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#135323 - 06/09/08 10:37 PM Re: Candles [Re: nurit]
Joy Offline
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Registered: 04/21/08
Posts: 67
Sometimes health food stores carry Beeswax candles. I bought a few myself at our local health food store. The Pheylonian candles look like something I would like to try.

And the UCO Candle Lantern also has beeswax candles for their lanterns. They are supposed to last 12 hours compared to their regular candles which are supposed to last 9 hours. http://www.rei.com/product/737330

Joy

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#135324 - 06/09/08 10:41 PM Re: Candles [Re: Joy]
Angel Offline
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Registered: 06/17/06
Posts: 192
For those of you that like candles, it helps if you keep them in the freezer. They drip less and are supposed to last longer.

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#135326 - 06/09/08 10:53 PM Re: Candles [Re: Paragon]
Nicodemus Offline
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Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1341
Loc: Virginia, US
Originally Posted By: Paragon

I have half a dozen of the NuWick 44 Hour Candles along with several boxes of hardware store "Emergency Candles" (5/8" dia x 6.5" long). The NuWick's seem to do everything that they claim, although I've not burned one down completely to know the true burn time.

I also keep a couple of dozen thermonuclear tealights handy, as they do throw off a surprising amount of light. With regard to traditional tealights, I much prefer the Pheylonian Beeswax Survival Candles as they burn much longer and do not produce the black, sooty deposits that paraffin-based candles do.

Jim


Thanks for the info Jim!
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#135552 - 06/11/08 03:01 PM Re: Candles [Re: MDinana]
BrianTexas Offline
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Registered: 04/26/06
Posts: 304
Loc: North Central Texas, USA
Originally Posted By: MDinana


The only problem with religious candles is you have to pay a buck before you light them up (the Catholics might get this) laugh


Prayer isn't a bad thing during a disaster wink

Being Catholic, I've often thought of buying the tablernacle candles which are supposed to stay lit for seven days.

However, I remember when one could light the devotional candles in the church for a quarter. Even religion experiences inflation over time crazy
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#135571 - 06/11/08 06:16 PM Re: Candles [Re: BrianTexas]
MDinana Offline
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Registered: 03/08/07
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Loc: Beer&Cheese country
Originally Posted By: BrianTexas

However, I remember when one could light the devotional candles in the church for a quarter. Even religion experiences inflation over time crazy


Given all the gold that the Catholic church has, you'd think they could take keep prices down, huh?



(probably going to hell for this one)

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#135577 - 06/11/08 06:48 PM Re: Candles [Re: MDinana]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5338
Loc: SOCAL
They didn't get all that gold selling devotional candles at cost . . . smile
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#135584 - 06/11/08 08:13 PM Re: Candles [Re: ]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2460
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Originally Posted By: BigDaddyTX
Hah, my wife's parent's church has "candles" that are the LED kind, you put in your money and push a button that turns it on.

Like a vending machine?

Edit: Define cynical.

Jeanette Isabelle


Edited by JeanetteIsabelle (06/11/08 08:16 PM)
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#135612 - 06/12/08 12:44 AM Re: Candles [Re: MDinana]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
Maybe the church...on second thought, I'd better not go there...
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#135663 - 06/12/08 12:56 PM Re: Candles [Re: Paragon]
Hacksaw
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Originally Posted By: Paragon
Originally Posted By: Nicodemus
What about NuWick 120 Hour Candles?

Does anyone have experience with these?

I have half a dozen of the NuWick 44 Hour Candles along with several boxes of hardware store "Emergency Candles" (5/8" dia x 6.5" long). The NuWick's seem to do everything that they claim, although I've not burned one down completely to know the true burn time.

I also keep a couple of dozen thermonuclear tealights handy, as they do throw off a surprising amount of light. With regard to traditional tealights, I much prefer the Pheylonian Beeswax Survival Candles as they burn much longer and do not produce the black, sooty deposits that paraffin-based candles do.

Jim


I have the big Nuwick but it lives in my emergency car kit.

Thanks for the link to outdooridiots.com. I got a good chuckle out some of those articles.

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#135685 - 06/12/08 02:32 PM Re: Candles [Re: Russ]
MDinana Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2196
Loc: Beer&Cheese country
Originally Posted By: Russ
They didn't get all that gold selling devotional candles at cost . . . smile


Yeah, somehow, I don't think most of that gold was accrued via sales.

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