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mpetey
I usually bring a minimum of 3.Most will say its overkill, but its just me and I would rather have a spare or 2 then be stuck eating cold food. Years ago I went camping with an ex girlfriend. Her Brother lent us a propane stove( Camp Trails) and it died. I don't know what if any maintenance he performed on it, but it stopped working. Thankfully I bought a MSR Whisperlight stove with us or we would have been hungry as it rained the whole time we were there and a campfire was out of the question. This year by myself, I will bring a Coleman 424 Dual fuel,a MSR Dragonfly, and an Optimus 111 T.
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Phat_Daddy35
I too bring at least 3 stoves. I also have a dutch oven table and plenty of charcoal. I enjoy cooking almost more than any other part of a camping trip.
Chad
As my good friend Tom says " I'll leave the light on for you" (242 in my case)
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Wader
3 stoves. How many lanterns do you bring??
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Phat_Daddy35
6 to 8 lanterns. I don't fire them up at home very often so camping trips are almost the only time they get used.
Chad
As my good friend Tom says " I'll leave the light on for you" (242 in my case)
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MilSpec Ops #0350
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mpetey
I only bring 1 with me-and a tiki torch for the bugs.
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WYSIWYG
Two, Single burner and a suitcase
John        
One in every public place...

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Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate. Member #0059
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outlawmws
Similar:  the main 2 burner,  and two singles, assuming I don't bring another for testing purposes to see if I like it better than what I currently use.

Lanterns keeps floating as I revamp for smaller/less weight.  I'll probably be all white gas this next year (but then what use is the prop tank on the trailer tongue; so maybe a single mini prop lantern for that on a mast...)
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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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bigfrank97
413 and a 426 for me.

Sometimes, I bring along a 500 just for fun.
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BSAGuy
413 and 500 for me.  
- Courtenay
Be Prepared
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RNC
I usually bring two. A suitcase (425, 413 or 426) and a 502.
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xvz12
At least 2.....either a 426, 413, or a Kamp[Kook  3 burner... and either a 502, or one of my little back[acker stoves.   The tent trailer has a 3 burner stovetop in it, but that only gets used in the most miserable of weather.  Lantern-wise, I have 5 Coleman lantern stands, so it's not too unusual to have the place pretty well lit up...lol
Wynn - xvz12

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MilSpecOps Syndicate #77
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Scouterjan
A couple. I always pre run a stove or lantern at home before I go but sure as s**t Murphy always comes along to bugger up my GPA
Jan
"ebgone bahwagh agi" Harvest Gatherer

Mitakiuye Oyasin " All My Relations"
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nomis1
I usually bring a three burner and it's all I need but I always have a back up 502 in my gear box.

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mpetey
When I went camping last year, I brought my Coleman 2 burner propane and had a couple half full cylinders that I brought along. When they were used up, I switched to other stoves. I don't want to light the 2 burner for just coffee water, so I use the MSR or other stoves for that purpose.
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1hpycmpr
Just me, usually a couple of single burners.  More folks, 2 or 3 burner depending on what's for dinner!
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curlyjoe_99
for me it varies...
for a gathering, at least three to use an others to test or play with. a 425 for pans, a franken 1950 on a 275 fount for coffee and a chinese clone for some heat- it has the new style heat drum that is 4" dia or so.
when in the army I used a single burner 508 and a 222 or whickie as it could burn the jet fuel
now when driving cross country, I take the 508 and a 200a or 285dual fuel but plan on taking the 425 this summer as it is nicer to pull over at a rest stop rather than a fast food joint
Robert (AKA Curly)-- Heart-of-Texas! "Keep 'Em Working"  
MILSPEC_OPS & 275 Appreciation Syndicate Member #9999

