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It is time to start planning to attend the 10th Annual Fall Great Lakes Camp Out. It will again be held at Gordon’s Campground which is located eight miles north of Kendallville, Indiana. Their address is 9500 E. 600 S. Wolcottville, IN 46795 and their phone is 260-351-3383.

The camp out will officially begin Friday September 14 and end Sunday September 16, but many will show up Thursday. Come enjoy the fellowship and the opportunity to buy and sell interesting gas pressure appliances. Bring lamps, lanterns, stoves, heaters, and irons and parts to display, sell and/or trade. All collectors, regardless of where they reside, are invited to this gathering. Attendees do not have to be members of the ICCC.

This time around our focus for the light up is the 242 family of lanterns.  If you have don’t have a 242 yet, get busy going to flea markets, garage sales, and antique stores.  If all else fails, there will probably be someone at the gathering who would sell you one.

Jon Shearer negotiated an $18 per night camping deal – same as the last few years. Your $18 buys you the right to set up one tent or RV.  You can also put up an easy up or screen tent.  They will hold the Sassafras and Tulip Tree areas under the name Coleman.  Normally, they don’t operate using reservations, but please call ahead and make a reservation as many of the perks they offer us are based on the number of reservations they have for our group.  When you call mention the group reservation and make sure you mention the deal. If you don’t make a reservation, you won’t get the deal.

For those who are not interested in bringing camping equipment, Gordon’s does have rental campers and cabins.  The rentals are in the front area of the campground, and they would offer 10% off the regular rate to our group and also 10% off on the golf cart rentals.  There are several hotels nearby including a Holiday Inn Express, Best Western, and a Super 8. There will be a $2 per day charge for a visitor pass for those not camping on site.

We will be planning group meals at least for Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  If you are willing to help cook or be responsible for a meal, please let us know. Jon and I will be cooking the Friday night meal.

When you post that you are going to attend, please let us know the day and time you are planning to arrive and how many will be camping in your tent or RV.

We look forward to seeing you at Gordon’s.  

Steve Potter and Jon Shearer

 
Steve

If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us! But passion and party blind our eyes, and the light which experience gives is a lantern on the stern, which shines only on the waves behind us!
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Great Lakes Coleman Collector
ICCC# 914
Wokakije wan bluha
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bourdonarmy
I am planning on going Thursday morning. I will be tent camping there. My fiance will join me Thursday evening and my Father will be coming Friday and will bring a tent as well. We will be planning to leave Sunday morning.
-Logan-
101st Airborne 2006 to 2009
ICCC Member 1536

Looking for 02/19, 03/15, 06/90 birthday lanterns

Coleman Quicklite Crew #05
The Coleman Blue's 243's #155
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rob_pontius
We'll be there. We'll have 5 of us. We'll arrive Friday and leave Sunday morning. Should be a good time just like last year.
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happycamper
I'm in. Solo. Arriving Thursday, depart Sunday
Jon ICCC# 918
If your planning an intervention bring Coleman fuel
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Rubing
Solo here as well, arrive Friday morning depart Sunday morning.
ICCC # 1402
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hammer_off
If all goes as planned, I will be arriving Thursday afternoon with Jerry and Pat.  We will head out Sunday morning.
Steve

If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us! But passion and party blind our eyes, and the light which experience gives is a lantern on the stern, which shines only on the waves behind us!
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Great Lakes Coleman Collector
ICCC# 914
Wokakije wan bluha
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EagleScout72
Ok, count me and the wife in. We'll be in Thursday afternoon and leave Sunday morning. Thanks for planning this Steve!
Scott
ICCC # 1377
Looking for lanterns with dates 5/55, 7/56, 3/80
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate Member #0102
MilSpecOps Member # 011
The Coleman Blues 243's #156

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Rubing
"This time around our focus for the light up is the 242 family of lanterns. If you have don’t have a 242 yet, get busy going to flea markets, garage sales, and antique stores. If all else fails, there will probably be someone at the gathering who would sell you one."

I do have a few surplus 242s
ICCC # 1402
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diablo45
The wife and I will be there Friday morning and leaving Sunday morning. Can't wait, always a good time!
Sam

MilSpecOps #5150

ICCC #1561

Stovie
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mikewells
Judy and I will be there early in the week if all goes well. We will have an rv and will leave Sunday Morning.

