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by rideincircles
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3116
Views: 413644

Re: Rest In Peace

I haven't checked in in a while, but just wanted to update that I got a new puppy and kitten after losing Wallace last year. I found Bruce trapped in my trashcan outside when he was on his first week out exploring as a kitten. I ended up getting Zora from the pound on Black Friday. They are now best...
by rideincircles
Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3116
Views: 413644

Re: Rest In Peace

My dog Wallace escaped from my yard yesterday and got hit by a car and didn't make it. I was able to get him to an emergency vet, but his internal injuries were too severe and he had about an hour left from when he got hit. I just wish I was able to spend that whole hour comforting him, it took almo...
by rideincircles
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Music that thankfully never makes it to the playa
Replies: 24
Views: 1953

Re: Music that thankfully never makes it to the playa

I bought an mp3 player that would run off an sd card for the Burn, which I loaded up with a bunch of my favorite music of all kinds. I figured out later that it wouldn't play randomly, and only played in order of the albums I added. Every time I needed to skip a track I had to hold down the button f...
by rideincircles
Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Law Enforcement in 2105
Replies: 96
Views: 10415

Re: Law Enforcement in 2105

I got a speeding ticket Tuesday night from Elko county in Nevada which is pretty rural on the way to Salt Lake City. The cop got me at the bottom of the valley between two mountains doing 88 in a 75. For the most part, the van had very little acceleration going up hill, so building up some speed was...
by rideincircles
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: So, how dusty was it?
Replies: 66
Views: 6488

Re: So, how dusty was it?

I planned on giving out hundreds of dust masks when there, but most people out and about all had shemaghs or were covered up with bandanas. I ended up giving a couple boxes to camps nearby and brought most of them home. When it comes to white out conditions and your lungs, you need a dust mask under...
by rideincircles
Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: stuff i learned on or first burn
Replies: 35
Views: 5733

Re: stuff i learned on or first burn

So first off, thanks to all the people here who prepare everyone for the first burn. This place is a wealth of knowledge that makes the burn easier for everyone around. The playa is a test of survival and preparation. It takes immense amounts of effort from everyone involved to make a city that func...
by rideincircles
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Trash
Replies: 35
Views: 2750

Re: Trash

I do wish I had chosen a different pass on this one, but it is too late to change what has been done. It was a large empty dumpster, but that is not much of an excuse, it just wasn't left out for someone to clean up later like in the picture shown. It would have been unsafe traveling with it for lon...
by rideincircles
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Trash
Replies: 35
Views: 2750

Re: Trash

What are the best options for disposing of trash after the burn? I had to ratchet strap mine onto a tarp on top of the van when leaving Monday night after 2am. We ended up finding a near empty dumpster in Reno Tuesday, but tried to make sure it was nowhere near capacity away from the hotels and ther...
by rideincircles
Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt
Replies: 203
Views: 40286

Re: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt

70 lbs of dry ice kept drumsticks mostly frozen until about Friday. That worked well for blowing some neighbors minds. I ended up having some frozen ice bottles left in that cooler 2 weeks after leaving which allowed me to eat the small portion of seafood etouffee I had in there when I got back home...
by rideincircles
Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: best kind of beer for the playa?
Replies: 86
Views: 7564

Re: best kind of beer for the playa?

The beer cart came out great. I made it to the last stop on the homebrew pub crawl Tuesday and hung out there for a while. I guess there was another homebrew crawl on Wednesday also, but I didn't know about it. I ended up killing my kegs of citra saison, lemon lime hefeweizen, and grape soda. I went...
by rideincircles
Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048021

Re: cooling your tent or van

The beericooler worked great. I didn't end up setting up my hexayurt until Thursday after arriving Monday night around 8pm and having to deal with the dust on Tuesday and Wednesday. I set the beericooler to blow in the tent under the costco carport during the afternoon and that made sleeping on thos...
by rideincircles
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048021

Re: cooling your tent or van

The Beericooler is complete. I will probably add a handle up top, but everything is snug and mostly airtight and it seems to work like a champ. Now I will mate it up with the hexayurt panel and cut a hole this evening. http://s15.postimg.org/4bubrt3jv/IMG_0494.jpg http://s15.postimg.org/7wq7b183f/IM...
by rideincircles
Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 43431

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Sleep. I really need some. I doubt that will happen though since I need to finish a couple more items on the swamp cooler, then cutting holes in the yurt for vents and doors, setup the costco carport, make another shelf, finish packing, and a bunch of smaller items on the list. I gave up on panic mo...
by rideincircles
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Silly question about charging marine batteries
Replies: 25
Views: 2636

