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Posted: 04/13/19 10:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

+9 on the Coleman. Little backpacking one. And a dual fuel backpack stove for the small cooking chores. Trying to keep a little "camp" in camper ing.


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Posted: 04/13/19 10:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I never have liked them, way too bright for my tastes. I always felt like I was staying under one of those sodium vapor lights. I like the old kerosene lanterns. A nice soft glow, without blinding you.


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Posted: 04/13/19 10:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I keep both the lantern and stove in good working order. We never need them but keep them handy. Solid, dependable is what you need in an emergency.

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We carry a lantern and a stove at all times. The stove is my choice for cooking supper because the smells stay outdoors. At every campsite we get visitors stating that they haven't seen anyone use one in years. I actually have about 6 Coleman stoves all in working order. I pick them up at garage sales for about $2 and they usually have a gallon of fuel with them. I also have about 6 working Coleman lanterns. My favorites are a small one burner that is adjustable and a dual mantel that is adjustable. When I go deer hunting, I take 3 lanterns with me for the picnic shelter with sides and a wood stove. I don't mind bringing the stoves and lanterns because someone else always brings the fuel and I get to keep the leftover gas.


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I have friends that love them and their Coleman Stove too. I'm not so sure about the whole pressurizing gasoline theory that they work using. But, I've never heard of one blowing up. And, I fill up at gas stations without shutting off my propane fridge so I live life on the wild side anyway. lol

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SidecarFlip wrote:

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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I still have a single mantle, liquid gas type Coleman that is no longer serviceable but I still keep it.

For ambient CG light I use a much older style kerosene/tiki fuel type lantern. It seems to discourage the bugs. The LEDs & propane lanterns attract bugs along with lighting up the entire state.


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Oh yes!

I have a 2 mantle lantern and a 3 burner gas burner, both Coleman, that I bought in 1977 at Montgomery Wards.

I think the pump, or pump gaskets, may be shot. Any tips or advice to repair or replace?

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OkieGene wrote:

Oh yes!

I have a 2 mantle lantern and a 3 burner gas burner, both Coleman, that I bought in 1977 at Montgomery Wards.

I think the pump, or pump gaskets, may be shot. Any tips or advice to repair or replace?


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I have one and a Lantern stand. I do not use it at this time but I did a few year ago ... The reason I don't use it so much is I'm more an "Indoor" type even though I like the outdoors.. Hoping to team up with another RVer this summer and may have to break it out more often..


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