How To Make An Emergency Oil Lamp From A Beer Can!

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How To Make An Emergency Oil Lamp From A Beer Can!How To Make An Emergency Oil Lamp From A Beer Can!
Photo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgJqMgmhhFc

Here’s another awesome, simple and fun survival tip from our legendary friend the http://www.youtube.com/user/CrazyRussianHacker! This one is so easy that you could probably do it in the dark if you really had to… and the materials are about as cheap as it gets! It also takes about 3 minutes, if that. You’ll need a can of beer (or soda), a piece of an old cotton T-shirt, some vegetable oil, something to cut with and something to light it.



Our Russian friend finds that the oil lamp works with either Tiki Torch fuel or olive oil, but you could probably make it work with almost any type of vegetable oil. So my tip would be to use up that ghastly canola oil and save the nice olive oil for your salad 😉

As a slight improvement to this DIY lamp, I might use a nail or a center punch to make a clean, round hole for the wick.



A few safety tips spring to mind when watching this video –
1) be careful when cutting the can open, as the way it is demonstrated leads to some jagged edges which could cut you if not careful. I would suggest wearing some work gloves if possible, or you could use some pointed scissors to make the cuts.
2) Be sure that the rag you are using for the wick is 100% cotton or some other natural fiber, so as to minimize toxic fumes.
3) I’m sure that you can adjust the size of the flame by adjusting the amount of wick showing – just like with a “real” oil lamp.
4) Be sure to place the lamp in a safe place when lit, so that it doesn’t get knocked over. Please observe typical candle safety precautions – don’t leave the lamp unattended or in a place otherwise unsafe for candles and don’t light near flammable materials.
5) As there is flame and cutting involved, this project should only be done with adult supervision.

Okay, here is the video:




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2 Comments

  • By Tali, December 14, 2013 @ 4:41 am

    I enjoyed your site. Learned some new things… Thanks

  • By Liz, December 29, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

    I love camping and I’m always looking for ways to build a fire safely without heavy gear. This is a great tip for the beach or the outdoors. Love your blog. Thank you for teaching these helpful tips.

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