We just went thru a ice storm and we went w/o lights for a few days, I have a generator so all was fine. My question is this,, Can you run cheap kerosene(from the gas pump at the store) in a lantern , you know the ones like on little house on the prairre with a wick you twist up for more light? I had someone tell me NO WAY! but I know people use it in space heaters. I bought a gallon of it for $2.20 and a small bottle of additave to cut the smell. I did not use it but I would like to know I can. You can buy it in a can from the feed store but it is like $7 a gallon, what is the differance? P.S. I do not know if it is K-1 or not, would it matter?