Review Of Camp Lanterns
Although these lanterns were originally designed for use by
campers, they also make excellent
emergency lighting.Losing electric power is almost inevitable
when there is any kind of disaster situation, even a strong thunderstorm can
bring down the lines.
Rather than being
consigned to sitting in the dark, or relying on the use of
candles, which can
be hazardous, camp lanterns can provide bright, dependable, and
.Most of the lanterns are very
reasonably priced, and having several on hand will help to round out your
survival supplies as well as keeping your home bright when the lights are out.
This lantern could be considered a ‘must have’ by anyone who
is putting by emergency and survival supplies.
You will need 3 “D” batteries to power the Rayovac Sportsman, which will
provide you with 150 hours of light on low, and 72 hours if set on high.
This is an LED lantern, so the light will be
clear and bright.
This lantern features
a small blinking light that is designed to help you locate the lantern in the
dark, but this can be removed if desired.
This lantern generally sells for under $30.00.
Compact Battery Lantern
If storage space is a problem, you may want to use the
Coleman Compact Lantern for your
emergency lighting needs.This lantern will not provide as bright a
light as the above, but it will give you the light you need for an emergency
that lasts for several days – it will run for about 15 hours continuously.
New batteries will make a big difference in
how well this lantern performs, so make sure that the batteries you use are
fresh, and better quality batteries will help your lantern give off light
At around $10.00, this sturdy
little lantern (it only weighs 8 ounces) will allow everyone in the house to
have their own light.
Dual Fuel Powerhouse Lantern
Some people will not want to keep buying batteries to make
emergency lanterns function.
If you prefer a lantern that will keep going as long as you have fuel to
put into it, you may want the Coleman Dual Fuel Lantern.
This lantern runs on either unleaded gasoline
or Coleman fuel, and lights with a match.
One fill will provide 7 hours of light if set on high, or 14 on low. A
funnel comes with the lantern to make filling easy.
Two mantles come with the lantern, and it is
these that provide the extra brightness.
The Coleman Dual Fuel sells for over $50.00, but
bear in mind that as long as you have a gallon of gas or some fuel in your car,
you will have light.
If you do not want to keep buying batteries or use liquid
fuel for your emergency lantern, you might want to consider using this
rechargeable lantern by Coleman.This
lantern comes with adapters that will allow you to recharge whether you are at
home or traveling.
When fully charged,
LED Rechargeable Lantern will give you 5 hours of light when set on high,
and 10 on low.
This is a solid lantern
and comes with a 5 year warranty, and it sells for less than $50.00.