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by trilobyte
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Quik Shade C100
Replies: 6
Views: 209

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: 243

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: 61
Views: 3425

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: 31
Views: 741

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: 306

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: 446

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: 334

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: 535

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 ...
by DeanisGatsby
Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp Fuego Karaoke open to singer and musician members
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Camp Fuego Karaoke open to singer and musician members

... water tank and some RVs, "Shiftpods", tents, hexayurts and shade structures and cars. Camp Fuego is entirely committed to the 10 principles of Burning Man, ...
by Takoda13
Thu May 26, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Cyberia - space for new members :)
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Cyberia - space for new members :)

... white cargo parachute (for classes), four 40 x 36 foot steel and mesh shade structures for tents (from Black Rock Hardware), shower facilities, 500 gallon water tank, ...
by Savannah
Tue May 24, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Where do I start? Lone Female Virgin from IL
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Re: Where do I start? Lone Female Virgin from IL

... them religiously? Will I need A/C or is a swamp cooler the way to go? Shade structures? A monkey hut seems most widely used, will I need this large enough to cover my ...
by Justjen
Mon May 23, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Where do I start? Lone Female Virgin from IL
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Where do I start? Lone Female Virgin from IL

... them religiously? Will I need A/C or is a swamp cooler the way to go? Shade structures? A monkey hut seems most widely used, will I need this large enough to cover my ...
by meibelline
Thu May 12, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Look ma! I got me a ticket! (28F)
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Look ma! I got me a ticket! (28F)

... continue my deep Google sesh re: playa specific topics like Aluminet shade structures and DIY swamp coolers, I think a communal burn would be a more rewarding experience ...
by FreePeacelove
Tue May 10, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Trouble finding a place to camp which is NOT in a theme camp
Replies: 24
Views: 1956

Re: Trouble finding a place to camp which is NOT in a theme camp

... to equip it with climate-Technology, to avoid the heat and to make any shade structures unneccessary. We have a lot of good Reasons for that big tent, making privateparty ...
by BBadger
Wed May 04, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade structure idea...
Replies: 37
Views: 1341

Re: Shade structure idea...

Bungees are probably better for Monkey Huts because they'll keep the tarp in place on the PVC. I like running rigging on carports and other rigid structures though.
by BBadger
Wed May 04, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade structure idea...
Replies: 37
Views: 1341

Re: Shade structure idea...

Speaking of - is there a general consensus on which is better, sun shade material or heavy duty tarps? I understand that the sun shade should ... but it's a bit more costly. Ah! One other thing regarding these shade structures - I read everywhere about the best way to secure the guy lines. ...
by majapi
Wed May 04, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade structure idea...
Replies: 37
Views: 1341

Re: Shade structure idea...

Ah! One other thing regarding these shade structures - I read everywhere about the best way to secure the guy lines. Rebar or long lag screws driven ...
by majapi
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade structure idea...
Replies: 37
Views: 1341

Re: Shade structure idea...

Sounds like EMT is the way to go. I use bungee balls for structures when we camp (though obviously not in the expected gale force winds), so I've got loads already on hand. I guess I was thinking that taught and tight was better than flexible - seems ...
by majapi
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade structure idea...
Replies: 37
Views: 1341

Shade structure idea...

... this year will be my first burn, I've been working on some different shade structures. Initially we were going to do a large monkey hut covering tents (thanks to designs ...
by trilobyte
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where to download Sketchup plans for camp layout?
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Where to download Sketchup plans for camp layout?

... basic primitive shapes. Squares and rectangles for your vehicles and shade structures, half a sphere for domes, etc. The main thing you're trying to do is block out your ...
by trilobyte
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: EMT Monkey Hut...?
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: EMT Monkey Hut...?

... go for it! If you don't, you may want to consider another type of shade structure. Getting into a bit of a ramble, monkey huts and hexayurts ... burn on their own. I used to think of huts and yurts as 'starter' shade structures - that is, the shade that new burners build until they learn to ...
by Elliot
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2016 Edition
Replies: 1478
Views: 30683

Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

... paper to foam-core to create color-coded tents, buses, RVs, trucks, shade structures, bicycle parking racks... for the Camp layout. When I have all the elements of the ...
by trilobyte
Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey hut frame help
Replies: 43
Views: 1215

Re: Monkey hut frame help

... I don't build monkey huts (though I've done a few different PVC structures on/off the playa over the years) - my shade of choice is EMT conduit frame structures with galvanized steel fittings. But monkey ...
by sparr
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Airlocks for structures and vehicles?
Replies: 38
Views: 1110

Re: Airlocks for structures and vehicles?

[...] your 'airlock' should most definitely have a floor. [...] having a welcome mat or carpet outside the door. Being under or inside a great shade structure is also a big factor [...] I had a big tent with multiple rooms, and I had a tiny scrap of carpeting as a mat out front. Wiping feet first, ...
by Jackass
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Airlocks for structures and vehicles?
Replies: 38
Views: 1110

Re: Airlocks for structures and vehicles?

... pillow in the truck when I was done sleeping. I was super powdery and all dried out and crispy after that experience. No lotion could save me! No shade either, I was so fried...
by trilobyte
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Airlocks for structures and vehicles?
Replies: 38
Views: 1110

Re: Airlocks for structures and vehicles?

... out of a tent or other sleeping space by something as simple as having a welcome mat or carpet outside the door. Being under or inside a great shade structure is also a big factor - a solid structure not only protects you from the sun but dramatically cuts down the amount of wind and dust that ...
by trilobyte
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Aluminet Durability?
Replies: 34
Views: 1165

Re: Aluminet Durability?

... also worth adding that I would not ever use aluminet as my only shade cloth on the playa, and I probably would never use it over our kitchen ... and I think it's critical to keep that stuff dry.... plus having structures under heavy duty tarps gives us a dry place to stash anything ...
by trilobyte
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Aluminet Durability?
Replies: 34
Views: 1165

Re: Aluminet Durability?

Depending on the size of the piece, aluminet shade cloth (created primarily for greenhouses) will definitely stretch out over ... next several years, and from conversations and spending time in other peoples' structures I found the same to be true. I've now got 3 20'x28' pieces of 70% shade ...
by Elorrum
Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Worth Building a Monkey Hut for 1-2 People?
Replies: 17
Views: 839

Re: Worth Building a Monkey Hut for 1-2 People?

... space and a very small car. I prefer a more open feel, sleep in an unshaded tent mainly waking in the heat, and napping in the open shade later. I like kelty's shade structures, have used a tripod design with tie outs and a chair in the windward corner. ...
by trilobyte
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Worth Building a Monkey Hut for 1-2 People?
Replies: 17
Views: 839

Re: Worth Building a Monkey Hut for 1-2 People?

... camps & villages, since that's a better fit for discussions about shade structures. Keeping Cool is mostly for things like bucket coolers, misting systems, and personal/camp ...

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