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by burn_shady
Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: "New" shade structure material
Replies: 60
Views: 19060

Re: "New" shade structure material

Capinator, I don't understand the "on the diagonal to keep things taught". Can you maybe post a diagram or pic of what you mean? I too tried a taping based cover for this year's burn. Tip #1: If possible do ALL taping before you're in a desert where the constant dusting negates the adhesive of the t...
by burn_shady
Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 143101

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Lag screws and the impact driver were golden. When you add in the two-chain-link-attachment trick, I started putting them in my pocket like they were the new prison yard currency. Still though, I was almost giggly knowing that I was using this pansy-ass way to secure everything better than ever inst...
by burn_shady
Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Knots Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

Re: Knots Questions

Weebdog wrote:I'm a big fan of the Blake's hitch. It's a locking slip knot, easy to tie and doesn't use a large amount of rope like the truckers hitch. Check it out!
http://www.animatedknots.com/blakes/
It's almost like a prusik that is directional.... I like it!
by burn_shady
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Knots Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

Re: Knots Questions

... and for those times when the direction of force must be along the length of the rebar (such as when you're trying to pull it out):
Klemheist knot -- http://www.animatedknots.com/klemheist/
by burn_shady
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Scaled Portable Monkey Hut - a little larger, with 5ft pipes
Replies: 0
Views: 577

Scaled Portable Monkey Hut - a little larger, with 5ft pipes

I just went through this with a friend and I thought it might be worth sharing. This is how we scaled up the usual MH and no pipe is over 5ft in length. What we're about to do is replace half of each rib with a 1.25" diameter pipe and add a 3ft apex segment and then join it all together as best that...
by burn_shady
Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Questioning the "Spine" of monkey huts - I dont understand
Replies: 52
Views: 4807

Re: Questioning the "Spine" of monkey huts - I dont underst

As can be seen by the answers, you can do it without a spine, but you need an alternative to it that has been designed to replace it. In practice, there are compressive forces that the spine is meant to resist in its role of keeping the ribs a fixed distance apart. Additionally, having a spine at th...
by burn_shady
Mon May 04, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Using your car part of your shade structure
Replies: 28
Views: 3600

Re: Using your car part of your shade structure

Only slightly off topic... my first burn, we came out in a 4 door hatchback packed from bottom to top. We had everything we needed in there. However, when it came time to leave.... let's just say that if you've never folded a large tarp before, naive (though logical at the time) attempts to fold it ...
by burn_shady
Mon May 04, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Elevating a monkey hut
Replies: 11
Views: 1521

Re: Elevating a monkey hut

What you're attempting is perfectly doable. My hut from last year was around the height of what you're requesting. To do this robustly, I'd advise you to use additional construction techniques that aren't needed for standard Monkey Hut dimensions. My starting point is what I posted here earlier as a...
by burn_shady
Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Canopy fittings for multiple size tubings
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Canopy fittings for multiple size tubings

interesting concept. however like many things on playa, they will get bent, hammered together during assembly, covered in dust. what slid together at home may be a way larger pile when you get ready to leave the playa. Amen. I had this issue with PVC last year. I ended up cutting the really bent pi...
by burn_shady
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 23746

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Don't overlook the root cause of ticket shortages: this event is held on public land. I can imagine BMorg increasing the number of tickets towards the demand. That's how America works. Make more money after all. But the attendance is set by the land managers. Your gov't at work. If no ticket the ba...
by burn_shady
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 23746

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

If it makes you feel any better, there are usually more than 1,000 tickets in the OMG sale. That is the only thing that would make it better. I hope you're right. Thanks. And if this makes you feel any better, I had a friend that got screwed in the main sale last year and got two tickets in the OMG...
by burn_shady
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 23746

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Ok, 80k registered for 40k tickets. Lets assume each lucky bastard that got in bought two tickets. This means that 20k got in and 60k got boned. Now, as of today, there are 60k angry registrations looking for 120k tickets (again, going with 1reg equals a desire for 2 tickets). Even if 2/3 of those r...
by burn_shady
Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 23746

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

yeah.... sooo..... If anyone has an extra ticket or two or a vehicle pass to sell... PLEASE INBOX ME!

