Thursday, February 28, 2013

When the Power Goes Out and You Don't Have a Candle, Try This

Twice this week I've seen ideas (good ideas) on how to deal with a power outage. So I'm sharing.

In the video below, Grant Thompson shows you how to make a candle from a simple stick of butter.
butter 

via Lifehacker

And here's a link to a great milk jug lantern, using only a milk carton, some water and a camping-style headlamp. (Note: this was presented not as an emergency lamp, but as a reading lamp, which makes it doubly great in my opinion).

Aren't these great?

1 comment:

  1. How about burning some rancid cooking oil:

    http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Minute-Oil-Lamp/?ALLSTEPS

    If emergency lighting is the issue, how about a 150 hour run time flashlight for under $6 :

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Rayovac-Bright-10-LED-Mod-150-Hours-Under-600/?ALLSTEPS

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