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by Rusted Iron
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Retired math teacher virgin burner
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Retired math teacher virgin burner

Stop by Tarwater and browse in the boutique.
by Rusted Iron
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 2017 Map?
Replies: 44
Views: 2948

Re: 2017 Map?

There are no such thing as sand snakes. Those are just baby sand worms.
by Rusted Iron
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws
Replies: 44
Views: 3519

Re: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws

I'm considering trading the sledge hammer and very long stakes in for an impact wrench and lag screws. My hesitation is my wrist. I tore cartilage a couple of years ago while cutting sheet metal with a powered shear. (It bound up and twisted. ) It healed well enough for everyday use but flares flare...
by Rusted Iron
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Help: removing mold/mildew off canvas tent?
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Help: removing mold/mildew off canvas tent?

White vinegar and a mild soap. Dilute tea tree oil for any stubborn spots.
by Rusted Iron
Tue May 09, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Gray water containers
Replies: 29
Views: 2158

Re: Gray water containers

Our camp members work hard building and running an interactive camp. I can't begrudge them a shower or two. Some of them crowd into small cars and can't carry out much with them. Most of our shower water is ice chest melt. It has to to go somewhere... buckets... that's a nice simple idea. We have a ...
by Rusted Iron
Sat May 06, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Gray water containers
Replies: 29
Views: 2158

Re: Gray water containers

Good points all.

I think the commercial route isn't for us.

I have a great idea: I am going to assign the gray water problem to cammates Tom and Tommy... let them come up with improvements.
by Rusted Iron
Thu May 04, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Gray water containers
Replies: 29
Views: 2158

Re: Gray water containers

Answers: About 20 people. We have been trucking the gray water out for many years. Nearly decades. There are problems associated with it that we are looking to improve. A commercial service was one of our camp mates' suggestion. We are discussing other options as well. Our system has been a evaporat...
by Rusted Iron
Wed May 03, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Gray water containers
Replies: 29
Views: 2158

Re: Gray water containers

I guess I unclear. We're looking for a drop off and pick up service. United Site Services does it, but their tanks won't work for our needs: Big square blocks for mucho money. There's a surplus store nearby that sells the large barrels but trucking them out full of fluids is a lot of weight. We'll p...
by Rusted Iron
Tue May 02, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Gray water containers
Replies: 29
Views: 2158

Gray water containers

This year our camp is considering renting a gray water tank, to be delivered and picked up by a service. I contacted USS and found that their tanks are too big and too costly for our camp's needs. A couple of years ago we were camped next to someone who had a small flat rectangular container, one th...
by Rusted Iron
Tue May 02, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Durability of Smartphones on the Playa?
Replies: 29
Views: 2094

Re: Durability of Smartphones on the Playa?

Target sells a "portion size" ziplock that is perfect for an iPhone. Last year I lost the spare battery for my camera along with the charger. I ended up using my phone's camera for about 4 days. The baggy protected well. Of course I took it out to shoot the pictures. (I found the battery a...
by Rusted Iron
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man
Replies: 42
Views: 8696

Re: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man

We have a nice little travel trailer, 20 feet with everything but an onboard generator. We use everything in it, with a portable Honda EU... except the toilet. We got used to trekking to the portas and using a midnight bucket. I've seen too many neighbors desperate for a pump out. The smell carries ...
by Rusted Iron
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Vertical plywood, staking it down?
Replies: 16
Views: 1177

Re: Vertical plywood, staking it down?

We use four t-posts, pictured above. Two per side. Drill the plywood out and tie it to each post. No failures so far.

Bringing a t-post pounder and a puller are mandatory.
by Rusted Iron
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: If you 'Bring It' and will never have a fundraiser tell us about it.
Replies: 20
Views: 1268

Re: If you 'Bring It' and will never have a fundraiser tell us about it.

Our camp goes to garage sales and the cheapest second hand stores to buy clothes for our boutique. We accept donations in clothes but not money. (We also go to flea markets as they are ending and go through all the trash the sellers leave behind. Sometimes it's good clothes and sometimes it's broken...
by Rusted Iron
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Curved trapezoid?
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Curved trapezoid?

