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SolarPuff 

 A few weeks ago I wrote an article about camping lanterns and mentioned that I have a solar powered lantern that only works during the daytime. I kind of lied. I really do have a solar powered lantern, but it really does work at night. It works really well at night in fact. It’s called SolarPuff, and it’s one of those rare Kickstarter success stories. It’s a portable compact LED solar lantern. It’s flat until you pull it open to form a cube shape. It even has a handle for your convenience. Then you press the button to turn it on. It has three settings. There’s bright, brighter, and strobe so you can get your rave on. Eight hours of sunlight is enough to provide eight to twelve hours of light. I don’t know much about the laws of thermodynamics, but I’m pretty sure that they achieved the impossible. I’m witnessing a miracle every time I turn it on. I let my roommate borrow it when he went camping and he loved it. He could not stop talking about how awesome it was. Like seriously every conversation was about how cool SolarPuff lanterns are. Morning, noon, and night he was talking about SolarPuff lanterns. He was obsessed about it. My girlfriend bought him one of his own to shut him up. He sits in his room basking in its glow every night, murmuring under his breath all the perks and benefits of the solar inflatable light cube known as the SolarPuff. 

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Camping Lantern 

 There are lots of types of lanterns out there, but this post is about camping lanterns. A camping lantern is portable light source used for illuminating dark campgrounds. You’ll find them mostly used by campers or by old farmers investigating spooky noises at night. I have a few lanterns that I’ve accumulated over the years. I have a Coleman one that runs on propane. I have another one that uses batteries. And I have another one that is solar powered (it only works in the day time though). A camping lantern is pretty useful for camping. After all, that’s what it’s for. It spreads the light more than a flashlight so it’s better for playing cards, cooking, or just providing comfort at the campsite. Don’t believe me? Ask my roommate. He went camping a few days ago and forgot to take a lantern. He said it sucked. He said he wish he had a lantern. He also forgot to take a flashlight. He had to sit in the dark and think about how nice it would be to have a lantern. He had to rely on the firelight and moonlight like a hobo. He learned his lesson. The next time he goes camping, he’s going to bring a lantern.
 Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young 

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