How to Make 5 Emergency Candles – Life Hacks

How to Make 5 Emergency Candles – Life Hacks

Today I’m going to show you how to make my 5 favorite emergency candles. 1) Start by taking a lump of Edam
cheese and peeling off the wax coating. Next take a strip of newspaper and roll it into a
thin tight roll. We’ll use this as a wick. Then tear off a strip of the cheese wax,
put the wick in at one end and tightly roll up the wax until you have something which looks like this. Light it up, and there we have our first finished candle. 2) Start by taking a block of butter, and using
a sharp knife, cut off a piece like this. Then using a thin screwdriver, poke a hole down the middle. Next push in a short length of cotton
string to act as a wick. And finally wipe the top of the wick with
some butter to help it light. As it burns the butter will start to melt
and pool around the bottom of the candle. 3) Take a can of tuna in sunflower oil and using
a thin screwdriver, poke a hole through the top. Be careful not to slip and don’t go through the other side. Next take a short length of cotton string, and poke
it through the hole and into the can. Use a pair of scissors to cut off any excess,
then go ahead and light it up. Surprisingly this doesn’t really smell, and you can still
eat the tuna once you’ve finished. 4) Take a wax colouring crayon and simply light up the end. It might take a little while to get going,
but once it’s started, it will burn well. This may give off toxic fumes and should only be done outside. 5) And finally here’s my favorite. Take an orange, and using a sharp knife, carefully cut through
the skin in a circle around the centre. Then gently use your thumbs to ease the peel off the
fruit until you have something which looks like this. Make sure you have the centre piece here because
that’s going to be our wick. Next take some olive oil, and pour it into the orange. Make
sure to soak the wick with some, but don’t cover it. Then light it up. It might take a little while to get started,
but once its going, it should last a long time. And if you want to you can float it in a bowl of
water and use it as a centre piece on a table. I hope you’ve enjoyed watching this video, if you want to see more, Click on the links on the right hand side, or
take a look at my YouTube channel page. These candles should only be used outside in a well ventilated area
where nothing else can catch fire should anything go wrong. Have fun, stay safe and as always, thanks for watching.

Comments (100)

  1. Can I have a question? why do I use butter when making this why not use cheese or margarine?

  2. Brilliant, love your channel!

  3. Hmmm i figured all of them out myself when i was a kid playing with fire

  4. Damn look at that tasty crayon

  5. Make more videos your video are very good

  6. How are they emergency though ._.

  7. Amazing I like video your

  8. I wish I could make that but can I?!?!?!?!?!?!

  9. your voice is meh 0-0

  10. this wax is going to melt

  11. the wax the butter the can the blue

  12. I like the crayon candle

  13. As it burns the butter will start to melt and pool around the bottom of the candle XD EVERYONE KNOWS THAT

  14. 0:12 the newspaper was censored

  15. What happened to your voice

  16. No 'Pretty cool eh!'

  17. Just use a smoke 🚬

  18. I forgot what I needed candles for

  19. This is the first video i saw from you and this is how i started loveing your channel

  20. I wanna eat the cheese

  21. How can he use this "useful" hack if he has a match

  22. Instead make imergency invertor

  23. Sooooo intelligent

  24. My fav is the orange one

  25. What is a amergancy candle

  26. that is bad but good I think good sorry ha

  27. Witch one lasts longer?

  28. For the orange you can put water in if you don't have oil but don't soak the wick

  29. What if the middle part of the orange fruit was remove

  30. Thank you my house is freezing

  31. Where is the music?

  32. Without saying "pretty cool huh"

  33. Something is blird on the newspaper

  34. DaveHax is an interesting Channel and Subscribe to get all notifications and click on thé notification Bell and Thérèse are 3 million Subscribers and hé show cool things

  35. It is awesome that you can make it out of a can of tuna in sunflower oil Dave.
    you guys can eat the tuna when you are finished, and you can open up the can using a tin opener

