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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Rule of Three

My friends and I live by the rule of three. Our recent flood destroyed a few items of my gear. One item was my Coleman two-burner camp stove. I still have it and will probably ask my friend, Shooter Steve, to work his magic and restore the old critter for me, but in the meantime I've been cruising Ebay.

This morning I placed a bid on what I hope will be my old stoves replacement. It's a model 425F built in 1979 with its original box. It's in excellent condition.

Here's a file photo...not the one from Ebay.

I still have means of meal prep with my LP kitchen range, grill, and portable military surplus alcohol stove, but I find Coleman stoves hard to beat. As it stands there is a hole in my preps that needs to be filled.

I've left a message for the other bidder.....he or she better heed my warning. I want that stove.

Stephen

28 comments:

  1. Good luck, Stephen. I hope you get the stove.

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  2. Used to have one like that but a tornado killed it. They are great stoves and they don't make em like that anymore

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    1. They certainly do not...then again, what is in this country. Now I'm sure they're made in China. Thanks, Corey.

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  3. Yeah, these are great stoves, and like you I prefer the white gas to the propane. I did a comparison between the two types on one of my trips. White gas fuel rocks.

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    1. I've used one since the early 60's. My father since the 40's...kind of a family stove I suppose. After the older ones are gone we'll be stuck with propane. Thanks, K.

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  4. My hubby and I have 2 of these and they are great! I hope you get the one on E-bay!

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    1. I do too, sweet lady. If you have two you're rich...keep them in good shape. Put a drop of oil down the piston every now and then to keep the leather in good shape. Thanks.

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  5. I would have waited till the last minute or seconds and then bid on that auction. That is how a majority of those things are won.

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    1. I just bid a hundred bucks and wait. When I want something bad enough the other guy will pay dearly to beat me. Thanks, my friend.

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  6. We had a stove exactly like that one. Probably 1971 vintage. Sure brings back memories.

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    1. My old one was an early 70's vintage stove...and hopefully my friend can bring it back to life. Thanks, my friend.

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  7. darn it....no stove for me.....lol....I could bankrupt myself on ebay.

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    1. Ah, it isn't that bad...go ahead, you need one. The power will not stay on forever my friend.

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  8. crossing fingers and pray that you get the stove. i like the rule of sixes myself - bahahahahah! no really - i do!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Good rule, kymber...takes lots of space but I had to come up short on any survival item. Thanks, my dear. How's the cat?

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    2. me, too Stephen, me too! the new little guy is settling in just fine...thanks for asking buddy! fingers are still crossed for the stove win, my dearest!

      your friend,
      kymber

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    3. Thanks, dear one...it's mine they just don't know it yet.

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  9. I've one I got from my dad. Not sure how old it is, but it's at least 50 years old. Still using it.

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    1. If it has a copper tank it's old. Many have the date stamped on the back...check it out. Thanks, my friend.

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  10. Good luck Stephen, I hope you get the closing bid!!!

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  11. If you don't get the bid I would be willing to ship you one of mine. I have an extra two burner, mint.

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    1. Thanks, Bubba, but there are plenty listed. I'll get one, one way or the other...take care, my friend.

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  12. I thought that was you bidding against me on that stove.

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    1. Back off...it's mine. Thanks, my friend.

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