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Re: Rental Tents?

... but is trashing their tent a way to go? Please, read up on tents and shade structures here. If you hook up with a camp, it's totally possible that they will take it off ...
by theCryptofishist
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:47 am
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Rental Tents?
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Need veteran advice about Burning Express

... participants need a plan for that bike (tent, water containers, shade structures...) after. It's important. Burners are committed to leave no trace, and that includes ...
by some seeing eye
Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:25 am
 
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Need veteran advice about Burning Express
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Cube Shade Shelter

I really dislike rigid PVC structures. They tend to snap. Monkey huts by contrast are designed to bend and sway with the wind. Depending on how much cloth you put through the wound twine and how much wind resistance your structure presents ...
by FossaFerox
Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:19 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Cube Shade Shelter
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: First time burner seeking company!!

... on this forum who can help you figure out your food, water, shelter, shade, lighting, wardrobe, and transportation logistics, but they've probably ... talking about on the forums here. ;) Obviously RVs and more advanced structures are more comfortable, but they're also more expensive and relatively ...
by FossaFerox
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:00 pm
 
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: First time burner seeking company!!
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: simple shade design: EMT + shadecloth

... isn't quite as sturdy as the poles used in those pictures. When EMT structures are built they TYPICALLY use canopy fittings to stabilize the ... a strong draft can potentially bend the shit out of them. With 70% shade cloth it might be okay, but I'd be nervous... When I say canopy fittings ...
by FossaFerox
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:34 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: simple shade design: EMT + shadecloth
Replies: 14
Views: 484

Re: simple shade design: EMT + shadecloth

... know that I'd call canopies that came with kodiak tents 'legit style shade' for anything other than backyard or woods camping. Legit shade on ... the clearance allows airflow to disperse it. Yes, conduit frame structures use standard EMT conduit and then steel fittings for the corners ...
by trilobyte
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:33 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: simple shade design: EMT + shadecloth
Replies: 14
Views: 484

Re: simple shade design: EMT + shadecloth

... resource. That's a great structure (though it's skimpy as far as shade goes, IMO) - but it is worth noting that it only works because of the ... I use heavy duty silver-on-silver tarps that block UV for the main structures, and a 70% aluminet for our central courtyard space (provides ...
by trilobyte
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:05 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: simple shade design: EMT + shadecloth
Replies: 14
Views: 484

Catching Up

... I've: read tons of posts here decided that geodesic domes make cool shade structures built a model 2V dome out of soda straws (see below) read tons of posts here determined ...
by Dobonian
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:32 pm
 
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 446
Views: 8543

Re: Shade Cloth Color Question

... the black shade cloth has a higher emissivity, which means it absorb and emit light (and heat). The ... works. Now go back and read what can happen with black interiors for some structures, and with some with light interiors, keeping in mind reflectance & absorption ...
by Canoe
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:20 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Shade Cloth Color Question
Replies: 20
Views: 485

Re: Alaskan here, Unsure of how to cope with weather!

... everybody does. You will see a great deal of discussion about shade structures on this board. An other thing, which you will like, is the low humidity. In 10 -- ...
by Elliot
Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Alaskan here, Unsure of how to cope with weather!
Replies: 29
Views: 658

Re: Eridu Society 2014

... off edges and very simple textures - and the modeling for our camp's shade structures and other back-end stuff was very basic. All the slotted wood components are CNC ...
by trilobyte
Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:48 pm
 
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Eridu Society 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Re: Guide Gear 10'x10' Teepee tent

... plain is 14.2 lbs/sq.ft. (1065 lbs. for this tent). With surrounding structures, the wind can get channeled, and that's where the force can go ... . You can hope, but you can't rely upon it. Those camps that have shade structures for tents that are made of shade cloth on the sides and ...
by Canoe
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:08 am
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Guide Gear 10'x10' Teepee tent
Replies: 21
Views: 567

Re: First timer from Sydney - eep!

... should have a second structure over it, such as a canvas carport, for shade. A tent alone will turn into a solar oven. Lots of information here on ePlaya about shade structures. Yes, there is much to be learned -- and it is all soooo worth the effort! ...
by Elliot
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:51 am
 
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: First timer from Sydney - eep!
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

... there, as well as powering other peoples' amazing adventures. All the shade structures I've designed are still coming to the playa in one form or another, it's nice knowing ...
by trilobyte
Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:09 pm
 
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 446
Views: 8543

Re: Playa Project Work In Progress 2014

... circles to approximate the size and general shape of your camp's tents, shade structures, domes, and cars. That way you can make sure you have enough space for what you ...
by trilobyte
Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Project Work In Progress 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 891

Re: Planning a modified shelter for an art installation

... is especially important that if your installation is going to include a shade structure of some sort, that structure be both a low risk of failure ... hurt someone. It's also worth mentioning that people build shade structures out in the open playa pre-event all the time, the temple's crew ...
by trilobyte
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:37 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Planning a modified shelter for an art installation
Replies: 18
Views: 411

Re: How Many Virgins Do Their Research???

