Long-Burning Candles at Low Cost for Powerless Nights

When the power is out, most people rely on candles to light up their night. You know you have a few smelly candles around the house (those old ones you’ve been storing for the candlelit suppers you plan on having with your honey once you get a night when the kids aren’t home and you don’t fall exhausted into a kid-free slumber or surf the web uninterrupted.

Don’t ask me how I know these options because I’ve NEVER done them in my entire life). While they do provide light, they aren’t the best option for good lighting for a long-term powerless life.

Light up your powerless, dark nights with this inexpensive prep item from Dollar Tree

The Best Long-Burning Candles I’ve Found

A better option is to have a supply of these long-burning candles (tested to about 70 hours by an online prepping friend of mine so it’s not just promotional hype). I ordered them from Dollar Tree online and had them delivered to my local store free of shipping charges.

They are not factory second candles. They’re good quality candles that won’t light up your neighborhood, but having 1 or 3 around a room for ambient lighting when task lighting isn’t needed is great for stormy nights when the power goes out or for more long term emergency lighting if you don’t have anything else. They are $12 per case of 12 candles and are a huge bargain for your budget.


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Katy Willis is a writer, lifelong homesteader, and master herbalist, master gardener, and canine nutritionist. Katy is a preparedness expert and modern homesteader practicing everyday preparedness, sustainability, and a holistic lifestyle.

She knows how important it is to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, because you just never know what's coming. And preparedness helps you give your family the best chance to thrive in any situation.

Katy is passionate about living naturally, growing food, keeping livestock, foraging, and making and using herbal remedies. Katy is an experienced herbalist and a member of the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).

Her preparedness skills go beyond just being "ready", she's ready to survive the initial disaster, and thrive afterward, too. She grows 100% organic food on roughly 15 acres and raises goats, chickens, and ducks. She also lovingly tends her orchard, where she grows many different fruit trees. And, because she likes to know exactly what she's feeding her family, she's a seasoned from-scratch cook and gluten-free baker.

Katy teaches foraging and environmental education classes, too, including self-sufficient living, modern homesteading, seed saving, and organic vegetable gardening.

Katy helps others learn forgotten skills, including basic survival skills and self-reliance.

She's been published on sites such as MSN, Angi, Home Advisor, Family Handyman, Wealth of Geeks, Readers Digest, and more.

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