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dodge trucker

I haven't had the opportunity since being married and having a kid of my own to be responsible for to get out camping as much as my parents took me camping thru the 70s. tried the Scouting thing with my son when he was ~9 to ~14ish.... he never really took an interest like I had hoped, since he was around 18 or 19, my wife and me have gotten out camping more each year than we did over any 5 years as he was growing up.  WITHOUT MY SON! He went camping with his girlfriend a month ago for the 1st time since scouts. She loved it, my son not as much.  My son is now 25. 
(for the record, I'm 51) 
I miss being able to camp as much as we did when I was growing up. as it turns out my Dad travelled a bunch for his work and many of our camping trips were so he could work in another town for a week or 3 at a time.  

but as this ties into Coleman, back then you never saw anyone camping WITHOUT at least 1 Coleman lantern, most had the stoves and more, all powered by white gas. And even some of the grocery stores carried CF, mantles, generators, globes and such within a couple towns of any decent sized campground. not to mention sporting/bait/tackle stores, Ace, True Value, Target, Kmart, Sears etc.... never had to go much farther than the local bait stand to find parts/accessories...  

but around 12 years ago when I was an asst scout master, I brought a couple of lanterns and a Coleman stove to a Scout campout.... and I got the riot act by the Scoutmaster and other ass'ts for doing so.... as soon as I lit the 1st lantern I got ripped into, like I just mauled somebody... wow.

Just because I brought white gas powered lanterns to a campout. they never die prove to me that they were against BSA ruels or anything, just going by what they "thought" were the rules/  yeah their own personal rules I guess.  Well, within 5 minutes I had to kill the flame and left them unlit the rest of the weekend. 

I did buy my son a new propane Coleman lantern back then, but he left it behind when he moved out. used it when he camped a month ago, brought it back-- and it's "his" lantern. I also loaned him my propane Coleman stove that I have yet to use for myself.... brought that back too, turns out they never used either. 
and these days we have graduated to a popup from a tent (and it's 40 years old too, anyone remember the Apache hard sides? I'm on my 2nd one, it ain't going anywhere either)  I need to find a hitch for my 78 Plymouth Sport Fury and use that, instead of one of my Dakotas, to pull it down the road.... 


and I never leave for a campout without at least 3 lanterns and 2 stoves.  
The more I camp the less I see of them. A lot of LEDs, battery powered lights, no camp stoves, if people camp outside their "mansion" RV's its on the campfire.  people look and stare when they go by and see us cooking on Coleman stoves and lighting our area with Coleman lanterns...  It's hard to go to a garage sale or an auction,  and not find something Coleman for sale. 
2 weekends ago we went camping at Raccoon lake state park in Indiana during their local "Covered Bridge" fest that has been going on for 60 years now. campground was FULL
and I don't think I saw a single nother Coleman lantern being used besides the ones I brought.  but go 15 miles south to a town called Brazil IN where they had town wide yard sales to go along with the Fest,  just there,  I could have bought 8 coleman suitcase stoves and a couple of lanterns from ONE SELLER!   just looking at about 6-8 of their neighbors I could have had another 6-8 eacn,  stoves and lanterns (maybe more)  right on that one vacant corner in town... I didn't go thru the town and check out all their sales, just the ones adjacent to the gas station that I stopped at.... 

I originally went down there in search of a pump (or at least a pump cup) for one of my lanterns and a generator for my stove.... after striking out in Rockville, where the campground is located, I went down there in search of these parts on a Saturday afternoon. Walmart. zip. 
but they had CF and Crown fuel and a few mantles. Lots of battery powered wanna be Coleman lanterns. and several shelves full of Coleman propane bottles. Ace Hardware in either town,,, same story.  And there are 3 other state parks within about a 30 mile radius of the one I was situated at. NO bait and tackle stores. (though every gas station sold worms and a small assortment of hooks and bobbers, that was the extent of their camping/fishing inventory) 
There was 1 bait store, Mom and Pop variety, had a guy set up doing a roadside garage sale on their driveway. The guy that owned the store had died and the widow was "just starting to think about" selling..... 
I wound up not finding what I was after/ once I got home I hit Feebay and stockpiled spare parts for my Colemans, just to find out that when it comes to generators "a 413 isn't a 413".... what is different from an H model vs any other 413 that the generators won't interchange? still need a generator for a "G".... 
I miss the days when I could go anywhere and find anything I need to keep a Coleman appliance running.  (I miss carburetors on my trucks too!) 

