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Homemade Lamps from Everyday Objects

Homemade Lamps from Everyday Objects
Having the ability to create light without needing electricity should be part of everyone’s emergency essentials. While flashlights are certainly helpful, batteries quickly die out so having a store of candles on hand can provide the light and morale boost that one needs to make it through a dark night or two. But what if you didn’t have any candles available? Fortunately there are very simple ways to make homemade lamps from everyday objects found around the house. In this article I’ll be teaching you the principles of how a simple lamp works and showing you a few examples so that if needed you can make your own. How a Lamp Works Both oil lamps and candles are able to continually burn their fuel (wax or oil) through a process called capillary action. Understanding this is the key to creating many different types of wicks for your homemade lamps. Making a Tuna Fish Can Oil Lamp Here’s a simple example of how to make your own oil lamp using a tuna fish can. What you’ll need to do is:

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DIY Mason Jar Oil Lamp Lantern Craft Tutorial for Indoors or Outdoors DIY and create a beautiful oil lamp / lantern from a mason jar. Indoors, or outdoors, your new beautiful oil burning lamp craft will look gorgeous anywhere. A concept idea for using your lantern to burn scented oil has been appended onto the end of this tutorial. Oil lanterns are nice to have when camping, and they’re also great to have around for power outages. These mason jar oil lamps are functional, very inexpensive, fun to make, and sometimes just nice to kick back and stare at for a while. How To Heat Up Your Room Using Just a Candle: This heater is a multi-core steel and ceramic radiator assembly, suspended above the candle on a solid steel stand. The radiator absorbs and concentrates the thermal energy of the candle and converts it into dry radiant space heat. If you burn candles, now you can add their heat to your home or office. There is also an “electric candle” option that uses a 60 watt quartz halogen lamp; that works out to about 6 cents for 10 hours of “burn” time. “Steel has the ability to approach the temperature of its heat source,” says the inventor, “so the solid steel inner core will go as high as 550° Fahrenheit. That high inner temperature is mitigated to a very warm 160° to 180° on the outer surface.

How To: Vegetable Oil Lamp Posted on Oct 04, 2010 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival Source: Judy of the Woods If you like candles, live without electricity, or like to have some lighting back-up, you might like this simple little DIY project. An oil lamp can have a number of advantages over candles and mineral oil lamps: very cheap to run – can even burn used cooking oilthe fumes are less toxic than those of paraffin candles or mineral oil lampsthe production of renewable vegetable oil is less harmful to the environment than petroleum based products (including paraffin candles)for the extreme survivalist, vegetable oil is easier to store in bulk, or can even be produced on the home farmdue to the wider base, more stable than candles, and the flame of any burning wick falling into the oil will be extinguishedodor free when using olive oil Making an oil lamp is very easy, quick and cheap, and gives plenty of opportunity for a creative outlet.

DIY Cheap 100 Hour Candles I am always on the look-out for homemade counterparts to store bought preparations. These DIY ’100 hour candles’ definitely fit the bill. In less than 5 minutes you have an inexpensive, refillable ’100 hour candle’ that will light up your home in the darkest of times. And for you ladies – these homemade alternatives are far more aesthetically pleasing than the store bought versions. Compass Alternatives Compass Instructions and Alternatives ( or How to Find Your Way With or Without a Compass ) Copyright © 1999,2004 by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E. All Rights Reserved. Click Here for a Microsoft WORD printer friendly copy of this article. A good compass has been a valuable asset to explorers, travelers, and hunters for many centuries.

Olive Oil Lamps It's a good idea to be able to know how to create your own light sources in case you ever need them. This is a simple candle that you can put together with things that you already have laying around the kitchen (besides the wick, but I'd recommend keeping that as a regular stockpiled item anyways!) There were many times when we have lost power at our house. 12 More DIY Oil Lantern Ideas - Put It In A Jar We’ve previously covered how to create a mason jar oil lantern, and we’ve covered how to create a rock candle. Now, for inspiration, let’s check out 12 different photos of various bottles, jars, and jugs that were converted into oil lamps or lanterns using the same steps as mentioned in our two tutorials. One of the nice things about making your own oil lamps is that they serve a purpose and will be there when you actually need to have one around.

Hobo Stove Urban survival is a tricky subject to discuss. There are advantages to urban survival. Anywhere you look there are items in trash cans and dumpsters that can be used to improve a survival situation. Cardboard boxes can be used for shelter, newspapers can be used for insulation and to the practical survivor another persons trash can be a treasure. In this case we will use a coffee can to build a stove. Whether you call it a hobo stove, can stove, or just a survival stove, this is a cheap effective way to both cook and stay warm. Thanksgiving & Christmas Themed Oil Lanterns in Jam Jars Mason jar oil lamps are fun, efficient, easy to DIY, and functional! Here’s a complete how-to on making these lamp oil burning, downright awesome lanterns! With Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching quickly, we wanted to create yet another variation to the classic mason jar oil lamp, but this time we added a splash of color that would be fitting for the upcoming Holiday gatherings!

Free Candle Making Instructions Directory Vital Instructions Candle Making Safety Instructions Do not make candles without reading and understanding these rules. Introduction To Candle Making This interactive on-line course teaches the basics of paraffin candle making. The course is 100% free, however you must register to use it. Candle Makers Troubleshooting Guide Just answer the questions for diagnosis and solutions to most candle making problems. Building a DIY microscope This is a story of what happens when a foolish scientist screws stuff up. It’s the story of a DIY microscope, and how it all went terribly wrong. I tried. I really did. I read the instructions through five times. DIY Burning Rock Oil Candle with Mason Jar Reservoir This DIY craft is closely related to our Mason Jar Oil Lamp, and though it is not solely a jar project, it helps to demonstrate the concept of the homemade oil lanterns a little more, and hopefully will spark ideas and creativity for the entire oil lantern category. Instead of using a jar, you’ll be using a slate, or thin rock as your candle, and you’ll do it by applying the same steps as mentioned in the mason jar version. However, we can tie this back into the jar theme a little bit by using a shallow mason jar for the lamp oil reservoir on the bottom of the rock. We’re going to use this one alongside our Halloween decorations this year.

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