Discussion in 'Events & Meets' started by flivver, Feb 9, 2018.
Broke a leaf spring on my trailer, so did a professional repair that made it home no problem. Mike..
That would be a really rough ride for any passengers in the trailer.
At first I was just in envy of yours and @ArchMc stoves, beautiful No1 and 500, and oh that perfect flame Arch
(Unfortunately the pics are just further feeding the "oh want/need/wish I could find one" irrational reaction within......)
But now I'm I just as impressed with your mechanical repair abilities, you Sir would be right at home in NZ with the people I hang out with
Great photos, great stoves, looks like a fantastic time.
@flivver What were you doing with(in?) that trailer to break a leaf spring?
Nice field-expedient engineering.
He drives like he stole it.
Don't look at me. He'd already broken that spring by the time we got there. (And fixed it, too; and a pretty darn good fix!)
I promise I'll get photos in soon -- had to attend a lost cause city council meeting tonight.
I must remember that.
And the soundtrack......
I didn't take very many photos, and some are virtual duplicates of Mike's. In the interest of brevity, I'll only show ones that are somewhat different.
The weather was beautiful, with warm but not hot days, and nights cool enough to sleep, but using the sleeping bag as a blanket. Clear skies; sunny days and star-filled nights.
I took a stove to fettle -- a Juwel 33 -- but never worked on it.
Mike and I spent most of our time boring the women with tales of our youth and aerospace shop talk.
This is my daughter Laurel working industriously at fixing dinner while I wander around trying to look useful. I think she's making nan (Indian bread) in this photo, which she had never done before. It tasted nothing like restaurant nan, but was quite good, nonetheless. Some of you have met my other daughter, Lindy, at previous CASGs. This is Laurel's first.
Here's a closer look at the 1920s (rebadged Prentiss Wabers) Sears Handy Chef that is my main workhorse stove on car camping trips. It usually manages a better and bluer flame than in Mike's shot.
Chalet de Flivver. The visible wheel is the one with the log replacing the leaf spring.
Interior view, with the lovely hostess holding court in her kitchen.
Clayton, not quite sure what the camera is all about.
An enjoyable trip with great company and beautiful weather.
I always wear a Panama hat in the Summer (except on the trail). A Panama fedora always looks smashing on a gal...
I will pass on the compliment. That particular Panama fedora came, I believe, from Peru.
Great photos. It is like being there.
Hi all: Well the trailer has two new leaf springs and is now ready to go camping again and break something else. To be honest we have had very little trouble with the trailer, it is very well made. Mike...
I wear a felt fedora quite often and have for many years but not in the bush. Mike...
I'm an inveterate hat wearer; Panamas in the sunny months, various felt fedoras in the cloudy and rainy ones.
If a hat is labeled a Panama, it has to be woven in Ecuador to be genuine. The Panama name comes from their use by isthmus-crossers in long-ago times. Though the hat "blank" must be woven in Ecuador, the final shaped and finished hat can be from anywhere. My last was Italian; my new one is German-- but both are Panamas.
My wife bought a beaver/rabbit fedora for me in Virginia City after our visit at CASG last year.
The fur fedoras are the best ones, to be sure. I just recently bought a grey Stetson fur-felt fedora that I haven't donned yet; but soon.
I hear the word 'Dapper' when I don the fedora.
Nah, you've heard it wrong. They mean to say, "diaper", because your's (and mine!) probably need to be changed!!! NO need to show me the door...... I'll just get me coat!!
Do not let the door hit......
Arch and Laurel ( out of picture) cooking over the perfect flame.
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