DIY Soda Can Survival Lantern
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Millions of people worldwide are afraid of the dark. So it is only natural that when the sun goes down people will need some sort of light. You could light up this campfire that lasts all night , diy 50 hour survival candles or just have a torch in your survival kit. Another option would be to make this diy soda can survival lantern.

This is a super easy project, will probably take you a maximum of 5 minutes to set up. The required materials are not only affordable, but can even be found for free like the aluminum cans. The tea candles are available from any dollar store, most households have these lying around the house.

How To Make A Lantern From A Soda Can

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • aluminum soda or beer can
  • utility knife
  • tea light or small candle
  • lighter or matches

Step By Step Instructions:

Step 1.

Cut a slit about an inch below the top of the
can and halfway horizontally around the can.

Step 2.

Repeat the same cut parallel to the top one
about an inch from the bottom of the can.

Step 3.

Then make a cut through the center of the two
cuts you made in the steps above.

Step 4.

You should be able to open out two flaps that
will become reflectors for the candle light.

Step 5.

Place a small candle or tea light on the bottom
of the can and light it. That’s it!

If the tab of the can is still in place you can turn it up and use it to either carry the lantern around or hang it up somewhere. When the candle burns out you can just replace it with another. Also when not in use, you can close the flaps for easy storage.

You can watch the video below on how to make a soda can lantern…


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