Okay. Here's the set up.
1 Carport. Actually, AntiM's Larry has a very nice system of really good shade--lots of breeze through, which means it's cool. It involves not using the legs on one side of the carport. AntiM has posted pictures and done some explanations in the past. I think I want to move to shade cloth from the tarpy stuff, which is getting a little frayed, anyway.
1a Transportation for the carport. The big poles are longer than most, if not all, bins. So, I'm thinking of a duffle, as recommended elsewhere.
2 I need to sleep off the ground. Or I need some tough solids to use as "stairs". I like the cot/tents that elorrum and Jax Dee have, or I could just have a cot. I'm over 200#, so I have to get a good one. I'm thinking of buying a foam topper and cutting off what I don't need, to be used elsewhere.
3 Labor. I need help with any set up, and I don't know that I can do anything but hold ladders and the like. Although, I am strong. I haven't committed to a camp yet, and don't want a camp to care for me that much, but don't want to rely on people who have to commute to put me up. In fact, I hate asking for help here. I feel like a burden and that I'm taking advantage of people, so if you help me, please be clear about what your limits are.
4 I have a van, but entry and egress are necessary, so I can't pack it full. Which means limited reciprocation on schlepping stuff.
5 Power. I need to be able to charge the wheelchair.
I'm sure there's more. It makes me a little sick to ask, but can we brainstorm on all this and, I hope, get a good camp together for me to be happy on playa?
And thank you Piney, TITWI, OneEyedDick, and everyone else who's helped me with this on the past three trips to the playa. I couldn't have done it without you, and it's been a real gift.
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