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I found this on Expo the other day. It’s a bracket that fits on the the tongue of the Hi-Lift jack and enables the jack to grip bumpers and round or square tube without slipping. When I’ve jacked my truck up by the rock sliders on a flat surface, I’ve had to be careful to ensure that the jack doesn’t slip. In a rocky situation it would seem too dicey to attempt. With this though, I think it’d be a safe maneuver.

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Look at what my sweet girlfriend made me for my birthday. It’s a lantern jacket!

A couple of years ago I bought a non-functioning, early-70s, Coleman 200A lantern for $12 at an antique store. It sat around for a while until I ordered all of the parts, stripped it down and restored it. Here’s the how-to I used, if you’re restoring your own by the way.

It was really satisfying to rebuild it and get it to work. I didn’t have a case for it though and it would knock around in the back of the truck with an old towel draped over it for modicum of protection.

Then my girlfriend, Natalie, after borrowing my lantern under the guise of wanting to draw it, presented me with this amazing lantern jacket. It’s fully padded and even has a zippered picket for holding matches and spare mantles. I love it!

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