How to Make a Survival Candle!

 

So you want to make a candle for TEOTWAWKI.  There are a lot of benefits to having lots of candles in a survival situation.  For one, they can help provide heat, even if its a small amount and 2 they provide instant light if electricity goes out.  You can make candles out of various items you already have at home. I made this survival candle out of a 7up can, cardboard, wicks left over from candles made for our wedding and candle wax.  Below is the video showing how to make the candles.
 

 

After the  video I burned the candle till it went out.  The survival candle lasted approximately 4-5 hours and produced much more heat and light than a standard candle.  The wicks are also not necessary but do make it a little easier to lite.  Using candles you already have at home you can make these candles essentially for free.

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One Response to How to Make a Survival Candle!

  1. Lux says:

    A few years ago I did some experiments cooking with a single candle flame. I was able to heat up a can of ravioli. I also preheated some water and then got it boiling with a propane stove. By preheating the water I was able to reduce the propane needed to boil water (about 8 oz I think) by about 40 percent. The next set of tests were going to be boiling water with multiple candle flames but I never got around to it.

    For lighting I prefer a good long run time flashlight:

    How does 360 hours on a set of batteries sound?

    A few years ago I did some experiments cooking with a single candle flame. I was able to heat up a can of ravioli. I also preheated some water and then got it boiling with a propane stove. By preheating the water I was able to reduce the propane needed to boil water (about 8 oz I think) by about 40 percent. The next set of tests were going to be boiling water with multiple candle flames but I never got around to it.

    For lighting I prefer a good long run time flashlight:

    How does 360 hours on a set of batteries sound?

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Flashlight-Mod-Increases-Run-Time-36X/?ALLSTEPS

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