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In this instructable we will be making candles small and portable enough to fit in a survival kit or camping pack of some sort. This is my first instructable (applause) as well as an entry in the summer camping challenge. These should be compact enough to take with you camping and pretty easy to make and I hope you don't run into any problems along the way. And if you do I am pretty sure there is a way to contact me on my account that I don't know about quite yet (probably because I created this account about two minutes ago.)

Step 1: Gather Materials

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The materials you are going to need are pretty basic: a water bottle cap, a small candle, a small jar, some glue, and a frying pan
 
jebwebs3 years ago
With the number of 'caps' being tossed each year, this is not a bad idea. Just need to save both caps and used wax, a length of wick. I'd crazy glue the wick to the base, faster than Elmer's. A bag of 3-4 of these in the glove box of a car could take a little out of the sting of being stranded in a ditch.

Would also look for larger caps such as those on 1gal bleach jugs when wanting the candle to last longer. Bigger the cap, longer the burn.

the little candles are very cute, but what is the purpose? You are basically just moving the wax and wick from one candle to another. This candle may be smaller, but tea lights can be very small too, and just as easily portable. Nice ible, tho. i like it. :)
I made those before!
bobert6103 years ago
I love this ible! i always love melting down wax and making my own candles, but this is such a good way to make my candles!
tjesse4 years ago
What is the difference between the the original candle and the new one?
I believe it is a lot smaller than most candles and can be kept in a pocket for portable 5-10 minute candlelight. much smaller that a tea light
meddler3 years ago
This might be a good way to use left over wax from candle stubs.
l8nite4 years ago
its a candle not a lantern but it is a nicely done "ible"
This would be a great edition to any altoids survival kit!
scoochmaroo4 years ago
Very cute and clever!!