Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Canvas Tent night Illumination.

Messages posted to thread:
The Lost Mohican 04-Jan-18
dean 04-Jan-18
TrapperKayak 04-Jan-18
dean 04-Jan-18
Coyote 04-Jan-18
lawdy 04-Jan-18
Orion 04-Jan-18
Gvdocholiday 04-Jan-18
Jim Davis 04-Jan-18
dean 04-Jan-18
mjh 04-Jan-18
DarrinG 04-Jan-18
Bob Rowlands 04-Jan-18
dean 04-Jan-18
Nemah 04-Jan-18
Frochevy 04-Jan-18
StikBow 04-Jan-18
Babbling Bob 04-Jan-18
dean 04-Jan-18
The Lost Mohican 04-Jan-18
GF 05-Jan-18
JusPassin 05-Jan-18
AK Pathfinder 05-Jan-18
Joey Ward 05-Jan-18
2nocks 05-Jan-18
Rock 05-Jan-18
The Lost Mohican 05-Jan-18
AK Pathfinder 05-Jan-18
The Lost Mohican 05-Jan-18
Frisky 06-Jan-18
BOX CALL 06-Jan-18
The Lost Mohican 06-Jan-18
From: The Lost Mohican
Date: 04-Jan-18




I enjoy using my Alladin oil lamp indoors during a storm, like we have today. They are efficient , odorless throw off some heat and way cool. When I'm camping I use battery powered lights in my canvas tent along with the cylinder stove. I've broken a few Alladin glass chimneys over the years indoors so I know not to use one in a tent camping. with all the action in a smaller space. Anyone use another type of oil lamp while tent camping? Thanks TLM

From: dean
Date: 04-Jan-18




Years back we used to of the oil lanterns with scented oil instead of kerosene. Not enough light for our big wall tent and they still were stinky. On a spring turkey hunt another hunter and his wife were using a Bryt Lyt multi-fuel lantern. He was using alcohol. It was bright, half the campground enjoyed the shadow spectacle of his wife undressing and parading around in his big tent. Make sure that you hang your lantern high, so the neighbors cannot watch what you are doing in there.

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 04-Jan-18




Never a good idea to light an enclosed tent with anything burning. You might not wake up the next morning.

From: dean
Date: 04-Jan-18




You have to know what you are doing and use some safety protocols. A hanging lantern is always safer than a sitting lantern. For the most part the drunken fools that inhabit our camping areas, should not be trusted with anything hot, sharp, or goes bang.

From: Coyote
Date: 04-Jan-18




Used to use lanterns. Finally went to a small generator and LED lightbulbs. I ain't going back

From: lawdy
Date: 04-Jan-18




Use feuerhand lanterns in our camper in Newfy. In our house we have propane wall lights in most of our rooms. In a tent I use LEDs, feuerhands outside.

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Jan-18




I use a candle lantern (or sometimes a solar Luci light) in my small, 2-man tent, but a Coleman lantern in my wall tent. My cabin is off the grid, and I do use an Alladin lamp there, along with alcohol lamps and candles. Mostly candles for their soft light. The fuel I put in my Alladin is not odorless.

From: Gvdocholiday
Date: 04-Jan-18




My wife bought me a LED Coleman lantern that has lasted me 4 years now on a single set of batteries.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001TS71NG/ref=c m_sw_r_sms_apa_HdQtAbAQTWTBE

From: Jim Davis
Date: 04-Jan-18




I have always use a gas Coleman lantern. Lots of light, quite a bit of heat and dependable.

Open combustion, such as a lantern or a Coleman stove do NOT produce carbon monoxide any more than a candle does. They DO USE UP THE OXYGEN IN THE AIR, so, have some ventilation and TURN THEM OFF WHEN YOU'RE READY TO SLEEP.

I don't like battery powered lights for general illumination.

From: dean
Date: 04-Jan-18




The Coleman LED is way easier, in warm conditions, the last thing I want is something that throws off a lot of heat. However, in a small tent, like when we are on northern canoe trips, a simple candle lantern can take the sting out of the air when it gets cold.

From: mjh Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Jan-18




Feurehand Lantern, the globe has some protection, single or triple candle lantern, or battery powered light. They all go off when hitting the sack.

From: DarrinG
Date: 04-Jan-18




I've got a couple beeswax coil candle lanterns that are awesome. Use them regularly.

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 04-Jan-18




I use a regular old two mantle Coleman white gas lantern in my yurt. But, the yurt is drafty and I don't run it while sleeping. FWIW I also cook in there with an old school two burner white gas stove. Same deal shut it off when done.

From: dean
Date: 04-Jan-18




When it is cold I use our tent stove to cook on and make tea. I put a chacoal grid suspended on bolts to keep it a couple of inches off of the bottom and burn charcoal instead of wood. It gets hot but not so hot that it chases us out of the tent. The suspended from the bottom charcoal grid keeps the charcoals from smothering themselves. It is easier to turn on one of the LEDs when getting up to toss a few charcoals in the stove than to light a gas Coleman.

