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by dewnorth
Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: easy evap pond ideas?
Replies: 19
Views: 4055

Anyone tried 1) chamois cloth 2) Floor humidifier mechanism?

1) I'm wondering if anyone tried evaporation with chamois cloth. (The artificial kind--i.e.: the kind with the obnoxious TV commercials) I expect chamois would pick up a lot of water. Not sure how well it wicks up water from a basin. And if it wicks a lot of water, would weight be an issue with any ...
by dewnorth
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: "Playa Staples" effective? (not rebar)
Replies: 9
Views: 3104

"Playa Staples" effective? (not rebar)

Does anyone have experience with using "Playa Staples" (hand-made by a burner)? There's tons written about rebar. But I'm hoping people can comment specifically about their experiences with Playa Staples. They come in 2 lengths. Which length have you used, and what were they used for? Pounded in str...
by dewnorth
Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: anyone think this would work?
Replies: 57
Views: 13886

Pushy in button thing problem?

It breaks down into 4 or 5 pieces that attach using the little pushy in button things that go into the little holes on the next piece. I might be wrong. And I usually am. But I wondered if a pipe, PVC, etc were slid over the center pole, could a pushy button get pushed in during big winds, break da...
by dewnorth
Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Has anyone ever used a resin storage unit on the Playa?
Replies: 24
Views: 3917

Insulate the shed & make silver????

How well would a plastic resin storage shed work (assuming it is sturdy) if you: 1) blew foam insulation in it and 2) made the outside silver somehow? (use some good glue and stick on mylar emergency blankets, or something else?) Other ideas??????? That way, maybe you'd have good durability of a sto...
by dewnorth
Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Camera Dust Proofing (SLR and otherwise)
Replies: 34
Views: 9204


camp-photon wrote:
"We will have the supplies in our camp for all to use."

Having camera protection supplies on hand for all to use is a great, very helpful way to gift that never dawned on me.

by dewnorth
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: need rope-light outdoor lighting
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Try home fix-it superstores

Before the summer/garden stuff is gone, you could try places like Home Depot or Lowes. I just bought some solar rope lights at a regional chain here called Menards.
by dewnorth
Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Regular car feasible for two people?
Replies: 31
Views: 3969

What about cookware & food?

I (a virgin) have the exact same question as Gaminwrench. I'm wringing my hands wondering if I can fit enough stuff going from Minnesota to BRC with my son in a Taurus sedan. Will we have to forgo cookware, stove, etc. to have enough room in the car, thus eating Spam, Spagetti-Os, trail mix and ener...
by dewnorth
Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Camera Dust Proofing (SLR and otherwise)
Replies: 34
Views: 9204

Unlubed condoms as camera covers?

Somewhere, I read a suggestion that unlubed condoms might make a good camera/electronic cover (with the opening taped to the edge of the UV filter). I was thinking of wiping the eqpt down with a fabric softener anti static sheet before applying the condom. And using anti-static bags (used for circui...

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