[Toorcamp] Camp infrastructure

miloh froggytoad at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 16:44:50 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 4:57 AM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:

> First and foremost I would like to point out this page...
> http://wiki.toorcamp.org/wiki/FAQ
> If you haven't done desert camping, thinking of bringing everything you'll
> need for a few days, including water, food, tp, etc.
> -- Kitchen
> * Do we need/want one? That is a shade structure that'll block the wind and
> sun, with places to cook and clean things.
> * I'm planning on bringing my own ultralight camping stove and pots with a
> very limited supply of fuel for myself. I saw a camp stove at 83c abut a
> month ago, wonder if its still there.
> * Water, I would recommend 1-2 gallons per day per person (I'd say 6
> gallons per person for the whole event would work well). I have one 13
> gallon container and one 8 gallon container that I wouldn't mind sharing if
> others can deal with hauling it in/out. I have one more 13 gallon container
> that is missing in action, will try to track down.
> * Should we setup a means to deal with gray water, pack it out?

We need a kitchen.  There's a lot of folks coming up from very far away,
some of them will appreciate a Noisebridge area for grub and socializing --
and from what I read on the site, the Toorcamp food is a big unknown.  The
Noisebridge group can fill in the gaps or provide something nourishing and
different (and vegan for those who want it!).

To that end, I am intent on building a Noisebridge cantina at Toorcamp, and
I am bringing a bucky-structure (the one at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUmYAvaNrPo&feature=channel_page ), tables, a
gas stove, kitchen supplies, and enough food to, well, eat.  I'll take a
large amount of water in to share, in the back of my pickup truck.

If you can help out or pitch in, great!

> -- Shade structures
> http://www.wunderground.com/US/WA/Moses_Lake.html
> Highs in the mid 80s to low 90s, winds of up to 20mph. Lows in the 50s at
> night, and also in the silo. Some posts on the Google Group says highs up to
> 100 during that time of the year. Bring sun screen if you're whiter then me.
> * I have a Monkeyhut (http://www.chromatest.net/Lovemonkey/), if it
> doesn't go out to 4th of Juplaya I am thinking of bringing it to Toor for my
> own tent and possibly to share with someone else.
> * Through Ardent I have access to a number of Costco carports. Here's a
> photo of David standing in one.
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/mooflyfoof/236644786/
> If we want 1 (maybe 2) it shouldn't be a problem to borrow. Someone with a
> car would have to show up at NIMBY and we'd need to do an inspection to make
> sure we have all of the parts.
> * I have a lawn chair that I may or may not bring.
> * Lighting, I think it best to just bring our own individual lights.

The geodesic could be used as shade or kitchen, depending on what else is
available and appropriate.
Perhaps 2 structures should be brought up and combined or nestled somehow?

> -- Power
> It sounds like unless our camp requests it directly, we will be powerless.
> Anyone got any renewable energy hookups? Solar? Wind?

> Jake: Have you made a request for power?
> -- Tents
> After a quick glance at their Google Group, it sounds like the ground is
> soft and slightly muddy. With the wind picking up to about 20mph, I would
> recommend folks bring rebar for stakes and tarps to put under their tents.

I am bringing my small camping gear bag, tarps and gear for a small seperate
sleeping area .  Anyone else can use the dome!

Rubin Abdi
rubin at starset.net
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