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This lantern is simple and easy to make takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and is handy during power outages or camping and fishing trips or just anytime you feel nostalgic for an old time light ...
poofrabbit1 year ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the be prepare contest!
fretted (author)  poofrabbit1 year ago
Wow thanks i had no idea !
terrapol2 years ago
Really nice work, resourceful and neat, impressive job for only 30 minutes!

Do you have any photos of it lit? I'm picturing a roaring flame, but maybe this is more like a candle?
fretted (author)  terrapol1 year ago
It lights up a room very well it's not a roaring flame unless you turn it up WAY UP but it will do in an emergency especially with so many lights out from sandy this would work well i hope folks had a chance to build some before sandy hit

And Blessings to all caught in that terrible storm hope everyone is well and safe

Fretted
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tngun2 years ago
I like this idea, its really cool. I have a question though, is it top heavy? I can imagine its pretty stable when full, but how about when there is not a lot of fuel in the base. I think I am going to take this idea and build one myself. Thanks for posting.
fretted (author)  tngun2 years ago
Surprisingly no its not top heavy if you use a quart jar or larger I've made one with a pint jar that sits on my kitchen table it's not a sturdy as the larger ones but it still seems sturdy for light use .... I would recommend the larger ones for stability and longer burn times ..

Thanks for the comment and looking