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Old 08-25-2019, 06:57 PM
tjkoko tjkoko is offline
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.......Without going to the Coleman Collector's forum, what, in a few words, is the benefit to the Peerless mantles? It looks like they are made in India.
During the late 80s early 90s the Coleman mantles lasted one night and the next morning were either broken or "cracked" or full of holes. They required replacement. And therefore I put away my Coleman lanterns for about twenty years or so. Then recently I rebuilt a Powerhouse lantern, used Peerless brand mantles and all is good. The Peerless brand seems to last in comparison to those Coleman mantles used about thirty years ago.
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:31 PM
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At 21, I did my 1st float plane fishing trip in Chapleau Ontario. 1974. I was already familiar with Coleman lanterns but never realized how versatile they were until I was truly out in the bush. After that I always have one at home .
A sealed gallon and a half dozen mantles sit out in my workshop right now.

From ‘81 to ‘84 I lived in an 880 sq. ft. Log cabin that I heated with wood. One Sunday evening a blizzard knocked out all power to the little lake community around me. Total darkness. Out came my Double mantle Coleman fuel unit and I had light. A few minutes later I had people knocking at my door wondering what this amazing source of light was.
The next evening, and for the next three, at least a dozen new Coleman’s were burning around the lake until power was restored.

My 16th float plane trip was in Quebec at Reservoir Pipmaucan. My buddy and I were across from the cabin in a quiet cove when a sundown squall blew in. As we tried to tack through whitecaps across the lake to the cabin we were blown 3+ miles North and left out in the dark. The other two guys in our party put a two mantle fuel unit out at the end of the dock. We were able to navigate on the lake, in total cloud covered darkness using that lantern as a beacon.

I never really liked the propane units.
I work in a Crude Unit and Naphtha Hydro-Treater and actually make the stuff.
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:56 PM
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I usually burn kerosene lanterns. They're easier to maintain using a wick and no mantles.
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