Coleman Model 2 Stove – Fount Paint and Stencil

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Here’s my Model 2 stove fount before I began to restore it

In a previous post I described the repair I performed on my 1925 Coleman Model 2, two-burner stove fount (fuel tank). Once repairs were complete and I tested the stove to ensure I had resolved all of the leaks, I needed to take the next step which is to repaint the fount gloss black and add the gold Coleman lettering. I hated to say goodbye to the nearly 95 year-old letters but Continue reading

Coleman Model 2 Stove – Fount Restoration

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The Model 2 fount as I used it for two years

Earlier this summer I discovered that I had pinholes in my 1925 Coleman Model 2, two burner stove fount (fuel tank). As noted in my previous post about this stove’s generator rebuild, I was disappointed in the new pinholes making the stove unsafe to use, but I began working on Continue reading

Coleman Model 2 Stove – Generator

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1925 Coleman Model 2 Generator

You may have seen some of my previous posts where I was using my Coleman Model 2 stove made between 1924 and 1926. I took it to Wyoming for the Solar Eclipse and on other camping trips the first summer I bought it. I like using this old stove, however, earlier this summer after using it and while Continue reading

Brush Creek Lakes, Backpacking, Hiking – 2019

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This fall I hiked in to Brush Creek Lakes in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, then backpacked and then hiked it again all on three consecutive weekends. The first weekend, Labor Day weekend, I hiked in with Lisa, Joshua and Cory on a practice hike. This would be the first time I’d done some serious hiking since I Continue reading

Single-burner Stove Roundup – 2019

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Group of each model of the M-1942 stove made (except one) along with appropriate cooking/storage containers

Well, I’ve been collecting more stoves over the last few years. Mostly, I look for decent examples at a good price. One stove I paid a lot more than the others, while others were just parts and I needed to assemble them. All of the stoves Continue reading

North Platte River – Kayak/Canoe, 2019

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As noted in my previous post about our July float on the Gunnison River, the water levels were late in falling to what we call normal water flow levels. The North Platte River was higher than normal, but it looked like a low enough level so we gave it a try (about 1050 cfs). Like the Gunnison it seems to smooth out and actually Continue reading

Gunnison River, Float – 2019

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It’s a little later than normal for our first river float, but the water levels in the reservoirs are really high this year (2019) and additional water is being released causing some rivers to have higher flow rates than I’ve seen since I began floating rivers around 10 years ago. We planned to go a few weeks ago, but weren’t sure about safety, and this week it looked like the water levels Continue reading

Pomeroy and Hancock Lakes, 4×4, 2019

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Our kayaking/canoeing/rafting group had planned to float the Gunnison or Yampa Rivers over the 4th of July weekend, but heavy snows this year, along with a number of deaths on the rivers caused us to re-think our plan. We decided to go four-wheeling instead. The destination was the very popular area of St. Elmo in Continue reading

Coleman Quick-Lite Lamp

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Early in the summer of 2018 I was strolling through one of those antique/garage sale malls when I came across an old Coleman Quick-Lite lamp. I was completely unfamiliar with these old table lamps, and while I was hesitant to delve into another type of Gas Pressure Appliance (GPA), it seemed interesting and perhaps more attractive to have inside the house. This lamp didn’t have a glass lamp shade Continue reading

Coleman 226 Backpacking Lantern

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Coleman backpacking lanterns. Being a backpacker and a little wary of packing anything I think I don’t need I’ve haven’t thought too much about these little appliances. I bought that Coleman 222A Peak 1 lantern a while back and it complemented my Peak 1 400A stove so I thought it was a nice addition. Some months later I spotted a similar design lantern by Coleman designated 229 locally and had my son pick it up for me. Then, I found another one and finally this 226 at a Continue reading