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Amazing Primitive Torch, Hard to Blow Out.

 
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  I made a new video on a primitive torch with the bundle method from woody weeds, not sure what the name of the weed is but they really work well. I cannot tell you how well it works, that's why I like to make videos because seeing is believing. It probably burnt 25 to 30 minutes I didn't time it but I made one once  that lasted for 48 minutes, that is, with flame enough to see. They are very much a fire hazard in dry conditions but in certain circumstances it could be used as useful light in camp or gathering firewood at night.
  The thing that prompted me to try it was years ago we went to Onadoga Cave in southern Missouri. There were burnt bundles of sticks or weeds on the cave floor and the tour guide said they thought they were from Native Americans who had explored the cave. They could have carried several bundles and stayed in for hours. I can usually stick it in ashes and put it out and then blow on it and it will flame right back up like a trick birthday candle. I was literally blown away by just how good these little torches work.
  I often use these little thin straight weeds as kindling to start fires to easily start the bigger sticks, it gets the fire going much faster and easier.

 So here is a link an I hope you enjoy my video  


 
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hello Mr. Egan,

would you post some close ups of the plant while it is green and living?
also, a close of of the plant in its dead stage before it is actually lying on the ground?

I could look this plant up via image and find out exactly what it is - long lasting torches aren't easy to find
 
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Orin Raichart wrote:hello Mr. Egan,

would you post some close ups of the plant while it is green and living?
also, a close of of the plant in its dead stage before it is actually lying on the ground?

I could look this plant up via image and find out exactly what it is - long lasting torches aren't easy to find


Please tell us when you figure it out :) I'd like to know too!
 
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Thanks for watching, will see what I can do but things are just coming up here so might be awhile. Don't be afraid to try different plants any thin straight weed could be a good candidate for the job.  
 
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