That is all... Carry on
by burn_shady
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 23746

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

I clicked within 1 sec and it came back with a wait of 41 min. then the line paused....I waited with times all over until the message said sold out... I do not believe all tickets sold in 1 sec. I suspect the assumption that you get placed in a queue based solely on when you clicked is not true. It...
by burn_shady
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 23746

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

...and now I don't even get the privilege of getting my time at the ticket counter... it just stopped the countdown saying all tickets are sold out.
by burn_shady
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 23746

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

MedullaB wrote:I never follow the advice, and have always gotten a ticket quickly... this year, follow the advice, still in line with 47 minutes and I am hearing it sold out...
Word
by burn_shady
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 23746

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

I'm definitely going to puke
by burn_shady
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 23746

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

@trilobyte: thanks for the comforting words and advice... I still feel like I'm about to vomit
by burn_shady
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 23746

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

WTF am I going to do without a car pass? Ugh.... I don't do theme camps and I have my own camp of stuff to haul in.... The Man is cruel this year, very cruel
by burn_shady
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 23746

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

magpiejay wrote:So did everyone's green button appear bang on 12pm? Mine was at least 20 seconds late (Safari browser), showing up timidly on a refresh like a flickering green-eyed March hare.
Not quite that much of a delay for me, but not bang-on despite my efforts.
by burn_shady
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 23746

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

gah.... last year, I had my tickets within 8 minutes of the sale starting.... This year, I'm just as on time as last year.... after waiting 46 minutes, it still says next step more than an hour.
by burn_shady
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 23746

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

Ok, this is more nerve wracking than hail at that gate... at least then I knew that once things were moving again, I was going to get in.
by burn_shady
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 23746

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

They appear to be assigning a browser specific queue code. That code is your placeholder in the great line. I have two browsers open that each have different queue codes and each have little walking men at different positions on the green graph. The first one I opened using my promo code, the second...
by burn_shady
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 23746

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

I'm so proud of my little walking man..... he's moved forward 8 pixels now!

(I clicked the button and got a reply from the server within the first 15 seconds of it being open.... my wait time is still listed as more than an hour)
by burn_shady
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 23746

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

It's like the online equivalent of being hailed upon just outside of the BRC gate and then stuck there.... hopefully its not exactly like it... that was a very long wait.
by burn_shady
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1062424

Re: cooling your tent or van

...BUT the curvature of the blades-- the airfoil shape that's supposed to make them work like little airplane wings and give them more efficiency-- was flipped 180 in the mold. So it blows the right way but with much less effectiveness. OMFG... it finally makes sense. I'd disassembled the fan, poke...
by burn_shady
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Which cars can fit 10 foot pvc pipe inside?
Replies: 31
Views: 12151

Re: Which cars can fit 10 foot pvc pipe inside?

Off topic but since there's a mention of cutting the pipes in half, I wanted to chime in with the best way that I found for re-fitting them back together. First, especially for a monkeyhut design, do NOT try to use the standard fittings or couplers. While this may hold at first, in my experience, th...
by burn_shady
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Threaded Monkey Hut - for better travel and resiliency
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Threaded Monkey Hut - for better travel and resiliency

I'd like to see pictures of the reduced-sized monkeyhut Heh... no, this isn't a half-height MH. In the document I walk through altering a std MH with the goal of mostly retaining the original dimensions. I start with just the task of using 5' pipe segments in an easy, reliable way to replace each 1...
by burn_shady
Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Threaded Monkey Hut - for better travel and resiliency
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Threaded Monkey Hut - for better travel and resiliency

Dammit Wordpress! So go to this blog post of mine and at the bottom is the link to the PDF: http://burningshady.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/17/ Here is the current PDF link that will work until the document is updated, in which case, Wordpress will delete it, but not allow me to reuse the exact same UR...
by burn_shady
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What did you learn this year?
Replies: 76
Views: 5658

What did you learn this year?

I'll start it off: I learned the critical importance of proper weight distribution when loading all yer shit onto a pickup truck. It was a harrowing ride to BM just to wait in line an extra 20 hrs for things to dry at the gate. On the plus side, I'm one of the few who have been hailed upon while at ...

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