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Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by Kikikukiki » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:10 pm

Wazzuupp!

Stumbled upon Project Pterodactyl while Youtube surfing and like they say, the rest is history. Hook, line & sinker.
39, Male, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia (mIRC flashback...lol). My nickname - Kikikukiki, is in a Chinese dialect that coincidentally means self reliance. As for my Pinoy kapatids, it means another thing...lol

Im a Professional Architect (aka Chartered Architect), Project Manager, Medical Planner, Interior Design specialist and probably a sucky Builder. If you need to brainstorm ideas, advice, help and support, let me know/ just ask. This would be my gift and contribution to you all.

Planned for 2018, applying for the low income tickets (due to x4 exchange rate) and work my way up. Hope I made the ticketing cut.
Will be renting a car, stopping by Kmart and driving to BRC. Any advice on driving, refueling (Gas), alternate places to shop for groceries and wild camping is much appreciated.

And btw, can i get butane gas cartridge (shape lika a spray can) in Kmart?

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Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by lucky420 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:14 am

Hola and hello...
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Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by Elderberry » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:49 pm

Hey there, welcome to ePlaya!
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Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by Ratty » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:07 pm

You can get that butane cartridge at an Asian market. 99 ranch or Seafood City etc... 4 for $10. Welcome to eplaya. We don't have many K-Mart stores anymore so look for a WalMart.
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Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by Kikikukiki » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:30 pm

Ola,

Do you guys know anything about camping at random places? Are there any laws in USA that prohibits you to do so? E.g. Only designated areas or camping spots are allowed.

How about creating a campfire? In Australia, during Summer, there are restrictions to prevent bush fire from happening.

Also I saw the O2Cool fan going at less then USD20. Do you know by any chance if they are readily available at WallMart?
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Butane gas canister, is it common there?
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Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by Popeye » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:39 pm

[quote="Kikikukiki"]Ola,

Do you guys know anything about camping at random places? Are there any laws in USA that prohibits you to do so? E.g. Only designated areas or camping spots are allowed.
Pretty much the same here. A lot of the land is private and even public land may have a fee to camp.

How about creating a campfire? In Australia, during Summer, there are restrictions to prevent bush fire from happening.
Same here. Also you won't be able to build a campfire on the playa, all fires must be elevated so they don't leave burn scars.

Also I saw the O2Cool fan going at less then USD20. Do you know by any chance if they are readily available at WallMart?
It may be. Personally I wouldn't bother. The playa is so dry that sweat evaporates immediately. Check out threads on Figjams Evaporative Cooler

Butane gas canister, is it common there?
Very common since pot was legalized. :lol: Lowes, Home Depot, WalMart, etc. etc. If you are planning to cook with this, propane puts out more heat and water boils at a higher temperature at altitude. Of course if you already have a butane stove....
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Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by Traveller in Time » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:28 am

Welcome to ePlaya :D

I remember some Pterodactyl as parasiting on the populatrity of BM on Youtube, providing nothing but some exclusively-in-tent shoe, makeup, clothing, food nonsense, hope this is not the same bird

Popeye wrote: . . . and water boils at a higher temperature at altitude . . .
not really relevant, water boils at lower temp at altitude (lower pressure)
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Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by Token » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:17 pm

Popeye wrote:
Butane gas canister, is it common there?
Very common since pot was legalized. :lol: Lowes, Home Depot, WalMart, etc. etc. If you are planning to cook with this, propane puts out more heat and water boils at a higher temperature at altitude. Of course if you already have a butane stove....
That’s some bad hat Harry!

Butane and Propane burn at the same temperature, or a few degrees here and there of each other.

Butane has 4 carbon atoms, Propane has 3. Butane holds ~ 25% more energy than Propane so same volume of liquified gas ... Butane lasts longer.

Liquids like water boil at a lower temperature as altitude increases. Less air, lower air pressure, boiling happens at lower temperature. Not that it really matters at 4000 ft (1200 m). You can still boil an egg.


That is one way they make non-alcoholic beer - vacuum out the regular beer container heat slightly until the ethanol boils off but before the water does.

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Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by Popeye » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:51 pm

Token wrote:
Popeye wrote:
Butane gas canister, is it common there?
Very common since pot was legalized. :lol: Lowes, Home Depot, WalMart, etc. etc. If you are planning to cook with this, propane puts out more heat and water boils at a higher temperature at altitude. Of course if you already have a butane stove....
That’s some bad hat Harry!

Butane and Propane burn at the same temperature, or a few degrees here and there of each other.

Butane has 4 carbon atoms, Propane has 3. Butane holds ~ 25% more energy than Propane so same volume of liquified gas ... Butane lasts longer.

Liquids like water boil at a lower temperature as altitude increases. Less air, lower air pressure, boiling happens at lower temperature. Not that it really matters at 4000 ft (1200 m). You can still boil an egg.

