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by torrey.smith
Tue May 01, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138930

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I came across this part from this ePlaya thread started by Elliot . I ordered one (only $27!) and I'm excited to test it with the next round of Sextant Penetrator Science Glory (SPSG) on the Playa. This could be an excellent way to anchor vertical 4x4's on the Playa. I am interested in the basic pro...
by torrey.smith
Tue May 01, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: No-Dig Ground Screw?
Replies: 19
Views: 5566

Re: No-Dig Ground Screw?

Well it arrived and I'm intrigued! It's a hollow welded-up assembly of mild steel that's been galvanized, which gives it some unique properties.

I'm going to cross post to FIGJAM's main thread.

Sextant will definitely test this on our next round.

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by torrey.smith
Tue May 01, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 56
Views: 15991

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

One thing I'd like to point out is that at Burning Man, a spacetime vortex causes the sunlight to always come in dead sideways to bypass the top and hit you right in the feels. I recommend side panels on the sunny side, and to plan your orientation appropriately. Sextant has a 40x190 ft shade struct...
by torrey.smith
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 3876

Re: Newbie Order of Things

6. Theme Camps This has been the one area I'm at a loss in my prep. I'm huge into community and being part of something which will help to create a fabric to the 10 Principles of Burning Man. I've scoured the list from last year's burn (more than 2000 camps?!) and, well -- it is difficult, isn't it...
by torrey.smith
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: No-Dig Ground Screw?
Replies: 19
Views: 5566

Re: No-Dig Ground Screw?

For $27, this is slightly cheaper than an AEA PE-26. It's actually excellent penetrator geometry. The drive scheme is a bit silly, but I could make an adapter for impact driving. To be honest, I'm intrigued. I have ordered one for evaluation. I'm not sure if this exact article is Playa appropriate, ...
by torrey.smith
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: After action report from One Wheelers on the Playa?
Replies: 21
Views: 6862

Re: After action report from One Wheelers on the Playa?

Torrey, I sent you an email with more questions. I'm curious about any other lessons learned, or extra precautions you'll take next (this) time? Fender? Spare parts or tools suggested? etc. Thanks Lessons learned: OneWheels are insanely awesome on the Playa. I won't be bringing any specific tools, ...
by torrey.smith
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: My first time going! Need Help...
Replies: 19
Views: 3265

Re: My first time going! Need Help...

All good! I see a lot of people perfectly prepared with camelbacks and goggles comfortably consuming everything they see in front of them in a blind party crawl. Sometimes a little subversion can be healthy. A little history: I used to be a super poor hippie kid travelling through Mexico and Central...
by torrey.smith
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: JRS - Has it lost steam?
Replies: 20
Views: 4973

Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Ratty wrote:Torrey A big congratulations. Wow! A piece in the Renwick is not something to take lightly. Brag on....You certainly deserve it. Hey, did I see you at the Classic Car last night?
Damn right I was there! Did I hawk the Queen of Black Rock City to you?
by torrey.smith
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: My first time going! Need Help...
Replies: 19
Views: 3265

Re: My first time going! Need Help...

For anyone who hasn't hung out with them, VBC is a punishment camp that naughty theme camps can spend a cycle placed next to if they've been bad before. VBC is an inverse of the 10 principles, which serves a valuable purpose in providing contrast and stress-testing our community. Without forces like...
by torrey.smith
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: My first time going! Need Help...
Replies: 19
Views: 3265

Re: My first time going! Need Help...

AntiM wrote:torrey is messing with you, there is no VBC. torrey seems to have forgotten that's not cool until page two.
There actually is a VBC. And believe it or not, I feel that I'm acting very much in the spirit of their camp :D

That spirit is somewhat... burneriffic.
by torrey.smith
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: My first time going! Need Help...
Replies: 19
Views: 3265

Re: My first time going! Need Help...

One other thing is that you don't even have to book them in advance. They actually like it when people show up at the burn so they can get more credit for the work they do taking in International "orphans". It all goes into their annual report of community service. They're usually placed around 2:00...
by torrey.smith
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: My first time going! Need Help...
Replies: 19
Views: 3265

Re: My first time going! Need Help...

Without a doubt, you want to camp with Voted Best Camp . They are extremely understanding of International Travelers, and they feel that the exposure it brings to our community more than offsets doing a little extra work for them. If you offer to donate $50 or so, they will treat you like a VIP and ...
by torrey.smith
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hi! I'm doing a report on burning man and would like to ask several questions
Replies: 31
Views: 4791

Re: Hi! I'm doing a report on burning man and would like to ask several questions

What has drawn you to joining/ becoming a burner? I was dragged kicking and screaming but I took to it right away. I was drawn to the amazing builds and the even more amazing people behind them. How long have you been interested in burning man? I was aware of it in the 90's but I saw it as my child...
by torrey.smith
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: JRS - Has it lost steam?
Replies: 20
Views: 4973

Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Things like BED, JOTS etiquette, LNT, Stewardship etc. got lost in the glam of the Smithsonian and pleasing the Google overlords with campus art. Hey I've got a [tiny] piece in the Renwick exhibit and I'm really honored by the whole thing. My wife left me right before I made that piece, in many res...
by torrey.smith
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: JRS - Has it lost steam?
Replies: 20
Views: 4973

Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

I figure that if you feel the JRS is boring, you should do something in our community worthy of making it interesting :wink:
by torrey.smith
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Art car/vehicle working space [Bay Area (SF)]
Replies: 5
Views: 6488

Re: Art car/vehicle working space [Bay Area (SF)]

vikingandamuse wrote:Hey Torrey,

Thanks for the tips! I will check out M0xy... are you there often? My fiance and I would love to come check out the space.
Someone from Sextant is there frequently. PM me for deets :D
by torrey.smith
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Art car/vehicle working space [Bay Area (SF)]
Replies: 5
Views: 6488

Re: Art car/vehicle working space [Bay Area (SF)]

Oh Ratty, thank you. It's all been weighing heavily on me recently.

I'm trying to find my path.
by torrey.smith
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Art car/vehicle working space [Bay Area (SF)]
Replies: 5
Views: 6488

Re: Art car/vehicle working space [Bay Area (SF)]

Do not underestimate the financial impact of building art at larger scales. The m0xy warehouse space in Oakland is home to Sextant and many other projects. All told I'm paying on the order of $2.30 per square foot for our space there. If that doesn't scare you, go for it!!! If it does scare you, you...
by torrey.smith
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: After action report from One Wheelers on the Playa?
Replies: 21
Views: 6862

Re: After action report from One Wheelers on the Playa?

Morrell wrote:A camp-mate fracture-dislocated his elbow on one during the week. Fucked his burn.
Yeah, mine took out two of my buddies. One fractured his scapula and the other got major road rash :lol:

Read your ticket...
by torrey.smith
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: After action report from One Wheelers on the Playa?
Replies: 21
Views: 6862

Re: After action report from One Wheelers on the Playa?

I have an original, a OW+, and a OWXR on order. I did field testing at Juplaya 2017 followed by an extremely heavy use profile at BM 2017. I'm blown away at this thing. It's silent, fun, perfectly suited to the Playa conditions, and gives a different taste than some dork on a Segway. Besides the mot...
by torrey.smith
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2018 drone policy
Replies: 19
Views: 5155

Re: 2018 drone policy

some seeing eye wrote:The drone policy at the event is governed by federal law restricting drone operations near airports. The ORG cannot "opt out" of that regulation. There is also a very serious safety concern about drone radios and pyrotechnics safety.
This is important.

Well, I flew off the handle there.

Argh.
by torrey.smith
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 2018 drone policy
Replies: 19
Views: 5155

Re: 2018 drone policy

We're not exactly an edgy experimental community anymore, are we? We're about as regulated as a library in a backwater country with a giant list of banned books. Is anyone interested in stepping up to challenge this bullshit? What, THE FUCK, am I doing burning my entire life to the ground to bring S...
by torrey.smith
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: The Burning Man Mindset
Replies: 6
Views: 4379

Re: The Burning Man Mindset

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will rem...
by torrey.smith
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Stair Ramps to help the Mobility Challenged
Replies: 1
Views: 3779

Re: Stair Ramps to help the Mobility Challenged

When we work together, we can make the seemingly impossible, possible.

My hat's off to Dazzle! for including Mobility Challenged folks in her artistic vision.

by torrey.smith
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Alumicloth - Verdict?
Replies: 32
Views: 8263

Re: Alumicloth - Verdict?

I'm super excited to see the tyranny of that pricing get challenged. This bodes well for Sextant...
by torrey.smith
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: 01100001 00100000 01101010 01101111 01101011 01100101
Replies: 23
Views: 7589

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by torrey.smith
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?
Replies: 27
Views: 8465

Re: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?

krly, The reason nobody answered this question when you wrote it on the other thread is...What the F-----? You would need lag screws 4 feet long . I suggest you find the posts that led you to this conclusion and ask those people directly. Then please come back here and share it with us. I want pict...
by torrey.smith
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: Tell me about your Regional... why should I go?
Replies: 10
Views: 6171

Re: Tell me about your Regional... why should I go?

As a nod to Freezer Burn, I was so taken with the FWF (Freezer Burn Wrestling Federation) that I decided to create the character Abraslam Lickin', to go North and give these Extraordinary Albertans a run for the big belt!

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by torrey.smith
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138930

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

krly wrote:So, some of you folks are using lag screws for your monkee hut legs ? Is that working better than 2' rebar used on 1" pvc arches ?
Thanks..........
Durn rebárds :mrgreen:
by torrey.smith
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: People Seeking Camps 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 31765

Re: People Seeking Camps 2018

capnjonny wrote:2018 is here and I am already planning for this years burn . I am looking for a new camp so am putting it out there early . If anyone out there Is looking for someone like me to be a part of their crew please read on:
Cap'n Jonny is mine. Y'all other TCO's can back right off!

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