Archive for January, 2007

Oregon Outback

From Reno to Belknap Springs for a wedding – here is a photo gallery from the route from Reno up US 395 then the Oregon Scenic Outback and over to Belknap Springs in the Cascades.

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What’s an Ione?

That’s the big question this year. Just ask Randy. — more later

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Lloyd Brown on the 1991 Silver State Caravan

Lloyd Brown did a series of water color paintings to record the MBCU experience during the 1991 Silver State (Nevada) Caravan.

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MBCU – 20 years on

The MBCU had a reunion in 2004. This was a time for a bunch of good friends to look back at twenty years (or more) of fun and shared experience. – that is saying something condering that, for most folks, retirement age is needed before you really have the time and resources for caravans and extended rallies!

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FRED for your Kit

Aussie Cred for FRED at Kit Up

FRED is an official acronym – Food Ration Extraction Device – but is usually known by the more popular “Frigging Ridiculous Eating Device.”

This is a cousing of the P-38 can opener that has a spoon for the handle. The blog Kit Up features an interesting collection of gear for the soldier or the outdoorsman.

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MBCU at Hat Creek

Hat Creek used to be a favorite spot for rallies, especially to kick off or end a caravan tour. Since the flood a few years ago, the group area has been made much less accomodating to RV groups, though. It is in the middle of a number of sights in northern California so still convenient as a base for touring where the Sierra’s meet the Cascade’s.

Mt Lassen

Here is Mt. Lassen. See the photo gallery!

Also see SNUZE entries

The Hat Creek Rally Photo Gallery, Reno to Hat Creek, and Hat Creek, what to do?

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MBCU Memories – Lloyd Brown drawings-1993 Sunshine Caravan #49

MBCU 1993 Sunshine Caravan remembered in Lloyd Brown watercolors.

Sunshine Caravan

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Self cleaning underwear? – Self-Cleaning Underwear Goes Weeks Without Washing

The new technology attaches nanoparticles to clothing fibers using microwaves. Then, chemicals that can repel water, oil and bacteria are directly bound to the nanoparticles. These two elements combine to create a protective coating on the fibers of the material.

This coating both kills bacteria, and forces liquids to bead and run off.

The U.S. military spent more than $20 million to develop the fabric, deriving from research originally intended to protect soldiers from biological weapons.

The technology of the future might just make your travels more convenient in unexpected ways!

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MBCU and the Leipper’s in the early 90’s

Airstream rallies of the 1990’s Leipper travelogue – Monterey Bay California Unit, WBCCI rallies of the 1990’s

Momument Valley

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More from the MBCU notebook

The MBCU caravans and rallies page has been updated with new notes and pictures of The first 25 years, 1985 Hat Creek, 1989 White Sands, and 1989 Bozeman.

Lloyd wasn’t only a Unit President (see previous post), he was also good with the watercolors. See the MBCU caravans and rallies page and start browsing about folks having a good time together in a shared RV experience. Learn how they did it!

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Monterey Bay California Unit, WBCCI rallies of the 1980’s

Here is a photo gallery of the Monterey Bay folks having a good time at rallies in the 80’s


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Dometic recall

Chris isn’t too happy about how Dometic is fixing a safety problem. See » Dometic recalls, right and wrong…

The recall is for “Certain Dometic two-door refrigerators manufactured between April 1997 and May 2003” ( The concern is that a coolant leak might cause a fire. The current ‘fix’ is a simple shield. Chris thinks a bit of outrage might be worthwhile to get a proper fix. See his post if you have one of these appliances.

update: see  Official Dometic Recall – DometicUSA (per j at rvtravel 1/19/07))

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70’s Rallies Photographs MBCU

Airstream Rallies of the 1970’s – Leipper travelogue – A picture album of the heydays of the Monterey Bay Unit!

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