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florida grown
Ok, so I know a local guy here that is also know for his artwork. I can't post pics now of it because just today I seen photobucket has "blackmailed" my account with some paid beta site...
Anyways, cool guy, has a disorder, but doesn't like or always take his meds...so that has caused him to be homeless. Hes not violent or aggressive, just he weirdos out when not on meds.
Soo....not to promote homelessness, or not taking meds, but rather addressing the situation as is, I have been talking with local community that knows him as well and seeing if we can help him in his homeless situation. 
With that, I place myself in that situation...what if I was homeless tomorrow...what would I need/want/like/make life better..
So I thought, a dual fuel lantern...no access to an outlet to recharge a batt. Lantern, can use rug, provides light and SOME form of warmth if needed.


With that, I'm ok giving him one but...I only have 1 TRUE dual fuel ..a 226 I'd rather give up the 200a and have him come by for a fettle or replace parts, but in his situation I see the 226 as very nice due to compactness.
What would you do?
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JimL
You can run any Coleman lantern on RUG, but will just need to clean the generator more often.   Theoretically, the dual-fuel's will last longer running on RUG due to the larger diameter generator, but that as not been my experience, and I've burned LOTS of RUG.  The only caveat is that I suggest not using RUG in a lantern with the pink fount coating.  I'm not certain, but suspect it's the alcohol in RUG that the pink coating can't tolerate over very long periods.

If only there was some way to get this guy back on his meds, but I've heard of cases where the person taking the meds feels worse on them.  I wonder if there are alternative meds he could take.  However, if it's not a route he's willing to try, you wouldn't be successful. 

I commend you for trying to help this person out!

-Jim

Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?
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florida grown
Thank you for the reply Jim, sadly I don't pay attention to fount coating so I'm going to look now at the 200a tank.i love all 3 but as much as I hate the added over engineering of the Schrader stuff I'd rather give away the 200 outta the 3.
Just looked 200 looks brown...I'll need to give it either a new poly cup or leather...so if u just had 3 which would u give up?
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florida grown
And Arizona, I accidentally made a duplicate post some how. You recommended a 220, but I've only got a 200,clx,226
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JimL
I'm a big fan of the 200's and not a fan at all of the 220's, so I'd give away the 220.  In fact, I gave away a couple this past year.  🙂   It's really your personal preference.  I don't have a 226 but have a 229.  If the 226 needs to be pumped up as often as the 229, he may not have much appreciation for it.   The 229 is cute, but that's it.  I don't care for a lantern that needs constant attention.

From my experience, the brown fount coating holds up just fine with RUG.  

You could always have all three lanterns ready and give him the choice.  Being an artist, he may see something about one of those lanterns that he really likes and will appreciate the gift more.   Regardless of which one he gets, I suggest having the fount full and including a pack of mantles and matches.  And don't forget a quick lesson on lighting and also letting him know that these don't turn off like a light switch, but can take time to completely shut down due to burning off residual fuel in the generator.

-Jim

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florida grown
Ok jim, very valid and as much as I hate to admit, laid out,thoughtful reply.thank you. I do not have much but you are spot on in this, let him decide if I truly want to help..damn... it's TRUE, let him pick...show him each quirks, plusses/minuses, and let him decide...
Alright, but SOMEONE I hope will look out for me after this for a big hat replacement. 
And who do you all recommend I use for hosting now that photobucket is holding my account hostage ?
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JimL
Serious misunderstanding on my part.  I don't know why I thought a 220 was in the mix.  If you have a big hat, that's a keeper.  I dislike 220's, but 228's have class and are nowhere near as common.  Going back over the thread, I'd say go with the 200.  They're red, they're cute, they're red, they give off a lot of light, and they're red.   I'm not certain how any I have, but it's over 20.  You could still give him the choice of the 200 and the 226.  Just that if the 226 is like my 229 and needs pumping every twenty minutes or so, let him know that.  Perhaps he would even appreciate giving the lantern that attention.

