Candles are great for planning your next Instagram post or designing a new seashell-themed Pinterest.
Before the internet existed, candles were used to provide light so people could construct handwritten letters after the sunset. But, do they have much practical use in the post-industrial modern world? You bet.
When a storm hits and the power goes out, you want to be prepared for at least 72 hours, and that includes having an emergency kit and a candle to stay safe in the darkness.
The Weather Network reporter Nathan Coleman checked out two versions at the local hardware store.
Watch the video above to find out what type of candles are most ideal for your emergency kit.