Memories of my youth... and tales I was told
One Gallon TLUD stove
(Top Lit Up-Draft)
I stole the design for mine from the Permies website about ten years ago. One strategically punctured gallon paint can, a couple inches of perforated #10 coffee can and a quart juice can with a pot stand in the top. When I was camping in National Parks that had firewood and burning restrictions I used wood pellet horse bedding for fuel. You stull get the nice wood smoke smells without importing bugs or getting visited by the park officials. At $5 for forty pounds I just let it burn out at night if I stayed in camp and it was pretty much self cleaning. If I was moving I could snuff it by setting it on the ground and tapping the lid on.
A lifetime of work:
Paper boy - 80 weekly papers on a rural route at 25 cents a paper.
Dish washer - SS Kresge National headquarters, Detroit
Heavy mover - Atlas and United Van Lines
Heavy laborer - Petrolane petroleum
Inventory specialist - Warehouse
Concrete coating mixer
Assistant Harbor Master - Quantico
Chase boat operator
Fiberglass boat repairer
Combat Pistol Course instructor
Fuel and electric systems technician
Commanding General's driver
Pistol marksmanship instructor
Formal School Instructor
Substance Abuse Counseling Officer
Casualty Assistance Calls Officer
Adult education instructor
Range Safety Officer
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