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by silvergirl70
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3652

Re: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?

Coming on this thread late for 2018, but I used 2' rebar to stake down my very modified monkey hut (15'x24' with a 25' arc). Then tied the end rib pieces down to the rebar with paracord threaded through each rib, using icicle hitches on the end, attached to the rebar. Might as well use that pounded ...
by silvergirl70
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 38
Views: 4116

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

Also, I don't think they can sue you for taking the vehicle to Burning Man (you're not leaving the country or stealing the vehicle) but technically, you are taking a rental vehicle on an unpaved road. I think that if you had engine issues or a breakdown, the extrication process would be on your shou...
by silvergirl70
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 38
Views: 4116

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

We rent a cargo van from LA . They asked me if I was going to Burning Man, and I decided to be truthful (I was taken off guard when he asked and just like that, the cat was out of the bag...)(Enterprise truck rental). He just asked to bring it back clean. Aside from the drive, the rental is way chea...
by silvergirl70
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.
Replies: 27
Views: 2813

Re: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.

Hi. Found this thread a year later. Curious how the cargo van sleeping was. We are adding another person to our group (now 3). Previous setup was coming to the event in a cargo van; we have a 10X14 Kodiak under modified monkey hut shade. Now with 3 people (cots) in the tent, things are going to get ...
by silvergirl70
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sizing a Monkeyhut.
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Re: Sizing a Monkeyhut.

I have a long thread on here agonizing over this topic (fitting monkey hut over a 10X14 kodiak in my case.) After some back and forth and wisdom from the hive, I made my own 15' X 24' design with Aluminet. Loved it. Worked great at 2017 burn and survived that windstorm that launched a full size tram...
by silvergirl70
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: PVC based shade structure over 10X14 Kodiak tent advice
Replies: 45
Views: 7818

Re: PVC based shade structure over 10X14 Kodiak tent advice

For a printable PDF of those monkey hut instructions and some clarifications: When cutting and pasting the address below, take out the "*" at the beginning before opening up. I stuck it in so that the file doesn't open up here automatically. *https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-1EQ6daxs3DdlVjV2tlTEt...
by silvergirl70
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Anyone have feedback on a Kodiak 10x10 ft tent?
Replies: 55
Views: 9568

Re: Anyone have feedback on a Kodiak 10x10 ft tent?

I have a 10x14' Kodiak and purchased a bunch of rebar spikes instead of the tent stakes (looks like rebar with a nail head welded to the top.) I think I paid about $40-50 for the set, maybe less. Have used them for 3 burns and they are brick shithouses. Picture is representative of what I got, but m...
by silvergirl70
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: PVC based shade structure over 10X14 Kodiak tent advice
Replies: 45
Views: 7818

Re: PVC based shade structure over 10X14 Kodiak tent advice

So I received so many requests for this design here and on facebook..I'm going to cut and paste my email instructions/notes on here for reference. Probably some typos, colloquialisms and lots of general blab. But, I loved this shade so much that if other people need the info, I am happy to share. Th...
by silvergirl70
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Alumicloth - Verdict?
Replies: 32
Views: 4130

Re: Alumicloth - Verdict?

Ok. I wrote the distributor. They order it in bulk from the overseas shipper but only have small pieces that are grommeted and taped. I asked them if they would be able to sell larger pieces custom cut, grommeted and taped and they said they would NOT be able to do that. (I just don't have the sewin...
by silvergirl70
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Alumicloth - Verdict?
Replies: 32
Views: 4130

Re: Alumicloth - Verdict?

JHands:
Did you end up getting the Alumicloth? very curious about properties, etc. If Aluminet's patent has expired, I'm always on the lookout for good shadecloth. Making more shade structures for a regional burn, and would love to hear if you purchased.....
by silvergirl70
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 75
Views: 9227

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Sweet, we could design a custom LoRa GPS logger with flashing and audible alert, geofence feature, custom iPhone app with map of the city, a mesh network to extend range, and solar-charged lithium batteries, and it would be attached to a metal cable that goes around your bike frame and through a wh...
by silvergirl70
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Being on the Rag at Burning Man
Replies: 39
Views: 5593

Re: Being on the Rag at Burning Man

JohnnyA
I think she would die of embarrassment if her dad had tampons ready for her. Haha.
:D
by silvergirl70
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Being on the Rag at Burning Man
Replies: 39
Views: 5593

Re: Being on the Rag at Burning Man

Oh my. How nice to think of women and your unique gift. :oops:
ESD has OB tampons (no applicator) and regular Tampax (cardboard applicator). If you really felt obligated to bring tampons, I'm sure it would be much appreciated.
Station 6 (really around 5:30) gets the most traffic.
by silvergirl70
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 75
Views: 9227

