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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does anyone have a solid online source for inexpensive bulk candles? Say in the neighborhood of 0.25 to 0.30 per? Basic white candles. I did take a look at the E-Bay offerings, but there were so many listings, most of them junk or inappropriate for SHTF, (i.e. I'm not interested in something...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    You Can’t Have Too Many Candles I have always liked candles. In a dark room, a single candle will provide enough light to safely move around without showing much from the outside. Lately I have been buying candles at garage sales and thrift stores for 25 cents, 50 cents, or a dollar for the...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've been reading the different threads about candles - pillars, tea lights, votive, beeswax, etc. I do tend to agree that the taper style throw the most light for power outages. The fatter candle tend to hollow out and throw a glow than direct light. I'm wondering if anyone has had any...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A week or two ago I posted requests for ideas for uses with old baby food jars. Thanksgiving weekend my daughter and I made candles with the baby food jars. We put the wax into a mason jar and boiled the water in the pot until the wax melted. We purchased three pounds of wax from Hobby...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Was wondering what you guys carry for a candle if any in your back pack? Are all candles about the same on burn time to size ratio? Is some brands of candles better than others? I picked up a couple of the white emergency candles that I believe have a 12hr burn time. Anything better than this as...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was wondering, what are some of the longest burning candles, and how can I make them (what kind of wax, are there additives)?
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was thinking about making some of my own candles. I have never done this except when i was a kid @ camp at age 10,,, any how.. how much makes what? how many quart sized jars will a pound of wax make? what is a good burn rate? what is the best wick? thanks.
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok I came up with this idea last night. I was looking at my wifes old candles that were burned out with no more wick and i got cheap. I decided to melt the candles back down and reuse the wax. The only problem is I am cheap and didn't want to buy wicks. Ok enter phase 2 of my thought...
  9. Urban Survival
    This past weekend my wife made a bunch of candles. She used pint jars, half pint jars and some other jars to make about 30 candles. The wicks are 6 inches long, which work really well for the pint jars, but you lose a litle bit when you trim the wick on 1/2 pint jars.
  10. British Isles and ROI
    I'm sure many know how to do this but for them that don't here are two SHTF candle's I just made, the small one has been burning a good hour now and the large one around 40 mins. You will need jar or tin, I used cotton wool wrapped around barb q sticks, cocktail stick would work, I used...
  11. Urban Survival
    What candles are best to have for maximum light . Or how can a person make homemade candles for maximum brightness for indoor light in disasters. what makes a candle brighter than another anyway? is the wick thicker or longer ?
  12. Urban Survival
    My wife making some home made candles. We get the mason jars from wal-mart, she orders all the rest of the stuff. The wicks are hot glued into the bottom of the jars. Use a big pot, with water in the bottom and a smaller pot sitting in the bigger pit to melt the wax. This helps prevent...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This is a video my wife and I put together of her making some candles. She has been making candles for about 4 years now.
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