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Title: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: MATT CHAOS on October 21, 2013, 12:13:37 PM
Hello, Everybody!  The Holidays are coming up and I thought it would be a great idea to have Holiday Gift Exchange for 2013.  We did one last year and it seamed to be a pretty fun event. 

To partake all you have to do is post what you would like to receive.  Other member's will see what your "wish" is and will PM you about giving you your "wish". 

It is asked that you post a "wish" only once.  It's ok to make an either or "wish" (For example, hey I would be happy to be gifted this or that).  However, you can grant a "wish" more than once.  Once a "wish" is granted, it is asked that you, please, let me know so that I can take you off the "wish list".  I will keep track of the wish list in post #1.  Posting photos of your received "wish" is highly encouraged!

Note:  No wishing for anything that may be illegal to traffic over state lines, i.e. guns, alcohol, dope etc.

Note:  Not everyone wishing may get their wish granted.  It would be nice but, unfortunately, it is not a perfect world.  Although, I am sure our members will do their best to grant all the "wishes".
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: MATT CHAOS on October 21, 2013, 12:16:30 PM
This is where the wishes will be posted.

Jontok - a cheap hammock (not a net type though), or an Opinel ? Granted by Big Hat

Abbrown- I'm looking for a good tarp for use with hanging or ground for 3 or possibly 4 season application

Nature Boy - A basic wide mouth 32 oz aluminum or steel water bottle that will fit my Wally World metal cup - Gifted by Yellowtak

JtD - Lensatic Compass - diogenes

Xune- a good spoon knife

YellowYak - a nice piece of wood to carve a spoon

Rogumpogum - basic leatherworking tools

diogenes - kettle or maybe a bivy for my USGI sleeping bag - Gifted by Jontok

BigHat - An opinel saw, or something comparable

Wilderbeast - balaclava - Gifted by abbrown
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: jontok on October 24, 2013, 10:13:00 AM
No response yet???
OK, I'll get the ball rolling!

Jontok - a cheap hammock (not a net type though), or an Opinel

Thanks for starting this up again Matt! :)

BTW, what do you want?
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: BigHat on October 24, 2013, 04:08:42 PM
jontok, would you be okay with something diy? and do you have any issues with camo?
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: abbrown on October 24, 2013, 04:17:31 PM
This sounds like a great idea and sounds fun, I have a pretty good extra's box.

Ab- I'm looking for a good tarp for use with hanging or ground for 3 or possibly 4 season application.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: rogumpogum on October 24, 2013, 07:52:08 PM
Ohh, I'm going to have to think about this. Last year was fun!
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: jontok on October 25, 2013, 08:31:13 AM
jontok, would you be okay with something diy? and do you have any issues with camo?
Thanks BigHat!
No problems with either (as long as it keeps my butt off the ground). :)

Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: BigHat on October 25, 2013, 02:41:43 PM
jontok, would you be okay with something diy? and do you have any issues with camo?
Thanks BigHat!
No problems with either (as long as it keeps my butt off the ground). :)

i'll start working on something. when i get it ready i'll send you a pm for your address.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: jontok on October 25, 2013, 03:28:21 PM
Thanks a million, buddy!!!! :)

So, the list so far is:

Wish:

Ab- I'm looking for a good tarp for use with hanging or ground for 3 or possibly 4 season application.

Granted:

Jontok - a cheap hammock (not a net type though), or an Opinel




Come on folks! The more, the merrier!!!! :)
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: Nature Boy on October 26, 2013, 10:05:58 AM
Thanks a million, buddy!!!! :)

So, the list so far is:

Wish:

Ab- I'm looking for a good tarp for use with hanging or ground for 3 or possibly 4 season application.

Granted:

Jontok - a cheap hammock (not a net type though), or an Opinel




Come on folks! The more, the merrier!!!! :)

Hope I did this right.....

A basic wide mouth 32 oz aluminum or steel water bottle that will fit my Wally World metal cup....
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: JTD on October 26, 2013, 11:50:08 AM
I'd love to get a Lensatic Compass for Christmas from someone, since Santa's probably planning on giving me coal.  Jokes on him though coz it will go into my forge! >:D
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: MATT CHAOS on October 26, 2013, 03:04:04 PM
No response yet???
OK, I'll get the ball rolling!

