Basically when you go camping you have a couple of lighting option, you can either use a flashlight or a kerosene lamp. Using a kerosene lamp inside of a tent is dangerous and using a flash light can be inconvenient when you need two hands to do something. Well we found the most brilliant thing at the sporting goods store and it only cost 8 bucks. The Coleman tent light is a light that you can put in your tent. It is kind of like those cheap touch lights you see advertised that you stick anywhere, it kind of looks like them anyways. Of course you would not want something permanently attached to your tent anyways. This one is magnetic. Basically you put this metal piece with a magnet on it on the outside of your tent. Then you take the light part which has a metal backing and you place it inside the tent where the magnet is outside of the tent. The magnet outside holds the metal of the light in place inside the tent. The light is battery operated. It takes 4 AA batteries, which are not included. The batteries last a while but it is not a bad idea to make sure you have some extras with you. The light weighs less than a pound so it stays up really easily. You will want to put it on after the test is up and not before. It is much easier to put this on with two people having one person outside and one inside it is really simple to put on that way. It is a little more challenging to do it by yourself. The heat from the light never touches the tent so you don't have to worry about it burning the tent or anything. The worse thing that could happen is that old batteries leak or something, but you can insure that does not happen just by making sure you put new ones in before the new camping season begins.
Crystal Lake, IL