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Re: Solo Burner Meetup

... Village which is at 3:30 and E. Our camp will have sail-looking tarp shade structures. I listed the event on playa info, but it is too late to make it into the print ...
by spacetime
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:14 pm
 
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Solo Burner Meetup
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: First-timer, coming in Thursday solo

OK, so I'm looking at shade structures. ... I'm really looking to buy something that requires a minimum of setup. Just needs to be enough ...
by Canoe
Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:51 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: First-timer, coming in Thursday solo
Replies: 30
Views: 922

Re: First-timer, coming in Thursday solo

OK, so I'm looking at shade structures. Thought I found some decent options, but, reading some threads here, it looks like many of those ...
by skyway34
Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:00 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: First-timer, coming in Thursday solo
Replies: 30
Views: 922

Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

... bars, for that is not actually what they seek. And they shall fill thy shade structures with bizarre requests, and the shade structures of thy neighbors, and the domes ...
by Simon of the Playa
Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:34 pm
 
Forum: Politics & Philosophy
Topic: 10 Plagues of Burningman
Replies: 117
Views: 19501

Looking for 2 Vehicle Passes!

We're looking for 2 vehicle passes so our crew members can get out on the playa and build some shade structures! 8)
by joannadolab
Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:04 pm
 
Forum: 2015 Tickets/Passes Wanted
Topic: Looking for 2 Vehicle Passes!
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Re: Barbie Death Village

... P., and Grawg cleaned out the silver trailer, loaded in six sofas, four shade structures, and 2000 square feet of canvas. We then towed it to Rob and Yvonne's where it is ...
by jewelzontheplaya
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:27 pm
 
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Barbie Death Village
Replies: 39
Views: 2368

Re: Barbie Death Village

... P., and Grawg cleaned out the silver trailer, loaded in six sofas, four shade structures, and 2000 square feet of canvas. We then towed it to Rob and Yvonne's where it is ...
by Dr. Pyro
Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:14 am
 
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Barbie Death Village
Replies: 39
Views: 2368

Re: Sun/wind map for BRC?

To make it easier to know the sun headings and "typical" winds for aligning your shade/structures, here's a transparent gif file you can place over top of the BRC map, centered on your site. (Align North)
I'm hoping the upload respects the transparency.

BRC sun headings 2015.gif
by Canoe
Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:08 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Sun/wind map for BRC?
Replies: 18
Views: 761

Re: Barbie Death Village

If any Barbiebarians who happen to also have early entry happen to have a bunch of rebar stakes you're not using, we could use them to hold down our shade structures. I didn't notice any in the storage shed yesterday. PM me if you have any you can spare.
by Dr. Pyro
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:52 pm
 
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Barbie Death Village
Replies: 39
Views: 2368

Re: Making a translucent tarp more opaque

... of the visible (some is reflected away, some is absorbed as heat). Even shade cloth lets light through... Why the concern? As to a black sheet. If ... predict in a setup what the net effect will be. Black in some on-playa structures has been very effective. So unless you like to experiment, and ...
by Canoe
Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:06 am
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Making a translucent tarp more opaque
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Offering Rv space

Hey we put a new 15,500 BTU Coleman rooftop unit in. The roof has roof racks to defect the sun and we have sun visor blinds and shade structures to keep the sun off so hopefully that does the job ..
by schoolie
Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:38 am
 
Forum: 2015 Share Resources
Topic: Offering Rv space
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Re: Big camp, small landing party.

... as possible. I would include in my definition of infrastructure: shade structures, evap ponds, shower facilities, and tents. you can always re-pack the infrastructure ...
by [jim]
Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:27 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Big camp, small landing party.
Replies: 27
Views: 767

Re: Alternative to NorthPole Party Shade 30x30 ?

... that's a much better fit. As for the argument over different types of shade, remember that one's choice of shade structure can be subjective and ... enough conditions, THEY ALL FAIL. I've seen dozens upon dozens of structures fail, from monkey huts to yurts to carports to prefab camper gear ...
by gateway
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:55 pm
 
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Alternative to NorthPole Party Shade 30x30 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Alternative to NorthPole Party Shade 30x30 ?

