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by rideincircles
Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 41342

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

I stopped by and got some chain today for the lag bolts. I cut a few links in the store, but it looks like the cutter was a little jagged and maybe did 10 cuts, before I decided to worry about it later. I will see what method works best when I get home and have some time. I ordered a light saber for...
by rideincircles
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4315
Views: 1029886

Re: cooling your tent or van

Does the intake need to be as large as the endless breeze on the unicooler or larger? Right now I am considering putting my unicooler in my hexayurt and found some 12" pvc pipe thrown away that I was thinking about using as the air intake that would hook up to the box in the yurt. I was hoping to ma...
by rideincircles
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 265019

Re: HexaYurts

I started on getting my panels ready over the weekend. On average it was taking about 30-40 minutes per panel to clean them, cut off any excess hanging material, and tape the edges working by myself with no cutting of the panels yet. At this rate a hexayurt would take 8-10 hours for one person to ge...
by rideincircles
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hexayurt floor tarp taping strategy?
Replies: 8
Views: 1712

Re: Hexayurt floor tarp taping strategy?

I was debating on just laying out a tarp to claim the space for the hexayurt and using lag screws to anchor the tarp down. Then just taping the yurt to the tarp and probably just anchoring it down drilling thru the tarp. Kinda wish I would have gotten some 3" bifilament tape also, my 4 rolls of 6" a...
by rideincircles
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Eplaya meet and greet 2015! Wed 6PM, 7 & E
Replies: 313
Views: 26739

Re: Eplaya meet and greet 2015! Wed 6PM

Mine is this one. Joe's Quick Grape Pyment. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=57190 Joe Mattioli is like the figjam of meadmakers. He makes something complicated way easy. Joe's ancient orange mead can be made from ingredients at any grocery store and uses bread yeast. My batch of pyment ...
by rideincircles
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Eplaya meet and greet 2015! Wed 6PM, 7 & E
Replies: 313
Views: 26739

Re: Eplaya meet and greet 2015! Wed 6PM

I will definitely have the meet and greet on my to do list when I am there, but will not make any guarantees on what I do until I am out there on my first burn. Will have to go with the flow. With that said, I will try and keep my grape pyment keg for the meet and greet for y'all winos. It is a mead...
by rideincircles
Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: A Burner Analogy For Understanding Electricity
Replies: 50
Views: 11363

Re: A Burner Analogy For Understanding Electricity

Noted. I went by Academy and checked out their batteries during lunch and they have a Exide 31DCMST battery with 205 RC and 115 ah listed for $110. This seems to be the largest size I have found looking around, but still have a few more places to check for a better price. The 205 RC x25 = 5125/60 = ...
by rideincircles
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: A Burner Analogy For Understanding Electricity
Replies: 50
Views: 11363

Re: A Burner Analogy For Understanding Electricity

Bumping up this thread since its highly valuable. I assume the 1.5 watt solar panel I have is almost worthless for accomplishing much. I will probably hook it up, but don't expect much out on the playa. I still am sorting through what battery to get and whether or not to bring a larger solar panel. ...
by rideincircles
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 265019

Re: HexaYurts

Finally picked up my boards today. Took over 3 hours on my lunch break to meet up with my uncle and head out to North Dallas to pick them up along with getting a couple of sheets of plywood. It looks like the Hunter XCI boards will be good to go. Mine are yellow on the polyiso, and have no logos on ...
by rideincircles
Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4315
Views: 1029886

Re: cooling your tent or van

When I checked at costco, I just saw some Interstate Marine batteries that seemed geared for starting/maintaining a boat. It was the 27m model listed here. Not sure if other places have something different, I will check another costco. http://www.interstatebatteries.com/m/category/marine/starting Th...
by rideincircles
Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4315
Views: 1029886

Re: cooling your tent or van

What was the recommended pump for the unicooler? Was it this $60 one? http://www.siliconsolar.com/aquajet-pro-pump1224-p-503257.html All the old links are dead ends and this thread is massive (I am reading it as much as possible). I assume the bucket cooler pumps are too small, I do have 2 of them n...
by rideincircles
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 132715

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Got my 3/8" x 14" lag screws in the mail yesterday. This was the 2nd time I've ordered them after my first package was stolen from my porch and was not covered by any insurance. The people at FS were not fond of me calling and asking if it was going to be replaced which I was hoping UPS would do, bu...
by rideincircles
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: best kind of beer for the playa?
Replies: 86
Views: 7299

Re: best kind of beer for the playa?

If I have an issues with distribution, yall seem like the best place to turn. I was thinking about using my 10 gallon mash tun cooler to put the keg in and keep cool, just need to make a lid for it that it would stick out of. Still debating the best material for a lid, but i was thinking styrofoam. ...
by rideincircles
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: best kind of beer for the playa?
Replies: 86
Views: 7299

Re: best kind of beer for the playa?

I have no clue where I will be camping yet, possibly with the DFW Burner's non camp. Most likely I will try and make the homebrew pub crawl. I am hoping to make a cart for taking beer out to the deep playa, but will see if I have enough space. I may see if I can make my swamp unicooler big enough to...
by rideincircles
Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: best kind of beer for the playa?
Replies: 86
Views: 7299

Re: best kind of beer for the playa?

