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Make an Emergency Candle Out of a Tub of Crisco

Candles are always good to have on hand in case the power goes out, but if you get caught without any in your house, you can make a dead simple candle with a tub of shortening and a piece of string. You can contact Whitson Gordon, the author of this post, at . You can also find him on , , and lurkin...
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    Make an Emergency Candle Out of a Tub of Crisco. Candles are always good to have on hand in case the power goes out, but if you get caught without any in your house, you can make a dead simple candle with a tub of shortening and a piece of string. We've featured a number of DIY lamps for those emergency situations, but it's hard to get any simpler than this. Just pull out a tub of shortening, put a piece of string in the middle, and light it up. Not only will it burn, it'll last for 45 days.

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