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Old 11-27-2013, 09:38 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Even if you are not in the U.S., every day can be Thanksgiving day, so I hope you all will have a beautiful, thanks-filled day. Scroll on down for Today's Tip!


LIGHT IN A PINCH

If your electric power goes out and you don't have any candles handy, light some crayons! Yep, a regular sized Crayola crayon will burn for 15 to 30 minutes. Crayons contain flammable paraffin and they burn slowly. Do be very careful, though, to place them in a heat-safe container before you light them and keep children and pets away from them.

I have some old boxes of crayons in a closet and will keep this Tip handy for the next blackout.


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Old 11-27-2013, 10:00 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Wow, who would have thought of this one? Now I know what to do with the pack of crayons I bought when a friend and her three-year-old daughter visited. The little girl is now married and the mother of three, but I still have the crayons!

Thanks, Pam.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:48 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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My God! They haven't been outlawed? I know when they melt they make a colorful mess. Thanks for the tip Pam. Don't know if I knew they'd burn...
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:50 PM
 
Location: On the East Coast
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Thanks for the tip,Pam. Guess I'll have to pick up a box of crayons this weekend.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:21 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Thanks for the tip,Pam. Guess I'll have to pick up a box of crayons this weekend.
Haha. And don't forget the coloring books.

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Old 11-27-2013, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Interesting tip. Do they smell when they burn, my nose is sensitive to waxy smells, such as candles.
If the power goes out here I have at least 10 LED flashlights placed through out the house. All with fresh batteries.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We loose power allot here. I'll just have ti add a box or tow to my candle box. Hmm... maybe even throw a box in for camping!!!! Thanks Pam!!! Happy Thanksgiving and glad your felling better!!!!!
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Kanada ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ
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Happy Thanksgiving all ..Pammy I never heard about crayons used as emergency candles well I always believed you are never too old to learn something new
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:20 AM
 
Location: California
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Haha. And don't forget the coloring books.

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Okay, Lady, the coloring books for our CD friends is one thing, but are you sure they are allowed to play with matches ????

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:06 PM
 
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