Jontok - a cheap hammock (not a net type though), or an Opinel

Thanks for starting this up again Matt! :)

BTW, what do you want?

Not sure yet.
 ;)

Post #1 sent to the mods for updating ;)
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: MATT CHAOS on October 28, 2013, 05:02:16 AM
Bump
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: rogumpogum on October 28, 2013, 08:16:23 AM
Still thinkin'...
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: xune on October 29, 2013, 03:03:17 PM
I wish for a good spoon knife.  :P
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: Yellowyak on October 29, 2013, 03:17:00 PM
I'd love a nice piece of wood to make a spoon out of. I've tried with some various woods, but have failed miserably. I want to conquer spoon carving, but I need some type of good carving wood that I can have some success with.

Thanks
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: MATT CHAOS on November 01, 2013, 01:08:16 PM
bump
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: rogumpogum on November 01, 2013, 06:26:26 PM
Okay, I think I decided.

I'd like to take a crack at leatherworking. I've been thinking of that for awhile now, even though I've had some tools in the past, I don't have them now. So... I would like some basic leatherworking tools. Used is totally fine!

I will endeavor to help out someone equally in kind!
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: BigHat on November 03, 2013, 12:33:41 PM
did some work on jontok's hammock today, just waiting on a couple of things to show up in the mail so i can finish it off.


Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: MATT CHAOS on November 05, 2013, 12:00:40 PM
Bump
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: MATT CHAOS on November 07, 2013, 01:00:28 PM
Bump
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: diogenes on November 07, 2013, 09:25:32 PM
This sounds fun. I'll keep an eye on this thread and see if I can grant anyone's wish.

Now let me think...

I suppose I wish I had a kettle or maybe a bivy for my USGI sleeping bag.

EDIT: JtD, I got your lensatic compass. PM me your address.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: jontok on November 08, 2013, 12:14:25 PM
This sounds fun. I'll keep an eye on this thread and see if I can grant anyone's wish.

Now let me think...

I suppose I wish I had a kettle or maybe a bivy for my USGI sleeping bag.

EDIT: JtD, I got your lensatic compass. PM me your address.
What kind of kettle?
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: diogenes on November 08, 2013, 12:23:35 PM
What kind of kettle?

I guess something kind of like this, though I'm not married to this particular style:

(http://store.primuscamping.com/images/products/p-733810.jpg)

Something compact and hopefully cheap.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: jontok on November 08, 2013, 12:39:12 PM
I got something like that that I'm not using. PM me your name/addy and I'll send it to you.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: diogenes on November 08, 2013, 12:46:00 PM
I got something like that that I'm not using. PM me your name/addy and I'll send it to you.

Awesome! Thanks, man! PM about to be sent.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: diogenes on November 08, 2013, 09:09:36 PM
Attn: Matt

JtD, I got your lensatic compass. PM me your address.

Update the list! :)
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: JTD on November 09, 2013, 02:38:30 PM
EDIT: JtD, I got your lensatic compass. PM me your address.

Awesomeness!

Thanks Sean.   
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: JTD on November 09, 2013, 02:41:21 PM
I'd love a nice piece of wood to make a spoon out of. I've tried with some various woods, but have failed miserably. I want to conquer spoon carving, but I need some type of good carving wood that I can have some success with.

Thanks

I have a huge chunk of burl if you'd like it yak.  Don't know how easy it is to carve, but might make a cool kuksa.

Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: Yellowyak on November 09, 2013, 04:22:05 PM
I'd love a nice piece of wood to make a spoon out of. I've tried with some various woods, but have failed miserably. I want to conquer spoon carving, but I need some type of good carving wood that I can have some success with.

Thanks

I have a huge chunk of burl if you'd like it yak.  Don't know how easy it is to carve, but might make a cool kuksa.

Wow, that's very thoughtful of ya JTD. I think I need to start a little slower than trying to carve a kuksa, and I'd hate to mess up a nice piece of burl wood. Thanks so much for the offer though.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: JTD on November 09, 2013, 06:48:40 PM
I'd love a nice piece of wood to make a spoon out of. I've tried with some various woods, but have failed miserably. I want to conquer spoon carving, but I need some type of good carving wood that I can have some success with.

Thanks

I have a huge chunk of burl if you'd like it yak.  Don't know how easy it is to carve, but might make a cool kuksa.

