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How long will it burn? Fact finding experiment

This is a discussion on How long will it burn? Fact finding experiment within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; I bought some tall candles in glass in the "Everything is a dollar" Store And I also picked up some smaller LED flashlight and some ...

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    How long will it burn? Fact finding experiment

    I bought some tall candles in glass in the "Everything is a dollar" Store

    And I also picked up some smaller LED flashlight and some duralast batteries
    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Good stuff for bartering After SHTF
    This way I will know what I got if asked

    My son asked me "Which one would give the most hours of light?"

    So,,,,,,, At 9:00 I lit the candle and the flashlight with fresh batteries 3-AAA
    This way I will know what I got if asked

    Which one will last longest? I'll post the results

    These are for bartering not, Part of my supplies <---should that P be capitalized?
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    duplicate post

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    I had that same kitchen table, good table but the plates clacked on it..
    I'll vote for the candle.

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    I vote candle too. I'm investing more into candles currently. Before it was batteries. Diversify your portfolio

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    You may want to consider looking at these the reusable glass is about 2 1/4" x 8" @ $1.00 ea
    But we'll see how good they are

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    That's a good price. Depending where I was I'd have different needs . The flashlight can give off more light and is wind/water proof so I'd save if and the batteries for emergency and have the candles for home lighting and heat. The heat output for a candle is small but it is something of value still. Both can be used for signaling/communication.
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    They look kinda like those catholic candles they sell at Walmart

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    Expensive but in the long run a rechargeable battery setup is your best bet. That's the way I went several years ago with a tiny (10 watt) solar system that was portable and enloop batteries
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoolAmI View Post
    Expensive but in the long run a rechargeable battery setup is your best bet. That's the way I went several years ago with a tiny (10 watt) solar system that was portable and enloop batteries
    My next purchase ^^^^^^^^^ you can find these everywhere, but seen any that can be set up to be switched off?
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    I have recently begun rechargeable batteries as well. They last longer and have more power. I get 10000 lumens out of my Thrunites. ( Good sturdy flashlights that will last years. ) There is an initial investment but there is a real savings long term and will outlast regular batteries by far. I still keep regular batteries as they will last 10 years they say. they are just not renewable. I vote the candle. I am stocking plenty of candles. ( Hurricane area )
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