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pongo
I think a lot of people are just lazy now more than ever. They don't want to wait and "work" for the light..propane and led is instant gratification. A friend of mine camps every weekend from May to October. He said he doesn't like messing with cans of gas and mantles anymore.

He has two 220E lanterns that he let sit for 20 years. I got them going for him, and told him use these; let your kids use the led. He did use it once, which is a start back on the right path.
Phil
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rob_pontius
Hello and welcome from northern Indiana. I also have an apache popup. I have a 1977 Cimarron. I also have a mesa that I am using for parts to modify the Cimarron. I love that camper. Very heavy and very well built. I don't see much Coleman stuff being used either. People look at me like I'm in the wrong place or something. I'm fine with that. I'll let them have their LED's.
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Rebelreck
I don't see much Coleman stuff anymore either. I think it's a shame too! My Son, and Family go camping every weekend. I gave them a new in the box Duel fuel stove. You would have thought, I had given them a hunk of gold. Tom said no one else uses them anymore in Arkansas!!
I like being old school, I know what works. Batteries die, You recycle them. My Coleman stops. I refuel it and Keep going.
I have seen the LIGHT!!! I'm a Man, I can change, if I have too, I guess!!!
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Bill
Welcome to the Forum from NE Ohio.  Your story sounds very familiar.  Our son is an Eagle Scout, (now age 32) and doesn't enjoy camping much. 

I've been an Assistant Scoutmaster for 21 years, and I've been bringing white gas powered Coleman gear on campouts all along.  Contrary to popular belief, BSA has no ban on liquid fuel appliances, although some individual camps and councils do.  At our last campout three weeks ago there were no fewer than 10 liquid-fueled lanterns burning in camp at times, plus several 413 and 426 stoves.  Everyone in our troop loves my shadow-free inverted lanterns in the kitchen areas.  One of the other adults is now a lantern collector, too, and between the two of us there is no lack of nighttime illumination.

Now, if we could only get our kids back into camping...maybe when they have kids of their own, right?
Bill Sheehy, aka Merlotrin P.M.      ICCC #1390      eBay handle: wtspe
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #24  /  Mil-Spec Ops, Bernz-o-Matic, and Sears Syndicates #58
Looking for birthday lanterns dated 4/33, 9/33 & 7/86

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Rebelreck
Do You all think that's the problem? Kids are more into electronics now days, than getting outside and being one with Mother Nature???? I love My part-time job, but I'm inside a building way too much. I long for the peace and quiet of being outdoors. Listening to Mother Nature awaken, and going back to sleep. The sunrise with a good cup of coffee, and the sun setting in a peaceful evening!!
 I have spent many a summer with this very scenerio, and Our Coleman stoves were there, as open fires were not allowed. A Lantern was always better than a flashlight on any given day.
I have seen the LIGHT!!! I'm a Man, I can change, if I have too, I guess!!!
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JeepJeepster
Im not sure todays kids would know how to light a GPA lantern.

Im very thankful to have grown up with a dad that took us camping and used a coleman stove and lantern. lots of good memories.
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ZRE2009
I see that just about everywhere I go. No fuel, no pumping, no having to fill a tank just an easy to use cylinder that screws on or slap a set of batteries in a lantern and you're "good to go". Its just the way of the future unfortunately. People are looking for quick and easy ways to do things and don't give two craps about longevity or quality. These new style lanterns will not last near as long as our GPA's. Not only are they too lazy to bring a can of fuel around with them to run a stove or lantern I don't think that I would trust them or their safety in lighting one.

You did the right thing taking your son camping and being in scouting when he was young, but unfortunately its not for everyone all the time. Maybe some day in the future he will look back and remember all the good times going out with Dad and want to relive that someday with his kids and bring himself around to loving camping again. You can always lead a horse to water but you cant make him drink.