Wow, that's very thoughtful of ya JTD. I think I need to start a little slower than trying to carve a kuksa, and I'd hate to mess up a nice piece of burl wood. Thanks so much for the offer though.

No worries bud.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: MATT CHAOS on November 10, 2013, 05:04:03 AM
As you can see, I had the thread moved to be able to update the wish list.  This way, I don't have to keep bothering the mods.

 :)
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: rogumpogum on November 10, 2013, 10:27:50 PM
As you can see, I had the thread moved to be able to update the wish list.  This way, I don't have to keep bothering the mods.

 :)

I wondered what happened. Makes sense now. :)
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: diogenes on November 12, 2013, 03:52:10 PM
Compass shipped to JTD!
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: JTD on November 12, 2013, 04:25:02 PM
Compass shipped to JTD!
Thanks man, can't wait!
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: wolfy on November 12, 2013, 04:30:31 PM
Compass shipped to JTD!
Thanks man, can't wait!
I always get excited about a new compass! :banana:
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: BigHat on November 12, 2013, 06:24:12 PM
Jontok's hammock is all done. Double layer, strap suspension, dutch clips, knotty side mods and a mesh stuff sack. Just waiting on an address to ship to.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: greyhound352 on November 13, 2013, 08:19:55 AM
Bighat that hammock sounds awesome! Somebody is going to have a merry Christmas.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: jontok on November 14, 2013, 10:14:20 AM
Jontok's hammock is all done. Double layer, strap suspension, dutch clips, knotty side mods and a mesh stuff sack. Just waiting on an address to ship to.
WOOHOO!!!!!!  :banana: :banana:
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: BigHat on November 14, 2013, 03:00:18 PM
Bighat that hammock sounds awesome! Somebody is going to have a merry Christmas.

i'm not the best thread injector out there, but i tried with this one. hope he overlooks some of the cosmetics and enjoys how comfortable a hammock can  be...
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: JTD on November 18, 2013, 12:26:09 PM
Got a GI style compass in the mail Saturday from diogenes!  :banana: :banana:
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac156/ouddaammo00/KITS%20and%20GEAR/Compass/SAM_0184_zpscd70bb96.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/ouddaammo00/media/KITS%20and%20GEAR/Compass/SAM_0184_zpscd70bb96.jpg.html)
(http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac156/ouddaammo00/KITS%20and%20GEAR/Compass/SAM_0186_zpsb03e1af4.jpg) (http://s895.photobucket.com/user/ouddaammo00/media/KITS%20and%20GEAR/Compass/SAM_0186_zpsb03e1af4.jpg.html)

Thanks alot man.  Now its time to go get lost!

Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: MATT CHAOS on November 18, 2013, 03:00:34 PM
Nice compass! ;)
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: diogenes on November 18, 2013, 06:03:19 PM
Got a GI style compass in the mail Saturday from diogenes!  :banana: :banana:
...
Thanks alot man.  Now its time to go get lost!

You're very welcome! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: wolfy on November 18, 2013, 06:07:11 PM
GOOD on both you guys! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: BigHat on November 27, 2013, 04:48:01 PM
night time bump, in case anyone hasn't seen this thread.... come on guys, i know people want stuff. don't be bashful, worse thing is you don't get it...


jontok, your hammock is in the mail, hope it makes it to norway ok. it got sent out monday.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: Wilderbeast on November 27, 2013, 04:58:47 PM
OK then, I'd like a balaclava, or some baklava. 

(http://oxford-shop.com/usrimage/cat7346.jpg)

(http://sonidaagorajj.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/baklava.jpg)
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: diogenes on November 27, 2013, 05:03:30 PM
night time bump, in case anyone hasn't seen this thread.... come on guys, i know people want stuff. don't be bashful, worse thing is you don't get it...


jontok, your hammock is in the mail, hope it makes it to norway ok. it got sent out monday.

Nice. I'm looking forward to the pics of your work.

OK then, I'd like a balaclava, or some baklava. 
...

LOL. Be warned. I totally would send you baklava. But I'll hold off to see if anyone has a balaclava for you. ;D
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: Wilderbeast on November 27, 2013, 05:08:10 PM
night time bump, in case anyone hasn't seen this thread.... come on guys, i know people want stuff. don't be bashful, worse thing is you don't get it...


jontok, your hammock is in the mail, hope it makes it to norway ok. it got sent out monday.

