Step 1: Things You'll Need:
2. Wick: I happened to have a wick from an old lantern that was lying around, but you could just as easily use a shoelace (plastic ends cut off) or any rolled up piece of cloth. *TIP* You'll want to use 100% cotton shoelaces, not synthetic. Synthetic will melt instead of burn and could lead to serious injuries. Thanks to user "Sedition"
3. Knife: I used my Leatherman c305 to cut a hole in the lid of the jar.
4. Lamp Oil: This will be used as fuel in the mini lantern. You can use other fuels such as Kerosene but they produce a lot of soot that will quickly build up.
5. Matches: To light the lamp when finished.
Step 2: Pierce the Lid:
Step 3: Wick:
The longer the wick above the lid, the higher the flame will be. I recommend you leave the wick no longer than 1/2 inch.
Step 4: Finishing Up:
Make sure you don't overfill the jar. I usually don't fill more than about halfway and it lasts plenty of time.
Step 5: Final Product:
And that's pretty much it. A full jar of lamp oil is usually more than enough to get me through the time the power is out. This simple little lantern has helped me out quite a bit when I've needed it. It takes next to no time to make and doesn't require much to make. When it comes time to transport it, I just replace the lid with one that has no hole in it, this way it won't leak in my pocket. Hope everyone has enjoyed my first Instructable, and don't forget to vote if you liked it. Thanks.