Steve, If Jerry still has any of those 220/228 bird house kits kicking around please tell him I would like to get one.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!!
Mike Wells
E Bay user name whitegas5152
ICCC # 1038
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michiganphil
My wife just asked if the dates were set for this one. We'll be adding it to the calendar.
Philip
ICCC #1326
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Daveofswm
Jane, and I will also be there early, and leaving on Sunday.
dave
Because I am Dave that's why!
ICCC#1328
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate # 0127
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Rubing
Daveofswm wrote:
Jane, and I will also be there early, and leaving on Sunday.
Dave I saw a pallet of bacon sitting outside the cafeteria at work the other day and it reminded me of you. Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_9639.jpg, Views: 440, Size: 105.83 KB
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Flyboyfwa
X cases of bacon divided by Y number of 426's = yum to the tenth power. Someone needs to start the Annual Coleman Bacon cookoff. My wife and I are looking forward to the gathering. We will try to come up Friday evening.
Andy
Mil-Spec Ops #199
Coleman Slant Saver #54
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #06
275 Appreciation Syndicate #1970
ICCC #1741
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Daveofswm
Have griddle will do bacon.
dave
Because I am Dave that's why!
ICCC#1328
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate # 0127
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Brian Keith
I'll be here- http://www.tristategasenginetractor.com/index.php

Had a booth for over 30 years, massive vendor area, usually lots of Coleman products if any one wants to make a trip south. Portland, Indiana is not too far! I have a bunch of lanterns to sell this year!
BKW
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toddcline

I am going to try my damndest to get there this year. Last summer I had the entire front of my house torn off for renovations.. That is done.. Still have projects going on, but will try to get to Gordons.. 

I have a few 242's that I will bring.. I think we might also bring a newbie to the Coleman Club

.Todd
What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law........____ Todd Cline ICCC # 1296 Battle Creek, MI. ______

Mil.Spec. GP. # 73rd. Trans. Ft. Eustis Va. 1984-1987      NCO club: 1900-2200, usually.
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toddcline
BTW, Wondering if Dave Ashley will be there?  Also, Dean, I can't recall his last name, but he was a fellow ARMY veteran from FT. Eustis VA.  I have some stuff to show him.. I remember now, It's Dean De Graffe.  Might have miss spelled that? 

Todd
What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law........____ Todd Cline ICCC # 1296 Battle Creek, MI. ______

Mil.Spec. GP. # 73rd. Trans. Ft. Eustis Va. 1984-1987      NCO club: 1900-2200, usually.
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rob_pontius
Todd. I believe that dave is planning on attending again. I'll try to find out for sure.
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dday
I’m planning on arriving Saturday morning and departing Sunday. Can’t wait to attend.
Dan
ICCC #1053
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bourdonarmy
dday wrote:
I’m planning on arriving Saturday morning and departing Sunday. Can’t wait to attend.
Dan

Will be nice to finally meet ya
-Logan-
101st Airborne 2006 to 2009
ICCC Member 1536

Looking for 02/19, 03/15, 06/90 birthday lanterns

Coleman Quicklite Crew #05
The Coleman Blue's 243's #155
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rob_pontius
Todd. Dave Ashley said that he will be there.
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toddcline
Thanks for that Rob.. Right now not 100% sure, but I want to be there.. It depends on my pal Bill Carpenter, he has the camping rig. He might be going to the U.P. that weekend. I'll keep my fingers crossed.......

Todd 
What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law........____ Todd Cline ICCC # 1296 Battle Creek, MI. ______

Mil.Spec. GP. # 73rd. Trans. Ft. Eustis Va. 1984-1987      NCO club: 1900-2200, usually.
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rob_pontius
Todd. Hopefully all goes well and you can make it. The more the merrier.
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toddcline
Amen to that Rob..  I missed it last year. Also missed the Bellevue camp out this year.  I think it's time I got back into the loop....  

Todd.
What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law........____ Todd Cline ICCC # 1296 Battle Creek, MI. ______

Mil.Spec. GP. # 73rd. Trans. Ft. Eustis Va. 1984-1987      NCO club: 1900-2200, usually.
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toddcline
Well, looks like I might have an issue this year. My usual camping buddy is going to the U.P. that same weekend.( He's got the rig). I'll see what my options are.  I can call a friend that might be passing through my way. ( Hello Dave Ashley?)
Todd.
What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law........____ Todd Cline ICCC # 1296 Battle Creek, MI. ______

Mil.Spec. GP. # 73rd. Trans. Ft. Eustis Va. 1984-1987      NCO club: 1900-2200, usually.
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detroithiker
Holly and I will be there for sure.


If anyone has anything to get rid of we will be looking for a nickel 500 and 530.
As well as a shade for Holly's lamp
Stoves are used more often than lanterns when camping, just face it!
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CrazyCamperGreg
I am planning on making it as long as all goes well.
Your wife called she said ''BUY ALL THE GPA'S YOU WANT'' Trust me....
Looking for 5/79 502,
And 6/08 anything.
Greg
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bourdonarmy
detroithiker wrote:
WTB nickel 500 and 530.
As well as a shade for Holly's lamp
I can hook you up with a 530
-Logan-
101st Airborne 2006 to 2009
ICCC Member 1536

Looking for 02/19, 03/15, 06/90 birthday lanterns

Coleman Quicklite Crew #05
The Coleman Blue's 243's #155
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diablo45
Made my reservations, can't wait!
Sam

