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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby 171/348 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:44 pm

100 AAA and 100 AA batteries came in the mail. They were a Woot! the other day. $14 a pack for alkalines that tested well and got good reviews (AC Delco brand). Between all the blink and playa gifting, I'm probably good on batteries for a couplea three years. In my day to day I almost exclusively use rechargeables but there's just way too much light up stuff to go that route at Burning Man.
I should make a list of what little coin batteries I need for my stuff and pick up a bulk pile of them too. I didn't think of that last year and the long story short version of that is that no matter how cool the green Spiderman glasses are, if I wear them on blink I end up like the lady scientist in The Andromeda Strain. And don't get me started on laying in the tent and then not laying but still in the tent squinting through the dust cloud sitting up created trying to figure out where that last flashing light is coming from in the pile of dust and clothes strewn about.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:12 pm

171/348 wrote:t no matter how cool the green Spiderman glasses are, if I wear them on blink I end up like the lady scientist in The Andromeda Strain.

whoa, awesome obscure reference!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby AntiM » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:34 pm

New hydration packs for us both today at Costco. We didn't really need new ones, but ours have never been 100% satisfactory. Oh, we put the good Camelbak bladders in, but the old outer packs were meh. These have all sorts of pockets and zippery goodness. Local company too, and very well priced, half what they are online. I even got a small one for neighborhood walkabouts.

Plus some flats of fizzy stuff and a small selection of hydration drinkys.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:01 pm

New tires for the Land Yacht. Not sure if it's just age or the corrosive playa is hard on rubber, but the sidewalls were so cracked up I was afraid to inflate them to operating pressure. Gonna mount them up myself, one of my buddies has a tire machine. Could you imagine driving it into Les Schwab to have them do it?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:04 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:New tires for the Land Yacht. Gonna mount them up myself, one of my buddies has a tire machine. Could you imagine driving it into Les Schwab to have them do it?

would you be rotating those fore to aft? or port to starboard?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:54 pm

portable toilet ordered and due to arrive monday
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:57 pm

Did you get the Comfort-Shit 3000, or the Ass-O-Matic?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby winebuff » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:10 pm

Got my shower situation figured out and the monkey hut is up. Just waiting for the aluminet to show up to finish it off. Time for a cocktail :mrgreen:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby burner von braun » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:22 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:Did you get the Comfort-Shit 3000, or the Ass-O-Matic?


..or you could add a touch of class and go with the 'Dapper Crapper'
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:08 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:Did you get the Comfort-Shit 3000, or the Ass-O-Matic?


:lol:
neither. i went with the super-squat deluxe.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:31 am

clocksnmirrors wrote:
:lol:
neither. i went with the super-squat deluxe.


Ooooooooh!!! The Super-Squat Deluxe has the solar heated seat and the hand-pump bidet!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby 171/348 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:23 pm

Based on the suggestions I've read here, I joined Good Sam today and signed up for their roadside assistance package. I went with the basic, would either of the upgraded ones have been better?
Hoping to pick up the behemoth tomorrow or Tuesday.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:39 pm

I like the long distance towing upgrade that triple A has in their premium offering.
today I found my glasses under the baseboard heater. hello middle distance, haven't missed you much. Long distance and close... you are still out of range.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby winebuff » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:21 pm

I have the AAA towing also for car and RV. Wouldn't leave home without it. Best to compare each and see what fits best for you.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:33 pm

171/348 wrote:Hoping to pick up the behemoth tomorrow or Tuesday.


That's a hell of a rig! I'm envious...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Milayna » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:11 pm

Ticket arrived!!!! :D :D :D

Also finished my food spreadsheet....want to make sure every meal is covered, and that this year not every meal is canned salmon.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:08 am

was at the value village in tigard or yesterday they had 5 fur coats for under 20.00 , one was a leopard print , by the time I left the leopard print one was in someones cart.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby oly14 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:00 pm

Built my monkey hut on Sunday. I clearly didn't give enough forethought to how big 14'x24' really is. :shock: Building it in my backyard was good practice and I now know to add a step ladder to my list of items to bring.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Milayna » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:47 pm

oly14 wrote:Built my monkey hut on Sunday. I clearly didn't give enough forethought to how big 14'x24' really is. :shock: Building it in my backyard was good practice and I now know to add a step ladder to my list of items to bring.


A stepladder is a great idea. I didn't think of that last year, but was able to improvise and stand on the cardboard boxes housing my 2.5 gallon water jugs. It actually worked well enough I'll be doing it again, but a stepladder would probably be easier/safer!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:22 pm

Plus you'll need one to steal street signs. (Oops. Did I really say that?)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:23 pm

Ratty wrote:Plus you'll need one to steal street signs on Labor Day or later, so you don't needlessly slow down Emergency Services. (Oops. Did I really say that?)


Fixed that for ya . . .
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:14 pm

tatonka wrote:was at the value village in tigard or yesterday they had 5 fur coats for under 20.00 , one was a leopard print , by the time I left the leopard print one was in someones cart.

Wait, I'm all confused by the coy passive voice construction. Did you buy the leopard print or did you miss out?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:20 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
tatonka wrote:was at the value village in tigard or yesterday they had 5 fur coats for under 20.00 , one was a leopard print , by the time I left the leopard print one was in someones cart.

Wait, I'm all confused by the coy passive voice construction. Did you buy the leopard print or did you miss out?


Was just saying they went fast , guess fur is popular. I did not buy it , but they were cheap.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TT120 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:43 pm

Picked up a cheap used 4 person tent on CL today. It's tall enough that I can stand up in it and the best part is the only mesh is the door and windows which have covers. The pole setup is a little dodgy but I'm pretty sure I can guy it down in a few places and it should be fine inside my monkey hut.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:15 pm

I would try to replace those polls with some 1/2" EMT. 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TT120 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:33 pm

FIGJAM wrote:I would try to replace those polls with some 1/2" EMT. 8)

That is an excellent idea! :D :D

I could also just "hang" it inside my hut with bungee cords.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:07 pm

So the Land Yacht now has fresh tires, new brakes, it's running great, no oil leak, and the rear suspension is beefed up so it's not bottomed out all the time. Whew.
Now finally it's time for the more glamourous part, new paint, new lighting, new interior.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:16 pm

Woot woot! Are you going to crack a bottle on it? You should!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby MikeGyver » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:47 pm

Re-measured my camo nets today so now I'm covered in playa. Only 9 more weeks to the day till I'm on the road!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby trilobyte » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:16 pm

Aside from being moopy (just say no to broken glass on the playa), it's a waste of a perfectly good bottle of bubbly for a vehicle that's been going to the playa for many years. I say celebrate her triumphant return to the playa in style with drinks of choice. Of course, that's after the new paint, new lighting, new interior :D

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