With only a few "household items" you can make a torch that's relatively safe* that can last for up to an hour.
with the end of the world coming you might just need a steady source of light and heat.
*I am not responsible for anything you do with the information provided in this guide ... not that you couldn't figure this out on your own or anything ;)
Step 1: supplies
For this project you will need an piece of 100% cotton cloth* (I used an old under shirt) a sturdy stick or a scrap piece of wood a stapler a hammer and tiki torch oil or kerosene
*Has to be 100% cotton (or Kevlar ) materials such as cotton blend/polyester/rayon ect will melt when heated up and cause huge problems (think melted plastic 1-3 degree burns ! )