How To: 4 Crafty Ways to DIY an Emergency Oil Lamp

4 Crafty Ways to DIY an Emergency Oil Lamp

If you're ever in a survival situation where you have no electricity and you're fresh out of flashlight batteries, fear not. By using commonplace items such as glass containers, old T-shirts, and cheap vegetable oil, you can very easily put together your own DIY oil lamp that will brighten up that darkness for hours. And no matter how fancy those store-bought scented candles can smell, none of them will smell as good as a DIY lard candle made with your leftover bacon grease. 

Got your own DIY techniques for creating light when there is no electricity? Share with us in the comments below. 

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4 Crafty Ways to DIY an Emergency Oil Lamp


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Special thanks to my friend Narinda who gave me inspiration for this blog post! :)

Thanks for that urawaza Yumi. I was wondering if you have a picture of the final result to see how shinny is the light. Do you have that ? Thanks in advance :)

I've actually yet to try it myself, though my friend who gave me the idea for this post in the first place has tried it with success! (And if anyone has tried or planning on trying it, please take pics and post links here)

I'll give it a try as soon as I can and will let you know :)

Yumi! After almost a month of experiments and spillage, I finally wrote about my oil lamp experiences: http://transitionalzone.blogspot.com/2012/04/morning-light-diy-oil-lamp-lust.html Ah, so satisfying!

amazing! Take a look everyone!

3 attempts at DIY oil lamp

Great ideas! Another quick light source could be grabbing one of your solar lights from the yard and bringing it inside for the night.

It's nice discover for emergency light, thanks for that.

Great ideas! Another fast light could be getting one of your solar lighting from the garden and providing it inside for the night.

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