Ever need an emergency candle?

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  1. natty bumppo

    natty bumppo 2009 F-150,1998 Coleman Westlake

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    Here's a link to making a candle from household items you might carry when camping.

    http://www.treehugger.com/green-home/6-ways-make-emergency-candle.html
     
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    jerry_ma Member

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    We have toyed with it and made an olive oil lamp.

    Jerry in MA
     
  3. ChocoChock01

    ChocoChock01 On the road aagaain See Rallies below;

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    dougfam Member

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    I wonder if the tuna can candle will make everything smell like burned tuna.
     
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    Pal-O-Mino Life in the slow lane.

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    I like the oil one - gives me something to do with oil fryer grease and old mason jar lids!
     
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    tenttrailer Art & Joyce - Columbus, O

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    Yes there is a need for other lighting source. we have lost power many of times. We have a small propane lantern, which when dry camping works very good for adding a little heat when it's chilly.
     
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    Tuna candle was a new one for me.
    My assumption it is the tuna in oil, not water?
     
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    Symon New Member

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    Freudian slip? LOL.
     
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    Halford Well-Known Member

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    no, since that LED flashlights came out which would last for LOOOOOOOOOOOONG time.
     
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    Better than a fleshlight
     
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    Halford Well-Known Member

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    ummmmm how would a flesh produce light ummmmm
     
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    Ductape Well-Known Member

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    No kidding. Needing an emergency candle went out in 1978.
     
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    Used to make tuna-candles all the time in the Boy Scouts when I was a kid. Having just lost power in my new house last weekend, we ordered some emergency lighting until my generator is brought down from my dad's house. Found a 12-pack of LED lights that look like a standard light switch. They are magnetic, have velcro tape, and screw mounts already attached. Placed them all around my house and the small apartment that I rent out. About $45 shipped from Amazon.
     
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    1380ken Well-Known Member

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    google it
     
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    Halford Well-Known Member

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    When Hurricane Katrina and Rita hit Alabama, the power at my house went out for a week. Our neighbor was always the last to have power back up in the city of Birmingham. I used the landscape solar powered LED lights which were helpful inside the house! I had 12 of those in different parts of the house. but now I live in California... I can imagine the power be out for weeks after a big earthquake.
     
  17. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I have several candle lanterns that I take when canoe camping, and have the citronella candles in a couple for bugs, I have a generator for the house and also for the RV, I also have Coleman lanterns too but seldom use them as I prefer it to be quiet.
     

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