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    Anyone heard of a candle standing up in an empty tin can?
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    Tilley lamp?......what's that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doinit View Post
    Tilley lamp?......what's that?
    Yeah but technology improves over time. A private hut I use is lit by Tilley lamps but not practical in a small tent I feel. Heavy to carry, and every time you move those darn mantles are useless

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    Quote Originally Posted by doinit View Post
    Tilley lamp?......what's that?
    Ha! Tillys are high tech compared to my two kero lanterns

    One I purchased with my first pocket money for 1 pound at the age of 6. I used to cook toast on the top of it while 'camping' in our pup tent on the front lawn. Can still remember the aroma of kero infused toast!

    The other one I recovered from a derelict hut off the Akatarawas. Has 'NZFS' bead blasted into the glass chimney.

    Still in working condition. Thought they were outdated a long time ago, then when I lived overseas found that most households in Maputo had them, as the electrical supply was so erratic. So I bought a couple of them back for keepsakes.

    But LEDS certainly are the way to go. Just trying to find warm whites can be a challenge. Cold whites can be a tad harsh when you get back in the evening and turn on the lights.

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    I've got one of these, its actually bloody good and the battery lasts ages. My wife nicked it for a night light for the boys room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XR500 View Post
    Ha! Tillys are high tech compared to my two kero lanterns

    One I purchased with my first pocket money for 1 pound at the age of 6. I used to cook toast on the top of it while 'camping' in our pup tent on the front lawn. Can still remember the aroma of kero infused toast!

    The other one I recovered from a derelict hut off the Akatarawas. Has 'NZFS' bead blasted into the glass chimney.

    Still in working condition. Thought they were outdated a long time ago, then when I lived overseas found that most households in Maputo had them, as the electrical supply was so erratic. So I bought a couple of them back for keepsakes.

    But LEDS certainly are the way to go. Just trying to find warm whites can be a challenge. Cold whites can be a tad harsh when you get back in the evening and turn on the lights.
    Worth hanging on to that NZFS lamp for sure,,out dated now of course just like the crew who used em eh.
    If yi wanted them to last over time then you treated them with a bit of tlc,many were over pumped,,split seams etc
    I still have an old goody swingin off the roof,,helps the dreaming I reckon
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    I've used those inflatable solar charged lanterns before. Some GC left a pair at mangamuka hut but some ass knicked them.

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    Battery pack and two USB LED light bulbs.

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    So I couldn't get a luminoodle in time before my next trip as had to be imported. Ended up getting pretty much the same thing from Mr positive here in NZ. Seems like a bloody awesome product. Is a bit longer then the luminoodle at 2m and has the same output. Going to team it up with a solar panel power bank
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