How to Make an Emergency Oil Lamp

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How to Make an Emergency Oil Lamp
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Get your shot glass ready.

Get your shot glass ready.

2
Fill shot glass halfway with oil.

Fill shot glass halfway with oil.

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3
Create wick by twisting piece of paper towel into a tight wick.

Create wick by twisting piece of paper towel into a tight wick.

4
Make a wick holder out of wire (I used aluminum foil)

Make a wick holder out of wire (I used aluminum foil)

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Put wick into oil and bend the wick holder so that the wick is securely in the middle. The oil should soak up the paper towel on its own, but to speed things up pour oil on the top of the wick.

Put wick into oil and bend the wick holder so that the wick is securely in the middle. The oil should soak up the paper towel on its own, but to speed things up pour oil on the top of the wick.

6
Light the wick.

Light the wick.

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