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Katadyn Water Filters
Tomorrow evening, I will be sending email to all those that expressed interest in Katadyn water filters and additional filter elements. If you didn't get a chance to check out the Katadyn deal and want in on it, let me know by close of business day. We will also will be able to let people pick up additional ceramic and charcoal elements, etc. without having to buy a complete water filter unit. For more information about the Katadyn deal, click here.

Corona Victoria Grain Mills
While it remains to be finalized, it is likely that we will have a cooperative buy on the coronoa voctria grain mills. They will probably cost about half the price of the Back to Basic grain mill and have a pretty decent sized hopper from pictures that I have seen of the Corona Victoria. If anyone needs to get an inexpensive grain mill, they should promptly email an indication of interest to me at

Tall Aluminum Aladdin Lamps (First and Second Cooperative Buy)
I am told that the remaining Aladdin lamps and parts orders should arrive on Monday afternoon. Those who would like to be a part of a second cooperative buy on Aladdin lamps should let me know. Unfortunately, the price of lamps has gone up a bit due to the crunch of last minute preparations. The cost of the tall aluminum aladdin lamp is now available to us for $US 75.00. However, we only need 5 lamp orders to make the second cooperative order. In addition, those interested in spare parts for their Aladdins can join us in this second order: lox-on mantles ($US 6), lox on chimneys ($US 17), wicks for new lamps ($US 8), and bug screens ($US 6).  If anyone has interest, they should email an indication of interest to me at

Stan Faryna

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-- Stan Faryna (, November 04, 1999


I am trying to work out a cooperative preps buy on butter powder, dehydrated milk, powdered eggs, cheese powder, and other things. The product comes in sealed 3.5 gallon buckets with oxygen absorbers and dessicants. I imagine each bucket might hold anywhere from 8 to 15 pounds of product, but I'll have to check this out. I'm still bickering on the prices with the fellow who offers these, but if you are interested, email me.

Sincerely, Stan Faryna

-- Stan Faryna (, November 05, 1999.

Stan, Does the Corona you speak of offer the attachment for oats?

-- Lilly (, November 05, 1999.

So far as I know, the oat attachment is only available from Jade Mountain, but, it should be easy enough to build one. In fact, there's a web page somewhere that explains how. I'll try to find the URL later and post it.

In a nutshell, all you do is cut a piece of aluminum plate to replace the burr that's mounted on the mill body, and cement a sheet of rubber to it.

-- Ron Schwarz (, November 05, 1999.

OK, took me a while to find it, but here's what I found:


Note: the how-to article linked above describes it as pertaining to "spelt wheat", but I think that it's the same thing sold by Jade Mountain, but I can't vouch for it. (I think I read it somewhere, but I'm not sure. I do remember spending a loooooong time searching for that info some time ago, and it wasn't easy to find that link.)

-- Ron Schwarz (, November 08, 1999.

Ron, I thank you for your efforts to locate this. I had never been to the Jade Mt. Site (of course I found my way to the clothes washers immediately). Oh, but to have another year's time!

Great solutions for those working on portable heating/cooking with limited funds.

-- Lilly (, November 08, 1999.

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