yurt


While hunting around for shade ideas to make the yurt even more thermally efficient, I found this couple who added a great shade structure to their yurt. They took care of all of the issues I’m looking at with my yurt. Here is the thread where I found the initial information.

Here is a pic of their shaded Yurt on the Playa.

Here is the happy couple. Cowboy and Connie. Truly amazing to see yet a second yurt transported on top of a car roof. Gives me great hope that my Honda wagon will handle the load well. This couple used a roof rack. I don’t see any additional straps. I’ll have to find out if they used any straps to hold the yurt in place at freeway speed.

Here is Zanes car with his yurt transported on the roof as well. Zane reported that his yurt slid back about 5 inches during transport. Does not look like a roof rack was used.

I’m making an entry way made from canvas to seal the door from letting in so much dust and to hold the door in a horizontal position. This will make a longer path for dust to have to travel to get into the yurt. Today I go hunting for more canvas to start this project.

The pole for this year is really nice. It will hold Camelbaks, clothes and even lighting.

One of the great benefits of going completely away from home on a trip is that my carb cravings go completely away. At Burning Man we had next to nothing for refined carbs to eat. I weighed 197lbs when I left for Burning Man. I’m now down into the 186-189 range. I never thought I’d get to under 190 like I did in the late 90’s. This same thing happened to me last year when I went to Brazil. Cravings were dead when I got back and my weight loss program was born. I’m only a dozen lbs above my high school weight of 175lbs. If I can ever get this damn thyroid under control, life should be quite sweet. It’s already vastly improved.

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