Terlingua Dreams

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

April Fools' Day 2020

As usual, Aunty Acid is right on the money...





12 comments:

  1. MsB, after reading Rob’s comments to me about my plan, you should have figured out that my plan is crazy, at best, and possibly just plain useless. On the other hand, I am crazy enough to try to make it work. I doubt you or anyone knows anyone else that has even attempted it. I doubt you or anyone knows anyone else that are using a solar system for tent camping. I am going to try to convince Rob that, although I am crazy, I sincerely think that I can make this work.

    Rob, thank you for all the information that you provided to me. I have not researched any of your information (yet) so I can not make comments about any of it (yet). I think, even after I read your information, that I will still try to convince you that my plan is possible. It might take a lot of convincing, and, you might not ever believe it, but at this time I sincerely think that I can make it work for my purposes. Thank you again for your input.

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    1. Second thoughts...(I got hung up on the solar :-)

      If you're camping out of a car you can get an inverter that will run off the car electrical system and will power the coffee maker.
      Find the coffee maker label, see how much electricity is needed and get an inverter that can provide MORE than that (does a coffee maker have start surge?)
      Start the car, clamp the inverter to the battery, turn it on and plug the coffee maker in. When you're done just shut it all down..

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    2. Or just get a one burner butane stove and a Melitta coffee system. The best coffee in the world, and no inverters or electricity is needed.

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    3. Keep on working on your plan Flyingdj. I wish I could offer some insight but I know little about solar and even less about cooking or brewing coffee.

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  2. Aunty Acid says it all.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  3. Not only is today April Fools day it's census day too!

    The county I'm in now has 6 cases of the virus went up from 2 the other day...

    Money, cheap gas (!!!), an RV ready to go and the whole world is closed to tourists!

    Hang in there MsBelinda!

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    1. It is regrettable that with gasoline prices being at an all-time low I can not take advantage of them by going to Houston.

      Hang in there as well Rob.

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  4. Every day is April's Fool Day with our present 'administration'.
    Ran an errand today and was appalled to see the parking lot at Safeway and The Town Pump just completely filled like it is rodeo weekend and as I sat in my truck in my going out gear, I did not see even one person wearing a mask. No gloves, no goggles, no six feet distance. Like ants at a picnic. All of the gas pumps were very busy...no one using gloves..most using the squeegee, too. I don't have words.
    I use a Comet percolator from the thirties for my coffee. Four minutes to perk and it is delicious and simple. Easy to reheat in the afternoon. No filters to buy and it uses half the coffee of an electric coffeemaker. It cannot break. I can use it over a campfire or campstove. I could boil water in it for sterilizing or cook soup in it. I could use it to bang someone over the head with it.....
    Stay safe, my friend.

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    1. What an accurate comment with regards to this administration. I see that some networks do not want to run the daily briefings live as it only serves to spread more lies and conspiracy theories and I concur.

      What a nightmare situation you describe for your area. I had to smile when you say "like ants at a picnic". Why do you think your state is not taking this pandemic seriously?

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  5. Yes Auntie Acid, said it all!

    I'm with Gypsy just get a small 1 burner either propane or butane and the coffee filter makes the best coffee every.

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    1. Flyingdj does not want to use either propane or butane. He would like to incorporate solar in his camping set-up so his girlfriend can run her electric coffee maker.

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