Thanks, I didn't even consider having two street frontages.
by Rusted Iron
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Curved trapezoid?
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Curved trapezoid?

Great link, now I can see that the shapes are really irregular. There is no way to plan for an exact layout so I should just enjoy the chaos. (That's what our first camp set up day always is, anyway.) We were given a 60x100' area. My biggest challenge in design is getting all the camp's public attra...
by Rusted Iron
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Curved trapezoid?
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Curved trapezoid?

I guess what I'm trying to figure out is the approximate square footage. Hard to do with an irregular shape a brain that explodes with the closest whiff of math. We will be getting less space than usual so we have to make cuts somewhere. ("You an arm, you a trailer, you a all the toes on your r...
by Rusted Iron
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Curved trapezoid?
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Curved trapezoid?

Our camp will be in a plaza for the first time which means that I am going to have to move circles, squares and lines around on the camp diagram to make sure everything fits... Or start letting air out of tires in late August. Am I correct in plotting our "irregular" space in the form of a...
by Rusted Iron
Sat May 28, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: The old in and out
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: The old in and out

There is a re-entry fee during the event. It's pretty cheap.

I'm worried less about getting back in a second time than the third time, after BM is over, to collect the last trailer.
by Rusted Iron
Thu May 26, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: The old in and out
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: The old in and out

mudpuppy000 wrote:I don't think you have to pay anything for reentry if you are on early arrival.



Good to know.
by Rusted Iron
Wed May 25, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: The old in and out
Replies: 7
Views: 684

The old in and out

Our camp has a logistical problem this year. We haul usually haul four or five trailers with camp features and supplies and an art car. One of our regular drivers was transferred across the sea for a year. He's hoping to get a couple of weeks off of work but it's not likely. We will be consolidating...
by Rusted Iron
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Pressure washers; pro and con
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Pressure washers; pro and con

The burn is weeks away and I'm think of clean up? What a ridiculous brain I have. There is a reason for the thoughts, though. This year we are taking an almost new travel trailer rather than sleeping in the crusty old cargo hauler. A friend offered the use of his pressure washer on the way back. I h...
by Rusted Iron
Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Tarwater - Misfortune Tellers wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Tarwater - Misfortune Tellers wanted

We are now up to five.
by Rusted Iron
Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Tarwater - Misfortune Tellers wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Misfortune Tellers wanted

In all seriousness, we have the following age-old tools of fortune telling: 1). A bag of Scrabble tiles, along with a guide to their meanings. 2). MOOP, for reading the Ruins, (no, not Runes.) 3). A Magic 8 Ball and an, uh, a yellow one and a purple one.. For self-service fortunes. 4). Something spe...
by Rusted Iron
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Tarwater - Misfortune Tellers wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Misfortune Tellers wanted

That should be four not three. Must count myself.
by Rusted Iron
Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Tarwater - Misfortune Tellers wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Tarwater - Misfortune Tellers wanted

We will be putting up the Hit or Miss Fortune Telling booth in our camp. I just learned that one of our card readers can't make. (A work-commitment just came up.). We do have three more misfortune tellers but we would like one or two more for a couple of shifts, if anyone feels like joining in. The ...
by Rusted Iron
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sleep apnea burners, are you out there?
Replies: 19
Views: 1435

Re: Sleep apnea burners, are you out there?

It will be nice when the implantable devices become affordable. A tiny shock in the chest every time you stop breathing and you are as right as dust...
by Rusted Iron
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Marking of camp layout
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Marking of camp layout

We pound in t posts in every corner then drop a road cone over them. We thought about running string line between them but never felt that motivated to do so...
by Rusted Iron
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Things that Burners and Zombies have in common
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Things that Burners and Zombies have in common

1). As evidenced by several episodes of The Walking Dead, zombies love the flames... Light something up and they will come a shambling. Hell, even road flares will distract them for a little while. 2) Sunday night, we learned that loud music and sparkling disco lights will do the same. Lured a whole...
by Rusted Iron
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar
Replies: 494
Views: 21837

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar

We are also hoping to find more fortune tellers for a shift or two in Tarwater's Hit or Miss Fortune Telling booth.

It was nice meeting you at the North Bay fest on Saturday, Elliot.

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