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Lanterns! I love these things. While I have many flashlights, headlamps, etc., nothing can replace the feeling of a good 'ol fashioned lantern. Camp fuel is easy and cheap to store and will outlast battery operated lights.

These particular vintage Coleman lanterns are dated 1959 and 1963 and still going strong! 100% made in America from a time when things were built to last. I just couldn't bring myself to buy today's plastic-made-in-China when there are still a bunch of these pieces of Americana laying around. Still plenty of them on ebay...buy them while you still can! Old yes, but I trust these things more than anything currently on the shelves at Walmart. I think lanterns are great pieces of survival/prepping gear that shouldn't be overlooked. Anyway, on with the pics...





 

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I have never had any luck with lanterns, the damn globes always get broken. I even went so far as to buy the plastic case to put mine in and it still broke. I put 3 globes in it before I off loaded it in a yard sale a few years ago.

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Ya, once the silk mantles have been burned they are fragile.......
but amazingly stable and tough at the same time.....
somewhat of an oxymoron.....
I have used them all my life.....
The only thing missing in the picture.....
is an old red single mantle !!!

[The globes are Pyrex....and I can't say
I have ever broken one]
 

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Floundering....shrimping.....gigging.....camping.....
WOW !!! The pics bring back such memories !
 

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I have one oil and one normal candle lamp that was made in the sovjet side of berlin during the 60's, or atleast i think thats when they were made. I use the oil one every night and the candle one is attached to my BOB.
 

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I have one oil and one normal candle lamp that was made in the sovjet side of berlin during the 60's, I use the oil one every night and the candle one is attached to my BOB.
Nice, you got any pics of them ?
[hey Alexander.....you doing well ?]
You have any gjetost ?
 

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Gjetost and flatbread.......yum

Alex, if you are still on the farm......
how far are you from a big city ?
 

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Geitost* ;) And im doing fine :) How are you? And i can take a couple pictures of them and post it if you want to see them :)
 

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Alex, if you are still on the farm......
how far are you from a big city ?
I'm about 450 kilometers away from the nearest big city Lillehammer, But we have Gjøvik and Dokka inbetween and there are some stores there where we can gett what we need, and theres a Hospital in Gjøvik if we should need one.
 

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Geitost* ;) And im doing fine :) How are you? And i can take a couple pictures of them and post it if you want to see them :)
Yeah, I would love to see them.
In the 70's I had an oil lamp from the Soviet Union that
was brass.....and it shined like it was silver-plated.
Maybe it was, and the plating had just been worn off over time.
 

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I hate to say it but i have 20 of them, along with 1,2 and 3 burner stoves.

I used to collect them and restore them a while back. Generators are getting hard to find for some models.

A word of advise for you who own them, after lighting, when generator is hot, open the valve all the way.

You need to function the valve needle in the bottom of the tank, otherwise it may get stuck in the closed position.

Also have 2 dozen aladdin mantel lamps most from the thirties, all are restored and working.

Have 150 gal of kero for them.
 

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I'm about 450 kilometers away from the nearest big city Lillehammer, But we have Gjøvik and Dokka inbetween and there are some stores there where we can gett what we need, and theres a Hospital in Gjøvik if we should need one.
Cool. I stayed in Lillehammer at a hotel called Breiseth if my spelling is right.
It had huge square [blocks] marble flooring.
It was small and friendly.....but it was big on elegance...if that makes any sense.
 

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Cool. I stayed in Lillehammer at a hotel called Breiseth if my spelling is right.
It had huge square [blocks] marble flooring.
It was small and friendly.....but it was big on elegance...if that makes any sense.
I havent been a lott in Lillehammer, even tho its where most of my family comes from i've only been there four or five times.
 

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The lantern pics are awesome......
Do you know of any date they could be from ?
 

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I hate to say it but i have 20 of them, along with 1,2 and 3 burner stoves.

I used to collect them and restore them a while back. Generators are getting hard to find for some models.

A word of advise for you who own them, after lighting, when generator is hot, open the valve all the way.

You need to function the valve needle in the bottom of the tank, otherwise it may get stuck in the closed position.

Also have 2 dozen aladdin mantel lamps most from the thirties, all are restored and working.

Have 150 gal of kero for them.
Aladdin made some very elegant kerosene lighting.......
 

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Real pretty, brake easy. I definitely see were you coming from though, and with prepping its all about what suits your needs best. If you find that camp lamps work for you then buy a ton.

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I have several Coleman Lanterns but none of them is as bright as a petromax they work differently then a Coleman and go back to WW-1. I bought two of them they are chrome plated and are beautiful you almost hate to get them dirty. They are a multi-fuel lantern and are used in the US Army.

From an off the grid site.
Yet another OTG (Off the Grid) must have, the BriteLyt Petromax Style Lantern. Maybe not for the Snorkel Tub, but you're gonna need some light in your Yurt, TeePee, Cabin, Tent, Airstream or Bunker. Purportedly the brightest lantern in the world, the BriteLyt is solid brass and multifuel (capable of burning Diesel, Gas, Kero, Veg Oil etc). Manufactured and supported in the United States, the Britelyt is apparently the lantern of choice for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Although it is also available in polished brass or chrome (left), I personally like the utilitarian flat grey of the military model below, lanterns aren't intended to be fancy. Link www.britelyt.com
 
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