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Old 02-25-2011, 11:10 PM   #11
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Once the mantle has been burned, it is a very light ash. Carrying the lantern- usually does OK. Transporting on an ATV is another matter. Ref: carbide lights- yeah, pretty neat- but have you tried buying calcium carbide lately?

Price of mantles- about .50 to $1 each if you shop carefully. I added a twist type spark igniter to my camping lanterns so I do not need to poke around with the match. Have one propane, and one old style red gasoline lantern.

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Once the mantle has been burned, it is a very light ash. Carrying the lantern- usually does OK. Transporting on an ATV is another matter. Ref: carbide lights- yeah, pretty neat- but have you tried buying calcium carbide lately?

Price of mantles- about .50 to $1 each if you shop carefully. I added a twist type spark igniter to my camping lanterns so I do not need to poke around with the match. Have one propane, and one old style red gasoline lantern.
How is gasoline brightness in comparison to propane?
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Gas/ propane about equal. The actual light is from heating the mantle until it glows- white hot. What heats it is immaterial. Advantage propane- turn the valve, spark, whoof, let there be light. Gas- pump up pressure tank, turn starting lever, open valve, spark, whoof, big flame, as it steadies down move starting lever to run, adjust valve. Advantage- SHTF, I can find a burnable liquid easier than I can find bottles of propane.

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Gas/ propane about equal. The actual light is from heating the mantle until it glows- white hot. What heats it is immaterial. Advantage propane- turn the valve, spark, whoof, let there be light. Gas- pump up pressure tank, turn starting lever, open valve, spark, whoof, big flame, as it steadies down move starting lever to run, adjust valve. Advantage- SHTF, I can find a burnable liquid easier than I can find bottles of propane.
Good info. I found a Dual Fuel for $35 at Wally World.
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Hello all, RON L here

As Far as these lanterns go, I don't see any Real Problem, Transporting the Lanten on an ATV, not using it while the $ wheeler is moving, but if in a case, should be able to Transport it to where you stop and use it, the mantles are Fragile once Burned and they might be damaged by bouncing around, but at least once ya replace the mantle with a new one, should be fine? I transported one ona Dirt Bike ina Case it made it fine! Dual Fuel does allow for use of BOTH white Gas and Unleaded fuel, it will not allow you to Burn Alchol or Kerosene or diesel, seen a lot of these Great Lanterns or Stoveds Scred up by Trying to use those fuels? I'd say buy a spare Generator ($like 12$), so if that Clogs up, you can remove and replace it with simple hand tools? These are Good solid Devices but the glass is easy to Brealk,they do generate a Good amount of heat, as well as light and should never be uned indoors without adequite ventelation, vever ina tent or near things that can melt or catch on fire! Simple precautions will make these a Great Lite Back up device, but they have thier limitaions and safty requirements!

Hope all that helps! If ya found a new onat Wally World for $35.00 that a Great $, far cheaper than I have seen here? I normally try and buy used as it saves ya toons of $, as well as I know how to service and repair them!


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Heven't used the lantern, but the dual fuel stove is awesome and something that doesn't leave my Jeep.

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PRO for propane - INDOOR use doesn't create a toxic atmosphere

CON for (gas, or other flammable hydrocarbon liquids) - INDOOR use CAN/DOES create toxic atmosphere

"some" flammables do not create toxic fumes, but most, if not all, of your hydrocarbon based fuels will.

A REAL PONDERANCE TO THINK ABOUT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU CAN'T LET IN FRESH AIR.

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At wally world you can get an adaptor to burn propane in a coleman stove using the one lb. bottles. You can also get an adaptor and a hose that will allow the stove to be connected to an 20 lb. tank giving you a lot of options. I used this set up on my last hunting trip and it worked really well.
The 1 lb. bottle cooked several meals and boiled water quickly at 9500 ft. in the rockies.

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At wally world you can get an adaptor to burn propane in a coleman stove using the one lb. bottles. You can also get an adaptor and a hose that will allow the stove to be connected to an 20 lb. tank giving you a lot of options. I used this set up on my last hunting trip and it worked really well.
The 1 lb. bottle cooked several meals and boiled water quickly at 9500 ft. in the rockies.
That's good to know
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On the topic of lanterns.

Thoughts on oil/kerosene lanterns or lamps?

The trend these days is to whitegas or propane, which I have, but I was thinking of picking up some World Famous Kerosene lanterns from Canadian Tire for about 20 bucks each. Any experince on these, or similar lamps?

Oil lamps burn super bright, I'd say one is worth a dozen candles at least, odourless and near smokeless. Kerosene is a bit dirtier, but effective. I also hear that although smelly, kerosene/oil is safer than whitegas since WG can explode if dropped.

Kerosene/oil lamps that are made of metal are still used on private yachts, they work while moving and do not explode, but can be a fire hazard if dropped/spilled. Also mantle free!

I'm just debating which way to go. I like oil/kerosene, I figure the old technology existed because it worked, but I don't want to be closed minded to new things.

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