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by Luigi
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 19814

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

Those last few feet are a bitch. Good news is no rain in the forecast.

Burning Man volunteers rescue the 747 airplane from the desert:

https://www.rgj.com/story/life/arts/bur ... 381601002/
by Luigi
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: Night at the climb in
Replies: 7
Views: 1389

Re: Night at the climb in

I was thrilled to see something very dangerous. I went the night it opened (sunday?) and there were people all over it. Saw a guy get on the end of a car jumping up and down, freaking out the others on the car. Saw a guy go hand over hand down one of the cables with lights. After staring at it for 2...
by Luigi
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 2018 Exodus / Traffic, stories
Replies: 83
Views: 4363

Re: 2018 Exodus / Traffic, stories

We left Friday before the man burn, it was cake. They scanned our vp at the gate, as there were burners waiting to get in. Having gone in a week early to help with an art build, leaving early was easy. Missed the weekend warriors, the big burns and seeing all the trash/bikes abandoned on playa was ok.
by Luigi
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Party/Bar Requirements for Legal Drinking Age
Replies: 11
Views: 1132

Re: Party/Bar Requirements for Legal Drinking Age

I carry my wallet with me. Everywhere I go, its safer with me than in my car/yurt/camp. If I fall over dead, at least the medic will know who I am. Our bar asks for ID - at our age (40+) it's prety easy to spot a fake or underage. We just ask them to move over for the next patron. Cap't is right. Ag...
by Luigi
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What is your floor?
Replies: 24
Views: 3044

Re: What is your floor?

Heavy Duty brown canvas tarp under the shade, with smaller carpets. Regular tent stakes. White canvas painters drop cloths in the mini yurt. Stay away from poly blue tarps! One year (the year it rained) a campmate spent hours pulling out blue threads from the playa.

Luigi
by Luigi
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Medical air evacuations
Replies: 20
Views: 813

Re: Medical air evacuations

We have been Care Flight members for years (like Token said, 50 a year, Calstar etc) - I did ask them if they cover Burning Man and Black Rock Desert and they said yes, you will have to request that from the EMS provider on playa, but they may just transport you with their provider. Luigi - (based o...
by Luigi
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Material for letting in air/keeping out dust
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Re: Material for letting in air/keeping out dust

I use a 10x20 furnace filter blue taped to the side window on my vw van. Provides a bit of ventilation.
by Luigi
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 2018 BM Prediction?
Replies: 12
Views: 1439

Re: 2018 BM Prediction?

Reno Gazette Journal 'reports' no fences around Man or Temple at Burning Man. https://www.rgj.com/story/life/arts/burning-man/2018/07/13/burning-man-no-fences-around-man-temple-burns-year/780787002/ I had a dream the event was moved to Disneyland. You could camp anywhere and the Art was mingled with...
by Luigi
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: How is the road from Winnemucca to Gerlach (NV 49 I think)
Replies: 15
Views: 1558

Re: How is the road from Winnemucca to Gerlach (NV 49 I think)

I drove it last week, from Denio past the mine at sulfur to trego then across the playa to gerlach. Parts of it are rough and I would not recommend it on the way to BM. Stay on the pavement!
by Luigi
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: To Shade or Not to Shade?
Replies: 21
Views: 1955

Re: To Shade or Not to Shade?

Go for the 10x10 flat top shade made from 1" EMT, for about $100 of parts. You won't regret it.

Shade - Water - Bike are the top three on my list.

Luigi
VW bus camp
by Luigi
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric Bike Conversion Basics.
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: Electric Bike Conversion Basics.

I am also interested in this for my old schwinn, which I have put a three speed rear hub on. Would like to leave the bike as is and do the front drive. Hope to do it myself on a budget, so please send some info our way.
Cheers, Luigi
by Luigi
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: How to stabilize generator for art car
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: How to stabilize generator for art car

Hey there Getting clean power out of a diesel(?) generator can be tricky. If there is a steady load the power will fluctuate less. You may have to condition the power at each point of use with a UPS for the most sensitive parts. Generators designed for home use (usually natural gas) have more power ...
by Luigi
Wed May 30, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey Hut vs Carport vs Other Shade Over Van??
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Monkey Hut vs Carport vs Other Shade Over Van??

