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by BBadger
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 102
Views: 8196

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

I don't know if an HOV lane really would help much. With a pulsed system you might allow the HOV lane folks out first during the pulse, but you're still going to allow the remaining mass of cars in that pulse to also leave. So you're dealing with essentially the same pulse worth of cars each time, j...
by BBadger
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: In Tent Fans
Replies: 23
Views: 1973

Re: In Tent Fans

You could have one of those expensive Dyson "air multiplier" fans and it would not help you without some sort of shade/airflow.

You could make an evap cooler, but I would rather have the shade than an evap cooler.
by BBadger
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Storage container as art, placed in deep playa?
Replies: 34
Views: 2917

Re: Storage container as art, placed in deep playa?

Thanks for the email address. That was missing from their web pages, probably intentionally. I wouldn't plan to do any permanent decoration to the outside; it would still look plain drab sand color until we unpack the decorations from inside and attach them to the outside. I will reach out to the A...
by BBadger
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 75
Views: 12449

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Bike locks are so cheap too. They're like $10 at any store. I've even purchased extra ones, and I use one to lock my seat to my bike and have as an emergency in case my primary lock falls off. I often find lost bike locks on the ground at BM, so I end up coming home with more locks than I enter in w...
by BBadger
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Yet another post about PVC pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: Yet another post about PVC pipe

PVC works for Monkey Huts (MH) because that structure is designed to bend and flex, and it also pushes down when exposed to strong winds. If you're making a MH or something based on it, by all means use PVC. If you're making something more rigid or more apt to break apart and fly away, PVC is not a ...
by BBadger
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Storage container as art, placed in deep playa?
Replies: 34
Views: 2917

Re: Storage container as art, placed in deep playa?

The Saltine box came to mind too when you mentioned containers on-playa. Maybe the folk at brcstorage@burningman.org could help you out. They might have stipulations on how you can (not) decorate it or other stuff like that and need written authorization or something from the Artery, assuming they'r...
by BBadger
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The Staging Lot is your friend
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: The Staging Lot is your friend

They might just have come to the realization that D-lot-punishing people arriving early doesn't actually improve the gate situation, and may in fact just create more work, require too much space, or even create a safety hazard. Also, in the end, those D-lot folk are going to be appended to the same ...
by BBadger
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Storage container as art, placed in deep playa?
Replies: 34
Views: 2917

Re: Storage container as art, placed in deep playa?

You'll need to coordinate with both the Artery to see if you're even allowed to drop the storage container in some arbitrary spot outside the city and who might help you with the process, and also the container service folk to see they're willing to drop and retrieve the container in a designated lo...
by BBadger
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Electrolytes for Virgins
Replies: 39
Views: 3898

Re: Electrolytes for Virgins

Aren't we kind of overthinking all this? Feeling grumpy, unnaturally tired, or lightheaded? Pound some electrolytes, water, and maybe eat something. Grab your hat too. Going out during the day? Bring a bottle of whatever electrolyte drink you bought along with your water. Running low? Go refuel at c...
by BBadger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: First Time Burner & Modest Dresser
Replies: 15
Views: 2126

Re: First Time Burner & Modest Dresser

It's more important to be comfortable. Nothing makes a person stand out more than looking uncomfortable. You don't have to dress or undress in any particular manner at BM, and you're not going to stand out for not wearing the stereotypical "burner attire" people tend to expect from people who take s...
by BBadger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Low-price bulk American Bottom Bracket Kits
Replies: 14
Views: 1121

Re: Low-price bulk American Bottom Bracket Kits

I think a lot of bikes started dying from that dust and heat, but mostly dust. Even mine, and I generally take good care of it and grease it up and stuff.
by BBadger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Low-price bulk American Bottom Bracket Kits
Replies: 14
Views: 1121

Re: Low-price bulk American Bottom Bracket Kits

It was also really, really, dusty with little wind to blow it away. So I believe a lot of the grease just got sucked up by the thick layer of dust that the bikes were riding through all the time. I'm not exactly sure about that Mobil grease 28, but from the description I read of it, it sounds like i...
by BBadger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Low-price bulk American Bottom Bracket Kits
Replies: 14
Views: 1121

Re: Low-price bulk American Bottom Bracket Kits

I've only seen them for cheap in the ebay listing linked to here: https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=286&t=87721 ( this specifically ). They're like $1.30 each at that price. I grabbed a pack for myself because my bearings went to shit last year (destroyed the cage, but was still able to ...
by BBadger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Low-price bulk American Bottom Bracket Kits
Replies: 14
Views: 1121

Re: Low-price bulk American Bottom Bracket Kits

You should probably just stock some bearing grease and bearings for most of the cases. They're a lot less expensive and probably go further.
by BBadger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4456
Views: 242076

Re: PAGE TWO

Requesting a VP in some ticket thread from the previous year is probably the dumbest thing you can do.
by BBadger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Vehicle pass still for sale?
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Re: Vehicle pass still for sale?

