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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by Ratty » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:09 pm

Patsh
Still not decided where we'll be camped, though it'll likely be one of 2 usual spots.
Last year your usual spot was a placed camp. I'll find you.
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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by gbus » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:38 pm

Loaded all of my stuff into zip lock bags and filled half of my suitcase. 12kg taken for a 23kg allowance and i haven't got any clothes packed yet.

28 days til I start my journey to the Burn!

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Post by evathedefiler » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:50 pm

I bought fancy paint for the roof of the bus. Uh now I have to scrub it and actually paint.
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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by Lonesomebri » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:32 pm

Managed to sign up the newest member of Camp THREAT.

A fresh new Burner with hope in their eyes, before the retina dust blasting
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Post by Lonesomebri » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:50 pm

Shirts made
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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by Lonesomebri » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:51 pm

Signed on the newest Camp member, my proverbial left-hand man;
Bri-Bot 3000.
Together we will rule the 6oclock portos with a firm, yet tin-eared justice! Sit, don't squat, or face total destruction!
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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by evathedefiler » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:54 am

Got some obnoxiously reflective white paint on the roof of the bus.
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Post by Strata » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:24 pm

We pulled out the pair of 15 x 20 Aluminet tarps and tied them together on the 20 foot side, giving us a 30 x 20 foot shade layer for the monkey hut (at half the cost of a single huge piece). Then we threaded paracord all along the outer edges for bungee cording to the frame.
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Post by Strata » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:33 pm

Also finished soldering up my neopixels and programming the board for my blinky hat. Next step is to assemble the hat and solder the wires in.
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Post by Lonesomebri » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:57 am

Someone is getting ready for the Burn...
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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:31 pm

I love Bri-bot 3000!

Confirmed ticket and EA for myself and my pops, who will be burning for the first time this year. He's ready to work, and to understand why I spend all my vacation time in Nevada instead of visiting the family...
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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by Ratty » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:16 pm

Yay. Heater and air conditioner fixed in my van. It broke because of excessive dust in the blower motor. How did that happen?

Sewing like crazy to fix shade structure decor. Next up....Playa laundry. I can't be the only one that unpacks a bin of playa.
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Post by lucky420 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:42 pm

I like your new pic ^^^
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by danibel » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:18 pm

Booked a swanky spa suite at the Peppermill for exodus. I've been wanting to do this for years, now I am finally going to get to do it!
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Post by AfricanFire » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:06 pm

The UPS guy has been beating a well worn path to my front door...

Some more fun clothing /costume pieces
Shiny shoes
New socks
A new cooler
A new chair
A bunch of other small things including electrolyte tabs, and a cooling pack for meds

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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by AfricanFire » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:50 pm

Today I dragged out a couple of boxes and inventoried, sorted, packed, and checked (and replaced) batteries. I'm now covered in dust :D :D

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Post by Ratty » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:44 pm

New tube and tire on the back of my bike. (I did the front one last year.) Making cloth bags that say what's in them. Bungee balls, cloth side panel and front screens, decorative panels and tablecloths, etc...Finished a few sewing projects.
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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by danibel » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:23 am

Ratty wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:16 pm
Yay. Heater and air conditioner fixed in my van. It broke because of excessive dust in the blower motor. How did that happen?

Sewing like crazy to fix shade structure decor. Next up....Playa laundry. I can't be the only one that unpacks a bin of playa.
I just fixed my van AC for the third time. First it was a blower motor, then a leak, then another leak. I’m over it!! Someone told me old cars and AC don’t go together!

And no, you aren’t the only one unpacking bins of playa. Big Hugs Ratty. It’s been a while!
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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by Strata » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:29 pm

On Sunday, we set up the new bike stand and overhauled both the bikes. All the tires needed air, my bike needed a lot of tweaking of the rear brakes after someone crashed into it last year and bent my rear wheel a little. Not enough that I have to replace it, but enough so that getting a good brake adjust is tricky.

The handlebars were slipping on my partner's bike. We cranked down the clamp as tight as it would go, and that didn't fix it. So we loosend up the clamp and tucked a little bit of silicone rubber film in there with a dental tool. Then we retightened the clamp, and this time the handlebars stay put. I have some silicone rubber scraps in my toolbox in case it doesn't stay fixed.

And tonight I put batteries in all the light controllers and checked the elwire on the bikes. Everything lights! Yay!
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Post by AntiM » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:22 am

I have the clothes bins mostly packed. Waiting for a few items to make it through the laundry or be delivered. Then it is just the exodus/go home bag, and the hanging items. I might even finish sewing a few things.

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Post by Leo » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:30 am

New pedals, tires, chain, and tune up on the playa bike.
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Post by Lonesomebri » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:00 pm

Bouncy balls came in the mail for Camp THREATs "Medical Fried Chicken" relay races outside the Porto potties.
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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by Ratty » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:34 pm

Everyday following the notes in last years playa journal. I sewed some pockets to the interior of my backpack. Once I get it packed correctly, I'll write on each pocket with a sharpie. I can't find a darn thing in a pack.
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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by mgb327 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:51 pm

Opened up the pop-up camper. Great playa smell, wasn't dirty, just been stored for a while. Started to clean it and install a few upgrades. Started on the trike hub-drive project, got the wheel mounted and starting on wiring. Shit's getting real around here. All you West Coast peeps got it easy, I have to drive 3,000 miles just to get there. Just sayin'. Late start to the butterflies in the gut this year, but it is in full freakout mode now.
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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by burner von braun » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:26 pm

Yep, the butterflies are starting to come home to roost here too. Currently tuning and prepping the truck for the long drive out.

Pulled the majority of my bins and boxes down off the big, dedicated Burning Man shelves the other day. Shelter shakedown is next, though I'm hoping to keep that as is unless it needs repairs.

Trying to block out time for building new art in the meantime. Been gathering parts and materials for that as well.

..and Woohoo! Bri-Bot 3000 looks great!

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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:08 pm

Reserved a rental car. Over three weeks for <$1,400 seemed about right.
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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by AfricanFire » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:25 pm

Getting all the little stuff. Med kit restocking, new ear plugs, skin and body care stuff, bike lights, bike decoration, new bike basket, making food shopping list, planning camp meal, sewing some final costume stuff.

When exactly am I supposed to actually find time to do my job? I mean seriously, how inconvenient! It doesn't help that I work from home, so its really easy to get distracted by the "just another quick thing" trick.

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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by Ratty » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:18 pm

Grocery shopping is always fun. New elastic on some goggles, plus glued on fur to keep the dust out of the vents. Made t-shirts into tie downs for a small tarp I use on the front of the shade structure. Put in the grommets too. Decorated 2 pair sunglasses. Now I'm stocking my backpack.
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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by AfricanFire » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:08 pm

Sewed my canvas floor into the correct size/shape.
Added a silver panel down the sides of a slightly too small thrift store light jacket.
More random crap continues to arrive in the mail.

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Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Post by AntiM » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:45 am

I had hernia surgery. Yay.

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