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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Milayna » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:21 pm

Just registered!! :D :twisted:

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by EmilyD » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:43 am

On the list, waiting for tickets!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Foxfur » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:55 am

My new 12 volt LED rope lights and LED tail lights for the trailer arrived yesterday. Added to the 12 volt color changing LED light bars (IKEA) and 18 LED under counter white light bar, I have all LED lighting now.

The color changing bars and undercounter lights came with 120VAC transformers permanently attached to their cords. By checking the voltage of the transformers before buying (12 volts DC), I was sure they'd work simply by cutting the cords and wiring into the DC system (using switches of course).

I'm going to the electronics store to get switches today. I plan on getting push on / off switches to minimize the risk of accidental turn on. My second option is conventional toggle switches protected by flip-up covers as seen on weapons consoles in fighter jets.

I will probably be leaving the generator at home this year as I really don't need the air conditioner on the playa. It's nice but was nowhere near necessary last year.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Drawingablank » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:43 am

Looks like my one item is just registering also.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by lazerfox » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:41 pm

add me to the list of registered folk. :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:19 pm

Yesterday: Scored big with 15 glowstick bracelets for a dollar (I bought 5 packs) at a local art store's sale. Tested them and they last for >4 hours, which surprised me given how small they are. Also bought some giant green pipe cleaners. Why? Because!

Today: Registered for ticket lotto.

Now pondering how to prevent said glowstick bracelets from becoming MOOP.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by NellieX » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:06 pm

Yesterday: Registered for tickets! I'm hoping for low tier tickets, but really, I'll be fucking over the moon no matter how much I'm charged.

Today: Hunting online to find the cheapest supply of Emergen-C I can.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:09 pm

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by TT120 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:26 pm

I picked up 5 days worth of Mountain House backpacker freeze dried food today. They are actually quite tasty.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by knowmad » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:36 pm

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by 5280MeV » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:39 am

Monday - Ticket (Duh!)

Tuesday - 14-pack of 16-22 AWG wire caps for easy on-playa rewiring of solar/electrical projects.

Wednesday - Maxpedition Mini Rollypoly Folding Dump Pouch - Goes on my batman belt for unfoldable extra space if needed or holding 32-oz Nalgene if I don't feel like wearing a camelback or gearslinger for hydration.

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Friday - 2 x 80mm 12V DC computer case fans for micro cooling project.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:49 pm

Thursday: Purchased all cotton cargo pants in a dust-friendly color at a thrift shop. Also, knit a cotton headband.

Now I need some strips of cool fabric to run through the headband to make a veil.
When he lights his streetlamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by JDCookMS » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:11 pm

No ticket yet (waiting for the low income applications) but, 3 different sized ziplock bags, sunscreen, trashbags, 5 different colored rolls of ducktape, a can of powdered gatorade and a bottle of sunscreen. ...so, stuff that I know will last the few months I need to store it. :) ...plus researching how to do other stuff, like build a geodesic dome... so I can buy more stuff later on. It's a vicious cycle.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Milayna » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:54 pm

Placed an order this morning for many glowing/ blinky things. Pretty excited about the blinking light-up pigtails :) :)

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by illy dilly » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:08 pm

JDCookMS wrote:No ticket yet (waiting for the low income applications) but, 3 different sized ziplock bags, sunscreen, trashbags, 5 different colored rolls of ducktape, a can of powdered gatorade and a bottle of sunscreen. ...so, stuff that I know will last the few months I need to store it. :) ...plus researching how to do other stuff, like build a geodesic dome... so I can buy more stuff later on. It's a vicious cycle.
Hell yeah!
And even if something went wrong, thats stuff that could be used through out the year besides Bman.

Though, I believe that most Sunscreens have a shelf life?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:15 pm

illy dilly wrote:
JDCookMS wrote:No ticket yet (waiting for the low income applications) but, 3 different sized ziplock bags, sunscreen, trashbags, 5 different colored rolls of ducktape, a can of powdered gatorade and a bottle of sunscreen. ...so, stuff that I know will last the few months I need to store it. :) ...plus researching how to do other stuff, like build a geodesic dome... so I can buy more stuff later on. It's a vicious cycle.
Hell yeah!
And even if something went wrong, thats stuff that could be used through out the year besides Bman.

Though, I believe that most Sunscreens have a shelf life?
Indeed.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by JDCookMS » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:33 pm

illy dilly wrote: Hell yeah!
And even if something went wrong, thats stuff that could be used through out the year besides Bman.

