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Posted: 04/13/19 08:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Who still uses the good ol ultra reliable Coleman liquid fuel lanterns? I have a bit of a collection and use them all the time
My oldest is from the 20's


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I do almost every trip. Brings back memories of camping as a child.


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Always and they still sell them. I have an oldie and one that is a year old. The year old one fits in a plastic case that stores in the closet. I prefer a presurized mantle lantern over the LED junk.


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I still have a couple of them around - They sure are too bright to use a campgrounds however... Always brings in a crowd asking what the bright light is all about haha...

I use them mostly when camping off grid including tent camping... I also have a couple of those hanging lanterns that I like to hang in a tree on both ends of the camp site. These get turned down real low and burn all night... They will cast a shadow on the tent when things go past them...

Now they have come out with the pull out hanging lanterns that are battery powered that runs all night...
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I have a couple from the Seventies. Hardly use them anymore since we gave up camping, but keep them serviceable in case of power outage. Also have a 2 burner and 3 burner gas stove and an old foldable stovetop oven to use on the stoves. Keeping them all for the grandkids......


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We do. better base than propane ones, brighter light, and longer run time than propane.

One for the trailer, one we use in the backyard around the firepit.

I even have dozens of the old style mantles with thorium which burn brighter than the newer mantles. Thorium emits alpha particles, so while radioactive paper or the lantern glass stops them, not really an issue IMHO.

Rather than the clear glass globes, I found pyrex frosted glass coleman globes for mine. Much better light source for us.

I also have a couple of dark red globes. Good when using a telescope or wanting a more subdued light.

I have an old coleman white gas stove as well. It doesn' get used much anymore since most of our cooking is grilling over an open fire or charcoal.


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I have an old dual mantle Coleman white gas lantern. Haven't used it in years.


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RoyB wrote:

I still have a couple of them around - They sure are too bright to use a campgrounds however... Always brings in a crowd asking what the bright light is all about haha...

I use them mostly when camping off grid including tent camping... I also have a couple of those hanging lanterns that I like to hang in a tree on both ends of the camp site. These get turned down real low and burn all night... They will cast a shadow on the tent when things go past them...

Now they have come out with the pull out hanging lanterns that are battery powered that runs all night...
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Never had an issue with my pressurized gas lantern, easy to turn down to just a glow (turn the knob) and runs all night no issue. In fact will run all day and all night if I forget to turn it off.

A gallon of coleman fuel is a lot cheaper than a bunch of batteries that when shot, take up landfill space. The new ones run on coleman fuel or unleaded pump gas as well.

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ktmrfs wrote:

We do. better base than propane ones, brighter light, and longer run time than propane.

One for the trailer, one we use in the backyard around the firepit.

I even have dozens of the old style mantles with thorium which burn brighter than the newer mantles. Thorium emits alpha particles, so while radioactive paper or the lantern glass stops them, not really an issue IMHO.

Rather than the clear glass globes, I found pyrex frosted glass coleman globes for mine. Much better light source for us.

I also have a couple of dark red globes. Good when using a telescope or wanting a more subdued light.

I have an old coleman white gas stove as well. It doesn' get used much anymore since most of our cooking is grilling over an open fire or charcoal.


My kind of camper. I despise propane cooked anything. Don't like the aftertaste. Methyl Mercaptan (the odorant) in propane leaves an aftertaste in food. Give me a good hardwood fire and a grill on the coals and I'm happy. Just like my coleman lantern, old school.

I use mine with the yellow globe when fishing too. No bugs.

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RoyB wrote:

I still have a couple of them around - They sure are too bright to use a campgrounds however... Always brings in a crowd asking what the bright light is all about haha...

I use them mostly when camping off grid including tent camping... I also have a couple of those hanging lanterns that I like to hang in a tree on both ends of the camp site. These get turned down real low and burn all night... They will cast a shadow on the tent when things go past them...

Now they have come out with the pull out hanging lanterns that are battery powered that runs all night...
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One of my favorite things about them is that you can turn them down to just a glow or crank them up and see well enough to do most anything. I’ll keep mine turned way down when sitting by the fire and can crank it up if a nosy coon or skunk decides to visit.

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