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    Texas, but travel widely

    Default Gift for "Survivalist" who has "everything"

    Christmas or Hanukkah etc gift (I have received worse)

    Calcium Carbide Lamps are no longer used by most people for many good reasons, but they are fun "toys" for the "survivalist" who already has at least one of almost everything. Could be used to help start your tender/fire and see in dark around campsite if there is not a lot of wind, better in a cabin or cave.
    Some high quality antique lamps for sell at yard sales and online but here is a place in India that still makes several models (j k dey dot com):

    One of several sources for the "solid fuel" (cheap carbide dot com):

    Fun informative video:
    Last edited by TXyakr; 12-21-2014 at 06:55 PM. Reason: typos

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    Senior Member randyt's Avatar
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    tip of the mitt


    very cool, years back I had a couple carbide lamps. A justrite with plastic body and one of those brass body lamps. In cold weather a carbide lamp isn't worth a hoot.
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    Cool stuff. Thanks for posting that.

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