BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby knowmad » Mon May 13, 2013 3:06 pm

maladroit wrote:Ny first night on an air mattress was cold. But then I sacked up and braved the elements like a man.

By which I mean, I huddled myself inside two sleeping bags.

*snicker*
What about a Passive solar type system*. Two gray Water buckets with lids painted black, set them out in the sun all day, and then move them into the trailer before you go out at night, cover them with a blanket and keep them from too much direct contact with the Floor. When you finally stumble home your blankets will be warm. most of the heat in the Buckets has been saved by insulating them will begin to radiate and will continue through the night.



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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby Savannah » Mon May 13, 2013 3:08 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:
Savannah wrote:I've never regretted bringing fleece footie pajamas . . .



PLEASE tell me they have a trap door in the hiney! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Sadly, no. But I have red footie pajamas with robots, black ones with skulls, and green ones with snowmen, and--worn with bunny ears, bunny tail and huge high-steppin' bunny feet--I cannot be STOPPED. *dances like Flavor Flav*

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon May 13, 2013 3:19 pm

knowmad wrote:What about a Passive solar type system*. Two gray Water buckets with lids painted black, set them out in the sun all day, and then move them into the trailer before you go out at night, cover them with a blanket and keep them from too much direct contact with the Floor. When you finally stumble home your blankets will be warm. most of the heat in the Buckets has been saved by insulating them will begin to radiate and will continue through the night.



i've been wondering about some kind of heat storage system. i thought maybe hot rocks.
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby unjonharley » Mon May 13, 2013 3:34 pm

I started out for camping one Sat. The rest of the gang had left Fri. When I got to them..A storm had gone through the night before.. every one was soaked and so was there equipment.. We dried out as much as we could and split up my camp gear between all of them.. I ended up with small pup tent and a sleeping bag. The sleeping bag was for kids over nighter in a living room. Another storm was on it's way..( here is how to stay warm and dry with less) First trench a V around your tent.. Dig out under the tent about four inches down and the size of you body.. If your sleeping bag is not warm enogh.. Cut the bottom off a large trash bag.. Slide it over the sleeping bag to shoulder.. Take another trash bag and pull it onto the bottom of the sleeping bag.. Fold you coat for a pillow.. Remove your outer cloths ans stuff them in the opening on ether side of your coat/pillow.. Put some thing warm on your head.. Snuggle in for a nights sleep.. Do not fart.. IT'S DEADLY

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon May 13, 2013 5:54 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:
Savannah wrote:I've never regretted bringing fleece footie pajamas . . .



PLEASE tell me they have a trap door in the hiney! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

If anyone was going to have footsie pajamas, it was Savannah.
If anyone was going to use the word "hiney" it was clocks...
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon May 13, 2013 6:02 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
clocksnmirrors wrote:
Savannah wrote:I've never regretted bringing fleece footie pajamas . . .



PLEASE tell me they have a trap door in the hiney! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

If anyone was going to have footsie pajamas, it was Savannah.
If anyone was going to use the word "hiney" it was clocks...
If anyone was going to make a pointless comment it was Fishy.


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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby teardropper » Mon May 20, 2013 3:06 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:hahaha

behold
[media]


Fuckin' Burners...

This is cool. Now - a use for all those old toasters with one element burned out that I've been hoarding and my partner has been begging me to throw away.

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby FIGJAM » Mon May 20, 2013 5:07 pm

I noticed that the notations in the corner said that it uses 31amps of power.

a 100ah battery will run that for about an hour and a half, then you will have to recharge your battery. :shock:
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby teardropper » Mon May 20, 2013 5:41 pm

Yep. I use a 20* double bag and I'm always comfortable. It not sleeping that's cold, for me, it's the time between sundown and that comfy bed, that can be a bitch.
Good fleece, a windbreaker, long underwear - silk or polypropylene, yes even wool blends - Uggs work well. Layers, not made out of cotton. Bring some light gloves.

It's tough when flying in. Synthetics are light and can be compressed. Chemical heat packs can be useful.