MilSpecOps #5150

ICCC #1561

Stovie
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detroithiker
bourdonarmy wrote:
I can hook you up with a 530

Great, the one I got was a mess Click image for larger version - Name: 20180812_204337.jpg, Views: 331, Size: 3.92 MB
Stoves are used more often than lanterns when camping, just face it!
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bourdonarmy
detroithiker wrote:

Great, the one I got was a mess

Id say so haha
-Logan-
101st Airborne 2006 to 2009
ICCC Member 1536

Looking for 02/19, 03/15, 06/90 birthday lanterns

Coleman Quicklite Crew #05
The Coleman Blue's 243's #155
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Adogbmw
I will be there with my wife or a buddy. Planning on making some tomato pies and something else to be determined for pot luck. Also, will have some metal cases to sell for those that may be interested.
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Rubing
Made reservations today.
ICCC # 1402
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EagleScout72
Did anyone have a feeling they didn't know about our group coming? Anyway when I called sometime ago, I had to talk to two different ladies. Both just stated they don't take reservations. So I hope they took my name

As for food I have four lbs of bacon in the freezer. Called an friend for four dozen fresh eggs. He'll have them ready to pickup on Wednesday. I'm up to bring any food we may need for meals.

Anyone interested in lamps with Coleman shades. I thought about bring two or three for sale, 1-242c, 500 stove, 222 lantern and 400 stove with cook kit, and bunch of other stuff.

Looking forward to seeing everyone. Nice to put names to faces.
Scott
ICCC # 1377
Looking for lanterns with dates 5/55, 7/56, 3/80
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate Member #0102
MilSpecOps Member # 011
The Coleman Blues 243's #156

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Rubing
Check out Steve's original post, normally they don't take reservations but for this weekend they are. The lady on the phone today was very cordial and still had my info in the computer from previous years. Looking forward to seeing you there.
ICCC # 1402
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mikewells
Made our reservations today, looking forward to seeing everyone.
Mike Wells
E Bay user name whitegas5152
ICCC # 1038
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detroithiker
Our reservations are in as well
Stoves are used more often than lanterns when camping, just face it!
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Daveofswm
Made our reservation today. I'm planning on doing bacon for Saturday morning.
dave
Because I am Dave that's why!
ICCC#1328
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate # 0127
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toddcline
OK, things are still up in the air on my end, I can't really commit just yet. I'd like to be there though. 

Todd 
What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law........____ Todd Cline ICCC # 1296 Battle Creek, MI. ______

Mil.Spec. GP. # 73rd. Trans. Ft. Eustis Va. 1984-1987      NCO club: 1900-2200, usually.
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firetop
Patty and I will be there Friday morning.
Jay Birthday lanterns 2/56 OR 3/57 ICCC # 1088
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rob_pontius
I'll be there early Friday afternoon. I work 30 minutes or so away from Gordon's, so I'll have my cargo trailer in tow to work Friday. I plan on leaving work and going straight there.
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EagleScout72
Hey Jay, please bring my coffee pot that I left at Ramesy. Thanks a million!!!
Scott
ICCC # 1377
Looking for lanterns with dates 5/55, 7/56, 3/80
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate Member #0102
MilSpecOps Member # 011
The Coleman Blues 243's #156

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Terry_Marsh
If you have any slant generator 220 or 228 lanterns please bring them to the campout. I'm recording details on these two models and would like to include the ones in your collection. In return I can tell you how yours compares to the others I've recorded.

Thanks,
Terry Marsh
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johnrude
I'll brinng one of each that's all I got
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Rubing
Terry_Marsh wrote:
If you have any slant generator 220 or 228 lanterns please bring them to the campout. I'm recording details on these two models and would like to include the ones in your collection. In return I can tell you how yours compares to the others I've recorded.

Thanks,
Terry Marsh
Hi Terry, I'll bring a few.
ICCC # 1402
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EagleScout72
I'll bring my 220 for you Terry.
Scott
ICCC # 1377
Looking for lanterns with dates 5/55, 7/56, 3/80
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate Member #0102
MilSpecOps Member # 011
The Coleman Blues 243's #156

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Terry_Marsh
Thanks, guys. I'm looking forward to recording them.

Terry
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bullof7battles
I've got Friday off work, so I will likely head down then. If I'm solo, I might even show up late Thursday night/early Friday morning. We'll see.
Ryan. El Toro Bravo. The Bull. El Mysterioso. Aye que delicioso.
ICCC# 1046
275 Appreciation Syndicate Mob Member #0044
Don't take life too seriously, it's not like you're getting out alive.
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Jane A Davis
Hey all GORDON'S  friends. We will be having pot luck breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday and pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday evening. Please bring dish to pass, your tableware and drink. It's going to be another good time to see old friends and make new. See you there!

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