Reading the thread about what light to use blood trailing reminded me of the good ol' hissing Coleman lantern, and I wanted to start a thread about them. I know some still are in use, but I am sure they are a dying breed. I can remember trailing deer with them, and huddling around one for warmth on a cold winter night (camping) while the campfire got going. One of my favorite memories concern a fishing trip. It was the summer of 86 or 87 and my buddy & I were all set for a night of some serious cat-fishing from the bank of a lake. All we had for light was an OLD Colman lantern. It was one of those that could use various fuels and we had gasoline in it. Hard to believe we thought that was a good idea.... So there we were cat-fishing in the warm glow of that lantern on a hot summer night. Skeeters, moths, and various other bugs were swarming us, but being young and full of vigor, we shrugged them off. We were catching some fish and having a few adult beverages! After a while, the lantern started to kind of sputter and my buddy reached down to fiddle with it when all of a sudden, that lantern shot flame into the sky about 10' tall. It was like time slowed down and I could clearly see my friends face as his eyes got big as saucers. Thank the Good Lord he did not go up like a Roman Candle! Simultaneously, I was envisioning the lantern blowing up an showering us with shrapnel and flaming gasoline! In the blink of an eye, but seemingly in slow motion, my buddy kicked that lantern into the lake. It made the prettiest end over end, flaming path as it sailed to its final resting place. It was like he kicked a fiery field goal. That ol' Colman lantern tried to kill us, but we survived. I bet it is still at the bottom of that lake to this day. Do y'all have any memories of using Colman Lanterns? I am sure there are some being used this weekend in deer camps around the state. Hopefully none of them are shooting flames into the night sky!