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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Milayna » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:05 pm

So I keep an eye on craigslist for good deals, and a couple days ago I got an awesome deal for a new, never used, still has the tags on it 50 qt igloo cooler for $10!! So I'm going to use that for my dry ice/ frozen food and get another one for drinks and non-frozen stuff. :) :D

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:39 pm

sweet!!! i need to keep my eyes open on cl to.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:40 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:won a solar oven at the office holiday party.


Milayna wrote:So I keep an eye on craigslist for good deals, and a couple days ago I got an awesome deal for a new, never used, still has the tags on it 50 qt igloo cooler for $10!! So I'm going to use that for my dry ice/ frozen food and get another one for drinks and non-frozen stuff. :) :D


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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Riv » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:09 am

VultureChow wrote:So I've been off here for a while. Just too freakin busy with work and family issues. But I've kept my hands busy. My goal is 100 scarves for gifts next year. Boas, warm scarves etc. I'm up to 25 so far. Here's a sampling of the boa colors. Just need to stitch in the ends.

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Those are looking great! I'm inspired!

I'm usually a yarn/knitting snob--merino and silk, please!--but I saw that this purple sparkle yarn was on sale for almost half off and ordered enough to make a shrug/scarf and maybe ruffle-yarn-bomb my bike too :D

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:11 pm

Got a book.. Bike Repair for Dummies. Going to stop winging it and do it right..
Now to get a few special tools and I'm set..

I'll be watching Craig's List for a ( to hold the bike while repairing) bike arm.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elliot » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:22 pm

unjonharley wrote:... a ( to hold the bike while repairing) bike arm.

"Bicycle Repair Stand". The primary brand of bicycle tools is Park Tool. Have fun!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:28 pm

Riv wrote:I'm usually a yarn/knitting snob--merino and silk, please!--but I saw that this purple sparkle yarn was on sale for almost half off and ordered enough to make a shrug/scarf and maybe ruffle-yarn-bomb my bike too :D

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Riv » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:11 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Just be sure to bang your first creation against a wall, hard, to make sure it's playa ready.


Yep--I won't bring anything to the playa that doesn't survive beta testing without mooping! My main curiosities are: do the ends shed, and if so how can I seal them; how easily does it snag, and what happens if/when it does (do the individual strands shed, or stay bound to one of the edges?). We'll see once it gets here.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Foxfur » Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:08 pm

Fresh Frum Vanuatu...

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:15 pm

Foxfur, now you need a tanoa and couple of bilos.
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unjonharley wrote:Got a book.. Bike Repair for Dummies. Going to stop winging it and do it right..

I also like Anybody's Bike Book I think I've given away every copy I've owned. Time to look for another copy.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:35 pm

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Oldguy » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:03 pm

I was gifted a long-sleeved t-shirt and flannel plaid pajama pants for Christmas. They are now in my playa clothing box. :coffee:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby lucky420 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:14 am

Damn sorry you can't get that Humin...I'm trying to hold out for a used rhoades car.



Psssst, anyone have any leads :wink:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tamarakay » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:28 pm

Hit a going out of business sale at a wine cellar, got 750 worth of pretty decent wines for $300. Nice assortment of sweet/dry red/white. Should be enough for our public hours at Dye with Dignity. Woot! Probably could have waited and gotten a bigger discount in a couple weeks, but I had quite a pick of selection today so I went for it.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tamarakay » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:41 pm

VultureChow, I don't know how I missed your picture of your scarves, but WOW, they are fabulous!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:46 am

made one sealed meal today and tom ordered my Christmas present . Oh and mom got mine as well. Pop up shower. I think im going to have to do some modding to it to make sure it holds up.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby AntiM » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:57 am

I got Godzilla jammies, with a tail!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:59 am

Found some ear muffs for my hearing aids.. They keep the ears warm and dampers sound.. The insulation could be removed to use them on the playa..People here have asked about ear protection..These are Gorgonz ear warmers from BiMart for $9+.. Work well for leaf blowing, garden tractor and shop.. They fit behind the neck and are quit comfortable..

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:31 am

ordered 3 led lanterns, ratchet straps today. When tom gets up from his nap we are going to go get our stuff to make the evap pond, check out the christmas light clearance and get 20 of those solar path lights. they are cristmas looking but with a bit of paint they will look normal. cant beat $1 each!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:14 am

Blow a garden tractor tire.. Wasted the tube..

Going to cut the old tube into heavy duty rubber bands..

I can think of a few things to use them.. The rest will be at the cargo port for other burners to take for what ever..

*Aka cargo port.. Where a pile of stuff to give away is..

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby VultureChow » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:43 am

Found a cute LED lantern and solar panel at Costco today. It can charge usb devices as well.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby lucky420 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:12 pm

got the giraffe suit today. but i will wear it in the default world too.

I've got the skunk, giraffe and had the Godzilla like yours Antim but it was lifted at BRC :evil:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:45 pm

where are you guys getting these at??
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby lucky420 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:39 pm

I get mine at a local shop in Sparks, nv. Called Prism Magic, the owner is longtime burner. She has a Facebook page and I think mat be starting up an online store (but not positive in that)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:29 pm

I got a couple of packages of these stakes at 80% off. They are 7.5 inches long, and were sold for staking out inflatable holiday yard monstrosities. I thought they were cheap enough to take up some space in my kit for a while, and might come in handy.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby AntiM » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:51 am

lucky420 wrote:got the giraffe suit today. but i will wear it in the default world too.

I've got the skunk, giraffe and had the Godzilla like yours Antim but it was lifted at BRC :evil:


Boo on the thief!

We have a little pop up shop at the mall with all sorts of random sparkly gifts and crap; they have a rack of adult jammies. I breifly considered the rainbow unicorn, but Gojira rules. No way could I make a Godzilla suit myself for the price. Larry has skeleton footie jammies (with a heart), but he got his at Halloween on the half price sales. Spencer's has all sorts of adult footie jammies just now, including a sock monkey. I think Larry would make an excellent monkey!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:52 am

merry christmas! Got this for christmas from my mom and a $25 gift card to go twords buying a camp stove. woot woot :)

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TT120 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:29 am

tattoogoddess wrote:merry christmas! Got this for christmas from my mom and a $25 gift card to go twords buying a camp stove. woot woot :)

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NICE! I have been eyeing one of these for a while.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:25 pm

it is pretty sturdy pole wise. We are of corse going to use re bar to stake it. but i like it cause it has mesh on the top so it wont turn into a kite :) i will say if you plan on doing a solar shower with it, i hope you are short cause even though the tent is 7'2" with the gravity fed bag you have to almost get on your knees to be able to use it on your head. We are getting a hot water on demand system that has a pump so we wont have that issue unless the pump goes out.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:17 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:it is pretty sturdy pole wise. We are of corse going to use re bar to stake it. but i like it cause it has mesh on the top so it wont turn into a kite :) i will say if you plan on doing a solar shower with it, i hope you are short cause even though the tent is 7'2" with the gravity fed bag you have to almost get on your knees to be able to use it on your head. We are getting a hot water on demand system that has a pump so we wont have that issue unless the pump goes out.


My Coleman Demand water heater will not rise the water for a shower..I have a Stanport Shower pump.. I run the heated water into a bucket and pump it up to shower level.. The hotter you want the water the slower the flow. The water has to stay in the heater longer to make it hotter.. I still takes more water than I want to carry to TTITD ..


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