Also Welcome to the forum from NW Ohio! 
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BudrowBob
JeepJeepster wrote:
Im not sure todays kids would know how to light a GPA lantern.

Im very thankful to have grown up with a dad that took us camping and used a coleman stove and lantern. lots of good memories.

I agree, but 
most kids these days are not allowed to do anything "dangerous".

-Tom - in the Texas Hill Country
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"A man never stands so tall as when bending to help a small lantern." 
  
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Adventurewagen
Probably also has something to do with pricing, you can buy an led light super cheap brand new for almost nothing but a gas lantern new these days is quite expensive. To me I don't like how bright and blinding led lights are in camp, no ambience, just bright blinding soulless light.
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dodge trucker
you can still go to a store somewhere and buy a gas lantern? As I have been looking for parts I have been looking to see what is available for new lanterns. the only gas ones are propane (most are LED, even Coleman around here) and I have seen a couple of propane stoves on the shelves but even those are few and far between. 
I carry a Mr Buddy propane catalytic heater strictly as a "backup" that screws onto a 1 lb propane cylinder. I wound up using that heater this past campout and wow, does it suck that pound of propane fast... and I went thru 4 of those clunky propane tanks in a couple days. lots of waste, for sure. 
I have 2 propane camping stoves one is a Coleman the other is another brand (Ozark trail maybe?) I got the Coleman used, I have yet to fire that one/ I have carried it as a backup on a couple of campouts.  the other one was a $3 garage sale buy, brand new never out of box before I got it. Now that one I use in the garage when I gotta heat something up... nothing edible though.  
I mentioned recently getting an ultrasonic cleaner. My previous idea on cleaning small engine carburetors came from a post on the most common lawn and garden tractor site that I am a part of. someone mentioned using lemon juice on a stove and dunking the carbs in there.  Know where the term "boiling out" a carb came from?  I used this $3 made in China, stove find, to do that with. definitely if you try this, it is something to be done outside because it smells awful. 
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dodge trucker
Adventurewagen wrote:
Probably also has something to do with pricing, you can buy an led light super cheap brand new for almost nothing but a gas lantern new these days is quite expensive. To me I don't like how bright and blinding led lights are in camp, no ambience, just bright blinding soulless light.

The most I have ever paid for a Coleman lantern was $20, that was my newest a 1991 model (not a dual fuel, not sure of model number off the top of my head, it is closer to the size of my 200 than it is of my 220/228/275s.) including my 1973 model lantern that has never been fired, got it at an auction for either $7.50 or $10...…. so you talk about cheap.... 

and for what those silly propane bottles cost, for the price of 2-1/2 of those I can get a gallon of Crown white gas, for the price of 4 propane cans I can get a gallon of real Coleman fuel that will light my  liquid fuel lantern a He11 of a lot longer than those 4 propane cans will power my son's propane one. . 
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hikerduane
I hate all the waste we create these days. Use up the 1 lb. propane canister, throw it out, does not last as long as a gallon of CF. I mostly see profane appliances also, a rare gas one. Some of us had a campout recently, we had tables of old lanterns, really surprised how many campers stopped by to look and chat, plus asking what was going on. Up to us to carry the torch.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Adventurewagen
dodge trucker wrote:

The most I have ever paid for a Coleman lantern was $20, that was my newest a 1991 model (not a dual fuel, not sure of model number off the top of my head, it is closer to the size of my 200 than it is of my 220/228/275s.) including my 1973 model lantern that has never been fired, got it at an auction for either $7.50 or $10...…. so you talk about cheap.... 

and for what those silly propane bottles cost, for the price of 2-1/2 of those I can get a gallon of Crown white gas, for the price of 4 propane cans I can get a gallon of real Coleman fuel that will light my  liquid fuel lantern a He11 of a lot longer than those 4 propane cans will power my son's propane one. . 


