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by yellowdog
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Portable Solar Evaporative Cooler Plans
Replies: 11
Views: 17674

Stack, I like your Pepino cooler! It appears it would use less energy and water to run. On the one hand, more energy and water = more cooling (we have actually needed a down sleeping bag at times). On the other hand, the energy and water requirements of our set-up are easier to manage with shared ca...
by yellowdog
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Portable Solar Evaporative Cooler Plans
Replies: 11
Views: 17674

Portable Solar Evaporative Cooler Plans

We have used these for 8 years on the playa, and have found them to be very effective. Finally getting around to posting and sharing the plans.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Portabl ... mp-cooler/
by yellowdog
Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: cultural divide?
Replies: 45
Views: 11137

Every time you read something on here, repeat to yourself "E-playa is not THE playa". You know how, when you ask people how their vacation (or day, or date, or whatever) went, and they cant wait to tell you about the missed flight, or the filthy streets, or the overpriced restaurant, instead of the ...
by yellowdog
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: WTF !!!!!!!!!! Rubbish, junk, shit!
Replies: 35
Views: 6946

(though I did have shit in my pants come the end of the week)
No matter how bad my day was today, it was better than being the person who got the seat next to you on that 8 hour flight back to England.
by yellowdog
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: I desperately need your help burners
Replies: 12
Views: 2997

Avins, if you like that music clip, you REALLY need to come to Burning Man! You may get a lifetime's worth in 7 days, 24 hours a day. My best guess is Opulent temple, because of the empty view to the East, but it's really impossible to tell. Bassnectar was playing sunrise at Opulent on Sunday mornin...
by yellowdog
Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Recommendations -- pee bottle?
Replies: 63
Views: 13373

Empty Folgers coffee container. Find someone who works in an office building have them scout the coffee maker/break room, and they're free. They have a wide lid, good seal, short, about 1 gal size. Augment with some 'blue stuff' from an RV store. It's the stuff that's used in RV toilets to keep the ...
by yellowdog
Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burn Out?
Replies: 39
Views: 8811

Somewhere along the line I had the realization that I was not there to be entertained


Bingo! Thank you!
by yellowdog
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burn Out?
Replies: 39
Views: 8811

Boy, does this sound familiar! Both my wife and I have had the same conversation the past few weeks. This was our 6th year of 7 (skipped the Crude Awakening year, just so we could work on other projects thru the summer. How does it take 2 months to prepare for a one week event?). We brought 4 virgin...
by yellowdog
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Who organizes Critical Tits?
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

PM me your contact info (e-mail addy) and I'll pass it on to the organizers.
by yellowdog
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Grilled Cheese Incident
Replies: 12
Views: 7482

PM me your contact info (e-mail addy) and I'll pass it along to a camp member.
by yellowdog
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: So who got hurt this year?
Replies: 55
Views: 13542

Does anyone have any updates on this? Some friends saw this, too, and later reported that the one guy who hit and dragged on the playa after coming in WITH the wind (generally a bad move) had main chute problems, released the main and came in on his reserve chute. The main chute was the one (withou...
by yellowdog
Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Hot Topic at Thunderdome? Sugary buds?
Replies: 75
Views: 17528

Hot Topic at Thunderdome? Sugary buds?

What was up with the Hot Topic sign atop Thunderdome early in the week? Someone informed me that it was a logo for some mall-rat goth clothing store or something...And what about the flying ad banner for "sugary buds". Was that really an ad for some pot growers fertilizer or something? I'm so far ou...
by yellowdog
Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Slide of death = burns!
Replies: 83
Views: 16297

FWIW, the guys at the 3:00 medical station said that the Slide was the site of more injuries than any Burning Man art installation EVER.
by yellowdog
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Arriving at night
Replies: 12
Views: 2094

1) heed above advice 2)have a plan B: in case Playa Info computers are down, make a plan for your camp to post info AT A SPECIFIC PLACE on the Playa Info bulletin board i.e. farthest lower right corner as you look at the board (s). Those boards can get crowded. 3) Plan C: screw it. Find your own cam...
by yellowdog
Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Playaflies in '09?
Replies: 7
Views: 5410

