I am looking to upgrade some of my camping gear this Christmas... as a former backpacker (10yrs ago) I have some nice stuff, but a few things have come a LONG way since I bought any gear for camping. The new LED lanterns have caught my eye. Anyone using one of these? I can see me still lugging out the propane Coleman gas laterns for large group/family camping, but I am interested in something more lightweight and compact for solo/duo trips. I would most likely use it for cooking and inside a tent or maybe lighting up a picnic table for a game of cards or something.
This on has caught my eye... are there others to consider? Pro's or cons? I think LEDs are here to stay.
I am also trying to figure out if a JetBoil would gain me any benefit over my MSR pocket rocket setup? It is more modular and takes up less space when stowed. Thoughts?
My rig... "Maude"
1976 FJ40 with some stuff and some leaks.
1999 UZJ 100 Series bone stock ready to rock AKA:The backup minivan
2012 Toyota Sienna Minivan, fastest Toyota in the stable.
My camping trailer build up thread.
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