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by Canoe
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 75
Views: 4038

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

... guylines? Don't know; what will the winds be like this year and where will the air channel around your camp. If you look at the various similar structures installed on the playa, there are usually guylines of some sort. Like the one in the photo at the top on the link you provided. Others will ...
by Canoe
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 3776
Views: 700751

Re: cooling your tent or van

... have experienced how much heat is lost through the floor of playa structures, with many having them uninsulated during the day, but needing ... Nor of those keeping their meds cool in a hole in the ground in the shade (is it 64F?). Although with the serious gaps in the yurt wall seams, ...
by Canoe
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Screened shelter with shade cloth on the sides sufficient to shade tent?
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Screened shelter with shade cloth on the sides sufficient to shade tent?

... so now. Without knowing the size of your tent, for simple playa tested shade structures, start here https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=70367 to see the simple ...
by BBadger
Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Screened shelter with shade cloth on the sides sufficient to shade tent?
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Screened shelter with shade cloth on the sides sufficient to shade tent?

... to support the weight of the screens it came with, not an additional shade cloth -- and not a shade-cloth hit by heavy winds. No, that's not going to work. It's not even like one of those $120 pop-up structures (that also collapse under heavy winds) but just a flimsy screen structure ...
by BBadger
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: 2 person camp - sufficient cool area?
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: 2 person camp - sufficient cool area?

My friend did put one of those camping shade structures around his van and secured it to the wheels and other places. Then he put some tarps up to ...
by rosenic
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: M*A*S*H 4207th is not recruiting for 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 826

Re: M*A*S*H 4207th is not recruiting for 2016

... the load, whether it was cleaning showers, cooking meals, or building structures. My first year I was with Lost Lounge who housed the temple crew, ... rides from LA. I will have a single 6-person tent and can grab a shade structure if needed. I am trying to arrive no later than Tuesday morning. ...
by tara
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Basic canopy over a tent. Does it help?
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Basic canopy over a tent. Does it help?

... & villages board, since that's a better fit for discussions about shade structures. Others have said it well, even in a good weather year you could face several hours ...
by Canoe
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Attic barrier/ Insulation
Replies: 19
Views: 423

Re: Attic barrier/ Insulation

... ⋅ the light and heat radiating at the structure from nearby structures with reflective or radiant barrier exteriors :D (really!). The ... harassed by the wind, tarp emits/radiates a lot more. Can be good as a shade material if the grommets can stand the wind. ⋅ reflectix ...
by Canoe
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Attic barrier/ Insulation
Replies: 19
Views: 423

Re: Attic barrier/ Insulation

p.s. Do watch out for camping beside structures with radiant barriers, as they could be reflecting heat on your tent coming in under your shade structure. :D Not kidding. It hasn't happened to me, but if you're in the wrong spot relative ...
by Canoe
Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Attic barrier/ Insulation
Replies: 19
Views: 423

Re: Attic barrier/ Insulation

...This year we have a little shade to sit under, but nothing over the tent. Any ideas are welcome. Well, ideas that ... - even if slightly different - is one of those risk areas. For example, some structures with a radiant barrier turn out cool, some are ovens. Some dark monkey huts ...
by trilobyte
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Basic canopy over a tent. Does it help?
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Basic canopy over a tent. Does it help?

... & villages board, since that's a better fit for discussions about shade structures. Others have said it well, even in a good weather year you could face several hours ...
by tchaubello
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Cool SF small camp looking for two additional campmates
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Cool SF small camp looking for two additional campmates

... friendly and have been in BM many times in the past. We have two large shade structures and the other basic infrastructure, but hope the additional campmates can contribute ...
by BBadger
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Just shading my tent... ?
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Just shading my tent... ?

That "awning" will only provide full shade when the sun is at high noon. At any other time of the day -- like morning, ... carport, that "awning" REALLY needs to be guylined down. For shade structures such as pop up shade, which I expect your "awning" is, the ...
by pop_rocks
Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Thinking about Radios for your camp? Read Me First!!!
Replies: 59
Views: 1368

Thinking about Radios for your camp? Read Me First!!!

... event itself, hundreds of theme-camps, about 30 miles of roads, art and structures of nearly every shape and size and over 50,000 people into an ... you could put up on a mast, attach to a motor home or attach to your shade structure. Unlike FRS, you actually CAN achieve ranges of up to five ...
by MaxVallejo
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp Graceland is interested in new members!
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Camp Graceland is interested in new members!

