Every good emergency kit should include some emergency candles. Candles are the perfect survival tool and have been used throughout time to do everything from lighting a room, to providing extra heat during an emergency.
Emergency Candles are an important item to have in your survival kit:
- They are great for providing you with hours of light and are more dependable than any flashlight on the market.
- Candles in a small room or tent can help provide extra heat. They can help you stay warm during a winter emergency.
- Cooking – Believe it or not, a good candle can actually provide you with enough heat to cook, or boil a small amount of water. Check out our Candle radiator instructions to help capture the candle heat for cooking.
- Lighting Fires – It’s a lot easier and safer to use a candle to light your fires than it is to hold a lighter or match.
Top Emergency Survival Candles
The Emergency Essentials candle uses Petroleum Hydrocarbon Naphtha, and can be burned for over 100 hours. It’s odorless, burns clean, and is great for weather-related emergencies that cause you to lose power.
The Coghlan Survival Candle is a small, odorless wax candle inside a round aluminum tin. It allows you to control the light and heat by lighting either one or all three of the candle’s wicks. Each wick provides up to 12 hours of emergency burn time.
The UCO Candle Lantern is a cool little add-on that holds the UCO 9-Hour Emergency Candle. The collapsible lantern is great for emergencies and helps reflect even more of the candles light. The lanterns easy-sliding glass chimney creates a windproof environment, making the lantern great even in a windy outdoor environment.