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by essjay
Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: playa bike care
Replies: 23
Views: 3496

Re: playa bike care

Lazy Man's bike care: After my first playa bike died in 2005, I bought a $50 mountain bike from wal-mart. Decorated it with El-wire (back when el-wire was a minor chore - not something that was bought at REI). Had a great burn, brought it back home, hosed it off and put it in my shed out back. A few...
by essjay
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Costume & Crafting Help
Replies: 2064
Views: 199395

Re: Costume & Crafting Help

I'm done...doo da doo da....I'm done with my darn robe...oh DOO DAA DAY!!!!! Not sure if anyone is still here but either way here it is. (I'm DONE!) https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/315954_10150785668490647_651815646_20937966_1207314_n.jpg Hey waaaaaaaaaait.. I didn't even see t...
by essjay
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Cheap Booze?
Replies: 76
Views: 12849

Re: Cheap Booze?

Maizie wrote: . . . American liquor prices basically meant that our jaws were on the floor during every single shopping trip.
I don't know shit about Canada . . . your jaws were dropping because booze was comparatively cheap, or because it was expensive? Please explain.
by essjay
Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Playaware
Replies: 12
Views: 2136

Re: Playaware

How about cleaning your dishes? How are we reducing MOOP/Grey water when we clean our plates and cups? Any luck with using hand sanitizer as a dish cleanser? Easy: 2 spray bottles. 1 filled with clean water; 1 filled with clean water & a few drops of dish soap. Spray dish with soapy water to clean;...
by essjay
Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Get Your Coolers Off The Ground
Replies: 58
Views: 15007

Re: Get Your Coolers Off The Ground

I understand that if you have canned beer, even if you don't keep them COLD until you need them, they should be kept reasonably cool until it's time to drink them. In other words, don't leave them out in the sun and figure you can cool them off later - cause the beer will be NASTY by the time you g...
by essjay
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: RV Purchase Advice Needed!
Replies: 34
Views: 3654

Re: RV Purchase Advice Needed!

It looks decent for its age. As long as you don't have to drive far with it, the price makes sense compared to a rental. Also be prepared to make repairs. But, what are you going to do with it next year? If it won't make it through pulse, I wouldn't count on it making it back to Illinois. Another ye...
by essjay
Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: RV Purchase Advice Needed!
Replies: 34
Views: 3654

Re: RV Purchase Advice Needed!

Post the pics
by essjay
Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Sawdust moop question
Replies: 16
Views: 2503

Re: Sawdust moop question

Use the newer saws that have sawdust collector bags. Not 100%, but will cut down on dust significantly.
by essjay
Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Keeping the RV dust-free (well, as dust-free as possible)
Replies: 22
Views: 14076

Re: Keeping the RV dust-free (well, as dust-free as possible

This year was NOT normal. Best playa (rock-hard) and weather I have ever seen. Dust was down significantly. Didn't have to bunker-down for a dust-storm once in my 9 days on the playa this year. I wish we could have this every year. The hard playa was very nice for bike-riding.
by essjay
Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: RV Rental you were happy with?
Replies: 9
Views: 1637

Re: RV Rental you were happy with?

Hi Friends, I'm hoping to jump on an RV rental for next year and hoping I may get some feedback from this year's renters. Any companies that you were happy with? Any that we should stear clear of? Thanks for the input! Lately, we have been using a small local company that knows us and gives us deal...
by essjay
Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How will this Tent fair on the Playa?
Replies: 52
Views: 5786

Re: How will this Tent fair on the Playa?

The Stronghold™ is our most impervious, double-walled, expedition base camp shelter for day-to-day use in the Antarctic or Himalayas. gonna go out on a limb and say it probably will suffice for a week of gettin' high in the desert. Apples and oranges. Antarctic cold and playa dust beg for different...
by essjay
Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: I want to make a mutant vehicle for BM
Replies: 66
Views: 13240

Re: I want to make a mutant vehicle for BM

. . . I don't know about Vegas.... But I know in Denver you can sometimes find "totaled" Hondas and Toyotas at the junk yard. I imagine that if it is mostly body damage you could start cutting stuff off tell it works. As long as the engine runs, you could make something out of it. Good idea. With a...
by essjay
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you learned on playa this year
Replies: 149
Views: 11916

Re: One thing you learned on playa this year

Pee jugs rule! 8) +1 on pee jugs. There is absolutely no reason to trek to the portos after you have taken your shoes off for the night. Once you get used to the jug, all concerns about whether you need to make one last porto run before bed are gone. And to wake up and just piss and go back to slee...
by essjay
Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cleaning Tips?
Replies: 83
Views: 14486

Re: Cleaning Tips?

