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by Various
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: dry ice
Replies: 429
Views: 354473

Re: dry ice

My dry ice sublimated way faster than normal this year. 200 lbs was gone in 4-5 days. Most years less dry ice lasts longer. Even 2017 didn't kill it this fast. I'm a little curious as to what the difference was.
by Various
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Entry/Exodus much smoother this year?
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Entry/Exodus much smoother this year?

Thursday afternoon build week, 3-4 hours despite a very short physical line. Heard after the fact that Gayte decided to have a 2 hour supervisor meeting on active shooter protocols during that time, leaving them short-staffed. Sunday 7 pm Exodus, not bad until Gerlach. Gerlach to Empire was stop and...
by Various
Fri May 11, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Catching a Thief
Replies: 34
Views: 8726

Re: Catching a Thief

Zubeneschamali wrote:Options?

When is physical violence the solution?
When the recipient needs an ass-kicking to trigger personal growth.
by Various
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: This time I'm gonna...
Replies: 31
Views: 6034

Re: This time I'm gonna...

Yes, I'm already part way through the process.
by Various
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: This time I'm gonna...
Replies: 31
Views: 6034

Re: This time I'm gonna...

Join the Rangers, if they'll have me.
by Various
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Renting a car in 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 7078

Re: Renting a car in 2017

Sham wrote:
Before returning rentals, I bring the car to a self-service car wash and power wash the shit (literally) out of the car.
You know there are portapotty banks everywhere, right?
by Various
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Fixing A Springer Front End
Replies: 0
Views: 593

Fixing A Springer Front End

Bike gurus: I bought a tricycle with a springer front end cheap on Craigslist, and in trying to tune it up, the main springer bolt (what I would think of as the kingpin on a skateboard - the bolt going through the spring to the collar) sheared. Assuming I can get the remaining rusted bit out of the ...
by Various
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.
Replies: 27
Views: 4466

Re: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.

How much does it cost to rent something. You can buy a cheap tent and seal up the mesh parts. With the new-found money you save on NOT renting a u-haul van you can buy a canvas sail from REI or some other upscale retailer. they are easy to set up and work great out there. Attach one corner to your ...
by Various
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Wedding "Officiant" Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Wedding "Officiant" Needed

I've performed several playa weddings and have a decree notarized by the Black Rock City Notary authorizing me to officiate them. I also have my own suit and megaphone. Happy to schedule a sunset vow session or just stop by Various Delights, somewhere around 3:30/I, for the "city hall" approach.
by Various
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.
Replies: 27
Views: 4466

Re: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.

Yeah, done it twice, totally worth it. The inside is surprisingly cavernous....to a fault. I literally lost things the first time because by end of week its an archeological expedition to find anything. 2nd time I strung some lines across the roof supports to hang things and brought cheap shelves t...
by Various
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Off chance somebody is watching the Michigan v Florida game, on Sept 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2786

Re: Off chance somebody is watching the Michigan v Florida game, on Sept 2

Awesome. UM alum here. Will make an effort to attend.
by Various
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.
Replies: 27
Views: 4466

Re: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.

I do this every year. The van under the carport is more comfortable than the tent. If the van is completely inside the carport, leave the doors unlocked and leave the key in the drivers' side door for the week. It will be hidden by the carport walls and make it impossible to lock the key inside. Or ...
by Various
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: 2x3s strong enough to build shade structures?
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

Re: 2x3s strong enough to build shade structures?

Just_Joe wrote:It's best to screw when it still has some moisture in it.
Sage advice.
by Various
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: 2x3s strong enough to build shade structures?
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

2x3s strong enough to build shade structures?

I need to build a small add-on "porch" to my carports and am debating EMT vs wood. Is building an 8x8x8' simple structure, or maybe a 16x8x8, out of 2x3s with a tarp on top and no sides, lag bolted with ratchet strap tiedowns, going to have any potential for an engineering fail? (I do understand the...
by Various
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Protecting your car on the playa
Replies: 21
Views: 6111

Re: Protecting your car on the playa

I've found the best way to protect my car on the playa is to leave it in my driveway and rent a cargo van to go to BRC.
by Various
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Freeze Dried Meals
Replies: 17
Views: 4899

Re: Freeze Dried Meals

I forgot my Coleman stove last year and bought an old white gas one, plus half a can of gas, from some dude in the parking lot at the Nixon gas station. You have options, OP.
by Various
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2017 Ticket Waiting Room??
Replies: 153
Views: 10378

Re: It's.... The 2017 Main Sale Excitement & Congrats Thread!

