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paul wheaton
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
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Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
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I received an email from somebody that wanted to get together to talk about rocket mass heaters. I then suggested a gathering of lots of folks interested in this sort of thing in the missoula area. He offered his house in east missoula as a gathering spot. Maybe there is something more central?

Any interest in something like this?


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paul wheaton
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
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Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
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How does Feb 11 look?
Abe Coley


Joined: Nov 13, 2010
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Location: Missoula, MT
    
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i'm totally up for it.


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paul wheaton
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Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
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Noon-ish? Who has a big house that can hold eight to ten people wanting to talk about this stuff?
Jo York


Joined: Jan 31, 2011
Posts: 53
It's on my calendar for the 11th!
Dave Trebas


Joined: Jan 20, 2012
Posts: 1
I would like to attend, but would need to drive down from Kalispell. Would depend on the road conditions. Also, would need an address.
Glenna Dowd


Joined: Feb 01, 2012
Posts: 1
A couple of us bozoneites would like to attend if the timing works out.

Bryce Rieger


Joined: Jan 09, 2012
Posts: 1
Location: Clinton, Montana
I'm in for the get together!
paul wheaton
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Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
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We need a place to meet. It would be cool if somebody has a big house and a big pot of soup.
Abe Coley


Joined: Nov 13, 2010
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Location: Missoula, MT
    
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i have a tiny house and an incredibly icy driveway. but i do have big pots of soup available, as well as this beast in my living room (see attachment):



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Tahj Kjelland


Joined: Jan 07, 2012
Posts: 30
I would be more than willing to open my house.... three block from the GFS
2237 South 3rd 406-818-1111 2/11 noon....
Still Ben


Joined: Jul 21, 2011
Posts: 16
Location: Missoula
What a great idea! I'll plan to come, and intend to bring a pot full of spicy bean dip to share for the occasion.
Tahj Kjelland


Joined: Jan 07, 2012
Posts: 30
great!
Tahj Kjelland


Joined: Jan 07, 2012
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Didi not see your post Abe.... I am totally down to come the cabin as well...
paul wheaton
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
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Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
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There ya go.

Tahj's house.

Noon.

Feb 11.

Now in my calendar.

Abe Coley


Joined: Nov 13, 2010
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Location: Missoula, MT
    
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right on, i'll bring a scrumptious concoction.
eliza mahoney


Joined: Nov 28, 2009
Posts: 7
Can anybody show up? If so, I'll be there with snacks...
paul wheaton
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
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Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
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"anybody" is plan A.

It sounds like we're gonna have a full house.

I saw a gal from sundog yesterday. She said she was coming.

Tahj called today that heaps of people have called him and are gonna be there.

I think it's gonna be a bit of a squeeze! All I want is a comfy chair!

                                  


Joined: Feb 08, 2012
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ya'll dont know me but hopefully its ok to just show up! I think my roomate is also going to come.
Raven Sutherland


Joined: Nov 09, 2010
Posts: 128
Location: Massachusetts
Although rocket mass heaters are for smaller applications they seem ridiculously more
efficient at burning less fuel providing more heat with less pollution so my question is
why is this design not being considered for LARGE applications as well?


Digging around on a piece of ground in my home town
waiting for someone or something to show me the way.
paul wheaton
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
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Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
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Raven Sutherland wrote:Although rocket mass heaters are for smaller applications they seem ridiculously more
efficient at burning less fuel providing more heat with less pollution so my question is
why is this design not being considered for LARGE applications as well?


Raven,

Are you saying that you are planning on coming to Missoula and asking that question at our gathering tomorrow?



Raven Sutherland


Joined: Nov 09, 2010
Posts: 128
Location: Massachusetts
UM NO Paul... i wish... just something that has been on my mind
for a long time though...
Abe Coley


Joined: Nov 13, 2010
Posts: 76
Location: Missoula, MT
    
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I woke up this morning with a pretty wicked cold, and I definitely wouldn't want to get you all sick. Wish I could have made it. I'm sure you all had a blast.
paul wheaton
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
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Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
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We had a big crowd.

There was excellent food.

Somebody suggested that we go around the room and introduce ourselves and I am now regretting that we didn't do that.

There was also a demonstration of a haybox cooker.

And there was a "pie cookie" that was delicious.

Tahj worked his butt off - and I think he might have missed a lot of the discussion while doing dishes and stuff. Seems like we shoulda had a way to mitigate that.

But we talked about a LOT of stuff!
 
 
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