kerosene

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Birchhatchery, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Birchhatchery

    Birchhatchery New Member

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    how long can kerosene be stored in a plastic sealed containor im talking clear kerosene not the pink crap
     
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  3. Birchhatchery

    Birchhatchery New Member

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    and what if it wasn't completly air tight? would it last for at least a year?
     
  4. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    I've read that you can strain it through some wadded up paper towels as cellulose has a high affinity for water. I would think that to be the biggest issue as water in the oil will assist the bacterial growth.

    If it has only been a year and in a somewhat dry space, like a garage or shed, it should be OK. I wouldn't want to burn it in my jet aircraft, but for a lantern it should be alright.
     
  5. Birchhatchery

    Birchhatchery New Member

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    i was just going to load up on a kerosene before it got expensive i got 5 gallon plastic contaors for it i store it in a insulated barn doesnlt have high temp fluctuations also im buring it in heaters one wick radiant heater in the house and one forced air heater in the garage