I got lucky - tickets purchased. Makes up for the last 2 years of sitting on my thumb for ~1 hr. I refreshed right at noon, btw. See y'all in the dust. Were you already 'in the queue' at that point (before you refreshed)? Yes. I refreshed (really reopened the link) in an new window. It put me in th...
by Various
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2017 Ticket Waiting Room??
Replies: 153
Views: 10378

Re: It's.... The 2017 Main Sale Excitement & Congrats Thread!

I got lucky - my green man walked almost continuously across and my tickets are purchased. Got in the ticket purchase room by 12:04. Makes up for the last 2 years of sitting on my thumb for ~1 hr.

I refreshed right at noon, btw.

See y'all in the dust.
by Various
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2017 Ticket Waiting Room??
Replies: 153
Views: 10378

Re: It's.... The 2017 Main Sale Excitement & Congrats Thread!

Into the queue with ~20 seconds left on the waiting room timer. Let's go green man! Good luck everybody!
by Various
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2017 Ticket Waiting Room??
Replies: 153
Views: 10378

Re: It's.... The 2017 Main Sale Excitement & Congrats Thread!

I still have 5 minutes left in the queue and it's 11:57... anyone else have the timing off?
by Various
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Show your Swag 2016
Replies: 74
Views: 7001

Re: Show your Swag 2016

kittyrodriguez wrote:
Various wrote:Image

Did I give one of these to any of you?
No, but I wish you had. :twisted:
Tell you what. Next year you can be first in line for a FUCK WHITE OCEAN shirt.
by Various
Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Show your Swag 2016
Replies: 74
Views: 7001

Re: Show your Swag 2016

Image

Did I give one of these to any of you?
by Various
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: To do after Burning Man
Replies: 8
Views: 1517

Re: To do after Burning Man

Throw everything in a pile in the corner
Go back to work
by Various
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Deodorant!
Replies: 62
Views: 16517

Re: Deodorant!

BBadger wrote:Image
jesus christ please tell me this is real
by Various
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: 2 person camp - sufficient cool area?
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

Re: 2 person camp - sufficient cool area?

I sleep in a cargo van under a shade structure. Build a FIGJAM bucket cooler and stick it in the front seat and you'll be a lot more comfortable than in just the cargo van. Extra blankets if it gets into the 30s like last year.
by Various
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Get your vehicle ready
Replies: 30
Views: 4584

Re: Get your vehicle ready

A get your vehicle ready cautionary tale: My radiator just exploded. Fortunately, it was within two miles of my house. If it had waited a week to explode, I'd be in a world of hurt actually irritated but unhampered, because I rent a cargo van to take to the Burn every year - but if you don't, fix yo...
by Various
Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: "Playa Fish" Ready To Cook....
Replies: 6
Views: 3077

Re: "Playa Fish" Ready To Cook....

Abalone is a little tricky because you legally can't cart it up there cleaned and ready to cook, plus you can only carry 3 per person. Better pull some 11s to feed a camp. I'm going spearfishing this weekend and next to see if I can get some ling fillets for the Burn, but I hear viz is shit right n...
by Various
Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: "Playa Fish" Ready To Cook....
Replies: 6
Views: 3077

Re: "Playa Fish" Ready To Cook....

Abalone is a little tricky because you legally can't cart it up there cleaned and ready to cook, plus you can only carry 3 per person. Better pull some 11s to feed a camp. I'm going spearfishing this weekend and next to see if I can get some ling fillets for the Burn, but I hear viz is shit right now.
by Various
Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Why Flushable Wipes Are Not Flushable
Replies: 9
Views: 3924

Re: Why Flushable Wipes Are Not Flushable

I always lock it. I don't want my artistic impulses interrupted in the middle of whatever dirty pictures I'm drawing in Sharpie on the wall.
by Various
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Presale Tickets - How Difficult?
Replies: 27
Views: 2721

Presale Tickets - How Difficult?

I'm planning on buying presale tickets this year to support the low-income program and hopefully avoid the individual sale --> fail --> Craigslist search. How impacted are presale tickets? Do I have to click the link at 11:59:59.872 exactly to account for my 128ms of ping to the Ticketfly server so ...

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