Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

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Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby Dis)'(rack » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:18 am

Got a text msg this AM from a campmate currently on the playa for Temple Crew that read:

"His tent tent got blown the F**K up and he had to to back to Reno to get another..."

And the guy that got blown up is a veteran burner that spends 20+ days a year on the playa, so you know he was strapped in pretty good...sounds like it could be a doozy.
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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby MacGlenver » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:37 am

Golly jee... I've got a tall, sturdy tent, and a short, sturdy, less comfortable tent with a rainfly that nearly touches the ground. Neither have seen winds over 30mph... Wonder if either would hold up to 50+ winds, even with rebar... These are REI tents, but I wonder if something more extreme is warranted...
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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby Bob » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:52 am

Reread the tent threads. That is all.
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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby lemur » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:56 am

dont they camp out there by the worksite during the build phase? ...basically exposed with few windbreaks..

...id imagine that once everyone gets there and fills out the city there will be a good windblock for anyone who isnt on the edges.. as usual...
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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby Dr. Pyro » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:04 am

I got a pup tent I borrowed from my kid brother who's in the Cub Scouts. That should be good enough, right? It even has TWO guy lines!

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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby Dis)'(rack » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:09 am

lemur wrote:dont they camp out there by the worksite during the build phase? ...basically exposed with few windbreaks..

...id imagine that once everyone gets there and fills out the city there will be a good windblock for anyone who isnt on the edges.. as usual...


Yeah, the Crew camps at the Temple location with very few wind breaks until a few days before the gates open. Still, it could be a good one this year. I was out there in July for (4) days and it blew hard to (3) of the (4).
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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby gibson_ » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:14 am

Lemur:

Keep in mind how tall those winds are. Nature laughs at our puny structures.

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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby gibson_ » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:15 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:I got a pup tent I borrowed from my kid brother who's in the Cub Scouts. That should be good enough, right? It even has TWO guy lines!


Yeah, dude, you'll be fine. You might want to tie it to your neighbors car, though, just to be safe?

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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:34 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:I got a pup tent I borrowed from my kid brother who's in the Cub Scouts. That should be good enough, right? It even has TWO guy lines!

Check again. It has two GUYs. Unfortunately, these are scout masters. You will not be allowed to camp in Kidsville.
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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:09 am

gibson_ wrote:Lemur:

Keep in mind how tall those winds are. Nature laughs at our puny structures.


Nature is PISSED that we are wearing clothing!!

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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby Bob » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:27 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:I got a pup tent I borrowed from my kid brother who's in the Cub Scouts. That should be good enough, right? It even has TWO guy lines!


Actually, yes, if it's anything like the tents I pitched with the scouts (as it were).

Cowboy Carl used to use a simple range tent. Look, ma, no guy lines.

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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby dragonpilot » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:44 pm

Are these winds of 50 mph blowing continuously throughout the day/night or just the occasional gust?
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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby Elderberry » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:12 pm

dragonpilot wrote:Are these winds of 50 mph blowing continuously throughout the day/night or just the occasional gust?

Yes.
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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby lemur » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:35 pm

its a continuous 47
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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby trilobyte » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:39 pm

What I've been hearing from numerous sources is that there's been a several hour period each day with severely high winds. Sustained winds in the 50mph department with even stronger gusts.

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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby CornMan » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:39 pm

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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby Inko Gnito » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:36 am

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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby Canoe » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:46 am

gibson_ wrote:
Dr. Pyro wrote:I got a pup tent I borrowed from my kid brother who's in the Cub Scouts. That should be good enough, right? It even has TWO guy lines!

Yeah, dude, you'll be fine. You might want to tie it to your neighbors car, though, just to be safe?

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Re: Temple Crew Reporting High Winds

Postby Lonesomebri » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:07 am

Okay, I've read that rebar isn't the only option, so I've been floating a couple ideas to keep my pop-up tent from sailing away.
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