Thursday, December 19, 2019 by Darnel Fernandez
While flashlights are usually enough to give light when the power goes out, having a hefty supply of emergency candles on hand can keep the strain off your devices and help save battery. However, most store-bought candles only last for about six hours and could topple easily, making it quite the fire hazard. Thankfully, you can get as much light as you want for a fraction of the price by making a DIY candle that could last for a hundred hours. (h/t to UrbanSurvivalSite.com)
Surviving an emergency may involve creativity in handling the situation, and making your own candle allows for quite a bit of room for creativity. While you can always stock up on flashlights, lanterns and batteries to keep the light up wherever you go, a little extra variation wouldn’t hurt. You can customize how long a candle burns and be creative with the materials you use, allowing you to use whatever you have around the house.
Making your own candles at home is significantly more cost-efficient than bulk buying them from the store. This DIY candle also lasts significantly longer than store-bought ones, giving you a long-lasting light for long-term scenarios like a blackout. The process is also simple enough that it wouldn’t take you an entire day to make your own.
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If you ever find yourself in need of an emergency light, making your own 100-hour candle can be a good light source in any survival situation. For more stories on survival gear and other DIY projects, visit SurvivalGear.news.
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