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Post by The Hustler » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:48 pm

AntiM wrote:We picked up a set of folding LED solar lanterns. They are colorful, and made of a silky nylon~ish fabric, so it seems as though they will be tough enough to decorate the rhoadescar. Nice.
That sounds pretty good. Can you elaborate on where you bought/found/stole/acquired them?

Feel free to email or PM if you want, or answer here.

thanks

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Post by AntiM » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:51 pm

On base, in the PX.

Well, they do have a garden center.....

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Post by The Hustler » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:37 pm

AntiM wrote:On base, in the PX.

Well, they do have a garden center.....
Oh, thanks!

I'll look in a couple of weeks when I do my reservist thing at Lackland. I work at Randolph, but its garden center thing is sorta lame.
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Post by AntiM » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:46 pm

We got ours on Hill AFB. The selection varies and sells out fast. Wish I'd picked up a few more, they're cool!

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Post by hookahdude » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:44 pm

Rattled Mr. Yan's cage about my damned overcoat. "Tested" the "Mint Chocolate Chill" hookah tobacco - it is a go. Put new battery and starter into my '85 F-150 (it will be taking us to the airport so it kinda counts). Looked at blinky crap, tents, and started to work on logististics of packing and shipping.
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Post by unjonharley » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:11 pm

Spent time today,window shoping and honing my wants and needs for the playa.. Last year I was 800 pounds over on the axel limit.. Did'nt use about one third of the shit I hualed down there.. Example for today.. The bed I wanted cost $70 the one I need $22. Will actuly be warmer, softer with a little more room.

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Post by C.f.M. » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:41 am

Super Evil Brian wrote:
AntiM wrote:We picked up a set of folding LED solar lanterns. They are colorful, and made of a silky nylon~ish fabric, so it seems as though they will be tough enough to decorate the rhoadescar. Nice.
That sounds pretty good. Can you elaborate on where you bought/found/stole/acquired them?

Feel free to email or PM if you want, or answer here.

thanks

(That's a big thanks)

Ikea has a new line of solar lights. The round lantern types in various sizes, robe/tube lighting, lamps and a few others.

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Post by Bounce530 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:43 am

Ikea=swedish walmart, lol. I've found their batteries to be the best for the price.

This weekend I picked up a couple 12 packs of soda (for mixers) the grocery store had a coupon, that made the 12 packs .98 cents each!! Gotta find more of those coupons.
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Post by Drawingablank » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:28 am

Might want to try a Freecyle wanted for the coupons. It varies by region but around here there are times when coupons are the hottest thing happening on there.
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Post by Oldguy » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:50 pm

I pulled my car canopy, enclosure, and extension kits out of the boxes and examined parts. Need to find big duffles to hold them because boxes are fragile, and I'm sure the fabric will not fit back in boxes after use. I'm not satisied with the top tightening method and need additional grommet kits and tighteners, possibly cable tighteners and clamps also. Need ducttape and cable ties also. Fabric sheets for interior walls, and carpet/tarp pieces for the floor. I might need to drag up my trailer anyway.

I filled my rolling cooler with 2 cases of soda, so I know i can bring plenty of beer later. Got my canned goods sorted, will leave perishables for my stop in Lovelock. I got cash put away for gas. I got my yard mowed but still to damp for practice camp. I'm better prepared this year than any other...knock on wood...
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Post by Bounce530 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:58 pm

Oldguy wrote:I'm better prepared this year than any other...knock on wood...
Thats great to hear OG!
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Post by hookahdude » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:47 pm

Got "comfy" pants today. Very light and very comfy. All is as it should be...
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Post by The Hustler » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:09 pm

I plan to have a practice camp or two on the beach in Port Aransas, TX. It's a non-oiled coast area of the Gulf of Mexico.

I think the ground may be similar to the playa, or sorta close. The constant wind, hard ground and blowing sand and dust will be a good test. Hopefully I can go during a hurricane!

One difference are the sand dunes and crazy amount of MOOP.
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Post by Bounce530 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:15 pm

Thats a great idea SEB, but...you say there's constant wind. That doesn't afford you the experience of chilling out with say, your afternoon nibbles or, repairing something, taking something apart to change batteries, etc spread out on a table and then WHAMMO getting bitch slapped by a out of nowhere dust/wind storm, and having to collect your food or whatever and chase down what ever you where working on that just went to ludicris speed! It'll be the nicest day ever one minute then zero vis the next.
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Post by The Hustler » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:21 pm

Bounce530 wrote:Thats a great idea SEB, but...you say there's constant wind. That doesn't afford you the experience of chilling out with say, your afternoon nibbles or, repairing something, taking something apart to change batteries, etc spread out on a table and then WHAMMO getting bitch slapped by a out of nowhere dust/wind storm, and having to collect your food or whatever and chase down what ever you where working on that just went to ludicris speed! It'll be the nicest day ever one minute then zero vis the next.
This may sound odd, but some of us actually don't live within a reasonable distance to the playa. I'd love to camp out in the future BRC, but I do what I can. Besides, I really like the area.

There is constant wind because it's the ocean, but it's very unlikely to have white outs.
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Post by hookahdude » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:23 pm

Super Evil Brian wrote:
Bounce530 wrote:Thats a great idea SEB, but...you say there's constant wind. That doesn't afford you the experience of chilling out with say, your afternoon nibbles or, repairing something, taking something apart to change batteries, etc spread out on a table and then WHAMMO getting bitch slapped by a out of nowhere dust/wind storm, and having to collect your food or whatever and chase down what ever you where working on that just went to ludicris speed! It'll be the nicest day ever one minute then zero vis the next.
This may sound odd, but some of us actually don't live within a reasonable distance to the playa. I'd love to camp out in the future BRC, but I do what I can. Besides, I really like the area.

