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A simple instructable to teach you how to make an easy candle for camping or surviving in the wild, and also it is a great alternative to using electric lights.

Step 1: Items needed

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All you need is a glass jar or anything else to melt your wax,four to six tea light candles,an empty Altoids tin,and either super glue or a hot glue gun.

Step 2: Removing metal and wicks from candle

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Remove the metal from the tea lights and also CAREFULLY remove the metal base and wick and save them for later.

Step 3: Preparing altoids tin

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Glue down the wicks for the tea lights into the bottom of the Altoids tin.  You can either put one in the middle or one on the left and right(i prefer to put two wicks) but in the picture I tried it with only one.

Step 4: Melting the max and preparing the candle

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To melt the tea lights place them all in a safe,thick canning jar and place the jar in a pot.  Fill the pot up with enough water to cover enough of the sides of the jar but not to much that it will go into the jar.  Heat the water on your stove gradually until all of the tea lights melt.  Once the wax is in liquid form pour it into the Altoids tin and either let it sit out disturbed to harden or place in the freezer to let it harden quicker.  And that is all you need to do to make a cool camping or emergency survival candle and also is a great way to cut down on using electricty on lights.
 
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