Emergency Candle with Crisco

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


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  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.
     

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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism 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
     
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