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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey guys! The next addition to my preps will be a new kerosene heater aaand Dietz lamps. I plan on ordering the lamps early next week and going to the local hardware store for the heater. My question is just how long will kerosene last if stored in a basement in the dark? I feel very safe...
  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
    A 20 pound propane refill is 17 bucks which contains around 4.2 gallons. A gallon of white gas cost 11 bucks at walmart. I am comparing BTU values per gallon. My point. I have a coleman cook stove where I got a 20 dollar attachment to hook up propane. I can find the number of BTU's per gallon...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does anybody know of a way to buy lamp oil in bulk? I would like to fill a 55 gallon drum with lamp oil, and don't want to pay 13 per gallon by buying quarts at wal mart. Has anybody tried to contact the manufacturer and order wholesale, or does hazmat shipping kill the deal. I have a few...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have several dozen kerosene lamps and I would like to find a way to run them on vegetable oil. I know I need to thin the oil to make it more like kerosene or lamp oil but do not know what to use. I do not want a toxic odor either or something that will explode. thanks mooky
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just spent the last two days trying to stock up on Lamp oil and Kerosene, here's what I found. I live in a Tennessee County of about 50,000 people one major town and 4 smaller towns. My food and water preps have been moving right along so I started thinking about buying lamp oil for my 5 lamps...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    No, not for freshness... Ive been stocking up on lamp oil, wicks and lanterns. Since I have gallons of the stuff in my closet - I am thinking of moving it into the barn (saftey first). The barn is not insulated. Winters here are brutal and negitive temps are common. My question is, if the...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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?
  11. 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...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have picked up some kerosene lanterns and I was wondering if kerosene has a shelf life like gas does? I can't find any clear answers on the net. Thanks for the info.
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey guys - I have a couple of questions about storing Kerosene. I have a kerosene heater that I keep for emergencies, and have always kept a 5 gal jug of Kerosene in the garage. I'm planning to expand to 3-4 jugs and with my new shed thought it would be safer stored in there instead of in the...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have both and was wondering. What would you suggest? Stock up on Kerosene and wicks? Or stock up on white gas, generators, pump parts and mantles? The advantage of Coleman lots of light, But lots parts that wear out, And they can be tempermental to start. The ol' kerosene "hurricane" lantern...
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