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby Captain Goddammit » Mon May 20, 2013 5:58 pm

The toaster heater is an interesting gadget, but it sucks. A 400 watt electric heater is too weak to do much good, but plenty powerful enough to drain a battery in no time.
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon May 20, 2013 6:46 pm

You sound like you're going ice-fishing.
It's a desert in summer, damnit!

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby teardropper » Mon May 20, 2013 6:49 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:You sound like you're going ice-fishing.
It's a desert in summer, damnit!


Oh yeah - musta' forgot.

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon May 20, 2013 6:49 pm

listen some of us skinny people can't curl up in a comforter at 40 degrees and get warm. it just don't work that way for me


i need external heat sources to supplement my internal (weak) furnace
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby FIGJAM » Mon May 20, 2013 6:55 pm

GI "mummy" bags are good to 0 degrees and I challenge anyone to sleep in one zipped up in 40 degree weather not to roast. 8)
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon May 20, 2013 7:04 pm

FIGJAM wrote:GI "mummy" bags are good to 0 degrees and I challenge anyone to sleep in one zipped up in 40 degree weather not to roast. 8)



i'm googling now! we'll see if i can find one between here and gerlach
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon May 20, 2013 7:16 pm

Oh yeah, oops, I brought a sleeping bag.

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby tatonka » Mon May 20, 2013 7:52 pm

have a high metabolism , put out heat like crazy. MY ex if she got cold at night would just lift my blanket and a wave of heat would come out. I have various thks of wool blankets that I use , will bring them.
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon May 20, 2013 8:14 pm

my body temperature usually runs 97.6, which is lower than the average 98.6


i'm like a lizard. i need to lay on a hot rock.
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon May 20, 2013 8:30 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:i'm like a lizard. i need to lay on a hot rock.

You know, clocks, you make that sound really dirty.
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon May 20, 2013 8:32 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
clocksnmirrors wrote:i'm like a lizard. i need to lay on a hot rock.

You know, clocks, you make that sound really dirty.


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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby socks » Mon May 20, 2013 8:40 pm

Its not that bad but some nights do have a chill to them. But if you are camping in a
tent no matter how cool it got. You have only 30 minutes or so before you wake
up in a sauna due to the sun hitting your tent. But thats one of the charms of this place.
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby BBadger » Mon May 20, 2013 8:52 pm

tatonka wrote:have a high metabolism , put out heat like crazy. MY ex if she got cold at night would just lift my blanket and a wave of heat would come out. I have various thks of wool blankets that I use , will bring them.


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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon May 20, 2013 8:57 pm

socks wrote:Its not that bad but some nights do have a chill to them. But if you are camping in a
tent no matter how cool it got. You have only 30 minutes or so before you wake
up in a sauna due to the sun hitting your tent. But thats one of the charms of this place.


i'm in florida. i consider a chill anything under 80. anything under 70 is freezing

last year's low temps in my hexayurt were around 59.
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby tatonka » Mon May 20, 2013 8:57 pm

yes im sure or the ex never would have opened my blanket :)
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby Eric » Tue May 21, 2013 1:08 am

I'm a natural heater as well - The Boyfriend just snuggles close when he gets cold. Sadly my newest playa snuggle is also a heat generator, so we ended being a little overly warm last year. I'll keep him close in case it does actually get cold this year.
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby unjonharley » Tue May 21, 2013 8:49 am

I had a shipmate that was always cold.. In the summer when the uniforms were whites he would wear a P coat.. He was a fire man 3rd class.. So he was warm in the boiler room..

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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue May 21, 2013 5:01 pm

My favorite trick is to throw a chemical handwarmer into my bed before I get in it. They come in pairs so, one for my feet and one for my tummy, snuggle snuggle... Clocks that might be just enough extra heat, for 50 cents a day. 8)
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Re: BURNING MAN is going to be COLD

Postby clocksnmirrors » Tue May 21, 2013 5:06 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:My favorite trick is to throw a chemical handwarmer into my bed before I get in it. They come in pairs so, one for my feet and one for my tummy, snuggle snuggle... Clocks that might be just enough extra heat, for 50 cents a day. 8)



well now that sounds like it's right in my price range!!!! thanks for the suggestion. i'm going to have to track those down!
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