I bought two of these for use on camping trips, and also as emergency lights - yes, hurricane lamps do work well when your power is out from a hurricane. They lamps are a little flimsy, but do work well. No problems with broken glass on either one, and that includes a few camping trips where they bounced around in the bed of a truck for a weekend. As long as you are careful with them, I think they'll work just fine. Make sure you don't overfill the tank or it will leak all over the place. Overall, I would say they are a good buy for the money.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]