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by dragonfly Jafe
Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa wind nightmare stories
Replies: 110
Views: 22639

accordionMan wrote:...So now I'm pedaling as fast as I can but the storm catches me...
If this was 2006, then I likely watched this. I remember watching this scene happen to several people...
by dragonfly Jafe
Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Screw the Banks and Investment Firms
Replies: 1277
Views: 157876

they probably have short orders for that too...
by dragonfly Jafe
Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Does anybody listen to AM Radio anymore?
Replies: 9
Views: 1718

I listen to local AM news station every morning on commute (KBOI 670 AM)
by dragonfly Jafe
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Mutant vehicle/art car event insurance?
Replies: 20
Views: 3996

...if you are considering insurance, you may want to hire a Liability Attorney to give you a run-down on what could go wrong, and prudent steps one could take to minimize risk.
by dragonfly Jafe
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: The Tao of MOOP
Replies: 51
Views: 10222

Question: There is a plastic bag crossing your camp in the wind at about 30 knots. How far do you run after it before you give up? (Use both sides of the form if necessary.) I order the closest Camp Virgin to chase it, and not to come back without it! (and they better have scrounged a cold beer for...
by dragonfly Jafe
Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: The Tao of MOOP
Replies: 51
Views: 10222

The best times to pick up trash are when the sun is lower to the horizon, because it creates more contrast and the MOOP stands out better (plus it is not so hot). There is a better chance that prime Schmoop goes undiscovered in the dark, and therefore at Dawn there is roughly 8 hours of accumulated,...
by dragonfly Jafe
Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:48 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Battery Operated Fans?
Replies: 54
Views: 25959

I have had excellent results running your standard household 120vac fan (20" box type or swivel type on stand) from an invertor and 12v deep cycle battery. Position yourself downwind, then spray the blades with water every now and then (or drip from a cup mounted on top). I also have one of those sm...
by dragonfly Jafe
Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: The Tao of MOOP
Replies: 51
Views: 10222

...I like to get up early and catch the dawn, a prime schmooping time.
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: The Tao of MOOP
Replies: 51
Views: 10222

Schmooping (Schmoop)

To look for Schwag whilst picking up Moop.
by dragonfly Jafe
Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: SHUT EM DOWN, PERMANENTLY. Westboro Baptist Church >:X
Replies: 54
Views: 6444

Imagine if several hundred service men and women, in uniform, arrived and peaceably assembled across from the "protesters", and sang military songs and the national anthem, etc. For that matter, several hundred citizens doing this would be pretty damned impressive also...as long as it remained order...
by dragonfly Jafe
Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Power To The Playa... From Germany!
Replies: 152
Views: 43218

...yes, I can't begin to figure out what you are talking about (and I have played around with "alternate energy" for years as a hobby - fan of Tesla, etc), but I will be looking along the trash fence for signs of your installation and possible power outlets! I hope your plans come to fruition this y...
by dragonfly Jafe
Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Telescopic Linear Actuator Experts
Replies: 12
Views: 5138

how about looking at construction lifts? I have seen some 1-man lifts with several nested metal slides, that get lifted by a chain and electric motor. These have multiple sections - might be want you are looking for.

Good Luck!
by dragonfly Jafe
Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Yuris Night Reno / Ein Hammer Fundraiser
Replies: 11
Views: 1800

I am without SPACE!

I feel so empty...
by dragonfly Jafe
Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: THE BOOBY BAR! 2010!
Replies: 734
Views: 130443

the Bobbie Bar is totally self-sufficient, with an excess of ability. If they want to feel themselves up, they will need no help.

Radical Self Reliance
by dragonfly Jafe
Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17147
Views: 1582342

Fuck chance!

Luckily you have friends...

(there is a a reward after all for being such a cool dude!)
by dragonfly Jafe
Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: THE BOOBY BAR! 2010!
Replies: 734
Views: 130443

Who doesn't like Boobies?
by dragonfly Jafe
Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: My first Burning Man!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

yeah, go for yourself. I won't even take anyone to BM in my vehicle that has never been before - if they freak out and want to go home after 1 day, that would be a bummer (for them). Don't sweat joining a camp (in fact, I recommend you DO NOT join a camp, unless they are from your area and you can h...
by dragonfly Jafe
Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Tips To Avoid Heat Stroke?
Replies: 97
Views: 35456

A silk wrap dunked in ice water, then draped on your body, does wonders in the heat of the day. Repeat as needed.
by dragonfly Jafe
Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Mutant vehicle/art car event insurance?
Replies: 20
Views: 3996

illy dilly wrote:Since I'm covered on any car, truck, SUV I drive, I wonder if I'm covered on MVs
...no exclusion for "off road"?
by dragonfly Jafe
Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: astroturf! (my testimony about why carpet is bad)
Replies: 40
Views: 13695

if you can get the billboard vinyl sign material, it works great.
by dragonfly Jafe
Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa wind nightmare stories
Replies: 110
Views: 22639

the first year my MV failed to make it down, but it's trailers did, we used the "wings" of the dragonfly (25' welded steel) with 4 guy ropes each to anchor a huge shade structure (20'x40' tarp or somesuch). The other side was anchored to the cargo rack of a friend's RV (her idea). It was a lovely ca...
by dragonfly Jafe
Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Is it really this hard to buy a vehicle as a foreigner?
Replies: 29
Views: 7795

buy it in mexico, and drive across? don't know if that would be better or worse...
by dragonfly Jafe
Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Raiders back on the Playa for 2010.
Replies: 64
Views: 11002

hey, they picked up the severed limbs and slurped up the pooled blood.


eventually



Welcome back to Terminal City in 2010!


(many mutants were harmed in the making of this statement)
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Global Cooling
Replies: 993
Views: 101069

And now it seems that significant methane venting is happening not just from tundra regions but off shore as reported by Russian scientists this week. Quote: Shakhova et al., Extensive Methane Venting to the Atmosphere from Sediments of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf, Science 237: 1246-1250, 2010 S...
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims
Replies: 230
Views: 44546

:D Myth: You must always have a dust mask readily at hand. As I see it: The dust is so fine, it is not noticable to my airways, and I breathe normally even in a whiteout. (Not that it is good for us, but you will not be instantly incapacitated by a whiff of Playa dust -- as some folks seem to fear....
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Power To The Playa... From Germany!
Replies: 152
Views: 43218

Yes, the Burner Community includes some very smart and generous people (as evidenced by a high % of Burners staring in the recent "make something cool in a short time" shows popular in the USA), and everyone that attends is somewhat select in that they made it to a far-away inhospitable location, so...
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme
Topic: Petition to bring Camels to the playa
Replies: 41
Views: 15573

Critical Camel-Toe?
by dragonfly Jafe
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: jungo road
Replies: 66
Views: 14918

I come from the north, and have taken Jungo 3 times. In summary, it is not a road for most Travellers. What is your rig? Do you have a trailer? How much weight are you hauling? How many spare tires do you have (for the trailer too)? There are no services or habitants at all. You are totally on your ...
by dragonfly Jafe
Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Are bubbles moop?
Replies: 31
Views: 6279

participatory art...?
by dragonfly Jafe
Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Hotfix rhinestones - does the glue give out on the Playa?
Replies: 13
Views: 2415

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