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Considering the way things go, as batteries and no sun and candles running out etc, maybe we need a good description of how to make a torch like they have in the medieval movies.

Offered by Cynthia.

Those torches in the movies were probably dipped in pitch, which is a heavy petroleum-based substance.

Offered by Ivan.

Just read in one of my herb books about torches. The mullein plant throws a tall, finger thick flower stalk in its second year. After drying, the flower stalk is dipped in either fat or oil and used as a torch.

Offered by Guy.