Mar 14, 2016
I live in an area of the Pacific Northwest that's prone to wind storms and power outages due to all of our beautiful old growth trees. This wonderful little oil lantern just saw me through the 4th power outage since purchasing it last year. It's been a real blessing and has helped make power outages a little more fun. It does take a full 20-25 minutes for the first pot of water to heat hot enough for coffee, but subsequent pots heat in about 15 minutes once everything is warmed up. I use the hot water with the French Press Coffee On the Go mug also available from Lehman's to make coffee, and I've used the lantern to heat soup, beans, and heat water for ramen and oatmeal. Oh, and it gives off a lot of good light and heat, too! Great little lantern.
Apr 11, 2015
For lighting it does the same job as any other lantern of this type. Heating food or water is it's weak point. It will take the chill off things if you leave it long enough, but the distance between the flame and the pot makes it very slow and not efficient.