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Best Survival Candles

Updated November 2018
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    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

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    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    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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