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Topic # 127419 9-Aug-2013 13:23
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Hello all,
Is white gas/Coleman fuel and stoves/lanterns still available in New Zealand?
I'm asking this because i've only seen lpg/butane stoves and lanterns unless i've not been looking hard enough for them.

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  Reply # 874587 9-Aug-2013 14:15
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Yip, you can still get liquid fuel cookers, and lamps, but they do tend to be more of a specialist item, 

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  Reply # 874633 9-Aug-2013 15:32
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Gas is a bit old school for lanterns now, high maintenance, high risk.

Coleman do LED lamps, but I just ordered a bunch of the Rayovac lanterns from amazon (via youshop) as I decided the price/performance was better.

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  Reply # 875482 11-Aug-2013 20:57
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Sure is. It's not as easy to find as the gas canisters. Try The Warehouse or a hardware store.

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  Reply # 875811 12-Aug-2013 13:03
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Hi Techwarrior.  They still make it, goes under different labels. White spirit, Fuelite, Shellite, for example. Some paint shops do stock it. Bunnings Warehouse have it in stock, litre or 4 litre size.

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  Reply # 876029 12-Aug-2013 18:41
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Reading this, I'm coming over all nostalgic. I remember camping as a nipper, and furiously "pumping" the plunder on the hold Coleman lanterns 30-40 times to build up the pressure before I was able to light the mantle.

Yes, they are a bit temperamental, and not nearly as safe as a battery-powered LED lantern. But, once lit they would go for ages, and they were (from memory) pretty darn bright as well. As well as cheap to run, and easy to see how much juice was left.

If it wasn't for the fact that most of my needs are indoor (earthquake kit, power outages) these days, and there are gas mains around in a civil disaster, I would be keen to get one as well.

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