Though, I believe that most Sunscreens have a shelf life?
Exactly. ...and, yes, it does have an expiration date... 10/2013, so I could even hold onto it for next year if I had to. :D It's the coppertone sport spray stuff...it's "ultra sweatproof" and all that jazz, since I read that lotion ones tend to get messy out there.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by AntiM » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:58 pm

I love that stuff. Make sure you clear the nozzle after spraying, and find someone to do your back. Don't forget your heels and the tops of your feet.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:00 pm

AntiM wrote:Don't forget your heels and the tops of your feet.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:02 pm

Possibly the worst sunburn I ever saw on a person was at Burning Man, my first year. One of my campmates forgot to spray his ankles. :lol:

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by JDCookMS » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:08 pm

Savannah wrote:Possibly the worst sunburn I ever saw on a person was at Burning Man, my first year. One of my campmates forgot to spray his ankles. :lol:
That's terrible! ....and now I want to buy a gigantic case of the stuff to bring with me. A bottle a day keeps the sun away. ....... :roll:

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Milayna » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:22 pm

Me too JD!! :shock: Seriously, though, how many bottles of sunscreen do you guys usually bring? This seems like a very important item....

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:39 pm

Milayna wrote:Me too JD!! :shock: Seriously, though, how many bottles of sunscreen do you guys usually bring? This seems like a very important item....
I bring two spray cans, at minimum. (Sometimes I'll throw in a tube already in progress, too, if I have extra laying around. One misses fewer spots with tube-style sunscreen.) I believe there are still spray sunscreens that don't have alcohol in them, which is helpful if you have sensitive skin. To my dismay, the Neutrogena Cooling sunscreen scabs up my arms (I think it's the alcohol in it) but other folks love it. Last year I used a variety of Aveeno spray sunscreen that didn't have alcohol--an off-white can, which I now can't seem to find online. Anyway. Aveeno was pretty great.

. . . Spray sunscreen is useful for getting the part in your hair, if you have one. I don't burn easily, but that's one place that I do . . . and then it hurts to brush my hair. :lol:

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:31 pm

Tops of feet sounds like a no-brainer (for sandal-ed and barefoot people anyhow), but the heels? Wow. Good to know. What about under the chin? I've heard that's a place skiers burn often, because sunlights reflects off the snow. Is it the same on the playa.

My one thing for Friday: Picked up a faux fur coat at Goodwill. Has rad '80s square shoulders so I'm not so sure I like it... but I could always gift it to Kostume Kult if it turns out to be "not my thing."
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:16 pm

Yeah, the surface of the playa is whitish and reflects sun.

Now, if you cut out the shoulders, what could you put "bursting out" of the garment. Maybe you can find some purple octopuses at thrift stores. Erupting purple octopus just seems right...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by 5280MeV » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:19 pm

ensimismada wrote:Tops of feet sounds like a no-brainer (for sandal-ed and barefoot people anyhow)
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Careful with sandals! Playa foot will sneak up on you. For two days I ran around singing, "I don't get playa-foot, na-nah-na-nah-nah." Then the skin on one of my toes cracked apart and I started getting open sores. If you do go barefoot, give your feet frequent vinegar baths - they feel fantastic.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by lemur » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:32 pm

and by fantastic surely you mean "BURNS LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER"


...well, at least, this is my experience...


the feeling is notable.. but hardly fantastic!

(it beats playa foot/playa hand tho..)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by DanusLight » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:33 pm

Ordered Spider Goggles today!! YAY!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by trilobyte » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:30 am

Productive week in the clothing & playawear department, though for us it's just clothes. We'll be donning them at the Edwardian World's Faire (edwardian & steampunk shindig in SF) on Friday, and likely wearing a half a dozen times between now and when they get packed into bins to head to BRC. I found, ordered, and have received a pair of tweed pants, suspenders, and awesome waistcoat. The tie & tie-tack (in the shape of an airship) is on its way and should be here in a day or two, and we're heading into the home stretch on the jacket. Got the design to where we're both happy, I found some great pieces of leather to use for the trim and then Saturday morning I found just the right fabric for the main part of the coat (as well as a few extra tools we needed to do the job). It's coming along nicely )work in progress shot below)...

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Her outfit's looking great, though since the pic below was snapped a few more details and trim have been added along the bustle and bottom edges.

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Of course, every project just tends to give you a few more ideas, doesn't it? I want to get a bigger self-healing cutting mat for the workbench, as well as spongey rubber mats and a couple small rugs to put on the floor on the other side of the thing (to reduce fatigue when spending long hours working at the bench). Gotta add that to the list :)

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Post by Elderberry » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:40 am

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