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If you’ve never made dinner on a hike you’ve missed out on one of life’s great pleasures.

Originally posted on Paleotool's Weblog:

A look at the origins and evolution of our favorite stove…

This post was going to be a few words about the Primus stoves we all love and some images I’ve collected from around the web.  As usual, I found myself rambling all over the topic without a clear direction. 

Primus advertisement 1899. Image found on the Classic Camp Stove Forum.

Outdoor cooking has become something of a lost art for those of us raised in the industrial world, but not too long ago, what we think of as camp cooking was just plain cooking.   Several major advances made in the 19th and early 20th centuries resonate in our lives without a second thought from most of us.  Most of our great-grandparents cooked with solid fuel (mostly wood, peat, manure, or charcoal) and their grandparents may have been fortunate enough to cook indoors in bad weather.

In the…

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SS Bourgogne

a1071_ss bourgogne

Transatlantic steamer La Bourgogne entering the port of Le Havre, France, ca. 1895

Image found on AdventuresOfTheBlackgang

Vintage television commercial for Old Spice Aftershave Lotion from the 1960’s featuring a handsome single man with dozens of girlfriends.

Video found on RetroYoutube

London At A Glance 1944

Video found at travelfilmarchive

Last Edition Beetle in Harvest Moon Beige, by Volkswagen of Puebla, Mexico, 2003


These lovely old Swede immigrant ladies turned up on Aunt Mabel’s doorstep one day asking nicely if they could come in and talk a little and sing about Jesus. The foulness of her answer sent one of them into permanent coma and the other to a permanent bed post in a home for the mentally bewildered and baffled.

I can sympathize with her feelings having lived less than 200 meters from the Assembly Hall of one of the larges congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Norway. Their annoying eagerness in bringing salvation to the neighbourhood was if nothing else impressive  – Ted


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