Non-Electric Lighting

Hand-dipped taper candles

How To Make Hand-Dipped Candles

Making hand-dipped tapers is one of the oldest ways to make candles, and also the most hands-on. Here’s how I made my own hand-dipped taper candles.

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Stacy with oil lamp

Living Off Grid 101: Lighting

How do you light a home without electricity? Off-grid experts Doug and Stacy share their experience with non-electric lighting from oil lamps to headlamps.

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evening lamp

When The Lights Go Out

There’s a reason oil lamps and lanterns have been around for centuries. Besides being simple lights to use, they give you dependable light whenever you need it.

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Kerosene Lamp Love

Greg’s post about his oil lamp and the responses to it had me feeling nostalgic. When I was young (very young!) Grandma used

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