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Best Lights for Camping and Road Trips

Headlamp - 1200 Lumen Super Bright, Rechargeable, Motion Sensor, 2-Pack, Waterproof w White Red Light in 8 Modes

Back in the day, 25 years ago, when you camped, you can a long tube flashlight with 2 heavy D-cell batteries, and a large, hot propane lantern with a burning delicate mantle in it.The propane lights are still handy in the winter or on the picnic table because they are SUPER bright.

Times have changed.  LED lights and rechargeable batteries have transformed camp lighting. You can recharge them in your car or with a portable battery!

What you need

You can get away with just one light, and some work in multiple modes, but one or more of each of these make camping much more pleasant, as each serves one or more purposes.

  1. A headlight - You wear it on your forehead. Laugh if you like, but when you're in the woods in the middle of the night trying to find your way to the bathroom, having your hands free is vital.
  2. A 360 degree table-top  lantern -  Set this one on the picnic table or on the ground by the tent and it will light up the whole area for everyone.
  3. A Hanging tent light - Hang this one from the inside top of your tent and it's like you have your own illuminated room. And many have a built-in fan that will go all night on a hot night.

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