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by Happy Glamper
Tue Jan 31, 2023 8:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Pre-heat alcohol bottles
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Pre-heat alcohol bottles

I have a 639c but I dislike the alcohol squeeze bottle. I'd like something I can actually cap for transport.

Are there any better options out there? I really wanna minimize my fuel containers as I only use alcohol for the lantern.

Thanks, fellas!
by Happy Glamper
Sun Jan 29, 2023 2:55 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Rare typewriter?
Replies: 27
Views: 553

Re: OT Rare typewriter?

I can confirm that I've never seen anything but qwerty in person in all my years of pounding keys.

I can just imagine the feel of that keystroke.. heh. Nice item.
by Happy Glamper
Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:43 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Found me a pair of bottle openers..
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Found me a pair of bottle openers..

With a pristine green cooler attached! no cracks.. no warped bottom.. 6 96 date code = summer of luv, right?

Got myself an upgrade now. It's also a bit taller than the red one it's sitting on.

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by Happy Glamper
Sat Jan 28, 2023 11:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Lye powder question
Replies: 16
Views: 254

Re: Lye powder question

The amount you need depends on how warm the bath temp is (cooler is much slower) and how long you want to wait for it to be 'done'. I tend to be very aggressive with most dips/soaks and have a fresh water bath/hose ready nearby. I use the pure crystals, too. Just be careful. Alkaline burns like this...
by Happy Glamper
Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 100% virgin wool blankets for camping?
Replies: 23
Views: 427

Re: 100% virgin wool blankets for camping?

I like to use a fleece sleeping bag as a liner for common 30* bags and add from there. Goodwill stores are a good source for camp bedding.

And definitely get off the ground in the cold.
by Happy Glamper
Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:58 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Picked up a NOS? water bag
Replies: 17
Views: 243

Re: Picked up a NOS? water bag

Those in NOS condition are worth a pretty penny, but the value as a user is not great, because while the water is safe to drink, it has that "canvas" taste and there are better ways to carry drinking water. These were used in the old days commonly to carry extra radiator water, needed when antifree...
by Happy Glamper
Sat Jan 21, 2023 4:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Picked up a NOS? water bag
Replies: 17
Views: 243

Picked up a NOS? water bag

I know absolutely nothing about them and I don't remember ever seeing one in person until now. I generally look for things I intend to use but my spidey sense tingled on this one. And therein lies my dilemma. I have no practical use for it (despite actually living in a desert) but what are my chance...
by Happy Glamper
Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:48 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Friends needed to go hunting, camping, racing?
Replies: 18
Views: 391

Re: Friends needed to go hunting, camping, racing?

I go shooting often and most of the time I'm alone. I'm a huge bolt action fan and usually shoot for distance out in the desert.
by Happy Glamper
Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200 U-Tube Observations
Replies: 21
Views: 366

Re: 200 U-Tube Observations

My 12/51 xmas has a single piece U/venturi. Seems they shoulda just stuck with that design.
by Happy Glamper
Wed Jan 18, 2023 7:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Shoot first, ask questions later?
Replies: 53
Views: 1401

Re: Shoot first, ask questions later?

"Shoot first, ask questions later" is possibly one of the last things I want to hear from any gun owner.

I say this as a lifelong gun owner. Protect yourself and others from harm, sure, but when people start hoping for situations to legally kill each other I start having a few questions..
by Happy Glamper
Wed Jan 18, 2023 7:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Friends needed to go hunting, camping, racing?
Replies: 18
Views: 391

Re: Friends needed to go hunting, camping, racing?

Rarely, but I find it's more fun in most cases. I can also relax a bit more because I know I'm much better off in an emergency if I'm not alone.

On the flip side, I do enjoy camping with just the dog and seeing what I run out of first.. food, water, fuel, entertainment..
by Happy Glamper
Thu Jan 12, 2023 7:38 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What kind of music are you in the mood for today?
Replies: 27
Views: 356

Re: What kind of music are you in the mood for today?

