Candle lantern vs Jantern

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trekkingnut

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Jul 18, 2010
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ok, got bored. this is the result of literally walking to the barn, digging out a suitable jar from my massive stash, drilling two holes, getting some climbing chord and threading it through. total effort, 2 mins, total cost 0p as i had everything already.

weighing it up against candle lantern. weight of candle lantern 100gms. weight of jantern (jar lantern?????) 150gms. cost difference is pretty big too! even if you had to go out and buy an empty jar and some chord.....

the decision is yours....

 

Shewie

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I made a load of these with the niece and nephew a few weeks ago when we went to a Wassail down in the west country.

The trick was getting enough holes in the lid so it would still burn when closed up.
 

trekkingnut

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isnt there a picture on the thread? there is on my screen..... havent tried it yet.... but i the candle lantern doesnt get hot so i dont see why this would....
 

Shewie

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isnt there a picture on the thread? there is on my screen..... havent tried it yet.... but i the candle lantern doesnt get hot so i dont see why this would....
I saw the picture when I was at home this morning, that was XP and Google Chrome, can't see it from the office PC though, IE 8 I think
 

trekkingnut

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it is irritating that i had to actually create a webpage just to post a photo.....

sorry for all the messing about, hopefully you guys will see what i am on about now!
 

spiritwalker

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i made one last week with a jam jar after considering buying a candle lantern. Since i use it in my polish army tent wind is not an issue and saved a lot of quiddage in the process. I didnt put holes in the lid though i just have it with the lid off cord tied to the neck of the jar and put the lid on when its travelling...
 

trekkingnut

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Jul 18, 2010
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i made one last week with a jam jar after considering buying a candle lantern. Since i use it in my polish army tent wind is not an issue and saved a lot of quiddage in the process. I didnt put holes in the lid though i just have it with the lid off cord tied to the neck of the jar and put the lid on when its travelling...
same difference lid or not i guess. nice to know someone else uses them. id never seen one of these until today and they are so damn easy to make!

polish double poncho tipi style tent? they any good?