I was cleaning out my shed today, getting rid of some of my mom's crap that has been sitting there for 3 years now. I wanted to clean some space for shelving to store canned goods and such. My mom is the type of person who picks up a new idea for a hobby, buys a whole bunch of crap and then does it once and never touches the stuff again. So there is a cheap plastic shelf set in a corner that I haven't even looked at in the three years since I moved in. (long story but I basically am buying the place over time from my mom we divided the house in half and my mom is on one half my family is in the other) I start throwing away all the junk that has just been sitting for years, the I find about 20 lbs of wax and a bunch of candle making supplies. Now half of it is scents and dyes that I just got rid of, but I bet I can make enough candles out of the wax and wicks I found to last years in a SHTF situation. I plan on making two basic types. little two inch tall cup ones that should burn 2-3 hours and larger dipped stick candles that should throw off more light. I figure a good long afternoons work and I will have them all done.