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Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby Funkpocket » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:30 pm

We are driving from Florida, and are thinking of useful things to keep an eye out for at yard sales. Ex. Hose clamps, bungee cords, ratchet straps ect.

I want to bring a lot of a few practical items, rather than a few of a wide variety of items.

What items would be the most helpful on the playa?
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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby Savannah » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:34 pm

Spring clamps. Work gloves. Zip Ties. Caribeeners. Small LED lights on lanyards. Tiny screwdriver/screw kits for sunglasses. Duct tape. Electrical tape.
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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:34 pm

Spring clamps, extra rope, spray bottles, gorella tape, and stakes to name just a few. 8)
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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby CapSmashy » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:53 pm

#2 phillip screw driver bits.

assorted nuts and bolts and screws.

bike repair stuff like bike chains sections
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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby Drawingablank » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:54 pm

Tennis Balls
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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby waxpraxis » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:56 pm

Grommet repair stuff would be handy I'm sure!
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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby Sic Pup » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:04 pm

Disregard.

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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby Funkpocket » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:25 pm

[quote="CapSmashy"]#2 phillip screw driver bits.

assorted nuts and bolts and screws.

bike repair stuff like bike chains sections[/quote]

What are the most popular nut and bolt sizes?
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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby Savannah » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:45 pm

Ohhh, in addition to bike chains: bike TUBES. These suckers only cost $3 or so for a 26", but when you need one . . . you really need one.
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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby Just_Joe » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:32 pm

Funkpocket wrote:What are the most popular nut and bolt sizes?

obvious jokes aside ...

5/16" or 3/8" in various lengths (1", 3") would probably be the most useful. Bring washers for holes that are too big and a cordless drill w/bit for holes that are a bit too small.
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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby capjbadger » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:22 pm

weather man wrote:
Funkpocket wrote:What are the most popular nut and bolt sizes?

obvious jokes aside ...

5/16" or 3/8" in various lengths (1", 3") would probably be the most useful. Bring washers for holes that are too big and a cordless drill w/bit for holes that are a bit too small.

..and condoms and lube for holes that are juuust right. :lol:

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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby SnowBlind » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:58 am

Drawingablank wrote:Tennis Balls


OMG yes!

In case it isn't clear, Tennis Balls to put over exposed rebar. You could bring a thousand and find enough exposed rebar to cover use them all.
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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:41 pm

SnowBlind wrote:
Drawingablank wrote:Tennis Balls


OMG yes!

In case it isn't clear, Tennis Balls to put over exposed rebar. You could bring a thousand and find enough exposed rebar to cover use them all.


I believe these are also popular for bike kickstands to keep them from sinking into the playa.
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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby Eddie » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:26 pm

grommet kits, tarp grip clips, cheap tarps for when someones tarp gets shredded.

Is this stuff "for sale"?
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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby Elliot » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:34 pm

I saw grommet kits and grip clips at Wallyworld the other day.
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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby ygmir » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:40 pm

rope big enough to push things around with.
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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby Savannah » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:50 pm

Eddie wrote:grommet kits, tarp grip clips, cheap tarps for when someones tarp gets shredded.

Is this stuff "for sale"?


Nope. It can't be. :)

People running these camps find ways to collect stuff for free or cheap throughout the year, and then give it away. This is how the bars, cafés and costume camps operate, and AntiM's Home for Wayward Art, I believe. And so on, except for ice and coffee.
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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby Bounce530 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:24 am

Feather boas...lots and lots of feather boas!













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Re: Ideas for things to stock at a playa hardware store

Postby Bob » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:10 am

Copies of the map, theme camp guide, etc.

Screw that, just bring old copies of Piss Clear.
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