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Old 05-13-2008, 06:55 PM   #15
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Here is part of my collection. Missing are two SVEA stoves and a coleman backpack stove that the children have commandeered. These stoves have been on both great backpack trips and used for car camping. Hard to estimate the miles these have been carried.
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:08 PM   #16
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Guilty on several counts I have no clue as to how many camping stoves I have...or lanterns None are what I would consider super collectible, but they all work. I believe the oldest I have is a Optimus 8R that is gently used and still has the original box. In lanterns I have one Coleman from the mid 60's still with original box. My favorite lantern is the MilSpec Coleman's from the Korean era. Those things are built like a tank. My first stove was the Svea 123 and it is still alive and kicking. Currently I use the MSR Whisperlite or Simmerlite for my backpacking needs. One stove the I never travel without is my Coleman Dual fuel single burner. It is the one that sits on a lantern tank. The one I have is called a Sportster, it has always been part of my vehicle based emergency kit.

Anybody want to compare tent collections

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Old 05-13-2008, 07:25 PM   #17
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I usually head for the nearest Steakhouse. They have really big stoves.
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:48 PM   #18
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Aaron, I think the stove thread is already intense. Many stoves are used intense. Besides, my tent got stove by the wind!
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:03 PM   #19
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I think it's great that these old stoves still work so well. I just sold my Whisperlite on ebay. I also sold a set of Aluminum Sigg cook pots with lids that I bought in 1970. I don't think that Sigg even makes cookware anymore.The two pots went for $76.55! #120254829447
Yeah-I understand these are collectible...lot's of Brits are into the old stoves. I was trying to determine a value for the 347...in decent (not perfect) condition...

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