This is a simple lantern holder that I made to take camping. I wanted something portable, that would also not take up a lot of room to store or transport camping.

Tools you will need:

  • Drill and drill bits
  • Hack saw
  • Crescent wrench
  • Philips screwdriver
  • Tape measure
  • Sharpie

Materials you will need:

  • 1/2" 10ft electric metal conduit
  • 1/2" EMT set screw coupling
  • 5/16" x 6" cloths line hook
  • old disk brake
  • 3//8" 12" threaded rod and two 3/8" nuts

Step 1: Cutting the Conduit

You will need to cut two 3 foot long pieces from the conduit. This will be the primary body of the lantern holder. You can use a hacksaw, jig saw, etc to make this cut, as long as the blade is designed to cut metal and will leave a fairly clean cut.

<p>1.Не могу понять для чего автору понадобилось такое странное сооружение.!!? Автор поставил палатку в лесу, там и без его подставки много деревьев.<br>2. Если уж понадобилась подставка, а такое бывает на вулканическом плато, на широком песчаном берегу, где просто нет растительности. Так зачем же тащить с собой всю тяжесть железа? !! :-( Повсеместно есть противовесы для зонтов, которые заполняются водой или песком. Прибыл на место налил воды в канистру где есть отверстие в середине и вес будет тяжелым, и таскать его не надо. Перед сворачиванием лагеря воду вылил и отправился дальше налегке. :-) Даже обычные пет-бутылки с песком, связанные вместе гораздо надежнее, ветер не опрокинет вашу лампу и палатка не сгорит.</p>
<p>Cood idea </p>
<p>Cool idea, I've been thinking of some other ideas using conduit for camping. A couple of things. </p><p>On step 3, on drilling making a mark with a punch or a nail can help with keeping the drill bit from skating. </p><p>If you want to up grade or make another one might I suggest getting larger conduit(I think1/2 will fit in 3/4 not sure right now without checking) and larger couplings and replacing the top screw with a appropriately sized eye bolt. That way it could be adjustable like jmwells IV stand. </p><p>Just an idea, might need some bugs ironed out &lt;shrug&gt;</p>
<p>Thanks for the ideas. If you wanted to try this, I would recommend using the 1/2&quot; conduit on the bottom. This way you could keep it nice and snug when sliding it over the 3/8&quot; treaded rod.</p>
<p>if I had some brake disks around(wish I did) i probably would. But I'm probably going with the larger conduit on bottom. It may work out better for the ideas I'm trying to work on that way anyway, just need to figure out a inexpensive base. </p><p>BTW another reason to see if this works out is so that you don't have 2 pipes trying to go their separate ways while waiting to go camping.</p><p> I really like this idea, it's nice and simple and versatile(DIY inexpensive tarp or tent poles)</p>
<p>I used to use a long piece of rebar (18-24&quot;) that I would drive into the ground and put the conduit in it. This was a problem for us in some places that had hard or really rocky ground. Doing something like that may also be an option.</p>
<p>Thought about the stake option, but since I may run into issue like you had. I've been looking into possibly making concrete bases(have to see how that goes) <br>Thx</p>
Good job. I cheated, I picked up an old IV stand at an auction. Advantage; mine's adjustable in height.
<p>An IV stand sounds like it could make a good lantern holder as well! I really don't have a problem with the fact that its not adjustable. I've honestly not thought to myself that I wish I could adjust the height while out camping. One of those to his own I suppose!</p>
Also draws the skeeters out of the tent before turning in.
It allows me general lighting before bed, and more concentrated light as we get in the tent.
<p>Great job! Looks like it would be much safer than trying to hang it from a tree and you can stand it anywhere :D</p>
<p>This is very handy! Nice job!</p>

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