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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...
  • Deborah Beilman

    who knew? I didn't! Tub of Crisco and a string ... emergency candle that will burn through the zombie apocalypse! (45 days)

  • Christie McDonald

    Emergency Candle. Just put a wick in it and it will last for about 45 days! Awesome and kinda disgusting to think we eat that! Great Idea for food storage ~ashlie

  • Dani Miller

    Crisco can make a great emergency candle. Things to know: This candle can burn for up to 45 days nonstop. The flame will burn smaller than on a wax candle

  • Lakota LaRoche

    who knew? I didn't! Tub of Crisco and a string ... emergency candle that will burn for 45 days!! I just may put Crisco on my shopping list! (I would imagine you would need a wick and not just a string, but still a good idea to try)

  • Tamara @ Gourmetmama's Kitchen

    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.

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