The Coleman Stove is essential for camping and emergencies!
We are all accustomed to everything in our homes working with the flip of a switch or the turn of a dial. However, when a recent hurricane hit Louisiana, I was reminded of how quickly everything powered with electricity can go out like a light for days, perhaps even weeks.
We have a lot of family in Louisiana and all have been hit hard by the extreme weather in the last 2 years. Multiple hurricanes, tropical storms and flooding have taken their toll. Anyone who lives on or near the coast knows they must be prepared for a disruption of utilities, often for extended periods of time. Because they are so well prepared, we are rarely called on for help. However, after the last hurricane, our cousin's 1960's Coleman stove stopped working. They depend on that stove to cook, brew coffee, and even boil water as needed. It truly is an essential appliance for a home during post hurricane recovery.
He called us and my husband went into immediate action, searching for a new Coleman stove for him. Here in Tennessee, there were plenty available at the normal low price. He ran down to the local store and purchased the replacement stove for his cousin.
This experience reminded me of how something as simple and common as a camping stove can become life saving in emergency situations. We need water to survive. Being able to boil water for purification is an absolute necessity.
There are several things that become essential for survival in extreme situations. I would probably rate a generator as number one to keep a refrigerator running, but the Coleman stove would follow close behind.
The Coleman Classic Propane Stove
There are several styles of Coleman stoves available. We opt for the two burner that will accommodate a griddle, two pans, or one pan alongside a water boiling kettle. It is small enough to be easy to store, but large enough to really be serviceable.
The Coleman stove does require a bottle of propane (shown in my photo on right), which is also easy to store, inexpensive, and readily available in many of the stores around established camp sites or parks.
Features of the Coleman Classic Propane Stove
- 2 Adjustable Burners
- Side Panels to Protect & Block Burners from Wind
- Uses Attachable/Detachable Propane Cylinder Bottle
- Easy to Light Flame Burners
- PerfectFlow Mechanism (regulated, consistent performance)
- Removable Chrome-plated Grate
- Easy to Wipe Clean
- 3 year limited warranty
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