There is constant wind because it's the ocean, but it's very unlikely to have white outs.
Unless the seagulls swarm... then seagull feathers isn't the only white you should be worried about...
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Post by MyDearFriend » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:33 pm

hookahdude wrote:Got "comfy" pants today. Very light and very comfy. All is as it should be...
Comfy pants are da bomb, but lemme tell you a secret: skirts are even better! Bwahahahahaha, short skirts with pockets are the BEST. 8)
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Post by hookahdude » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:40 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:
hookahdude wrote:Got "comfy" pants today. Very light and very comfy. All is as it should be...
Comfy pants are da bomb, but lemme tell you a secret: skirts are even better! Bwahahahahaha, short skirts with pockets are the BEST. 8)
Look up Thai fisherman pants on ebay... when you toss them on - the sky opens and angels sing... :p
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Post by Elderberry » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:46 pm

Super Evil Brian wrote:I plan to have a practice camp or two on the beach in Port Aransas, TX. It's a non-oiled coast area of the Gulf of Mexico.

I think the ground may be similar to the playa, or sorta close. The constant wind, hard ground and blowing sand and dust will be a good test. Hopefully I can go during a hurricane!

One difference are the sand dunes and crazy amount of MOOP.
I've camped on the beach in Hawaii, it's nothing like the playa. Though there is that constant wind (more like a strong breeze). But unless you really enjoy camping there is no reason to do a practice camp. If you are building a Yurt or using a new tent, it definately would be a good idea to do a trial run setting it up; but other than that, not really necessary.
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Post by MyDearFriend » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:49 pm

hookahdude wrote: Look up Thai fisherman pants on ebay... when you toss them on - the sky opens and angels sing... :p
:lol: Balancing freedom and protection, eh? Very sensible!

Sky opens and angels sing, eh? Must be a wonderful sight!
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:05 pm

hookahdude wrote:
MyDearFriend wrote:
hookahdude wrote:Got "comfy" pants today. Very light and very comfy. All is as it should be...
Comfy pants are da bomb, but lemme tell you a secret: skirts are even better! Bwahahahahaha, short skirts with pockets are the BEST. 8)
Look up Thai fisherman pants on ebay... when you toss them on - the sky opens and angels sing... :p
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Post by hookahdude » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:01 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
hookahdude wrote:
MyDearFriend wrote: Comfy pants are da bomb, but lemme tell you a secret: skirts are even better! Bwahahahahaha, short skirts with pockets are the BEST. 8)
Look up Thai fisherman pants on ebay... when you toss them on - the sky opens and angels sing... :p
And god kills a kitten.
Someone has to - it might as well be god...
I got hammered on a board (which I no longer boither using) because I mentioned something along the lines of everytime you do "X" Baby Jesus kills a kitten... I am sooo glad to see you use that I can't put it into words..
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Post by MyDearFriend » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:13 pm

hookahdude wrote: I got hammered on a board (which I no longer boither using) because I mentioned something along the lines of everytime you do "X" Baby Jesus kills a kitten... I am sooo glad to see you use that I can't put it into words..
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Post by The Hustler » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:57 pm

jkisha wrote:
Super Evil Brian wrote:I plan to have a practice camp or two on the beach in Port Aransas, TX. It's a non-oiled coast area of the Gulf of Mexico.

I think the ground may be similar to the playa, or sorta close. The constant wind, hard ground and blowing sand and dust will be a good test. Hopefully I can go during a hurricane!

One difference are the sand dunes and crazy amount of MOOP.
I've camped on the beach in Hawaii, it's nothing like the playa. Though there is that constant wind (more like a strong breeze). But unless you really enjoy camping there is no reason to do a practice camp. If you are building a Yurt or using a new tent, it definately would be a good idea to do a trial run setting it up; but other than that, not really necessary.
When I was a Boy Scout 100 years ago, I had the "Year Round Camper" thing for about 7 years in a row. I love the beach (it's what I miss the most about Connecticut) and camping is fun. Why not mix the two?

Fuck it, lets have a zillion people there.
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Post by Elderberry » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:44 pm

hookahdude wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
hookahdude wrote: Look up Thai fisherman pants on ebay... when you toss them on - the sky opens and angels sing... :p
And god kills a kitten.
Someone has to - it might as well be god...
I got hammered on a board (which I no longer boither using) because I mentioned something along the lines of everytime you do "X" Baby Jesus kills a kitten... I am sooo glad to see you use that I can't put it into words..
That's why I like eplaya (and burning man for that matter) almost nothing is sacred.
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Post by geospyder » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:20 pm

Got my large flashing balls tonight. Be afraid, be very afraid :twisted:
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Post by Sic Pup » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:51 am

geospyder wrote:Got my large flashing balls tonight. Be afraid, be very afraid :twisted:
Why, are they blue too?
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Post by Drawingablank » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:40 am

Made few more non moop feathers (they are leather) for camp decor.

Pics show a quick test dye but I plan to make these more colorful.

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Post by ygmir » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:48 am

hookahdude wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
hookahdude wrote: Look up Thai fisherman pants on ebay... when you toss them on - the sky opens and angels sing... :p
And god kills a kitten.
Someone has to - it might as well be god...
I got hammered on a board (which I no longer boither using) because I mentioned something along the lines of everytime you do "X" Baby Jesus kills a kitten... I am sooo glad to see you use that I can't put it into words..
did it have a stand?

Jeebus? Baby Jeebus? is that you?.........who did it this time?

or, was a "Vlad" thing?
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Post by C.f.M. » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:19 am

Drawingablank wrote:Made few more non moop feathers (they are leather) for camp decor.

Pics show a quick test dye but I plan to make these more colorful.

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Those are wonderful. I would love some to make hair pieces and such. Adding that to the ever-growing wishlist...

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