Most Everything you Might Want to Know about Kerosene

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by tacmotusn, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    I found this site thru some surfing and thought I would share. I know it answers some questions I had thought about and some I hadn't even thought of about kerosene.
    Gator 45/70 and beast like this.
  2. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    kerosene is NOT the same as it was 40 years ago
    the smell, burning or just in the can is different
    and it doesnt burn the same
    when i was young all our lights were kerosene lamps
    and it was my job to keep the mantles clean and fill the tanks
    so i got pretty used to the smell and how it worked
    the dyed stuff isnt too bad in a lamp if you know how to run one
    ive seen an awful lot of people just crank the wick as high as it'll go
    this just makes soot, you keep it turned down low so its burning just
    fuel and not wick, once its going good this gives a brighter
    evener light
  3. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    +1 for the kerosene...At grandmaw's house if you got a little cut or scrap...
    Grandma would douse it with kerosene...Seemed to work just fine for her...
  4. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Name anything that is exactly as it was 40 years ago! ???
  5. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    parent-13 yr old child relationships :p
  6. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Not even close.... All 13 year olds have Xboxes. or PlayStations these days... and that makes it a whole new ballgame...[bow]
  7. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    the ornaments on a christmas tree dont make it a new tree
    its just prettier
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