30 days, 30 lakes, 30 stoves...

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  1. Haggis

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    Oct. 14,,, Grant Pit Lake, Buhl
    Lunch: soft cooked duck eggs, Melba Toast, Biscottis, and tea
    Svea 123r, Sigg Tourist cook set w/Taiwan clone wind screen

    I used a Svea 123 earlier, this is a fine hair to split, but the 123r is a different stove. I used the Sigg cook set with a Coleman 533 and a wind screen ring, this “Sigg” wind screen is a Taiwan clone works in any case.

    The duck eggs are from our own ducks.

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    Oct. 14,,, Silver Lake, near the Lake Esquagama community
    Lunch: Savory oatmeal w/over easy egg, and black tea
    Coleman 425D stove, Norwegian “Eagle Brand” kettle, and steel skillets

    The stove is dated “N/65”,,, and was in very good condition when I found it.

    I have several Preway’s and a Basford I wanted to use during these 30 days, but realized I haven’t actually fettled any of them. Coleman suitcase stoves have their place in history too I reckon...


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    Millions of Americans and Canadians would agree with you about the Coleman suitcases. I use a 413G more than any other stove while travel trailer camping. Iconic and bulletproof. Brad
     
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    @Haggis
    I’ve lost count ... no matter, hugely enjoyable. Good for you, making use of the Bernzomatic. Older gassies have ‘classic’ merit, I’d say.
    ... can’t wait to see a Handy Gas Plant lugged into view.

    John
     
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    Lunch: Tea and a snack bar today,,, (Missed lunch, so just a snack)
    Coleman 425, late version with the gold/bronze tank, and internal leg brackets. (I brought out the earliest version with the brown tank and external leg brackets a few days ago...)

    There were 3 versions of the 425, and I’ve yet to see the second version for sale in the wild, but it’ll surface eventually. The second version has external leg brackets, but the gold/bronze tank...

    Honestly, I’d hoped to use a Preway today, a 4521, but the NRV is too iffy,,, works one minute, and spewing air the next. I pulled it, poked it with a magic screwdriver, stretched the spring a mite, but it’s still contrary. Sure not going to light the stove only to have fumes spraying out of the tank...

    Day 26


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    @Haggis
    Yep. The redundant safety features of the classic Coleman stoves (and lanterns) just makes them a good dependable choice for a white gas stove that use a pump.

    I have to say that you picked a great time of year to do this stove marathon -- trees keep changing and the weather seems to be somewhat accommodating.
     
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    @itchy
    If the pump on the Preway I mentioned above were like a Coleman, I could still use it as-is,,, given the Coleman pump allows it to be tightened against possible air leaks. It seems Coleman had a, “Yeah, but what if?”, department dedicated to worst case scenarios with new ideas. Some of the other stove companies built very good stoves, but fewer safeguards. I like those “other” stoves, they’re less common and so have the interesting oddity factor. The ubiquitous Coleman suitcase stove for $2 at a yard sale is easy to walk passed, but they were well made, and perhaps more often purchased, and more often remain, for that reason.

    As far as collecting, there were, and for a variety of reasons, so many models, and variations of models, a fella could fill a large shop just trying to have one of each Coleman suitcase stove or single burner.
     
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    The only white gas stoves I'll turn my back on either don't have an NRV(123/r, 8/r, etc), or Colemans.
     
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    40' shipping containers aren't that expensive.
     
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    I'd contribute a couple stoves to help fill it.
     
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    Oct. 17,,, Deep Lake, Gilbert
    Lunch: Croissants & butter, German wafer w/chocolate, and black tea
    Coleman 425B, early version with gold/bronze tank, 2-pint Bull Dog Brand billy pot

    Day 27


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    Outstanding.
     
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    Really enjoying your commitment and this thread @Haggis, what you a great way to spend some time and enjoy your passion, all whilst feeding oneself too!
    Love the Coleman's for all the reason's noted, their design and shear dependability has quickly made them a focus of mine.
    Legendary, (albeit mostly common) simplicity in action.
     
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    Oct. 18,,, Carey Lake, Hibbing
    Lunch: Wild rice & mushroom soup, oyster crackers, and tea
    Coleman 424, (3/91), 4-pint nonstick Bull Dog Brand billy pot and lid, from a set of six

    This model stove is dear to me because it is the same model my two youngest daughters and I carried on an 11-day, 130 ish mile canoe trip through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness; 24 years ago. Daughter #4 has that stove now, but I can use this one, and remember.

    Day 28

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    Great idea for a thread! Nicely presented
    Thanks
     
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    Great menu. Always have liked oyster crackers, too....
     
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    Oct. 19,,, Wild Rice Lake Reservoir, Rice Lake
    Lunch: Refried baked potato, croissant, ham, Dubliner Cheese, goat cheese, cookie, and black tea
    Coleman 5402A Picnic Stove (1960-1963) w/adapter kit, 1.1 liter kettle, sheet steel skillet

    Herself calls this her “Barbie Stove”...

    Day 29

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    Never seen one of those in action; nice. Potatoes at Rice Lake?
     
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    30 days, 30 lakes, 30 stoves, 30 lb weight gain. You eat very well!
     
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    @Ed Winskill ,,, Ha,,, hadn’t thought of that,, potatoes at Rice Lake...

    Herself likes that stove,,, Daughter #4 bought for her, and I found the adapter hose, et al, on line.