Clear Nalgene water bottle and your headlamp :)

OldmanRon

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Hi Guys,

Mountain Equipment Co-op in Canada is based on the REI model in the United States. Been around for decades ... :)

I just saw a cool new hint on their website, but cannot seem to share it right now ...

Super simple ... take off your headlamp when you're bedded-down and don't expect to need it anymore for the usual chores. And then simply strap it on to a full clear Nalgene bottle of water or whatever is transparent. Lens pointing in at the clear base ... headband snugged around the top.

Bam! Instant low-level light for reading (or whatever) everywhere. No lumens wasted.

I will try it tomorrow, but the Physics teacher (and the horn-dog) in me is interested.
 

TMedina

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I've seen the idea before with a gallon jug, but I have to admit - this is an interesting approach for camping.

I found a similar photo which pretty much conveys, I think, what you're talking about:

Keener-9967-Nalgene-Lantern-600x938.jpg


EtA: This is the water jug and headlamp I was referencing earlier:
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iamlucky13

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I've seen this tip before. Just about anything translucent can make a decent diffuser for a light in a pinch, or sometimes items that bounce or bend the light around like a Nalgene.

Another nice thing about the Nalgene trick is it's easier to find in a dark tent than a headlamp alone.
 

Str8stroke

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I tailstand a light with a full bottle of water on it. Works great for camping light. Another cool one I do is put one of those big yellow bouncy balls they sell at Walmart in that cage on it. Makes great bug resistant lighting.
 

BloodLust

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I use the classic Nalgene that's frosted white. Diffuses much better.
My previous one had a Guyot Designs Firefly with built in LED but I lost that during a trip.
Might have to pick 1 up again soon.
The light ramps up or down too click to turn on/off. Hold to change intensity.

FireFly233.jpg

firefly_top.jpg

(Not my pics.)
 
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