I was listening to some yacht rock while enjoying some scotch (great combo) until Steely Dan came on and now that's what's playing tonight. Peter Gabriel almost got me with them Tony Levin chops, though.
by Happy Glamper
Tue Jan 03, 2023 6:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Christmas Ornaments & more for sale! Post #25
Replies: 26
Views: 522

Re: Input Needed for Christmas tree ornament idea

The idea of putting marketing materials on a xmas tree only works for me if you're doing it sarcastically and include a bunch of other brands. That being said, you can still hang it anywhere else, any time of the year since there's no snowflakes n whatnot on it. Maybe lose the tab and glue a magnet ...
by Happy Glamper
Mon Jan 02, 2023 5:16 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ot but for on topic threading set question/got it sorted
Replies: 36
Views: 620

Re: Ot but for on topic threading set question

I'm +1 on a cheap set for chasing/minor thread repairs, but I'd include soft metals like aluminum or brass as well. I use mine often, usually to repair some random bolt. One thing you won't wanna use are the handles. I got a nice ratcheting one off the Matco truck, but I'd never recommend it. You ha...
by Happy Glamper
Mon Jan 02, 2023 3:55 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Do I fire it up?
Replies: 19
Views: 554

Re: Do I fire it up?

Thanks everybody for the great advice. There are certainly pros and cons with either course of action. I have one son who camps and one who doesn’t. I’ve decided to go camping with my camper son, and together we’ll fire up the stove and use it. That’ll create memories for both of us, and way down t...
by Happy Glamper
Sun Jan 01, 2023 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Best mantles
Replies: 24
Views: 605

Re: Best mantles

Peerless are definitely tougher than Coleman, but are far more yellow for the 21A size. They also cost quite a bit more, 21A are still at my local Walmart for $3.97/4 mantles :) I prefer Silk-Lite for 21A size, but those are a bit costly... Coleman #11 SUCK. Both of the mantles that came with my 63...
by Happy Glamper
Sat Dec 31, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Best mantles
Replies: 24
Views: 605

Re: Best mantles

hrmmnnn...

I keep seeing complaints about the green bag coleman 21's being too fragile. Totally not my experience at all. I've taken a few of mine over 60 miles of rough road and they all remain intact.

I got into this just before the change to red bags, so maybe the tail end production was ok?
by Happy Glamper
Sat Dec 24, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Merry Christmas Eve Light Up
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Merry Christmas Eve Light Up

Bit early for me still, but I'm ready with my xtra-jolly (12/51) xmas 200A!

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by Happy Glamper
Tue Dec 20, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Can somebody please explain this black magic?
Replies: 17
Views: 527

Re: Can somebody please explain this black magic?

Just as a test:- This time, heat-cure the mantle fully without opening the fuel valve. Do it thoroughly with a MAPP or propane torch(it might shrink further). Shoot the mantle with the torch flame until it glows vivid white all over - to make sure all volatizable chemicals are driven off. Allow it ...
by Happy Glamper
Tue Dec 20, 2022 2:25 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Can somebody please explain this black magic?
Replies: 17
Views: 527

Can somebody please explain this black magic?

So, you set your new mantle on fire after tying it on, leaving behind essentially an ash lattice, right? At this point, trying to touch or move it would destroy it, yeah?

So how TF does the mantle puff up without exploding on your first burn?
by Happy Glamper
Thu Dec 15, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Good lantern to actually use
Replies: 66
Views: 1668

Re: Good lantern to actually use

I don't know much about lanterns. I did buy a nice 220J that I don't want to scratch up, but I have a small horse farm and want to have a lantern that I can use a couple of times a week to use in the tractor shed and in the woods instead of my iPhone light. What's a good lantern to use a few times ...
by Happy Glamper
Thu Dec 15, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I HATE THIS WEATHER!
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: I HATE THIS WEATHER!

No ammo shortage at my house.. :D
(Pressing a run of 1k 10mm)
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by Happy Glamper
Wed Dec 07, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Update on Removal of MIC Imprint
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Update on Removal of MIC Imprint

I recently did this on my new 639c and the tldr of the other thread was

"Hydrochloric Acid"

I used lysol brand toilet bowl cleaner. Anything in gel form is great for being more selective (I masked the coleman logo).
by Happy Glamper
Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Vent hazing
Replies: 52
Views: 691

Re: Vent hazing

Sweet! I have a kiln I use to fuse glass for making telescope mirror blanks, so this is easily within my capabilities. I'll have to remember this if/when I need it.

