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by Toe
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: how to get rid of the wife and go to bm alone
Replies: 16
Views: 1278

Re: how to get rid of the wife and go to bm alone

Whats up guys one week to go, counting down, so excited and cant wait for that so we burners gotta a very friend of us that wants to go but his wife has been keeping him on a tight leash we are seeking for a good excuse so then he can come alone and join us she knows what burning man is, which make...
by Toe
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: Patent for Teledildonics Expires After 20 Years
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Patent for Teledildonics Expires After 20 Years

Yass!
I'll get right on it.
by Toe
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag VS rebar on bus
Replies: 12
Views: 2249

Re: Lag VS rebar on bus

A simple wrench may work fine for you. For a single person tent, four 12 inch lags and a manual socket wrench will be fine. Four 12 inch nails with washers and a claw hammer will work fine too. I've worked a few 24 inch lags with a simple adjustable wrench. You probably wouldn't want to do more than...
by Toe
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Realistic non-cooler based menu planning
Replies: 178
Views: 79256

Re: Realistic non-cooler based menu planning

Bump

Going coolerless two burns and counting.
by Toe
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Gerlach Water fillup, lines?
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: Gerlach Water fillup, lines?

Remember to taste the water before you fill up.

We had a big jug of not-so-great tasting water that someone filled up near the playa.
by Toe
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Dual Hose Air Conditioner
Replies: 22
Views: 2988

Re: Dual Hose Air Conditioner

There is an enormous difference in electrical consumption between a regular AC unit with a compressor vs a Figjam cooler. The Figjam takes advantage of the the playa's naturally dry air to do the heavy lifting, plus you get a humidifier as a bonus.
by Toe
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: I made a Lag Bolt Hand Crank Tool!
Replies: 20
Views: 2077

Re: I made a Lag Bolt Hand Crank Tool!

Now, it would be quite something if someone made a lag adapter for a 'Yankee screwdriver' spiral ratchet screwdriver and added an extender and foot stirrup. Then we could just stomp lag bolts straight into the playa without breaking a sweat :)

Who's going to try it first?
by Toe
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade structure design - feeback / advice please!
Replies: 15
Views: 890

Re: Shade structure design - feeback / advice please!

I'm a pretty big fan of using shade cloth as a stressed member. A neat discovery this year was that a freeform tent can have structural redundancy. One of the skinny paracord guy lines wore through due to a truckers hitch, but the shade just readjusted to compensate. The structure stayed up and bare...
by Toe
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: batteries, inverters, and power math for the masochistic
Replies: 17
Views: 2580

Re: batteries, inverters, and power math for the masochistic

For blenders I've used a couple of solutions. My favorites have been pedal powered blenders. They take about 10 hours to build. For best results don't actually use a blender, use a food processor. They have longer blades so they have a faster blade tip speed for the same RPM. RPM is usually the limi...
by Toe
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Electric Vehicle Charging
Replies: 14
Views: 2712

Re: Electric Vehicle Charging

Three ways without bringing a generator in order of least to most involved: 1) Get a modest inverter (600W~1000W) and run it from your car. Maybe you can even plug it into your cigarette lighter. Be careful not to empty your car battery. 2) Run a solar panel with an adjustable DCDC boost converter t...
by Toe
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Arduino range communication on Playa
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: Arduino range communication on Playa

Did this end up happening? Did it work ok? What protocols did you use? What were some traps you wish you'd known about beforehand? What would you do differently next time?
by Toe
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2017 BxB & BxA up moderately
Replies: 1
Views: 1962

Re: 2017 BxB & BxA up moderately

FYI BxB = Burner Express Bus
& BxA = Burner Express Air
by Toe
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Impact Drivers
Replies: 23
Views: 1849

Re: Impact Drivers

I had the same question but ended up coming to a different conclusion: don't use an impact driver if you can avoid it. Fear of Murphy's law prompted me to invent a custom hand crank tool similar to a speed wrench. No electricity, no moving parts, essentially no chance of breaking. Here it is: https:...
by Toe
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Establishing principles for a new camp
Replies: 1
Views: 992

Re: Establishing principles for a new camp

We use a vetting process where every member has a sponsor who vouches for the person and also vows to pick up the slack of the person if they don't fulfill their duties.

We also tend to agree to disagree about some things. This way we can move forward without getting too bogged down by fights.
by Toe
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.
Replies: 29
Views: 3582

Re: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.

Sorry to drift the thread but I've had some success using shade that is not based on conduit. I've only ever used 8 foot 2x2 lumber. 2016 I used two pieces and a tarp. It worked okay. 2017 I made an icosahedron draped with tarps and camo. It was a lot of pieces for a small shade. 2018 I made a freef...
by Toe
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man & Mental Illness: Navigating Sober
Replies: 16
Views: 1302

Re: Burning Man & Mental Illness: Navigating Sober

I'm always drug free and sober but/and I think it's fine for people to do whatever they want. My only frustrations are when people need to get shit done but don't because they got too fuged up. That and when I want to get in someone's pants but I can't because they're too inebriated to consent prope...
by Toe
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Power Mathy Math Stuff made easy
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

Re: Power Mathy Math Stuff made easy

Thanks for posting this! It's a pretty good resource. I've brought solar to my camp the last two years. A bunch of people really loved the solar compared to a fuckin' generator. Several told me they only wanted to camp with solar from now on. Surely your spreadsheet has helped lots people streamline...
by Toe
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: I made a Lag Bolt Hand Crank Tool!
Replies: 20
Views: 2077

Re: I made a Lag Bolt Hand Crank Tool!

This thing will drive bigger bolts for sure. I've found that smaller/regular impact drivers tend to get pretty bogged down after about 9 inches. This eats the battery. There's plenty of torque with the crank tool. In fact the lever arms are a bit too wide and I punch myself in the bicep. Yes, this i...
by Toe
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: I made a Lag Bolt Hand Crank Tool!
Replies: 20
Views: 2077

I made a Lag Bolt Hand Crank Tool!

My tool was pretty popular this year so I'm posting it here for your enjoyment. Electricity can be in short supply at the burn so I devised a lag bolt crank that always works and never breaks. Purpose: easily and reliably install and remove lag bolts. Features: essentially no moving parts, no electr...
by Toe
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Practical
Replies: 147
Views: 8192

Re: Playa Practical

Chalk board.

White board markers get gunked up with dust. Chalk is inherently dust based, and cheap AF.
by Toe
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17111
Views: 1426518

Re: Fuck!

Fwok

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