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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by TomServo » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:22 am

Bought two playa cups for TG and myself.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Drawingablank » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:06 am

TomServo wrote:Bought two playa cups for TG and myself.
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That is awesome - the ultimate in redneck stemware.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by illy dilly » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:03 am

Saturday, we picked up a lightly used costco carport for $160 bucks!!!
WOOO HOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Doesn't seemlike there are enough bungee cords. O well, our other carport has TOO MANY bungee cords. So, it should work out. We're gonna do a test set up in the coming weeks, just to make sure all is good.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by clocksnmirrors » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:04 pm

illy dilly wrote:Saturday, we picked up a lightly used costco carport for $160 bucks!!!
WOOO HOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Doesn't seemlike there are enough bungee cords. O well, our other carport has TOO MANY bungee cords. So, it should work out. We're gonna do a test set up in the coming weeks, just to make sure all is good.

good deal!

a neighboring camp use a carport last year. they didn't stake it down at first and it almost came flying right at me

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:07 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:
illy dilly wrote:Saturday, we picked up a lightly used costco carport for $160 bucks!!!
WOOO HOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Doesn't seemlike there are enough bungee cords. O well, our other carport has TOO MANY bungee cords. So, it should work out. We're gonna do a test set up in the coming weeks, just to make sure all is good.

good deal!

a neighboring camp use a carport last year. they didn't stake it down at first and it almost came flying right at me
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by clocksnmirrors » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:12 pm

Savannah wrote:Were you at about 8:30 and E, or F?

closer to 8:45 and K

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:19 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:
Savannah wrote:Were you at about 8:30 and E, or F?

closer to 8:45 and K
Then it wasn't the only Costco Car Port that went flying ass-over-teakettle down the street this year before people thought to stake the sucker down. :roll:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:24 pm

Got an amazon prime trial so pulled some money out of savings and got most if the things we still need.
Swamp pads
Trickle charger thingy
Socks
Water pump
Fan for swamp cooler
Misc plugs for dc
Toms y straps
Clip/leather for our cups to our belts
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by illy dilly » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:36 pm

Savannah wrote:
clocksnmirrors wrote:
Savannah wrote:Were you at about 8:30 and E, or F?

closer to 8:45 and K
Then it wasn't the only Costco Car Port that went flying ass-over-teakettle down the street this year before people thought to stake the sucker down. :roll:
Ass over teakettle! Hahaha!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Oldguy » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:32 pm

my old e-machine fried itself by exploding a cdr in the CD player. Shards of plastic everywhere. I got a Google next book and a 16gig micro card . Now I have gone wireless, with many wondrous apps. This is my first posting with the new. :coffee:

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by clocksnmirrors » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:47 pm

Oldguy wrote:my old e-machine fried itself by exploding a cdr in the CD player. Shards of plastic everywhere. I got a Google next book and a 16gig micro card . Now I have gone wireless, with many wondrous apps. This is my first posting with the new. :coffee:

congrats and welcome to the modern age
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Milayna » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:19 pm

SO excited!!! Picked up a huge padded camping lounge that folds down into a cot today. Got it for just $25 on craigslist!!! :D :D I have almost everything I need now, outside of food and water :)

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:45 am

I didn't realize it was possible to have too many bungee cords...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:11 pm

Or bungee balls!

Menards trip today-
One battery for the swamp cooler. $66 for a 27 deep cycle (I think)
3 5 gallon buckets
Tubing for swamp cooler
Gorilla glue
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by KeithT » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:48 pm

Tattoogoddess - looks like you're on a roll! What are are the y straps you mentioned?

We picked up a hitch mount bike rack this weekend and a few small used clothes items for cutting and creating. Also picked up a bunch of fabric on clearance.... Now just need to figure out what we are going to do with it.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Bounce530 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:55 pm

Submitted the mutant vehicle app to DMV. Wish me luck!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:12 pm

Good luck, Bounce! :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Milayna » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:16 pm

Bounce530 wrote:Submitted the mutant vehicle app to DMV. Wish me luck!

Acquired the last bits of wood for my 7' mini man.
Good luck!!! :D

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:27 pm

The y straps are for toms outfit I won't be seen with him in public with him. :? Ww2 German gear.....
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:42 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:The y straps are for toms outfit I won't be seen with him in public with him. :? Ww2 German gear.....
Ahh. They are German military suspenders. On their own: kinda swank (good designers). In context of the whole outfit: I still don't blame you for walking separately, Tattoogoddess. He has a right to wear it, and you've got the right to be elsewhere when he does.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by clocksnmirrors » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:53 am

Savannah wrote:Ahh. They are German military suspenders. On their own: kinda swank (good designers).

back in the day i bought a pair of what was labeled polish army boots from the hipster army surplus. in retrospect they looked an awful lot like german jackboots


i will say this, i rocked the shit out of those things. was actually thinking about getting another pair but i'm on the fence

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by clocksnmirrors » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:01 pm

purchased a 6x12 trailer for my move out west. i'll also use it for my primary shelter for TTitD.


now onward to planning shade, cooling, etc

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by FIGJAM » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:21 pm

Trailer pictures please! 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:35 pm

Show us your trailer! :lol:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by KeithT » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:15 pm

Thanks Tattoogoddess! I thought I saw someone talking about y-shapped straps for their monkeyhut and since I am in the process of planning my hut, your mention y straps caught my eye. Those ones are really cool.... might have to look into them some more...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by clocksnmirrors » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:29 pm

at the moment it's a garden variety 6x12 utility trailer

i can't wait to do some mods. first thing will be changing the side door to a camper style door

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:32 pm

Very cool. :)
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Post by clocksnmirrors » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:15 pm

thanks!

i know it's really basic but it's clean inside with plenty of room for a shortish fellow such as myself

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by FIGJAM » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:17 pm

DON'T REPLACE THE DOOR!!!!!!!!

Since that door fits perfectly, you can just add a knob and lockset.

You may have to add some thickness to the jam and door to do this, but just screwing some 1"x4" or 2"x4" in place to get the proper thickness for the lockset will do it.

I would add a hasp to the outside to make sure the door can't vibrate open while going down the road. 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by clocksnmirrors » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:47 pm

FIGJAM wrote:DON'T REPLACE THE DOOR!!!!!!!!

Since that door fits perfectly, you can just add a knob and lockset.

You may have to add some thickness to the jam and door to do this, but just screwing some 1"x4" or 2"x4" in place to get the proper thickness for the lockset will do it.

I would add a hasp to the outside to make sure the door can't vibrate open while going down the road. 8)

the door stays! :D

here's what i'm concerned about:
- i don't want to get locked inside my trailer with no way to get out
- i want to be able to lock it from the inside while i'm in there sleeping

when you recommend adding a hasp on the outside does that mean you're suggesting removing the existing lever/handle style latch?

oh how i wish you were here! i saw your custom built trailer and was in awe

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