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Old 01-10-2019, 05:22 PM   #81
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That's funny my wife brought one of these presses home the other day. I never seen one before and was little skeptical about it. I will look into this solution. Thanks for the info
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I will definitely be carrying one with me.

They make the best coffee that I have found and you can heat the water on your propane or wood stove. Great for boondocking.

On that topic... Earlier someone mentioned the Keurig coffee maker..... I stayed with family that has one of those for 5 days. I really don't get the attraction. Too much work for one cup of coffee and it wasn't great coffee.

Just my $0.02
They are outstanding, a pour over is pretty sweet piece of kit as well. they permit you to pour straight into your mug, a slight bit easier to clean (however you need filters) and give you a good drip coffee. But I love my press, I kind of press it down just an inch or so to let it "steep" a bit before I fully press it.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:45 AM   #82
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I am new to having a wood stove in my bus. Does anyone have any issues while boone docking with complaints about the smoke or fire while parked? I am wondering about rest areas and wal-marts etc.
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So far only one complaint. That was in a storage yard before I moved here to finish building. liability issues but stove was working fine so I wasn't worried. And the vehicles around me there weren't terribly valuable but insured so I never gave it a second thought. They also didn't like my woodpile on display. Said I was only allowed to put 4 wheels on the rental space, nothing else.
That was the end of cold weather building for the time, now I got room and no neighbours, but still have trouble getting enthused about working outside putting on my siding. And just getting too dang old...


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Old 01-12-2019, 11:12 PM   #84
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So far only one complaint. That was in a storage yard before I moved here to finish building. liability issues but stove was working fine so I wasn't worried. And the vehicles around me there weren't terribly valuable but insured so I never gave it a second thought. They also didn't like my woodpile on display. Said I was only allowed to put 4 wheels on the rental space, nothing else.
That was the end of cold weather building for the time, now I got room and no neighbours, but still have trouble getting enthused about working outside putting on my siding. And just getting too dang old...


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Too cold......no such thing my friend cotton liner gloves (thee cheapy one from the hardware $6/doz) and a thicker jack shirt and all is well
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:16 PM   #85
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I am new to having a wood stove in my bus. Does anyone have any issues while boone docking with complaints about the smoke or fire while parked? I am wondering about rest areas and wal-marts etc.
I think you and I have a different definition of boondocking

In any parking lot frequented by the public, you'll likely garner attention faster with smoke coming from your bus. At that point it will depend on the store manager really, you may be asked to leave, or you may end up giving a tour.
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So far only one complaint. That was in a storage yard before I moved here to finish building. liability issues but stove was working fine so I wasn't worried. And the vehicles around me there weren't terribly valuable but insured so I never gave it a second thought. They also didn't like my woodpile on display. Said I was only allowed to put 4 wheels on the rental space, nothing else.
That was the end of cold weather building for the time, now I got room and no neighbours, but still have trouble getting enthused about working outside putting on my siding. And just getting too dang old...


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Hi BlackJohn. I'm just down the road from you in Kingston. It's -17C (1.4F). I'm hoping you are keeping warm but wondering if it's comfortable. Cheers / capnron
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I am new to having a wood stove in my bus. Does anyone have any issues while boone docking with complaints about the smoke or fire while parked? I am wondering about rest areas and wal-marts etc.
Just another reason for people to not allow the use of their parking lots. The skoolie image is bad enough the way it is. It may not affect you but, may be a reason for management to refuse everyone who asks later. Boondocking on someones parking lot is for shopping, fixing a meal or getting some rest with owners permission. It is NOT a place to set up residence. It isn't a place to roll out the awning, cook on the grill and set chairs and tables up.

The merchant built the lot for the use of patrons to their store. The use of the lot for overnight parking is a courtesy that SOME stores allow and, they are getting fewer and fewer.

I'm not saying that heating with wood is bad but, others may not see it that way especially in a residential/retail store setting.

I would also think the same goes for rest areas maybe even more so. Rest areas are for resting, having smoke coming out of a chimney kinda' looks like setting up residence.
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Parking lots I’d say yeah lots of wood smoke might be excessive but I’m rest areas at night a lot of those older idling trucks are pushing diesel smoke out of their stacks so I’d say making a fire in a stove works there.
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"Rest areas are for resting, having smoke coming out of a chimney kinda' looks like setting up residence."


I like to think of it as survival mode. Some use diesel, some propane and some wood. Nobody wants anyone to freeze to death but I would respect a business' parking area or just not rest there.


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Hi BlackJohn. I'm just down the road from you in Kingston. It's -17C (1.4F). I'm hoping you are keeping warm but wondering if it's comfortable. Cheers / capnron

Morninn capnron, nearly fell off my chair reading this. Someone actually close to me on here. A first for me sir!

Keeping warm for sure but this being our first really cold spell, I'm breaking myself in easy. If by saying "comfortable" do you mean inside the bus?
Stove handles it well and today the sun makes me have to choke it down a fair bit, a reason I kept my windows in. Like the daylight!
We can compare notes at some point if you like, just give a holler.
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