How to Make a Torch





Introduction: How to Make a Torch

how to make a simple torch with inexpensive materials

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Step 1: You Will Need:

a good knife
yarn or strong thread

Step 2: Carve the Wood

make the wood look better(or you can just  leave it as it is)

Step 3: Split the Wood... in the picture

Step 4: Insert the Firestarter... in the picture

Step 5: The Thread

wind the thread (or yarn) around the wood like in the picture

Step 6: Done!

you can even throw it!



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    Wrap a rag round a stick and chip some pine resin off a tree (easily found where a large branch has broken off the trunk. This usually looks like wood due to dirt accumulation, but there's pine pitch in there). Melt the pine resin and roll the stick/rag in it. This will give you a BRIGHT torch for a very long time. No chemicals either!

    Back in 'the day', they used to soak whatever hemp-type rope they had in
    naptha (or other burnable viscous liquid). They would keep lengths of it
    in a water-tight container until they needed it. Wrap it around a stout tree
    branch, and voila! A Torch that would burn for a very long time.

    You could use hexamine cooker blocks too I guess? lots of views because it's featured and been emailed all round the world!

    i think so, but im not shure

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    where did you get the bucket o' firestarters that is pictured in step 1?

    I Have Seen Them At Walmart In The Camping Section

    It's small pieces of wood mixed with some kind of oil and pressed into cubes I think. Kind of like plywood, but with more oil and pressed together as hard. :)

    on a place called "jula" (swedish store that sells tools and hobby stuff)