Having been out for a good number of years I now find myself in the position of giving advice to my son, who I am unashamedly steering towards a spell in the military. He is currently a cadet and enjoying it. I have managed to equip him well so far C95 webbing and Bergen etc plus basics that a cadet would need. Now to the point of this post, I am trying to convince him that having an 8 hours candle in his kit is a good idea as they are small, weigh next to nothing provide light and save batterys. If you use tallow you can eat them or melt them and cook with the oil. Do you infantry types still carry them or am I being a fossil.