a treehouse life with water

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Vasque Hikers

Real nice used pair of Vasque hiking boots, not sure of the model. Glued down welt, good vibram sole, not too rough wrap around leather uppers. Added new Shiatzhu liners and gave the leather a rub down of coconut butter/grease. Comfortable well made older boots.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thermos #8326 lantern

Won this old Thermos lantern at auction for $3. Needed new pump plunger o-ring and fuel cap gasket. Quirky in that the lantern pops when the cleaner needle is rotated. A bright lantern with original Pyrex green letter globe.

Friday, August 16, 2013

1943 Coleman 220BX lantern

Built during WW2 when brass was rationed for the war effort. Ceramic burner caps ,steel manifold and steel instruction disc. March of '43.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pomodoro gold sauce embryos

Some fine Roma and Rutger tomatoes grown nearly as organically as possible on a farm in Northern Missouri picked at the peak of ripeness in mid August.

Coleman 200A single mantle lantern

Nice old fisherman's lantern. A few days of fiddling and praying got this old boy running again. Burns bright with a familiar hiss. Plenty of scars from rough weather, long nights on the river and the usual bouncing around in a  truck bed on the way home. These old "Reds" are favorites because they are reliable,burn brightly, aren't too heavy to carry around on the river bank and can be converted to burn kerosene if need be.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Friday, August 09, 2013

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013