Camp Stoves

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  1. tombiasi

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    Low pressure propane stoves will definitely be "whimpy" compared to white gas but the high pressure ones like the camp chef mountain series will be right up there with white gas.
     
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  2. Jim_Rockford

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    I love white gas too, To me those propane stoves are just a waste its so expensive and Im not too lazy or unprepared as to not being able to light my own stove.
     
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    I’m a big fan of white gas 4 stoves 5 lanterns and growing..
     
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    Anyone thinking about getting a Coleman stove or lantern should definitely take a look at eBay. With all of the options out there now for cooking and lighting, many people are selling off their vintage USA or Canada made Colemans at givaway prices.
     
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    Offer up, Facebook marketplace. You can get good deals on evilbay but you have to watch shipping.
     
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    Yeah, shipping is usually the eBay budget killer.

    Flea markets are my go to place. I have bought a pile of stoves, lanterns, and heaters for under 20 bucks.....My last stove purchase was a 426 and 413 for 20 bucks for the pair.
     
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    What a steal! I got my 1966 413G for $25. It was never used.
     
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    We have three moveable stoves, mini, midi and maxi, and find all useful. What goes along varies with the type of trip.
    The mini is a butane canister fueled single burner with piezo igniter, received as a gift. Great for quick use, and for the big coffee pot at rallies. I'm surprised at how much I like it.

    The midi is a two burner Coleman white gas unit inherited from my parents. Think it dates from the early 1950's. Had it serviced a few years ago when a Coleman rep was at McGuckin Hardware in Boulder. It was running okay, but flame control was irregular. The rep replaced the generator tube, and installed new seals in the valves. Still looks battered, but works as good as new.

    The maxi is the big Coleman three burner white gasser, bought used a few years ago as a set with folding stand, a spare tank/valve/gen tube assembly and a protective heavy canvas cover. Was formerly used by a river rafting company. That third burner seems to add a lot more than fifty percent to the utility of the stove.
     
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    I'm still hunting for a 3-burner white gas stove at a reasonable price.
     
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    It sucks that Coleman quit making the three burner. I bought a new one on clearance at a Coleman outlet. They had marked it down from $ 120 to $75. I think I may have gotten another 20 or 30% off that....I remember being a happy camper...lol

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    A Coleman outlet? I would go broke.
     
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    I believe there only about a dozen Coleman stores/outlets in the US. I have been to three. I have gotten some fantastic deals.
     
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    I looked it up. I'm in Fort Lauderdale and the closest one to me in somewhere in GA. :(
     
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    I have an outlet 5 miles from me.:D
    It helps me get through the winters
     
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    We also prefer white gas stoves but carried a Camp Chef Coven in the popup so we could have the better oven.

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    Absolutely, best and safest way to carry liquid fuel. Use for backpacking and paddling trips. Use a dedicated dry bag to store and tote.
     
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    I do not see a problem storing fuel in the proper plastic container. Coleman sells fuel by the quart in plastic bottles.
     
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    As long as it's made with HDPE and is rated for fuel storage. Metal containers have always been the gold standard but some plastics now will work too.
     

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