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Post by junglesmacks » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:48 am

I keep ordering more and more LEDs for the night costume. I'm up to 500 total now, and am starting to wonder if I'll be blinding people. Methinks that I better increase the resistor values to tame these suckers down..
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Post by AntiM » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:39 am

I ordered the blank bandannas, bags and bottle holders which will ultimately become HFWA schwag, taking advantage of all the seasonal free shipping and discounts.

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Post by Elorrum » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:12 pm

my burn night tent. I can't break camp on Sunday and expect to drive home in less than 10 hours it seems. So, I'll pack up everything but the bike and this tent on Saturday. It's a theory.
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Post by lucky420 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:16 pm

that looks so cute and cozy and easy

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Post by Elorrum » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:37 pm

It's also my, "if I arrive at 1:00 am Monday, I don't sleep in the car in the front seat with all the crap in the back, trying to get my feet over the brake and gear shift" tent. That's the one I really want.

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Post by motskyroonmatick » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:02 pm

I like it! That is even simpler than my dome tent and air mattress which I use my first and last night on Playa. That is if I arrive early enough to actually get some sleep... It truly is great to have a minimal set up to put away before hitting the road. I recommend it.
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Post by JStep » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:19 pm

Elorrum wrote:my burn night tent. I can't break camp on Sunday and expect to drive home in less than 10 hours it seems. So, I'll pack up everything but the bike and this tent on Saturday. It's a theory.
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Ahem..

Pardon my noobishness...

Is this a tent that's on a platform? Does that mean that if it rains your tent is 8 inches lower and cemented to the playa when it dries? What's the benefit to keeping your tent off the ground? Can heavy people get in your tent?
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Post by Elorrum » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:21 pm

It's a tent and it's a cot (perhaps even a floor wax.) supports up to 300 lbs. if it rains... I think it's gonna sink a bit, but whatever.

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Post by AntiM » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:07 am

I'd think it will get cold because the air can circulate under. Do you have a sleeping pad or mat?

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Post by unjonharley » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:13 am

AntiM wrote:I'd think it will get cold because the air can circulate under. Do you have a sleeping pad or mat?
I use Dollor Tree "cheap" windsheild reflecters on the cot under the sleeping bag.. The cheap one's have a foam backing.. Keeps em from slipping around..

Put them in under the cat bed(s) in the winter too..

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Post by Clar-i-ty » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:29 am

Coming to terms with the fact that I won't be on the Playa next year. Started packing away Burner specific clothing that I won't take with me when I move overseas.

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Post by Elorrum » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:59 pm

unjonharley wrote:
AntiM wrote:I'd think it will get cold because the air can circulate under. Do you have a sleeping pad or mat?
I use Dollor Tree "cheap" windsheild reflecters on the cot under the sleeping bag.. The cheap one's have a foam backing.. Keeps em from slipping around..

Put them in under the cat bed(s) in the winter too..
I do this too! I have a nice thermarest, and the combination has kept me warm in a nylon hammock... if you want to see what a cold bottom and back feel like, try a thin hammock with no insulation.

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Post by Elorrum » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:53 pm

holy cow! It just arrived! Is it bad luck to set up a tent indoors? EAsy, and quick... but a bit heavy... and folded up is not much smaller than a large tent.. 8x8x40. The tent zips to the cot, and can be set up on the ground as a tent alone. Comes with a rain fly too. all the black triangles in the photo are mesh windows that can be opened or closed up from the inside. Good ventilation. a fairly standard size cot, good length. I think I'll camp in the living room tonight.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:27 am

Sounds like a pretty nice thing for those of us who cannot sleep on the floor...
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Post by knowmad » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:58 am

Elorrum wrote:holy cow! It just arrived! Is it bad luck to set up a tent indoors? EAsy, and quick... but a bit heavy... and folded up is not much smaller than a large tent.. 8x8x40. The tent zips to the cot, and can be set up on the ground as a tent alone. Comes with a rain fly too. all the black triangles in the photo are mesh windows that can be opened or closed up from the inside. Good ventilation. a fairly standard size cot, good length. I think I'll camp in the living room tonight.
way cool, Elorrum! looks like your playa exeriance just got comfier. and with a bit of imagination it could be converted into a cool 4 legged animal (?)

my playa gear just became more reliable, a new 3000W inverter for our solar panels. now to decide. more lights? An ice cream cooler? or ....
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Post by junglesmacks » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:55 pm

knowmad wrote: my playa gear just became more reliable, a new 3000W inverter for our solar panels. now to decide. more lights? An ice cream cooler? or ....
I'm voting mechanical bull.
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Post by AntiM » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:25 pm

Black & Decker vibrator: Turbo-Vag Master 3000.

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Post by Elorrum » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:42 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Sounds like a pretty nice thing for those of us who cannot sleep on the floor...
I think so, seems very sturdy, but as narrow as a cot. I got the model that is the lower end of their price offering, but it is 18" off the ground. They also make an oversize, and a deluxe double that fold more like a standard lawn recliner at 11" off ground, and can be used as a recliner as well. Base looks very sturdy. These also come with a pad included. Kamp-Rite. I shopped around and surprisingly found the best prices at Sears. Can't beat the shipping time, that was a real surprise. three days? free shipping too for the holidays. I'm finding some surprising features I didn't expect: 2 gear bags hanging from the ceiling, and a mesh storage bag underneath.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:39 pm

18" is perfect for me. Eleven would be kind of dicey.
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Post by ygmir » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:44 pm

that's a very cool rig, Elorrum.
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Post by Elorrum » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:07 am

knowmad wrote:
way cool, Elorrum! looks like your playa exeriance just got comfier. and with a bit of imagination it could be converted into a cool 4 legged animal (?)

my playa gear just became more reliable, a new 3000W inverter for our solar panels. now to decide. more lights? An ice cream cooler? or ....
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I'm always happy with more, cooler, lights.

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Post by unjonharley » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:49 pm

Three quarters of an hour on the bike trainer..

Blood pressure 146/73 Pulse 64.

Lungs are begging for more air.. Will have to build on the lung power..

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Post by C.f.M. » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:49 pm

I got some masks...to use for...something.

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Post by Elorrum » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:15 am

got this belt with canteens and butt pack, might give it to my nephew if he decides to go. other wise, will load with emergency stuff for car earthquake kit.
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Post by unjonharley » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:44 pm

Craig's list salem Or. Some one is selling a bunch of vintage bycycle speeometers. $25 pop.. Listed under bikes..

I already have one for my 2011 playa bike..

Now I am looking for a 16 inch rear fender ( vintage ) The top is flat..

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Post by tamarakay » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:40 pm

new axles, wheels and tires for trailer. this was an OUCH day on the burningman fund.
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Post by lazerfox » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:06 am

went to Goodwill and found the exact pair of boots I wanted...it was so meant to be I was floored.

(plus 2 dresses :D )

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Post by unjonharley » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:35 am

Setting up a shelter to work under..

It's a test shelter for the playa..

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Post by peachandpapa » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:36 pm

Just purchased six plastic 7 gallon jerry cans for our water...so tired of finding pin holes in our old collapsible water containers. Now have to find a place for them in storage...always a good problem!
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Post by C.f.M. » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:34 am

lazerfox wrote:went to Goodwill and found the exact pair of boots I wanted...it was so meant to be I was floored.

(plus 2 dresses :D )
That's great!

I went to Goodwill and repeated "Iwillnotbuystuffforbmyet" over and over while I poked around.

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