Re: Kerosene Question Solved???
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 29 Aug 1997 21:43:29 -0400
I won't speak for most countries, but down here, South of The Mason-Dixon
Line, you buy lamp oil in quart bottles at the drug store or the K-Mart.
Kerosene is sold by places like Farm Bureau, Southern States, the Grange,
and gas/petrol stations, by the gallon into the container you bring with you.
Lamp oil is also usually colored and often scented. You keep it around
for hurricane season and squirrel suicide season (an incredible number of
squirrel leap into electric transformers like Polynesian Virgins into the
Of course, you probably CAN use kerosene (a.k.a. coal-oil) in an oil
lamp, but I don't think I want to risk it. Color me yellow?
On Fri, 29 Aug 1997, B P Hynes / NTnet wrote:
> In most countries, Lamp Oil and Kerosene are the same thing. (I learned
> more than I ever wanted to about stove fuels running a program called
> "Don't be Fuelish" at CJ97)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Charles E. Dobbs [SMTP:gilwellb@ISAT.COM]
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 1997 7:48 PM
> > To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L
> > Subject: Re: Kerosene Question Solved???
> > As a former rock musician and pyrotechnician, I do get asked to start
> > a lot
> > of campfires. The best thing I have found(cheap and effective) is lamp
> > oil.
> > Lamp oil will burn but won't explode. It hasn't failed me yet.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City