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Easy to Make Metal Candle Lantern

9/22/2009 3:53:26 PM

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Metal Candle LanternPutting together a kit of necessities for camping can be expensive — the right tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, stoves, lanterns, etc. And it’s also a lot of fun to find the newest, most compact products on the market. But camping can be a messy affair, fraught with sudden storms, reckless youngsters and forgetful parents. So, perhaps, making some of the necessities, such as a lantern, from easy-to-find materials is the way to go. If it gets lost or stomped on in the dark, you can always make another one.

Here is a plan for a metal candle lantern made from a coffee can, metal clothes hanger and a stick of wood. You and your kids can make one for each member of the family. They could even be used for backyard nighttime adventures. Just remember, this is an open-flame lantern, so keep it outside to avoid accidental fires in a tent.



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