Wind vs. Camp?

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Wind vs. Camp?

Postby kubikub » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:52 pm

I've read some posts that suggest facing your tent and shade and even parking your car according to the directions that the sun rises, the wind is most likely to blow, etc. etc., and was wondering if anyone had some insight as to what the best directional setup for my camp would be.
I'm going to be building a monkeyhut and setting my tent up under part of it. I'll also have two cars to use as windbreakers.
I believe I remember reading it's best to set the monkeyhut up facing north/south? Something about letting the winds pass through as opposed to throwing the hut somewhere over the playa.
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Postby Token » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:35 am

Don't try to catch the wind with the hut. Try to make it orthogonal to the wind so you can take refuge in there in a whiteout.

Look at the map. Look at the air strip at the airport. It will be lined up with the most common wind direction.
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Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:38 am

most common wind direction.......being a general term.

at any given time, the wind can come from any direction..........and, strong.
There are prevailing winds, but, especially when a big "dust devil" comes across........it can go anywhere.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:56 am

At our theme camp last year, the prevailing wind was quickly pretty apparent and I wanted to park the vehicles in a line along the upwind perimeter line of our camp. It was along the main thoroughfare, so I let the virgins in my party talk me out of it.

The wind continued to blow most strongly from that quarter, and I daresay that we would have had a more pleasant time if we had erected such a barrier.

The Ranger camp along my street did the same, BTW.
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:26 am

Murphy's Law is a law for a reason. No matter how you situate your tent or camp to counteract the wind, you will choose the wrong direction.
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Postby Token » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:55 am

So build the whole thing on a giant Lazy Susan.
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Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:05 am

Token wrote:So build the whole thing on a giant Lazy Susan.


+1
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Postby Fire_Moose » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:21 am

Then if the wind blows just right you got a carousel too
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Postby some seeing eye » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:41 pm

Morning sun on a sleeping spot is a beast. The most opaque shade materials in that direction and angle make it better. Wind and sunrise/set are near crossed.
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Postby Elorrum » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:28 pm

re the thread title: hope for a tie.
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