MacGyver I am not. The whole thing started with the cancellation of a Taste event by the very same storm that knocked out our power. The first night I was able to get our generator fired up and watched Gran Torino while keeping an eye on the sump pump. By the next morning the generator was dead - yes I put gasoline in it - and my wife went to open the shop so I could fix it. Ha ha - I told Cathy that all I know how to do is pull the stinkin' rope and if it starts it is fixed - if it doesn't then it is not. It was not and I was tired, hot and cranky - hence the attempt to make my French press using the grill ... .
Anyway thanks for all the suggestions for the non-powered grinders. I am hoping to stick with the Baratza and keep "camping" at Super 8.