Saturday, January 3, 2009


When preparing for emergencies, some of the first considerations are clean water, food, shelter, and in cold climates like ours--heat. My main concern in this house has been heat. We have gas heat so if the gas flow is interrupted OR the electricity goes out, we have no heat and the place cools off in a hurry! We have an old wood stove outside waiting for us to get some triple wall pipe so we can install it somewhere in this tiny old house, so it's not doing much good right now. So for Christmas this year, Santa brought us a kerosene heater (he got it used on ebay for about $70 including shipping).
I'm pretty excited, but to be honest, I don't have the slightest idea how it works! I'll be picking up some kerosene next time I'm in town and it has an instruction book with it, so I should be able to figure it out . . . :) Feeling better about not freezing anyway.


Sharla said...

Pretty nifty. By the way, you've been tagged at my momnerd blog.

Emily said...

Cool heater. Eric had one of those when we went on my buffalo hunt and it worked swell. So if you can't figure out how to use it, just ask Kevin or Eric. :)

theotherryan said...

My Dad heated his house for years with a pair of Kerosense heaters. They were a lot more economical (and also pay as you go) than electric. Kept the place comfortable and it didn't matter if the power went out.

If you are still confused on how to use it google the make and model for a manual. Should be pretty easy. Obviously Kerosene goes in the tank. There is likely some sort of a wick. Either it has a push button spark lighter or you use a match. Neat purchase.