Re: Torch material
Bill Case (billcase@ROMULUS.NCSC.MIL)
Tue, 9 Sep 1997 17:40:24 -0400
I've had some fair succes making torches in the following fashion.
1. Cut (yes, cut) a staff from some junk wood no less than an inch in
diameter. I suppose you could take an unfinished dowel and doak it in
water for a week or two, but never tried it.
2. Take several rags. Bind them one by one around the top of the torch
handle. After each one, criss-cross the material several times with some
wire (I was able to find some excess stainless-steel wire that worked
wonderfully), Put on at least three layers of the rags. Usually I fold
the rags so I'm getting multiple layers each time. Bind the last layer
with the wire carefully so as to ensure that pieces of burning cloth have
as little chance as possible of falling off.
3. Soak it in kerosene for at least 12 hours prior to using. A good
torch should last for a half an hour, easily.
4. When you use it, make sure that at the place where you're going to
end up you have a can of water with which to extinguish it. (unless
you're going to use it to light a campfire, which is sort of
On Mon, 8 Sep 1997, Kevin Henderson wrote:
> Oh wise members of the list.........
> I am looking for Torch ideas.........
> We curently use toilet paper (Brand name withheld but it is the
> absorbent kind not that flat as a pancake stuff made down the street)
> wrapped around a staff and soaked in kerosene. We would like to go to a
> safer method.
> Thanks in advance.
> Kevin Henderson
> ASM Troop 28
> Meridian MS
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