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Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:54 pm
by Bloodhound
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:45 am
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:03 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:51 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:30 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:57 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:54 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:26 pm
I've retired both of the old lanterns...
Whoa! Easy now. What kind of lanterns are we talking about, here.
Just old Coleman double mantle lanterns. The newest one I bought abt 30 years ago. The oldest one was my dad's and I don't know exactly when he bought it, 55+ years perhaps.
Hello! Bloodhound and I both collect those, you know. Can we have some pics?
I'll take a pic tmrw. But they're just old double mantle lanterns. My dad kept a can of "white gas" for lantern use, until it became a thing of the past. Then Coleman began selling their own brand of fuel.
Take a look at the COLEMAN! thread.
Image
two lanterns on a messy table in the office.
Looks like an old 221 is it a D series? The date is stamped on the bottom. All of my lanterns are older than the one on the right and I burn them all. Who wants a battery lantern, when you can have the fun of running a GPA

Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:22 pm
by sweetandsour
Bloodhound wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:54 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:45 am
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:03 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:51 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:30 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:57 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:54 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:26 pm
I've retired both of the old lanterns...
Whoa! Easy now. What kind of lanterns are we talking about, here.
Just old Coleman double mantle lanterns. The newest one I bought abt 30 years ago. The oldest one was my dad's and I don't know exactly when he bought it, 55+ years perhaps.
Hello! Bloodhound and I both collect those, you know. Can we have some pics?
I'll take a pic tmrw. But they're just old double mantle lanterns. My dad kept a can of "white gas" for lantern use, until it became a thing of the past. Then Coleman began selling their own brand of fuel.
Take a look at the COLEMAN! thread.
Image
two lanterns on a messy table in the office.
Looks like an old 221 is it a D series? The date is stamped on the bottom. All of my lanterns are older than the one on the right and I burn them all. Who wants a battery lantern, when you can have the fun of running a GPA
The one on the left is stamped 52, the one on the right is 84. So I wasn't too far off on the dates. Lots of memories with both of them.

Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:54 pm
by Bloodhound
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:22 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:54 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:45 am
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:03 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:51 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:30 pm
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:57 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:54 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:26 pm
I've retired both of the old lanterns...
Whoa! Easy now. What kind of lanterns are we talking about, here.
Just old Coleman double mantle lanterns. The newest one I bought abt 30 years ago. The oldest one was my dad's and I don't know exactly when he bought it, 55+ years perhaps.
Hello! Bloodhound and I both collect those, you know. Can we have some pics?
I'll take a pic tmrw. But they're just old double mantle lanterns. My dad kept a can of "white gas" for lantern use, until it became a thing of the past. Then Coleman began selling their own brand of fuel.
Take a look at the COLEMAN! thread.
Image
two lanterns on a messy table in the office.
Looks like an old 221 is it a D series? The date is stamped on the bottom. All of my lanterns are older than the one on the right and I burn them all. Who wants a battery lantern, when you can have the fun of running a GPA
The one on the left is stamped 52, the one on the right is 84. So I wasn't too far off on the dates. Lots of memories with both of them.
They look great! Congrats...enjoy them

Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:20 pm
by Hovannes
Nothing says Camping quite like the hiss of a Coleman lantern!

Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:16 am
by sweetandsour
Hovannes wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:20 pm
Nothing says Camping quite like the hiss of a Coleman lantern!
Or flounder gigging. My dad rigged his lantern with thick aluminum foil on the back side, to project more of a beam; and rigged the handle with a stainless wire hooked to the base, so the beam would be pointed downward into the water. Lantern in one hand, gig in the other, with me tagging along wading through the flats, dragging either a stringer or gunny sack. Great times.

Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:22 am
by Hovannes
Someday, archeologists will love finding my car camping kit, originally compiled by my grandfather who bought a 1926 Buick expressly for going camping in Yosemite---he commuted to his barbershop by bicycle. It was inherited by my dad and some day I'll pass it on to my son. While it has evolved over the decades, some artifacts remain---they used to build some pretty rugged equipment back then. It's practically a museum!

Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:31 pm
by JudgeRusty
Hovannes wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:22 am
Someday, archeologists will love finding my car camping kit, originally compiled by my grandfather who bought a 1926 Buick expressly for going camping in Yosemite---he commuted to his barbershop by bicycle. It was inherited by my dad and some day I'll pass it on to my son. While it has evolved over the decades, some artifacts remain---they used to build some pretty rugged equipment back then. It's practically a museum!
"It" = kit, Buick or bicycle?

Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:00 pm
by Hovannes
JudgeRusty wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:31 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:22 am
Someday, archeologists will love finding my car camping kit, originally compiled by my grandfather who bought a 1926 Buick expressly for going camping in Yosemite---he commuted to his barbershop by bicycle. It was inherited by my dad and some day I'll pass it on to my son. While it has evolved over the decades, some artifacts remain---they used to build some pretty rugged equipment back then. It's practically a museum!
"It" = kit, Buick or bicycle?
The camping gear. The Buick was scrapped in a WW2 scrap metal drive along with the bicycle.
I do have another 26 Buick I thought I'd restore some day.

Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:38 pm
by Hovannes
I'm thinking of a back packing trip to Kaiser Peak this summer.
Yikes!
I've got a sleeping bag and pack, a sleeping mat, good boots and socks and a small stove & pot, a canteen and not much else as the Eureka Apex is plumb worn out.
I really didn't want to buy a back packing tent this year.

Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:02 am
by John-Boy
Hovannes wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:38 pm
I'm thinking of a back packing trip to Kaiser Peak this summer.
Yikes!
I've got a sleeping bag and pack, a sleeping mat, good boots and socks and a small stove & pot, a canteen and not much else as the Eureka Apex is plumb worn out.
I really didn't want to buy a back packing tent this year.
Have you tried a hammock and tarp?

Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:08 am
by Hovannes
John-Boy wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:02 am
Hovannes wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:38 pm
I'm thinking of a back packing trip to Kaiser Peak this summer.
Yikes!
I've got a sleeping bag and pack, a sleeping mat, good boots and socks and a small stove & pot, a canteen and not much else as the Eureka Apex is plumb worn out.
I really didn't want to buy a back packing tent this year.
Have you tried a hammock and tarp?
Alas, no trees on the summit.
I'd planned to spend the night and photograph the sunrise.
It's about a 3,000+' climb in slightly under 4 miles from the Billy Creek Trailhead.

Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:28 pm
by Hovannes
I did just order a new tent---a last year's Kelty Trail Ridge 3 on closeout and for an excellent price. It's got good reviews and is back packable although it is a wee bit heavier than my old Eureka 2XT, but it has a bigger fly and larger footprint, which should be more comfortable in inclement weather.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=yp_hWE2bZ-I

Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:11 pm
by rgcurrey
We still tent camp in a REI Kingdom8. Though when I can I throw up one of my hammocks and tarps and sleep there while everyone else is in the tent. I guess it’s time to check the air mattresses to make sure they are still good.

Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:31 pm
by Hovannes
rgcurrey wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:11 pm
We still tent camp in a REI Kingdom8. Though when I can I throw up one of my hammocks and tarps and sleep there while everyone else is in the tent. I guess it’s time to check the air mattresses to make sure they are still good.
I prefer sleeping under the stars. Car camping allows for a cot, otherwise it's Mother Earth. Not bad if there are no rocks and lots of pine needles.

Re: Camping gear, old and new.

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:36 pm
by Hovannes
When is Hugo going to take his girls camping? I took mine and it's great father/daughter time!