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10 Essential Camping Flashlights & Lanterns

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FLASHLIGHTS & LANTERNS

Nighttime comes fast out in the wild, so it's important to have bright flashlights and lanterns that are easy to access. Try a lightweight LED lantern for a backpacking trip so you're never in the dark. A solar-powered flashlight is great for summer camping trips and eliminates the need to carry extra batteries. Choose from a variety of sizes and energy sources on our list of recommended flashlights and lanterns.

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COLEMAN NORTHSTAR PROPANE LANTERN

Est. Price: $45 | Buy it from Academy
Great for: Campers who prefer a traditional propane lantern. It shines up to 1,500 lumens and has an instant start button.

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ETEKCITY LED CAMPING LANTERN

Est. Price: 2 for $18 | Buy it on Amazon
Perfect for: Hanging at the campsite or hiking at night. These lanterns are ultralight and use LED bulbs.

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D.LIGHT SOLAR RECHARGEABLE LANTERN

Est. Price: $13 | Buy it from Newegg
Recommended for: Using solar energy instead of carrying batteries.

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WHETSTONE LED INDOOR/OUTDOOR CAMPING LANTERN

Est. Price: $13 | Buy it from The Home Depot
Perfect for: Hanging in the tent at night. This lantern can also function as a ceiling fan when it's hot outside.

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LIGHTING EVER RECHARGEABLE CAMPING LANTERN

Est. Price: $40 | Buy it from Lighting Ever
Great for: Campers who enjoy late-night walks. It includes rechargeable batteries and light sources on three sides.

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J5 TACTICAL V1-PRO 300-LUMEN FLASHLIGHT

Est. Price: $13 | Buy it from Walmart
Ideal for: Keeping in your pack or pocket for any situation. Though small in size, it's made of aircraft-grade aluminum for durability.

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DORCY FLOATING WATERPROOF LED FLASHLIGHT

Est. Price: $8 | Buy it from Dick's Sporting Goods
Recommended for: Traversing wet climates, with a waterproof design and attached carabiner clip.

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BYB MINI ALUMINUM FLASHLIGHTS

Est. Price: 4 for $9 | Buy it on Amazon
Perfect for: A family or kids to share. Each flashlight has a simple on/off push button and a bright LED light.

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RAVPOWER PORTABLE CHARGER WITH FLASHLIGHT

Est. Price: $26 | Buy it from Newegg
Great for: Charging your cellphone and also functioning as a small flashlight.

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ECEEN SOLAR-POWERED FLASHLIGHT

Est. Price: $13 | Buy it on Amazon
Recommended for: Campers who prefer solar power but also want the security of a flashlight that can charge via battery or USB port.