Making a torch is an important skill. Making a good torch is even better. I saw the video below on the Survival Lilly YouTube channel. She is based in Austria and has a whole host of bushcraft and camping related videos on her channel. In this one, Lilly uses pine resin (naturally flammable) and other materials that may be found whilst out in the forest, (including some mand-made items that have been discarded) to create a torch that can be used for its properties of both light and heat. The torch would also enable you to scare off any natural predators as animals tend to fear fire.
In terms of actually making the torch itself, it is relatively easy to do, if you have the right material available. (Don’t steal wire from fences though.)