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Ratty,

You had me at 'sharpie'. One of the best inventions of the 20th century :)
by silvergirl70
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 75
Views: 9227

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

I also find that hoofing it 5 blocks to the nearest portapotty under duress is a strong negative reinforcer to any of the aformentioned no-lock reasons.
by silvergirl70
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 75
Views: 9227

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Spacetime,

I gave out a few locks this year on the playa for gifts. Just cheap ones. Makes a good gift for your camp mates. :)
by silvergirl70
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: PVC based shade structure over 10X14 Kodiak tent advice
Replies: 45
Views: 7818

Re: PVC based shade structure over 10X14 Kodiak tent advice

EGAZ wrote:Ain't it great when the prep executes as planned?! Looks like it did for you! Crongrates!! :mrgreen:
Yes!! Could not have been happier with it. TY.
by silvergirl70
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 75
Views: 9227

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Ratty, It was my first year with the camp (3rd Burn). I thought they were a great group of people as well. Everyone pitched in in their own way, and the camp was well organized. If weren't for next door's Sextant's 2 story Tesla Coil blarfing out 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' at 100 dB in 'chainsaw' mode...
by silvergirl70
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: PVC based shade structure over 10X14 Kodiak tent advice
Replies: 45
Views: 7818

Re: PVC based shade structure over 10X14 Kodiak tent advice

decorations reduce.jpg Also added some old tie-dyed curtains on the outside as well as some solar lamps and 'moroccan door' curtains for shade and decoration. I stencilled some painter's canvas for floor/walkway covering, but that. Was quickly invisible. Had tons of fun decorating it, and having an...
by silvergirl70
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: PVC based shade structure over 10X14 Kodiak tent advice
Replies: 45
Views: 7818

Re: PVC based shade structure over 10X14 Kodiak tent advice

lunchreduced.jpg outsidereduce.jpg inside reduce.jpg Pics of shade structure in action @ 2017 Burn. Was fabulous to keep down heat in the Kodiak and in the lounging areas. Not horrible to set up with everything labeled..but the set up heat was oppressive this year. Ran paracord through the end ribs...
by silvergirl70
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 75
Views: 9227

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

maladroit wrote: There was a be-fuzzled and glitzed out cruiser bike dumped on our street frontage this year, no camp address so we let it lie where it was. Two days later a matching burner came to pick it up.
Love it...'matching burner'. Hee hee.
by silvergirl70
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Being on the Rag at Burning Man
Replies: 39
Views: 5593

Re: Being on the Rag at Burning Man

Aaaand.....got my period ON GATE ROAD on the way in. I can only laugh.
by silvergirl70
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 75
Views: 9227

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

I'm kinda with Badger on this one. The bike thefts I've seen were not returned despite the labeling of the bike, but would be happy to see that happen. It think I saw more locks on bikes this burn then I have in the past (good) also saw more abandoned bikes at the end of the event. I worked ESD stat...
by silvergirl70
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Being on the Rag at Burning Man
Replies: 39
Views: 5593

Re: Being on the Rag at Burning Man

Yes, I thought about the double entendre. No tongue biting here. Haha.
by silvergirl70
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Being on the Rag at Burning Man
Replies: 39
Views: 5593

Re: Being on the Rag at Burning Man

Tahiti...rub it in why don't you...haha.
by silvergirl70
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Being on the Rag at Burning Man
Replies: 39
Views: 5593

Re: Being on the Rag at Burning Man

All great ideas ladies! I look forward to that shower at the end of the week :)
by silvergirl70
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Carrying ID: copy or original?
Replies: 15
Views: 2837

Re: Carrying ID: copy or original?

Funny aside: Ok, dating myself here, but this was pre-internet. I had a 'fake' ID prepared and handed to me by a police officer. (To protect the innocent, he was near retirement, and is probably long dead by now.) At the time, I had just finished first year of college, and i had a friend from NY who...
by silvergirl70
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 75
Views: 9227

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

maladroit wrote:If a bike is abandoned in my camp and it has the camp address on it, I will return it. Many others will too. Put your address on your bike.
Very nice of you. I haven't had the opportunity arise as of yet.
by silvergirl70
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Being on the Rag at Burning Man
Replies: 39
Views: 5593

Re: Being on the Rag at Burning Man

Aaaand....another year approaches where I am on the rag. Dammit! I was hoping that things would shift. But no.....probably will hit just while I am in Gate Rd line. So last year used combo of tampons and the (disposable) softcup, one time use each. I use a diva cup or similar in the default world, a...
by silvergirl70
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 75
Views: 9227

Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

I was just thinking about my Camp last year where two of my campmates had their bikes stolen. We were camped near Burner Express Depot, and I suspect these were opportunistic crimes, but crimes nonetheless. (No negativity towards the riders of BE, just that there were a higher percentage of 'those w...

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