Yay! We'll have three.
by yellowdog
Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Suggestions for posting how-to projects
Replies: 4
Views: 833

Awesome site! Just what I was looking for. I'm working on my instructable right now.
by yellowdog
Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Suggestions for posting how-to projects
Replies: 4
Views: 833

Hah! See, I couldn't even make the url link thingy work!
by yellowdog
Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Suggestions for posting how-to projects
Replies: 4
Views: 833

Suggestions for posting how-to projects

I'd like to share how-to-make instructions for a home-made swamp cooler that we're been using for years on the playa with very good results. Do you have a suggestion of a website or some other method that is 1) REALLY user friendly 2) free 3)set up so people can share how-to projects? I'd like to po...
by yellowdog
Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Critical Stilts 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4492

4PM - 5PM sounds great. I'll rouse us out of our mid-afternoon stupor.
by yellowdog
Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Playaflies in '09?
Replies: 7
Views: 5410

Playaflies in '09?

Anyone bringing their Playaflies this year? Interested in swarming the Man? There was a swarm last year, Thursday at 9PM as I recall. Lets do it again!
If you know, you know. If you don't:

http://www.playaflies.com/
by yellowdog
Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Critical Stilts 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4492

Sounds like fun! I got my wife stilts this Christmas so she could experience Burning Man at a higher level (she's 5'0''). We'll see y'all on Thursday. Looking forward to a tour of stilt bars. We'll sniff some out on the 3:00 side to add to the agenda.
by yellowdog
Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Looking for billboard vinyl (or other heavy duty cover)
Replies: 8
Views: 3281

Seems i remember a mention on e-playa about sourcing the plastic that covers loads of lumber-in-transit from a large home supply store. They probably just throw it away. It's a possible alternative.
by yellowdog
Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: I camp in an EZ Up.
Replies: 45
Views: 12622

Personal experience: we used a 10x10 e-z up last year as a kitchen area, rigged almost exactly as you described swapping my stakes for rebar), tucking the nylon walls under, and weighing them down. In addition to staking down the four legs and four corners of the walls, also criss-crossing it with a...
by yellowdog
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: How do you use RV A/C?
Replies: 26
Views: 4258

Thanks so much for the excellent information. E-playans rock!
by yellowdog
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: How do you use RV A/C?
Replies: 26
Views: 4258

How do you use RV A/C?

OK, I have no experience with RV's. This year we are adding an RV (stuffed with virgins) to the camp. The previous 6 years we have used solar power for the camp and home-made swamp coolers for domes and trailers. This rental RV will not have the option of adopting our tried and true technology. So, ...
by yellowdog
Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What foods are best for the playa????
Replies: 104
Views: 38522

Good meals on the playa

After several years of not eating much while on the playa and hating the clean-up that happens when you do prepare food, I came upon a great way to eat really good meals. I precook all of my favorites at home (ie pasta dishes such as mac & cheese, bean dishes such as lentils or black-eyed peas, stew...
by yellowdog
Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: BM Addiction
Replies: 58
Views: 9597

Thrift store shopping during a visit to San Francisco in December; paying for a pile of interesting clothing. Clerk:" Shopping for Burning Man?" Us: " Aren't we always?" Clerk:*big grin* Any time we have a party at our house, inevitably, at some point in the evening, the planning meetings begin amon...
by yellowdog
Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: did you get "lucky" at BM 08???
Replies: 34
Views: 7062

OK, fergodssake, MAKE SOMETHING UP, ALREADY
by yellowdog
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What makes a good gift?
Replies: 47
Views: 7897

I stand corrected. It is a Dimetrodon. Which, get this, is not a dinosaur, but a pelycosaur! Now that everything we need to know is on the 'net, all we need our brains for is drugs and sex. :wink:
by yellowdog
Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What makes a good gift?
Replies: 47
Views: 7897

Just a thought on the 'random gift conundrum-good or bad'... It so happens that one of my favorite gifts was a plastic dinosaur, given to me on some spun-out night while I was waiting for Hamsalila to start, or at least show up (which describes many of my nights at Burning Man). Anyway, I'm just sta...

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