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by MoonSplash
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Looking for tarp
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Not sure where you can find one that is so large that it will fit over several cars, but you can buy fairly large silver tarps at Home Depot, and then use rope or really strong zipties to connect them using the grommets located along the edge of the tarps. This could be a back-up plan.
by MoonSplash
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where can I buy a last minute shade structure in Reno?
Replies: 16
Views: 3420

I just was in the Costco in Carson City yesterday, which is about a 45 minute drive from Reno, and they still had the sturdy but quite heavy carports on sale for $199. At least four or five of them sitting out on the floor. These were the kind with side walls. There are 2 of us and we're just attach...
by MoonSplash
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Hot springs near Reno
Replies: 3
Views: 857

The hot springs in Sierraville are wonderful, but it'll be jampacked with post-burn burners. Clothing optional and in a beautiful, natural setting. Might want to ring them up and ask them if you need reservations. There are a bunch of other hot springs in the area, but are more straight up conventio...
by MoonSplash
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: I fly out of SFO on Sunday, should I skip the Burn?
Replies: 11
Views: 1947

In 08 we left the playa at midnight Saturday and arrived into Reno at 3ish am Sunday. Figure on at least 4 hours straight driving to get to the SFO airport - 7 am. If your flight is at 4 pm, you need to check in by 1 pm, so that gives you a couple of hours to stop to dust off your luggage, change cl...
by MoonSplash
Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: volunteering
Replies: 12
Views: 1409

I emailed the folks in charge of the ice trucks several times, but haven't heard back, so I ended up volunteering at the Reno Airport to greet those arriving by plane. Stop by and say hi! Good to know that you can volunteer once you're on the playa - I won't be sad to spend a few hours in the chille...
by MoonSplash
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Swampdog's shower enclosuer/evap pond
Replies: 6
Views: 3319

When you say, "It's all about the towels" - what do you mean?

Did you lower the towels down to the water level to wick up the liquid and dry in the sun?
by MoonSplash
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Carrying ice on bikes?
Replies: 25
Views: 10792

I have a medium-sized soft-sided squishy cooler that came with a long strap. I didn't have any problems fitting in 2 of the ice bags into the cooler, looping the strap over my shoulder and adjusting it so it just sat on top of the bike's handlebars. Because it was sitting on the handlebars, I didn't...
by MoonSplash
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Taping up your tents mesh sections.
Replies: 20
Views: 2588

Hey FaeTorra, I've used Gorilla Tape before and it worked great. What are you taping to your tent? If it's fabric, it probably won't stick as well to the fabric. I use the silver material used for car shades.
by MoonSplash
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Coffee and Ice
Replies: 33
Views: 5062

Also, all the profits from the coffee and ice sales go towards nonprofit groups in the Gerlach area. So it's for a good cause.
by MoonSplash
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: tents
Replies: 38
Views: 5713

Faetorra, I used Gorilla duct tape to secure the materials I used to cover the mesh of my tent (it is kind of like a car windshield solar shade that I cut up). In the past I used regular duct tape, but the Gorilla brand held up much better in the heat than the regular brand. I don't know if it leave...
by MoonSplash
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water bottles v. water bladders
Replies: 47
Views: 7136

I'm attaching a small, softsided cooler to my bike handlebars. I can keep an extra bottle of water in there with one of those blue ice pack thingies.

I have a large Nalgene which has an insulated covering to keep the drink cold. I may wrap some extra insulation on top of that. I HATE WARM WATER.
by MoonSplash
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Lightweight drawstring cotton/linen pants
Replies: 29
Views: 5335

i bought my comfy, stretchy, light cotton pj bottoms at... Old Navy. Clearance rack. $3 each. Go. Buy. Many.

Plus: I'm short - easy to just scissor off a few inches.

Plus: fun patterns.
by MoonSplash
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Gifts given and received....
Replies: 106
Views: 26614

On the playa, I've been given as gifts: The best hugs in the world a barbecued turkey leg at 2 am while walking randomly in the dark A bottle of water when I most needed it after a hot sweaty hour of dancing a leather bracelet with the MAN on it (wore it until it fell apart) an Arabic scarf Help wit...
by MoonSplash
Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Getting Out of the Playa
Replies: 32
Views: 4214

In 2008, we left at midnight Saturday right after the burn. There was a bit of traffic, but not much. We stopped for Indian tacos at some ungodly hour, got a little lost, but we were in Reno by 3 am.
by MoonSplash
Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: FOOD: What is your favorite, fun item to bring to share?
Replies: 64
Views: 11666

Can someone tell me, to keep foods colder in your cooler, do you line the INSIDE of the cooler with reflective materials or OUTSIDE the cooler? If inside the cooler, does the shiny part face inside (towards the food)?
by MoonSplash
Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: FOOD: What is your favorite, fun item to bring to share?
Replies: 64
Views: 11666

Chilled cans of Thai iced tea..... so so good to cool down with. Sweet yet a good kick to it. I'm bringing a bunch with me this time (last time I brought only two cans and I was craving them).
by MoonSplash
Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: FOOD: What is your favorite, fun item to bring to share?
Replies: 64
Views: 11666

Large cooked cocktail shrimp (frozen and defrosted during the day - the $9.99 bags you get from the frozen seafood section in the grocery store) with cocktail sauce - made the most fabulous afternoon pick me up snack. Cold, sweet, delicious. Last time we only brought one bag. They were such a big hi...
by MoonSplash
Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you wish you had known for your first burn...
Replies: 152
Views: 24853

Oh, and my first burn - we were SO unprepared to deal with gray water! We had a little tub that we put six inches of vinegary foot wash in and it would never evaporate. we ended up dragging lots of the gray water back with us in emptied out water jugs. this year we are going to use burlap and old to...
by MoonSplash
Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you wish you had known for your first burn...
Replies: 152
Views: 24853

Cover my hair during windstorms. On Saturday in 08 during a 7 hour windstorm, I didn't realize practically an inch of dust accumulated in my thick hair Better goggles - I used cheapo ones with holes in the sides and I was miserable. Less clothes - I actually ended up wearing a purple giraffe print n...
by MoonSplash
Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 544197

Tall camping chairs - last time we used beach chairs (not as comfy) 2 ski goggles that fit over eyeglasses (I’m going to use a light scarf to cover my nose/mouth) 8 dollar store car shades to duct tape together and cover part of the tent 2 black hand towels to use as a wick to dry up the gray wate...
by MoonSplash
Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Good easy Shade setups
Replies: 55
Views: 9417

My shade set up for 2 people was simple. I got a huge silver tarp, drove over the edge of it, then flipped the shade over the roof of my Honda CRV. The large tarp gave us lots of shade. To hold the tarp up, we added four six-foot tall PVC pipes (2 on both sides of the middle of the tarp, and 2 more ...
by MoonSplash
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What worked? What didn't?
Replies: 61
Views: 15627

What worked: battery operated fans - what a godsend! driving over the edge of a large tarp, flipping it over roof of my car to anchor our shade canopy (I was worried about the tarp scratching my car paint, but it's an old car so I let it go... also it helped keep my car cooler for storing some items...
by MoonSplash
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Long Hair ideas
Replies: 33
Views: 8405

2008 was my virgin year and I met a woman who always wore a scarf to cover her hair. I should have listened to her. By the end of the week and all the sandstorms, I had at least an inch think of sand that turned to mud when I got home to wash my hair. SO COVER THE HAIR! I never washed my hair the wh...

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