Benefits of Each Type of Camping Lantern

When you are camping, it is recommended that you have at least one type of lantern with you at all times.  While flashlights come in handy, lanterns offer certain benefits that flashlights simply cannot.  Also, having at least one lantern for your campsite will cut down on the need to purchase multiple flashlights, which will save you money in the long run.

Propane Lanterns

Not as popular as they once were, propane lanterns are still extremely useful.  The best part of owning a propane lantern is that you do not have to worry about batteries dying while you are out in the woods.  As long as you have propane canisters, you will always have a working lantern.  Also, being able to use a propane lantern regardless of the conditions outside is a nice feature of this particular lantern.  You do not have to worry about a propane lantern getting wet in the rain and ruined in the process.

If you are searching for a durable lantern and that will work in all types of weather, a propane lantern may be just right for you.  These lanterns also give off ample light so you should be able to light your campsite with one of these lanterns.

LED Standing Lanterns

The most popular type of lanterns these days is an LED lantern.  With the LED lights, these lanterns are more powerful than a propane lantern.  However, you need to make sure you have enough batteries to run your lantern for the duration of your camping trip.  Some LED lanterns suck the life out of batteries faster than others, so it is in your best interest to try to find one that has a long battery life.  This will help prevent you from having to constantly replace the batteries in your lantern when camping for more than a weekend.

If you are looking for a reasonably inexpensive lantern that puts off a good amount of light, an LED standing lantern will fit your needs perfectly.  Just make sure to factor in the cost of batteries when determining whether you will buy a propane or LED lantern to ensure you are buying the cheapest lantern possible.


Another popular form of lanterns is a headlamp.  These handy tools are basically a flashlight that is mounted to your head with the help of a strap.  When you place a headlamp on your head, you will keep your hands free while still being able to light the area where you are walking.  Many campers find headlamps to be extremely helpful when they are cleaning up their campsite at night.

Headlamps are extremely versatile and should be included in every campers backpack.  In addition to being very useful, headlamps are inexpensive as well, which makes them very appealing to the budget minded camping enthusiast.  If you have at least one headlamp and another type of lantern in your camping gear, you should be all set to see in the dark when you are on your camping trip.

With several types of camping lanterns on the market today, it can be difficult deciding which one is right for you.  Understanding the benefits associated with owning a propane lantern, LED lantern and headlamp will help you determine which lantern you should purchase.

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