[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
[pct-l] Re: [at-l] Alcohol Lantern Design Theory
<< When it worked "right" I just got a small blue flame that
didn't put out any usable light. The only time there was any usable light
was when the wick was burning up, then there was a yellow flame but of
course it only lasted a few minutes till the wick was gone. >>
Sounds like a candle would work better, especially one that is inside a
suitable chimney. Many backpacking candle lanterns are available.
However, if you want to use a fuel that you are already carrying, have you
tried dropping a floating wick into a small container of canola or olive oil?
No, I haven't tried it, but I've seen vegetable oil "candles" that put out
quite a bit of light. About as much as a real candle. Still, a good old
tallow candle seems more practical.