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how to make a simple torch with inexpensive materials



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Step 1: you will need:

wood
firestarters
a good knife
yarn or strong thread
<p>this is sooo cool</p>
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! <br /> <br />
Back in 'the day', they used to soak whatever hemp-type rope they had in <br>naptha (or other burnable viscous liquid). They would keep lengths of it <br>in a water-tight container until they needed it. Wrap it around a stout tree <br>branch, and voila! A Torch that would burn for a very long time. <br>
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
1,011 now :) <br> <br>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 &quot;jula&quot; (swedish store that sells tools and hobby stuff)
You can make it even more cheap by using something to absorb some oil, for example some paper/cotton and add some rapeseed oil. Think it will be a better flame aswell :) For a hugh and (quite) longlasting torch, just take a branch, wrap it with some textile and soak it with oil :)
Or even better! Soak a newspaper in water, roll it up, dry it and then soak it in oil =D
lol, nice Mora. :p those are such awesome knives
yep
nice !
The thread may melt or burn. <br>Much better to wrap the wire or metallic strap dress. <br>Sorry for my English.
thats right
God! 712 views! <br>

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