Tim Matson surveys an often overlooked aspect of independent living?firelight. In this completely revised and updated classic, Matson describes in lively detail all the elements of firelight?beginning with an explanation of the lighting system he developed from his Vermont home. ? The romantic history and modern molding of candlepower? Traditional kerosene lamps? The versatile Aladdin? Liquid propane (LP) gas lights? Kerosene and gas pressure ...
Tim Matson surveys an often overlooked aspect of independent living—firelight.
In this completely revised and updated classic, Matson describes in lively detail all the elements of firelight—beginning with an explanation of the lighting system he developed from his Vermont home.
• The romantic history and modern molding of candlepower• Traditional kerosene lamps• The versatile Aladdin• Liquid propane (LP) gas lights• Kerosene and gas pressure lanterns (the Coleman)• Incandescent mantle safety• The "Return of Firelight" from glass-fronted hearths and stovesIn addition, Matson shows how to select, assemble, install, and safely maintain these non-electric sources of light. This guide will be indispensable for vacation homes, camps, boats, RVs, independent homesteads—and anywhere in a blackout.
Tim Matson, a writer and aquaculture consultant, has been advising people how to build and maintain ponds and wetlands for more than 25 years through Earth Ponds, his pond design and restoration consulting firm. He has written numerous magazine articles on ponds and aquaculture for Yankee, Harrowsmith Country Life, Country Journal, and Vermont Life. He is also the author of the Earth Ponds books and video and The Earth Ponds Sourcebook. He lives in Thetford Center, Vermont.
Firelight Revisited: An Introduction to the Second Edition ix
An Explanation 1
Kerosene and Parrafin Wick Lamps 11
Aladdin Light 22
Lantern Light 37
Liquid Propane Gaslight 48
Incandescent Mantles 59
The Return of Firelight 67