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by rideincircles
Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4310
Views: 1028068

Re: cooling your tent or van

Here is my concept in process. The idea for mine is based on using materials I found or already had around the house, along with not having to create a watertight box. I am relatively certain a watertight box is pretty simple, but I liked the idea of using a container designed to contain water than ...
by rideincircles
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 132193

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

This is what you will need along with some deep sockets. You can use any brand.

http://www.harborfreight.com/hex-drill- ... 68513.html
by rideincircles
Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: best kind of beer for the playa?
Replies: 86
Views: 7285

Re: best kind of beer for the playa?

Luckily there is about 2-3 small glasses left so its not a total loss. I haven't lost a whole keg before, but that was pretty much all of it on this one. It was a pliny clone and is quite awesome. No time for sorrow, too much to do. hexayurt hinges are all done at least.
by rideincircles
Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2015 Edition
Replies: 3862
Views: 157000

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Fuck leaky keg taps. Just lost my entire keg of a double ipa pliny clone for Burning Man. Got too much shit to do to worry about it much, but still have to clean that out after I just cleaned the chest freezer out this week. At least there was a small glass left in the keg as a consolation prize, bu...
by rideincircles
Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: best kind of beer for the playa?
Replies: 86
Views: 7285

Re: best kind of beer for the playa?

Cancel my double IPA plans. The entire keg leaked out last night. May just bring the cyser I made with wheat beer yeast instead, but Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.
by rideincircles
Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Footwear
Replies: 70
Views: 12509

Re: Footwear

To add to this post, my new shoes are super comfy, but make my feet sweat just sitting in the office from lack of ventilation. This makes me think they will only work at night when it cools off. Are wool socks, cotton socks, sock liners, odor eaters, and gold bond the best cure for this, or is there...
by rideincircles
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Ask Eric
Replies: 687
Views: 45002

Re: Ask Eric

Eric, How does stainless steel fare on the playa? Will it corrode within a week? I plan on bringing 7 kegs if I can fit all my stuff.
by rideincircles
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Footwear
Replies: 70
Views: 12509

Re: Footwear

Just got some Merrell hiking boots at Academy for $70 on clearance. I have a few pairs shoes to wear, but wanted something that wasn't worn down and geared for tons of walking. These are super comfy and fit really well. I was about to spend $90, but the clearance price was $22 less. I am not sure ho...
by rideincircles
Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 264838

Re: HexaYurts

I am still building mine, but the questions for the floor are things I am wondering about. I was planning on using billboard vinyl as a flooring and just splitting one down the middle to have a 28 x 24 footprint for the camp. Partly since I assume that I will just set up the costco carport on arriva...
by rideincircles
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Carport Ratchet Straps
Replies: 19
Views: 2618

Re: Carport Ratchet Straps

If you need longer length straps, just buy a roll of 1" mule tape and cut to length for the smaller size. It may be too small for the 1000 lb ratchet, but it has a 2500 lb test.
by rideincircles
Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4310
Views: 1028068

Re: cooling your tent or van

Whats the best way to seal the wires if they end up underwater? Use a wire twist cap and cap with silicone? I will try and start on mine this week now that I have most of the pieces together. Do most hardware stores have float switches, and would a normal light switch work for turning it off and on?...
by rideincircles
Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Used Billboard Vinyl is Miraculous Stuff
Replies: 24
Views: 3075

Re: Used Billboard Vinyl is Miraculous Stuff

Went ahead and picked a couple up. It looks like the backside is black on mine, so I will probably use the advertisement side with some rugs, otherwise it will be camp slurpee. I got about 30 comments in 45 minutes on the DFW Burners group so it looks like these will be popular. They had tons availa...
by rideincircles
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Used Billboard Vinyl is Miraculous Stuff
Replies: 24
Views: 3075

Re: Used Billboard Vinyl is Miraculous Stuff

Just got a callback from Clear Channel in DFW, they are $8 each around here. Will probably grab a couple for flooring in the next couple days.
by rideincircles
Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 41294

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Got a 29dc deep cycle battery today along with the tubes for the swamp cooler setup. Will need to get started on that and now have almost all the pieces except for a float switch. I also cleaned a couple kegs and started cold crashing 3 of my beers to drop out the dry hops. Still have 25 gallons to ...
by rideincircles
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17135
Views: 1483995

Re: Fuck!

