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Old 07-25-2012, 07:37 PM   #21
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I use a double mantle portable propane bottle lantern. Love it--sturdy carrying case while in transit and I carry the little bottles anyway for my stove/grill combo. Not a fan of the white fuel so these work great for us.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:05 PM   #22
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This is what we use. 20 some years old and rebuilt several times. Its hanging from a tree stand so out of reach of my youngest. I love this old Coleman lantern over the LED ones. We have one of those, too, for the picnic table.
Sure looks like one of the venerable 220-series, there.

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Old 07-25-2012, 10:48 PM   #23
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Sure looks like one of the venerable 220-series, there.

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That it is, Pop. Its a model 220F that my dad handed down to me in the early '90's. He had bought it in the early 70's. Amazing they last as long as they do.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:52 PM   #24
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I use a double mantle portable propane bottle lantern. Love it--sturdy carrying case while in transit and I carry the little bottles anyway for my stove/grill combo. Not a fan of the white fuel so these work great for us.
Ditto. Old school (to me anyway!) and I love it
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As an added bonus when dry camping in cold weather, the gas lantern will help heat up the camper......with a couple of windows cracked, of course.

But.....I always start that puppy outside.....it has been known to throw a flame up through the top before the mantle starts catching all of the gas.
Our propane Coleman has its own little explosion every time you light it. Scares the bejesus out of me! We don't use it a lot. Only when we don't have an electric site.
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Used our propane lantern for the first time this past weekend in quite some years. Forgot how hot it gets but it reminded me with this on the forearm.
looks infected. keep up with the neosporin!
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All though I still have a couple of the liquid fueled Coleman lanterns, I pretty much use the propane models all the time now. Same with the stove. To me the propane is just less of a hassel. I have one of the LED lanterns that I use ocasionally.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:51 PM   #28
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White gas lantern here.

Like several have already said, as long as they're out of reach of curious little hands I prefer them over LED's. When we were strictly tent camping we had a battery lantern for inside the tent.

But as an avid collector/restorer of anything Coleman I'm kinda biased. I have quite a few to choose from (*cough 42 cough*) whenever we go camping.

My favorite take along is my restored 1920's Coleman Air O Lantern, but you can't beat the 220's for simple dependability.
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Springerpop, good to see ya here too and not just on FTE!
Sorry for the highjack.
I also use the ol gas lanterns and stove. Love putzin with the fuel and all.
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But as an avid collector/restorer of anything Coleman I'm kinda biased. I have quite a few to choose from (*cough 42 cough*) whenever we go camping.
Is there a support group for your addiction? LOL
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