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Show your HDFK!

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by 91bravo, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    And we upgraded to a 2 burner camp chef propane stove for the Mrs. to have room for her cast iron and more fancy cooking, runs off a 20lbs propane tank, tank is still half full after the season and no shit I don’t even want to go back to white gas for anything.[/QUOTE]

    I don't want to go back to white gas either, It smells and leaks. I use propane most of the time but the higher the altitude the longer it takes to boil water etc.
  2. never.truly.lost

    never.truly.lost Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2015
    The nostalgia though!
    I would say the beauty of white gas is its efficiency and the benefit of being a secondary heat source in tents and the like.
    I can put a lantern in my tent (tarp/no floor style or else you may get carbon monoxide poisoning!) in the winter and it keeps the frost burned off throughout the night. Can get around 7-8 hours of burn time easy in the lanterns
  3. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I can see the advantages for the specific application you mentioned, but that ain’t anything I’m doing lol. Personally I prefer the heat and the light separate. Little buddy heater runs on the same propane tank as the stove!
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  4. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
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  5. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Yep, I meant the Nichia 219 emitters.
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  6. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    I do have several LED lanterns for power outage and car camping use (not much of a car camper though. I prefer backpacking).

    They DO put out a lot of light, and are definitely safer. No flames, no glass (heck, the Streamlight Siege and UST lanterns even float, if dropped in water). I also have the flat Energizer 8xAA lantern (great for directional flood illumination, vs being blinded if you accidentally look at a lantern). They all have their advantages and disadvantages, but none of the LED lanterns holds a candle to a Coleman lantern for color rendering (eg. blood trails).

    I do recall, back in the dark(er) ages, having to be careful with power outage illumination. The Coleman lantern was generally either placed in the middle of the dinner table, or hung from the ceiling to avoid the chance of being knocked over (yes, I recall at least one, being broken from getting knocked over).

    My parents also showed me the neat trick of using candles safely. They'd put a sealed can of tuna in one of those big old white enamel bowls, partially filled with water, and put the candle on the can. The white bowl and water reflected more light up towards the ceiling which made the meager light a little brighter, and if the candle fell over for any reason, it doused in the water in the bowl.

    These days, the LED options make life a lot easier. Both the UST and Siege lanterns can be left ON constantly for weeks on their lowest settings. Handy night lights for power outages.
  7. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2010
    ^pretty cool trick to eek out a little more useful light.
  8. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    I love a sunny vacation;
    ...but I could do without the tan lines!
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  9. jiffum

    jiffum Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 24, 2020
    Love the looks of this knife. Unfortunately I found out about them way too late.
  10. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Oil or fire?
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  11. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 26, 2019
    They pop up for sale on the secondary market fairly regularly. Not all the time but not impossible to find.
  12. jiffum

    jiffum Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 24, 2020
    Thanks, I'll keep an eye out. Hopefully I'll have money at that time.
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  13. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
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  14. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007

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