Quad-state meet

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  1. RonPH

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    Hey Lance and All wishing you a successful and enjoyable QS meet. Makes sure you have all the stuff you need.

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  2. Canadian Iain

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    I was bring down some Canadian Beer. Nuf said?

    I got my packing list done and a grabbed the stoves etc. from the Storage Unit.

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  3. Canadian Iain

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    Hey Dave,

    I'm bring along a floor-less tent that will be of possible interest to you. With nagent's canoe along, we can see if my idea will work.

    Iain
     
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    It's only Tuesday, you've got to be kidding.
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  5. Lance

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    :D/ :D/ :D/ I'm loaded up and heading out to claim our campsites. The time now is 1319 CDT and i will be leaving home in about 15 min. Have a safe trip ya'll.
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    lance

    NOTE TO DAVE G. This event is going to happen regardless of the weather. I'm hoping to sell nearly all my stoves, so ask your friends to bring money. Drive safe from where ever you start to when you get back Ya' hear.

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    NOTE TO ALL

    There is an entrance fee at the gate to the park. Something to do with a Park Pass Sticker. You can get them at the park entrance. I"m not sure how much the charge is but it should be less than a $20.00 USD.

    Iain i'll be picking you up at the gate if you don't want to pay the fee.

    lance
     
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  7. RonPH

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    Wow, Lance must have cleaned out his hobbit hole :shock:
     
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    A non resident daily admission is $10.

    Unfortunatly, I can't make it. My kid has a tennis meet, and it is my wife's birthday (50)..... No way to get out of that one.

    I am looking for a nice coleman single burner that will simmer (502 or eq), and have a restored JC higgenes 2 burner and thermos 2 burner to trade.
     
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    I seen lance today! He has an excellent campn site and was doing a brisk business when i pulled up. classic coleman stoves and lanterns - buy/sell/trade/repair! A great guy with a lot of knowledge beyond fuel burning appliances. we had some close lightning and thunder with some strong wind but we were putting out a good breeze ourselves. Oh and we had a loud blast not storm related :oops: :-$ Lance, thank you for the stove. i really appreciated it and that Turkish coffee pot thing is hanging on the wall already.
     
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    Nagant, sorry to have missed you. It was great to have met Iain and Lance. I'm not sad that I missed the lightning strike. I'll post some photos later.
     
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    QSM-1 is now a thing of the past except for the recounting of all the events, the friends met and those who were missed. I pray everyone arrived ta home in good cheer, and not too over loaded with extras.

    Too much to tell without a scorecard so i'll be adding things once my hands rehydrate and my body has a chance to rest. Look for photos and event proccedings following my trip to the VA hospital on Tuesday. No lads, as much as you might like, i am not going in as a patient, I should perhaps but i'm not going to this trip, i'm driving for our local VA Assistance Controller. It's a gig i do every Tuesday.

    Nagant lad, the ibrik is a fine tool but i'm just not the wait'n kind as you know.

    Dave, Alan, Tony and espically Iain it was great for me to finely put real time recognizatin to the faces and names from the site.

    WELL DONE to all for their assistance and for giving of your time. It was really appriciated.

    BTW: I stopped in at the park office on my way out and we received a hearty thanks for our conduct and for our giving to the other campers who stopped to ask questions and get advice. They received many compliments from the other campers on their departure. We were welcomed back any time.

    Another WELL DONE for that lads.

    lance
     
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  12. RonPH

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    Hi Lance, looks like a successful QSM. Look foward to the pictures as soon as your settled.

    Ron
     
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    Well Lance after running into you at the park with the Quad-state meet this weekend I checked to see if I was a member. I was, but couldn't get my old log-in to work so I signed up again. Had a lot of fun seeing all your stoves and taking to you and Ian. Was totaly unexpected to see your display of burners. In the near future I'll use this sight and look into how to clean my old Peak 1 that's not working so hot. Thanks for the gift of the LP stove. See you again maybe. Guy
     
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    Well Lads,

    IT was a great camp and especially with Lance acting as anchor while people swirled in and out as Spiritburners and neighbours.

    I missed nagent but got to meet Alan and Dave Friday. Then Saturday Tony swung by and introduced himself and shortly thereafter we got to meet Guy.

    Lance was the tour guide for the neighbours on site who stopped in to inquire about all the gear. We may end up with a few new members with him selling some of his extensive and impeccable collection.

    I'll post pictures later (Dave, where all the ones you took!!!) as I'm at work at the moment.

    Iain
     
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    Sounds like a great meet! It's good how many innocent bystanders get snared by the allure of the blue flame!
     
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    The meet was great fun, I'm dreaming ahead to QSM II. Special thanks go to Lance for organizing the main event. It was wonderful to meet a couple more members.

    I'll post a few photos later.

    Iain, glad you made it home ok as you had a very long drive.

    Lance, the military Coleman lantern popped right off once I got home.

    Sadly I had to be home Saturday by 5 so Dave and I had to leave around noon so our stay was shorter than we would have liked. It was a whacky weekend. Thursday night I called Dave to see if he could drive as my daughter noticed green stuff underneath my car. I now have a shiny new radiator and hoses in my Honda CRV.
     
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    Uh, did any of you take pictures??!?!?!?! edit- I see you did, so I guess I have to wait till they are posted!

    :shock: ;) :?: :?:
     
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    Here are a few photos to get us started, I didn't take as many as the others.
    Camp Friday night; Iain had the Sierra Designs flashlight, I had the yellow and red Cannondale tent and Dave's Akto is hidden behind the picnic table
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    Lance's setup here with his innovative dome tent awning.
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    Not much else happened Friday night, Dave made excellent spaghetti and Lance made wonderful chilli. We shot the breeze until 1 and then hit the rack.
    Saturday morning Lance made a breakfast fit for a king.
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    The Mississippi River Valley separating Wisconsin and Iowa. The town is Prairie Du Chein, Wisconsin.
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    As a gesture of solidarity with our British friends, Lance pulled what we like to refer to as a 'David'.
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    Part of Lance's very nice collection.
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    Iain, looking distinguished.
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    Beware of camingaz stoves and appliances, they breed like caged rats on viagra. My collection seems to have doubled over the weekend.
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    All for now, got to hit the rack.
     
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  20. marblecreek

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    Great pictures. Thanks for posting them. That certainly is a beautiful part of the country where you got together. For a short time in my past I called Wisconsin home.

    Steve