From: Nemah
Date: 04-Jan-18




When I need light, I fire up my Petromax. When I need mood, good old kerosene lanterns work great. I also have 8 REI candle lanterns which hang from special brackets on my tipi poles. I usually have a small campfire burning in the center of the tipi, or in a small wood burning stove if I have more than 1 guest. Oh, by the way,.......I camp in an 18' Nomadics tipi. Heaven! Richard

From: Frochevy
Date: 04-Jan-18




(I don't have a canvas tent) But for backpacking type tent camping, I started using a UCO candle lantern. It takes certain candles and the little lantern is spring loaded and feeds the candle up as it burns. I only have one but plan to purchase a few more. They are fairly cheap (around $15 for an original one). Fyi, They feel light and cheaply made, but I haven't had any problems with mine so far.

From: StikBow
Date: 04-Jan-18




Never cook in any of my canvas tents. I do put an old Coleman two burner in the tent about 15 minutes to lights out with a vent open. Pop in Undress. Lay out gear for next day. Turn it off bag til alarm. Put the lantern back on for 5 minutes prior to roll out. It works for me-safely

From: Babbling Bob Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Jan-18




I agree with Jim Davis. Still have one of my Coleman lanterns left and keep cans of fuel and extra mantles. However the days of using it in the tents is not like I did in the past as my family now prefers LEDS for the tent and my old Coleman at the cook table. Heated an 8x10 canvas tent I used for deer camps many times with it.

From: dean
Date: 04-Jan-18




Food in any tent in bear country is asking for trouble. I know of two bears in Iowa, but they are long way from where I go.

From: The Lost Mohican
Date: 04-Jan-18




I thought an oil lamp might be safe but doesn't seem to be used by anyone? TLM

From: GF
Date: 05-Jan-18




I was making good use of a big Army squad tent for a few years between romances... Every western movie you ever saw notwithstanding, I figured the old- fashioned red kerosene lamps had been used for many years without causing disaster on a daily basis, and I certainly never had any kind of a close call. But I wasn’t dealing with bandits, rustlers, land-grabbers or hostiles...

These days I’d go with an LED lantern because of the amount of light you can get for the cost and weight of a few D cells. Unless I were an outfitter and my clients were really looking for that Authentic Cowboy Experience. That kind of thing does matter to some folks (many of us here included).

I also wouldn’t camp in a big tent like that without a battery-powered smoke/CO detector.

From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Jan-18




I have been using one of the "compact" propane lanterns for years. They work very well. Here is an example.

https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Ultralight-Compact-Camping-Lantern/dp/B00JQ2FOP4/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1515170237&sr=8-22&keywords=propane+lanterns

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 05-Jan-18

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For those of you that hunt in warmer weather or are worried about Co in the tent you might consider these. We use them as emergency lights in the house and have been using the original 2 for 6 years now. They are air inflated and collapsable. weigh nothing, throw off a bunch of light and are solar charged. Use them all evening and set them in a window the next day (or outside) and they are fully charged the next evening. On the high setting they throw off plenty of light to read by and a couple of them will easily light up a 12X12 tent…At $15 bucks each you'll wonder why you didn't get one sooner!

From: Joey Ward
Date: 05-Jan-18




Those Atomic lanterns are super too. Throws some super light. Small footprint. Has hangers and a magnetic base. 3 AA batteries last pretty long. And you can collapse the base to adjust the amount of light. I like 'em. :-)

From: 2nocks
Date: 05-Jan-18




we use the cheap wally world oil lamps around camp. For $6 they work just fine and even sell replacement glass.

I only use them outside the tent. We had four of them going at deer camp this year and provided nice but soft light.

From: Rock Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 05-Jan-18




2X AK Pathfinder I have a pair of those lights and have given some to friends they work great and are very light so I have also used them backpacking.

From: The Lost Mohican
Date: 05-Jan-18




What do they call those solar powered lights! Thanks TLM

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 05-Jan-18




The solar lights are made by MPOWER and are called LUCI You can get them off Walmart's web page for $14.95 and pick them up at your local store with no shipping charge…Guess I should have added the name in the original post, Sorry

From: The Lost Mohican
Date: 05-Jan-18




AK-P No worries and thanks! TLM

From: Frisky
Date: 06-Jan-18




I never camp out in a tent. I just head to the nearest motel. That said, if I had to sleep in a tent, I'd use my battery lamps.

Joe

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Jan-18




Old cowboy movies,soon as the kerosene lamp gets knocked over,whole place goes up in flames.and let's not forget the O'Leary milk cow incident.

From: The Lost Mohican
Date: 06-Jan-18




I was hoping there was an oil lamp that was safe for a tent. That being said batteries and LED seems to be the way to go, TLM





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