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Gear Review Coleman Northstar Candle Lantern

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Brokor, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

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    Candles: 9 hour burn time per candle

    • Each candle provides up to nine hours of warm light
    • Spring-loaded to keep candle at consistent height
    • Perfect for home or patio use; also great for emergency light
    • Uses Coleman nine-hour candles
    • Measures 3.2 by 7.1 inches (W x H)
    In case there is a power outage and you want a simple lantern, these little things work well. I like to also store up oil lanterns, but these candle lanterns called out to me one day and I wanted to see if I could bring them into my preps somehow.

    I must admit, I don't really have any complaints. It's small, so I can use it where I often can't use an oil lantern. It's light and simple, and no risk of spilling fuel. All around, it's not a bad little lantern for emergencies.

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    My rating: :5s:
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  2. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    Would a regular votive type candle fit in that? I scored a box of 100, 15 hour votives at a garage sale the other day... they'd gotten them for a wedding that never happened, oops.
  3. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    You could recast the wax into candles the right size and shape. Just need to make a mould from one of the original candles.
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    The candles for these lanterns measure 1.2" x 3.3" (or 30mm x 84mm)
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  5. natshare

    natshare Monkey+

    Had similar candle lanterns to this, when I lived in Guam, and dealt with post-typhoon lack of power. The ones I had, though, were collapsible, so when you didn't need to use them, they took up half the space. Can't remember where I got them from (20+ years ago, now), but they were similar to these, on Amazon. Which reminds me..... :rolleyes:
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