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by VultureChow
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Crochet Art Project
Replies: 88
Views: 18365

Re: Crochet Art Project

Perhaps those hooks they sell that are approx 1 inch diameter (the ones that say you can make this scarf in 30 minutes or whatever). They have some truly giant ones out there. I was actually looking at some of them as models for the posts. I'm aiming for a pattern that more than anything actually l...
by VultureChow
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Crochet Art Project
Replies: 88
Views: 18365

Re: Crochet Art Project

Instead of yarn, why not use something thicker like 1/4 inch rope - I would think it would go much quicker. Not sure how that would work with the hook, but I was looking at different cordage other than yarn, at first because of durability. I could use a chunky weight yarn and a larger hook, as well...
by VultureChow
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Cooling Vests
Replies: 19
Views: 5848

Re: Cooling Vests

There is a huge interest in cooling vests for the law enforcement industry. They wear lots of gear and armor with their uniforms. I have seen some of these in circulation (sloppy seconds from Fishy's pun thread). It seems as though it is not quite perfected. I believe they're not designed for comfo...
by VultureChow
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Crochet Art Project
Replies: 88
Views: 18365

Re: Crochet Art Project

It's possible you could do something *useful* with this, in that some of the capital-A Artists often need fence around installations, generators, guy line anchors, etc. after-the-fact. Work up a prototype and send in a proposal. That would be awesome. My only concern is that I would promise more fe...
by VultureChow
Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Crochet Art Project
Replies: 88
Views: 18365

Re: Crochet Art Project

Sounds very interesting. I can envision it tacked onto an end of the trash fence looking like someone left off in mid stitch - but then hardly anyone would get to see it. That was originally my idea as well. Actually, my original idea was for it to actually replace a section of the trash fence. But...
by VultureChow
Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Crochet Art Project
Replies: 88
Views: 18365

Re: Crochet Art Project

A beachball is nice to pack in your bag, it's all deflated. Acrylic. It's cheapest and I'm sure it comes in Trash Fence Orange. And there's no fussing about dye lots if you don't buy enough. I was concerned that the beach ball might nit hold up to the exothermic reaction of the expanding foam, but ...
by VultureChow
Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Crochet Art Project
Replies: 88
Views: 18365

Re: Crochet Art Project

You absolutelyfreakingmustforsure do this! And please, don't worry about people and what they think of it. Do the project for yourself. That said, it would be really cool around your camp. Last year I wanted to do a tiny project like that. Basically I wanted to write this on a placard and place it ...
by VultureChow
Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Crochet Art Project
Replies: 88
Views: 18365

Crochet Art Project

So here's my idea, but I could use some advice on how it would hold up. I'm a Birgin, so I know... don't plan to do too much. What I'm anticipating is small and if it doesn't work, I won't shoot myself. I was looking at some photos of random trash fence art and thought about crocheting a section of ...
by VultureChow
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: So, you want to be sound reactive...
Replies: 16
Views: 2787

Re: So, you want to be sound reactive...

LEDs these days are dirt cheap.. around $0.03/ea when you buy them in bulk.. and SO EASY to work with! Really. If you can change a tire on a car, you can create some LED projects. For an example, last year I made this without any previous LED experience: Here's the thread on that: http://eplaya.bur...
by VultureChow
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Nightmares?
Replies: 55
Views: 5131

Re: Nightmares?

Sponsored by Sony? Yeah though you don't know it you've just had a nightmare. Every one knows the gate is sponsored by Haliburton and FEMA . See you in the dust. Hah. Yeah, I thought it was interesting that in my dream they still maintained the separation, that inside Burning Man, there was no corp...
by VultureChow
Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Nightmares?
Replies: 55
Views: 5131

Re: Nightmares?

Had my first BM dream last night. Interesting since I'm a Birgin. I have really detailed dreams, and this one was a doozy. So I start the dream walking up to this gate structure which is obviously the entrance to Burning Man. But to get there you have to walk through which is basically a massive ele...
by VultureChow
Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Anubis
Replies: 133
Views: 30455

Re: Anubis

What about some sort of altar in front of it where people could offer sacrifices to be burned? That's what I always pictured at an Egyptian Temple. Priests and or priestesses could decide what were acceptable offerings (no bringing your trash to the burn barrel) and supplicants could get the "blessi...
by VultureChow
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 445318

Re: One Item for BM a Day

WHERE are these super-cool food crochet thingies coming from? Is someone here making them? Me. It's about the only artistic thing I can do. Besides cooking. The patterns are widely available online, though after you get used to the process, you start to tweak them. Ravelry is a great source for fun...
by VultureChow
Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Realistic cooking plans
Replies: 33
Views: 4476

Re: Realistic cooking plans

Doubling would be bad- you'll just be bringing more home with you. You could always intentionally plan to feed anything you're not going to eat to DPW in the Collexodous. True. They like sealed, non-perishable food, booze and supplies (including feminine hygiene, btw). Pack any items you plan to gi...
by VultureChow
Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Realistic cooking plans
Replies: 33
Views: 4476

