Each candle burns for 100 hours without the wax drips and smoke found in traditional candles. The top snaps off to act as a windscreen against the elements and to protect clothing while outdoors. Lightweight and easy to transport.
Freezes in temperatures at and below 42 degrees. Needs a stable base; in situations like an auto breakdown, candle should not sit on dashboard.
Includes matches, and will burn for up to 36 hours on a single wick. Some users report the candles keep them warm in extremely cold conditions during vehicle breakdowns. Inexpensive enough to buy several to keep at home and in the car.
May melt if stored at higher temperatures. If using only one wick, make sure to rotate the wicks every three hours for even burning.
Liquid is contained so it won't spill. There's no harsh smells or smoke when candle is burned. Can pull the wick out a bit further for extra light. Each candle will burn for more than 100 hours.
Some users would have preferred glass containers over plastic, as plastic has a more limited shelf life.
If only one wick is used, the candle will stay lit for up to 36 hours. The sturdy, yet lightweight, metal case makes it both portable and protects against the elements. A box of wooden matches is included.
Some users reported they were unaware, pre-purchase, that the candle should be used outdoors only because of potential toxins.
Candles can be used either in a lantern or on a stable surface; each will burn around nine hours. No overbearing scent and very little dripping. Can be easily packed to take along for camping, road trips, and other outings.
More appropriate for outdoor use because of the citronella; should not be burned in enclosed spaces.
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Even if you get claustrophobic in a tent and would never consider giving up your creature comforts while on vacation, you should always have an ample supply of survival candles on hand. Candles provide warmth as well as light, they are inexpensive, and the good ones last much longer than batteries. When buying candles, remember that survival candles are not the same as other candles. They are made from better wax, usually soy or beeswax. They burn longer and produce fewer allergens, soot, and toxins. The wick is of a special design – the best are square with a zinc core – so they burn longer and brighter. You will also want unscented candles with a stable base so there is no chance of tipping over.
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