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HEAT-SOURCE CANDLES FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS STORAGE

HEAT-SOURCE CANDLES FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS STORAGE

Postby jpf1030 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:00 pm

Howdy All,
My oldest son sent the below "how to" on making homemade emergency heating, and of course lighting, candles. It would probably be a good idea to make some of these to have in your storage...jpf
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HEAT-SOURCE CANDLES
FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS STORAGE

1 – 46 oz. can of slivered shavings
1 – 46 oz. can of sawdust
1 ½ pounds of candle was or paraffin
1— #10 can with lid

DIRECTIONS:

Blend the shavings and sawdust together.

Melt wax, by double-boiler method, but be careful with it. The melting point is 145° and the pouring point is 160°. CAUTION! When it gets hotter, it will ignite easily and explode! That’s why you want a double-boiler method for melting.

After wax is melted, using a wooden spoon, mix 4 cups (1 cup at a time) with the sawdust & shavings that were previously blended.

Tape your wick (which can be heavy string or rug yarn) to the bottom of the can and then pack the mixture around the wick with a wooden spoon.

Pour an inch of CLEAR wax on top of this to seal the candle.

CAUTION! WHEN USING, VENTILATE THE ROOM!

This candle should burn about 36 hours and keep a 12'x14' room warm. It can be used for light, heat and cooking. To keep a roaring fire, occasionally scrape the surface of the candle. DO NOT USE WATER TO PUT OUT THE FLAME. Smother the candle. To relight the fire, touch a match to the surface. Replace the plastic lid after the can has cooled to protect the unused portion.

NOTE: Wood shavings cause candle to smolder rather than cause a flame. To stop candle, cut off the oxygen source by placing a metal or cast-iron pan on top.
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