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Frugal Living Oil Lamp Wick Maintenance

Wick

Frugal Living Oil Lamp Wick Maintenance

Growing up we had Oil lamps in the home in case the electric went out. These Effective and inexpensive forms of Light worked wonderfully keeping the Boogie Man away.  I would say that if you went from home to home in my part of the world as a child. You would find that almost everyone had the same oil lamps. They were as common as soup beans and fried taters. Continue reading

Frugal Living Oil Lamp

Oil Lamp

Frugal Living Oil Lamp

We have talked about Tea Light Candles conveyance of having them as a backup light source. Cheap Small and easy to stash in ever drawer they are at hand all the time. But what if you need more light or just want to find a way to use other things to make Light. Or Gasp you didn’t buy any and now you’re scrounging around trying to find a way to make some form of Illumination.

Let’s take a Page from History. Oil or Fat Lamps have existed you might as well say forever.  In their simplest forms they are a container with fat and a wick of some kind to draw the fat to the end of the wick where the flame Burns and produces light. Continue reading