With only a few "household items" you can make a torch that's relatively safe* that can last for up to an hour.
For this project you will need an piece of 100% cotton cloth* (I used an old under shirt) a sturdy stick or a scrap piece of wood a stapler a hammer and tiki torch oil or kerosene.
*Has to be 100% cotton (or Kevlar ) please don't use any material that melts when burned.
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(E13 - For a soaking can use an arizona ice tea can would probalbly work best; at 10 minutes fully soaked.)
How to make a torch for less than a dollar