Monday, October 29, 2007

Simple torch

For emergency night travel, you can make a simple torch. Use the pitch from pine trees wrapped around the top of a stick with strips of cloth, or just smeared on it. Wounded pines often have large gooey masses of pitch on their trunks. Hot pitch will drip, so hold the torch away from you. This sap is also a good fire starter.Take along water proof matches a few in your pocket can be life savers.

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