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    Camp lighting

    What do you use to light your camp area, mess tents, cooking areas etc?

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    A mixture of gas lanterns, Tillys and battery powered lanterns. We also have some rechargeable lanterns that appear for group camp.


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    Used to be Tillies, then gas lanterns.

    These days I prefer battery lanterns. Lighter, more compact and batteries aren't dangerous or smelly to change.

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    Our wonderful ASL has made up some fantastic battery powered 12volt led flexible strip lights. Batteries will last a weekend on a single charge if we're careful but not obsessive. We also have a couple of rechargeable LED lanterns.
    Kate, CSL (and GDB(S))
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    12 volt LED panels cannibalised from bus stop display, fettled in to cannibalised building site emergency lights, running off a 12 volt leisure battery. We've got two of them and they light the marquee and a cook tent for a week as long as we are reasonably careful to turn them off when we don't need them.
    Previous solutions and now back ups are (depending on the size of camp) Coleman petrol lamps and Bullfinch gas lamps.
    If you've got someone who can fettle / rig the 12 volt LEDs it's a great solution
    Mark
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    Lights mainly.

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    We use 2 or 3 gas lanterns supplemented by a couple of tilleys hung on a cross piece lashed to the main pole of the marquee. We prefer these to electronic lighting as they also provide heating for the marquee.

    Peter Andrews AESL of Headingley Pirates ESU, Assistant Group Scout Leader & Webmaster of Falkoner Scout Group
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    Mess tent: either tabletop gas lanterns or 4ft fluorescents off a genny depending on how much light we want. Around the site I usually put several hurricane lamps turned down low to show way to toilets or entrance etc. They'll last for days like that and can be turned up if more light needed. We've also used 50m solar powered coloured light strings around the boundary & up the flagpole.
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    Mess tent, either Bullfinch gas lamps (my favourite for most things) generator and fluorescent tubes, or LED floodlights occasionally use my tilly lamps too for additional portable lighting

    Each has pros and cons ad depends on the type of camping you do

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    Used to be gas lanterns but now battery powered LED lanterns. Big advantage is the lens is plastic rather than glass so much more robust.

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    Just about to explore solar lighting a la shelterbox

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    In the marque we use Four separate sets of 12V LED string lights run off of 12V leisure battery, the sets can be strung together in a 1, 2, 3, or 4, as any one strip can be turned on or off as required. Back-up is gas lamp's. Patrols are given battery powered lamps for use in their kitchen area and tent.
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    Tilleys/ Vapalux/ Coleman plus a couple of LED work lights if we have power.

    Considering buying Battery powered LED floods.
    Ewan Scott

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    12V leisure batteries and LED strips

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIGERBRAD View Post
    What do you use to light your camp area, mess tents, cooking areas etc?
    Much as I love Tilleys, these:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Varta-4W-LE...ta+led+lantern

    All the ones that look similar are the same so find the cheapest. They are really bright and last ages on the batteries.

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