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Reader Tip: In The Wick Of Time

Follow this BACKPACKER reader's tip to get the most out of your candles on the trail.

Reader Laurie Braaten of Weymouth, Massachusetts, saves weight every way he can when thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. To get the most out of each tea light (the inch-tall candles in aluminum containers), he carries a spare piece of candle wick (sold at craft stores). The wick also allows him to replenish his candle from leftover wax found in trail shelters.

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