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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by unjonharley » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:47 am

Got all the batteries today..Don't know if the bike trailer will handle them.. :?

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by strange love » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:34 pm

Got a couple rolls of nuclear duct tape, kinda weird they have expiration dates on them.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Elliot » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:37 pm

strange love wrote:Got a couple rolls of nuclear duct tape, kinda weird they have expiration dates on them.
Not weird at all to me. Sounds like a sincere product, for once. What is the brand name?

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by strange love » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:42 pm

The brand is 3M. I took some cheap duct tape last year and it failed pretty fast. My buddy had gorilla tape which worked well, but I heard the nuclear tape is even better.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Captain Goddammit » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:09 pm

maladroit wrote:Yeah, I would have put the inverter next to the batteries. Then you could just run a normal extension cord out to your loads.

I guess when I build my OWN dust-yacht I can base it on Tesla's rather than Edison's ideas on power distribution. :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Milayna » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:08 pm

Finally pulled out my costumes from last year! Went through all that, and all the new costume stuff I've made/purchased over this year. Organized and packed it all up. So that part of my prep is ALL DONE! Yay!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by trilobyte » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:17 pm

In the tape department, We usually have a roll or two of good quality duct tape on hand for general purpose use, but for mission critical stuff it's gaffer tape all the way.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by unjonharley » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:35 pm

Got the utility trailer set out to load.. Finding a bunch of crap I don't need on the playa..There is going to be one hell-of-a yard sale in Sept.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by danibel » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:55 pm

Weeee! I leave in about 25 days (possibly 26), and I am slowly but surely getting all packed up. Lists are seeing little check marks. I still have a TON to do, but I am in pure excited mode. Today I made a big purchase that is going to take a load off my mind in terms of prep. I bought a blackrock playa shade structure! I have been seeking and pricing parts to build something off the van, but for the price of just getting roof rack installed, I bought this standalone number that I can park the van under! No guy wires. No protruding rebar. Plus it's a heavy duty tarp instead of shade material so I get the bonus dry factor in case of rain! I can't wait to pick it up and meet the makers of the serpent cars. It wasn't cheap, but I am so tickled at all the plus factors, I just had to share.

My graphics for my gift necklaces have taken a backseat for the past few days while I finish up some web work, which is actually fine because I am still waiting for the micro glaze net order to arrive.

So far I have found one suitable tupperware to contain my mango margarita mix. The dry ice prices seem high here in Watsonville. $1.50 a pound?! Does that sound right?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by FIGJAM » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:33 pm

Check for big ice cream distibutors that ice cream trucks get their stock from.

Mines "Blue Bunny" and the dry ice is 40 cents a pound!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Elliot » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:16 pm

Watch out for dry ice in the form of pellets. They are used in production of sparkling wine. I once telephoned a supplier for the price of dry ice, and showed up to load. It was pellets. Evaporated rather quickly. Be sure you are talking about blocks. And blocks are usually wrapped in wax paper or some such, which retards evaporation.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:20 pm

I learn something every day in this thread--and I never know what topic it will fall under, which is fun. :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by FIGJAM » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:30 pm

Yep. 5 pound bricks idividually wrapped in plastic.

Couldn't find bigger blocks at that price, but when they go in the cooler I unwrap them and stack them into one 70 pound block.($30) 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by danibel » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:10 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Yep. 5 pound bricks idividually wrapped in plastic.

Couldn't find bigger blocks at that price, but when they go in the cooler I unwrap them and stack them into one 70 pound block.($30) 8)
Whoa! How much space does a 70 pound block take? Is it a whole huge cooler?
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Post by International Incident » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:21 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Yep. 5 pound bricks idividually wrapped in plastic.

Couldn't find bigger blocks at that price, but when they go in the cooler I unwrap them and stack them into one 70 pound block.($30) 8)
Cheapest I can find in Reno is over a $1 a pound -anyone finds any cheaper pls let me know!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by forty_eight » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:25 pm

Got a dog/house sitter ... huge relief and mainly on the dog front!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by FIGJAM » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:38 pm

danibel wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:Yep. 5 pound bricks idividually wrapped in plastic.

Couldn't find bigger blocks at that price, but when they go in the cooler I unwrap them and stack them into one 70 pound block.($30) 8)
Whoa! How much space does a 70 pound block take? Is it a whole huge cooler?

About a 16" cube. 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by danibel » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:54 pm

FIGJAM wrote:
danibel wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:Yep. 5 pound bricks idividually wrapped in plastic.

Couldn't find bigger blocks at that price, but when they go in the cooler I unwrap them and stack them into one 70 pound block.($30) 8)
Whoa! How much space does a 70 pound block take? Is it a whole huge cooler?

About a 16" cube. 8)
Oh... That is big. I think 20-25 pounds will do me. I am just freezing two big tupperwares and some ice cream sandwiches. It's mostly the mango mix I want to keep frozen, and even then only till Thursday or Friday.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:59 pm

I was camped next to the Serpent Twins last year. They also had a trilobite thing made from a wheelchair and house. Empire of Dirt, maybe...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:53 pm

Ordering the trailer hitch lights today, put some more money away for gas.

I broke my bike today. So looks like I will have to get this one fixed and from the sounds of it cost me about $200 and I bought the bike for $400. Fml. Pedaling to work , felt like it was getting stuck or the chain was going to pop off, 2 second later I can no longer pedal. Tom thinks it might be the bearings and if so... Good bye $200. Fuckkkkkk.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Sundial » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:43 am

My Canadian passport and my gate ticket arrived on the same day. Yeeeeeeeeeeeee. 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Ratty » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:15 am

Got my early arrival pass from Greeters. It says on it that I can only camp from G back. :( If I want to be near Kidcamp and Hushville I will have to move there on Monday morning. (By then I won't care). :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by FIGJAM » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:59 am

Looks like half the eplaya regulars will be at BDC and the other half on the 5 spoke. 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:04 am

i picked me up TWO phillapinas for the price of One!!!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by H.G.Crosby » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:05 am

nice...


doing the mom-daughter thing this year i see...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:07 am

i don't know..


i don't see a happy ending to this story....maybe i'm wrong.
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Post by H.G.Crosby » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:08 am

wrong


so thats what they're calling "assholes" these days....
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Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:10 am

shut up!





they are going to make GREAT arm candy at the "white Party"....
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:53 am

Yay my friend offer to fix my bike. Looks like the part will be $40!

Booked our hotel for the half way point in our drive. Now if I can get Tom up we are going to got get and oil change and tire rotation.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Sundial » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:58 am

2 x N95 respirator masks with exhalation valves. I'll save them for if the shit really hits the fan, and stick with a shemagh most other times.
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