Wednesday, November 14, 2012

All Sorts of Things

Well it looks like the Colt ACE Conversion Kit has a buyer. A fellow got in contact with me about trading. After some discussion (it takes awhile to narrow down potential trades to stuff a person wants) we came to a deal. I will be getting a used Streamlight TLR-1 and a set of pretty nice soft body armor with a plate for the front. A pistol light was high on my list and the vest wasn't exactly in my plans but it is a good thing to have around. The great thing about trades is that nobody is out any money, which is tight everywhere, and both parties can trade stuff they are not using for stuff they can use.

I fired up the Coleman propane stove with one of the big canisters as a test run. For whatever reason it wouldn't work with one hose but after realizing we had multiple sets I just swapped it out. The In Laws probably had 3 of the sets that let you run a propane Coleman stove and lantern off a big refillable canister. The one that worked was put away with the stove in the box. More testing or research than I am willing to do would have to take place to really know but I suspect one of those BBQ sized propane bottles would run a Coleman stove for a really long time.

Continuing on our trek towards getting rid of all the unused and unneeded stuff in our lives called minimalism we have sold 2 strollers and a coffee table. Another stroller should get sold tomorrow. We started organizing all of Walkers old clothes. Some sentimental stuff as well as a small set of things in each size will be kept but the remainder (far more than our kid wore) will be sold. The money will go towards purchasing things we need or want for kiddo #2.

Yesterday I made some pretty good corn bread. It was the normal recipe plus a bit more than half a jalapeno and a 1/2 cup of cheese. It definitely brought some life to an otherwise average side dish. We will do it again.

Survival Blog mentioned that Walmart is going to be selling Savage pump shotguns for $169 on black Friday. I am a Remington/ Mossberg guy but if you need a shotgun this is a heck of a deal for a new shotgun in a viable defensive configuration.

Our friends at Camping Survival did a video on long term coffee storage.

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Anyway that is what's going on here.


Weaver said...

Outdoors coffee costs too much, although

I did buy a couple of cases from them and some other stuff. The beans were backordered for a month and then they only sent one case. I emailed them and they promptly sent the additional case.

It was only after they arrived that I thought, WTH, how about some green coffee beans on the inet?

Yup, $5 a pound in 50 lb box. They arrived and were promptly mylard, O2 depleted and sealed.

Michael said...

The advertised burn rate for a Coleman Stove is 1lb of propane per hour with both burners on high. I've never tested it, but from my use over the years that sounds about right.

highdesertlivin said...

You hit a nerve,I took my coleman heater on my elk hunt.While I was packing I held a second fuel hose in my hand,naaaah I wont need it.Well as we all know 2 is 1.....

Ryan said...

Highdesertlivin, I am not sure where FIL got these hoses, which were exactly for what, how old some were, etc. Personally I would be fine bringing one TESTED hose for a short trip. They are not something likely to just break all of a sudden.

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