That is one way they make non-alcoholic beer - vacuum out the regular beer container heat slightly until the ethanol boils off but before the water does.
Token your right.
But I had to wonder why I could cook with propane but not butane during fall camping. I did a little googling and both propane and butane contain about the same amount of btu (energy), just as you said. However they boil at very different temperatures which means the flow of butane vs propane will be very different depending on the temperature. Practically, I've found that propane stops working at about -10dF. Data from https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/prop ... _1043.html shows that there will not be much difference at daytime playa temperatures but there might be at night. It looks like propane barbecue regulators are set at about 10-15PSIG so I'll assume we need at least 10PSIG to cook more than a cup of soup. At 60dF propane will have a pressure of 93 psig and butane 11.5psig. Both propane and butane pressure will drop as the tank is used and cools off. Either will work during the day but butane is marginal at night and in a cold year will not work at all. At 40dF, 4.4 dC propane will have a pressure of 65 PSIG butane 3.1PSIG butane will give you a candle flame.
I had a brain fart regarding boiling temperatures. Water boils at a lower temperature at altitude.
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Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by Token » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:50 am

Ah, yes, there is a big difference in how they are liquified and stored as well as the plumbing and regulation of the burners. That is true.

In the end, for the OP from Malaysia, best bet is to use what is most available in the US.

We use Propane much more than butane. Simpler to just pick up an Propane version of whatever you need for your US travels locally here in The States.

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Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by Token » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:55 am

P.s.

The easy example is the ubiquitous BIC lighter not working when it is cold unless you shake it and warm it in your hands first.

Good observation Popeye.

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Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by Kikikukiki » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:32 am

Thx for the input guys.

Im gonna used whatever that is readily available. Just need them to be the spray can (aerosol) type. The clip on, pierce on or screw on type wont work with my stove setup.

Will also bring some solid fuel cubes too. Have enough of them to last a lifetime. Got em from my in-law while he was serving as a Ranger - fighting the communist back in the days. Hhmmm maybe i should give them away. Antigue/ Authentic military memorabilia...lol.

Last odd question. Do people whipe down or shower in their birthday suite out in the open (beside their tent)? Will that be totally akward? Have you seen any? What is your take on it?
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Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by Token » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:45 am

Kikikukiki wrote:Thx for the input guys.

Im gonna used whatever that is readily available. Just need them to be the spray can (aerosol) type. The clip on, pierce on or screw on type wont work with my stove setup.

Will also bring some solid fuel cubes too. Have enough of them to last a lifetime. Got em from my in-law while he was serving as a Ranger - fighting the communist back in the days. Hhmmm maybe i should give them away. Antigue/ Authentic military memorabilia...lol.

Last odd question. Do people whipe down or shower in their birthday suite out in the open (beside their tent)? Will that be totally akward? Have you seen any? What is your take on it?
1. Get a stove here in US. The fuel connection on your butane stove will very likely not match what is used in US. Metric vs SEA and all that.

2. Yes, you can shower, walk, dance naked all day if you like, provided you don’t act lewd which is against the laws.

3. Any water, soap, fluid from or off your body, even a clean rinse, MUST NEVER hit the ground. You must figure out a way to accomplish this. Easiest is to bring a bin, put towel in it, stand in bin, catch all water used in shower in the bin and towel, then air dry the towel over the bin so nothing drips on the ground. Or search on ePlaya for many discussions on this topic.

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Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by Popeye » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:42 pm

What Token said.
Regarding the solid fuel tablets, it sounds like Hexamine or Esbit fuel tablets. I don't believe you can take them on an airplane. You might want to look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexamine_fuel_tablet
I use a propane stove like this, think I paid about $20.00 at WalMart.
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Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by Kikikukiki » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:57 am

Roger roger...
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Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by some seeing eye » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:58 pm

Welcome to ePlaya.
Kikikukiki wrote:Ola,

Do you guys know anything about camping at random places? Are there any laws in USA that prohibits you to do so? E.g. Only designated areas or camping spots are allowed.

How about creating a campfire?
Much of the USA West is land owned by federal, state and local government and managed for the public good, including camping - some free and some permit-cost.

Many federal lands allow "dispersed camping" free! National forests are an example. The national forests have ranger stations with detailed camping advice. The national parks have staff to provide detailed camping advice.

If you are visiting from Asia and have some time, consider the https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm. States have their own systems. Same separate systems with local - counties and cities. The Western US is a great camping area!

Fire? We have had many very bad forest fires in the Western US. So the various federal, state and local governments will have open fire bans, especially around late Summer Burning Man. "Open fire" would be campfires - on the ground or surrounded by rocks, a metal ring or concrete ring. Unfortunately for visitors, fire bans are announced separately by federal, state and local governments. I have never heard of propane or white gas cooking or grilling bans. But in our area, some dispersed camping requires every vehicle to carry a fire extinguisher, a shovel and 5 gallons of water.

Best with your planning and packing list.

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Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by Kikikukiki » Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:37 am

:mrgreen: Awesome info! Thanks alot
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Re: Virgin Burner from Malaysia

Post by Ratty » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:08 pm

Kiki, Welcome to eplaya. The 2 burner butane stove costs about $20 here in the Asian markets. Don't bring yours from home. I used mine for my first 2 years at Burning Man. Keep in mind when shopping on line that the stores like Walmart don't carry all those products in the store.

I don't know how the car rental, insurance, license works for foreigners. It would be best to start asking questions of the rental companies now. Plan everything as far in advance as possible. You can buy supplies when you get here. Read as much info as you can find. See you in the dust.
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