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DIY Oil Lamp

When a power outage strikes, hopefully your emergency supplies are up to date, complete with emergency power and lighting gear/options. Keeping a variety of flashlights, headlamps, and lanterns (along with batteries or solar power options to keep them charged) is ideal, but if your batteries runs out before the power turns back on, try making this DIY Oil Lamp to light your adventure.

The San Francisco Globe shows us how to make an oil lamp that can last for 6-8 hours, using two common household items: an orange and some olive oil. Check out the tutorial here.

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Photo Courtesy of the San Francisco Globe

6 thoughts on “DIY Oil Lamp”

  • Scotty

    Wow... Who knew! I love this type of information. :) Keep it up.

    • beprepared

      Haha, thanks for reading our blog and being the first to comment on this post . . .
      Angela : )

  • Dar

    Love the idea. However, one question. What is the wick made from?

  • Yvonne Jacobs
    Yvonne Jacobs June 6, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Is there a particular reason why you don't provide the option to link to your blog articles via Facebook? There are several posts that I would have been happy to share that way but couldn't. A very general "liking" of your website is not as effective at inviting people to your website as sharing a useful article that could lead people to want to know what else you have to offer.

  • Nancy Cuppett

    Awesome! I have an emergency preparedness blog and I love finidng DIY project like this to help in am emergency. I will share this on my blog--

  • mary o

    How about putting a Pinterest or Twitter button so we could either save it or tweet it !

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