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:13 pm
I think Simon’s scenario is the only hope for reversing the deterioration and dilution of the event.
Yes yes, and steer the weather every way we can. If a pilot can get above the clouds & seed them over BRC the more the merrier.

Any other ideas?
by BrotherNomad
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The basic problem with modern BRC
Replies: 93
Views: 6821

Re: The basic problem with modern BRC

i think what we need is a great equalizer. it’s called dust. Yes! This has been my thought for several years. We need the playa to cull the herd. Because the "haves" have access to dust-proof sanctuaries, we're gonna need a few days of hellacious brown-outs combined with rain. Total vehicle ground ...
by BrotherNomad
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: 2018 Lost On The Playa
Topic: LOST: Chips The (little brown) Beaver and Matt The (howling) Wulf Puppy plushies
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

Re: LOST: Chips The (little brown) Beaver and Matt The (howling) Wulf Puppy plushies

Matt the Wulf Puppy and Chips the Beaver are still missing with no trace. I wanted to get them homing devices & chirp transmitters but Money was tight. I sometimes imagine Matt howling near the hot spring, or Matt and Chips taken in by one of the desert hermits or boondockers around the black rock d...
by BrotherNomad
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: 2018 Lost On The Playa
Topic: LOST: Chips The (little brown) Beaver and Matt The (howling) Wulf Puppy plushies
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

Re: LOST: Chips The (little brown) Beaver and Matt The (howling) Wulf Puppy plushies

Ratty, one of the pups was birthed in Frankenaninals Class of 2014. I see you have a frankenanimal.

are you the one putting on frankenanimals?
by BrotherNomad
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: 2018 Lost On The Playa
Topic: LOST: Chips The (little brown) Beaver and Matt The (howling) Wulf Puppy plushies
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

LOST: Chips The (little brown) Beaver and Matt The (howling) Wulf Puppy plushies

Please help reunite the wulf pack! I lost two loved ones on Saturday and Sunday, who are stuffed animals but real to me at heart. Both pups have visible tags with their name, my defaultia home address & my defaultia phone number. I took them out to watch the man burn with me, and I set Matt the Wulf...
by BrotherNomad
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Need a last minute truck driver? I’m a Class A CDL licensed driver based in San Jose, CA
Replies: 0
Views: 507

Need a last minute truck driver? I’m a Class A CDL licensed driver based in San Jose, CA

Does anyone need a last minute truck driver to & from BRC this year? I am a CDL holder with air brakes and manual transmission endorsements, meaning I am licensed to drive your big rig to the burn! In exchange for getting your truck without a scratch to BRC I want a bunk in the sleeper cab (if the t...
by BrotherNomad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4235
Views: 997895

Re: cooling your tent or van

How about this one? Brushless Radial Blower - UTUO DUAL Ball Bearing High Speed 12V DC Centrifugal Fan with XH-2.5 Plug 120mm by 120mm by 32mm (4.72x4.72x1.26 inch. It's small which means it may not have enough airflow. What is the max airflow I can get out of the bucket cooler before it doesn't get...
by BrotherNomad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4235
Views: 997895

Re: cooling your tent or van

I'm going to build the 2-stage evaporative cooler this year and looking at using Seaflo High Flow Blower Fan, 320 CFM 12 Volt fans sold at the rainforest online store. I'm posting this as ideas and don't recommend these fans unless you have the power and airflow requirements. Centrifugal blowers exe...
by BrotherNomad
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?
Replies: 34
Views: 2044

Re: Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?

I wanted to pass the towing by the receiver idea by people with real world towing experience. I've never heard or seen it done and I now I know the reason why. I've had that (possible) way for a broke person to get into BRC for the latter half of the week since before my first burn, being the most b...
by BrotherNomad
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?
Replies: 34
Views: 2044

Re: Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?

A ticket and VP can only be used once, by the original purchaser. I'd hate to see you lose your money buying a "used" set. It does not work, is not allowed. Your only allowed entry is with an unused, ticket and V.P., legitimate ones, so make sure it's not fake. For the ticket, Im thinking because th...
by BrotherNomad
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?
Replies: 34
Views: 2044

Re: Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?

Thanks for the advice AF. Since I still don't have a ticket because I'm broke in defaultia dollars, I'm thinking of buying/being gifted someones ticket mid-week (somebody who can only stay in BRC Monday-Wednesday) and a vehicle pass. I would like to arrange this in advance but can hold a sign on 447...
by BrotherNomad
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?
Replies: 34
Views: 2044

Re: Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?

I have another idea worth considering. I'm working to become a trucker, currently have my Commercial Learners Permit. Is someones open to having me stay in your bunk bed tractor in BRC in exchange for me helping drive a load to and from BRC?
by BrotherNomad
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?
Replies: 34
Views: 2044

Re: Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?

I have a friend down that way who is coming up in his Ford Ranger. It has a tow package. I can ask if you'd like, and if he wants to, put you in contact? Otherwise, good luck. Yes Please! well dang, my friend said he's installed a 5th wheel hitch and is towing a flatbed with 5 water cubes out for h...
by BrotherNomad
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?
Replies: 34
Views: 2044

Re: Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?

