Bling wrote:Oh, I'm sorry that happened! I'm just planning on us being self-sufficient re: food/water, and if anyone offers anything we CAN eat, we'll be very grateful, and if not, we can just say "no thanks."
Reading some of the threads about "special" foods (brownies...) and bevs, I'm getting a little paranoid about accepting either anyway. How often does it happen that folks "accidentally" get acid or whatever? I'd prefer to trip on Burning Man without chemical aids.
Optic wrote:My question is, how much securing should the stuff you put within your shade structure be given? I was planning on using one of the open cylinder, quanset hut style structures, and parking my car in front of the east opening to block the wind.
LeChatNoir wrote:Several nights in 2004 the wind was so severe that the entire truck was shaking pretty intensely for hours at a time. And this with the truckâ€™s nose pointed into the prevailing wind. The tarps survived the week, but not without damage and some repairs partway through the week.
Secure your stuff as well as possible.
Bling wrote:Thanks, Bauhaus, that's what we were thinking of (once we thought about this at all) Clearly, plenty of zip ties will need to come along. A million uses!
madmatt wrote:Use tent stakes and rebar for tents. For shade structures, use rebar, and pound them in at an angle - one time my HEAVY 20x20 shade structure lifted up like a wing, all the way up, and over the rebar that was pounded in straight, then crashed back down to the ground.
illy dilly wrote:
What tricks do people have for getting rebar and/or tent stakes out of the ground?
dewnorth wrote:Would it help to supplement zip ties with a few hose clamps or maybe a few U-bolts (with flat plates inside the nuts)?
Or is that overkill? (I stopped short of suggesting welding everything together.)
Optic wrote:Alright, 2010 will be my first burn, and I've been looking at a lot of different pictures of shade structures to find which one will work best for the amount of stuff I'm planning to bring, etc. One thing I've noticed in a lot of the pictures, is that tents within structures don't seem to be secured. They look like they're just sitting on top of tarps (unless people are actually hammering pieces of rebar through their tarps, and I haven't caught it).
My question is, how much securing should the stuff you put within your shade structure be given? I was planning on using one of the open cylinder, quanset hut style structures, and parking my car in front of the east opening to block the wind.
teardropper wrote:Bling wrote:Thanks, Bauhaus, that's what we were thinking of (once we thought about this at all) Clearly, plenty of zip ties will need to come along. A million uses!
Just remember, those zip ties, the white ones anyway, turn into almost invisible MOOP as soon as you cut them loose. Hard to see on the playa.
Lord Of Ruin wrote:One trick:
Go to a store that sells plastic containers and closet supplies. I'll get bumped if I name the store where I got mine.
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