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I am all for propane & a generator, over the lamp oil or kerosene.
Wax candle can be safe if you use a glass chimney, they are easier & safer to store.
I like the lamp because it does not smell.
 
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Noooo...... waste of good fuel.
Solar panels & LED lights go 100,000 times further
True, but nights, cloudy days propane generator works well, and if you have one now, why not use up the stores after the fall, then move on to just solar & lamp oil.
 

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SWEET SMELLING KEROSENE

One way to freshen the scent of burning kerosene lamps is to add a few drops of potpourri essential oil to each lamp full of kero. I have tried vanilla scent and mulberry scent so far, and they completely mask the distinctive kerosene aroma. Only a few drops of the essential oils are needed, and the price per 1/4 fl oz is certainly not excessive considering the limited quantities used.

Sweet smelling kerosene additives for kerosene heaters are usually 1/3cc or 91% alcohol, an ounce or two of Low Odor Mineral Spirits and a few drops of potpourri oil. The cost per treatment is negligible if you make it yourself, plus you have the added advantage of using the potpourri essential oil of your choice.

There are two types of potpourri scents: alcohol based and water based. You want the alcohol based variety.

If you guys out there don't know what potpourri essential oils are, ask a woman...it's a girl thing.

SWEET SMELLING KEROSENE
Off subject: Vanilla in paint will cover the smell of drying paint, also.
 
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