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Offline Prepper456

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Re: Kerosene Lamp info wanted please
« Reply #90 on: December 20, 2019, 04:57:57 PM »
it seems oil in lamps shelacks or gums up in them over time. i am also afraid of house pets and children knocking them over so am almost afraid of using them in a shtf

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Re: Kerosene Lamp info wanted please
« Reply #91 on: December 20, 2019, 07:39:58 PM »
I don't believe lamp oil will do that, kerosene will yellow over time. It makes a good scene in movies, but a lighted kerosene lamp dashed to the floor will not explode into molotov cocktail. It will go out before it hits the floor. Controlling kids and pets is another topic.

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Re: Kerosene Lamp info wanted please
« Reply #92 on: December 21, 2019, 02:42:23 AM »
I have one oil lamp that has had oil in it for 20 years or more. Seldom use but when I want to use it it always lights. BTW when not in use I keep the wicks on my lamps pulled down for minimal exposure.

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Re: Kerosene Lamp info wanted please
« Reply #93 on: December 21, 2019, 01:04:05 PM »
I should point out that we have no intention of relying on oil lamps or kerosene lanterns in the event of a power outage. We'd use flashlights, propane lanterns, or even solar yard lights.  We'd probably use the outdoor kerosene lanterns like we do when we are camping, as a background light. We have used the oil lamps inside during a power outage but primarily for nostalgic reasons; it was our lighting in our summer cabin when I was a kid.

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Re: Kerosene Lamp info wanted please
« Reply #94 on: December 21, 2019, 05:40:59 PM »
i like the solar light idea

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Re: Kerosene Lamp info wanted please
« Reply #95 on: December 21, 2019, 06:00:21 PM »
Yeah that is kind of cool.

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Re: Kerosene Lamp info wanted please
« Reply #96 on: December 21, 2019, 06:44:19 PM »
what about battry candles?