... that's a much better fit. As for the argument over different types of shade, remember that one's choice of shade structure can be subjective and ... enough conditions, THEY ALL FAIL. I've seen dozens upon dozens of structures fail, from monkey huts to yurts to carports to prefab camper gear ...
by trilobyte
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:52 pm
 
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Alternative to NorthPole Party Shade 30x30 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

... playa structure that can kill someone if it fails? Note that many small structures can be injurious or lethal when thrashing away or blowing/rolling ... however since that thread we did change to using 70% Aluminet shade fabric for the sides which has reduced the wind-loading massively (however ...
by mattcamp
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:17 am
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 491
Views: 17102

Re: Question about size of camp with no pre-placement

... than I need, just a set back from the road and big enough to build my structures (including keeping guy wire stakes off the road, which will set ... to slide in their camping next to my structure to take advantage of shade and wind block, but only after it was erected. So, I need some guidance ...
by MikeGyver
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Question about size of camp with no pre-placement
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Question about size of camp with no pre-placement

... than I need, just a set back from the road and big enough to build my structures (including keeping guy wire stakes off the road, which will set ... to slide in their camping next to my structure to take advantage of shade and wind block, but only after it was erected. So, I need some guidance ...
by RedManRising
Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Question about size of camp with no pre-placement
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: 2015 Costco Carports

... I call it extrawesome. That has always been my biggest concern about shade structures. I have seen too many of them take flight & I would hate to hurt anyone or wreck ...
by FlyingMonkey
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:09 pm
 
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: 2015 Costco Carports
Replies: 67
Views: 1771

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

... to take into account when comparing people's experiences with flat tarps bigger than 10x10 is the height of the structure, height of surrounding structures, and whether or not there are side walls to prevent the wind from getting underneath as easily. The higher the structure, the more exposed ...
by FossaFerox
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:55 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 46
Views: 1349

Re: Looking for a hexayurt at our firts time

... but you can also make your own. You can also make all kinds of other shade structures (some less expensive and easier, some that are more expensive). All the details ...
by trilobyte
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:02 pm
 
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Looking for a hexayurt at our firts time
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: A little help with a conundrum...

... anything. All we saw was their parking lot, and the back end of their shade structures, which only had openings on the other street. Other than as an access road for their ...
by trilobyte
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:06 am
 
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: A little help with a conundrum...
Replies: 16
Views: 441

Re: Truncated tetrahedron yurt?

... yurt panel and taping scheme on a dome, but if you know your shapes and shade structures and think it'll work then by all means knock yourself out. Do take pictures, and ...
by trilobyte
Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:55 am
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Truncated tetrahedron yurt?
Replies: 20
Views: 481

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

... suggestion as a way to spread wind-load across tarps in these flat structures. We have the burner-built/Black Rock Hardware EMT structures and ... :D The last couple of years, I have used dynamic rigging on my entire shade structure, and it makes an amazing difference on spreading out the ...
by Roundabout
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:05 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 46
Views: 1349

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

I just want to co-sign the running rigging suggestion as a way to spread wind-load across tarps in these flat structures. We have the burner-built/Black Rock Hardware EMT structures and in spite of having all the bungees included, we rigged with paracord last year. Though it wasn't ...
by Ashtar
Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:46 am
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 46
Views: 1349

Re: Prego Burner Seeking Shade

Orphan/Endorphin will be at 7:00 and A and should have a few shady spots in the bar or other structures.
by mudpuppy000
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:18 am
 
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Prego Burner Seeking Shade
Replies: 30
Views: 822

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

... represent a distillation of some really good comments found on this board. While going solo this year, I liked the expandability of these types of structures, allowing me to invite others in future years if things go well. Best, Soliton
by Soliton
Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:40 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 46
Views: 1349

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

... to late fall and continues into late spring. MacGlenver, yeah I've done a few of the little 20x20's, but generally go with the 20x30's for my core structures. I strongly recommend that you do not cut down your tarps, if you do, that'll result in a tarp that's more susceptible to tearing under heavy ...
by MacGlenver
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:33 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 46
Views: 1349

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

... to late fall and continues into late spring. MacGlenver, yeah I've done a few of the little 20x20's, but generally go with the 20x30's for my core structures. I strongly recommend that you do not cut down your tarps, if you do, that'll result in a tarp that's more susceptible to tearing under heavy ...
by trilobyte
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 46
Views: 1349

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

Realized that the guys that sell EMT shade structures conveniently put a parts list. Nice. http://wpstore.formandreform.com/products/shade-structure-36-x-20-base-kit-early-burn/
by MacGlenver
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:41 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 46
Views: 1349

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

... two sides. We also do angled side tarps, which provides both additional shade but a much better wind break. On an angle, and instead of fighting ... but a) it's spendy and b) doesn't block raindrops. This year, our major structures will be 3 20x30 with tarps (for kitchen and tents) around a 30x40 ...
by trilobyte
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:16 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 46
Views: 1349
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