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.
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