Stupid Question: Lantern storage

Discussion in 'First Time & New Camper Owners' started by rslaback, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. yetavon

    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    Our gas lantern goes in its carry case, and sits up right in the tote that slides in the door. It contains our extra gear that we use if we are just tent camping.
     
  2. itfchaos

    itfchaos New Member

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    We store ours in the p'up cabinet standing upright. I even bungie them to the wall so they don't fall over during transit.
     
  3. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    We keep them in the cabinet by the door in soft-sided custom bags they sell here in Korea. Haven't had a broken mantle or globe in 6+ years.
     
  4. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    Oh. I forgot. Coleman lpg bottles are only available on the US Army bases here, or the black market, so I make my own fuel for my liquid lanterns.
    It's only solvent. Naptha + anti-rust additive and some green dye.
     
  5. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    $20+a gallon if you buy it. I'm at around $6... Hee hee
     
  6. lbdelaney

    lbdelaney 1992 Jayco 1206 Deluxe

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    BTW I use unleaded gas from the gas station.. WTS, Coleman fuel here is about 9 bucks a gal and will last a whole season.. two at most if I use the gas camp stove too. I believe the LP gas ends up costing more IMHO. But it is WAY easier and more convenient. Part of the old school of camping I think I still like a few of the old things..
     
  7. Yukon Jake

    Yukon Jake New Member

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    One little tip for stretching mantle life: Always take the heat shield out when you are in transit.
     
  8. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    Re: Re: Stupid Question: Lantern storage

    I've never had a problem with the heat shield in 30+ years...
     
  9. CREEPPINGCHARLIE

    CREEPPINGCHARLIE CAMPING RECHARGES THE HUMAN MIND

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    I to like gas lanterns. I carry one upright under my l shaped couch. I also have a rechargeable, plus numerous LED flashlights. You never know what you might need camping. [8D]
     
  10. Yukon Jake

    Yukon Jake New Member

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    My problem is not damage to the heat shield, but the heat shield shifting around on bumpy or curvy roads and breaking the mantles.
     
  11. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    The globe (glass) should be holding the heat shield down. It acts as a spring to keep it from breaking.
     
  12. Yukon Jake

    Yukon Jake New Member

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    Not on my coleman lantern. The heat shield is significantly narrower than the globe.
     
  13. Bob Bourgeois

    Bob Bourgeois "I'd rather be camping"

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    With all this talk about Coleman lanterns, does anyone here frequent the Coleman Collectors Forum? It's a grat forum with alot of good info on restoring anf working on all types of Coleman lanterns. The host is oldcolemanparts.com you can purchase just about any type of part needed to keep you favorite or most sentimantal lanters up and running. Check them out. [2C]
     

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