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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Is anyone transferring their lamp oil to glass bottles from the thin plastic bottles it comes in now..?... I noticed that lately the bottles seem even thinner than usual..... I am using old liquor bottles (rinsed and dried with original labels removed and now corked) for storage....... wondering...
  2. Urban Survival
    HI folks, To prepare myself I got a load of kerosene (which I'm now getting rid of as I am moving place) in Harrow, UK I have loads of £1 hurricane lamps and 3 old fashioned kero stoves plus a primus omnifuel. Seems like a good strategy. I nearly got myself a kerosene heater but eventually...
  3. 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...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've just learned about and ordered what appears to be the best thing since sliced bread for interior lighting on those dark and stormy nights. I keep a number of kerosene lanterns on hand but have never been satisfied with the amount of light they produce. Knowing that fire departments won't...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Anyone know if diesel would work in a kerosene space heater? I realize it would most likely be smellier and ventilation would be important. Kerosene is about $10 a gallon at the hardware store. Wonder too, if bio-diesel would work...would make the shop smell like french frys eh? Going to be cold...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How long will K-1 kerosene last in a sealed 5 gallon metal can? a 5 gallon plastic pouring can...... anything i can add to extend life?
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I found a lady (her husband left her) selling a 55gal plastic drum of kerosene that she claims is approx 9-10 years old. I can buy the barrel and kero for $80 which is a great deal, if the kerosene is ok. My intended uses are as a backup cooking source and as a backup source of heat as I...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've only been reading this forum for about 3 months. every other day or so - with so many post hard to get through all of them Lazy did not search forum yet but researched "Alpaca kerosene cooker" on Google and was not impressed. looking at a single burned multi-fuel, Coleman ($45.) would...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi Everybody! I just recieved the Lehmans non-electric catalog. I really wanted to order some oil lamps but I have no idea which one. If you have the catalog Fall/Winter 2010, they are on the cover and on page 9. I like the Jupiter Farmers Friend and the Original Easy light. Has anyone ever used...
  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
    How long does it last and does it need stabil as gasoline does? Recon3
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    We have a couple of those (mostly decorative I think) lamps with the glass bottom and chimney. They have been empty for years and before that we had that coloured lamp oil which costs way too much at Wallyworld. I'm wondering what the major differences between oil and kerosene are, and which...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=13644-88644-RMC-KFA75TL&lpage=none So why can't you operate those in the house if needed?
  15. Urban Survival
    Here is a linky detailing kerosene as a fuel Kerosene
  16. General Discussion
    I am thinking of storing kerosene as a back up heat source should we ever be out of electricity, and my backup generators run out of stored gas. I have been watching Craig's List for a used 250 gal tank , but so far no luck, and I can't find any companies in my area that sell them, so for...
  17. 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...
  18. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I am stuck in a dilemma. I am trying to decide on a kerosene lantern to buy. I am looking at the Coleman 639 pressure lantern. I can get it new for $65. I have looked at the Petromax lanterns, but they are a little pricier, but can handle other fuels. I have heard mixed reviews on the...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Through a good friend I got my hands on some 200 litre barrels of Jet A1. I intend to use it as fuel for heaters, lamps etc. and even in the old power generator, which runs excellently on paraffin/ keronsene. The data sheet for Jet A1 states that the content is "Kerosine (petroleum)...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm looking for a reasonably priced place to find a pressurized kerosene lantern similar to a Petromax. I've seen several Butterfly models, which are supposed to be a Chinese version of the Petromax for sale direct from China via wholesale suppliers. You would think with that many available...
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