Sunday, 12 January 2014


We love our dual-fuel lantern! It throws amazingly bright light and we use it even when we camp with power.

Sadly it's globe was broken during our interstate move. While several of the large-chain camping stores stock generic replacements, none are large enough.

We've ordered a globe direct from Coleman but it may not arrive in time for this trip. Nick has fashioned an unbreakable alternative, following a method we spotted a while back. (These mesh globes are commercially available via various retail outlets but again they are not large enough for our lamp).  

A rummage in our storage container today revealed a length of mesh, leftover from Vaughan's stick insect enclosure.  Thirty minutes later the prototype was ready.

The lantern is currently lit as we test Nick's handiwork. Fingers crossed for success!

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