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5/02/2017 9:32 pm  #1


Evolution of stoves and lanterns

As with many , this time of year ..... was goin through stuff , getting ready fer the first trip of spring .
I tend ta hang on to old stoves and lanterns that have served well over the years . I chuckle at the thought of some of the gear that has been lugged along portages in the early years .
This lantern and similar old coleman stove went up the Nadine portage back in the early 90's  , recall coming back from that trip with a few less eye lashes and singed eyebrows after priming the stove too much , and gettin a few blow outs .
http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/JAConnelly/DSC03469%20Large.jpg

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/JAConnelly/Coleman-stove-stand%20Medium.jpg

This was an improvement that was used fer the longest time ,but still gosh darn heavy eh !
                                                                         
http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/JAConnelly/DSC03465%20Large.jpg


Of late have been using this much lighter system of stove and lantern .

http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/JAConnelly/DSC03459%20Large.jpg


One of the luxury gear I bring is light , probably from reading too many books on bear attacks ?
Curious ta hear of others stories of the evolution of stoves and light .

 

5/03/2017 8:12 am  #2


Re: Evolution of stoves and lanterns

Hey John I am with you on that one! I have (or have had) all the same gear and made the same progression. Its nice to be able to make choices, depending on style of trip and length of portages etc. I have also added a battery powered LED lantern to my collection which is awesome....runs on 4 AA's (I hate AAA's, all my gear including headlamps etc I make sure they run off AA batteries only)), last forever and bright due to using the CREE type LED bulbs. The one I have is a cheapy made by North 49, bought at LeBaron's (now out of business), is very small, approx 3" x 5", and has an integrated hook for hanging. It was only $15.00!

Moonman.
 

 

5/03/2017 8:40 am  #3


Re: Evolution of stoves and lanterns

Hi John,

Here is a pic of the North 49 Lantern. Might be a bit skewed in the pic but its exactly 3.4" x 3.5" and weighs exactly 9.6 ounces including 4 AA batteries on a digital scale. Output is 240 lumens if memory serves. I really like it.

Moonman

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll282/moonman_016/north%2049%20lantern_zpscqhobb6n.jpg

 

5/06/2017 9:23 pm  #4


Re: Evolution of stoves and lanterns

I use the same Optimus Crux shown above as a stove. It folds small and after a few years of use, it hasn't let me down yet.

For light, I have a Petzl Reactik+ as headlamp (https://www.petzl.com/CA/en/Sport/PERFORMANCE-headlamps/REACTIK-PLUS#.WQ6EVWkrK00) and the Biolite Powerlite (https://www.bioliteenergy.com/products/powerlight) as camp lantern. I have moved to solar recharge a few years ago.

 

5/07/2017 7:04 am  #5


Re: Evolution of stoves and lanterns

John Connelly wrote:

...recall coming back from that trip with a few less eye lashes and singed eyebrows after priming the stove too much , and gettin a few blow outs.

Yup, there is a learning curve with those old lamps. I have an old 242B dated 3/51. 

http://i65.tinypic.com/141p4id.jpg



Stove wise, the first I remember having was a Primus Grasshopper - a tripod stove that used a blow torch propane tank as one of the legs. "Oooh, Ahhh" for the day.

http://i64.tinypic.com/5d4i1l.jpg

pic from google


 


Dave
 

5/07/2017 8:28 pm  #6


Re: Evolution of stoves and lanterns

Moonman ..... Interesting light , I'll have ta give that a look see . Equally interesting is the table and fly tying  gear , real curious about that colourful fly with a ? jig head , what do ya land with that beaut .

Look up .... Have used the Biolite stove in winter , wasn't aware of the new light .... Thanks !
http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/JAConnelly/DSC08767Medium.jpg


Algonquintripper ...... What a beauty old Lantern !  The round globes are hard ta find . Interesting to see old gear ! I've read some of those older Colemans had nickel plated tanks

     Thread Starter
 

5/07/2017 8:36 pm  #7


Re: Evolution of stoves and lanterns

yep ,, i have the same older lantern (1967 expo montreal camping trip) and coleman 2 burner stove, with a copper fuel tank, i also have the coleman 2 burner with the red tanks. i have my dad`s ww2 army stove. what a piece of work that is. nests in it`s own pot and a fry pan lid. done up with a leather belt.

 

5/15/2017 11:18 am  #8


Re: Evolution of stoves and lanterns

John Connelly wrote:

Moonman ..... Interesting light , I'll have ta give that a look see . Equally interesting is the table and fly tying  gear , real curious about that colourful fly with a ? jig head , what do ya land with that beaut .

Look up .... Have used the Biolite stove in winter , wasn't aware of the new light .... Thanks !
http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb425/JAConnelly/DSC08767Medium.jpg


Algonquintripper ...... What a beauty old Lantern !  The round globes are hard ta find . Interesting to see old gear ! I've read some of those older Colemans had nickel plated tanks

Hi John,

That 'fly' is actually a jig as you surmised. Its just a bucktail jig I tie up on those minnow head jig heads. I have been really doing well vertically jigging for lakers with bucktails. It has a treble stinger at the back, tied with Knot too Kinky, nickel titanium wire, as I use the same jigs deep fishing for walleyes in Kawartha lakes and that prevents biteoffs (on regular stingers) from muskies. Pike too elsewhere. The fly in front is a marabou mickey finn. Done really well with that one as well. The table is a mess of all kinds of stuff, which I just pushed to one side to take that pic.I was tying (and packing) for my spring trip. My whole fishing room is a complete disaster right now!

Thanks!

Moonman.

 

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