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by Drizzt321
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: HARDLY camp looking for a couple builders to join us
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: HARDLY camp looking for a couple builders to join us

I only ever visit a bit, FUN camp. Love hanging out there and sharing some whiskey!
by Drizzt321
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Will USS Pump trucks go down a fire road?
Replies: 9
Views: 1741

Re: Will USS Pump trucks go down a fire road?

gaminwench wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:35 am
and be prepared to sit in camp all day to flag down the appropriate truck. With bribe(s).
In camp or go out on a mission specifically to find one. Been there, done that before. Hm. Maybe I should pick up a couple of extra bottles of decent whiskey for a suitable bribe gift of appreciation.
by Drizzt321
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Looking for tent and shade feedback
Replies: 32
Views: 6254

Re: Looking for tent and shade feedback

If you want to get some more adventurous as well, you could run some lines through the grommets from the ground up to the tip of the pole, put in a half hitch knot, keep going to the next tip, half hitch knot, and down to the other ground anchor. The aluminet and edging should be OK, but you never k...
by Drizzt321
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where to buy rebars in LA?
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Where to buy rebars in LA?

That giant nail is probably about as good as rebar is of the same length (same length in the ground that is). Although an advantage is it doesn't have as sharp a top. 12" should be OK for most basic tents and non-tarp shade stuff, as long as it's fully nailed into the ground at the proper angle.
by Drizzt321
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Impact Drivers
Replies: 32
Views: 7859

Re: Impact Drivers

Most likely, yes. Just make sure to get a socket adapter that's rated for impact drivers, and matches the socket you're getting. I know you can get some individual sockets at HD, but you might as well get a good quality set. Always useful. And get a 2nd socket adapter, just in case.
by Drizzt321
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where to buy rebars in LA?
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Where to buy rebars in LA?

Although a lot of people are switching to lag screws. You won't find long enough lag screws there, https://www.jetfitting.com/ is LA local and ships quickly. Free shipping to local area too, which for that weight is VERY nice. Figure at least 3/8" x 14" for moderate structures with shade cloth, 1/2"...
by Drizzt321
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Will USS Pump trucks go down a fire road?
Replies: 9
Views: 1741

Re: Will USS Pump trucks go down a fire road?

ziggomatic wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:11 pm
They used a fire road to pump an RV in our camp last year.
Oh nice, great! I'll just make sure the fire road is plenty wide and free from things.
by Drizzt321
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Will USS Pump trucks go down a fire road?
Replies: 9
Views: 1741

Re: Will USS Pump trucks go down a fire road?

You've seen them or had it happen with you? Sweet. Guess we can do the original camp design then :)
by Drizzt321
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Will USS Pump trucks go down a fire road?
Replies: 9
Views: 1741

Will USS Pump trucks go down a fire road?

Will the USS Pump trucks go down a camp fire road (16+' wide) to pump out RVs or the big blue gallon barrels? Or will they only do it from the regular roads? Based on Placement since we aren't going from road to road, we don't need it all the way through from the front to the back road, just from th...
by Drizzt321
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Electrolytes for Virgins
Replies: 39
Views: 7853

Re: Electrolytes for Virgins

While possibly a touch more expensive, but very portable and handy I just prefer SaltStick Caps . Pretty full balanced electrolytes, intended for heavy work/exercise, especially where you're sweating a lot. And don't kid yourself, you may not feel sweat dripping down your forehead, but you're sweati...
by Drizzt321
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4321
Views: 1122779

Re: cooling your tent or van

Sure, I'll just get the proper DuraCool pads then :)

Double checking the pump, I almost certainly don't have a strong enough one. Might work OK, but probably not enough g/h. So I'll get the suggested ones. Worst case I can use both of them and pump up for separate 1/2s of the pads.
by Drizzt321
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4321
Views: 1122779

Re: cooling your tent or van

So tried the 5 gallon bucket evap cooler for my 3rd year, unfortunately I don't think I had a fan with enough CFM. So years later I'm coming back around, going to try using 130CFM marine blower , in tests I just did at max pulled ~1.9-2.0A, planning on using a speed controller , so turning it down t...
by Drizzt321
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anxiety and Depression - should I go?
Replies: 30
Views: 5059

Re: Anxiety and Depression - should I go?

And hugely important[/b], water. And electrolytes . With reduced food intake, even though you're not working out, this results in reduced electrolyte levels, which can mess with your body and hence your mind. This is called Playa Condition ; search to read more on the symptoms to watch out for, and...
by Drizzt321
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo bike?
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Re: Cargo bike?

