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Last we were without any electricity it got me to looking around to see if there were any other non electric lighting options for long term power loss besides the usual kerosene lamps and candles...

...and I found oil lamps.



This one is a 2,000 year old clay design (the design, not the lamp ;  ) and runs on any cooking oil fresh or used. Burns for about 7 hours on one filling which is about an ounce and a half. This makes a reasonably economical source of light. Does anyone else here use oil lamps for emergency lighting? If you do I'd love to see your ideas, as you can make an oil lamp out of just about anything!
 
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