... rental. No swapping out items or only taking the tent, but not the shade structure and sleeping bag. I'm sure he'd let you decline them but ... really. Exactly my point, how are all these rental bikes, tents, shade structures and air mattresses going to be cleaned after 2014 so the 2015 ...
by BBadger
Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:55 am
 
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How Many Virgins Do Their Research???
Replies: 51
Views: 1227

Re: How Many Virgins Do Their Research???

... rental. No swapping out items or only taking the tent, but not the shade structure and sleeping bag. I'm sure he'd let you decline them but ... needed. Exactly my point, how are all these rental bikes, tents, shade structures and air mattresses going to be cleaned after 2014 so the 2015 ...
by 9ah
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:36 pm
 
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How Many Virgins Do Their Research???
Replies: 51
Views: 1227

Re: Locking up Cooking Materials?

... site), I suspect that you'll find plenty of information on the topic of shade structures. It's quite a logistical challenge, but part of the fun is figuring it all out. ...
by trilobyte
Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:10 pm
 
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Locking up Cooking Materials?
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: Locking up Cooking Materials?

You can set up a kitchen area within a shade structure of some kind. We used a hefty pop-up canopy, reinforced with guy ... We cut U-shaped slits in the tarp for wind relief (see other posts on shade structures, monkey hut, tarps, etc). Never had a problem w/ theft, but we make it ...
by asr9754
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:31 pm
 
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Locking up Cooking Materials?
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: Shade for industry, shade for the head.

@ vachot: Look at pictures of other structures that have survived wind on the playa. It is unlikely that a bunch of 2 x 2 's will support a sheet of plywood when the wind get above about 20 - 30 mph. Take a look at Ranger outposts and how they ...
by EspressoDude
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:27 am
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Shade for industry, shade for the head.
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Shade for industry, shade for the head.

... our art, KognitoKhan, on the playa this year and we want to provide shade shelters for our patrons. Question is, what kind of shelters? We're thinking simple structures made of a few sheets of plywood and a few 2x2's or something, strong enough ...
by vachot
Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:25 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Shade for industry, shade for the head.
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Shade for those who fly

... some angled walls --- for the OP: i also noticed some really minimalist structures that seemed to hold up one thing to consider is how 'permanent' you need your shade to be and how flexible you can or want to be about managing it do you need a place ...
by 48_love
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:08 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Shade for those who fly
Replies: 29
Views: 753

Re: Shade for those who fly

... things about the picture you posted is that it is NOT a tarp . It's shade cloth. Wind can go through it so it doesn't become a total kite. Other ... Poles made of metal (rigid) rather than PVC (flexible) As for tension structures in general, I dislike how much space they waste with the guylines ...
by FossaFerox
Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:39 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Shade for those who fly
Replies: 29
Views: 753

What is YOUR favorite group shade hangout structure?

... hoping that some of you might share your opinions about what the best shade structures are for large groups. Last year we had a shaded area that was comprised of multiple ...
by Kyanite
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:33 am
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: What is YOUR favorite group shade hangout structure?
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Shade for those who fly

... all the time? :wink: :lol: tensioned tarps don't give a big amount of shade, but do work. I used a kelty tripod shade for a couple years and it ... guides showing exactly what people need to do to make sure pop-up shade structures stay in place, instead of what is inside the instruction booklet ...
by BBadger
Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:30 am
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Shade for those who fly
Replies: 29
Views: 753

Re: Shade for those who fly

Do some digging around on the boards, there are quite a few threads about different kinds of shade structures, many of which are pulled together without too much effort using supplies readily available in the Reno area.
by trilobyte
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:11 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Shade for those who fly
Replies: 29
Views: 753

Re: Shade for those who fly

Or take the hippie route and sleep in center camp, some other random shade or sleep at night and be up days. If it's your first year don't make ... here, there are places, next to RVs, connected to others vehicles or structures, etc. where you could fit in, as long as you are personable and ...
by Lonesomebri
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:50 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Shade for those who fly
Replies: 29
Views: 753

Shade for those who fly

I've been reading various posts about monkey huts and other shade structures. I'm interested in getting an idea of what the people who fly in hue for shade. I know ...
by peyote2004
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:07 pm
 
Forum: Shelter & Camping
Topic: Shade for those who fly
Replies: 29
Views: 753
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