200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
scullins
The wife and I have taken a step back from our role as hosts of the " True North" annual gathering . That being said we have focused on more a
way camping and gathering . On our last camp out in the Aderondaks we parked our camper on a beautiful sight right on a lake . Yes I brought a load of GPA ! Lamps lanterns stoves etc. In the next site over a camper arrives very old very long and as I soon found out local folk and not very well off . I also learned that it was "Grandma" and Grandpa" setting up camp for the grand children , There were 5 . One was a teen autistic . The second night as I was fueling and lighting the grandad comes over with a 1960"s 228 . He says I see you have a bunch of lanterns can you help me make this work ..... ?  Having plenty of repair items I was excited to help and wound up also fixing a 200A as well as a red leg stove over the next day . The joy I saw on all of their faces was so rewarding . The teen grand son was very interested in how it all worked . To me this was the best time just keeping the "Light" alive .  Show case collections are great , but keeping the tradition alive is priceless . I hope you all enjoyed this share .
ICC Member #1056
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Lhoffm4coleman
Heart warming experience for sure.
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micaglobe
That is what makes a memorable camping trip, for both parties,
makes you feel good that you could help.

Fred
ICCC#324
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HwyChef
It's the little things they'll remember. Good on you!
Cooking is the art of adjustment. – Jacques Pepin
b-day light of 01/69 sought after
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Bob1774
Nice job, and your pay was priceless...a memory knowing someone else enjoyed your generosity and skill.
Bob
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Murff
Awesome story Steve!

Murff

Name: Murff   ICCC Member #726 
Coleman Blue's 243's #002   Ebay Handle: Happy-campers2 
Soon-to-be EX-ICCC Newsletter Editor & Coleman Addiction Enabler
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Frank6160
Great for you. Thanks for sharing. The memory of it will always be with you.
Frank
GREAT KEEPER OF LIGHT 
ICCC #793
275 Appreciation Syndicate #60
The Coleman Blues 243's #44
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JimL
Good for you Steve!  Both for helping them out as well as taking time for yourselves to enjoy some camping.

-Jim

Remember, you're unique.  Just like everybody else.
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Wirefox
That's awesome, good on you for taking the time and helping out!
Vance     ICCC #1538
Coleman Blues #151
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #14
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Yosemite John
Great story!
A Happy Camper
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mgmlvks
Thanks for sharing such a nice story!
Mike, ICCC member #1156, Slant Saver Group #011, 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0215
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present"
Francis Bacon
(and - for those who have asked - avatar from postcard and says "Coming Home by Rail".  https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4595/27430282209_39a564be00_z.jpg
 
 
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Gunhippie
Best story of the season!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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dwillie
Every time a lantern is saved, an Angel gets its wings......
Darien.
“All of us are creatures of a day; the rememberer and the remembered alike.”    

Coleman Blues #67.   ICCC #1242.   Searching for 5-1940. 6-36.
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scl
great, when i have one of my lanterns out, people are in amazement.
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1hpycmpr
Wonderful story, Steve.  I’ve always wondered what it would be like to have a random stranger walk up to camp and ask for help with his old lantern.  I totally understand your excitement to help them out and show them how these things work.  Good on you, Steve.
Mark
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Gasman64
Very nice story, Steve; such a good coincidence that you were able to help out your fellow campers....seems that it had more than a few benefits.
Steve    ICCC #1012
"1200"
 
        
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Flat_twin
Good story for you and good story for them too.  Lots of good GPA karma coming your way!
Mark __________________________________________
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outlawmws
Great story, and Good on you!  truly "paying it forward!"
[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341 - 275 Appreciation Syndicate member 0242



“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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GCinSC
Nicely done, sharing and caring. Tip 'o the cap.
Gary, self acclaimed Cast Iron Camp Cook & Tinkerer.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0154
Mil-SpecOps #0308
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ZRE2009
Very good for you! Im sure it was nothing to get their pieces going again but to them I bet it saved the day! They'll remember this for a long long time
Zachary E.
Delphos, OH
Looking For Anything 6-90
ICCC Member: 1760
Turd Appreciator #0219
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Chucker
Doing the right thing is its own reward and the looks are just a bonus. Excellent. 
Chuck
"Stop being angry, and forget about getting back at people; do not worry -- it only causes harm." Ps. 37:8
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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Flyboyfwa
Wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.
Andy
Mil-Spec Ops #199
Coleman Slant Saver #54
275 Appreciation Syndicate #1970
ICCC #1741
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Jayhawksr
Nicely done, sir.  Nicely done.
Richard (KC native and KU Alumni living in Maryland)
Rock Chalk, Jayhawk. Go KU!
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1983
Mil Spec Syndicate #1983
Eagle Scout Class of '83
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Mantleburner64
Sounds like you and Kathy had a great time. Great story as well. 
John
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Jamieoren
Great story! Way to Share the Light!
Jamie oren
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