Emergency Preparedness: Make a Giant Candle Out of Crisco

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I’ve been ridiculed for my devotion to food storage, but having grown up in the Midwest I’ve been through unexpectedly long periods of time without power or ability to get to a store thanks to one force of nature or another. This winter I’ll be adding a can of Crisco — it can be very helpful for emergency purposes! Want to know why?

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Although we might not all keep closets stocked with flashlights and cans of tomato sauce shoved under our beds, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt to have an ace in your back pocket on occasion.

The Great Northern Prepper has recently shared this quick tip when it comes to a can of Crisco. With the help of a wick that can be inserted through to the bottom in the case of an emergency, this simple can of shortening can be turned into a candle that burns for roughly 45 days on end — booyah!

Read more: How to Make an “Everlasting Candle” from Crisco at The Great Northern Prepper