Trying again. Blogger lost the last post!
Yesterday my neighbor dropped by on his way to Alpine and wanted to know if I wanted to ride along. I didn't really need anything, but said I'd ride along for the heck of it. On the way he made me an offer I couldn't refuse and that was to buy his old Ford Pickup that he didn't need anymore since he got a newer Dodge PU.
And to answer one question asked in this thread before it got lost... The truck is a 94 model and has a V8 and automatic so it isn't the same truck you had Larry. Don't remember what Frann's post was?
Cooking with the Sun
I was planning to use the old satellite dish I'd used to get WiFi for a solar cooker, but my neighbor wants to get WiFi from me and he had a dish that hadn't been modified for WiFi yet so I traded with him. On our trip to Alpine yesterday our first stop was AutoZone so after reading on the net where some guy got stick on chrome decal material from an auto parts store to cover a dish for cooking I bought a roll of that there. It works very well as can be seen below. I have that dish mounted on the trailer now and just need to rig a holder for my cast iron skillet on it to start cooking. The roll of stick on chrome tape cost me $10.99 and there was enough of it for at least two or three of the dishes. It should also be a LOT cheaper than buying a bunch of small mirrors made for that application and then having to glue them all in place. No doubt saved hours of work not having to do that. I could have done a better job of sticking it on, but I was in a hurry. It works quiet well as is.
Update. Heavy Smoke in Area