Nice. I'm looking forward to the pics of your work.

OK then, I'd like a balaclava, or some baklava. 
...

LOL. Be warned. I totally would send you baklava. But I'll hold off to see if anyone has a balaclava for you. ;D

I would be 100% happy with either one.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: abbrown on November 27, 2013, 10:10:03 PM
Wilderbeast, I have a couple of balaclavas that you can try out and if you don't like you can pass along. One is a Carhartt fire retardant model, but they are warm and keep you dry.  The other is a no name but works well.

Can't help you on the baklava, I'm not the best cook.

Pm me you address.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: Wilderbeast on November 28, 2013, 06:48:03 AM
Wilderbeast, I have a couple of balaclavas that you can try out and if you don't like you can pass along. One is a Carhartt fire retardant model, but they are warm and keep you dry.  The other is a no name but works well.

Can't help you on the baklava, I'm not the best cook.

Pm me you address.

Thank you, pm incoming
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: jontok on November 29, 2013, 03:23:49 AM
night time bump, in case anyone hasn't seen this thread.... come on guys, i know people want stuff. don't be bashful, worse thing is you don't get it...


jontok, your hammock is in the mail, hope it makes it to norway ok. it got sent out monday.
Thanks buddy!
Looking forward to trying it out! :)

Diogenes: I've finally mnaged to send your package... Sorry it took so long!  :-[
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: diogenes on November 29, 2013, 08:32:51 AM
...

Diogenes: I've finally mnaged to send your package... Sorry it took so long!  :-[
No worries, man. :)

I just can't wait to take it out for a spin! Woohoo! :banana: :banana: :banana:

And, again, thanks so much! :D
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: BigHat on November 30, 2013, 05:18:44 PM
Ok, i figured it out. An opinel saw, or something comparable. Thats my holiday gift wish...
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: abbrown on December 04, 2013, 10:41:13 AM
Matt just to update your list, Wilderbeast is hooking me up with a tarp so you can show it gifted.

Thanks for starting this exchange Matt, glad to see everyone come together on this.  And thanks again Wilderbeast for the tarp.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: Yellowyak on December 04, 2013, 04:49:56 PM
Hope I did this right.....

A basic wide mouth 32 oz aluminum or steel water bottle that will fit my Wally World metal cup....

Nature Boy, I've got an extra stainess bottle I can send to you. Shoot me a PM with your address and I'll hook you up.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: jontok on December 05, 2013, 12:32:38 PM
BigHat, I got the hammock today! It's GREAT!!! THANKS!!!!  :)

I'll try and get some pics up on sunday.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: BigHat on December 05, 2013, 02:43:57 PM
really happy it got there safe and that you're pleased. looking forward to the pics.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: Nature Boy on December 07, 2013, 10:15:10 AM
I can't figure out how to update the main message. I was blown away today when I received a new 40 oz. Klean Kanteen stainless steel water bottle from Yellowyak! This forum and its folk are tops! It nest perfectly in my Wally World cup and we're going to give it a good workout on a day outing tomorrow via one of our state park hiking trails.

Many thanks again to Yellowyak for his wonderful kindness and generosity! God bless.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: Yellowyak on December 07, 2013, 11:38:30 AM
I can't figure out how to update the main message. I was blown away today when I received a new 40 oz. Klean Kanteen stainless steel water bottle from Yellowyak! This forum and its folk are tops! It nest perfectly in my Wally World cup and we're going to give it a good workout on a day outing tomorrow via one of our state park hiking trails.

Many thanks again to Yellowyak for his wonderful kindness and generosity! God bless.

You're more than welcome. Great to hear it made it. May it accompany you on many new adventures. Happy holidays.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: MATT CHAOS on December 10, 2013, 12:36:00 PM
Sorry for the slow upkeep.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: Wilderbeast on December 10, 2013, 01:22:52 PM
Matt - abbrown has a tarp on the way and I received two balaclavas from him. Thanks for the head cover Aarron.
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: abbrown on December 11, 2013, 06:43:31 AM
No problem beast, looking forward to the tarp and testing it out. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: diogenes on December 11, 2013, 10:10:48 PM
Jon's package arrived today. Found it on my front porch after getting back from dog-searching.

