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    I took off this morning and rode over to Rush Arkansas. It's now a ghost town, but from the early 1880's to the end of WWI it was a home to several zinc mines. Not a lot is left to see, but it's still pretty cool, and I got to rest up on the bank of the Buffalo river before heading home. I found a really neat little rock cabin and had lunch there along the way. 255 miles round trip and I was grinning the whole way. http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.ne...x?entryID=1270















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    great looking pictures sounds like you put alot of miles on your bike neat little stove did you make it

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    Thanks, the little stove is an Evernew brand, it's called the appalachian set. It burns cheap HEET alcohol for fuel. It's was a bit pricey, but I use it several times a week, I like it.

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    Nice ride report. I made a similiar stove out of stainless steel to burn twigs, It works really well with a 10" wok, but isn't nearly as compact as you,re setup.

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    r80rt here is my little stove its a oldie but a good one /albums/jj524/ridgeline88/IMG-20130528-00172.jpg[/IMG]

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    I've made a a few burners of various types, and bought a few too. This one is the most compact one I've found. I don't eat anything that reguires more than boiling some water. This one will boil enough water for a Mountain house meal and a cup of coffee in less than 10 minutes. Yellow bottle Heet for fuel is available everywhere, and if it leaks in your bag it just evaporates and goes away, instead of stinking forever like Coleman fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridgeline View Post
    r80rt here is my little stove its a oldie but a good one /albums/jj524/ridgeline88/IMG-20130528-00172.jpg[/IMG]
    That's nice I like it, it's one of the best design's I've seen, is it a Primus?? I have a similar old Optimus 8R that I've carried in a saddlebag for a zillion miles. I liked that it would burn fuel from my bikes gas tank.
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    You come up with some of the coooooolest rides!

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    r80rt,



    You are having WAY too much fun.



    Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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    I love that country! So beautiful with all the green trees and foliage plus the rivers and streams. And it seems there is plenty of interesting sites to find, as well. I don't doubt that you were grinning the whole time. Awesome ride, thanks for taking us along. I like your cooking gear. My son made me a simple little cook stove from a mountain dew can. It also uses Heet, or alcohol for fuel. Very convenient and easy.
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