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Crisco Candle: Easiest, Best Ever(?) Survival Candle

Crisco Candle: Easiest, Best Ever(?) Survival Candle

Postby jpf1030 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:07 am

Howdy All,
I ran across a couple of websites talking about making a survival candle with a can of Crisco. Incredibly, they say it will burn for 45 hours! This could be a life saver if stranded in the cold, be it at home, field or in a vehicle. You simply put a candle wick down in a can of Crisco. They said you can even use a string or rolled up paper. To generate more heat and light, you can even put multiple wicks in the can. We may do a demo of making one of these at the next BSOSC meeting.
I'm sure not promoting Crisco as you could use any brand. The main point is to stock up on some cans of some brand in your storage and make one of these. Get Prepared!!!...jpf
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Candles are always good to have on hand in case the power goes out, but if you get caught without any in your house, you can make a dead simple candle with a tub of shortening and a piece of string.

We've featured a number of DIY lamps for those emergency situations, but it's hard to get any simpler than this. Just pull out a tub of shortening, put a piece of string in the middle, and light it up. Not only will it burn, it'll last for 45 days—enough to get you through a zombie apocalypse or two. eHow recommends using a candle wick, but you should be able to use regular old string, too—some people even say a rolled up piece of paper makes a good wick. For the full step-by-step, check out eHow's guide, and for more tips and tricks hit the link below. Photo by Amy Stephenson.

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