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Old 07-24-2007, 08:16 PM   #15
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I bought a multi-fuel stove about 10 years ago from MSR XGK II. It has two jets. One will run on White gas (prefered) auto gas, aviation gas,. THe other: Kerosene, Jet-a, Diesel. whatever...
I've got a couple of the MSR's...love them! except when cooking for a crowd then I want my Coleman triple burner white gas monster.

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I bought it as a airplane camping stove. That way I would not have to carry seperate fuel just for the stove. I have used it once. It now resides in my crash pack (survival). I have been thinking about gettigng another one. One that has more than two settings, nuclear and off. One that I can cook on.
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:30 PM   #17
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I bought it as a airplane camping stove. That way I would not have to carry seperate fuel just for the stove. I have used it once. It now resides in my crash pack (survival). I have been thinking about gettigng another one. One that has more than two settings, nuclear and off. One that I can cook on.
That is MSR for ya...two speeds I have the Whisperlite International and I got a Dragonfly for the cooking... But they both are better than my old Optimus 8R and Svea 123.

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Old 07-24-2007, 09:42 PM   #18
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If you can find one of these...

Stainless steel, built to last. Burns Avgas!
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:55 PM   #19
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thats nice for maybe a poached egg. I'm talking about enough BTU's for a Lumberjack Breakfast!! 6 eggs, half a loave french toast, slab of pig, maybee some goat, sausage and pound cake with a shot of OJ and a big ole cup o joe. Show me the av-gas!!
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:55 PM   #20
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I remember camping in the 60's with my parents and we used Coleman stoves and mantle lanterns. My dad always called the fuel "white gas". Seems as we would stop at the Sunoco station in Merrimack for a few gallons of it as we were on our way to Bear Brook Campground in beautiful New Hampshire.
So was this just unleaded gas?
Anyone use auto fuel for their coleman stuff?
What is the Coleman camp fuel anyway?- special formula?
just wondering, after reading the what got you started in camping thread I was thinking og all the "camping memories" DG
Oh, this brings back memories of my dad from years ago. He was a petroleum geologist with Shell Oil Company, Humble, Superior, partnered with another geologist and then went out on his own to make a bundle while in South Texas. There is no telling how many oil and gas wells he had royalties in. He always told me to burn nothing but white gas in the lawn mowers because it was better for them. I just remember him telling me it didn't have lead in it.

I have an old Coleman Dual Fuel lantern but only burn Coleman fuel in it. There is no telling how many mantles I have tied to that thing and i'm on my third generator. It has been a lifesaver in the past during power outages.
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On his way down he passes a guy coming up wearing deckshoes and a Jimmy Buffet T-shirt.
"Hey!" says the skydiver "you know anything about parachutes?"
"No" says the other guy "you know anything about alcohol stoves?"
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Old 07-27-2007, 05:31 AM   #22
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Looks similar to mine, which I have never fired up. Clean gas? As opposed to...??? I'm assuming this is White gas...
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Old 07-27-2007, 03:17 PM   #23
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We will be joining DG at Tahoe this Sunday. He PM'd me that he bought some 'white gas' with out telling me why. Well not to be outdone I rooted around in my storage shed and recovered my 'antique' Coleman lanterns and stove. The 3 lanterns date pre 1920, 1930's (with orginal box) and 1956. I bought the '56 one new with the Coleman stove. I tested them and they ALL work! I am also taking a bottle of wine in case i one-upped him.

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I've got a few antiques at home also. One is an Evenrude gasoline stove (I'm not sure if it's a white gas stove or not). It's really old with the stove sitting in a galvanized carrying box with an Evenrude metal logo on it. It has even a little tray that you pour gas into before you light the stove. It apparently heats up a tube that causes the liquid gas to atomize just before it hits the burner assembly.

Then I found a brass wood handled blow torch that my dad used to use back in the 50's. Same little tray used to preheat the delivery tube.

Finally I have a big silver carbide lantern that my grandfather used to use when he camped out. We have a sportsman store down close to our house who still sells carbide. I used this lamp back in mid 80's on a houseboat trip up in Voyager National Park up by International Falls Mn.

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Old 07-27-2007, 05:44 PM   #25
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I once knew a gal that danced by the light of a carbide lamp. She was a miner's daughter with a set o' lean legs.
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:47 AM   #26
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Coleman DualFuel stuff will, and is designed to, burn regular unleaded gasoline as well as the Coleman fuel. I've burned it in my lantern and my stove for years. I've always loved the look I get when I go into a gas station to pay for 35 cents worth of gas.
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Something I learned this past summer from a friend.... I attend several antique tractor/ engine shows ('nother hobby of mine) and was talking to a friend who builds and operates scale model gasoline engines. (cool machines they are!) www.modelengineeringsoc.com/ (Try this link if interested) While yakking with him he fills his fuel tank with Coleman fuel. I asked if indeed it was C. fuel or he was just using the can for reg gasoline. He said he always runs the C. fuel in the model engines as it has a basically indefinite shelf life and doesn't degrade/oxidize/gum up like gasoline does. Some of his engines may sit for years without running and he has no fuel problems when it comes time to run them. I don't know about Octane rating for the fuel but it's not really of a concern for an unloaded fraction of a fractional horsepower engine. Does back up earlier statements about cleanliness of "generators" in stoves/ lamps tho......
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The stove in post 18 looks just like one I have. My dad bought it in the 40s and it still works great. Think they were used in tanks in WWII...Mine is a Coleman model 530.. Runs on several kinds of fuel including Coleman and reg gas.. Even leaded gas...I have the wrench and funnel for it too...One time when I talked with Coleman I told them about it. They said where did you get one of those??? They are very rare.. Told them dad bought it and a lantern when he got out of the Navy WWII..They told me of a guy in Indana who bought all Colemans parts for them.. I have his info if anyone needs it...I also have his Lantern too.. Model 242C..Mint and works great as well...He never uses them so he gave them to me...
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