As the fire fizzles out at the end of a long day in the great outdoors, find your way back to the tent with help from a propane camping lantern. While heavier and bulkier than flashlights and other lighting, propane lanterns, especially those with dual mantles, offer much more light, so you can brighten up your entire campsite for everyone. Plus, if your lantern uses the same fuel as your portable camp grill, packing a few extra cylinders is no sweat.
Some propane lanterns allow you to start up a flame using matches. However, a propane camping lantern with a push-button ignition makes lighting a snap. Lanterns with carrying handles are easy to hang from a branch overhead and tote from place to place. Browse models that come with carrying cases and folding bases for additional packing convenience.
While great for camping in the woods, propane lanterns can also be used on fishing trips, overnights on the beach and other adventures. Look for rust- and corrosion-resistant designs to guard against damage near the water. If you'll be mountain climbing, be sure to pack a lantern that is designed for use at high and low altitudes to help ensure consistent light output during your trek to the peak of your Everest and all the way back down.