Petromax brings timeless design and outstanding quality to your outdoor experience. From the legendary kerosene lamp, handy for any outdoor Situation (be it your back garden or the jungle) to grill and cooking equipment, Petromax understands its craft inside out. It is almost poetic that everything started with a bright light in the middle of nowhere. In 2001, business student Jonas Taureck set out on a great adventure with his self-converted heavy 1963 Magirus- Deutz truck. He and a friend drove all the way from Hannover to Africa, an almost 20,000-kilometre journey. When the truck broke down in the African desert, they were forced to stop in a tiny village. That is when Taureck discovered the traditional kerosene lamp and immediately fell in love. Little did he know that these high-pressure lamps would change his life forever.