Louie Frazier’s Yukon flashlight

Every time I visit my pal Louie, he’s got some witty and/or delightful contraption he’s put together. Just a crude hole punched in the coffee can, candle stuck in, thin wire handle. “Watch,” Louie said, and he swung it first around in a circle, then back and forth. The candle flickered, but wouldn’t go out.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to Louie Frazier’s Yukon flashlight

  1. Not sure about the background to the name, but some friends call those contraptions "bugs". Not only do they resist being blown out, they also cast a beautifully shaped channel of light in the dark.

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