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09October

Solar Garden Lights for Emergency Lighting

For power outages: use solar yard lights as night lights indoors. Safer for kids than candles and they last a long time!

Here's a great idea for alternative emergency lighting...

Solar gardens lights... inexpensive, safe, easy to use... illuminate your house when the power goes out!

Posted in Alternative Light, Emergency Supplies - Light & Fire

05September

Lighting Options for When the Power Goes Out

 Romantic isn't it?

Since the dawn of time, man has been looking for new ways to shed light into the darkness. Light dispels our fears, helps us search for things and gives us better visibility for certain tasks. If you don’t already, you need to have back-up lighting for your home

Posted in Alternative Light, Emergency Supplies - Light & Fire

03September

Hour Candles - A Light in Stormy Weather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both decorative and practical this candle is know as the 'hour candle' ....

Posted in Alternative Light, Flame, Emergency Supplies - Light & Fire, Product Guide & Reviews - Latest Product Review

17July

Recycle your old Candles

Recycle your old Candles

Recycle old broken candles by melting and pouring into clean baby food jars for emergency candles ...

Posted in Emergency Supplies - Light & Fire, Projects - Market Idea's & Up-cycling

03July

Make your own Oil Lamp

Picture of Easy and cheap Oil Lantern

Alternative lighting made from scraps of old household material ...

Similar lighting methods were made by early settlers using kero and old tin cans.

Posted in Alternative Light, Emergency Supplies - Light & Fire

01February

How to Make Tallow Emergency Candles

How to Make Tallow Emergency Candles

Candles have been used for light and to illuminate man's celebrations for more than 5,000 years, yet little is known about their origin.

It is often written that the first candles were developed by the Ancient Egyptians, who used rushlights or torches made by soaking the pithy core of reeds in melted animal fat - tallow. However, the rushlights had no wick like a true candle - National Candle Association

 

Posted in Emergency Supplies - Light & Fire

01December

Home made fire starters

Home made fire starters

Make your own fire starters with an empty toilet paper roll and some dryer lint or cotton balls dipped in vaseline.......

Posted in Cooking with Fire, Emergency Supplies - Food and Cooking, Emergency Supplies - Light & Fire

29November

Mobile Campfire

Mobile Campfire

Build this one for your backyard... so that you can still cook or make a cuppa when the power goes out!

Posted in Cooking with Fire, Emergency Supplies - Food and Cooking, Emergency Supplies - Light & Fire

05October

Learn How-to convert an ordinary lantern torch into an LED

Have you ever wondered how to improve your regular lantern torch and turn it into an LED torch...........

Well here you will find out how!

Posted in Emergency Supplies - Light & Fire, Projects - How-to-do-it !!

17September

Waterbottle Light

Waterbottle Light

Are you looking for a safe alternative for outdoor lighting?...

Posted in Emergency Supplies - Light & Fire

20August

DIY Oil Lamp Jar with Natural Incense

Here is an easy DIY Oil Lamp to make....

Not only is it beautiful but it is practical and can be considered part of your emergency supplies.

Posted in Emergency Supplies - Light & Fire

14August

Home-made Firestarters

Home-made Firestarters

Keep wine corks in rubbing alcohol in a sealed jar. Just before lighting a fire, toss a few in under the kindling.

Posted in Cooking with Fire, Emergency Supplies - Light & Fire

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