  36. your voice is fitting in, dave

  37. but i love ur channels

  38. I SUBSCRIBED!!!!!

  39. 0:12 why it pixelated

  40. Y like your videos

  41. Can I do even some other can like slice peach of whole corn

  42. His voice is changed

  43. Why you blur out the picture in the newspaper?

  44. umm why is the newspaper censord

  45. Who thought #1 and #2 were going to be a crayon and pineapple? No one? Just meh? Okeh den…;-;

  46. Pause at 0:12 “Goodbye Dave”

  47. Any ideas how to make candler in prison? They get that airy, fluffy churned butter that won't hold it's shape 😂

  48. Which one lasts long

  49. if the candles are do outside how come your doing it inside

  50. 0:12 I can't see what is on the newspaper

  51. My favorite is the butter candle

  52. I am

    read more

  53. How to make them

    0:05 edam cheese candle
    0:31 butter candle
    0:58 tuna candle
    1:26 wax coloring crayon candle
    1:41 last but not least the orange candle

  54. I'm going to watch HowToBasic's video now

  55. End my suffering

    Its ok i got my shotgun

  56. Why did you pixelate the picture on the newspaper

  57. It says Goodbye Dave and you still make videos

  58. uhh Dave I think your voice is different than the newer videos on Tuesday and Friday

  59. Things we will never need but is interesting to watch

  60. WOW u can make a diy …

  61. How long can the fruit candle last?

  62. 1:00 my cat’s favorite candle

  63. Dave, I know Melting Thallium–Oh No!! I Meant to Say Gallium. There Is No thallium.

  64. Heres one use a sharpie and once use squiggle with it and it should work as a pen again

  65. These are nice tricks but after essentially useless and take up other resources you can utilize for better things. Plus as you put it, they need to be used outside. If you need a emergency candle you most likely need it in your flat. Useless and you wasted my time.

  66. I will use the candle to prossecion to holy week

  67. What happened to your voice

  68. COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😮😮😮

  69. OMG thank you so much dude

  70. All you need to do is order from kunas there candles are cheap and offer bees wax and soy great scents

  71. (0:12)theres a blur . Y u blur it? Wat

  72. Well, these are great ideas, but it depends on the situation and accessibility of the items. I survived a war which lasted 4 years and I can tell you from experience what people used in that time. The easiest and most reliable candle to make was to take a transparent glass cup so that more light shines through, but any cup, can or small container can be used. Fill it with any oil you can find, but most commonly it was vegetable oil from the humanitarian aid program, you take a shoelace from any shoe or any piece of cloth from anything and put in the cup so that 90% is soaked while only a small piece hangs out which you light up. And here's a tip, the shorter the wick, the longer it will last. If you make it super short it will last for days on end, but it will not be as light, but in total darkness your eyes adjust anyways and only a tiny light source is enough to see.

  73. Very easy to make but number 2 candle (the butter one) is food and also the number 3 candle (Tuna can) is also food so don't make again like this the Crayon is very melted so it's not very easy to make a candle like this the Orange is good, nothing to say but good candle.

  74. How can I do that if everything was dark!?

  75. “We have no light!” “Steve! Weren’t you in charge of the orange?” “I forgot the oil!” “Joe! Don’t you have the emergency cheese!” “Sorry sir!” “Bob! What about the crayon?” “Nope” “Thank goodness I brought the emergency tuna!”

  76. My Childhood video i watched…

  77. You can also use a pencil ✏️. If you have a bunch of candles 🕯 that is very low they won’t light any more dig out what’s left of the wax of each candle break it up or make shaving out of them melt it down and dip a pencil it it let it get hard

  78. My favorite is blue one with crayon color candle with emergengy

  79. Why do u sound tired

  80. Would’ve never thought of any of this.

  81. Davehax:Be careful not to slip and don’t go through the other side Can Of Tuna:ASWDFZXCGTYHN!

  82. Emergency Candles List:
    1. Cheese Wax
    2. Butter
    3. Tuna Can
    4. Wax Crayon
    5. Orange

  83. “This may give off toxic fumes.” as he lights a nontoxic, edible kids’ crayon

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