EMT flat tops work well. Attached to the rack with an air space, and side wall on the driver side. Silver tarp out, black side down, stretched with bungee balls. Parts from the yuma store. I park the slider door to the lee side. I am a big fan of flat tops, they are playa tested. Luigi @ VW Bus Camp
by Luigi
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Sizing a Solar set up to meet the demand of a device?
Replies: 14
Views: 1545

Re: Sizing a Solar set up to meet the demand of a device?

Hi Clay Sounds like you need: 12 volt bilge pump with a float switch (so it only turns on when the float says it is needed) Deep cycle 12 volt battery Charge controller (to avoid over charge of battery) Solar panel The key to your question is the size of your pump and how long it will run (how many ...
by Luigi
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2018 drone policy
Replies: 19
Views: 2400

Re: 2018 drone policy

John Goodman as Gil John (Alpha house) sitting in his back yard....

by Luigi
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 7130

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

Good question - what direction? It appears bmorg has gone down a road of no return. I took this year off - just did not have the prep time, energy and cash to make it, even though I am a Reno local. On burn day I visited the NV Museum of Art which has a good exhibit "City of Dust - the Evolution of ...
by Luigi
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: VP for sale face value at will call
Replies: 1
Views: 955

Re: VP for sale face value at will call

Sold! Ticketfly makes transfer safe and easy.
by Luigi
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: VP for sale face value at will call
Replies: 1
Views: 955

VP for sale face value at will call

I have a vehicle pass for sale at will call. Face value $80 plus fees = $104 Can transfer name online via ticket fly . I am in Reno but we can do this remote if needed. Send me a PM with your cell number - Thanks, Lou
by Luigi
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Stop the rattling EMT!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2192

Re: Stop the rattling EMT!!!

I wrap 6 poles tightly with cheap black electrical tape. Load it on the roof rack and then use web cam lock straps to secure the bundles together, then tie to the rack.
by Luigi
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Trunk Bike Rack for Subaru
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: Trunk Bike Rack for Subaru

I used the Hollywood original on my impreza - it fits most cars great.
by Luigi
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The best pen
Replies: 34
Views: 3972

Re: The best pen

Second on the Fisher Space Pen. Have been carrying one for years and they work great.
by Luigi
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Building my first Yurt & Swamp Cooler - Need Advice!
Replies: 28
Views: 4113

Re: Building my first Yurt & Swamp Cooler - Need Advice!

Three years ago I built a six foot stretch - big enough for two twin beds and my clothes. Cooled it with the fig jam 5 gallon bucket cooler run on a deep cell battery and small solar panel. Has two 10x20" windows covered with furnace filters. I do cover it and the van with a flat top shade. I can se...
by Luigi
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.
Replies: 28
Views: 2998

Re: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.

I have 3/4 emt for my flat tops which has held up for three years ok. - BUT if I would do it again would use 1". I had the 3/4 from another fest so added to it for BM. No way would I use 1/2. My opinion is 3/4 is the minimum.
by Luigi
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 68
Views: 7934

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

Except when its cold or raining.
by Luigi
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator Quiet Boxes
Replies: 21
Views: 9242

Re: Generator Quiet Boxes

I am with the Cap't - ditch the loud gen set. But if not possible, use soft material in the box like fig jam said - old shag carpet! I also have had luck with changing the exhaust muffler, but not all gens allow that.
by Luigi
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Transporting EMT Conduit
Replies: 17
Views: 1405

Re: Transporting EMT Conduit

I wrap 5-6 pipes with cheap electrical tape in 2 places, it's easier to lift onto my roof rack. Then cam lock webbing straps. Sometimes wrap a package for a 10X10 in the tarp that will be stretched on it and bungee that together.
by Luigi
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 2016 Kidsville?
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: 2016 Kidsville?

There is a list of theme camps here.

http://burningman.org/event/brc/2016-th ... &yyyy=2016

Kidsville has a sign up.
by Luigi
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 3:00 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 32
Views: 7381

Re: 3:00 Neighborhood Camps

VW Bus Camp will be serving shots of tequila at 3:15 and High Renaissance
by Luigi
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Picking a Generator
Replies: 35
Views: 3633

Re: Picking a Generator

Any one have experience with the Ryobi pair that are sold for about 1200 ?? Two 2200 watt each inverter generators with parallel cable.
by Luigi
Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Thursday arrival - Where do we park??
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Thursday arrival - Where do we park??

Figjam is right - especially since you have an RV and can take turns at the wheel. Go directly to the playa after provisioning. Fill up with fuel and water in Reno and keep on trucking..... Every day there are more people arriving and Wednesday night is just a bit better than Thursday. You will awak...

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