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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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?
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...
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.
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...
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 ?
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...