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Outdoor Camping Lanterns

It’s All About Outdoor Camping!

storm cloudsLast weekend my family and I went camping. The weather was not cooperating at all. It rained the entire time we were there. The weather forecast said there was a 20 percent chance of rain. Ha Ha! The weatherman has miscalculated the weather again. More like 100% rain chance. So much for outdoor camping.

camp fire

We couldn’t start a fire, roast marshmallows, unable to go fishing, hiking, or anything. We ended up having to play board games the three days we were there. It was miserable. Have you ever had a short vacation like this?

I have two Outdoor Camping Lanterns that I have used for years. It is always in my camping gear list to bring with us. The lamps work well, distributes an enormous amount of bright light. It has one drawback though it attracts bugs. All kinds of bugs show up after the lantern is lit. I use the lantern for fishing and camping. And it consistently draws bugs.

When I hooked it to the top of our family room to use play board games, no one noticed the bugs until we were ready to turn in. On the bug screen that is attached to the family room, the bugs had lined up like an army waiting for the feast. It was incredible. I couldn’t believe the number of bugs on the bug screen. My wife didn’t like bugs and began to panic. Thinking that the bugs were going to find a way to get into the room. Or worse into our sleeping quarters. I could sympathize with her because in my youth my friend and I decided to sleep on a beach in Florida and woke up with mosquito bites that were the size of a quarter.

I could sympathize with her because in my youth my friend and I decided to sleep on a beach in Florida and woke up with mosquito bites that were as large as a quarter. That was the first night after we arrived at St. Augustine and the rest of the trip we spent scratching those bites until they bled.

bug lightWell after a lot of complaining about the bugs and the lantern. I decided to check with my camping buddies about what types of lanterns or lights they use. And I was given all different kinds of suggestions. Some still used the bright white Coleman type lanterns, and others used yellow bug lights. My camping buddies said that they used the lantern for outside the trailer and the bug lights in the family rooms or inside the camper.

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They all had great ideas and suggestions, but not one struck me as the choice I wanted to use. Having to pack two different items just meant more storage space that would be needed. And I was already pressed for space. I needed a light that would serve both purposes. It would have to be brilliant for use when cooking early in the morning or late at night. And have the versatility to use as a bug light. I want a light that the family can use when walking to the shower house, hiking, fishing or just for any outdoor activity. Without the fear of them getting burned or injured.

Now, is there a light that is made that can do this? 

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After finding and reviewing outdoor survival gear, outdoor gear for kids and tent canopy lights. I found two lanterns to serve my needs. Used for fishing, hiking, backpacking any outdoor activities.

HOSYO Outdoor LED (5000k-6000K) Camping Lantern and JOSO Portable Outdoor Lantern (6500K) Flashlight. Both lanterns are (LED) energy efficient. Easy to carry with no fear of getting burned or injured.

Both have a magnetic base to attach to a metal surface and a hook to hang from the tent canopy or tree limb.

Both are rechargeable (1200MAH Lithium Battery). Charge the battery for 4 hours and will last 6-8 hours.

HOSYO includes a built-in battery (1-USB Cable)

Input voltage: 5volts

1 x HOYSO Portable Travel  Light

1 x USB Cable

1 x Manual

Both made of durable ABS+PC material. Are very light and compact for easy storage.

Has four modes of light and include emergency mode. Light change modes are Lighting Mode, Night Light Mode, Moonlite Mode, Emergency (SOS) mode. Each has seven different colors of light.

HOSYO has seven colors of light. (White,(5000K-6000K)Colors of Light: Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, PinkLantern Color: white or black

Colors of Light: Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Pink Lantern Color: white or black

Lantern Color: white or black

Color: white or black

Weighs 270 grams

Dimensions: @ 2.5 x 2.5 x 8.3 inches

Use: Indoors or Outdoors

Price: $ (check on Amazon)

Outdoor LED Camping Lantern, HOSYO Portable Camp Light Vehicle-mounted Travel Light with 4 Mode Light with Strong Magnet Design for Hiking Fishing Backpacking Emergency and Outdoor Adventures

5 out of 5 Stars

Rechargeable Camping Lantern, JOSO, Portable Outdoor LED Lantern Flashlights Tent Lamp (4 Mode Light), Emergency Car Lantern w/ Magnetic Base, Camping Equipment Light for Backpacking, Hiking

Product Name: NANUM Vehicle-Mounted Travel Light

Material: ABS / PC / Electronic Components

Size: 84 x 84 x 200mm

Weight: 270 grams

Input voltage: 5v

Battery capacity: 1200mA

LED color temperature: 6500K

Size: 2.5 x 2.5 x 8.3 inches

Batteries: NOT INCLUDED ( 1 Lithium Metal Battery Required)

Working time: 6-8 hours

Charge time: 4 hours

1 x Vehicle-Mounted Travel Light

1 x USB Charging Cable

1 x USB Wall Charger (US plug)

1 x Manual

5 out of 5 Stars

Order your HOYSO and the JOSO Lanterns they are perfect for camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, and any outdoor activity you or your families needs. Makes a perfect gift and are available from Amazon.

I use both of these lanterns and are satisfied with their performance, and I can change the color to yellow or green, so the light doesn’t attract bugs. Or can switch the color to white to work. I can even set the mood for the night with the blue, red or pink colors. I love the variety of colors these two Lanterns have.

I give it 10 out of 10 rating.

If you have other suggestions for camp lighting, I would like to hear them.

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