Coleman Stove. It Lives!!!

20 – bucks at a garage store.  Then some high-temp paint.  Oh Boy do I love this thing.

IMG_1557 IMG_1556 IMG_1555 IMG_1554 IMG_1553 IMG_1552 IMG_1551 IMG_1550 IMG_1548 IMG_1547 IMG_1545Take it completely apart.   Completely.   Scrub it.  Dry it.   Paint it.  It’s your friend.   Learn about white gas.

Used to cook on them on the regular.   They can boil water very fast.  When we camped out in sub-zero, we had to use paste to heat that tube.

Let’s Go To the Zoo!“When I first arrived, the scene was terrifying. Animals would be fed one day and not eat again for another five. They were bleeding, angry and would fight each other over any scraps to eat,” said one volunteer working at the zoo.

“It was a picture of hell on earth,” he added.

….doesn’t seem like a nice place to visit.

Johnny Cash in Prison….

….I have been in a few prisons, as a visitor, I can assure.

Stinking, miserable places.   Sweaty, stinky, for sure,  dangerous, maybe.  Always I was under supervision.  Florida Prisons have no AC.  Ugh.  Lots of security, obviously.  They give you a “dolly”, a little e-thing you activate if you get hit.  That never happened, and I have to say, these guys were great.  They were fine.  They were short-timers, about to be released, and really just wanted to get out.

After working with short-timers about to be released, talking to them, boy, I can only imagine the joy if they got to hear Johnny Cash.   I could see on their faces.  I saw them finish their hard time.  They were just looking forward to getting out.  The stories they told.

Johnny Cash’s last performance:

He could stoke the guitar.