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by MarkM3
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: EZ-Up Tents on the Playa
Replies: 17
Views: 5908

How to make it bomb-proof

I have the same e-z up that I have used for 4 consecutive years on the playa without failure. The secret: 4 x 10' pieces of 1/2" emt conduit from your local hardware store used to reinforce each horizontal side, spanning from 1 leg to the other, and then strong tie-downs to 'tension' the entire...
by MarkM3
Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: absinthe,
Replies: 98
Views: 12727

Sorry for the delayed reply, I havn't logged in a while. Igneouss said: Thujone is a documented deadly poison. As a chemist you would know that. Yet you seem to be advocating "adding as much as possible". Can I assume that you buy the extract and drink it straight? Thus relieving us of any...
by MarkM3
Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Rumors of bugs
Replies: 41
Views: 3498

Back about 4-5 years ago I had a plastic tarp down for the week. Upon leaving there was a spider and some wierd looking centipede under the tarp because of the condensation. They quickly scrurried away and into the first crack they could find. Rare, yes, but there are some sorts of bugs even in the ...
by MarkM3
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Medical Marijuana - Legal or Not?
Replies: 21
Views: 5824

Medical Marijuana - Legal or Not?

Hi all, The Jack Rabbit Speaks from Aug 14th states that " and remember, medical marijuana is NOT legal in Nevada." However, there are numerous other references stating that Medical Marijuana is approved in Nevada because it was passed by voters (just google it.) Thank being said, what exa...
by MarkM3
Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: 4 – Wheel Bicycle for Playa
Replies: 76
Views: 24727

Experinces w/ 4-wheel bikes on the 'dusty' playa?

Hi all, This year I'm contemplating retring the mutant vehicle and making a 4-wheel bike instead. For those of you with 4-wheel pedal powered vehicles, how well did they do on the terrible playa conditions (i.e. sand dunes) last year? Are you able to get through with a little extra muscle, or do you...
by MarkM3
Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: absinthe,
Replies: 98
Views: 12727

Absinthe is not the same as it used to be. . .

Hi all, Just thought I'd chime in with some additional feedback on the Absinthe you can now buy and why it is not "real" absinthe. FIY, I have a degree in chemistry, and work for a wine importing company, so I do know quite a bit about this stuff. I'm hoping to share and get some of you mo...
by MarkM3
Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Heads up from the playa: might be dusty
Replies: 131
Views: 22926

Also keep a cloth rag/hankercheif with you for wiping the dust off of your googles!
by MarkM3
Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator safety
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Agreed, also chain the spare gas tank as they occasionally grow legs and walk off too. Additional tips: Place some kind of protective covering down on the playa when refueling (i.e. oil drip pan.) A large funnel will be useful if your gas can has a big spout. Don't forget to check the oil and bring ...
by MarkM3
Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Help Bending Rebar
Replies: 28
Views: 14878

How to bend rebar on the playa: If your car/truck has a trailer hitch receptacle, you can use it like a vise! I usually stick one end of the rebar into the receptacle, and slide a piece of heavy duty steel water pipe over the other end. Pull on the steel pipe, and the rebar bends. Not perfect, but w...
by MarkM3
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Is anyone familiar with e-cigs?
Replies: 22
Views: 3259

Wow! Now all I need is e-vodka and I'll live forever!
by MarkM3
Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How to disinfect plastic water barrels?
Replies: 12
Views: 3898

I've worked at a large pharmacuetical company for years and routinely deal with infectious substances (i.e. blood.) The generally accepted practice for routine decontamination is to soak the object in diluted bleach (10% by volume.) For hard surfaces, we spray a 10% bleach-water mix, then wipe, spra...
by MarkM3
Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Glue
Replies: 10
Views: 1779

Agreed, a glue gun is not the best for the playa. Barge: Works good but it is a contact cement, so it limited in where it will work well. Good for things like attaching ornaments to a mutant vehicle, etc. Goop: My favorite. 100% playaproof for nearly everything. Works great for attaching stuff to cl...
by MarkM3
Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: motorized cooler fleet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

I like your idea. If you are talking about buying one of those pre-manufactured electric-motor powered coolers, then the Blackrock DMV will definately not let you register your vehicle. However if you modify it (i.e. your suggestion to go solar) as well as really involve the community (i.e. dispense...
by MarkM3
Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Quiet generators
Replies: 99
Views: 32031

Where to buy a honda last minute

Hi all, This last weekend I stopped by Campingworld in Gilroy (they also have 2 locations in route to the playa in Cordelia/fairfield and near sacramento.) They have all 3 sizes of Honda 'inverter' style generators in stock at a resonable price. The e1000i was $699, the e2000i was $999, and thew 300...
by MarkM3
Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:56 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Question for all the women (okay maybe some guys too)
Replies: 19
Views: 5737

do an internet search for menstrual cap (spelling?)

Women high altitude climbers frequently use these since it is near imposible to change a pad/tampon at 25,000 feet (and I'm not talking about inside an airplane!)
by MarkM3
Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: Suggestions for my mutant vehicle theme please.
Replies: 5
Views: 2436

I like the big arrow idea! A huge red arrow illuminated from within so it really stands out at night. Perhaps a flat top with hand rails so people could ride? Keep them coming, I like these ideas! Mister Jellyfish Mister, those are great links you have in your sig (mutantvehicle.com) Can't wait to s...
by MarkM3
Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: Suggestions for my mutant vehicle theme please.
Replies: 5
Views: 2436

Suggestions for my mutant vehicle theme please.

Let me begin by saying that I intend to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Department of Mutant Vehicles, and am a veteran mutant vehicle driver and understand the importance of sobriety, safety, and the 5mph speed limit. Now on to the fun stuff. I recently acquired a 3 wheel atv that is unde...

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