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xvz12

In late May we went on a camping trip with our kids, their kids, & some of my DIL's family.  While each family was fixing their breakfasts, I noticed my DIL's sister & her husband struggling to get their profane stove going, so they could feed their two young kids.  I wandered over to see if I could be of any assistance, turns out this was their first camping trip, & all their gear was being used for the first time.  As they'd spent a pretty good bundle on their tent & sleeping bags, they had tried to save a few bucks & bought their profane 2 burner at a yard sale, which is not bad in & of itself, but they just assumed it would work, which of course, it didn't.  I took my 426 over to them, & explained / demonstrated its use to them, then wandered back to my own camp to eat.  When we broke camp, they returned my stove, with most effusive thanks.  Shortly after we returned home, I ran across a 424 dual fuel stove, with built-in piezo ignition.  It looks like it’s only been used once or twice, but needed a bit of a tune up.  After replacing the fuel cap gasket, the plastic pump cup with a leather one, & a few adjustments, it was running like a new one.  Next time the extended bunch got together was the 4th of July, I gave them this stove & a gallon of fuel to get them started…..You’d have thought I’d given them a million bucks, they were so tickled.  Hopefully, they will continue the tradition of Coleman….lol.

Wynn - xvz12

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JimL
Awesome story Wynn!  Good on on you for doing that.  Plus, they'll now be more inclined to go camping and enjoy doing so.  Plus, this will give their kids happy memories.

PS:  Now you can take away their LED lantern if they have one and give them a real one.  🙂

-Jim

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rob_pontius
Way to go. They'll have and make memories for many years.
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1hpycmpr
Nice gesture, Wynn!  
Mark
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Jayhawksr
Nice.  I've been working up some beater lanterns and giving them to friends.  What the heck else am I going to do with 220Fs and run of the mill 200As?
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HwyChef
They won't lean it any younger! Great story, and glad they appreciate it; not that common these days.
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warren
That is a great story.    Also they got a pretty rare stove.  You don't see that stove very often.

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Rfieldbuilds
Good on you Wynn! 
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GeraldJP
Thanks for sharing this story, gotta spread that colemanology!
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xvz12
UPDATE:
Went camping with extended family this last week. Of course I took several lanterns & stoves.  I had bought a couple of dual fuel lanterns at Walmart last year when they were clearing them out for 15 bucks apiece, I had given one to my son, & kept the other to donate to the cause when the opportunity presented itself.  My son & DIL lit theirs for the first time at this camp, with me watching on, of course...lol.  One of the other families was completely enthralled by the lantern, plus the fact that the ones I brought to use were over 70 years old.  So, now my last new bargain lantern has a new home...lol.  There just might be hope for the next generation yet.......😁
Wynn - xvz12

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Kansas John
Great revisit to this thread Wynn!  I’ve given away almost all my 220f’s and newer to friends over the last few years.  Only had a couple spare stoves taken.  I wonder what people eat when outdoors?!  Lanterns are fun but stoves are a necessity!
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outlawmws
Cool Follow up to a great story!
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xvz12
ROFL!  Just got a call from my son-in-law, he had bought a 426C stove at a yard sale, & while we were all up camping, I helped him get it going....all it really needed was the pump leather turned inside out & soaked in oil for a little while, ran great.     Anyways, he's now interested in getting a lantern to go with it, so I told him I'd give him my 288, I hardly ever use it.  I prefer my older &/or kero lanterns.  Looks like the bug has bitten once again....LOL!
Wynn - xvz12

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Great stuff here!
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