In an emergency, it’s always a good idea to have backup plans for your backup plans. Sure, you may have a handful of flashlights, lighters, matches, or even fancy scented candles around the house, but what happens if the power is out for weeks and you run out of dependable light sources?

In the video below, YouTube user DaveHax demonstrates five ingenious improvised light sources that can be made with household items. We’re especially fond of the tuna can method—a candle AND a healthy snack. The other methods vary between somewhat useful and totally out there, but it's worth checking out.

Do you have any methods for improvised light sources using household items? If so, tell us in the comments below.

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