2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

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Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Post by Ratty » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:20 pm

Well, moving forward. I have tons of t-shirts and pieces cut from t-shirts. (Because the shirt was old but the picture or words were good.) I can cut 2 or 3 facemasks from a large t-shirt and also get a little sun cape from the top portion. These are a few examples of my creations. They come in all sizes. They are all 100% cotton. Each one is double layered.

One picture shows what the ties look like when I cut them. The other picture is after I stretch the fabric ends. They work great and will make great playa gifts.
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Post by Ratty » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:21 pm

It's not necessary but I'll post some more.
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Post by Raoul » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:24 pm

Finished the design for one of my gift items and got them in the queue for production. Also signed up for some hat-making classes. Not sure if I will get good enough at it in time to make anything for this year, so maybe I should save that one for the 2017 list.
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Post by Patsh » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:05 pm

Ratty, that's a good idea for re-using t-shirts!
I have a few saved that are unwearable as is, and waiting for a new life as something else.


Raoul, maybe you'll have one good hat by the end of August, and you can Playa-test it, to see if there are any peculiarities a Playa hat needs...
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Post by Raoul » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:10 pm

Patsh wrote:maybe you'll have one good hat by the end of August, and you can Playa-test it, to see if there are any peculiarities a Playa hat needs...
I've got a specific design in mind, so I'll be studiously experimenting to see if I can make that a reality. :lol:

I just checked cross-country flights out of curiosity. Found something at just the right time for much less than I expected, so I booked it! An unexpected item to cross off the to-do list this far in advance...and it's fully changeable with no fee. :shock:
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Post by Patsh » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:12 pm

That's faith, right there... getting your flight covered in February!
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Post by mgb327 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:16 pm

I booked my house/dog sitter for this year when I got back from the burn last year.
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Post by Patsh » Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:05 pm

mgb327 wrote:I booked my house/dog sitter for this year when I got back from the burn last year.
Somehow, this doesn't surprise me...
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Post by fernley1 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:42 pm

Started making my necklaces I like to gift each year.

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Post by Savannah » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:10 pm

AntiM wrote:I'm looking at more surgery in June or July, so I just want to be in one piece....
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Post by Ratty » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:36 pm

I got a wonderful 20 foot flagpole. It's a durable plastic, telescopic, extending thing. The base starts as an inch and a half pipe and narrows to the shape of a fishing pole tip. It all fits inside it's self and is just over 3 feet long. Free of course. I'm determined to dress up the camp this year.
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Post by Leap » Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:36 am

I ordered my 4 season tent last night long with some programable LED tech to be sewn into clothes!

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Post by trilobyte » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:44 am

Very cool on the flagpole, Ratty! Nice dressing for the camp, plus it should serve as a handy beacon for campmates as they get closer to camp.

Ticket and vehicle pass purchase this week, plus I ordered another big box 'o lag screws. I've already got plenty and have been using them a couple years to anchor key points of structures (thanks figjam, and to Just_Joe for the nudge of encouragement), but this year I want to use them to replace all the stakes and spikes.

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Post by Leap » Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:55 pm

Trilo are you using 12"?

I bought a stove system today that can heat up 1 liter of water in about 2 minutes. I already made coffee with it! It will also work very well for soups/stews and dehydrated foods.

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Post by Ratty » Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:54 am

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Post by trilobyte » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:36 pm

I use 3/8" by 14 inch lag screws. And woohoo, the box arrived this week.

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Post by trilobyte » Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:54 pm

I finally got all my notes together, camp layout map put together, and today I completed my camp's placement questionnaire - woohoo!

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Post by AntiM » Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:00 pm

I have done zip, other than get tickets. My June surgery moved up to May, so there's that.

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Post by Roundabout » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:51 pm

I completed our camp layout map today too!
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Post by Leap » Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:31 am

My new tent didn't come with a footprint so I made one yesterday!

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Post by trilobyte » Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:07 am

I got a USB charge-a-mabob for camp. It's got plenty of watts but is a smart charger in that it detects whatever's plugged in and sends only at the rate needed/supported, and has 10 ports. This way we can have one thing plugged in and campmates can all plug their phones or devices in at once.

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Post by Ratty » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:56 am

Sorting and packing some of this years supplies. I made about a dozen buddie burners. Each one provides between 45 minutes to 2 hours of heat. My campmate gets up in the wee hours to go hear a certain DJ. She uses the propane stove and lantern for heat. Wow. I'll bring the little propane heater too.
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Post by fernley1 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:16 pm

Working on sewing a shade cover out of canvas for my popup trailer.

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Post by Leap » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:42 am

Worked out my bike situation so I no longer have to worry about that! I'll be able to pick it up and leave it with a camp on the playa which makes things much easier.

Sleeping arrangements: check
Lighting: check
Food and water shopping list: check
Bike: check

Now I need to start working on my shade cover and swamp cooler! I plan on putting both in the NYC container so I can fly with survival essentials only. I might actually be able to do this without extra checked bags. Burner Express is looking more and more attractive.

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Post by Leap » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:59 am

Flights are booked and I got great rates! Catching a sweet direct flight from JFK Thursday pre-gate. It's an evening fight so I can leave after work. Will probably work very unproductively from my hotel for a half-day Friday before visiting with a friend. Saturday is for shopping. See you in line for the gate Sunday morning!

I opted to skip the man burn so I can avoid exodus but more importantly be home early Sunday afternoon so I can have a day and a half with the family before heading to work Tuesday.

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Post by Jenifersteppat » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:29 am

We finally pulled the trigger on the Honda generator we've been coveting for years. Without debt. We camp a lot outside the burn so it will get lots of use.
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Post by unjonharley » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:46 am

You would not believe the garage sale at my house.. Grandfathers shed is 10X24X5 ft. There is stuff from his parents and as far back as 1870's.. Even a poor mans wooden saddle.. Steam punk parts forever in there.. Have not gotten to the three locked boxes?????... Right now the sale is set up with items for 25 cent 50 cent and a dollar.. Some larger tools priced as marked.. One 1/4 inch wrench is worth $10.. Model T wrenches.. Have to sell this for more table room..
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Post by Oldguy » Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:50 am

I bought an old Lincoln Towncar Limousine for $675.00. Put in a beefier alternator and main battery. Even so, when running and everything turned off, it still has a 1 amp draw somewhere. Probably a short on bare wires in lighting system. I'll be tracking that down this Spring. Once started, it ran and drove fine to my house. Battery is disconnected between runs to save charge.

Landau roof needs new vinyl wrap, but I'll have to save up for that. The streach limo has a couch and a bar, so I can just sleep there and not in a tent. Mobility Limo.
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:38 am

Oldguy wrote:I bought an old Lincoln Towncar Limousine for $675.00. Put in a beefier alternator and main battery. Even so, when running and everything turned off, it still has a 1 amp draw somewhere. Probably a short on bare wires in lighting system. I'll be tracking that down this Spring. Once started, it ran and drove fine to my house. Battery is disconnected between runs to save charge.

Landau roof needs new vinyl wrap, but I'll have to save up for that. The streach limo has a couch and a bar, so I can just sleep there and not in a tent. Mobility Limo.
A bar and a couch, what more do you need?!!!
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Post by AntiM » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:20 pm

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