How to create an emergency salt and cooking oil lamp.
Expect the unexpected so they say, and when the unexpected happens you must always be ready. Just recently, we experienced power failures in our area due to successive typhoons that hit the country. It so happened that we don’t have available candles anymore at home, no lamp and no flashlight as well. I thought the power supply will resume within a few minutes but I was wrong. My daughter started to feel uneasy and a bit scary because it’s very dark. Fifteen minutes passed away but still no power supply, it was then I decided to make emergency measure. I remember what an old friend had taught me way back in college.
With the aid of my cell phone, I went to the kitchen and started looking for the necessary materials I need to create an emergency lamp.
- Drinking glass
- Cooking oil
- Match stick or toothpick
- Cotton ball or a piece of cloth (cotton)
- Fill the glass with salt (¾)
- Add cooking oil (used oil will do)
- Wrap the piece of cloth or the cotton ball on the toothpick/match stick
- Put it on the glass with salt and cooking oil
- Kindle your newly made oil lamp
It’s so simple and so easy. It’s done; we now have an emergency lamp. The only problem that’s left is the availability of electric fan because it’s hot. Well, because there’s no electric power, as usual – in case of emergency, utilize human power – use a fan.
N.B. Just add oil in case the content has been exhausted.
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