--- In johnmuirtrail@y..., "andresjsalazar" <andresjsalazar@y...>
> I just bought a coleman gas lantern, I am planning a backpacking
> for 5 days.
> I just came to a situation, how do I carry/pack the lantern
> breaking the glass or mantles?
> Any advice would help.
I have a very small, Gaz lantern (80 watts) that is about 6 1/2" high
and 3 1/2" square that came in it's own, plastic carrying case----
like that you see with large, Coleman lanterns. (The case doesn't
carry the fuel can) But it it rigid and protects the lantern, globe,
etc. I bought this model especially for the carrying case.
Depending on the size of your lantern, you could cut the top off a
plastic, milk, quart container and reinforce it with duct tape, etc.,
and bubble wrap your lantern inside. Good luck.