This is not something that we have talked a lot about but I think we should spend some time on it. Candles; How to make them How to make wicks Waxes Additives Molds Storing Holders and lamps I have been searching the web for information and am sad to say that there is not a lot of information out there that would be useful in the PAW. For instance according to the web the wicks have to be treated so that they will not burn as fast but I have as of yet to find out how that is done. The diameter of the candle determines the diameter of the wick that should be used but have not found a chart or other information about it. The price of molds is outrageous and the price of taper molds are the worst. If I could find some patterns I could make them or have them made for less then I could buy them. How is soy wax made? There are ways to treat the wicks that will give a colored or brighter flame but can not find any info on that. How do you make tallow? If a prepper can make there own candles I think that would help them survive in the PAW. In the PAW ready made supplies may not be readily available so we should know how to make our own.