i think not !! preparation is keyUgly Dougly wrote:No offense intended, but:
5tan wrote:i think not !! preparation is keyUgly Dougly wrote:No offense intended, but:
i like the idea of a so called monkey hut but i was thinking of something a little more convenient. rather then me spending a day running round trying to get parts to construct such a structure. i have tried to find out via eplayer and google but i think what we call things hear in the uk translate different when it comes to the us.
i was toying with the idea of an old parachute and a few sand bags but am unsure if it will stand up to playa winds.
5tan wrote:i missed the rebar out i was planing on using the bar as pegs like all suggest but sand bags to help stop it flapping in the wind.
my initial post was unclear my apologies
VultureChow wrote:Had to look up the fishing umbrella thing. Someone else brought up a similar product. All of those thin connector and hinges are just begging to be destroyed in the wind.
If you're going to try and rig something on the fly, try camo netting rather than the parachute. It won't catch the wind nearly as bad.
theCryptofishist wrote:I think the monkey hut fixings aren't going to be any harder to find than parachute and sandbags(?wtf).
some seeing eye wrote:I always suggest burners who fly in join a camp with infrastructure like shade, shower and some sort of kitchen. There is certainly a place for a camp of 1 or 2 with their own shade and seating out front. But it has always been more fun to me to be in a camp of 5-500 with those shared resources. As an international participant, and first timer, you are a welcome addition to a camp or village.
FIGJAM wrote:PVC cutter!
For about $10 you will love this thing!
Martiena wrote:I come from Canada to attend B.M. I spent a good year reading every piece of information out there, before my first ( solo ) burn. I read years back on eplaya and links to all over the web. It was great. I learned so much, not only for self reliance at B.M. but in the default world too. I paid way too much for extra luggage, but I had what I needed, except for rebay, hammers etc. The peace of mind ( knowing I could build my own shade structure etc. was worth the expense. ( But that's what worked for me ) Being self reliant is part of my makeup.
I ordered aluminet. It is wonderful stuff. Great shade ( it comes in different weaves, and accordingly tighter weave, denser shade.) When I arrived in Gerlach, there were a very nice couple selling it for much less than what I paid for it. They drove up from California to sell to the burners. I bought more from them.
I had rented a Suburban, and pitched my tent right next to it. I then secured the aluminet to the luggage rack on top of the vehicle , stretched it over my tent, and secured it behind my tent. The last part was more difficult.
I had shade, a small amount of privacy, and after drinking a few liters of Gateraid, was thrilled. I wasn't aware of how much fluid I lost during my escapade.
This was the first time I had ever pitched a tent. If I could do it...almost anyone can. Read, study, and read some more, until a common thread of ideas becomes clear. I would fall asleep thinking about that shade structure... I loved thinking about anything B.M. so I was happy.
Parachute, no. They are literally designed to catch the wind.
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