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Old 07-25-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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Who still uses a Coleman Propane Lantern?

Debating on investing in a LED lantern...some of the ones I have seen go for $50 or more. For the sheer safety factor around kids and the hastle of lighting it it might be worth it.

Anyone still use the old style lantern? For those of you who upgraded was it worth it?
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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I still have an old double mantle gas lantern, and also a propane lantern. They both work great.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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I also still have/use/love my old liquid fuel mantle lantern. No reason to change. And I believe if the kids choose to ignore the warnings we give them when something is hot or dangerous, they'll learn the hard way and only do it once.
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I have the propane style and I do love it but having the led and not having to carry around little bottle might be ok to. I have a stove and the little refill adapter so it's not to big a deal for me.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:49 PM   #5
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It's hard to beat the light the gas lantern produces, especially for what they cost. As previously mentioned, kids need to learn things the hard way. Most state parks in GA have lantern holders in each campsite so it's usually not a big deal for us.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:49 PM   #6
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Debating on investing in a LED lantern...some of the ones I have seen go for $50 or more. For the sheer safety factor around kids and the hastle of lighting it it might be worth it.

Anyone still use the old style lantern? For those of you who upgraded was it worth it?
Don't know of anyone with permanent scars from using the old style. I think kids now days are just as smart as we were.

Convenience, yes quite a bit more convenient, but the old ones killed bugs too!
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:53 PM   #7
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We have the LED lantern and I have to say it is very convenient, it was a gift from my admin so I don't know what it cost. Sounds like it was a nicer gift than I realized. We also carry the older style Coleman Single mantel liquid fuel model from our back packing and canoeing days. To me is it still what I like to hear at nights hanging on a pole making that all so familiar hiss. The mantels are smaller than the others and a few years ago I think I purchased 2 doz of them, not sure if they are still available and what we will do when we go through that supply. We also have the one of the F1 propane lantern that works great but I have never felt like it put out as much light, it is just to small for RV camping. You see liquid and propane lantern a lot in thrift stores and they are not much problem to clean up and rework. Good luck.
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Still carry it, but rarely use it. It always seems to be on th lsit of "unused stuff to put in the house or garage", but I can never seem to bring myself to that....
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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.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:54 PM   #10
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I still use two every time we camp.


actually we DONT USE propane!

we still use the white gas lanterns !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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