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by silverfish
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 68
Views: 7517

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

I think it's so the 6 o clock/ 12 o clock axis aligns with the length of the playa. Said a different way, if you stand at center camp facing the man - you look down the length of the playa. If the 6/12 axis pointed north you'd look at much closer mountains. I imagine this is to give greater space fo...
by silverfish
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 68
Views: 7517

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

How does this look?

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by silverfish
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Alumicloth - Verdict?
Replies: 32
Views: 4130

Re: Alumicloth - Verdict?

In my limited experience aluminet or alumicloth dosen't block any more heat than normal shade mesh fabric. I am still using the aluminet I bought a few years ago (yay durability), but I wouldn't spend the extra cash on it again. If you want to stay cooler underneath shade you need solid sun blocking...
by silverfish
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Guidelines to orient my camp?
Replies: 29
Views: 2590

Re: Guidelines to orient my camp?

When I layout the camp plan each year I try to imagine it in a few different orientations. We have a target area to camp in, but we might end up on the inside or the outside of a given block - or end up changing from say 6:30 to 4:30 because we found a better spot. So flexibility is key. I mainly fo...
by silverfish
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tents
Replies: 8
Views: 1121

Re: Tents

You can safety pin cloth (like an old bed sheet) over the mesh areas on your smaller tent to keep the dust out of it. The un-vented tent inside a tent will get very hot and not cool down as quickly at night - but you might get to sleep in a bit longer. Adding a radiant barrier to the inner tent won'...
by silverfish
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Alternate Roads to BRC, why aren't we making the most of them?
Replies: 27
Views: 2348

Re: Alternate Roads to BRC, why aren't we making the most of them?

I drove Surprise Valley/Smoke Creek Road, the one that goes on the west side of Pyramid Lake and connects with 447 to Gerlach, two years ago. We stopped and helped four people and saw about 15 other people with blown out tires on the road. We came through with no problems, until around day 5 of the ...
by silverfish
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Everyone hates a sauna
Replies: 28
Views: 2773

Re: Everyone hates a sauna

Rocks (not ones with air pockets inside - they can explode) heated over a fire, then placed inside on a suitable surface (trash can lid or firepan) can work great. Then just pour water on them and add essential oils if you like. I have done this river side more than once and it is fairly easy. The s...
by silverfish
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Capes and Cloaks
Replies: 3
Views: 2080

Capes and Cloaks

So after a few years I have decided that for staying cool in the daytime that a metallic fabric cape or cloak is the ultimate accessory. A quick trip to the fabric store, 10 minutes of sewing and walla! Wind passes through easily, and you can turn it any direction you want to block the sun. It also ...
by silverfish
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: ShiftPod or Alien Buffalo tent?
Replies: 25
Views: 13211

Re: ShiftPod or Alien Buffalo tent?

Check out the No Bake Tent: www.nobaketent.com

It's also burner made.
by silverfish
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent suggestions!?!?
Replies: 36
Views: 6273

Re: Tent suggestions!?!?

There are tents made just for places like burning man. The No Bake tent handles dust and wind well, and let's you sleep in by reflecting heat away. Shift camp makes an even larger sun blocking tent based on a ice fishing tent design - it weighs 60 lbs and is over 6 ft long when packed up - not sure ...
by silverfish
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4218
Views: 937427

Re: cooling your tent or van

Kenny - I've gotten by (barely) with a 18Ah battery and a 14 watt panel - but I only run for 3-4 hours a day. I get 1.17 Amps max theoretical from my 14 watt panel, probably closer to .8-.9 Amps realistically. My pump uses a max of 350 mA, and my fan on low runs 1.1 ah for a total of about 1.4-1.5 A...
by silverfish
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Solar to USB to Figjam cooler and a powerbank
Replies: 19
Views: 3325

Re: Solar to USB to Figjam cooler and a powerbank

I've used a combo of a 18V 14W Solar Panel, a charge controller, a 12 Volt 18 Ah SLA AGM battery and a Figjam style cooler. Last year I upgraded the cooler for my tent with a larger 12 in. 12V fan. The combo works well but I am at the limit of drawing enough power to keep the swamp cooler running fo...
by silverfish
Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: This Tent Mahal good for anything?
Replies: 13
Views: 1685

Re: This Tent Mahal good for anything?

Using all the guy lines is key. Also the longer the guy lines are the better they work - sadly this makes them more of a tripping hazard. I can't tell how many guy out points the tent has - but you might need to add a few. You could also consider getting a second set of poles and doubling them up. O...
by silverfish
Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4218
Views: 937427

Re: cooling your tent or van

Figjam - 12" fan has 113 sq. in. of area. 19 3" holes in my bucket equals 134 sq. in. of intake. That seems like it would work, no?
by silverfish
Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4218
Views: 937427

Re: cooling your tent or van

Last year I used a 90 CFM 3" air pump meant for a boat. This year my girlfriend and I decided to supersize the system: super evap cooler small - 1.jpg 12" ducting fits well with 5 gallon buckets. We cut off a bucket top and mounted it to the fan using some L brackets (after removing the back plate s...
by silverfish
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Strength of ratcheting straps for carport/shade tiedown
Replies: 30
Views: 3150

Re: Strength of ratcheting straps for carport/shade tiedown

Cam straps for rafting work quite well (Two of them hold a 200 lb cooler and a three people (450lbs) sitting on it in bouncing whitewater) and are reasonably priced. The come in straight, loop, and hook ends ( http://www.nrs.com/category/2882/rafting/straps ). They also have 1.5 inch straps rated fo...
by silverfish
Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4218
Views: 937427

Re: cooling your tent or van

I made my first bucked cooler for the '14 event. It was both a success and a failure. Things learned: 1. Don't let the pads touch the sides of the bucket! - I let the sides touch and created a new design in the process - the bucket in a planter design. I drilled holes in the bottom of the bucket and...
by silverfish
Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5444
Views: 771070

Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

I'm just joining the eplaya community, but I've been fortunate enough to go to burning man the last three years. After my first year I didn't know if I'd go back, but then I kept thinking about all of the amazing things at the burn. After three years I am more committed to burning man and contributi...

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