About Coleman Lanterns
Which type of the Coleman lanterns is the one for you?
Battery lanterns are the safest usually around kids because they do not use a flame making them great for in-tent use and they give light instantly. They give off needed light to eat read or do dishes and will not have you to bring more fuel or mantles which can on occasion be a problem if you do not have a funnel. They're also quiet. The downsides are they can be heavier and you'll be wanting to have more batteries and bulbs with you unless you get the rechargeable lantern.
The fuel lanterns give off a strong intense light which is always good for lighting up your campsite and the immediate area. White gas and unleaded fuel often have to have pumping, priming and igniting before you have any light nonetheless, it isn't that huge of deal if you do it before it gets absolutely dark.
The canister type lanterns propane, isobutane and butane are easier to use because all you've got to do is turn them on and ignite them. You'll want to carry along more fuel and mantles. Coleman lanterns that burn fuel generally come with glass globes so like any glass camping gear they have to be used with care.
Dual gas Coleman lanterns can burn two different fuels making them flexible and less complicated for you to find more fuel when you have to have it. If you travel and camp around the world this type of lantern can come in extremely useful. But unless you have a have to have this feature I'd stick with white gas since it burns cleanly and evaporates quickly if spilled.
White gas lanterns give off an evenly intense intense light when pressurized by pumping up the fuel tank. White gas is also simple to find in most places.
The double mantle gives off 78 watts of light and will burn for 1 hour and 50 minutes at full amount of light but you can turn it to a lower setting to use less fuel and still have enough of light.
The Coleman Dual-Fuel 2-Mantle Lantern can be used with either white gas or unleaded gasoline and will supply 58 watts of light. It can burn up to 7 hours and 55 minutes at full-tilt or up to 14 hours with the flame amount set to low.
The Coleman Electric Northstar Lantern with night light offers 42 watts of adjustable electric light that you can dim to save the batteries or turn up to increase the amount of light. It will almost last 12 hours on 8 D cell batteries. For around the campsite this 5.5 pound lantern shouldn't blow away too easily.