I have used lamp oil during power outages and I know what I need as opposed to what I used to think I wanted. Oil burning lamps are not like flipping on a switch and getting light from an electric lamp! The oil lamp burns. It has a scented exhaust, it requires ventilation and it gives off heat. When you are without electricity and the sun goes down, it is great to have light, but light that adds heat to the already hot Florida summer nights is a cause for thought.
|The lamps shown above will burn kerosene straight from the kerosene tank but they also burn the scented lamp oils, and I also keep one devoted to lamp oil with citronella. When the sun sets, the mosquitoes rise. It is good to have a citronella candle or lamp burning near the most traveled entrance or exit of the home.|
Tips for all users of lamp oil or Kerosene: SAFE storage is imperative. Keep oils in lightly closed containers. NEVER use a kerosene container for any other purpose. Mark containers for specific fuel use only. Keep away from heat sources, and keep ventilated while stored. Once a factory seal is broken, fumes can escape. Caution must be taken to avoid spills and as always, never store flammable liquids near rubbish, rags or other fire hazards.