Solar Lights for Camping

I discovered this by chance last year while packing for camping. I took my 2 outdoor solar lights to use in my tent. These have a flat bottom because they hang from small shepard hooks. I put them outside the tent door in sunlight to recharge during the day and brought them inside at night. Worked great and were fireproof.

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By tootic from Plainville, CT

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May 24, 20120 found this helpful

I purchased some for use in the house when power was out. But I made a mistake of not checking, and they the plastic around them was frosted. One of these days I will buy clear ones and try again. :-) Good post!

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May 30, 20120 found this helpful

I too use the solor lights for camping. Where we put the tent often has uneven ground from the campfire to the opening. Solar lights light the way. When you wake up in the middle of the night it is great to have nightlights. I just grabbed up a few from the yard and then put them back in the yard when we got home. This was a good tip. Thank you for posting it.

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August 1, 20120 found this helpful

It says I won this contest yet no one has contacted me. How do we get the $25 or is this a scam? Sent an email to the website & so far have heard nothing. Hmm!

Editor's Note: No scam here. This will be addressed soon. Sorry for the delay.

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June 6, 20140 found this helpful

Hi. First of all, that is a great idea! And winning the $$ is not a scam, in fact, I have won three contests! The first two were cash awards, the third was an Amazon gift card, which is what they give now. Don't worry, you will receive it. Thanks again for the great tip!

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June 7, 20140 found this helpful

Super great idea, Kerly! Also probably a good source of light on Earth Day when we unplug for a few hours. Actually this whole post re Solar Lights for Camping has got me thinking for winter uses or cutting electricity costs down using them in the Media room in lieu of having over-head lights or lamps on. Hmm, maybe children's bedroom 'nite-lights': creating Christmas eye-dazzler arrangements which we nowadays have on 4 hour timers ( that's not long enough and batteries just don't last as long as they used to... went through over 100$ of them last Xmas!).

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There must be a plethora of ideas for all seasons. Plus I've seen Solar Lights in Dollar Stores here in Canada. Yet as Kerly said...watch for the frosted rims. But even if you do make a mistake you haven't paid Big Box Store prices for them. (Um...wonder if there is a way to seasonally paint them?) Wow! Thanks for this post! It's a real winner in my opinion. It certainly has me thinking overtime now. Love it! Bravo! Any further comments would be appreciated. After all... many heads, many talents and many workable ideas! (NB: My vote goes to 'Solar Lights for Camping" as the original winner!

Anything thing after that is just sharing and mind-fodder-feed. But you never know. Another concept or application may come up a winner too!) Thanks all!

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