It really does not take that much to make your own candles. Grab a tub of lard and stick a candle in it. 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. You can get all hoity-toity and fancy if you want and melt the shortening and pour into mason jars and then use a bigger candle that you can snap in half and BOOM, cheap and easy light for hours on end. The tubs of lard were $2.24 each. You can use Crisco brand, same thing 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.
This tub (in the pic below) is a #5 as far as recycling goes, which means it is microwave safe and the same number as Tupperware. It is perfectly safe to stick a candle in this. A microwave is a helluva lot hotter.
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