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Big propane lanterns are a bad idea on the trail for a number of reasons. First, they are bulky. Secondly, they have glass globes that are prone to breaking on rough trails. Third, they are thirsty and require disposable propane canisters to function. A compact candle lantern like this REI model puts out plenty of light for most uses and takes up a fraction of the room. You can use the wax to lube stubborn zippers and they are even available with citronella candles that will keep bugs away.