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Maglite lanterns

On this weekends trip to the lakes (cue: downpour) I came upon a fairly neat way of turning a Maglite pocket torch into a lantern for general tent illumination. Just unscrew the head and lens assembly completely (ie. remove it to expose the bulb) and stick a ping-pong ball on the end to protect the bulb and diffuse the light. If you have a steady enough hand you can cut a hole in the ball that will allow you to screw the ball onto the thread which holds the head on. Two of these "lanterns" lit a two man tent well enough to read by without straining. Rob, (A)VSL 2nd Ilkeston FURY VSU via uk.rec.scouting

Last updated: March 1, 2014