Most people, at least where I live buy new stuff rather than used. So yes led lights are far cheaper. Yes you still can find gas lanterns at basspro, academy, Gibson's, and sometimes Walmart.
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Mister Bisley
I’m just getting into the Coleman collecting scene for myself, but have fond memories of them in Scouts and camping with the family. Over the past 20 years or so, before acquiring my 200A, I’ve been using two Dietz lanterns...there’s just something about the ambiance of oil and fuel lanterns that you just don’t get from propane or LED. When I’m buying camping/outdoor gear, I try to think of it’s survival applications, as well. With this in mind, battery powered items and fuel canisters, just aren’t as appealing to me. I also enjoy camping year round and sometimes that means cold temps, where a propane/butane mix canister will run extremely sluggish. It takes forever to even boil water with a canister at temps below 40*. There will be a day when history repeats itself and the beloved Coleman lanterns are highly sought after by many.
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dodge trucker
went back and looked at my own old posts... 
now 2 years later I am up to 13  Coleman lanterns, 2 Dietz (which I have yet to do anything with since bringing home) 2 Coleman Catalytic heaters and ~4 or 5 Coleman stoves, I think they are all 425s plus 1 propane.  
  I don't know what happened to my 426s they are MIA. I know I had at least 2 of those at one time.... . and the frustration of not being able to find "consumables" locally (mantles, generators etc) on the shelf, is worse than 2 years ago. At one point last year I went to Bass Pro Shops an hour away and they had 1/2 a row of nothing but Coleman parts... at Christmas they barely had mantles and a couple globes.  
While I never remember being able to buy packings, F/A tubes, check valves etc at the local stores, I could always find generators fuel caps, mantles leather cups, and more...….  at about every hardware store, big box store, etc  15 years ago. even grocery stores had SOME coleman stuff. places like Sportmart ahd Cabelas had some of the F/A tubes, packings, valves and such not too far off the beaten path and every store had at least a couple of Coleman lanterns on the shelf. White gas models!   
In the last 3 days I have been to Menards, an Ace Hardware, 3 Wal Marts, and a Dicks Sporting goods and  nothing.... all had CF, but I found maybe a dozen packs of mantles on the shelf,combined/  between ALL of tehse places... I don't need mantles right now as I bought a box of them from Ebay a couple years ago. but I went to all of these places in search of a couple each, leather cups and fuel caps and came up bone dry. had to resort back to EPay and now I wait for the mailman to bring me my needs.... 
and the only Coleman appliances I found were a couple of propane stoves on the shelf. (not that I need any more) 
I saw a post on here where somebody posted Walmarts having mantles really cheap and though I have plenty for the time being I was gonna get some more for 99 cents-$1.50/pack (depending on location) just to have. They linked to a website that would let you check stock based on zip code. 
According to that post, both local Walmarts, and the one by work supposedly had 6+ packages. I went in and found absolutely NONE.... NONE! at any of the 3 walmarts. 
something else I do not get.... I can find lanterns and stoves all day long at auctions and garage sales for little money yet these idiots on Ebay think they can get $100 to as much as $800 per Coleman lantern.... I guess they put them up not really wanting to sell.... 
stoves are crazy priced there too/ some very clapped out, beat up, rusty and some downright unusable looking....  and shipping... some want $75 just to ship, and many of those clowns have some of the lower price-listed Coleman....     

On my last campout to Raccoon Lake I had a guy stop by my campsite and ask me "people still actually USE those old things"?  to me, I ask how do you go camping withOUT Coleman and white gas?  yet strangely in going to all these stores recently what camping and fishing  aisles they do have, are sold out/ empty.
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Sam McCord
Why not buy parts from Cigar Mike at Old Coleman Parts? Click banner at top of this page, he has most if not all of the parts you are looking for. Excellent customer service, fast, reasonable shipping, and good quality combined with very reasonable prices. You can't lose!
Doug

Why is there never enough time to do it right but always enough time to do it over?
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REJ2
Sam McCord wrote:
Why not buy parts from Cigar Mike at Old Coleman Parts? Click banner at top of this page, he has most if not all of the parts you are looking for. Excellent customer service, fast, reasonable shipping, and good quality combined with very reasonable prices. You can't lose!


