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I don't think I could sleep on this:
Coleman Medium/Large Bone Dog Lounger
and I certainly wouldn't carry a 4 pound bed for a dog!

Isn't this forum about backpacking? All this stuff looks like car camping to me.
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Though it's no longer in production and I have two stockpiled, the Coleman Apex II was the ULTIMATE remote canister liquid fuel stove of all time, and still my go to whenever I need to do more than boil water.

It had the widest flame spread of any Bpr's stove and was capable of handling a 12" frying pan or a 3 ltr pot at boil to gentle simmer











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NICE pan o'fish, SWT.

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Coleman has produced numerous items over the years aimed at backpackers. As noted above, some of them were quite good, if not always light.  I wish they hadn't used proprietary canisters so often for their stoves and lanterns.
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No slight intended toward anyone, nor toward Coleman: I probably have at least as many, if not more, Coleman stoves than anyone else around, with the possible exception of the very serious collector. I'd estimate that the current number of working units is something like 6 or 7 backpacking stoves and 3 or 4 car camping jobs (2 burner plus one with a grill), plus various large and small air mattresses (mostly used for kids' sleepovers) with assorted pumping devices. I have slept under Coleman canvas and nylon, as well as in and on old and new Coleman sleeping gear probably since before I got out of elementary school until at least my second marriage - on the ground, on cots, in shelters and in the back of pickup trucks, at parks, campgrounds and roadside stops. So I am not unfamiliar with the brand.

What I was pointing out was the set of product images that come up when that link is clicked. They are definitively "car camping".
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My old and broken Coleman Peak 1 stove with the integrated fuel tank is never going to be thrown out. It was top-of-the-line back in the day and I've got metric tons of memories associated with it.

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Though it's no longer in production and I have two stockpiled, the Coleman Apex II was the ULTIMATE remote canister liquid fuel stove of all time, and still my go to whenever I need to do more than boil water.

It had the widest flame spread of any Bpr's stove and was capable of handling a 12" frying pan or a 3 ltr pot at boil to gentle simmer

I too love my apex stove.  Mines a little jacked up though after some poorly made field repairs a little while back

BEST white gas stove I have ever used.  The Xtreme power max stoves were also awesome.  The proprietary cannister worked so well because it was so much BETTER than everything else.

Power up your stove at -10f with no issues, no pumping, no priming, no NOTHING, just pancakes and hot coffee.

It was so ahead of its time its not even funny.
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The Xtreme is still usable with an adapter that inverts normal canisters. We still use them.
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The Xtreme is still usable with an adapter that inverts normal canisters. We still use them.

Yeah it just removes one of the major benefits.  The powermax 10oz canister weighed in at 12oz...  
10oz of fuel, 2 oz of canister.  

rather than 8 and 8 for normal canisters

Yes you still get the same siphon effect but at a much more onerous weight penalty
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Never been much of a fan of Coleman as far as backpacking is concerned, but I've got a number of their car camping items - most notably a two burner stove and and a gas lantern.  Had them for nearly 35 year and they are still going strong.  i still use them regularly.Can't complaint about them in the least.

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My old and broken Coleman Peak 1 stove with the integrated fuel tank is never going to be thrown out. It was top-of-the-line back in the day and I've got metric tons of memories associated with it.

I have an old Peak 1 that still comes car camping on a regular basis.  I love that stove.

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If those of you with Apex stoves ever need parts let me know, I have 5 or 6 of the stoves and multiple repair kits for them.  We used them for years in our scout troop until we switched to canister stoves.

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My coleman latern is a garage sale relic that I have owned for more than a decade.  It was made in 1954 and still works as good as new after a little pump work.  My floundering light is from the 1940s and still works great as well.
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They had/have a 'Max' line loosely targeted at backpacking. I was actually considering the Hooligan, replacing the fiberglass pole.

I have a little daypack of theirs with a 1L bladder that became compromised on the '7' train going into the city. It was a catastrophic failure; it emptied in less than five seconds, causing people around me to make a wide berth.

'Is he urinating on his own stupid self?'

I was sad.

The pack itself is fine. Lightweight, perfect amount of space for a nice day loop.


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If those of you with Apex stoves ever need parts let me know, I have 5 or 6 of the stoves and multiple repair kits for them.  We used them for years in our scout troop until we switched to canister stoves.

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My old and broken Coleman Peak 1 stove with the integrated fuel tank is never going to be thrown out. It was top-of-the-line back in the day and I've got metric tons of memories associated with it.

I have an old Peak 1 that still comes car camping on a regular basis.  I love that stove.

If I can get some stuff repaired on it, mostly the tube that runs from the tank to the burner, I would use it for car camping in a heartbeat.

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I do not love Coleman products for backpacking, but I have always appreciated a product that could meet reasonable expectations for the price. My somewhat longer ago example was a 2 person Peak I Cobre tent. 2004 I think I paid $80.00US for and used it until it became so sun-stroked that it was pretty crispy. I still sold it at a garage sale. Bad photo in place here.



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I have and still use a Coleman Xtreme stove. Way back when I heard the Powermax canisters were being discontinued, I loaded up. I still have somewhere around 8 full cans.

I also have a very small Coleman Xcursion lantern that charges from a Powermax can and produces quite a lot of light. Not usually worth taking except in winter for light when it gets  dark so early and a bit of heat in the tent.


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BTW, you can successfully use most lindel valve canisters to refill the Coleman Excursion Lantern (if you haven't already done so!). I purchased only one PowerMax canister over the years, and have refilled my lantern 99% from a partially used MSR fuel canister. It is a good way to finish out those after trip canisters for which I had no idea how much fuel was left.

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I have a whole new appreciation for Coleman camping products as of this last weekend. Not that I think of them as crummy products, just not the kind of stuff I'd use backpacking. In fact I think they make some really nice durable stuff for car camping.
So this last weekend I went car camping for the weekend and my girlfriend pulls out a Coleman drip coffee maker that goes on a Coleman two burner stove. Makes 10 cups of coffee, fantastic.
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