I might have revised how much value the heater is.
As you may know I like Tilley Lamps and often they are adequate to both light and heat my Dandy.
The ex british military Bialaddin Lamp is possibly slightly superior with the German Petromax Lamp and it's many copies an equal to the Tilley the Petromax lantern being copied by Butterfly, Wenzel, Egret Brand, Sea Anchor, Hipolito, Geniol, etc
As you may be aware or not there is a NATO wide or certainly USA desire to become a one fuel army hence attempts have been made to produce Diesel motorcycles and such.
Now despite the fact that anywhere that there are planes and helicopters Jet A Jet A1 or JP-8 are present and all are close enough to paraffin to allow lanterns to work America has decided it needs a Diesel lantern.
Petromax Lanterns new from £85.00 to £120.00 Nobody seems to be selling the copies now other than wholesale.
Tilley lamps still made in the UK £120.00
Bialaddin lamps No longer made in Halifax but in South Korea £180.00
So BriteLyt of the USA are now manufacturing a version that will burn Diesel and has whole host of additional features. A heater that can be used with or without the mantle, a wire mesh globe and an attachment to use the light or heater set up to power a stove. Oh it has a couple of reflectors as well. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
I'm so impressed that they stress how high the quality is then warn of sharp parts.
Nice little video to finish off with. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Think that if I was making a video and demonstrating how to pack and unpack the product I'd put the big metal dividing plate back in when I re packed.
So how much will this integrated light heat and cooking system cost? It's reduced from $500.00 to $450.00.
Does my Riviera heater become worth another £100 if I put a stew on top of the grating panel?
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