Re: Realistic cooking plans

The stove vs. grill is a good question for a small camp. I would be sure you have a quick way to heat water as my #1 consideration. It's harder to clean anything (including myself) without hot water. This will be my first year in many that I am not cooking, shopping, planning, packing, or prepping ...
by VultureChow
Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 52737

Re: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ

Relax, take deep breaths, checking on that for you now. Oh I'm okay. This is the only portion of the process that I thought was handled in a way that is genuinely problematic. If it was set up as a registration account, or if they sent a test charge of a few cents through, that would solve the issu...
by VultureChow
Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 52737

Re: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ

Relax, take deep breaths, checking on that for you now. Oh I'm okay. This is the only portion of the process that I thought was handled in a way that is genuinely problematic. If it was set up as a registration account, or if they sent a test charge of a few cents through, that would solve the issu...
by VultureChow
Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 52737

Re: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ

Well now the paranoia really begins. I'm dyslexic so I must have double checked the card number 1000 times (or was in 0100?), now i'll be worrying about that until it gets picked and fulfilled. Yeesh, if its not one thing its another. Yeah, now I'm ridiculously paranoid. I haven't been upset at any...
by VultureChow
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent Purchase (is a good omen?)
Replies: 27
Views: 3457

Re: Tent Purchase (is a good omen?)

I have that tent, and I absolutely love it, and I am guessing so will you. The whole mess is heavy, though. The stakes it comes with are "probably" OK, given that you will have gear inside. They are these very nice 12" x 1/4" thick (305 mm x 6 mm) aluminum stakes. (Don't loan any out, they will get...
by VultureChow
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent Purchase (is a good omen?)
Replies: 27
Views: 3457

Re: Tent Purchase (is a good omen?)

I've never done the easy bake oven (tent directly under the sun) thing, but I agree with what junglesmacks is saying. You'll go into & out of the tent with your coolers in it many times throughout the day, which not only makes it more likely you'll track in dust but increases the chances that at so...
by VultureChow
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 445318

Re: One Item for BM a Day

I was thinking of a Hypno Toad hat last year but my crochet expert (Mom) is not good at creating her own patterns. hmmmmm, hypno toad .. interesting .. I'll see what I can come up with 8) I went to my first Catholic Mass this morning (funeral) and the priest said something about "all glory to the.....
by VultureChow
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent Purchase (is a good omen?)
Replies: 27
Views: 3457

Re: Tent Purchase (is a good omen?)

Make sure to bring a spare cheapie tent as storage for your cooler and other stuff! ..not to mention re-bar to secure that sucker down with. I'm solo, so I'm planning on using half the tent as storage. It's a lot of tent just for me, but perfect for storage and sleeping. Regarding staking, I'm tryi...
by VultureChow
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent Purchase (is a good omen?)
Replies: 27
Views: 3457

Re: Tent Purchase (is a good omen?)

Make sure to bring a spare cheapie tent as storage for your cooler and other stuff! ..not to mention re-bar to secure that sucker down with. I'm solo, so I'm planning on using half the tent as storage. It's a lot of tent just for me, but perfect for storage and sleeping. Regarding staking, I'm tryi...
by VultureChow
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent Purchase (is a good omen?)
Replies: 27
Views: 3457

Tent Purchase (is a good omen?)

So I've known what tent I wanted to purchase for a while now and was tracking ebay, craigslist and every store that carries them. Kodiak canvas 10x10 deluxe flex bow. $499. About a month ago, Dick's Sporting Goods started carrying them, but had their pricing wrong. The 10x10 was listed at $599. I ac...
by VultureChow
Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Realistic cooking plans
Replies: 33
Views: 4476

Re: Realistic cooking plans

I'm also someone who loves to cook at home but doesn't cook a damn thing on the playa (unless you count microwaving prepackaged food as cooking). If it's your first year I would plan to have enough to eat that is low maintenance (ie: quick things) as well as the items you plan on grilling etc. You ...
by VultureChow
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Realistic cooking plans
Replies: 33
Views: 4476

Re: Realistic cooking plans

If you love to cook, bring anything that you can keep properly chilled. I cooked gourmet meals everyday last year and had a ball doing it. Though we had a freezer and a refrigerator; so keeping things from spoiling was no problem. Thanks. I'm planning a freezer cooler and an ice cooler. I figure I ...
by VultureChow
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Realistic cooking plans
Replies: 33
Views: 4476

Realistic cooking plans

I see a lot about having pre-made meals ready to go, and I'm wondering if my cooking plans are too "much" I'm only asking now, because it determines whether I buy a new small propane table top grill (which I just found for sale locally for a really good price) or go with a small stove. I was plannin...
by VultureChow
Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Art ettiquette
Replies: 6
Views: 907

Re: Art ettiquette

lemur wrote:make sure to have your ticket stub and any other documents you may need when out by the trash fence..

especially if yer jimmying with the sucker.. you dont wanta look like a gatejumper to those perimeter guys
Good advice. Wouldn't have thought of that.
by VultureChow
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Art ettiquette
Replies: 6
Views: 907

Art ettiquette

Are there any rules, written or unwritten about using the trash fence for art purposes?

I'm not looking to damage or remove it.

Also, anyone know the standard distance between fence supports?
by VultureChow
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 445318

Re: One Item for BM a Day

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