After a pretty disappointing search for Finn, Jon's generous gifts were the bright spot in an otherwise depressing day.

I felt at least obligated to snap a few photos (albeit some crappy cell phone pics) and post them up. I wish I had it in me to take proper pics of everything, but I'm just exhausted at the moment.

He managed to stuff the following in this little box:

A nice, brand new hard-anodised aluminum kettle (1 liter)
A variety of Norwegian chocolates. We've already started on it.  ;)
A Mora 2/0 neck knife. (I've always wanted one of these.)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19526203/B%26B%20Pics/Gift%20Exchange%202013/Jontok%27sGift01.jpg)

A lightweight daypack that packs up in a stuff sack the size of a beer can. A handy little piece of kit, especially for hikes while travelling since it packs up so small.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19526203/B%26B%20Pics/Gift%20Exchange%202013/Jontok%27sGift02.jpg)

Two paracord water bottle slings (It's already on the bottle I take with me to work.)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19526203/B%26B%20Pics/Gift%20Exchange%202013/Jontok%27sGift03.jpg)

 :shocked:

Already boiled some water for tea in it. Pretty darned excited about this.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19526203/B%26B%20Pics/Gift%20Exchange%202013/Jontok%27sGift04.jpg)

Jon, seriously. Thank you so much. You're awesome! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: rogumpogum on December 12, 2013, 07:34:43 AM
Whoa! Jon, you are very generous. :)
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: jontok on December 12, 2013, 10:47:15 AM
Glad to see it reached you. :)
Good to know you could use the extra stuff too. 

Was I lying about the chocolate? ;) 8)
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: diogenes on December 12, 2013, 08:49:49 PM
Whoa! Jon, you are very generous. :)

I know, right?

Glad to see it reached you. :)
Good to know you could use the extra stuff too. 

Was I lying about the chocolate? ;) 8)

You bet I can use this stuff.  ;D

And I do believe you were not lying about the chocolate. Kvikk Lunsj beats Kit Kat anyday. I believe I'll try the Firklover tonight. Hazelnut sounds pretty good right about now. :D
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: Wilderbeast on December 13, 2013, 05:31:48 AM
Whoa! Jon, you are very generous. :)

I know, right?

Glad to see it reached you. :)
Good to know you could use the extra stuff too. 

Was I lying about the chocolate? ;) 8)

You bet I can use this stuff.  ;D

And I do believe you were not lying about the chocolate. Kvikk Lunsj beats Kit Kat anyday. I believe I'll try the Firklover tonight. Hazelnut sounds pretty good right about now. :D

Great assortment of goodies from Norwegia  O:-)  I especially like the Firklover

You know what they say, you will never forget your first Firk. 8)

Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: BigHat on December 25, 2013, 06:26:21 AM
BigHat, I got the hammock today! It's GREAT!!! THANKS!!!!  :)

I'll try and get some pics up on sunday.

did you get a chance to try this out yet?
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: jontok on December 25, 2013, 12:36:03 PM
BigHat, I got the hammock today! It's GREAT!!! THANKS!!!!  :)

I'll try and get some pics up on sunday.

did you get a chance to try this out yet?
Sorry, no... We've had rainstorms nearly nonstop here since I got it. :(
I'll try it out as soon as the weather clears up. (Hopefully soon)
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: diogenes on January 01, 2014, 07:13:04 PM
Finally got a chance to take the kettle out for a spin on my little wood stove. The kettle and the nimblewill are a great fit. Got a liter boiling pretty quickly.

I gathered up some white pine needles for some tea. Never made the stuff before, but it's really nice and refreshing. White pine isn't native here in Missouri, but we do have shortleaf pine in our forests. I'll have to try it out next time I'm out.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19526203/B%26B%20Pics/Gift%20Exchange%202013/Jontok%27sGift05.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19526203/B%26B%20Pics/Gift%20Exchange%202013/Jontok%27sGift06.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19526203/B%26B%20Pics/Gift%20Exchange%202013/Jontok%27sGift07.jpg)
Title: Re: Holiday Gift Exchange 2013!!!!!!
Post by: jontok on January 03, 2014, 04:54:17 AM
Cool. Glad to see you're enjoying that kettle. :)

I've gotta get out and make some pine-tea again (as soon as this wind and rain lets up a bit).