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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby Dave Gray » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:42 pm

Camp4Life wrote:Wow, I never realized this was a thing! I love coleman products and have many, but mostly new-ish. I prefer the small propane bottles for my stove over dealing with fuel cans, for easy transport, no spillage, and no smell. And here I was so happy with my Coleman LED lantern I bought a few years ago so I can safely bring it into a tent :NC

Do you guys actually use this stuff when camping or just collect it?


The short answer to your question is, you can use some of it some of the time but you can't use all of it all of the time. It's what we grew up with. The gear must match the mission and everybody is an (Army of One).

A bank of two or three lanterns on each end will light up the cornhole stadium for a nighttime tournament.

I use propane a lot, mostly with larger outdoor cooking appliances. (Turkey fryer burners, Blackstone griddle and Yukon Camp Chef stove) along with Dutch ovens and Webber kettles, open pits and spits, but that is when I am the Camp Chef.

I plan to use my 502's with my teardrop and I will pack a lantern.
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby slowcowboy » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:05 pm

slow does I got a small one for atv four wheeler camping and its a one burner tiney one. not fear of white gas for all types of camping. I cook with it for teardrop camping and I collect it the 4 mantle lamp and the two mantle table lamps and the endless collection of lanterns and stoves.............no scare of camping with white gas here for this guy.........Slow
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby Wolffarmer » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:44 am

Camp4Life wrote:Wow, I never realized this was a thing! I love coleman products and have many, but mostly new-ish. I prefer the small propane bottles for my stove over dealing with fuel cans, for easy transport, no spillage, and no smell. And here I was so happy with my Coleman LED lantern I bought a few years ago so I can safely bring it into a tent :NC

Do you guys actually use this stuff when camping or just collect it?

I use it camping. I took the lead acid battery out of my trailer as I seldom used it any more. In cold weather I hang a lantern in the trailer for heat and light before I go to sleep. WITH WINDOWS CRACKED OPEN. Personally I do not like propane as it costs more and all those bottles. Yes i know you can get some propane back in them but with a lot of hassel and the smells. ;) I like the white gas stuff as I like the ritual of lighting and caring for them.

I also use them at home and not just for power outages. I often light my house with Coleman and other GPA's and cook on them. I just find it relaxing. Yes it does cost more to light and cook with GPA's ( less than the little propane bottles )

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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby doug hodder » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:32 pm

Camp4Life wrote:Do you guys actually use this stuff when camping or just collect it?


I use it...while I have a lot of very unusual stoves, that don't get used often, they are all operable and for me, the challenge of straightening them out and shooting some beautiful paint on them and then actually using them is the fun of it. I try to build era specific trailers and they all get the appropriate stove and lantern to go with them. I have 1 lantern newer than '70, all the rest of the stoves and lanterns are older than that, mostly from the 40's. Thing is...they work just as well as they did back when they were new. Anyone can run in and buy a new stove, I like some character in it. I just did 7 days in a 1947 trailer with a 1949 426 stove and a 1941 242 lantern...worked perfectly! Doug
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby Wolffarmer » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:50 pm

Dave Gray wrote:
logman7777 wrote:Next you will have to get a 3 burner Coleman stove so you can be a High Wide and Handsome member as well.. :thumbsup:


Please do not be offended but I am not buying my Coleman stuff to belong to a group. I want it to look respectable but I am going to burn it. Much of my camp cooking is done with coals and cast iron. I also like one pan meals. Breakfast usually requires multiple skillets, hence more burners. In my opinion there is not enough room to utilize all three of the burners on the 426 at the same time. That is why I bought three 502's instead.


naaa. Don't buy some Coleman stuff to join a group. You buy some stuff and suddenly you find your self in a group. 8)
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby KCStudly » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:03 pm

Hey Randy, I saw a guy riding an old BMW boxer thru town today. Looked barn vintage fresh, dust cleaned off but not restored, if at all; looked like a survivor. Guy seemed to be enjoying himself. Thought of you.
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby Wolffarmer » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:06 pm

KCStudly wrote:Hey Randy, I saw a guy riding an old BMW boxer thru town today. Looked barn vintage fresh, dust cleaned off but not restored, if at all; looked like a survivor. Guy seemed to be enjoying himself. Thought of you.


Cool. My old Beemers are about 50 miles from you. I think any way. I sure would like to feel the open road again from a bike. A very relaxing experience.

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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby Dave Gray » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:08 pm

Wolffarmer wrote:
Dave Gray wrote:
logman7777 wrote:Next you will have to get a 3 burner Coleman stove so you can be a High Wide and Handsome member as well.. :thumbsup:


Please do not be offended but I am not buying my Coleman stuff to belong to a group. I want it to look respectable but I am going to burn it. Much of my camp cooking is done with coals and cast iron. I also like one pan meals. Breakfast usually requires multiple skillets, hence more burners. In my opinion there is not enough room to utilize all three of the burners on the 426 at the same time. That is why I bought three 502's instead.


naaa. Don't buy some Coleman stuff to join a group. You buy some stuff and suddenly you find your self in a group. 8)


Randy, you are exactly correct. I wish I could rescind my post where I quoted logmann7777 because I now realize that he was just trying to welcome me into the fold . I am already finding myself searching for anything that I do not have, which is almost everything, and I am not ruling out a 426.
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby Wolffarmer » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:24 pm

426 is a nice stove. I would have to say the 426C is probably the best for a real user. I have two 426B's and a 426D. I think only one of those. Opps, just checked my spread sheet and I have 2 426D's. :oops:

I know, I am sick.

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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby Mukilteo » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:38 am

Coleman collectors gathering at Rasar State Park, WA. September 2016
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby Wolffarmer » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:43 pm

Cool man. Thanks for the pictures. Maybe someday I will go to a GPA collector gathering. I might have to introduce them to burning, Burning Man style. :D
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby KCStudly » Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:25 pm

Yes, thanks for sharing the pics. Pretty cool... 'er... I mean hot. :lol:
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby slowcowboy » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:10 pm

thumbs up guys!!!!!!!!!!!! slow
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby 3GKnight » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:25 pm

That's awesome! Could y'all even hear each other talk? :applause:
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Re: Coleman Keepers Campfire come on in!

Postby logman7777 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:40 pm

Dave Gray wrote:
Wolffarmer wrote:
Dave Gray wrote:
logman7777 wrote:Next you will have to get a 3 burner Coleman stove so you can be a High Wide and Handsome member as well.. :thumbsup:


Please do not be offended but I am not buying my Coleman stuff to belong to a group. I want it to look respectable but I am going to burn it. Much of my camp cooking is done with coals and cast iron. I also like one pan meals. Breakfast usually requires multiple skillets, hence more burners. In my opinion there is not enough room to utilize all three of the burners on the 426 at the same time. That is why I bought three 502's instead.


naaa. Don't buy some Coleman stuff to join a group. You buy some stuff and suddenly you find your self in a group. 8)


Randy, you are exactly correct. I wish I could rescind my post where I quoted logmann7777 because I now realize that he was just trying to welcome me into the fold . I am already finding myself searching for anything that I do not have, which is almost everything, and I am not ruling out a 426.


No offense taken.. :thumbsup:
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