kstlfido wrote:Wow, this is a pretty old thread, but the only one that came up in my search for cleaning playa clothes.
The eplaya search function is worthless. Use google and start your search with "eplaya" (Ex: eplaya clean clothes). You will find more recent threads this way.
by essjay
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you learned on playa this year
Replies: 149
Views: 11916

Re: One thing you learned on playa this year

After a few days of breathing in the dust, put some neosporin on a q-tip and swab your nostrils. My nostrils were so dry that they were hard - this fixed it and felt soooo good.
by essjay
Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: exodus
Replies: 75
Views: 10098

Re: exodus

One reason I have raised my concern is that I talked to a lot of people on the playa this year who left before the burns -- before the burning of the Man even, not just before the temple burn, out of concern over Exodus. And the concern was well placed this year. As noted I did the early morning Mo...
by essjay
Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: NO FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA
Replies: 61
Views: 10673

Re: FEATHERS ON THE PLAYA

The greeters were too busy giving hugs and dropping acid to search for magical feathers. Hack they might of handed out special feathers! Thank goodness it wasn't feather boa's, or we might of ran out of room for the floor show. GATE searches vehicles, Greeters give hugs and guidebooks. Remember, yo...
by essjay
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: exodus
Replies: 75
Views: 10098

Re: exodus

A train (from SanFran, at least) makes perfect sense. Trains can handle the tons of luggage burners like to bring. There has to be a way to make it work. Less cars and exhausted drivers to worry about. I would love to leave the driving to someone else and have a few beers along the way. Sleep on the...
by essjay
Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Ever find your stolen bike?
Replies: 33
Views: 5349

Re: Ever find your stolen bike?

Bike theft is a crime of opportunity at BM. Your bike wasn't stolen because it was "nice" - it was stolen because it was there. Buy a $5 cable lock and you will be fine. I even kept my combination tag on the lock so that I wouldn't forget the combo at sunrise after a long night. The lock alone makes...
by essjay
Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: WTF, Gerlach!
Replies: 55
Views: 6649

Re: WTF, Gerlach!

EPLAYA CLIFFNOTES:

August 2011: You are a fucking moron if you did not heed JRS' suggestion to buy tickets early.

September 2011: You are a fucking moron if you heeded JRS' suggestion to buy water in Gerlach.
by essjay
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tip- Keys and IDs
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: Tip- Keys and IDs

+1 on passport holder/travel wallet. Works for me, too. Keys, ID & other essentials always around the neck.
by essjay
Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: exodus
Replies: 75
Views: 10098

Re: exodus

I don't think there is much more bmorg can do than pulse. The problem is one-lane 447 and the 25-mph zone in Gerlach (which is really more like 5-10mph with everybody wanting to pull over/back on). That is the bottleneck that keeps people sitting on the playa during exodus. I think enlarging the roa...
by essjay
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Flame Cannons
Replies: 4
Views: 2932

Re: Flame Cannons

HI there! This next year (2012) will be my 6th year, and I am planning on building some flame cannons. In the past I have built some smaller cannons that shoot 5-8' flames, but they never quite act how I want them to. I have used old solenoid valves that I had laying around that always leaked a lit...
by essjay
Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BLM Officer Car and Personal Searches: how to respond?
Replies: 60
Views: 10417

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

And if they can do so discreetly, record the events on a cell phone. Even if you never intend to use it as "evidence", you can use it to keep your memory of the events and statements accurate. Be careful: Nevada cops have not taken too kindly about being recorded lately: http://www.lvrj.com/news/ex...
by essjay
Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarp Vs Wind
Replies: 15
Views: 2451

Re: Tarp Vs Wind

Be careful attaching the tarp to you vehicle - the force from a windstorm can damage the vehicle.
by essjay
Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Gates really opening at 6pm Sunday?
Replies: 27
Views: 2535

Re: Gates really opening at 6pm Sunday?

faeflora wrote: Only to paper tickets though.
WTF? My aural tickets say "all access".
by essjay
Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: if I rent a big RV, will people share it with me?
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: if I rent a big RV, will people share it with me?

You will probably get better responses if you mention where it is you are coming from.
by essjay
Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Gift my words
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: Gift my words

I don't know the subject of your poem, but if it is appropriate, you can write it on the Temple. The Temple serves as a public forum for written messages, among other things . . .
by essjay
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Keeping the RV dust-free (well, as dust-free as possible)
Replies: 22
Views: 14076

Re: Keeping the RV dust-free (well, as dust-free as possible

Get over it now - Your RV will NOT be dust free. It comes through the vents. You can sweep it off the floor every day - but there is no way to keep it out. Especially during a dust storm.
by essjay
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BLM Officer Car and Personal Searches: how to respond?
Replies: 60
Views: 10417

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

Why? Because nothing you say can, or ever will be used to help your case. Furthermore, the very fact that the stories your friends and you have will be different even on minor details will incriminate you. In fact, a cop with a bad memory could twist your story against you if you say anything. The ...

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