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How to make your own portable camping candle

How to Make a Portable Camping Candle

Empty Altoids Container
Altoid Candle Lit

When your camping or backpacking it is hard to bring a heat source with you. Try out this hack, how to make a portable camping candle.

All you need is:

  • 1 empty Altoid container
  • Two small candles

Step 1: Empty Altoids Container

Altoids First Aid Kit Hack Container
Empty Altoids Container

Take out all of the Altoids from the container. If you have done this or had an empty Altoid container move on to step 2.

Step 2: Clean Out the Container

Altoids First Aid Kit Hack Empty Container

Altoids are great for helping with bad breath. However, they leave behind that dusty residue. Clean out the container with a rag or water. Make sure the container is dry after washing it.

Step 3: Melt the candles

In a small sauce pan completely melt the candles and cautiously remove the wicks with needle nose pliers.

Step 4: Pour the wax into the Altoids container

Place the wicks in the container facing up. Cautiously pour melted wax into the Altoid container.

Step 5: Let wax cool

For safety and to avoid spilling wax wait for it to cool and dry.

Step 6: Use your portable candle!

Pack your portable candle and use it when needed. 

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