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Burning ‘Off-Road’ Diesel, At $2.60/Gallon, Very Successfully, In My Outdoor Tiki Torches (Rather Than Kerosene Or Citronella).

by Anura Guruge


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NO, I did NOT do this impulsively or recklessly. I have tremendous respect for fire and I did not want anything exploding or burning out of control.

But, I knew that you could burn kerosene in Tiki torches and that diesel and kerosene are closely related — the difference been the amount of ‘refinement’ they receive.

Diesel is far cheaper than ANY OTHER oil you can burn in a Tiki torch or an outdoor lamp. Since, I have my Tikis lit much of the evening I burn a lot of fuel. So, cost was the main motivator. I was NOT going to keep on buying kerosene at $11 a gallon when I am driving past gas stations selling diesel at $2.60/gallon.

So, I did a TON of research. Made sure that I was on solid and safe ground. Well, whatever you burn is flammable. No escaping that. But, I wanted to be careful.

I tried it gingerly. Standing well back. It worked. No different to burning anything else — other than it is smokier. But, I only burn outside well away from anything — and only in winter (when we have snow). So the smoke or smell doesn’t bother anyone.

So, that is the story. Do NOT take my word. Do your own research and convince yourself that there is nothing wrong doing this.

P.S., You can burn ‘off road’ diesel in your in-house oil furnace — and I have.


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Winter Solstice 2019 Is A Month Away And I Persevere With My One-Man Defiance Of Winter Darkness.

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From 2-years ago.


I will NOT let winter darkness get the better of I. I will prevail. I will defy the darkness, spit on it.

The Winter Solstice, my FAVORITE DAY of the year, is just over a month away.

Yes, the Revels are nearly here to help herald in the momentous day. Yes, of course we are going. Haven’t missed a Revels in decades.

So, I, with the help of rechargeable batteries, prove to the world that darkness can be kept at Bay.

Let there be LIGHT.


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The Latest Round, Or At Least String Of Lights, In My Ongoing Battle To Beat Away Winter Darkness.

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Now that I am on a mission and roll, I am continually adding to my repertoire.

Got a string of eight flame effect lights that we hung on the so called ‘family tree’. Also got some battery-powered LED lights, which can glow white, red or green, for my lamps. So, I can dispense with candles. Yes, I had to order a bunch of rechargeable AAA batteries. The cold kills batteries in days.

Not done yet. The Christmas lights will go up soon.

Let there be LIGHT.


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The Avid Sun Worshipper I Am, I Am Waging My Own Personal War Against The Dark.

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My new THING for this winter. SCREW the darkness (though the truth be known darkness does not scare me).

It started with the Halloween lights and the flickering solar-powered flame lights we saw in Rockland, Maine in September. I immediately got some and augmented them with an assortment of candles.

Once we get a base of SNOW I will progress to open flame, REAL tiki torches.

But, I am going to fight the darkness.

Let there be LIGHT.


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We Take Our Halloween 2019 Decorations To The Next Level With A 12′ Inflatable & Even More Lights.

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Our first inflatable! IF we were going to get one, then it had to be the tallest, i.e., 12′. We had seen this one, at a hotel, in Maine last weekend. So, I knew what it looked like.

The flickering flame tiki torches were for I. Again had seen them in Maine. I wanted those BADLY. They are BRILLIANT. Really authentic looking and was on till past mid-night on a 4-hour charge. Might have to get more. In general I am not in favor of solar lights but these look so real and they are not obnoxious in terms of light pollution.

Still have two more sets of lights to put up this weekend. Then we should be done for Halloween. Christmas decorations will go up mid-November.



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