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Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

Post by euphoria101 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:33 am

Deep discharge battery, charge controller, 15W solar panel. Woooooo!

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Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

Post by Ratty » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:38 am

Sewing new fabric over the mesh. Easy....(I glued it first.)

Good thing I set up my tent. 2 poles were cracked. I wrapped em with strong metal tape. 2 elastics were missing from the rainfly. All better.
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Post by Strata » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:58 pm

Checked my absinthe kit and topped off flasks as appropriate.
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Post by TT120 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:34 pm

Absinthe kit?

What is an absinthe kit? Sounds like something I should have.......
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Post by Lonesomebri » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:21 pm

Stocking the bar today
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Post by Strata » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:23 pm

I have a cute monster lunchbox that just fits 4 lexan slim 10oz flasks, each with a different absinthe. The bottom of the lunchbox unzips and has room for a couple of fancy slotted spoons and a ziploc of sugar cubes and a small jigger. The monster water bottle clips onto the lunchbox handle with a carabiner. Bring yr own cup and try properly louched absinthe with a 3:1 or 4:1 ratio!

That be an absinthe kit! :-)
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Post by FlyingMonkey » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:12 pm

Today I finally set up the carport for the first time in 2 years. All the pieces were there & in the process I got covered in Playa dust, probably ruined a pair of shorts, & I could feel my hands desiccate as the dust sucked every bit of moisture out of them until they stung.

It was GREAT! :mrgreen:
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Post by Strata » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:32 pm

Ordered a 10 pack of 5hr energy, opened box of dried fruit and ziploc'd it into the breakfast bin, opened box of rubbermaid cereal keepers for cooler n ice mgmt and washed them out with soap n water and put them on top of cooler to dry.

Added getting more monkey hut ribs to my Saturday schedule. I decided not to trust the 7.5 foot spine sections, gonna cut em down to the time tested 5 feet and add 2 more ribs n spine sections.
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Post by lucky420 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:34 pm

FlyingMonkey wrote:Today I finally set up the carport for the first time in 2 years. All the pieces were there & in the process I got covered in Playa dust, probably ruined a pair of shorts, & I could feel my hands desiccate as the dust sucked every bit of moisture out of them until they stung.

It was GREAT! :mrgreen:

YAY!

Today I bought some motherfucking washcloths
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by FlyingMonkey » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:15 am

- BEER (Check)
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Almost ready for kegging :-)

- Cheers!
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Post by Savannah » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:40 pm

Last minute visit to the eye doctor, so I can order extra contact lenses! Whew. :shock:
lucky420 wrote: YAY!

Today I bought some motherfucking washcloths
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Post by Strata » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:10 pm

Shopped for the 2 meals for 25 I'm making for my camp, packed the non-cooler items in a bin, made the spice baggie for the chili, chopped n froze onions for ditto. Couldn't vac seal the chopped onions, too juicy. I put the bag in the freezer in a Ziploc and will seal it after it's frozen.

Also reviewed packing list and to do list. Gotta do a bit of bike repair this weekend, install the new brake pads n tighten the handlebars.
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Post by AntiM » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:14 am

The food, clothes, and gift bins are mostly packed. The kitchen box is good to go, and so is our bedding and oven.

Still need art. Lots and lots of art.

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Post by BBadger » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:20 am

Got some lights for a hitch cargo rack for safety reasons. Got a vacuum sealer for packing food. Bought some master links for my bike chain so I don't have to deal with reconnecting links manually.
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Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

Post by exploremagic » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:18 pm

Don't forget lights! This is often overlooked by noobs and is dangerous for you and others.

I wrote an article a few weeks ago about what you should bring. Use it!

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Post by Ratty » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:35 pm

Didn't do this or buy that. Haven't finished anything. Stalling, procrastinating. Haven't even cleaned out the van so I can think about packing. Hmmmmmm. Not lazy. Maybe I'm wrong and this shit really WILL pack it's self.
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Post by Savannah » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:46 pm

* 6 individual packs of 20 Wet Ones.
* 6 56-ct. packages of Huggies Natural Care (i.e. two large triple packs) . . . I love these, they snap shut and consequently don't dry out.


Any Noobs Reading this: If you've already got 1 big refill-size giant bag instead, put the whole thing in a large slider bag and seal both. If the inner bag fails, the outer bag probably won't. It works nearly as well!

Not as fun: a regular plastic box of any wipes. For some reason, after the magic evaporates, mere water doesn't reconstitute it as well. Maybe water AND vinegar would, or water AND aloe.

And of course: Never put wipes in the portos; bring a ziploc in your biffy bag.
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Post by Strata » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:13 pm

The only prep I did today was to put a NOAA weather tab for Gerlach into my usual browser tabs, so I can check it obsessively for the next 3 weeks. Holy s**t, only 3 weeks!! Gotta get a lot done this weekend...
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Post by EGAZ » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:53 am

Refilling propane tanks for cooking, nitrogen tank for air tools on the RMC & Argon/CO2 mix tank for the welder. Welding up a new trailer jack stand/flag pole holder.

Final mechanical/lube check on the truck & basic cleaning/supplies check of the RMC is this weekend. :coffee:
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Post by fernley1 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:44 pm

Repacked trailer bearings, what a messy job!

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Post by Strata » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:48 pm

Made 4 more ribs+extensions+sleeves and 2 more spine sections for the monkey hut, cut down the existing 4 sections so now I have 5 foot spacing between ribs, which is standard and will likely be more stable than my previous 7.5 foot spacing.

More shopping-- juice and chia packs, and filled up my new lexan flask with Kraken. Later today I have a laser cutter appointment at TechShop MP to make signs for our camp kitchen and my usual camp tag gifts (year, camp name, location) for folks to put on bikes, backpacks, etc.
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Post by Savannah » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:54 pm

Checking on my supplies of ordinary things (like utensils and sunscreen), making a shopping list, browsing online, & maybe doing some evening shopping . . .
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Post by Lonesomebri » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:27 am

Storage emptied of Burn supplies.
New trailer packed with Burn supplies.
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Post by TT120 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:18 pm

Been working on a couple Playa bars for our camp, I've never done any woodworking before so this is all new to me.

Cutting out the pieces on the CnC machine...
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Test assembly. (Note, this is only 1 of the 2 I'm building)
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Post by Traveller in Time » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:58 pm

Wow its like magic, and all pieces of the bar sliding together near seamless. Great job :D
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Post by Hoverdave » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:51 pm

Bike/trike inspected, lubed, new batteries for lights. Now have to add a high mounted rear view mirror on the trike cuz the GF wants to hang a set of fuzzy dice. :|

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Post by LeonardPotato » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:46 pm

Tested out my solar panel with the power pack.
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Post by BBadger » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:09 am

A 40-pack of Capri Suns. Thorn-resistant inner tubes.
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Post by Krokodyle » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:01 am

TT120 wrote:Been working on a couple Playa bars for our camp, I've never done any woodworking before so this is all new to me.

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OOOOOoooh! This is looking great! Can't wait to see it in person :D
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Post by Savannah » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:32 pm

Krokodyle wrote:
TT120 wrote:Been working on a couple Playa bars for our camp, I've never done any woodworking before so this is all new to me.

Staining begins
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OOOOOoooh! This is looking great! Can't wait to see it in person :D
Agreed! Beautiful work. :o

I can't believe you've never done wood-working before. This is a dangerous thing for someone like me (who completely lacks experience) to see. :lol:



My "One Item a Day" for yesterday . . . . Bought some canned goods, gallon bags, 2.5 gallon bags, kleenex and 1-ply.

Looked for a new pair of playa boots and failed . . .
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