Hello Doug, OCP is the answer for sure. On a side note, did you make it to Alaska? Wishing you and the wife the best and hope to get together again sometime! Bob from Milford, KS
Bob    ICCC #1574
Never, ever, leave behind a $5 lamp
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SteveA
What Doug said. OCP and plan ahead.  I alway take parts and tools with me, but I'm always looking for a lantern to tinker with.  The big stores quit selling parts because there's not many of us left who use these treasures AND know how to fix them.  Many of the youngsters out there are amazed that you don't just chuck something out when it stops working and buy a new one.  The only thing I buy at Wally World anymore is Crown Fuel.
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dodge trucker
Nothing against him at all, never bought anything there before.
But there's nothing like being able to go down the street and grab whatever you need. I definitely miss that .
But when you get into something, get it all apart and then have to wait for parts those that came off have a huge chance of getting lost while waiting or forget how something goes back together, less chance when you can run to the store, get what is needed and put it right back together. Know what I mean? And yeah I know about stocking up ahead of time
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
Nothing against him at all, never bought anything there before.
But there's nothing like being able to go down the street and grab whatever you need. I definitely miss that .
But when you get into something, get it all apart and then have to wait for parts those that came off have a huge chance of getting lost while waiting or forget how something goes back together, less chance when you can run to the store, get what is needed and put it right back together. Know what I mean? And yeah I know about stocking up ahead of time


If I ordered from Mike now it’s possible I’d have parts Monday or as early as Saturday! I told Mike a month or so ago he may ship too quick.

BTW I’m in NY!

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Kevin
I frighten easily!

My current shade is Coleman!!

To me a lamp without a shade is creepy!

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Coldwaterpaddler
Hmm . . . well, there's definitely fewer people using white gas GPA's, but the Sportsman's Warehouse, Bass Pro and WalMart near me (Colorado) still have generators, mantles, fuel caps, pumps, Coleman Fuel and Crown Fuel (depending on the store, but the most is at Sportsman's). But, I don't expect it to go on forever that way. There was a reason Coleman had picnic stoves using the little white propane cylinders as far back as the 1960's, or maybe earlier. People like the convenience. And now . . . LED lanterns. It shouldn't be much longer before someone comes out with a battery powered boiler with a fold-up solar panel for re-charging. My attitude is to have fun collecting, repairing and using these treasures for as long as I can.
Stovie-Steve
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
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Weirdnerd
Believe it or not, lots of hunters use Coleman stoves and lanterns, I have repaired more than a dozen stoves and lanterns among my coworkers, nothing worse than being at 9000 feet over Colorado and run out of propane or batteries. and September and October are notorious for massive temperature changes with the occasional blizzard.
Can't sleep, squirrels will eat me....

If you need a Sun Flame Generator Model 100-107 ( for Sunflame lanterns models 105, 106, 107 and 110) give me a PM, I have close to 80 of those, 15 bucks each.


Werner
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Coldwaterpaddler
@Weirdnerd I think believe that. I hunt in Colorado and we bring one white gas stove, and one propane and 3 white gas lanterns for use in our canvas wall tent and outdoors, however, we see more and more people in campers or staying in cabins than camping out in the woods every year it seems. Might just be that area, though.
Stovie-Steve
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
The Coleman Blues - #95
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JimL
>>According to that post, both local Walmarts, and the one by work supposedly had 6+ packages. I went in and found absolutely NONE.... NONE! at any of the 3 walmarts. 

I probably provided the link to Brickseek for inventory.  What it can't take into account is store theft, and mantles do conveniently disappear sometimes. I always check the clearance section to see if any camping related items are there, but if I need something that I expect to be there and can't find it, I ask.  You'd be surprised at what you can find by just asking.

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


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shaune509
The same people who are only into propane and LED over CF also are lost with out there cell/internet/sat tv connections when they are out in the wilds camping with water and power for there 35' expanding wall AC home away from home that is lucky to get used 4 times a year. My idea of camping was and is to get away from daily modern things, but as a kid I spent weeks at the grand parents ranch with nothing more than hikes in the woods and if I could get the horse tied up a ride was nice.
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