Sounds like a lot of effort to tow a dead van to the middle of nowhere, just to have something to sleep in... And having to tow it all the way back home too. This van is equipped like a mini-RV sans wetbath (I do have a portable toilet that contains the poop), I've installed a kitchenette with pump...
by BrotherNomad
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?
Replies: 34
Views: 2044

Re: Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?

ygmir wrote:I have a friend down that way who is coming up in his Ford Ranger. It has a tow package. I can ask if you'd like, and if he wants to, put you in contact?
Otherwise, good luck.
Yes Please!
by BrotherNomad
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?
Replies: 34
Views: 2044

Shipping 1-ton van from San Jose to BRC?

I have a 2001 Ford econoline e350 extended cab RWD van with a broken down engine. I lived in it for last years BRC and would like it this year if someone can dead tow it roundtrip from South San Jose to BRC. Arrive in BRC Sunday August 27 and leave BRC August 4th. I would like to avoid tenting it wi...
by BrotherNomad
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Alternate Roads to BRC, why aren't we making the most of them?
Replies: 27
Views: 2654

Alternate Roads to BRC, why aren't we making the most of them?

After looking at satellite maps it occured to me that there are more than two roads to BRC, that look to be navigable dirt tracks in dry weather to my trained eye on satellite imagery. One starts in Sparks, aligned on the western side of pyramid lake and ends on 447 west of gerlach, it has a branch ...
by BrotherNomad
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: It's time for BRC "MVTA" (Mutant Vehicle Transportation Agency)
Replies: 7
Views: 980

It's time for BRC "MVTA" (Mutant Vehicle Transportation Agency)

Please move this if it's in the wrong forum but don't delete this. Lets face it, the city plan was made when participants could take their personal vehicles around BRC, and now with 70,000 people it's kind of hard to navigate without a bicycle. And even so you have a machine too lock up and keep tra...
by BrotherNomad
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4235
Views: 997895

Re: cooling your tent or van

Here is the design I came up with for the Two-Stage Unicooler System: http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii56/RubixCS/TOGETHER%20WE%20CAN%20END%20SWELTERING/Two-Stage%20Evaporative%20Cooling%20DIY%20plans/201E4513-DC6E-461A-BF09-9AD67D8846A1.jpg~original I have two bucket coolers which can serve the...
by BrotherNomad
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4235
Views: 997895

Re: cooling your tent or van

We can't. But, you can. Why? I know the cooler is geared for hotter temps than BRC, but it's still will be a helpful how-to. If I don't get any further input, I am thinking of building two unicoolers with the first unicoolers water through radiators installed pre-intake of the second unicooler. The...
by BrotherNomad
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4235
Views: 997895

Re: cooling your tent or van

Can we now get down to designing a 2-stage evaporative cooler that can drop the temperature upto 50 degrees?
by BrotherNomad
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4235
Views: 997895

Re: cooling your tent or van

Yeah, but "comfortable" is relative and you're describing potential temperatures descending into jacket-wearing territory. ... Low 70s is jacket wearing territory? ... Office air conditioning is usually optimally pegged around 71-75 degrees F (supposedly women prefer it slightly warmer), and single...
by BrotherNomad
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4235
Views: 997895

Re: cooling your tent or van

... Why don't I see stories about absorption cooling? Most RVs seem to be fitted with such devices. And such cooler should be able to run on (concentrated) solar heat. Do you mean the kind of absorption cooling propane fridges do? Theoretically whole house absorbtion cooling is possible but would r...
by BrotherNomad
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4235
Views: 997895

Re: cooling your tent or van

Re: cooling your tent or van I quoted from a private message, so it was a consideration to leave your name out of it since to didn't post your question here. I wasn't trying to take "credit" for your idea. :lol: Okay. I've read that as well, but I've heard many different claims, notably that a "[Two...
by BrotherNomad
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4235
Views: 997895

Re: cooling your tent or van

As close as I could figure, the idea was to use one cooler to cool the duct of the intake for the cooler servicing the space, thus not adding more humidity. But if the air going into the second cooler is already cooled, I'm not sure how much evap could take place to achieve more cooling. Seems wonk...
by BrotherNomad
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: A diaphram pump is what you need for on-playa misting systems
Replies: 3
Views: 2672

A diaphram pump is what you need for on-playa misting systems

I spent the last 2 years wanting some kind of misting system, and went through a lot of trail and error to get it because I didn't know about the diaphragm pump. Then I bought the 15 gallon spot sprayer from the Harbor of Freight, thinking the 12v pump on top would pump air pressure into the tank li...
by BrotherNomad
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Cool mist humidifier for direct & effective evap cooling
Replies: 11
Views: 4093

Re: Cool mist humidifier for direct & effective evap cooling

You need to stop guessing. If you want on-playa cooling, I'd strongly suggest you build one of Figjam's proven designs, without varying anything. I have built a bucket cooler with the proven design, down to the fan and pump. I found it didn't provide a scaled down version of the cooling like big re...
by BrotherNomad
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Will Call Payment Options
Replies: 5
Views: 2211

Re: Will Call Payment Options

We need to know! I am planning to pay with a VISA credit card and need to know if it's accepted. Can an official in charge of Will Call please post payment options/methods accepted at Will Call??

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