-Jim

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florida grown
Yep 226 needs pumped every 30 or so minutes, I'll do it,,, give him pick of the litter of 3...hell, he may not even want the fuss of a lantern, me and gf are gonna hunt him down next few days to see what he really wants or needs.
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JimL
If he's homeless, he probably wants to keep stuff to a minimum and a more compact lantern like the 200 or 226 may be far more appropriate.   If it's a large/larger lantern and gets in his way, he may just leave it somewhere.

-Jim

Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?
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florida grown
And I fully can understand that. Ugggh, I got a feeling he'll want the 226..but it's ok, he needs it, I do not NEED it.thanks for the support and replies I do appreciate it.
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JimL
I'm not understanding why he 'needs' a lantern.  But if it's for light so he feels at home somewhere, perhaps a solar inflatable lantern would be more appropriate and convenient.  Walmart has an Mpowerd solar rechargeable inflatable light for under $15 that has a dimmer control.   I have a hard time imagining being homeless, but suspect if that were the case, I'd want as few possessions as possible to hold me down since I've have to take everything with me wherever i went.

-Jim

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74HARLEY
I think Jim is on to something with the solar light, lantern fuel would be difficult to store and travel with. I can't Imagine being homeless...
Joe
looking for 200a 11-56,9-77,2-65 Coleman 275 appreciation syndicate member #0004 ICCC #1262 
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zoomkat
If the person is homeless, the lantern is going to be sold or stolen. Its just the way it is the chronically homeless. Give the person some food and a little cash equal to the lantern value to save some steps.
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TwoCanoes
What kind of art does he do?  If he's a painter/sketch artist, maybe you could hire him to render your lanterns.  If the community is coming together to help him out (it takes a village), maybe other community members would hire him, too.  Charity is a wonderful thing, and I commend you for your charitable attitude and concern.
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rob_pontius
I also worry about storing a lantern and your friend being able to purchase fuel to keep it running. If his art form is something that can be advertised and shipped, could you display his art and help him sell it and ship it? That would be a good way to help him to help himself. It would give him more pride in turning his situation around. I think that your heart is in the right place, wanting to help him in his time of need. I think that more people should have that attitude.
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holliswood
Gotta fix the mind first and the rest will follow. I’d be afraid he’d hurt himself or someone else with it. Go with your gut though. Just my .02c 
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ecblanks

"dual fuel" was a marketing ploy by Coleman.  If you go back and look at the literature from most all their past models, they will be referred to as "gasoline" appliances (except, of course, the kero, propane and butane products). CF/WG just gives them a longer shelf life.  
Who is going to keep your friend stocked with fuel? If it's you and you don't mind the expense, maybe a propane would also good option.  I see them as a little safer than liquid fueled models. 
Bless you for trying to help out someone who is down on his luck. 

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arizonacamper
We have solar powered yard light and when the power goes out we will grab a few of them and put them in the house. These are the ones that cost a dollar each at walley world. Would be easy to store-transport and charge.
Shawn
Gas is what you use for washing parts diesel is for making power!
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Chucker
 If you must give him a lantern get a 285 with ss mesh globe or single mantle propane and a basket full of clip-on mantles - he may get very frustrated with tie on and whatever lantern he uses won't get treated gently at some point. 

Shawn also has a good idea I use for power outages. Two solar stick-in-the-ground lights. They charge up during the day and provide a night light or cover it up when sleeping - no hot gases or surfaces to get burned on - and he will burn himself or his surroundings. 
 
Chuck
"Stop being angry, and forget about getting back at people; do not worry -- it only causes harm." Ps. 37:8
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florida grown
Ohhhh I like that idea the solar pathway lights!!!
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Gunhippie
I just don't see the words "homeless" and "not taking his meds" going real well with "gasoline" and "matches".

Solar light ++++++++
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