Although trivial compared to some of the other recent posts on here, why do air conditioners pick the worst time to go out? I came home last night and it was 90 inside my house. It looks like the air conditioner fan motor or capacitor is out so not a huge deal, but need to either order a motor onlin...
by rideincircles
Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4310
Views: 1028068

Re: cooling your tent or van

To anyone who has not bought a bucket cooler pump yet, its probably too late to order from China. It could get here in time but that's uncertain. I ordered about 20 things the past few months and 2 never made it and it can take 4 weeks to get here. With that said, here is the same pump selling out o...
by rideincircles
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4310
Views: 1028068

Re: cooling your tent or van

I am unclear, do you need to keep one of these coolers outside your structure/yurt and pipe cold air in or can you just run it inside? Bucket swamp coolers have to be outside so it sucks in the outside air thru the vent holes. If using a unicooler, you will still need to suck in outside air, but yo...
by rideincircles
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Bringing Homebrew to Burning Man
Replies: 41
Views: 8157

Re: Bringing Homebrew to Burning Man

The KBS is crazy thick and dark, you can pick up all the notes of the flavors in there and its got crazy coffee aroma. 1.030 seems to work pretty well on this one. I shot way past the target gravity and am totally happy with the results. The KBS will be hiding away at my camp for a while and I will ...
by rideincircles
Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Bringing Homebrew to Burning Man
Replies: 41
Views: 8157

Re: Bringing Homebrew to Burning Man

My KBS coffee stout is kegged and amazing. 3 months sitting on nibs, vanilla and bourbon soaked chips, then 3 weeks dry hopped with coffee. 1.112-1.030 = 10.5%. Definitely one of my best beers ever and I will sample some before the burn, but will try and avoid it. It is a total sipper. I have to keg...
by rideincircles
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 132193

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I got it down to about 1.5 minutes my last few cuts after getting my process down. Not worth going to buy a cutting wheel for 20 links of chain, but will keep that in mind if I build a brewing rig from old bed frames later on. Need to learn how to weld at some point.
by rideincircles
Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 41294

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Woke up at 12:30 today, but stayed busy most of the day and was doing stuff late last night. Cut all the chain for lag screw tie downs. Cleaned all the hexayurt panels and finished taping the square ones, just need to cut and tape the last 6 and then hinge all of them. Went thru the garage and pulle...
by rideincircles
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what are you listening to?
Replies: 2659
Views: 270721

Re: what are you listening to?

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by rideincircles
Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 132193

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I probably need a better vise since mine is just sitting on a table, but I had no luck trying to bend my chain by hand when I put it in the vise. The links I have were 12 or more per foot from what I can tell and they looked shorter and possibly thicker than some other pictures of chain I have seen....
by rideincircles
Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 132193

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Just my take on cutting the chain. I have tried 3 methods. Cutting it at the store, angle grinder, and Sawzaw. I did about 10 at the store before it looked like the hydraulic cutter blade looked was getting pretty jagged and I decided to do the rest at home. I just started cutting them myself and it...
by rideincircles
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4310
Views: 1028068

Re: cooling your tent or van

I will add that after looking around, Walfart seemed to have the best deal on a battery. 122ah on their deep cycle marine for around $87. I think Academy had a larger one, but not worth the cost difference. Try and find the 29 or 31 series for the most power. The larger the number, the more ah in mo...
by rideincircles
Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 132193

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Here's a good website that has animated gifs on tying knots. Lag screws and mule tape should be able to tie down everything using slip knots and truckers hitches. I need to start learning these.

http://www.netknots.com/rope_knots/
by rideincircles
Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: best kind of beer for the playa?
Replies: 86
Views: 7285

Re: best kind of beer for the playa?

Just finished brewing my lemon lime hefeweizen tonight which was the last beer I needed to brew. Going to rack over my double ipa and dry hop it in the next day or 2, and just started the dry hop on my citra saison. The KBS clone has been dry hopping on coffee beans for 2 weeks and I need to keg it ...
by rideincircles
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Biking into the dust. General Bike info for the Playa.
Replies: 81
Views: 10731

Re: Biking into the dust. General Bike info for the Playa.

Re: flatlanders and trick bikes A camp mate of mine is a year-round professional flatland performer with some various cirque and theme park gigs that each run for months at a time. It seems like he has the most fun on playa though, and performs at some of the big sound camps that have actual stages...
by rideincircles
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Biking into the dust. General Bike info for the Playa.
Replies: 81
Views: 10731

Re: Biking into the dust. General Bike info for the Playa.

I am lifting this from the Bike Builders unite thread since this is the type of info to have in here. More usefulness from FIGJAM which is a common theme around here. Some of this is a little outdated, but most of the info is useful. Today's JRS is dedicated to that stalwart steed of steel (or alumi...
by rideincircles
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: VirginBurner's bike quandary...
Replies: 24
Views: 2219

Re: VirginBurner's bike quandary...

Also, whatever bike you bring make sure you are comfortable riding it. The cruiser I bought will probably have a smaller gear on it when I bring it to the playa. I rode it around on some light hills and it is rough on the knees. Don't wait to find out stuff like that on the playa. I started a genera...

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