In Search of (ISO): evidence of a 220/228 series lantern dated 2/63    

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cainlp
One three-burner, two two-burners, and a single-burner for the coffee pot.
In the beautiful Sorrento Valley, between the towering snow-covered peaks of Mt. Dora and Mt. Plymouth.
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chrisnjenn
Usually 3. Two 2 burners and a single burner. My 413E, 442A, and either my 502 or 400a. Use to take my 3 burner(426), but prefer my 2 burners a lot more than the 426.
Chris
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mpetey
I just bought a generator for my 424 stove just in case. I test all my stoves and lanterns before I go camping. To me it just makes sense, as a lot of places don't have supplies on hand except the basic stuff. I also bring repair parts just in case.
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cainlp
Peter (mpetey) brings up an interesting point.  When I used to camp in a motor home, I spent all of my camp time fixing things on the motor home.  Now that I'm camping in a tent, I spend all of my camp time fixing lanterns and stoves.
In the beautiful Sorrento Valley, between the towering snow-covered peaks of Mt. Dora and Mt. Plymouth.
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Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate # 166
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club # 046
Canadian Blues Syndicate # 43
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Charlie
I always bring a three burner and a 500 as a backup plus my fishing tackle sized box with all my coleman repair tools and spare parts inside including some generators.
Charlie
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mpetey
 Doing some work in Moms garage, I fired up my Rogers 1950 stove and am contemplating taking that instead of my MSR Dragonfly. I would not need the extra pump and its more stable pot wise.
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judeyramone
We usually cook over the fire, and historically only brought my 500A for coffe/tea and toaster duty. My brother always brought a propane 2-burner. Without my brother lately, we've been bringing a 2-burner & a 3-burner. Now that my 500 is back in action, we'll be bringing that as well. So that makes 3.

We usually bring at least 4 or 5 lanterns.
Judey

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Saul Overman
One two or three burner and a couple of single burners. Ya it is over kill
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mpetey
If you cook multiple items like I do, it is better than using 1 stove for everything. What if that 1 stove should fail? Things can break at the worst moments.
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J8000
3 is my number as well.  Two suitcases and one 502.  Unless I'm picknicing or hiking.  Then it's usually just one suit case and maybe a 502 and with hiking it's just one 502.
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hikerduane
I'm in the multiple stove/fuel camp. Just made my two tank 426 last Fall, so will have it out soon. Bring a Optimus 8/8R for coffee and hot cereal, a suitcase, optimus 45 or some other kero stove. The 500s work great for anything. A couple lanterns.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves who's counting.
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outlawmws
Duane, From the perspective of avoiding complete stove failure, That two tank 426 is cool; as long as one tank is operational you are pretty certain of having at least two burners working.  About all that woud kill both is contaminated fuel in both tanks...
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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Bloodhound
I bring the 426 and the 413G....the 413G is a backup...I need to get a 500 for the coffee pot...but the 3 burner is me being lazy...it and the 413G are TANKS
-Scott

Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly With Your God
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Majicwrench
When wife and I went car camping a couple weeks ago we took a 425NL and a Svea123  w a Tourist kit. Took a 229 lantern too.  
  I have used my three burners at home, and on some day/party kinda trips, but never used em on the road.
Keith
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hikerduane
I had to fix coffee and pancakes on my Optimus 8R a week ago, the jet on my Optimus 45 was partially plugged, acted like it wasn't hot enough to vaporize the kero. Once home, figured it out.
The two tank 426B only has one burner per tank.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves who's counting.
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outlawmws
hikerduane wrote:
I had to fix coffee and pancakes on my Optimus 8R a week ago, the jet on my Optimus 45 was partially plugged, acted like it wasn't hot enough to vaporize the kero. Once home, figured it out. The two tank 426B only has one burner per tank. Duane


Ah,  I mis-remembered; I thought 2 big and one small...
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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Frank6160
3, a 413 for most jobs , a 425 as back up and for when I use a particular griddle. it fit's the burners on 425 better than 413 and a 502 for small jobs and when I'm using oven and the like on the 413.
Frank
GREAT KEEPER OF LIGHT 
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Gunny Mike
I bring along a 425D that I just acquired, a new Coleman 2015 single burner that runs on special coleman propane bottles is packed up, and of course an electric single hotplate. It just depends for when are on or off the grid.
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Scouterjan
I am heading out in the morning. I am taking an all original Kamp Kook #4 and a 4 M for a backup
Jan
"ebgone bahwagh agi" Harvest Gatherer

Mitakiuye Oyasin " All My Relations"
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Willy
Usually a two burner Coleman, sometimes a single burner, and a Emberlit,  which is a foldup wood fueled backpacking stove.
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jacobsdad
5 426's. Can't have enough burners.
Brian

 P.S. My favorite Coleman are still my 3-burners

" I checked into the Hokey Pokey Clinic and I turned myself around"
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LarryB
I just take one stove and one lantern. A 501 and a 275, I usually have lots of fire!