... on an evapatron, 30 ft. chill out lounge with a generator run-AC and shade, several camp DJ’s and 3 events during the week, including: peach smoothies, ... on leaving no trace, and recommend the use of Carports as shade structures to create a uniform look in camp. If you are interested in learning ...
by vinaych_22
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: structural integrity of compact emt shade structure
Replies: 20
Views: 491

Re: structural integrity of compact emt shade structure

... inside. 3. I am using a 1' conduit. I saw almost all the conduit based shade structures recommended this size, so went with it 4. hmm . I am using a tarp at the top, not ...
by Token
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: structural integrity of compact emt shade structure
Replies: 20
Views: 491

Re: structural integrity of compact emt shade structure

... 3. Use 1 inch or larger conduit as a minimum. If you intend to use knit shade fabric, it can be deployed as a "stressed member". I. E. ... means to hold the shape of the shade structure. Research tensile shade structures. A simple tensile is a shade cloth, 4 poles, one at each corner, ...
by vinaych_22
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: structural integrity of compact emt shade structure
Replies: 20
Views: 491

Re: structural integrity of compact emt shade structure

... lot of rope to tie it down. I know many people use EMT conduit based structures and I am not worried about that part. My main concern is about ... burning man. And that scares me.. And also, I wont be able to use this shade structure at my other camping trips which makes this 380$ structure ...
by vinaych_22
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: structural integrity of compact emt shade structure
Replies: 20
Views: 491

structural integrity of compact emt shade structure

Hi all, I am going with a kodiak 10X10 tent to BM and I was looking for shade structure options. I want the shade structure to be compact as I need ... structure details: 1) Dimensions: 10X20X8 2) This has two 10X10 square structures with each square having its own tarp connected by bungee ball ...
by s_ting
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Securing Shade Structure, Among Other Questions
Replies: 36
Views: 695

Re: Securing Shade Structure, Among Other Questions

Hi, I have built a few different tensegrisity structures over the years. Last year I did a 20 ft tensegrity shade structure with aluminet top. I used 6 - 8 ft - 2x2 inverted "v"'s. They were ultimately ...
by kevinwells
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Securing Shade Structure, Among Other Questions
Replies: 36
Views: 695

Re: Securing Shade Structure, Among Other Questions

Hi, I have built a few different tensegrisity structures over the years. Last year I did a 20 ft tensegrity shade structure with aluminet top. I used 6 - 8 ft - 2x2 inverted "v"'s. They were ultimately ...
by s_ting
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Securing Shade Structure, Among Other Questions
Replies: 36
Views: 695

Securing Shade Structure, Among Other Questions

... and I wanted to get more opinions as I scramble to work through logistics of a couple remaining things. Apologies for the wall of text to come... Shade Structure My boyfriend and I are currently building a shade structure that can be transported via our checked bags on the airplane, and can cover ...
by trilobyte
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Quik Shade C100
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Quik Shade C100

... recommendations. The thing you need to remember about most commercial shade manufacturers is that they are not really designing for the extreme ... withstand 50+ mph winds. I second the recommendation for conduit frame structures. It's all I've ever used on the playa, with great success. In ...
by nocturnal_steve
Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Theme Camps vs Solo... whats wrong with this picture
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Theme Camps vs Solo... whats wrong with this picture

... Vehicle etc. My own (and many registered camps) offer meal plans, shade structures, water, showers etc. For me camping solo or in a small group has it's perks; I like ...
by trilobyte
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 75
Views: 4038

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

... for the least amount of shaded space (aluminet generally costs more than tarps). Don't get me wrong, I love aluminet (and use it on a couple of my structures), but you may want to have something blocking the winds from your tent (aluminet doesn't really block the wind at all). For primary shelters, ...
by Eunos94
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Motorcyclin' from Michigan to BRC
Replies: 32
Views: 832

Re: Motorcyclin' from Michigan to BRC

... for me, my early arrival campmates will already be there and have camp shade structures up. I can scoot my bike right to the back of camp, throw my tent up, and get right ...
by Gunslinger
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Aluminum Shade Canopy (not insta-up) - input reqeusted!
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: Aluminum Shade Canopy (not insta-up) - input reqeusted!

... tie-downs anchored (custom-made eyebolt rebar) off each corner and hang my funky lights on them so stoners don't trip over my shit. Awesome structures are cool. Buy one if you can. If not, tie-downs and para-cord are your friends.
by ZigZag
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Shifters
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: Bike Shifters

... is not much considering how much I have already put into my shade structures and camping gear. This one is cute: $120 (plus grease!) http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Huffy-Women-s-Nel-Lusso-Cruiser-Bike-Banana/49058113 ...
by trilobyte
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Custom EMT canopy fittings?
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: Custom EMT canopy fittings?

... application is you should know that EMT conduit frames work well for shade structures, they are NOT intended to be load-bearing. Even 1 inch EMT will bend if a person ...
by Ratty
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How To Alter a Store Bought Poly-Vinyl Tarp
Replies: 20
Views: 604

How To Alter a Store Bought Poly-Vinyl Tarp

... often use these woven poly tarps on their carports and flat-topped shade structures. Let's begin.... Put up your frame and measure it. Bring a pad of paper and write ...

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