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    UCO Candle

    Anyone use one?

    Please do tell....

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    Hmm looking at youtube you better have fibreglass fingers for touching that glass

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u29x_AK4EoI
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    Thanks Andi...

    I do a bit of wild hammocking and am considering an UCO

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    Looks a neat "green" idea but why go for a candle when an LED will give you much better light?
    Plus the candle is going to have to be kept upright when lit.
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    Hmm... yes ... and where does the burnt wax go too I wonder

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    Heres a good video explaining where the wax goes near the end [17:00] ,how to boil the residue out and the 8-9 hour life of the candle.
    I also like his shot glass solution [06:50]

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    I've got one. I've only used it a few times TBH - mostly because when I've gone to get it out in hot weather, it's melted & is a bugger to open/light/operate.

    The light is pretty dim.

    I'm always very wary about having such a hot thing hanging up in the tent - easy to headbutt by mistake!

    It tends to stay in the garage now & I either use an LED headtorch or a hanging LED light now....

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    Ask Alaska Granny and Alfredo Moser, how to do it without setting yourself on fire and spunking 20 notes on a candle...


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    I've had one for years and really like it. Yes, a torch is brighter but a candle is pretty special and I reckon it warms the tent up.. without setting fire to it..

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    they do citronella candles for it
    found it a faf though and the wax got all over the glass
    so nice idea but better solutions to be had with batteries for my pennies worth

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    I've been using one for a while.
    I love it, it gives a very homely glow, but still good enough to see by.
    When I hammock with my boy I leave one on all night in case he wakes as it just gives a little light without being too obtrusive, and the 9 hour duration ensures it lasts all night.

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    Just bought one this week from Amazon, along with a 3 pack of citronella candles..Heading down to Dorset today for 4 nights camping with the wife and dogs so we'll see how they go..
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