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Are 242s a lot brighter than 200s? I'd like something that will fit inside my 426. I can find 200s fairly easy and relatively affordable. I can only find 242s on ebay commanding typical ebay prices right now.
 
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Are 242s a lot brighter than 200s? I'd like something that will fit inside my 426. I can find 200s fairly easy and relatively affordable. I can only find 242s on ebay commanding typical ebay prices right now.
242s are considered by some to be the best lantern Coleman ever made. Without looking I would say they are rated the same output but seems 242's run a little brighter. Some guys say it's due to the cast burner chamber versus the stamped metal pieces on the 200a. You wouldn't notice the difference unless they were side by side.

I say get a 200a and run it. Keep your eye out for a 242 I've been lucky and never paid more than $15 I don't think. But that's before prices went haywire.

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Noob question. Is there any difference between these fuels and am I ok to run any of them in a vintage stove or lantern? I already have the MSR fuel and just bought the coleman fuel because I wasn't sure.

 
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That thing is really nice. What griddle is that? The WalMart one with the ribbing on the underside? That's perfect as you have room for the griddle and the coffee percolator. 426's are awesome.
 
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Yeah that sounds like it. I've had it a few years, I think it's a Lodge piece but can't remember. I easy off'd it and reseasoned in the oven about a year ago but hadn't really used it since. It cooked well this weekend.
 
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