NomadGal's Year on the Road

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by NomadGal, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. _anatic

    _anatic Plated

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    StarterLoggs work really good for starting a stove. I get the little ones an break them into 1/4s. (about 1"x1"x3") Or use the ash shovel to cut them if they're cold. Don't think you'll have to start many fires though. Once its cold enough just keep it going.
  2. patiodadio

    patiodadio Motorcyclist

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    Since you are close to Fairbanks, check out the Pump House restaurant. I was there way back in 91' and it was great.
    http://www.pumphouse.com/



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  3. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    They had a cool online menu, Nope! nothing vegetarian other than a side salad. Even their vegetarian menu consists out of crabmeat and salmon. I guess most vegetarians eat fish. Strange! :D
  4. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    Thanks Shane! I'm gonna invest in one of those torches, like a benzomatic. But it will have to be able to use regular propane as I discovered yesterday after buying a new bottle for it, that they don't recycle those solid metal bottles, nor can I refill them. What a giant waste!!! I'll have no part of that!
  5. viper770

    viper770 Been here awhile

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    they might make a mountain women out of you yet :D
  6. tommu56

    tommu56 Long timer

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    get one of these and a 20lb cylinder and the benzomatic.

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    http://www.acehardware.com/product/...9&KPID=5728454&cagpspn=pla&CAWELAID=319136682


    BTW if the 1lb cylinders are empty and a hole in them they can be recycled we use them for target practice of safely putting hole from a distance. but there is a tool to remove stem

    looks like this regular valve stem tool is too short
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    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.co...kw={keyword}&gclid=CLr6rcy2mbkCFUui4AodwA8AXQ
  7. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    I refill my 1 pounders...sort of. They only fill about half full. the refill attachment from the 20 lb cylendar to to one pound bottle is $20.
  8. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    Yay!! :lol3
  9. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    Thanks tommu56, glad to know that my idea is possible. Guess I just have to keep the 20lbs cylinder away from the wood stove!! :lol3
    Yeah, I don't think I will shoot a hole in it. I'm a no guns kind of gal!!
  10. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    How do you refill it? Mre likely where, it is MAP gas in those bottles.
  11. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    I just saw the perfect cabin listed on Craigslist!
    If money wasn't a factor I'd be moving in here in a jiffy! I think it even has a shed for Spirit!
    Unfortunately my timing is off. Wonder if she would wait until I have had 2 paychecks :lol3

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    Hmmmm, I wonder if all that wood is still there too??

    Just for the heck of it I am going to take a look at it this afternoon. One can dream right??
  12. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    To help my dreaming along I just applied to the high school here in Fairbanks. They had quite a few job offers and it would be great to actually have a Christmas vacation! Wish me luck!! :D
  13. FloorPoor

    FloorPoor Been here awhile

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    I don't know if clam chowder counts as vegetarian, but The Chowder House in Fairbanks has the best I've ever had. You might have a hard time finding decent produce during the "long cold night" and btw, cabin fever is a real thing. Might be a good idea to get a UV light to help keep the winter blues away, or stock up on vitamin D


    I LOVE Alaska (in the summer)
  14. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    I think it would be hard to get cabin fever if one works the whole time!!! Hopefully I will have 2 days of a week. The gym over here has a walk-in tanning room, where you can soak up some UV rays.
    I also plan on having fun in the snow, aka skiing, walking snow machining etc.
  15. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    I went to check out the cabin, and it is really nice. One drawback, electric stove instead of propane (better keep the fire extinguisher handy, I tend to burn stuff on electric stoves) The amazing thing about this cabin is that it comes with a sauna!! It also has a little guest cottage nearby for eventual guests. I'm keeping this one on the back-burner so far as it is quite a ways down a dirt road.
  16. Louisiana Rider

    Louisiana Rider Adventurer

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    Put the one pounder in the freezer first and make sure the 20 pounder is upside down.
    This trick will fully refill the little bottle.
  17. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    The thing is that the burner requires MAP gas, not propane. If I can fill up the 20 pounder with map gas, then I might as wel just have the benzomatic attachment on it instead of having to refill the little one. I'll ask around
  18. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    i'm not sure what MAP gas is. the one pound cylinders i use are the coleman kind. i refil from my gas grill 20 lb tank.
  19. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    It burns hotter than propane and can melt aluminum if not operated properly.It's mainly used in soldering copper pipe and other brazing of soft metals.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAPP_gas
  20. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    Yep! and it is great for starting a fire quickly in a wood stove! :lol3