Emergency Candle with Crisco

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Kelly Marie, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Kelly Marie

    Kelly Marie Monkey

    Looks good to me.
    Make a 45 day candle with a tub of Crisco and a wick.
    I suppose you would have to watch it well. It also says you can put the Crisco in jars and use them as candles instead.
    Will look for Crisco. Would like to store it in my shop (outbuilding) but the mice that sometimes appear could eat into it. I have most food items in food grade buckets. Not sure how to store Crisco unless inside somewhere.

    Last edited: Feb 2, 2014
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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Crisco isn't fussy about storage. Keep it sealed up, more or less; in normal kitchen environments, it'll last for years. At least, that's my experience. (There's no substitute for reading the label.) Look for it near the flour and sugar in the supermarket aisles.
  3. Kelly Marie

    Kelly Marie Monkey

    But I like to keep items stored out in an outbuilding....sometimes there are mice. Would not want the crisco eaten into.
    So I guess more mouse poison will be on my list.
  4. cdnboy66

    cdnboy66 Monkey++

    it would also store nicely in a metal coffee can, the lid would be the weak link, but tape some steel wool over it and I bet it would be good
  5. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

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  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Nice Zombie resurrection @Ganado !
  7. Imasham

    Imasham Monkey

    @cdnboy66: Crisco comes with a metalized peel off lid that is removed when you first open the can and a plastic lid for covering later.

    @Kelly Marie: a cat would be a better option for rodent control in an outbuilding.
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  8. smithcp2002

    smithcp2002 Monkey+++

    Can not sacrifice my butter for light!!! What would my cast iron pans eat?
  9. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Buy empty quart and gallon steel paint cans at Homer Depot and Lowes. Perfect for Crisco storeage, totally rodent proof. I am thinking rodents likely would have no interest in it anyway.
  10. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    me either @smithcp2002 =) i would go without light before i would give up my butter =)
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