The Perfect Christmas Gift

The perfect prepping Christmas gift—an kerosene lamp! 


The Perfect Christmas Gift

By John from Iowa, Editor-At-Large



Time’s running out, and if you haven’t found that hard to get person a gift yet, you could be in potential trouble!


Here’s an idea that will hopefully help. Try giving a Prepping gift, like a kerosene lamp! Wally World has a nice selection of kerosene lamps at prices that should fit into any budget. There are various decorative glass styles, but they even have the old outside barn style too. This, with a bottle of lamp oil, would make the perfect Prepping gift without breaking the bank. The lamp oils even come in various scents if you want add a special touch.


If the time comes when it is needed in a power outage, you’ll be thanked many times over! Kerosene lamps are much safer than candles, and were used in our recent past for many years. Good common sense must prevail in their use though, as with any item that uses fire. For a long while they were the only source of night time light that there was. The Amish still use them to light their homes to this day.


Most of the lamps come with instructions on how to trim the wick. Remind the gift recipient to pay close attention to it and do it for the best lighting results.



Note- My name is John, and I’m new to this website. I’ve been asked to share some of my knowledge of Prepper related topics with the other users of this site. I’ve been prepping for close to 50 years in one form or another, and I look forward to working with John and Bev in bringing you the useful info that you might be looking for. If there is a particular subject you’d like more info on, please ask. I’ll do my best to answer it, or get you pointed in the right direction. I don’t have all the answers, but I can usually find someone who does.

                                             John from Iowa



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