DIY emergency candle/oil lamp 

I know a lot of the US has power outages right now. Here is one way to make an emergency oil lamp; I use a half pint mason jar or jam jar, a 100% cotton T-shirt for a wick, some wire to hold the wick and some cooking oil for fuel. Vikings used canola (rapeseed oil) and Romans olive oil in their lamps. I used some solid copper electical wire striped of insulation. Twist the wire around a chopstick, slip it off, make a wider base. Put the wick in add oil, light.

food for emergencies that don't need reheating 

@ewankeep unrelated yet related, thought i'd link this thread

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