lights flashlight lanters..........light of choice.

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Re: lights flashlight lanters..........light of choice.

Postby Wolffarmer » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:48 am

I use old school white gas stuff for outdoors large area lighting. Or setting outside reading, cooking. And on cold nights I retreat the teardrop and hang it on a hook for light and heat while I read some more. Yes I do open windows a bit. They usually put off so much heat you have to open them even more. I use a variety of LED lights for quick trips to the outhouse. I have some that recharge via USB and have one of those adapters in my ciggy lighter. Also use my bicycle head light that has adjustable beam. Can light up hill sides a long ways a way. Unfortunately not rechargeable but batteries last a long time. And have a 2 D cell LED flaslight and a 2 D cell Mag light in case I feel like I may need a weapon on the way to the out house.

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Re: lights flashlight lanters..........light of choice.

Postby bdosborn » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:50 pm

I used to swear by Streamlight but with they just couldn't compete with the new 18500 stuff, especially in price so I switched to Ultrafire:

Streamlight @ $90 (this was a *good* price):


Ultrafire @ $15 on Amazon:


I've had my Ultrafire for 3 years or so and the batteries are still good.

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Re: lights flashlight lanters..........light of choice.

Postby kudzu » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:05 pm

There are three main lights I use when camping, all purchased around the same time a couple years ago. My solar, rechargeable flashlight. has been bright, useful & dependable, but my d.lite S20 solar, rechargeable lantern gets a lot more use. It fits perfectly in the cup holder of the van, charging via sunlight while we drive. If it's ever needed, it can also recharge via USB. It was well worth the approx. $20 I spent. However, my absolute favorite is my Little Sun. or ... B008HF97D6 It's fantastic for me and gets more use than the other two put together. Love it!

FWIW, I also have a high powered, LED, rechargeable headlamp. It's great as a bike light, but simply too much for use around the campsite, even on it's lowest setting. I'm also very aware of how uncomfortable it is for anyone whose eyes I accidentally shine it on. BF does use a comparable headlamp, purchased for caving, and I assured him I would stomp that sucker flat the next time he blinded me with it. :x :lol:
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Re: lights flashlight lanters..........light of choice.

Postby lrrowe » Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:23 pm

I just discovered this type of lantern. Looks promising.
Anyone have experience with them? ... PDKIKX0DER

I need to find replacements for my double burner Coleman. It just decided to spout a very tiny hole which I will post questions about in another thread.

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Re: lights flashlight lanters..........light of choice.

Postby swoody126 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:49 pm

a candle lantern is the light of choice w/ a head lamp for reading if i'm not too tired

my favorite is an old brass one but the pierced tin lamp w/ an oil candle gives off a nice gentle glow too

most chores are usually done b4 full dark and it doesn't take a 2-mantle lantern to watch a nice camp fire

for emergency light during the night a mini-mag light does the trick

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Re: lights flashlight lanters..........light of choice.

Postby nunrleft » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:57 am

All the lighting connected to the trailer is LED, inside and out. I have solar powered rope lights from Harbor Freight that go under the awning. Not bright enough to read by, but bright enough to show you the awning posts are there. We typically just use the light from the campfire outside, but we do pack Coleman propane powered lanterns if we need them. For a flashlight I've got a Streamlight Stinger DS LED HP (rechargeable) that I use. I use that flashlight for work and I've got the charger mounted in my pickup. It's pretty much indestructible and the battery will last 6 hours with continuous use. I've had the flashlight for 6 years, it cost $125 back then, but I use it daily for work and have never had to do anything to it. No new battery or bulb...nothing.
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