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Rick Brinkman
Works at Coffee Creek Gear
Attended Montana State University - Bozeman
Lived in Coffee Creek, MT
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Celebrating one year of collecting.  Yep, I have a problem. About half of the lanterns currently work. About half are Coleman's. All three stoves work.
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All three lit up! On the left...is my "birthday lantern".  It was made/stamped the same month/year I was born. (6/70)
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Today was a good day!  So....think and enjoy!
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???  I don't know, I don't care. :)

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Don't want your hiking/work/hunting/battle boot shoelaces to untie themselves........but still come loose at one tug??????

Here it is:
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This is my new computer background.

The KCCO is the base(last summer)  I'm succeeding more than failing. :)
The upper part..my next goal...(yeah..batman movie....)....not so much.

The reason why the KCCO is the base......I need to be reminded.
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Happy Independence Day and (belated) Canada Day!!!!

All lanterns lit that were safe and unclogged.
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Working on a couple of lanterns today.  Here's the Before/After of one of them.
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Celebrating tonight with a couple of lanterns!(and a Sierra Nevada IPA)
On the left is a '41 lantern that had hardly any use works like new and polished up VERY nicely.(if I NEED to sell, I'll make money)  On the right....is my birthday lantern. Coleman 200 Canada - 6/70.  Kinda rare, because the US factory was not producing THAT month...and it's the last month of the Canada 200's.  I got a good deal on it. :)


It's been a .....  relaxing month.
I thought I was going to owe a LOT of taxes that I could only put on the cards........accountant said I'd get a refund.(enough to pay for the accountant plus a little)

All the $$ I'd been saving for taxes(which wasn't quite up to half of what I was anticipating)....is now mine!(or at least a big card payment...or savings.)

 A Bonus from work this month too!

Large-ish win on a keno machine tonight!    Pure frosting!

After the past few years....tonight I feel rich!  I have a ways to go, but the feeling of the belt loosening up a bit.....is wonderful!
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Thanks!!

Wait until you see the before and after pics of the one on the left!  .....after I've done the REAL polishing.  :)


I'll have to show you the before and after pics of the bathroom......when I was forced to replace the CARPET with tile....after two toilet overflows....in one day.  THEN I discovered the water leak in the wall going to the shower.

,.. but that was LAST month. LOL!  :)

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Weird night....

different attitude......
I'm a LOT happier!

Same result.......

No lantern.  LOL!!!!
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ski trip report.......

I've never seen fluffy-looking snow be an actual sheet of ice......especially not at Showdown.

I was wrong......and it got worse....


On the positive side....I'm just under my skiing performance when I was 20.
FYI almost bottomed Sluice Box three times today....in hard pack ice conditions....got pitched out all three times.   Too fast...lost control....out of shape.''

I don't care....  I CAN SKI AGAIN!!!!!!!!   :)

can't afford it....but that's another story.
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22 oz IPA's at the grocery store tonight(NOT skunky) for .99....
Skiing tomorrow....

:)   !!!!!!!!
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only got 6.


even after this week's overbudget..(skiing)
lots of GOOD bitter beer next week.  :)

IPA lovers are IPA lovers.    .....and most of them are brewers.

FYI.....  Spanish Peaks "Big Bite IPA" (Bozeman)....the .99 per bottle.
Arrogant Bastard..same size, same state, same store....$5. per 22 bottle.
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  • Montana State University - Bozeman
    Photography, 1988 - 1992
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  • Coffee Creek Gear
    Owner/Designer/Janitor, 2010 - present
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Coffee Creek, MT - Denton, MT - Bozeman, MT - Helena, MT - West Linn, OR - West Slope, OR - Sylvan, OR - Beaverton, OR
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