BTW, you can prolly craigslist a small kiln easily/cheap enough. I saw a number of them back when I was looking for mine.
by Happy Glamper
Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fortress of solitude.
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: Fortress of solitude.

Pretty much my entire house has been a shop or studio of some kind for a decade now, haha! I have waaaay too many hobbies.
by Happy Glamper
Sun Dec 04, 2022 4:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman Online Sale
Replies: 100
Views: 2134

Re: Coleman Online Sale

Mine's dated 11 22 and has thick paint.

Sweet deal for 60 bucks!
by Happy Glamper
Tue Nov 29, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Crown fuel PSA
Replies: 33
Views: 725

Re: Crown fuel PSA

No fees for me, just tax.
by Happy Glamper
Tue Nov 29, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Watches.
Replies: 62
Views: 1688

Re: Watches.

I've had my eye on a Speedy for about a year now. I used to be limited to pocket watches due to my rather dainty wrists (I could easily cover my pinky nail with my thumb when I wrapped them around my other wrist - lol), but now that I can just barely touch my pinky with my thumb means a sports watch...
by Happy Glamper
Tue Nov 29, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Crown fuel PSA
Replies: 33
Views: 725

Re: Crown fuel PSA

Love this place, Thanks Jim!!!

I had no idea this was going on. Got myself the last one from one store, and 3 more from another.

Killer deal! and just after the whole 60 dollar 639 lantern, too!
by Happy Glamper
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman Online Sale
Replies: 100
Views: 2134

Re: Coleman Online Sale

I couldn't resist, don't have any kerosene lanterns yet.

.. and having 9 lanterns is an odd number, so I needed a 10th.
by Happy Glamper
Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Target deal - 285 insane price
Replies: 61
Views: 1380

Re: Target deal - 285 insane price

It's almost like buying a case and funnel gets you a free lantern.

Mine has the metal cap, dated 3/22
by Happy Glamper
Sat Nov 19, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Beer experts, I need a LOW hop beer.
Replies: 25
Views: 477

Re: Beer experts, I need a LOW hop beer.

A session IPA probably wouldn’t be to bad. Do you need a lite beer? Or something with some body? I forgot to mention an important detail. The ideal alcohol content is a minimum of 6%. I realize this limits a pretty good section of the beer market, but I’ll check the content of the suggestion 👍👍👍 Ye...
by Happy Glamper
Sat Nov 19, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Beer experts, I need a LOW hop beer.
Replies: 25
Views: 477

Re: Beer experts, I need a LOW hop beer.

I'd say a hefeweizen is probably the lowest in my experience.
by Happy Glamper
Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:06 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Full refurbish of high quality Zebco 33.
Replies: 20
Views: 335

Re: Full refurbish of high quality Zebco 33.

Oh man, I haven't laid eyes on one of those in ages. As a kid, those zebcos were what I grabbed 90 % of the time fishing for trout. I always liked them more than the other style my dad had with the reel below the rod that has that bar you gotta flip. (Can you tell I don't do a lot of fishing? Lol) C...
by Happy Glamper
Sat Nov 19, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Campin'!
Replies: 28
Views: 488

Re: Campin'!

Brandon on your wood stove; what are the folding racks for? Just a place to put a hot pan/pot? Or a drying rack? (Could be both I suppose) When I was building stoves, a heavier plate top and bottom, and thinner sides gave a good balance for fast heat when cold, and then longer lasting radiant heat ...
by Happy Glamper
Sat Nov 19, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Campin'!
Replies: 28
Views: 488

Re: Campin'!

Actually the Bell tents are not to bad to setup. I grew up with a US army 5 man arctic tent (the bells are modeled on them..), and even with the complexity of my dad replacing the center pole with a tripod, (nine 5 ft sections of antenna mat with 3 tied together at the top with a hook for the ring ...
by Happy Glamper
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Campin'!
Replies: 28
Views: 488

Re: Campin'!

Brandon How much have you used yours? Is the quality good? Had it almost exactly a year now and I've used it at least 10 times in every kind of weather. I find the quality to be outstanding, short of a few minor assembly shortcuts (mostly the overuse of overhand knots in place of something proper l...
by Happy Glamper
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Campin'!
Replies: 28
Views: 488

Re: Campin'!

