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by Shoeshine
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: What do you use to keep cool when AWAY from camp?
Replies: 54
Views: 11590

Re: What do you use to keep cool when AWAY from camp?

I know this is thread necromancy--- but I just ran across it. The British in India, the French in north Africa, and the Belgians in Congo, knew what they were doing with limited technology. i.e. the pith helmet. They were typically made of cork or other absorbent material with a canvas cover. soak t...
by Shoeshine
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: MV questionaire sample online?
Replies: 0
Views: 907

MV questionaire sample online?

Hey All,

Is there a sample of the BM MV questionnaire online somewhere? My google-fu is failing me. The official site is closed for the season.

I just want to look it over and be thinking of my answers as I contemplate my build.

Thanks in advance
Shoe
by Shoeshine
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Carrying ID around on the playa
Replies: 42
Views: 5346

Re: Carrying ID around on the playa

I am a huge fan of the retractable cord ID lanyard (the one with the loop-- not the little spring clip) but even said... I bring my last expired ID.
by Shoeshine
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Babies Concieved at BM 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1799

Re: Babies Concieved at BM 2013

Eric wrote:
I tried to "conceive" this year, but no matter what I did that boy just wouldn't get pregnant.
[media]


The rest of the interview is priceless as well.
by Shoeshine
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Help Question on Photo ID
Replies: 21
Views: 1190

Re: Help Question on Photo ID

My sister in law got an expedited passport in a couple of days. As I recall it was pretty expensive and involved going to the central passport office (which there are only a few of scattered around the US, luckily she lives in LA where one is located) If you don't happen to live in one of these citi...
by Shoeshine
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hexayurt Transport on Roof Rack?
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

Re: Hexayurt Transport on Roof Rack?

I transport my hexi on my roof rack every year. Though I do have a good Thule rack w/ extender bars for a sea kayak. Highly recommend tarp wrapping and sandwiching it between 2 sheets of at least 1/4in plywood. Ratchet strap the whole deal to the rack and run another around the unit a couple of inch...
by Shoeshine
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??
Replies: 182
Views: 31264

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

OK got the build started using that Schwinn meridian and the wheelchair motor. Drivetrain clearly needs to work so I start here. Motor mounted nicely to the frame where the basket would sit using a scrap of aluminum bar stock. ( still have to shim it a little to tighten up the chain) http://farm8.st...
by Shoeshine
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Campfires?
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: Campfires?

We went back and forth about a burn barrel for our small camp, and given the need for controlling it all the time we opted out. Instead we built a propane fire pit. It cost about $150 in materials but it is going to be useable for many years. Cheap fire pit bowl on legs from home depot $50, a High f...
by Shoeshine
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??
Replies: 182
Views: 31264

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Schweet. I think this meridian will do the trick. As I said earlier I am building a crawler/hauler. (plenty of regular bikes around camp if I really decide I need to be anywhere fast, though I honestly think I am over that @ BM). Good point on switching out the sprockets till I find a sweet spot. Th...
by Shoeshine
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??
Replies: 182
Views: 31264

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Ahhh, OK didn't think that through, but makes sense.
by Shoeshine
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??
Replies: 182
Views: 31264

Schwinn Meridian

Found a schwinn meridian for sale cheap. But I notice that only one of the rear wheels is driven by the pedals and of course this is a single speed. Do you fine folk think this is playa worthy? Do most trikes have two (rear) wheel drive? Am I going to hate myself for not having a lower gear when I h...
by Shoeshine
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BLM Officer Car and Personal Searches: how to respond?
Replies: 60
Views: 9911

Re: BLM Officer Car and Personal Searches: how to respond?

I must admit, in a sick way, that this thread is making me want to be stopped. I never have (at least in transit to BM) . Perhaps because I am a 40 someting short-hair, white, construction worker type. Profiling... yeah... I am the recipient of that in every beneficial way. I also have absolutly not...
by Shoeshine
Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Elders react to dubstep
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Elders react to dubstep

just too fucking priceless. a moment for everyone in this.



Yup there is an ad on the front end, but so worth it.
by Shoeshine
Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??
Replies: 182
Views: 31264

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Wow, Thanks all. (and sorry if I was snippy Gyre it was late). Tons of good information here that will be of use to many besides myself I'm sure. I am properly chastened on the limits of my engineering knowledge. My main thrust of looking to source w/ 12v was that it is what I already have, both bat...
by Shoeshine
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??
Replies: 182
Views: 31264

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Fair enough. I guess I was just hoping that the collective wisdom here might give me a shortcut. I'm all about trying shit. Was also hoping that I might get a few pointers from folk who had tried these things before me. eliminate the dead ends. save myself afew bucks in prototyping. No worries... I'...
by Shoeshine
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??
Replies: 182
Views: 31264

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

I appreciate the input Gyre. Is there any good way of determining if what I proposed would work? (without just trying it, an option I am not opposed to BTW, lord knows I will probably use all the parts someday, just trying to focus my funds) how would one start to think about the loss of efficiency ...
by Shoeshine
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??
Replies: 182
Views: 31264

