How to Make Emergency Candles

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Introduction: How to Make Emergency Candles

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If you are ever in a blackout or dont have candles this is a simple way to

make candles.

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Step 1: What You Need

cotton ball

spoon

potato

butter

knife

lighter or matches

Step 2: Cutting the Potato

first cut the potato in half then cut the ends of so it

will be able to stand.

Step 3: Making a Hole

take the spoon and scoop out the inside but without ripping the skin

Step 4: The Wick

roll out the cotton ball and then take a small amount

and roll into small wicks

Step 5: Fuel

the butter will act like oil. take the butter and place into potato then put the wicks

in. Light and enjoy!

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    16 Discussions

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    WoodieWannabe
    WoodieWannabe

    4 years ago

    South Africans will appreciate this one, thanks to Eskom and loadshedding! :-)

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    WoodieWannabe
    WoodieWannabe

    4 years ago

    South Africans will appreciate this one, thanks to Eskom and loadshedding! :-)

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    mkslocomb
    mkslocomb

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    There is no attachment necessary - the wick simply lays on the side of the potato.

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    MendelM
    MendelM

    5 years ago on Introduction

    LIGHT UP THE DARKNESS SADYA!!!!!! ; ) : ) = ) : D

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    rdunkel1
    rdunkel1

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Anything with a high fatty/waxy content will burn with a wick, plus the wicks can be made out of a variety of different materials as well.
    For centuries rendered animal fat was used to make lamp oil.
    This is a great little instructable to get into the hobby of natural/sustainable lamps.

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    Straklin
    Straklin

    5 years ago

    Nice, could come in handy in a pinch. have you tried other fuel sources, like lard or crisco?

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    astropapi1
    astropapi1

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Bee wax, crayons, the red stuff covering Dutch Cheese, cooking oil, butter... Sky's the limit with candles. :)

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    sadyal
    sadyal

    Reply 5 years ago

    anything that could burn

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    shashant28
    shashant28

    5 years ago

    in india it is called DIYA which is made up of clay , mustard oil is used as fuel

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    sevev7atrows
    sevev7atrows

    5 years ago

    hmm...and maybe a delicious baked potato when the lights come back on.

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    Lancelotlink
    Lancelotlink

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Ah, but the starting conditions stated no candles and I'm sure no specific candle components, but yes, very good. Going to need to remember that one.

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    cacj131
    cacj131

    5 years ago

    Very god! For a wick you could also use bday candle wicks.