Firebox Nano with Esbit Burner


The Firebox Nano on it’s first test run making soup with less than 2 ounces of Alcohol and simmered for over thirty minutes with the Esbit stove. The soup was comprised of my own dehydrated vegetables and Beef Jerky and the stove combination worked as advertised and had a lot of fuel left when the soup was finished.
Yes I used the simmer ring after the soup came to a boil, the liquid was over 3 cups and the vegetables and water were direct from the refrigerator.
I personally will use the stove with the Alcohol burner only and not wood as I see it as a quick hot drink or soup type meal stove at this time.
I know it would burn wood just fine but I have a larger Emberlit that can also use the alcohol stove or smaller pieces of wood so now I have a wood burner and an alcohol burner for emergency use along with a Jet Boil that I plan to use for actual cooking.
But to have a fire box stove that will fit in my shirt pocket is very nice!



The flame doing its jib

The flame doing its jib

Almost done

Almost done

Ready to eat

Ready to eat

In Loving Memory Of Baileysue

I am posting this picture in loving memory of our friend and pet Baileysue. Bailey fought illness for over two years before loosing the battle. She was a real fighter and many dogs would have given up a longtime ago but she loved life even if it was taking a nap in her bed as I worked on the computer. Dogs are so unselfish in their life and mostly only want to make “you” happy, so they forget about their aches and pains. Bailey you are already missed and will always be loved by us. Mike and Sharon “we are proud of our girl”!

The Loving Face of Baileysue

Custom Made Turkey calls


The calls here are custom made and come from the State of Washington and the state of Missouri. There are pot calls, scratch box calls and one crow locator call for your enjoyment. The background is from one of my camouflage shirts. The crow call is made in Tenino Washington, the wood is African Black Wood. The turkey feathers are from real wild turkeys.





Fly Fishing On The Yakima River

I was on my way to Yakima on a business trip when I decided to eat my lunch in the Yakima canyon and watch some drift fishing (flies only catch and release only) if I was lucky. As this raft went by it made a perfect image to adjust when I got home. This is converted to CMYK with the black sharpened and the other colors slightly blurred to give a nice effect. I have enjoyed this image for a number of years but not all images are going to work for the above method of processing. Enjoy.

Drift Fishing On The Yakima

Crow Call (custom made)

Just received my custom crow call made from African Black wood by RR Calls in Tenino WA.Used to locate turkeys in the wild as a shock noise. RR Calls can be found at this address  RR Custom Calls The call is made from African Black wood and is a reed system that really sounds like a crow. I hope with practice that I can get good use from this one.
Crow call

Custom Made Crow Call

Elma High School 2011 Prom Shoot

Well we are gong to shoot the Elma Prom again this year on the 7th of May. We will be using two back drops and camera setups so the kids have a choice of back grounds to choose from. We did this last year and it was a great success. Below is our Page image for the site we are building for any school that wants to use our services. The site address is You can find us on face book at Prompix .

Having fun


Product Picture for Promo

Aluminum Turkey Pot Call Custom Made

Custom made Aluminum surface pot call with two strikers to call Tom turkeys in during the spring time. This one was made for me by Pappy’s calls in Lilbourn,  Missouri. The pot is made from Osage wood and has a glass sound board. The strikers are blood wood and red oak. I superimposed the turkey image on top of the surface for the heck of it and it is not on the actual pot. The Scotch Brite is to condition the pot surface and the striker ends when in the field. You can see more of his work at the following link: