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IF you can find it other than as wick material itself, braided fiberglass is the way to go as it doesnt burn away as fast. As I posted in the other lamp thread, OIL IS OIL IS OIL doesnt matter what kind. Even used motor oil will work, however it IS smokier, and should be reserved for outdoor use. Historically this type of lamp has been called a HOBO LAMP. If you are serious about prepping start saving your used motor oil and refiltering it. It would be fairly simple to make a gravity fed filter to help clean it up by letting it drip through semi pervious material like news print over time...
 
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