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lantern holder

1715 Views 7 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  ratherbefishin
how many times have you tried to find a place to hang a lantern, and ended up leaving it on the ground?[where it doesn't shed as much light, and can get knocked over]
I got 2 10' lengths of 1/2 conduit, and cut them into 6 equal length pieces[3'4''each], then tapped in some wooden plugs and scewed in an eye on 3 of them, opening up 1 eye and putting that through the other two, effectively joining all three.Then I hung a S hook from one of the eye's and that held the lantern.I picked up some light chain and attached that to 3 of the pieces so when the tripod was extended it couldn't collapse.I am using regular conduit joiners to connect each of the two lengths, so as to make each leg 6'8'', but that isn't too strong,so I think I;ll fit simple ferrells instead.Anyway, I't;s simple,cheap, easy to make and portable and holds the lantern up high enough to shed the most light, and being a tripod, is stable on uneven ground.I used it on a hunting trip, great when you have to dress game after dark, or any other place you need to hold a light up and a tree isn't handy
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I have a holder for night fishing that I made from a 3 ft tall stick in the ground fishing rod holder. I also screwed a salvaged stainless steel stockpot lid to the top to function as a reflector to increase the ground light. Since the flat lid is securely bolted to the top, it can also be used as a warming tray to heat up a can of soup or chili using the dietz hanging five inches below. I paid about $2 for the rod holder stake.
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