Your family NEEDED a weekend getaway. You were a little late getting on the road, but you’re pretty sure you packed the essentials.
It’s pitch black by the time you pull into your campsite, but that’s okay. You rummage around in your trunk, until you find your favourite flashlight.
You press the button and…
Setting up a campsite in the dark is an accident waiting to happen, and — for many of us — a night without light can be downright scary.
Peace of mind is a crucial part of relaxation, so make sure you pack the light- and power-sources you need.
These might include:
The right lantern can brighten up your entire campsite (a big plus for young campers who aren’t used to the dark).
Lanterns make dinnertime easy, lighting up your stove and prep areas.
Lanterns are also a great choice for playing cards or board games around the picnic table (or in your tent, if the weather doesn’t cooperate).
Ah, flashlights: the quintessential camping light source, whether you’re making a midnight snack or telling a ghost story.
And — of course — flashlights are a must for those 2:00 am trips to the vault privy 😉
Protip: headlamps are also great when curling up beside the fire with your favourite book.
But what if I run out of batteries?
Our Learn to Camp partner Coleman has got you covered.
Their cool new Batterylock system stops battery drain, meaning when you need to use your headlamps, flashlights and lanterns, they always turn on.
Here’s how it works: