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by Fan C
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Questioning the "Spine" of monkey huts - I dont understand
Replies: 52
Views: 4736

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

Having been under our 14'x30' galaxy hut in some good wind I can't imagine not having a spine and having it all tied together along the spine.. After'13 we had to replace most of one side they were so permenently bent from the whole hut being pushed on so hard. We were at 7:45 & K and took the wind ...
by Fan C
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Rate My Monkey Hut Plan!
Replies: 17
Views: 1525

Re: Rate My Monkey Hut Plan!

Only thing I'd add to your plan is to keep in mind the path of the sun when you set up. I like the ends north south as much as possible. Otherwise the sun peaks in in the ends in the morning and evenings.
by Fan C
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Eureka! I found a Yellow BIke!
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: Eureka! I found a Yellow BIke!

Hahaha when I'm back in the slabs next month I'll look for it.
by Fan C
Sat May 30, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Galaxy Hut Tarp Size
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: Galaxy Hut Tarp Size

16x14 are flat dimensions. The tarp is in an arc not flat. Thus the 16x24 order to reach the ground on both sides. We've used a 30x14 galaxy hut the past few years, it's tarp is gigantic.
by Fan C
Tue May 19, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Burlap over a carport
Replies: 33
Views: 2886

Re: Burlap over a carport

Has anybody ever tried building a desert submarine?It's an evaporative cooling method that's over 100 years old and involves covering sheet metal with burlap and using a drip system to keep the burlap wet.I'm not sure how well it would work with a tarp but there is plenty of wind for the evaporatio...
by Fan C
Mon May 18, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Eridu Society 2015
Replies: 81
Views: 6937

Re: Eridu Society 2015

I recall riding past your camp last year... this year I'll have to stop by. I love the concept.
by Fan C
Thu May 14, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Need help figuring out a Tent
Replies: 8
Views: 876

Re: Tent

Just beware of mesh. Most of the cheaper colemans have huge areas of unclosable mesh. I'm sure that's perfect for anyplace but the playa.

Kodiak tents are playa proven (I love mine) but not cheap. They will however stand up to years of hard use.
by Fan C
Wed May 13, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Burning Alone
Replies: 57
Views: 5178

Re: Burning Alone

Heck three of our camp were solo burners who just happened to be our neighbors. :D
by Fan C
Wed May 13, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: License Plate Holder and Tail Light on the Back of Cargo Pla
Replies: 20
Views: 2637

Re: License Plate Holder and Tail Light on the Back of Cargo

Elliot, Thank you for posting the photo. I will be installing permanent hang-down pigtails (trailer light plugs) on each of the trailer lights so that I can disconnect and connect the platform lights easily. With that big trike on the platform, my license tag could not be seen from more than a few ...
by Fan C
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Tips For A Successful Placement Questionnaire 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2380

Re: Tips For A Successful Placement Questionnaire

BTW thanks for all the tips. This is our camps first time applying for placement.
by Fan C
Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Strength of ratcheting straps for carport/shade tiedown
Replies: 30
Views: 3772

Re: Strength of ratcheting straps for carport/shade tiedown

Ah, good call! Where do you get the cord that you use? I bought a 300' spool a couple years ago on Amazon. I have this cord. http://www.amazon.com/BlueWater-Accessory-Cord-Color-Blue/dp/B001830ZC6/ref=sr_1_1?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1428396059&sr=1-1&keywords=7mm+accessory+cord This particu...
by Fan C
Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Strength of ratcheting straps for carport/shade tiedown
Replies: 30
Views: 3772

Re: Strength of ratcheting straps for carport/shade tiedown

Paracord stretches too much, that's why I use.accessory cord.
by Fan C
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 140734

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

That Harbor freight impact driver put up and took down my camp at BRC and at Wasteland Weekend.with no problem.
by Fan C
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Strength of ratcheting straps for carport/shade tiedown
Replies: 30
Views: 3772

Re: Strength of ratcheting straps for carport/shade tiedown

I tie down my carport with mountain climbing accessory cord. I use 6mm as minimum that's rated at a little over 1000lbs. I would recommend using 1000lb rated or higher ratchet straps. It wasn't all that windy last year but there was a little here and there, and my carport frame didn't even wiggle. I...
by Fan C
Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: future of burning man?
Replies: 55
Views: 5024

Re: future of burning man?