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Wow, interesting confluence of ideas there. So just to make sure I am understanding this correctly... If I got a scooter off of CL and wired in my 12v battery bank, The motor controller from the scooter would just feed in voltage from 0-12v in the lower range of the throttle? Do these motors have en...
by Shoeshine
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??
Replies: 182
Views: 31264

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Is such a step-up transformer easily (and somewhat cheaply) availible? like I said I have the battery bank on hand, and the mechanics are easy using bicyle parts. I am however a layman when it comes to electrical systems. So far using 12v throughout has made my electrical connections simple.
by Shoeshine
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??
Replies: 182
Views: 31264

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Thanks Fig, I hear ya Gyre. The issue is tthat I have a 12v system in the bag. 2 - 6v golf cart batteries in series run my camp systems as they are (lots of 12v stuff easily availible, I already have lights, blender, etc...). My chargers, both solar and conventional are geared to that as well. For m...
by Shoeshine
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??
Replies: 182
Views: 31264

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Hey Figgy, Any chance of getting details (source and/or specs greatly appreciated) for your trike motor ? I have plenty of amp hours in the bank and mechanical bits are do-able for a construct like that but I am woefully ignorant whaen it comes to acquiring motors. No love on craigslist (at least fo...
by Shoeshine
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: MV vs mobile sculpture?
Replies: 16
Views: 2507

Re: MV vs mobile sculpture?

Yeah cool stuff. Funny enough, Rodiponer who built the Auminipede is just a few miles from me here in San Diego.
by Shoeshine
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: MV vs mobile sculpture?
Replies: 16
Views: 2507

Re: MV vs mobile sculpture?

Thanks Molten, good to know how previous projects have been registered. useful. and those two projects (Mondo and the Beast [ yours?]) are actually a couple of my inspirations for making this piece. It is smaller in scale than either, though probably has an outside leg sweep similar to the spider. M...
by Shoeshine
Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Have motivation skills and gear ... need camp.
Replies: 13
Views: 1434

Re: Have motivation skills and gear ... need camp.

Just to throw in my $.02... I have been part of a theme camp my 2 yrs so far. -BUT- I foud that for the most part I was self sufficient regardless. Nice to use the kitchen and grey water pond on a couple of occassions, hardly a need. The theme camp I was a part of was in service of a larger art proj...
by Shoeshine
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Anyone interested in a Black Rock City Hack Space?
Replies: 14
Views: 1674

Re: Anyone interested in a Black Rock City Hack Space?

I am am more in the physical realm than the electronic (I am a contractor in defaultia), But one of the greatest joys I have had at TTITD is being a tool/knowledge resource. There are so---ooo many makers around. I try my best to be a mini techshop in my truck. So sweet to come up with a #6-32 nyloc...
by Shoeshine
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: electric motor "duty cycle" question
Replies: 8
Views: 1712

Re: electric motor "duty cycle" question

thanks for the thoughts so far... to be specific the element in question has'nt actually been built yet... but I would estimate no more than ~200lbs and about 48" of linear travel on a fulcrum about 6' from the lift point. as usual, this unfortunately needs to be a cost vs. wow factor decision. I am...
by Shoeshine
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: electric motor "duty cycle" question
Replies: 8
Views: 1712

Re: electric motor "duty cycle" question

Good suggestions, thanks The scooter motor might be a possibility I would then just need to find a low rpm/ high torque gearbox to tie it to. That was my initial excitement on the ATV winch because it already has a gearbox integrated that is right about where I need it. nice thought on the linear ac...
by Shoeshine
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: electric motor "duty cycle" question
Replies: 8
Views: 1712

electric motor "duty cycle" question

Hi All, Not sure if this is the best place to post, but a lot of the mechanically savvy folk seem to hang on this thread. Can any gear-heads out there tell me what the rated duty cycle of an electric motor means in real terms? ... or more probably point me in the direction of a good read? I am plann...
by Shoeshine
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: The fruit of fruits!
Replies: 62
Views: 10599

Re: The fruit of fruits!

@bigdane, Here in so-cal the mission fig is great and plentiful that time of year but doesnt have a great shelf life. ... However the most interesting concoction I have had the pleasure of eating recently consisted of figs, point reyes blue cheese and apricot jam. Spread it on some pan toasted bread...
by Shoeshine
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: RENTING AN RV - Availability
Replies: 12
Views: 1624

Re: RENTING AN RV - Availability

Crypto,

It's more about NOT pulling out in time. In my experience they grow from about 19" to 5' 9" in about 19 years. YMMV
by Shoeshine
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: MV vs mobile sculpture?
Replies: 16
Views: 2507

Re: MV vs mobile sculpture?

OK cool, thanks for the input.

sounds like artery is my first point of contact. should have probably thought of that first.

I'll report back when I hear anything.

Shoe

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