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  • Lantern Fuel - What do you prefer?

    Whats your preference, and why?
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    Propane
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  • #2
    We use White gas in this type of lantern because it burns cleaner and I can use it with the coleman stove and just carry one liquid fuel. Burns great in low temperatures. We also keep a couple battery powered lamps and headlamps too. We use them more often that the white gas.

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    • #3
      Did propane for years with the Scouts. Now that we are traveling light, just use the flashlights or trailer lights.

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      • #4
        I use rechargeable batteries because I can charge them with my Goal Zero battery.

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        • #5
          I have a propane one that I won as a door prize and uses the same canisters as my stove so easy to keep the same fuel for both. Fuel lights are easier on the eyes than most modern flashlights (high speed LED flickering) so I plan to use it more when with other people so they don't need to turn their lights on as much.
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          • #6
            We use propane because it is very cheap. I refill the camp size bottle from a larger tank (like the typical ones found on a BBQ grill)
            After the deep fried turkey fad went away I was given quite a few larger, full tanks. The little bottle is very easy to fill and the gas is free. Speaking of lanterns, Zach do you still collect lanterns?
            Last edited by George Thompson; February 15th, 2020, 01:36 PM. Reason: Added after thought

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            • #7
              since you asked about "lantern" it is Kerosene

              usually prefer no lantern opting for small flashlight or headlight if light is a MUST

              like a headlight to read myself to sleep

              sw

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              • #8
                White gas, or unleaded gasoline if you have a dual fuel lantern is usually the most economical, and if like us you also have stoves that will use the same fuel it makes more sense than propane. However as far as lights goes, the battery powered dim-able lights in our Camp-Inn teardrop are usually our first choice for lights when we need them in camp, and multi-brightness level LED flashlights/headiamps for illuminating the trail to the facilities at night.

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                • #9
                  Although I have used them all, I prefer naptha, white gas fuel. As an owner of a few old style coleman lanterns, it has become a nostalgia thing for me. The priming, the smell and the sound while burning evokes memories of camping from many evenings and campouts. I do agree that flash lights and the camper side lights are musts for safety on a dark night ... but there is still something about hanging the old lantern on a tree that completes the evening.

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                  • #10
                    I am like Gerg Weller, I was in Scouts for many years and used propane. A small container makes the lantern portable and the big tank with a extention pole is great for setting on a table.

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                    • #11
                      I've used propane for years as I like the warmth and "hiss". I've tried LED's lately and am liking them too. At home I'm all electric. 😁

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by swoody126 View Post
                        since you asked about "lantern" it is Kerosene

                        usually prefer no lantern opting for small flashlight or headlight if light is a MUST

                        like a headlight to read myself to sleep

                        sw
                        and while i'm thinking about it i frequently replace the kerosene w/ citronella oil in the warmer months

                        sw

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                        • #13
                          I have a few kerosene lights, but most of our evenings are lit by LED's powered by a 100 watt 12 volt roof panel and 2 RV27 batteries.
                          Just over the Horizon
                          Owen & Rosemary

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