Dickens Cider; Best served warm in the back of Doc's RV. Seriously though, The IPA's that the Orphan camps had last year was awesome! We had people come from all over the world to drink our beer. Quick thread derailment: Back in high school, we had to create a business in our economics class and my...
by rideincircles
Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: 2015 Share Resources
Topic: Offering ride from DFW, TEXAS to BRC in comfortable RV
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Offering ride from DFW, TEXAS to BRC in comfortable RV

You may check out the DFW Burners group on facebook. I know some people plan on renting a uhaul truck and flying there. I already have a cargo van booked and will have a hexayurt along with a ton of stuff, so I doubt there would be enough space for all the stuff. It makes me wonder how much the weig...
by rideincircles
Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My Playa Shower
Replies: 51
Views: 46377

Re: My Playa Shower

For anyone who plans on using a shower in a bucket type enclosure, this portable shower is available. No clue how long the battery lasts or how well it holds up to the playa, but it does seem like a useful option. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IFHFJXI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=QJ1C...
by rideincircles
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Best way to protect DSRL camera - Renting?
Replies: 33
Views: 4305

Re: Best way to protect DSRL camera - Renting?

I got my Canon 1D Mark 2 in and it seems good to go ($330 with battery, charger and 110k shots on it). The memory card door is a little loose on it so I may have to seal that area off inside the camera, but otherwise it should work well. I took it out for fireworks over the weekend and had no major ...
by rideincircles
Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 41342

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

I got my Canon 1d Mark 2 in the mail over the weekend. It is an old weather sealed 8mp tank of a camera that can handle anything. It will take a while to fully figure out, but at least my 50mm lens fits it at the moment. I don't plan on spending way too much time with it, but figure I will want to h...
by rideincircles
Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4315
Views: 1029886

Re: cooling your tent or van

Yeah. That Honda EU2000 is a little above my price range. How much would I have to spend on something decent? If its above $500, I will probably just stick to the swamp cooler plan.
by rideincircles
Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Best kind of sunblock
Replies: 40
Views: 6078

Re: Best kind of sunblock

I was about to ask how long suncreen lasts for, but the answer I found was 3 years if its not been in high temperatures the whole time. Some will have an expiration date though. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/sunscreen-expire/faq-20057957 I will add that spra...
by rideincircles
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4315
Views: 1029886

Re: cooling your tent or van

I got my pumps in from China yesterday. I ordered them uncertain that I would be using them. So far I still need to acquire my hexayurt panels and order the tape which I plan to do in the next week or 2. Once those are secured, I need to decide on a generator with a/c or a swamp cooler probably usin...
by rideincircles
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Glass Bottle MOOP?
Replies: 35
Views: 6281

Re: Glass Bottle MOOP?

Regarding travelling with glass. I have went on 4 vacations the past 2 years where I take home around 7 bottles of beer from wherever I went and wrap them in socks in my suitcase surrounded by layers of clothes. So far I have had nothing broken and it works well to bring beer home. I may bring some ...
by rideincircles
Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Biking into the dust. General Bike info for the Playa.
Replies: 81
Views: 10777

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

I can do hitchhikers on occasion, but don't have them dialed. Megaspins would look cool at night all lit up. I'm not the best at hang-5's but am better with Karl Kruiser's. I have alot of basic flatland tricks down, I just don't ride as often as I would like. I may bring my bike and just switch out ...
by rideincircles
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Burning Man Planning - Dates
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Burning Man Planning - Dates

Be sure to set your homepage to the countdown. It is a good way to remind yourself that preparation time is slowly fading away. It will be here before you know it and you will need to be ready.

http://burningman.org/countdown/
by rideincircles
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Best way to protect DSRL camera - Renting?
Replies: 33
Views: 4305

Re: Best way to protect DSRL camera - Renting?

I am now thinking of just getting a used Canon 1d Mark 2. They are around $250 used on ebay and are weathersealed. It is only 8mp, but it would be nice to have something that dust does not make a huge impact on. Not sure what lens I would get if I do, but something relatively cheap and possible fixe...
by rideincircles
Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Biking into the dust. General Bike info for the Playa.
Replies: 81
Views: 10777

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

I went thru and fixed up all 6 of my bikes to get back in riding condition, but none of them are what I want to bring out on the playa (3bmx, one nice mountain, one tall skinny tire cruiser, and a junky mountain bike). I was considering modifying junky mountain bike, but thatwould require lengthenin...
by rideincircles
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Getting a keg to the playa
Replies: 12
Views: 1673

Re: Getting a keg to the playa

Just reread this post and completely edited it. Rewording response. A 5 gallon corny keg weighs about 8.5 lbs and add another 40 lbs or so for beer. I had 2 empty kegs shipped for around $30. You would need to see if liquids of that size are an issue. Also, any leaks would be a pain and loss of beer.
by rideincircles
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: best kind of beer for the playa?
Replies: 86
Views: 7299

Re: best kind of beer for the playa?

I plan on brewing a few beers out on the playa, but I think refreshing beers sound like the best option. So far I have on oaked cherry apfelwein, a carbonated grape pyment (mead made with welchs grape juice and honey), and an imperial coffee stout ready to be kegged. Those will probably be for more ...
by rideincircles
Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Really dumb cooler question
Replies: 30
Views: 3205

Re: Really dumb cooler question

You will probably need 2 coolers if you want to have cold stuff all week. Do not skimp on quality and only go for the extreme 5 or 6 day coolers. Wally world and Costco both have decent cooler prices, but there are plenty of places to look. The 120 qt Coleman Extreme 6 cooler can be found for around...

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