Instructables user EaKLondon made this clever little self-contained apparatus for power failures: an emergency candle in an Altoids tin. It has matches and strikers in the lid, and looks to be perfect for camping, too!
Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).