scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Lanterns!
Mark Arend (mwarend@INTERNETWIS.COM
Fri Nov 19 1999 - 21:49:51 CST
We went propane right after a cold winter campout where we couldn't get any
of our white gas equipment to work. We have a large tank with one of those
pole & hose connections--the hoses go to stoves and the pole to a lantern.
Although going this was is cheaper (one refillable tank vs. several
non-refillable ones), I think that if I were to do it again I'd have
smaller individual tanks for each appliance. This setup can be very
limiting and confining--the two stoves can only be a few feet away from
each other and the lantern is stuck right in the middle.
As for brand, we've been happy with Coleman. Inexpensive and durable.
At 11:03 AM 11/19/99 -0600, you wrote:
> It will soon be time for our troop to replace its aging white-gas
>lantern. I'd like people's opinions regarding various brands & sizes.
>We're almost certainly going to get propane lanterns from now on, rather
>than white gas. What kind of propane lantern works well for your troop, and
>why? Also, what should we avoid?
>SM, Troop 28
>St. Cloud, MN
Mark W. Arend, Scoutmaster
Beaver Dam, Wisc.