@Illuviaporos - I'm not against people using hurricane lamps, because I also think they are an excellent back up and honestly I really like the way outdoor hurricane lamps look.
But you can get flashlights which double as lanterns and are just as sturdy.
And no matter how you cut it a lantern containing kerosene can be dangerous, particular if there are kids around.
If you want to have hurricane lamps and particularly if you anticipate using them in an emergency, you should make sure to learn how to use them properly.
It might not seem that difficult to thread in a new wick, for example, but it can be tricky and if your first go is in the dark during a hurricane you might never get the hang of it.
I would also suggest being very careful about where you keep the refills for the lamp, and keep it as clean and rust free as you can to help prevent any accidents.