DIY 50 Hour Survival Candles
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When the lights go out and you need a little light, you could turn to torches. However, what happens if the lights are out for a longer period of time, your torch batteries may run out. This is why it is a good idea to add these diy 50 hour survival candles to your survival kit.

Not only are they easy to make, they are relatively way cheaper than purchasing them already made from survival stores. Besides the providing you with light, they also provide a little heat too. You are basically killing two birds, with one candle. *wink*

DIY Survival Candles You Can Make At Home

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Photo credit: teotwawki-blog.com

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • soy wax flakes
  • canning jars
  • wicks and tabs
  • scissors
  • measuring cup
  • protective gloves
  • large pot (optional)
  • small pot (optional)
  • double boiler (optional)

If you manage to get pre-tabbed wicks, then you can save yourself some time tabbing your wicks or cutting them to the correct height with your scissors. Place one wick per jar, it does not have to be centered at this point.

I too did not have access to a double boiler, so I just used a large pot with a smaller pot on top to melt the soy flakes. Once, melted you can then use the measuring cup to fill each jar to about an inch from the top with the melted soy flakes.

This is the perfect time to center your wicks, by just wiggling them around into position and let it set while the wax cools. I tested these candles, and the most hours I have got out of them so far is 54 hours. Which is not bad, for a candle that costs less than 2 bucks to make, right?

You can follow step by step instructions on the Teotwaki blog, here…

DIY 50 Hour Survival Candles

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