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    Candle Lanterns a Hot Item in Post-Earthquake Japan

    fileA longtime American camping favorite—the low-tech candle lantern—has apparently become a sought-after item in Japan these days. This Seattle Times article tells the story of the Redmond, Wash., company that manufactures Uco candle lanterns and those marketed as the REI Candle Lantern. The company’s business has been booming as Japanese residents struggle with rolling blackouts in the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of their country. This simple item is coveted ...

    Posted by Steve T on April 6, 2011 12:49 PM & Tagged candle lantern, earthquake, emergency preparedness, japan, rei and uco | permalink | Comments

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