Sorry, they still don't have one, even a year later.
by BBadger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Solo Camp Suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Solo Camp Suggestions

That plan for tunes and whatnot for when someone is in camp ... ... unless you have a daily scheduled meal time, yeah, you’ll have at most 3 - 4 in camp at the same time. Two probably passed out. And don't be that asshat who plays annoying tunes in the morning to an empty camp when everyone is tryi...
by BBadger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Solo Camp Suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Solo Camp Suggestions

You should probably *avoid* being near Hushville (6:30 and E). Otherwise, anywhere that is convenient. If you're not in the large scale sound installation areas, you should follow the sound policy for the event . Yeah, 300W, not much, but if you tune it nicely, maybe it'll have more impact. It is go...
by BBadger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric LED Surfboards?
Replies: 17
Views: 4674

Re: Electric LED Surfboards?

Nobody is going to "ring" you. Put that nonsense out of your head.
by BBadger
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Common bearing and valve types
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Common bearing and valve types

Most will be Schrader valves. I don't know about the bearings. As long as they and the cage fit it's probably fine (see this thread for some that are found on eBay). Also bring some bearing grease.
by BBadger
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?
Replies: 16
Views: 993

Re: Almost no $425 tix posted- hmm, what are the odds?

I was on board with the concept that "presale ticket extra cost is expended once you pay to ensure you have a ticket, after that it's the same as a regular ticket and should be resold for the same as a regular ticket." I'm not so sure anymore. Right now, regular priced tickets are scarce, but the e...
by BBadger
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 875
Views: 108080

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I used a regular ratchet and it worked pretty well, even if slow. Having a 30" extension would've helped. I'd provide a pivot on the top of the shaft and spin the handle around like a crank. If your T-handle also ratchets, and is wide enough, and allows two hands to use it, it would probably work go...
by BBadger
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Boyfriend broke up with me for going to Burning Man
Replies: 23
Views: 2763

Re: Boyfriend broke up with me for going to Burning Man

He did you a favor by excising his dead weight from your burn and life.
by BBadger
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?
Replies: 23
Views: 970

Re: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?

I don't believe like `o 50% of burning man ticket must be scalped`, I believe that scalping goes against the nature of burning man and bm org should work torwards 1st. making sure tickets aren't being scalped because getting a ticket to burning man should be about being lucky and being friends with...
by BBadger
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Buying 5 gallon jugs of water in Reno?
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Buying 5 gallon jugs of water in Reno?

I don't know about 5 gallon jugs in particular, but there is always lots of bottled or jugged water available. We once just grabbed some big case of regular water bottles at Costco because we didn't want to deal with going to some other store for the 2.5 gallon containers.
by BBadger
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?
Replies: 23
Views: 970

Re: Why is the ticketing system so awful for burning man?

You seem to be really caught up with this idea that scalpers are really a huge influence on tickets sales, but I don't see any proof of this. Sure, there are listings on eBay or wherever, but that doesn't mean there are many real scalped tickets involved. Some of those "scalped" tickets are being so...
by BBadger
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: cleaning your Kodiak tent
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: cleaning your Kodiak tent

Buy a new tent every year? With my tent I've just come to accept that it's always going to be imbued with playa and don't bother really cleaning it anymore. The inside is still pretty clean though, mostly because there isn't mesh to allow much dust inside. Overall though, there is little you can do ...
by BBadger
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: how do you protect your inverter on the playa?
Replies: 21
Views: 1097

Re: how do you protect your inverter on the playa?

For your swamp cooler, why not just get a 12V pump and fan and connect directly to the battery, rather than using 120VAC created by the inverter that carries with it conversion inefficiencies? They're more common anyway, and probably cheaper too.
by BBadger
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Electrolytes for Virgins
Replies: 39
Views: 3898

Re: Electrolytes for Virgins

That'd be hilarious! Make furtive glances towards some parked art car in the distance with some dudes looking through binoculars with an LED glowing beneath them.
by BBadger
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Electrolytes for Virgins
Replies: 39
Views: 3898

Re: Electrolytes for Virgins

I like those salt tablets too, even in defaultia if I don't want to have to drink some electrolyte drink, or they're not available (like at a music venue where there is dancing). They're not too expensive, and you can just pocket a few for when you need them.

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