Whitegas Extraordinaire wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:44 pm What yurt is that?
I've been considering one.

Looks like a nice set up.
I'm more glamp than camp.
20ft White Duck Avalon. They want 1600 for it now, but I got mine for 12. All those windows really help in the summer.. https://a.co/d/4LGOKBB
by Happy Glamper
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Campin'!
Replies: 28
Views: 488

Re: Campin'!

Thanks everyone! I really really really enjoy camping and I'm super proud of my current setup. I only went soft a year ago, but I had it dialed in quickly. Next time I'll reveal the interior =] Is there a purpose of the big rocks under the stove other than keeping them from underfoot? An experiment ...
by Happy Glamper
Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:50 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Campin'!
Replies: 28
Views: 488

Re: Campin'!

Wow, that’s quite the camp! Looks like you had a great time. Spent a total of 5 days. Never enough! Like Mark said, Brandon, that's quite the camp! Looks like a nice spot, and I like that tent, especially with the wood stove. Your pictures make me envious of such camping. For 25 years I'd shiver in...
by Happy Glamper
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Solicitors - I lost it today
Replies: 31
Views: 745

Re: Solicitors - I lost it today

You answer the door??
by Happy Glamper
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Campin'!
Replies: 28
Views: 488

Campin'!

I like to camp often on the Mogollon Rim here in AZ and I haven't had a chance yet since I started picking up these damn lanterns.. I usually don't do established spots, but the tracks in the snow on the road I normally use looked like there was recent logging activity so I went back to this spot ou...
by Happy Glamper
Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Baking a fount
Replies: 34
Views: 2117

Re: Baking a fount

+1 on a goodwill oven, that's where I got mine for all non food related baking needs. Heh
by Happy Glamper
Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Did I commit a cardinal sin? 0000 steel wool for a very nasty fount?
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: Did I commit a cardinal sin? 0000 steel wool for a very nasty fount?

Maybe try a clay bar next time. It'll safely take off road tar..
by Happy Glamper
Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Update in OP: 285's on sale at Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 1886

Re: 285's on sale at Amazon

I actually got one of these for 20 bucks tonight! =p

It had a damaged box.. Dude got it in an Amazon pallet. I couldn't pass up the deal.

It has the aluminum pump cap.
by Happy Glamper
Sun Nov 13, 2022 5:31 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First 200A
Replies: 17
Views: 273

Re: First 200A

Looks fantastic to me! Well done! Aging on the decal suggests to me it's factory paint. I usually light mine with a torch. Don't remember exactly where I got this procedure, but it only floods if you're too fast on the knob.. I'll pump the hell outta it.. then open it 1/4 turn and turn it off after ...
by Happy Glamper
Sun Oct 30, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The entire drinking thread is gone!
Replies: 294
Views: 9728

Re: The entire drinking thread is gone!

Grolsch--or any other "bail-top" bottles are highly desirable to home-brewers, so pass those on! Usually only if they're amber, which were never sold in the US afaik.. Americans are so willy nilly with beer bottles for some reason. UV protection with amber is way better (8 hours) than clear (30 min...
by Happy Glamper
Sat Oct 29, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: "Extra" generator part?
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: "Extra" generator part?

I'm glad to hear that it's not just me who believes that screen is in the worst location possible! I spotted it pretty easily with just a visual inspection and used the fuel pickup rod(?) to poke it out, but don't tell anybody.
by Happy Glamper
Sat Oct 29, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Does anyone here do nickel plating?
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Does anyone here do nickel plating?

Well, what doesn't need plating? Fuel cap? Pump knob? Pump cap? Small projects like this are the way to start. I made lots of mistakes starting out (and will likely make them again), so the little things are where to start. Temperature control is also important. I bought a cheepo hot-plate to keep ...
by Happy Glamper
Sat Oct 29, 2022 2:31 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Does anyone here do nickel plating?
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Does anyone here do nickel plating?

Nice!

I've never done plating before, but I'm no stranger to prep. Anodizing is seriously unforgiving and my power supply is quite 'fancy pants' in performance, but built (quite hastily I might add) by me to save a ton of money.

Sounds like all I really need is a suitable test subject!

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