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That's a pretty good find @bilbo

In my boy scout days... they supplied cast iron dutch ovens. We also made a bunch of foil dinners.

My worst memory of family camping with a Coleman stove is when my dad bought a toast maker... and proceeded to make toast on a Coleman stove. Ewwwwwwwww.
 


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We did a lot of foil dinners too. Probably not PC now, but we called them Hobo dinners. I remember the dutch ovens, too. I love cooking in a dutch oven. Last year we took a trip to the UP and stayed in the camper throughout. One of our goals was not to eat out much. We used the dutch oven a ton, we made chili, pizza, loaded nachos, a bunch of desserts, etc. Our son was pretty impressed with the pizza.

I always saw those toaster things and wondered how well they worked. Sounds like I made the right call passing them by.
 

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When talking to the wife last night about downsizing for our upcoming move... I asked about the big tent. She said she will never sleep in a tent again and we are buying a camper.

I love to UP... it can be a tricky place for camping. We went one time in early June... it might as well been December. In July and August there the black flies are just horrible. If it wasn't for the beauty and the fishing I would consider not ever camping there again.
 

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I agree, it's a wonderful place. We were there in August last year, but I didn't notice the black flies too bad, at least no worse than home. The weather can be goofy at times, but again it's no different than home for me. I tend to be a bit of a polar bear and don't handle heat very well. I can always add clothes but there's only so much I can take off. My wife and I were considering moving there and I was actually looking for a job there after our trip, but it never worked out. That's my only visit, though, so maybe we got lucky.

The camper is definitely more convenient. Ours is an old popup that I rehabbed. No plumbing, AC, etc. but it's nice sleeping off the ground and everything is always there in the trailer. Being a small-ish popup we can get it into places the larger trailers can't get. We got it because I had a back injury that ruined any chance of me sleeping on the ground. Then a couple of years ago I found a sleep pad at Cabelas that was a game changer for me. I would use the tent instead of renting hotels when I'd go do bike rides far from home. Last summer we bought a small sailboat and I want to take that somewhere for a weekend, but I can't tow the camper and boat simultaneously, so tent it is.
 

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I used to like when we used the toaster on the propane stove in our popup camper. Can’t remember if dad ever used it on the coleman stove.
 

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I want to lay eyes on one of these.

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I used to like when we used the toaster on the propane stove in our popup camper. Can’t remember if dad ever used it on the coleman stove.
You would remember it if he did...

Like eating a white gas sandwich...
 

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Mmmmm hobo dinners! We make those on the grill every so often. Ate a lot of meals like that when I was a kid, my parents had slash piles all over their land from thinning trees and we'd burn them in the winter, very convenient to cook on.

I got my new lantern cleaned up, and it's a runner!



Really didn't need much, wire brushed off the crusty rust on the cage and treated it with naval jelly. Just has some patina now. I removed the valve assembly and gave it the usual vinegar soak, followed by brake cleaner. This whole dang thing is made of brass, fount and everything, so although it was full of rotten fuel, there was zero rust...just a little varnish. Really puts modern lantern build quality to shame! This is probably my best running lantern by far and I think I'll give it a home in the house instead of hanging in my shop.



Also picked up two 425 stoves at yard sales this weekend. One very nice Nov 1976 425E and a 1999 425 that's covered in grease but should clean up nice. Paid $20 for the pair, probably try to flip the newer one and use the older one as a gift.
 

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This popped up in my Facebook market place feed tonight... Damn that looks great, probably worth the 70 bucks he wants for it, but I cant justify dropping that much on it..

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This popped up in my Facebook market place feed tonight... Damn that looks great, probably worth the 70 bucks he wants for it, but I cant justify dropping that much on it..

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Then just sit there in the dark with your cheapness!

I got skunked on two nice 1980's 414's over the weekend, for $40 one was in a box and came with a can of fuel and a nice 288. I couldn't get there in time and somebody else snagged it.

I did get this from my grandfather's estate though yesterday:

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I know nothing about these, the controls seem to work and the tank is clean and sound though.
 
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Those are cool...and very collectible. Basically just a wick dipped in lamp oil. I have a couple Dietz oil lamps and one old German made one... you know for emergencies...... I could supply my entire neighborhood with light during emergencies and have lots left over :LOL:
 

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Those are cool...and very collectible. Basically just a wick dipped in lamp oil. I have a couple Dietz oil lamps and one old German made one... you know for emergencies...... I could supply my entire neighborhood with light during emergencies and have lots left over :LOL:
Yeah, I have a hurricane lamp on my dining room table, I figure the principle is similar to that.
 

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Yeah, I have a hurricane lamp on my dining room table, I figure the principle is similar to that.
I have 4 Dietz oil lanterns for emergencies or camping. I bought them brand new just a few years ago. That's in addition to the railroad oil lanterns I pictured earlier in this thread.
 

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Those are cool...and very collectible. Basically just a wick dipped in lamp oil. I have a couple Dietz oil lamps and one old German made one... you know for emergencies...... I could supply my entire neighborhood with light during emergencies and have lots left over :LOL:
Most of the neighbors on my block who have been around for many years usually call me in situations like that. It was not until after Hurricane Sandy that they actually asked what they should buy to prepare themselves, instead of borrowing from me. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind lending to neighbors who I am friends with. However, when the ones who never wave hello or give you the time of day are suddenly your best friend, that's different.
 


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