Larry
Larry, Always looking for a Jumbo or Poultry[wink]
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outlawmws
jacobsdad wrote:
5 426's. Can't have enough burners.


Wow, who are you feeding?  An entire Boy Scout camp?
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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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dave
usually a 413e or g and 426b or d, depends on how many people are there
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mithril
Depends whether I'm backpacking or canoe or car camping.  If backpacking I bring 2, an MSR Whisperlite and a pocket hexamine stove.  If car camping I'll bring a Coleman 425, a Coleman 508, and one of those table top butane stoves.  I do my serious cooking on the Coleman, quick things like making coffee on the butane, and keep the 508 in the wings just in case.

-Bob
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242burner
I will never go camping without my 500 Speedmaster-ever.  The other is my 3 burner as that middle 
burner puts out huge btu's-more than a 2 burner.

This last trip I just took the 500.  It did need a wind screen.  I have several 2 burner stoves, but am not impressed at the heat they kick out.   When I pull out "Old 3"  mothers grab their kids and take them inside.

I plan one day to build a chuck box around old 3.
1928 L-220 "Slant" from Russ
1919 Air-O from Jerry
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DanLee
I bring two, the one in our Coleman pop-up trailer and a 426.  I generally cook outside on the 426 unless it's raining or the mosquitoes are fierce.  I also bring along a bag of self-lighting charcoal and a folding grill for steaks.  When we were younger and did a lot of canoe camping, our main stove was a Coleman 576 Peak 1.  Great little stove that never quit.  Still have it and it still works.
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mpetey
I just bought a new Coleman 533 stove as I read some reviews and used to have earlier versions of this stove when they came out. I sold them to a guy and girl I worked with back in the early 90's as they were going to camp across the US.
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Tatom421
It's not Coleman but I have the camp chef "coven", I highly recommend it. Cinnamon rolls in the morning and hot fresh cookies in the evening can change your whole attitude while camping. But I also bring my 426 and a 502.
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Legs
Interesting thread, and great read. Obviously everybody likes to strut their stuff and rightfully proud too. I love the looks I get at a public campground when I fire up a 1940 500 and perc some coffee, fry some bacon, then finish off some eggs. Yes, more campers... heavier hardware. The 426/413 stove get a good workout. But if I'm just off on my quad in the back country it's my 508 and backup 400a. Both great singles. Of course a 222 provides the light, with a Lucey solar lantern for back up light.

Let it burn....        
Don... Oregon
USA 236 Syndicate #003  Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0126  The Coleman Blue's 243's #097
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mpetey
To me its not just about Coleman stoves but the fact that people cook when they go camping. I have brought along several Coleman 530 stoves-they get a reaction when I light them up. 2 years ago at a campsite, I ran into a couple that had a big trailer with 2 doors and a slide out. Every day I saw them leave and I asked them and they told me they don't cook, they eat out breakfast and dinner every day camping. That would get expensive real quick.
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michiganphil
mpetey wrote:
To me its not just about Coleman stoves but the fact that people cook when they go camping.


Same for me. Our camp style is laid back, do nothing...which gives lots of time for food prep. We keep a suitcase (either 412B, 425F, or 426) and 502 in the kit with a 400 stashed away. We also bring a dutch oven or 2 and coal.

The dutch ovens are great for dump cobbler or brownies, but we also like to make chili w/fresh bread, pizza, mountain man breakfast, biscuits & gravy... 

We eat better at camp than at home!
Philip
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detroithiker
I am a stove nut so it varies, if I am with my friend Sam I may bring less cuz he brings some to but the last trip I brought 3 stoves and 2 lanterns.
Stoves are used more often than lanterns when camping, just face it!
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anlrolfe
I carry a Trangia 28 in my day pack and a SVEA 123 in the bottom of the ALICE pack. For family camping I feel much better having an Optimus 111 or 413 along for the ride in the truck. With the Scout troop they always have a pair of large 2-burner cookers so anything I'd bring would be redundant. Some of what I have simply sits around praying for a power outage.
Andy - If you did what you think that I wanted you to do, you weren't listening.
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