Coleman Photo Shoot

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  1. brassnipplekey

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    Sunday , mid afternoon brew ......... Coleman Solus (Silent Kerosene).... Made in Canada

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    I dont know the age of this stove ...but interesting to note the 'Coleman' locking non return /pump valve ... a great feature ................ shame the same cant be said for the ridiculously small fuel fill hole & 'fiddly' pressure relief valve . But overall a good solid stove & a Discus model :D :D

    Brass , Discus shaped , Paraffin ....... Hits all my buttons :lol: :roll:

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  2. Spiritburner

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    Here a non 'discus' Canadian Coleman Solus picked up at the Newark gathering. I've had every variant (I believe) in the past but let them go - thought it was time to revisit them. Looks like they took a classic design & complicated it! The filler cap washer was a pain to renew & like Nick said too small a hole for fuelling! The burner on this is a bit choked but ran well enough. It's not the original burner but I have one somewhere when I have time to look.

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  3. kerophile

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    Hi, Unfortunately I only have one Coleman stove.....but I was determined to take part in this weekend's Coleman photo shoot and I hope I chose a unique and interesting venue for the shoot;

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    As you can see, this is Dunnet Head, Longitude 58 deg 40.3 min. North. Latitude 03 deg 22.4 min West. It is as far North as you can go on the British Mainland without getting your feet wet.
    You can see the Orkney Main Island in the background.

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    Here is the featured stove, a paraffin-fuelled Coleman 550B.

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    Here is a photo of Kerophile ( taken by his long-suffering wife) taking a photo for his stove-mates on the CCS website. It was a bright, but cool day with a temeperature of about 7 deg C. and a fresh wind from the North.

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    This is the Coleman boiling up a kettle for our afternoon coffee. In the background you can see the Dunnet Head Lighthouse and one of the Orkney Islands. Dunnet Head Lighthouse marks the most northerly point of the mainland of the British Isles - being 2.35 miles north of John O'Groats. The nearest point of the Orkney isles lies some 6.75 miles north, across the Pentland Firth. The LIghthouse was built in 1831, the engineer being Robert Stevenson, grandfather of the famous author Robert Louis Stevenson.

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    The cliffs at Dunnet head are about 100 metres ( over 300 feet) high. Those on Orkney exceed 300 metres (over 1000 feet).


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    Here is a shot from the cliff top. It is difficult to get an impression of the scale of these 300 feet high cliffs, but you can see the swell coming in from the North Atlantic. In the background you can just make out the Northern Coast of Scotland as it extends to the West.

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    Next we visited the croft ( small farm) of some friends who live about 3 miles from the lighthouse and keep their cattle outdoors, up on the Head, over the Winter. These are Highland cattle... a very tough breed.

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    This is a young bull, who was very friendly and curious about the visitors.

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    And this is his companion, more interested in eating before the onset of Winter and severe weather.

    I hope you enjoyed the photos.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile
     
  4. shagratork

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    The Coleman photo-shoot weekend was always going to be difficult for me because I don't posess Coleman stoves and know next to nothing about them. However David decided to bring his Coleman stoves to my house.

    David 'I'm not a stovie' has a nice and growing collection of Coleman stoves. I decided that I would contribute by cooking with my Coleman oven. David said he was going to cook spaghetti bolognese and so I thought I would try and bake a pizza.

    Before David arrived, I started the bread dough mix - strong white bread flour, a little sea salt, yeast and warm water.
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    Next - what am I going to heat the Coleman oven with? I have a 1946 Coleman 530 but it would not be powerful enough to heat the oven (the forecast was for cold, wet weather - how unusual?). I do not have a Coleman suitcase stove so I decided to use a Primus No 2 (sorry!).

    Although not mint, I had never lit this 1939 stove before. It used to have a mint Hipolito burner but I got a mint Primus burner from Nick and passed on the Hipolito burner to Keith for his stove. Some of you will have seen my lovely No 2 stove at Newark in the last couple of years.

    Here it is before lighting.
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    Anyway, David arrived and started to set up his stoves.
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    I thought that I had better get the No 2 lit and start heating the oven.
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    The temperature, of course, was cool.
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    But the temperature would soon rise with this.
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    In the mean time, David gets his spag bog underway.
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    My dough has risen well so I roll it out for the pizza.
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    I then relise that I don't have the topping I was going to use. It was going to be a pepperoni pizza, but my pepperoni was a month out of date and so it became a German peppered salami and onion pizza instead.
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    Better check the oven - yes it is up to temperature.
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    Better get the pizza in the oven.
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    While the spag bog and pizza are cooking, I put on the kettle for a cup of coffee.
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    About 10 minutes later, the pizza is done.
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    I cut up the pizza and David serves up his spag bog.
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    After the meal, David displays his Coleman 'Model No 4A Instant LIghting Self Heating Iron' - made in ENGLAND!!!
    By then it was dark and so the scene was lit by David's Coleman gas light - with fuel bottle very kindly supplied by Lance.
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    Another very successful County Durham micro-meet.
     
  5. alanwenker

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    No groupies this time?
     
  6. shagratork

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    Hi Alan

    I am afraid the groupies couldn't make it this time.
    I got the whole sordid tale from David. The photos of that weekend at Usha Gap did not show that there were in fact 17 groupies - and I bloody well missed it!!!
     
  7. Ed Winskill

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    Repast Italiano benissimo!
     
