Coleman 2 Mantle Propane Lantern
Price Paid: $19.97
Years ago we had a power cut in my neighborhood. One thing I remember was the guys down the street with a propane lantern, laughing and drinking beer.
While cleaning out a cellar, I found a Coleman two burner propane lantern. Brought it home (with permission) and it sat for a couple months. A friend had a power cut, in the winter time. I brought it to him, not sure how it would work. Turn the valve, flick a lighter into the hole under the mantle. The lantern lit up the entire first floor of his house, and provided heat too.
Runs about eight hours on full light. The heat was a big help, it was near zero F that night. He really froze butt, however the lamp was a big help. Both psychologically, as it drove away the darkness. And the heat helped warm his hands.
These are also great, outdoors. Will light an entire camp site, easily.
Not as great for hurricanes, when it's already hot and humd.
I've only used Coleman mantles. And haven't needed many of them. They last for several uses, if you're gentle. Light the lantern outdoors with a new mantle, it smokes. Don't touch the mantle after it's been "flamed" as it gets very fragile and brittle. However, if you leave the glass globe on, and just relight it with a flame, it should last for a long time.
The optional spark lighter sold in the camping section is a good idea. Mine works very nicely. Worth the three bucks, not to have to look for your matches when it's getting dark.
Propane bottles are (usually) available in most stores. Except during power cuts when you need them the most. Buy a couple extras before hand.
Price Paid: $30
An avid night fisherman and camper, I currently have two of these lanterns, and had a third earlier. These are great! I have had them out in some of the worst weather imaginable withing the past few weeks. I've never had the first problem with them lighting or staying lit.
I actually left one burning during a horrific storm--long after me and my fishing buddies retreated to the truck. It barely flickered in the wind! I would definitely recommend this lantern.
It's easy to set up (you can have it burning within minutes of buying it), easy to use (screw on the propane bottle, and light it up) an gives you several hours of use on a single propane bottle. No mess, and it cools in under 20 minutes even after burning for hours.
Price Paid: $24
I live in Hawaii. I have camped high atop Haleakala Crater multiple times, camped on the sea shore many many times in the salt air and constant overnight downpours. I have taken boats to neighboring islands with friends swimming our gear to shore on tow boating rafts and waves slamming us and tipping everything out all over the reef. This little lantern has been faithful to light every time.
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Don't let the setting sun end your campsite fun! Fire up the Coleman Deluxe Propane lantern with hard-shell case for lots of light and hours of enjoyment. Lantern uses two #21 string-tie mantles (included) to emit a light intensity of 967 lumens to illuminate your campsite; lantern lights easily with a match (sold separately). Use the dial on front to adjust the light intensity to suit your needs. PerfectFlow(TM) propane pressure control system regulates fuel flow for constant output regardless of temperature, altitude or fuel level. Base features feet that fold out to increase stability; fold the sides back in when packing to increase compactness. Bail-style handle lets you easily transport the lantern. Included hard case protects the lantern during transportation and storage. Coleman Deluxe Propane lantern with hard-shell case operates on one 16.4-oz. propane canister, sold separately; 1 canister provides about 8 hrs. of use. Due to flammable item shipping restrictions, we cannot sell fuel canisters online; they are available at REI retail stores.
Regulated pressure to control fuel flow. Regulator adjustment lets you choose the precise amount of light you want - from bright to dim. Uses 16.4 oz. or 14.1 oz. propane cylinders (not included). High impact plastic base accommodates disposable propane bottles, either the standard or slim size. 2 mantles included. Wt. (without fuel bottle) 4 lbs. Fuel not included. 175 candlepower; base diameter 7 3/4 in.; ht. 16 1/2 in. (with 16.4 oz. bottle); Burn time (16.4oz. bottle): low; 18 hrs., high; 7 hrs.
The Coleman Deluxe PerfectFlow Lantern with Hard Carry Case provides up to 14 hours of light around camp or at your backyard barbecue. Its PerfectFlow technology ensures consistent light output regardless of the weather, and the adjustable brightness level lets you dial in the perfect mood lighting for any occasion. Designed to be used with a 16.4-ounce Coleman propane cylinder (not included), this two-mantle lantern lights with matches and features a stable base with retractable feet that stow away easily. Coleman included two No. 21 mantles as well as a hard case for for easy transport.
Description of Coleman 2-Mantle Propane Lantern With CaseIt won't matter what kind of bumpy desert roads you travel through to get to your home away from home, this lantern will keep your nights lit up and still be safe and secure on the road.Features:Por
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