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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Some for sale local to me on FB, trying to figure out by the picture what this would run off of. Anyone familiar with this type of lamp know anything about it? Description on the listing was nada. You can see some kinda wick.
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi, I have a couple of lamps and I find they smoke and get black, is there a better product to put in them to keep the glass clear and cleaner?
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I read a little about them and decided that I might as well add it to the preps. Can be useful plus they make good decorations sitting around the house. So which brands would you suggest and what type of oil will they run on? If SHTF and you run out what can you use as a substitute? Is V&O or...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a couple of kerosene lamps and have started storing kerosene, but am finding it a messy process filling the lamps. I am using a funnel to pour from the bottle, but I am still finding a lot gets spilled, and it is too messy to fill the lamps in place, so I have to carry the full lamp...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    From another thread... I lost power and pulled one of the many Walmary oil lamps that I have stocked up on. Within a couple minutes the globe, or chimney (glass top) shattered from the heat! I have never had this happen before, but then again my old lamps were not made in China! I had it high...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi All, I want to buy some oil lamps and want opinions from those who have oil lamps. What makes a better lamp, round or flat wicks, tall or short? I've pictured a few I'm thinking of buying off Ebay. Could you please tell me the pro's and con's of these lamps. Thank you, Heart Floral Shade...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I recently ordered a new Dietz oil lantern. It is on back-order. My wife and I like to visit antique shops and I sometimes see old lanterns for sale at them. What I am wondering is what should I look at on a used lantern? Do parts wear out? I would guess the first two things to look at would...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Wow! Those Blizzard Lanterns are big! I ordered four Blizzard Lanterns and two extra globes from Lehman's last week and they arrived today. One of the lanterns globe had a couple of long thin bubbles that extended from the top edge, down toward the bottom for about 1 1/4" and had cracked. I...
  9. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I have lamps from my grandmother that use kerosene and newer ones from the 70 and 80's. Can i use kerosene in those , also, or should i stick with the bottles of lamp oil available at the hardware store,etc.
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    There is an interesting article on the BBC about solar powered lights, and how the company that makes the lights won some kind of environmental award. What I found interesting, the article states that 1.5 million people die each year due to Kerosene fumes...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ive been thinking, what's a good alternative for lamp oil and candles once you run out? you can only store so much eventually you will run out, but what then?
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok guys, I am new to any form of oil lamps. I want to pick up a few along with a nice supply of the oil. God knows its all real cheap. But on ebay and some other online stores I am finding alot of kerosene ones. Like these...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    here is a really good read on oil lamps :thumb: http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=34203&p=704408 here is where to get one of the lamps talked about :thumb: http://www.lanternnet.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=WKL&Product_Code=WTK2&Category_Code=WKL
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    in a post i read awhile back, another member said that apparently oil/kerosene lamps are " restricted " items and can no longer be sold at wal-mart. while i was in total disbelief about the validity of the the idea that an oil lamp could be a restricted item, i decided to go look at our 3 local...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I did a search and it looks like the Petromax Britelyte is a popular, versatile choice for using indoors. I already have a myriad of MagLites, a UCO candle lantern, and a Coleman duel fuel lantern, but nothing that is quiet and burns cleanly inside. I live in an apt. and everything is...
  16. Urban Survival
    Can citronella oil be used for oil lamps indoors, any difference or harm in using that?
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I want to purchase four quality kerosene lanterns. Over many years I have purchased a few & I'm not happy with them, poor light, leaks etc. Basically junk, you get what you pay for. I don't mind spending a few bucks for quality. I have done my homework on fuel & know that I need to use a K1...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The one piece of equipment that seems to do it all. Providing light equal to a 60 watt light bulb, enough heat output to heat a medium sized area, the ability to cook and bake, and it sips fuel like a miser. The Aladdin lamp does not get much mention but, in my opinion, it is a must have. I...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Is there any substitute for the pricey "lamp oil" that is sold commercially for the old-fashioned hurricane-type oil lamps? Is that the cleanest burning oil (as opposed to kerosene, for instance)?
  20. Urban Survival
    We had some bad thunderstorms roll through last night. We were without out power for over an hour - no big deal. My wife and I keep several kerosene lanterns in the living room, on top of a book shelf. We also keep two boxes of kitchen matches next to the lanterns. After work my family went...
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