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by Lo_80
Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: 2014 Share Resources
Topic: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2014
Replies: 77
Views: 11396

Re: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2014

Thank you!!!!
by Lo_80
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade Considerations for Solo Camping via Burner Express
Replies: 44
Views: 11506

Re: Shade Considerations for Solo Camping via Burner Express

here's what i'm going to use for shade:

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Found the idea here:

viewtopic.php?t=40542

i use collapsable poles so it packs very small. won't be good for sharing with neighbors tho. hope that helps!
by Lo_80
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 132175

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

joesixpack wrote:I got 20 12" x 3/8 hex head lag bolts for about a buck apiece at wholesalebolts.com.
thanks Joe!

do i have to use a 18v impact driver? would a 12v 800 in lbs be sufficient? they're much cheaper...
by Lo_80
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Simple Morning Shade for Small Backpacking Tent
Replies: 46
Views: 21934

Re: Simple Morning Shade for Small Backpacking Tent

Hoolie wrote:
Lo_80 wrote:Hoolie, can you please explain why you set the poles at an angle instead of vertical?
Hmm, that was four years ago now, but I'm guessing that was as short as the poles got, so I placed them at a diagonal so the tarp wouldn't be too vertical.
Thanks!
by Lo_80
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Simple Morning Shade for Small Backpacking Tent
Replies: 46
Views: 21934

Re: Simple Morning Shade for Small Backpacking Tent

I rigged this up for a friend last year, and was told it worked pretty well. It's a pretty basic setup. Just enough shade to allow you to sleep in a bit in the morning. This setup works with a one or two person backpacking tent. All you need is: (1) 8x10 Tarp or Shade Net with Grommets (2) Telescop...
by Lo_80
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Easy Tent Shade Structure
Replies: 24
Views: 2682

Re: Easy Tent Shade Structure

Elorrum wrote:Image
this is what I'll be doing too! I found a tan shade cloth (instead of black) on eBay. poles from rei. testing it out this weekend!
by Lo_80
Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Opinions on this Shade Structure, Please?
Replies: 30
Views: 2845

Re: Opinions on this Shade Structure, Please?

Lo_80, I learned a new trick this past year. Pounding in the rebar was pretty easy but when it came time to get it out my campmate handed me a small to medium size pipe wrench. It grabbed ahold of that rebar like glue. I spun it around a couple of times and pulled it out with no effort. Magic. At l...
by Lo_80
Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Opinions on this Shade Structure, Please?
Replies: 30
Views: 2845

Re: Opinions on this Shade Structure, Please?

Thanks so much everyone! I looked into the monkey hut option but my car won't fit all that PVC. I've decided to go with the shade cloth mesh tarp, (aluminet is too expensive for me). Lag bolts with a drill! Brilliant! This is just for the shade guylines right? Can I use regular stakes for my tent? M...
by Lo_80
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Opinions on this Shade Structure, Please?
Replies: 30
Views: 2845

Re: Opinions on this Shade Structure, Please?

but it looked like such a joke! I guess I look like an ass. No, you don't. I've seen those things get blown away. As was stated earlier, these past several years have been relatively calm, giving people a false sense of what it can actually be like out there. And on the playa, you always want to be...
by Lo_80
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Opinions on this Shade Structure, Please?
Replies: 30
Views: 2845

Re: Opinions on this Shade Structure, Please?

theCryptofishist wrote:but it looked like such a joke!

I guess I look like an ass.







Again.

hahah, Crypto, i thought your comment was hilarious!
by Lo_80
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Opinions on this Shade Structure, Please?
Replies: 30
Views: 2845

Re: Opinions on this Shade Structure, Please?

Like FossaFerox said, if you would be comfortable driving your structure on the back of a truck down the highway at 75 mph, it'll probably do fine on the playa. If you think it would bend or break... try something else. This was the clincher for me. I'm not an experienced camper by any means, so se...
by Lo_80
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Opinions on this Shade Structure, Please?
Replies: 30
Views: 2845

Re: Opinions on this Shade Structure, Please?

Thanks for all the feedback everyone! I think I'm just going to go with the wind permeable one:

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by Lo_80
Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Opinions on this Shade Structure, Please?
Replies: 30
Views: 2845

Re: Opinions on this Shade Structure, Please?

Even if I use lots of guylines and rebar?

I got the idea from these pics:

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They look sturdy enough...
by Lo_80
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Opinions on this Shade Structure, Please?
Replies: 30
Views: 2845

Opinions on this Shade Structure, Please?

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Hi Everyone!
My first post and my first burn.

Do you think this shade structure will hold up to snuff? Any and all advice is much appreciated!

Thanks!

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