  8. CWilkins

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    Hello,
    So far the photos have been outstanding. Sorry I don't have the views of the Ocean or an oven going but, I did do my best to keep up with the theme. The wife left for a buisness trip to Florida today. Upon picking up my Daughtger this evening she asked about what we were doing for dinner. When the wife is away we usually go for Indian food or Sushi or something different and spicey. So I told here we would be eating out back as I planned to cook on the patio. I used only the light from the lanterns and lamp. No flash, so some may seem a bit dark.

    I used a Coleman 413G and a cast iron griddle to cook potatos, sausage and chicken. Employing a Coleman speedster to steam cauliflower in chicken stock and added butter and cheese at the end and gave it a good smash. You can see the rest for yourself. My only problem was the 505B as I couldn't get it to simmer it would only burn high so the speedster had to do double duty.

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    Patio lit with a Coleman table lamp and two 220 double mantle lanterns.

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    Sausages, and Chicken

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    Cauliflower steaming

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    Table all set

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    Ready to eat

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    Dad! Do you have to take my picture ??

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    Smashed califlower

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    Perc'd coffee for after dinner.

    Chuck
     
  9. Alberta Pete

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    I just couldn't get it together this weekend for the photo shoot ,with a wedding and numerous other things happening it just didn't work out. So I will post these old pics of some of my Coleman goodies and try to do better nxt time. My apologies
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  10. Doc Mark

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    Greetings, All,

    Unfortunately, I found myself in the same boat as Pete, and as painting turned out to consume my entire weekend, didn't get to take new Coleman photos. Oh well.... :cry: :oops: :roll:

    So, like Pete, I'm "recycling" some older Coleman photos, just because....

    On the night in question, I used a Feather 400 to cook up a quick and easy, yet delicious, dinner for myself. First, here's the Feather 400, just after having been fired up.

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    First course, of course, was a spot of Earl Grey tea! Yum!!

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    Next, some very thick, smoky bacon, which we get at our local butcher's, here on the mountain. It's probably the very best bacon I've ever eaten! Two jumbo eggs await their turn in the skillet.

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    When all was said and done, VOILA: A nice, quick, easy, and delicious meal, topped off with a frosty glass of Newcastle Brown Ale!!

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    Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
  11. Sketch R.I.P.

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    I couldn't do this one either over the weekend. I might try to get out and sometime this week and do something, but the way this week is shaping up, I don't know. Got to get those snow tires on the van - snow is creeping down the mountains, and snow showers are in the forecast later this week. The temperature is steadily creeping downward and if it does snow, it's here to stay.
     
  12. DAVE GIBSON

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    Right off i just want to say i'm not a "collector"--
    somehow i just managed to accumulate a fair pile of Coleman stoves--

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    it's a good thing Coleman fuel is cheap---
    all lined up and ready to go are--four--425E's-one 425F-and a 425D--at the
    end of the line i put a oven on one of the E's--
    on the bench--a Speedmaster 500..a 502..two 400A's-Peak Feather- one 400--
    one Apex two and at the end a 508--not working and waiting for a new generator.

    on a side table a few odd ducks--a 530 pocket Stove..a lamp with a pot holder
    attachment...a propane stove..and a 502 with a Heat Drum attachment

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    with safety gear at the ready i waited for dusk so i could get a good shot
    of all the stoves at FULL BLAST----

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    a few minor adjustments---
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    and the BIG BURN is off and running :shock: :shock:

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    Awesome Dave, big fun to see them at night like that. Ed
     
  14. Doc Mark

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    Hey, Brother Dave,

    OUTSTANDING!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

    You have a great collection of Coleman goodies, and you did what I had originally planned to do: show as many of them as possible!! Way to go, and well done, Lad!!! Great photos, great stoves, and a fine effort on your part, Dave! I love the CCS apron, and the fire extinguisher, too!! 8) :D :D :lol: :lol: Again, well done! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
  15. oops56

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    Dam outdoor Xmas. lights :lol: :lol: Well if you don't collect stoves do you rent them out.
     
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    fantastic!
     
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    Hi Fellow Stovies,

    I?m almost embarrassed to participate after seeing the amazing stuff on this thread. Great stoves and great food on every post.

    Between an all day Soccer Tournament and searching for a new family member at Labrador Retriever Rescue centers, I never got a chance to light something up on the weekend. Yesterday was Columbus Day and schools were off so I took the family on a hike up Giant Ledge in the Catskill Mountains.

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    Here?s the topo map of the area.

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    The weather was damp and windy as we left the trailhead, but Mother Nature had pity on us and the day slowly cleared. Lefty and Princess Fluffy at the trail junction for the ridge.

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    Some excellent trail maintenance.

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    Searching for the perfect leaf.

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    The best one?

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    There are a series of open ledges with commanding views at the top. We made hot chocolate with my Coleman Feather 400 and watched the sun break through the clouds. The stove handled the stiff breeze without a windscreen.

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    I'm going to have to learn to cook more than boiling water with my stoves. I was so impressed with the culinary prowess of CCS members this weekend.

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    Slide Mountain to the South is the tallest mountain in the range at over 4000ft. (View 1)

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    Northern View with the shoulder of Panther Mountain. (View 2)

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    Looking West from one of the campsites on the ridge. (View 3)

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    Thanks for coming along on my Coleman Catskill Hike!


    See ya on the trail,

    Manny

    p.s. Does Dave Gibson's big burn qualify for a Coleman Record? :lol:
     
  18. 111T

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    Great shots Manny! The trees look like they are near peak.
     
  19. spudz

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    All been great stuff so far guys, thanks.

    Message to a mod., any chance the 2 threads could be united into just the 1 ?

    cheers
     
  20. CWilkins

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    Spudz,
    I had asked Ross the same thing. There is no way to do that under the current release of forum software but, the newer version will allow merging :D

    Chuck