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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
    It's a rare prepping household that doesn't have a gas lantern and fuel stored for an emergency. Light's a handy thing to have. Same with portable stoves for heating victuals. I discovered a Facebook forum called the 'Antique & Vintage Coleman Lantern & Stove Collectors'. I've learned a lot...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I'm in the market for a new camping lantern, and I don't want to get a Coleman or one made in China. My last plastic battery-powered Coleman lasted only one season. You can find high-quality LED flashlights, made out of precision machined metal -- you have multiple good brands to pick from...
  4. 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?
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  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Urban Survival
    I just got back from my local walmart in Middletown, Delaware. I was picking up another lantern in case we lose power from this hurricane coming, and i noticed that almost all the lanterns that i saw there on sunday were already sold out today. :xeye: Luckily, they people buying them apparently...
  10. 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...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Will a lantern mantle transport after it has been burned or is to fragile. The reason I ask is to see if every time I use it camping do I have to replace them and if so how many do I need to stock for long term SHTF use.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Like many here I have oil lamps, candles but I have recently changed my focus in this area to those solar powered lawn landscaping lights. I bought a dozen of those cheap $5 ones at homedepot. I am trying to find a way of making them slighty brighter, I switched out their cheap Chinese...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Greetings, Anyone can comment on those? Thank you
  18. 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...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    here is a really good read on oil lamps :thumb: here is where to get one of the lamps talked about :thumb:
  20. 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...
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