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Lanterns for camping

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Hello, going camping in a few weeks, or rather walking around the cairngorms and i've been searching for a lantern.

I'm looking for one which can preferrably run on AA batteries or one which can be charged from a car

Have been searching for ages for one which has good reviews but this seems to be a bit hit and miss.

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We got a great Lantern with a sturdy metal handle and hook, that has a low energy bulb, but is very bright, and runs on C type batteries, I think ?

Cost about 8 from Costco.....

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Get yourself a small hurricane lamp. Good light, not heavy, no batteries & runs for ages on a small amount of paraffin. Carry this in a seperate bottle & wrap the lamp in a resealable plastic bag.

A decent ironmonger will have them for a few quid. Think my 8" (perfect rucsac size) one was 3.50 & I've seen 10" or 12" inchers in places like Internacionale (downstairs) for less than 2.

It also has the benifit of detering insects in summer & is a useful tent heater, which might be handy if you are camping in a few weeks.

Another tip - Put a dog-clip in the loop at the top of your tent to hang it from.

Otherwise, the Coleman battery lamp is pretty good & the remote control is dead useful for finding your (or any other coleman equipped) tent in the dark. You don't get anything like the advised hourage out of a full charge tho.

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Cheers guys, after having a word with a lady in millets I decided to go for a Coleman Collapsible Camping Lantern running on D batteries(didnt know they were so cheap)

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