I make 8,110 lbs per year of Co2e greenhouse gas from my mini copper. I did not know burning man made 50,000 tons of greenhouse gas, that would be 110,230,000 lbs that's is huge. huge? well, in relative terms, spread out over 70K people? then again, compare that, once per year, to any volcano erupt...
by Fan C
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP)
Replies: 144
Views: 23541

Re: Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP)

What we really need this year is a massive dust storm lasting for days, then a drenching rain which will turn the entire playa to undrivable muck. Once the news media covers this, the faint of heart will find a nice resort--with fancy hotels, hot showers, maid service and restaurants to go to. Unti...
by Fan C
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Ever painted a tent?
Replies: 19
Views: 7181

Re: Ever painted a tent?

Anyone had experience with decorating a Kodiac canvas tent? It should dye very easily but I'm not sure if that would negatively affect the waterproofing.
by Fan C
Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Airless bike tires
Replies: 13
Views: 1664

Re: Airless bike tires

I replaced a front tire on of my bikes with a solid tube. I don't really like it. it will obviously never go flat but it doesn't quite really fit. it feels like it's permanantly underinflated. I've kept it because it's on spare/loaner playa bike.
by Fan C
Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Trailer maneuvering room on the Midway
Replies: 13
Views: 1560

Re: Trailer maneuvering room on the Midway

Just remember you can go around the block and come back from a different angle. I try to avoid reversing a trailer if I can.
by Fan C
Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: 2014 wasn't hot or dusty
Replies: 29
Views: 5020

Re: 2014 wasn't hot or dusty

We have a whole new generation who have experienced the best playa conditions and haven't had a proper dusting. We haven't seen a major playa storm in several years and I get the same thing from our camp newbies - seems like a waste of resources to go thru all this preparation for something that ne...
by Fan C
Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: NEW TO BURNER PLEASE HELP
Replies: 16
Views: 1810

Re: NEW TO BURNER PLEASE HELP

A third of our camp are solo campers we absorbed over the years.
by Fan C
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: CAMP HELLNBACK -Combat veteran camp seeks campers & advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1848

Re: CAMP HELLNBACK -Combat veteran camp seeks campers & advi

I'm a 'non-combat' vet. (El Salvador, Honduras). I'll have to come by and say hi.
by Fan C
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Pass Problem
Replies: 81
Views: 6548

Re: Vehicle Pass Problem

I think the goal is get it down to where only DGS folks get vehicle passes Everyone else will express in. That way it will be more coachella like. For example, If i'm able to get a ticket I'm going to have to be a spectator since I won't be able to bring a camp/bar/carny games etc. Thus I'm not even...
by Fan C
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Wacky queue times?
Replies: 29
Views: 2702

Re: Wacky queue times?

The problem with 40K-ish people all hitting servers simultaneously is that there are 40K-ish people who were all right there within the first second or two. I've experienced the same thing when participating in limited presales on concerts and other events. You've got my sympathies, it's very very ...
by Fan C
Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello from Eugene, Oregon!
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: Hello from Eugene, Oregon!

Elliot wrote::D
Welcome to ePlaya, k-something-or-other! Since you live in Eugene, are you by any chance familiar with the Kinetic Sculpture Race that takes place in Corvallis every July?
Oh? I wasn't aware of that. IMy daughter's at OSU. I'll have to come up this summer to visit her and you.
by Fan C
Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Population cap increase???
Replies: 77
Views: 6260

Re: Population cap increase???

At the risk of continuing thread drift.....Just curious, what kind of dooms day scenario would drive a mass panic? Seems most folks would choose to hunker down & ride out most situations. Zombies on the Playa could be bad, but I think I saw some last year anyway. I think they are rendered "mostly" ...
by Fan C
Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin Hopeful from Corvallis, OR
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Virgin Hopeful from Corvallis, OR

Hell if all fails I'll post back up if/when our camp has placement. My daughters at OSU, we'd be happy to make room for you.
by Fan C
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Is Cacophony Back?
Replies: 94
Views: 9236

Re: Is Cacophony Back?

Been away from eplaya a bit. I like this thread because it makes me think of one thing do-ocracy. You want it to be more cacophany style?

THEN DO THAT!

Honestly are we all waiting for someone else to come and do it?
by Fan C
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Beginning of the end?
Replies: 58
Views: 4706

Re: Beginning of the end?

Who would have ever thought something would change over a twenty year span? I know I'm exactly the same now as I was in 1986.
by Fan C
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: 2014 Moop Map: Abandoned Items
Replies: 67
Views: 11493

Re: 2014 Moop Map: Abandoned Items

Wow. I read a thread about this camp on FB, and wow. I hope they never get placement again. Though I don't know how placement could ever ban someone from the playa. They could just use a different name/email/leader and try again. The placement database at the BMOrg goes back to 2000, they have lots...

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