I have had very good luck doing scent burns while bear baiting. I have tried various ways to do it and it has always been a pain to setup and keep burning. I read on the forum that a member stuck a couple tapered candles into a can of butter favored crisco and had bears come to that. I did some research on candle making using tallow. I thought I could make some candles that would throw scent and that I could carry and use easily. I have used bacon, maple syrup, berry flavored yello, and marsh-mellows burned in a old coffee can over a small camp stove before and had success.
This mating pair came into a burn and was trying to eat the can.
This is my friends first bear also came to a burn.
So I gathered the items I would need to make my candles. I decided to use zinc wicks because they burn hotter.
I got a aluminum pitcher to use to melt my wax in.
I bought a pound of candle wax to make my crisco wax firmer.
I bought some, maple, anise, raspberry extract.
Some alum to help harden and hold the scent.
I wanted to be able to seal the candles to keep the scent out of my boat and other items I don't want eaten. So I used an old peanut jar with a screw lid.
I'm no expert and I'm sure there are better ways to make candles, but this is how I did it.
Using a large pot with water in it as a double boiler, I melted butter flavored Crisco, candle wax, and bacon grease, 4 parts Crisco, 2 parts wax, 1 part bacon grease. I bought the water to boil and melted the wax in the pitcher. As soon as it completely melted I added some maple and vanilla extract. I stirred it up and poured it into my peanut jar with the wick hot glued into the bottom and wire holding the wick in place.