At an Order of the Arrow (OA) ceremony I was at a scout got too close to a Tiki torch and his head dress caught the flames, it was quickly put out only one feather went up. But it got me thinking there must be a way to preserve the ceremony but take out the danger of fire near these expensive Indian head dresses. To that point:
A few years back, a company named Guyot made a product called firefly a Nalgene bottle light. They have since stopped making it. I and my son have one as do a quite a few scouts in my troop. They looked really cool coming across a parade field at night in complete darkness. I thought what if you attached one to the end of a Tiki torch stick. I did this last summer for camp and it was a hit. The two OA leaders loved it, they used throughout camp for night events.
So given they cannot be gotten, I decided to make one.
Also you could make this into a camp / deck lamp if you just cover the base, another idea was to place foil in the bottle to deflect light.
Other items can be put in the bottle shrunken heads or alien action figures for Halloween. Yellow and red work well, try it out and have fun.
Bamboo Tiki Torch.
Nagline Bottle (Yellow Red and Blue seem best)
1/8 inch Jute Twine
Dot It light (http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100670776/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=dot+it+black&storeId=10051#.UPxgGB0708w) Home Depot Black ~$7
Clear plastic sheet can be any type you only need about 4x4 inches
2 inch Hole saw (drill bit)
Fist take Tiki torch apart, leave the bottom wire loop in place.
Step 1: Ruin the Nalgene Cap
If you have an old one where the tether broke use that otherwise you are going to ruin yours.
Size up the lens of the Dot It, It is about 2 inches (mine is 2 inches, if it is not the same light type measure . Remove the tether from the Naglene bottle, drill out center of the cap to create a 2 inch hole for the light. Use a utility knife to clean the edges.