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Old 09-07-2018, 07:39 PM   #1
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What we need...

... is some kind of device that you can plop into a campfire and have it generate power to charge your trailer's batteries. A thermocouple of some kind. Then I'd light a fire and join these kumbayah knotheads who have shown up at my campground for the weekend.

Yeah, I've had a beer or two this evening...
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:42 PM   #2
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Grab me the brain bleach, I now am listening to Mike's voice singing Kumbaya in my head.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:47 PM   #3
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There is this but all you get is 5 watts out of it.
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:32 PM   #4
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There is this but all you get is 5 watts out of it.
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Here's his chance to figure out how to adapt a stirling engine to a generator. The most I've seen one do is turn a fan on a stove but lets ignore physics since alcohol is involved .
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:59 PM   #5
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We had a thermopile on our old coal conversion furnace in the home place. It provided voltage to the thermostat. There was no fan on the furnace, only hot air rising out of the registers. Power would go out in the ice storms. We did not fear. Had heat, could cook, put refrigerated stuff in coolers on the back porch and used a kerosene lamp for light. Listened to radio on my crystal set. Wouldn’t trade those days for all the forced air, microwave , cable TV conveniences of today. Ever toast marshmallows in a cast iron skillet?
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:17 AM   #6
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We had a thermopile on our old coal conversion furnace in the home place. It provided voltage to the thermostat. There was no fan on the furnace, only hot air rising out of the registers. Power would go out in the ice storms. We did not fear. Had heat, could cook, put refrigerated stuff in coolers on the back porch and used a kerosene lamp for light. Listened to radio on my crystal set. Wouldn’t trade those days for all the forced air, microwave , cable TV conveniences of today. Ever toast marshmallows in a cast iron skillet?
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I think you were a natural born boy scout, Dave and I understand how your life mirrored some of those qualities, from being a fire watcher to camping, you are a good all around person!! I too long for the simpler way of life we had growing up, listening to the crystal radio and keeping time with the windup clocks.
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:12 AM   #7
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Hey Jim
Thanks for the kind words. We will miss you at the Falls next week. Hopefully next year will be better. Private message me with your address, I’ve got something to send to you that you need.
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:14 PM   #8
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Grab me the brain bleach, I now am listening to Mike's voice singing Kumbaya in my head.

Nope, I'm not singing anything. Last thing I want to hear is dogs howling.
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:39 PM   #9
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Howling

The last thing I ever want to hear are Coyotes howling on a cool night somewhere in the middle of Montana. A Merle Haggard line. Was it inspired by Patsy Montana singing “I want to be a cowboys sweetheart”?. We will probably never know for sure
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The last thing I ever want to hear are Coyotes howling on a cool night somewhere in the middle of Montana. A Merle Haggard line. Was it inspired by Patsy Montana singing “I want to be a cowboys sweetheart”?. We will probably never know for sure
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Hi: Iowa Dave... Don't need the "Middle of Montana". You'll hear them at the Riverside CG. Ouwoo!!! Alf
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