Re: Silly question about charging marine batteries

What should we be looking for on battery charges using a multimeter? Will that tell us the level of charge? Also, should I just leave it hooked up to the HF trickle charger until I leave, or do I need to pull it off there so it doesn't overcharge. The only thing mine has been used for is about 15 mi...
by rideincircles
Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 268225

Re: HexaYurts

In general, your tape may peel off from what I have read. Pull it out and see if it looks good. Does the bifilament tape peel off? Then it may need to be cleaned. The aluminum edge tape should be on there permanently. Someone with more experience can chime in.
by rideincircles
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048021

Re: cooling your tent or van

I was thinking it could vacuum the water up the tube at first, but that was not correct. After thinking about it, I will probably just make a little plate to set in the water with the float switch and pump attached. Having a method to jump start it could be an option, but I would rather just flick a...
by rideincircles
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048021

Re: cooling your tent or van

I am almost done with my over engineered beericooler. I was hoping to install the pump on the upper half of my cooler so it could be removable for transport with a suction line into the reservoir. But I guess the pump doesn't run unless it is under water or has water in it when it turns on. I may se...
by rideincircles
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 268225

Re: HexaYurts

Noted. I do plan on having the cutouts ready to plug up whenever needed. Windows may not be necessary, but seemed like an easy idea. Keeping them small will be the best bet. Would Stucco tape hold the 10 x 20 air filter or wall cut outs in place if I am not around? I just ordered some stucco tape to...
by rideincircles
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 268225

Re: HexaYurts

Still need to cut windows, vents and doors. Most likely this evening. My hexayurt is danger hinged at the moment. On the door, I was thinking of a portal, in the shape of a capital D turned on its side, with a slight angle at the top connection and a mild 6"radius or so at the bottom edges. Probably...
by rideincircles
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 43431

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Beer cart is almost ready. Still need to add another ring of insulation for the keg. Will need to decorate it if I have time and add some lights. As long as there is space in the van I will fit it. Also, built a shelf and coat rack for the hexayurt. Tomorrow will be finish the swamp cooler and hexay...
by rideincircles
Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: best kind of beer for the playa?
Replies: 86
Views: 7564

Re: best kind of beer for the playa?

This is a 2-3" deep pool of sadness. I removed the kegs yesterday, but still have to clean this up tonight. Been way too busy to deal with it this week. This has happened on at least 4 occasions, but usually 2 gallons or less. RIP Bill Murray The Elder. You will be reborn soon enough, just not out o...
by rideincircles
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike rack help!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3195

Re: Bike rack help!!

I am looking into a bike rack for my cargo van rental. Are there any that will work with double swinging doors? The van looks like this and the back doors are almost totally flat. I was hoping to avoid cramming the bikes in there, but have no idea what bike rack to buy at the moment. I doubt it will...
by rideincircles
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: what the [bleep] is stucco tape?
Replies: 9
Views: 1201

Re: what the [bleep] is stucco tape?

That website people order everything from has it also.
by rideincircles
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: floor covering - rugs? foam mats? bones of the dead???
Replies: 28
Views: 7818

Re: floor covering - rugs? foam mats? bones of the dead???

Billboard vinyl for the win. Clear channel outdoors usually has them for super cheap. It is super durable, easy to grommet, and easy to cut. They are $8 for a 14' x 48' in DFW, but seem to be pricier elsewhere. I bought 2 earlier, but may grab another during lunch today.
by rideincircles
Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Conditions for 2015
Replies: 341
Views: 28317

Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

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by rideincircles
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Kodiak Tents?
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Re: Kodiak Tents?

The cheaper option I had on my watch list is gone, but some are available here.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kodiak-Tents-60 ... 1e9d4e347f
by rideincircles
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Conditions for 2015
Replies: 341
Views: 28317

Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Did your tomatoes have a cat face on them? The exterminator site says that the stink bugs feed on fruit. Then the fruit continues to grow but often presents resembling the face of a cat on it. I wanna see. Stink Bugs Consperse stink bug, Eushistus conspersus Green stink bug, Acrosternum hilare Not ...
by rideincircles
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048021

Re: cooling your tent or van

I may use cooler melt water, but am not 100% on that yet. What temperature does the water get to on its own? My assumption is that having the keg in there for a few hours will get it cooler than it would be just sitting in my hexayurt and have it ready to go if I want to have a beer whenever. I may ...
by rideincircles
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048021

Re: cooling your tent or van

Basically I will install a box on top of the cooler that mates with the lid and there will be a giant hole for the pad to drain into inside (like what it looks like with the keg in there). The bucket shown was just for supporting the vent I had laying around. More work needs to be done, but I plan o...
by rideincircles
Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Conditions for 2015
Replies: 341
Views: 28317

Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Those bugs look like the bugs that took over my garden last year, just a different color. They don't present many problems to people, but they do like tomatoes.

Hide your tomatoes.

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