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bacon fat candle!  I know, I know...not a really good use for that liquid gold we collect...but...alright fine...this idea sucks!

The Bacon Candle!

Haha this would be funny as a gift - DIY Bacon Candle - have the smell of bacon any time. (Instead of drilling a hole for a wick, tape a wick in the center of the jar before pouring the bacon grease in.

One of the best survival fire-making tools is a combination of cotton balls and petroleum jelly, and you can make these firestarter kits for pennies.    Basically, you infuse (or gob) the cotton balls with Vaseline or some petroleum jelly derivative (such as Chapstick, Purell handcleaner, etc). When you need to make a fire, fluff up the cotton (as much as you can), and light it with a shower of sparks from a magnesium stick, match, or butane lighter.

One of the best survival fire-making tools is a combination of cotton balls and petroleum jelly, and you can make these firestarter kits for pennies. Basically, you infuse (or gob) the cotton balls with Vaseline or some petroleum jelly derivative (such as

Make a fire starter that burns for 10 min. out of Vaseline, a cotton ball, and aluminum foil. 31 crazy camping tricks that will make your life easier

30 crazy camping tricks that will make your life easier

This is the quickest and best way to start a fire in adverse conditions. Take a small square of foil, a cotton ball coated with Vaseline and fold the cotton/vaseline soaked ball into the foil in a small square. When you need to start a fire, cut an X in

Emergency lamp from table salt and oil

How to Make an Emergency Lamp from Common Household Items Materials: Vegetable oil Baby food jar or votive candle jar (I got mine from Goodwill) Table salt wooden toothpick cotton (must be cotton, not a blend) nail polish remover matches

Toothpaste Dots for Camping… Lay out foil sheet or parchment and make rows of dollops of toothpaste. Allow to dry for 2-4 days. Sprinkle baking soda on top to keep from sticking. Repackage in small bags. To use simple pop one dot in your mouth, chew, then add a small amount of water in your mouth and start brushing. This tip reduces weight in your pack.

DIY Toothpaste Dots for camping. Lay out foil sheet or parchment and make rows of dollops of toothPASTE. Allow to dry for days. Sprinkle baking soda on top to keep from sticking. Repackage in small bags. To use simple pop one dot in your mouth, chew, t

Forget emergency candles. a crayon will burn for about 30 minutes 30 Outdoor Travel Hacks To Turn You Into A Backpacking Badass View The Recipe Details

Some pretty cool camping/outdoor hacks in this one. Forget emergency candles, a crayon will burn for about 30 minutes 30 Outdoor Travel Hacks To Turn You Into A Backpacking Badass

How to Put Together an Emergency Preparedness Kit. This is the car one, and includes a dog one

How to Put Together an Emergency Preparedness Kit

Emergency kit for the car. It has a blanket, an extra pair of sneakers and socks (just in case you are wearing heels or sandals and need to vacate the car and walk), a flashlight, a power flare, and water.

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