Well, she’s right! I just didn’t think about it and like many things I have accumulated over the years I just forget to pass them along to you the importance of them even though I use them regularly.
There are many hoses and adapters to choose from but I like and use a multi port (3 ports) stick type distribution tree made by Coleman. It’s 30 inches tall and on the top port I attach a camping lantern for all night light and for night time cooking to illuminate the stove and table top.
Here’s a link to a number of attachments to help get the best use from your propane tank. I chose a 30 inch tall tree to be sure the lantern was high enough to light the stove and table top surfaces at night-time.
This is the 30 inch long/tall tree that I use.
Here’s the tree attached to the tank. It has a stabilizer foot that is adjustable to fit all tanks. It keeps the tree vertical and prevents it from falling over.
Here it’s set up and attached to my stove with a lantern attached to the top port. With the lantern on the top port there are two more ports, one for the stove and another for any other appliance you may have.
Here’s what it what the lantern light output looks like in the dark.