My experience with front hub motors is generally fine. Get one of the 500-750W (1000W is OK too), run it at ~48v, and you should be fine as long as you exercise some discretion. I once ran mine off of ~110lbs of SLA + steel panniers on the back rack (twisted the whole bike on ever tiny rut, so alway...
by Drizzt321
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 38
Views: 13892

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

I rent from Avon in LA, and they're sorta OK with going to BM. They do charge an extra $25 or $50 a day, I forget, but as long as I do a pretty reasonable detail on the inside (ArmorAll spray, paper towels FTW!), and I use one of those gas station air fillup to blow out the back cargo area of the tr...
by Drizzt321
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 Internet Connectivity Update
Replies: 10
Views: 4510

Re: 2018 Internet Connectivity Update

Oh, didn't realize they were still using some UBNT 900MHz gear. I actually have a thought to use a 900MHz LoRa radio (omni) for some 2-way low data transmission. Not going to be for this year, but it is a goal. I guess I'll have to be more careful on that band and check in with the Radio folks about...
by Drizzt321
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 Internet Connectivity Update
Replies: 10
Views: 4510

Re: 2018 Internet Connectivity Update

@some seeing eye
Thanks, wasn't aware of the extra connectivity for Art projects and such.
some seeing eye wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:53 pm
The BORG is requesting if you are using the 900MHz ISM band that you notify them.
Wait, they have stuff running on the 900MHz ISM? That's not WiFi though. What are they running?
by Drizzt321
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Do I need a photo ID for BM
Replies: 12
Views: 2141

Re: Do I need a photo ID for BM

I've used printed out copies (front & back, clear packing tape as if it's a single ID) of my license and always was allowed drinks. Others will use clear tape and tape the front to the side of their cup. In my experience, reasonably clear copies of your license will work fine to get served.
by Drizzt321
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: No-Dig Ground Screw?
Replies: 19
Views: 6975

Re: No-Dig Ground Screw?

I imagine those very large, wide screws would work, if driven all the way in. But they're going to be a PAIN to get in there since they're so wide, especially once you get down below ~6". Why not just use 3/8" or 1/2" 12-18" (depending on need) lag screws with an impact driver? Much, MUCH easier and...
by Drizzt321
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Need a soldering iron on the playa??
Replies: 11
Views: 4496

Re: Need a soldering iron on the playa??

ISO-tip makes a relatively cheap, non-lithium based quick heat up soldering iron that I have and bring with me. Charges from AC, but unless you're using it a LOT you shouldn't need to charge up until you get home.
by Drizzt321
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Main website Contact Us issue
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Main website Contact Us issue

So I'm facing a few issues trying to submit feedback on the JRS that just went out. First, on https://burningman.org/network/about-us/contact, whenever I try and submit anything I get an HTTP 401 error, and the spinner just keeps spinning. No feedback that there was an error or anything. Second, htt...
by Drizzt321
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: "Internal" Guy lines for EMT structures?
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Re: "Internal" Guy lines for EMT structures?

It's 8 or 10 foot spans, and not too enormous. I figure no matter what we'll end up with some tripping hazard since we'll need some open areas to walk in & out, but the more we can keep from tripping folks the better. The poles also have the nut welded on so we screw a bolt through to tighten down o...
by Drizzt321
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: "Internal" Guy lines for EMT structures?
Replies: 3
Views: 783

"Internal" Guy lines for EMT structures?

Any thoughts on doing "internal" guy lines for the square/rectangular EMT structures? By internal I mean guy lines from the corner going diagonal towards the pole next to it, rather than out from the edge of the structure. Possibly help prevent tripping and such.
by Drizzt321
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 918
Views: 161373

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I experimented last year with both 3-link chain and mule tape, and decided mule tape is the way to go. Much easier to get ahold of, and you can end up with whatever length you need. Use a lighter to finish the ends so it doesn't fray, and I used the water knot to tie loops, and they held really well...
by Drizzt321
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric Bike Conversion Basics.
Replies: 6
Views: 2116

Re: Electric Bike Conversion Basics.

I've done several iterations on an e-bike (basically same thing with front hub motor). One, you will want a torque arm, as Molotov alludes to. A torque arm helps keep the hub from damaging/spinning in the dropouts (what the front wheel is hooked too). Most front dropouts don't anticipate a lot of to...
by Drizzt321
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: 2014 Share Resources
Topic: Need truck space for camp+bikes for 2 people from LA
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Need truck space for camp+bikes for 2 people from LA

Trying getting in touch with Sean FrencH on Facebook, the Mystical Misfits camp may still have some spare space on their truck that they are renting out to people. You can also as on the LA Burners Classifies FB group as well.
by Drizzt321
Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4321
Views: 1122779

Re: cooling your tent or van

Just getting in on this thread, I'm making a 5 gal bucket cooler based off of the Figjam design. So far so good, and thought I'd stop by and add that I'm using a deep-cycle 65 Ah battery plus a 10W solar panel to charge it up somewhat. Added to that, I'm using a light activated switch with a pot to ...
by Drizzt321
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Not sure if this is a scam or not
Replies: 16
Views: 2633

Re: Not sure if this is a scam or not

Didn't say, but I postd on the LA area CL. He's using a @yahoo.com
by Drizzt321
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Not sure if this is a scam or not
Replies: 16
Views: 2633

Re: Not sure if this is a scam or not

There's no link, he emailed me after I posted on CL.
by Drizzt321
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Not sure if this is a scam or not
Replies: 16
Views: 2633

Re: Not sure if this is a scam or not

Thanks trilobyte, read the thread, was just checking out basic info like if they shipped. Since they haven't, I'll ignore him further.

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