What Do Readers Think?

Question to readers:

"You recently purchased Lanterns, Lamps & Candles. Was it money well spent? Would you recommend it to friends? How does it rate on a scale of 1 to 10?"


J.S., Oregon: YES. A steal at that price. YES - and I have recommended it and if you need to use me as a reference please do so. Honestly, it's a 10+. Nothing else comes close. LOVED it.

P.P., Colorado: Yes, Yes, 10, Love it thanks!!

D.C., Colorado: A 10 out of 10 from me.

About the Author

Ron Brown is a retired industrial engineer.

He collects lanterns: Petromaxes and Dietzes and Colemans and Mr Heaters and Duplexes and UCO's and Rayos and Aladdins and Guy's Droppers and Leacocks and Kosmos's.

With those lamps — plus an assortment of mantles and fuels — he has conducted hundreds of lighting experiments and comparisons.

As a writer, Ron has published several magazine articles in Countryside, Survive!, Mother Earth News and similar.

About the Book

Lanterns, Lamps & Candles is a comprehensive handbook of non-electric lighting.

If you want a reference book on gardening or firearms or dairy goats, there are thousands to choose from. But non-electric lighting? A handful.

Lanterns, Lamps & Candles is an ebook on CD, in PDF format, mailed to you First Class. You can print it out; there are no restrictions. It contains 70,000 words, 20 chapters, 442 color photos, glossary, and index. I will notify you when it ships.

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What is it you seek?

How to light your house in a blackout? This book covers it.

How to improvise light when you're away from home? This book covers it.

How a pressure lantern works . . . how to change a mantle . . . or the generator in a lantern? Covered.

How to make candles at home . . . alternate lamp fuels like paint thinner or rubbing alcohol or diesel fuel and where they can be used . . . a lamp that burns vegetable oil . . . or butter or margarine or lard? This book covers it.

Safety? The radioactivity of mantles . . . gasoline in a BriteLyt or Petromax . . . carbon monoxide? This book covers it.

Lanterns, Lamps & Candles is self-published. It was sobering to discover that some of the more prominent survivalist Web sites have a two-year waiting list for advertisers.

Gaye Levy (a.k.a. Survival Woman) runs Backdoor Survival, one of the better-known sites. Gaye cautions potential advertisers up front that she is very selective.

So I felt fortunate when she expressed interest in Lanterns, Lamps & Candles. I sent her a copy for review.

Her response: "The PDF is very readable on the iPad…I went through the entire book…I would be honored to have you advertise on Backdoor Survival."


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