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How to make a torch

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how to make a simple torch with inexpensive materials



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Step 1: You will need:

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wood
firestarters
a good knife
yarn or strong thread

Step 2: Carve the wood

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

Step 3: Split the wood...

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...like in the picture

Step 4: Insert the firestarter...

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...like in the picture

Step 5: The thread

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

Step 6: Done!

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you can even throw it!
macpower2 years ago
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!

TriacNT2 years ago
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.
AndyPipkin2 years ago
You could use hexamine cooker blocks too I guess? lots of views because it's featured and been emailed all round the world!
rallekralle (author)  AndyPipkin2 years ago
i think so, but im not shure
Lorddrake2 years ago
1,011 now :)

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. :)
rallekralle (author)  Lorddrake2 years ago
on a place called "jula" (swedish store that sells tools and hobby stuff)
xallie2 years ago
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xallie2 years ago
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 :)
xallie xallie2 years ago
Or even better! Soak a newspaper in water, roll it up, dry it and then soak it in oil =D
Terranan2 years ago
lol, nice Mora. :p those are such awesome knives
rallekralle (author)  Terranan2 years ago
yep
breumer2 years ago
nice !
The thread may melt or burn.
Much better to wrap the wire or metallic strap dress.
Sorry for my English.
rallekralle (author)  vitasrulezzz2 years ago
thats right
rallekralle (author) 2 years ago
God! 712 views!
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