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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by FossaFerox » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:08 pm

sppryor wrote:Looked up, and began practicing different knots I think I may want to know. (Such as a taut-line hitch)
Bowlines (I recommend the cowboy variant), taut lines (yes, plural), running loops (either butterfly loop or directional figure 8, I recommend the latter), and simple hitches (becket and half hitch) are all pretty important if you're building anything. It pays to learn them well and practice them until you can tie them in the dark while wearing gloves, because you'll have to.

Also, figure out what knots work well with the rope you'll be using. I used mule tape this year because the stuff is dirt cheap and VERY strong, but that stuff will not hold a taut line hitch under any circumstances. It's just too slippery. I tied a bowline around my canopy fixture then tied directional 8s most of the way down the line before running it through my rebar candy cane loop then back through the loop from the directional 8. The resulting "pully" let met pull the lines incredibly taut before tying it off with the half hitches right against the running 8 loop. All 17 lines held all week without budging.

Remember, radical self reliance. If you forget something and your camp is relying on you, well, even if you neighbors are willing to help there's no guarantee that they'll be able to. On a related note, my apologies go out to the winery at 8:30 and B this year who asked for my help in remembering how to tie a few knots late one night mid-week. I was less than sober. I think I explained it well enough, but then I wasn't there when your structure actually went up...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by peyote2004 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:42 pm

I do plan on using the locker entrance to reduce the dust. That's part of what I liked about this tent.

Thanks for the comment. It shows my thinking is going in the right direction.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:47 pm

Just requested my time off. :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by BeeWeeDee » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:00 pm

Scored a very fine mailbox from the thrift store for a dollar.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tatonka » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:51 pm

got this old frame , it even has rear axle adjusters :)

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by FossaFerox » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:52 pm

Nice! Take that to a bike repair camp on Monday and you're good to go! :lol:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tatonka » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:57 pm

FossaFerox wrote:Nice! Take that to a bike repair camp on Monday and you're good to go! :lol:
I know Elliot's bike repair could help me out :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by unjonharley » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:18 pm

Grandfather gave me a 1943-44 J C Higgins. That had be in the army.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:25 pm

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Got my time off for Burning Man 2014 approved . . .

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by unjonharley » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:13 am

:D

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Patsh » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:45 am

Savannah wrote:.

Got my time off for Burning Man 2014 approved . . .

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Me too!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Martiansky » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:56 am

YAY!!! Congrats you 2!!! The energy in that video is contagious! Love it!!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by unjonharley » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:00 am

I too asked my boss (me) for vacation time at BM and it is approved..

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Divreon » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:30 am

I spent Sunday, all day, driving, preparing for a road test so that I can drive to Burning man or help someone else drive if it's necessary. I haven't needed a license for anything else so far, and going years between driving makes you surprisingly rusty. Also driving into work each day with my wife, so that's been a little bit of experience each day.

Found some decent lanterns online and looked into ways around the heavy cost of flying with gear.(As I work for a film production studio, and most camping equipment can be considered gear for filming, most airlines have a cheaper rate for production equipment under 100lbs)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:52 am

Patsh wrote:
Savannah wrote:.

Got my time off for Burning Man 2014 approved . . .

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Me too!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Congratulations, Triken! :mrgreen:
unjonharley wrote:I too asked my boss (me) for vacation time at BM and it is approved..
Your boss is a Gentleman, and a Scholar!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:40 pm

Savannah wrote:
unjonharley wrote:I too asked my boss (me) for vacation time at BM and it is approved..
Your boss is a Gentleman, and a Scholar!
I heard he's so cheap that he can squeeze a dollar like and get orange juice.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Royal Turkey » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:20 pm

sppryor wrote:Looked up, and began practicing different knots I think I may want to know. (Such as a taut-line hitch)
These are nice to help you remember your knots..
http://www.proknot.com/html/knot_cards.html

Put a little paracord through the eyelet and leave it out by your couch.. Or on your desk and just practice a series of knots whenever you notice it there. It will be second nature.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Ratty » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:59 pm

I have a 600 page knot book. (1944) It's one of the least read in my library.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tatonka » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:04 pm

award winning outfit, greens not my color tho

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Divreon » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:19 am

Looked into emergency prep for dealing with poisonous insects/snakes.
Identification:

Rattlers are easy enough to notice and fear

Coral Snakes :"Red touch black, you're OK Jack; Red touch yellow, you're dead fellow"

First Aid:
Looked into a small poison extractor kit I can carry around with me. Found a dozen or so options. The smallest and most convenient ones are like a small pill bottle in size.

Sure, snakes/scorpions may not be lethal in most cases, but that doesn't mean not to be ready in case.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Ratty » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:45 am

Are you sure that's not red touch yellow, good for a fellow? I caught a mountain king and was told I risked life and limb by not knowing the rhyme.


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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:45 am

There are neither snakes nor skeletons in the Black Rock Desert.
And, I've heard that those sucking things don't do much.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by lucky420 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:46 am

Unless you go hiking in the surrounding hills you won't run into any snakes. And the scorpions in n. Nv are not lethal, unless you're super old, a baby or allergic. :mrgreen:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Ratty » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:49 am

I would love my one item for today to be .....meeting a new burner. Anybody live in Auburn Ca? I'm going to that Frightful Party tonight. (Sugar Plump Fairies).
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by ygmir » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:51 am

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Ratty » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:54 am

Too good. Thanks Yggie.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:31 pm

You guys managed to drift 19 consecutive posts on a single topic! :lol: I think there's a need for a "Bone Art & Craft" thread. I've split all of the strategy, links and know-how off into its own thread. (I was tempted to put it under Clothing and Playawear, but I'm sure some folks would like to work with bones simply as display pieces.)

Find the new thread here . . .
http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=67857
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Martiansky » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:15 am

I replaced my headlight lenses on my truck. The old ones were very dull and yellowed. Polishing them with a kit didnt work so I opted to replace them.
When my sister and I drove out this year we couldnt drive much at night because they were not bright enough and due to the fact that we had so much "STUFF" in the back that the headlights werent aimed at the road anymore!
We took advantage of the time spent driving home to go through the STUFF TO BRING and STUFF WE DIDNT NEED lists to hopefully cut down on what we bring with us next time!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Ratty » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:26 am

I picked up what I hope will give me some piece of mind when I use the porta potties. That is the only time I trust my good karma to protect my ride. It's a cabinet lock that keeps the baby out. You have to hold down 2 buttons and pull the zip tie to get it open. A breeze to put on and a little knowledge to get off. I like it! I can tie it on an inconspicuous spot and face the buttons inward.
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Post by Elderberry » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:24 am

Ratty wrote:I picked up what I hope will give me some piece of mind when I use the porta potties. That is the only time I trust my good karma to protect my ride. It's a cabinet lock that keeps the baby out. You have to hold down 2 buttons and pull the zip tie to get it open. A breeze to put on and a little knowledge to get off. I like it! I can tie it on an inconspicuous spot and face the buttons inward.
I don't understand. Why would you need that?
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