Magnetofunky Archives: 161-170


Episodes 170 - 161




Magnetofunky No. 162 - May 25, 2020,    Duration: 32:04

Episode Transcript

Image: A Baker Bivy tent design using two tarps smaller than 12x12 feet...

"Hot Zone"

Master/Disaster - Doubleplus Alright

Theory:
Tent Condo vs Bivy

Image: For a couple days after doing the show I played around with the 'Baker Bivy' designs. You can go from three pairs of tent poles to no poles, just guy lines and stakes. Six poles allows a small Baker-style rocket stove campfire...    Image: An example of uncut tarps using only two poles, placed between the rear 'vestibule' and the sleeping space, with back, sides and front staked and guyed down. A pair of two or three ft. poles placed at four feet provides more encolsed headroom in the 12 x 14 bivy; a 10 x 12 rain tarp works as well as it would be more openly staked...    Image: Detail, handlebar sling standoffs... Image: The standoffs clear 2.75 inchesfrom the bar, enough to move the sling body off the brake and shifting levers, though it still rests against the cables...   

Open Mic Stage: Bay Area Blitzpop...

Pillowhugger - Doubleplus Alright    Voices - TREZ MACHINE   

Geeknotes:
Testing, Testing...




Practice:
Mobile Control Panel...

Image: While shopping for the tarps, next up is the mobile power control panel. These cheap plastic dollar store tubs tend to crack and split easily, so I cut a piece of Plastruct to hold the actual components. This is the last piece from my ill-conceived powerbox project (I don't remember what I was gonna do with 600V DC strapped to my hip once the Ac part stopped working...)    Image: The dremel helped shape the toggle switch holes...
   Image: Access port for the controller cleared...   

One More Tune:
Rise - TREZ MACHINE






Magnetofunky No. 161 - May 04, 2020,    Duration: 43:06

Episode Transcript

Image: A Baker Bivy tent design using two tarps smaller than 12x12 feet...

"Extended Limbo"

Airborne 2 - Erik Wøllo

Theory:
Slow Lab

Image: 15A SPDT On-Off-On toggle switch for the mobile power plant control panel, picked up along with the steel cart wheels...    Image: Re: the mobile power plant, a good 12V 22Ah leisure battery is the Universal Power Group 12220, sold under Apex and a few other names...    Image: This is a good example of a 50W hikers and backpackers type solar panel...

Open Mic Stage: Bump Foot Netlabel Sampler...

Corrupt System - EE7A    Mãe D'Água (Bossa Exploitation) - Lavoura    Mess Around - Nilaesh

Geeknotes:
Covid Nazis...




Practice:
Baker Bivy...

Image: The handlebar extension bracket only extends 2.5 in...    Image: The weakest part of the $20 granny cart, wheels with plastic spokes. I doubt these would carry more than 50 lbs...    Image: Ace Hardware has the same size replacement steel and rubber wheels that the sales copy says has 150 lb. carry capacity. The steel spokes here are properly attached to the rim. The upgrade will make the granny cart a real cargo trailer...    Image: The steel wheels came in a few days early, so I rode over to the Haight-Ashbury Cole Hardware store (which reminded me that I need to do more riding regardless of the lockdown) and picked them up...    Image: Example of an old school Baker Tent, from Boy Scouts 'Handbook for Patrol Leaders 1949'...

One More Tune:
Reborn B - Rog






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