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It really does not take that much to make your own candles. Grab a tub of lard, then transfer the lard to canning jars. If you have pockets of air in the lard, simply put the jar in the microwave to melt the lard, which will fill in the holes (air pockets). Once the lard gets hard in the jar, stick a candle in it. I use birthday candles.
8 ounces will burn eight hours a day for 16 days. 16 ounces will burn eight hours a day for 32 days. 32 ounces will burn eight hours a day for 64 days. Who burns a candle that long anyway?
I DO NOT BURN CANDLES ANYWHERE BUT THE KITCHEN. That's just me. Even then the candles are on the stove sitting in a cast iron skillet. That's just me. We have cats. Cats and candles DO NOT mix.
IF I do burn a candle in the bathroom, then the candle sits in the sink, I don't even put candles on the countertop . . with or without cats. I'm just very careful with candles.
The tubs of lard were $2.24 each. You can use Crisco brand, same thing, it just costs more. Click the pic and go to the SURVIVAL PREPPING PAGE and find everything you need for quick, easy and safe food prepping.
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