I recently watched a show about surviving when lost in the arctic, one of the recommended items was a survival candle which can burn for a long time and after looking around at various websites and instructables on making one i settled on making my own design from the masses of tin cans i had lying around

Step 1: Equipment

For this instructable you will need ;

- Any size can
- Pliers
- scissors
- sharp knife or cutting tool
- cardboard
- wax (enough to fill half the can)
- wick (optional)

Step 2:

First off you will need to take the inside rim of the can off as shown in the picture

Step 3:

next cut the can exactly in half

Step 4:

now you need to crimp the top half as shown in the pic

Step 5:

then the top should simply slide into the bottom half of the can

Step 6:

next cut up your cardboard into strips the same length as the bottom half

Step 7:

next wrap them into a circle and insert them into the can

Step 8:

now melt the wax and pour it in

now leave for it to cool down

Step 9: Fire

now your ready to light

this candle in particular burnt for 3 hours in light rain without going out
<p>sexy candle</p>
I just finished making one and it worked great. Very neat project.
Nice variation on a good ol fashioned buddy burner. You can also cook on this, if you rig up a pot stand or grill. Burns nice and hot for a long time. When I was a kid in the scouts we made something like this and cooked on it in camp. One caution though: sometimes this type of burner smokes, a lot! So best to use outdoors or in a well ventilated area, not in your tent or home.
Most excellent. t looks like you could light, heat and cook on it!
That's really neat! Good job.
I think you need some more pictures on this instructable... i know the type of thing you're building and to be honest (and i mean you no disrespect) it needs pictures, and perhaps more than three steps... If you could improve this you would have an instructable people could follow more clearly<br><br>If you would like any help let me know :)
there you go, i would like your feed back on this one
That's alot better welldone :)
yh thanks i havn't finnished uploading all of them yet so it shall be done soon<br>

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