If you’re running low on logs or just want to make them last longer, making a Swedish torch will really benefit you greatly. This is the only way I will ever make a campfire from here on out and I am ecstatic.
While this might look a bit intense, it really is a lot simpler than you’d think. Making a Swedish torch will prove to be relatively easy and really make your logs last a lot longer. While no one really knows exactly how this concept came about it is quite brilliant. It has really made an enormous difference in how I spend my time by the fire.
Making A Swedish Torch:
You will begin by getting or finding yourself a log that is much wider than the others, it will need to be flat on the top and the bottom. This looking more like a bit of stump than a log but is ideal. It doesn’t have to be perfect but if its wide and can balance itself it should do just fine.
Now, with any tool you prefer, make some cuts into the log. Two or three across the top and most of the way down, just stopping before the bottom. They don’t have to be completely even or perfect, just do your best.
Now that you have it ready to light, start a fire on top with kindling and watch as the airflow from underneath really allows the fire to catch the log. From here things should run quite smoothly. Getting it lit is probably the hardest part, and even that is simple.
Now with the fire being near the top as the log burn s coals will fall to the bottom and keep things going. As it burns the lower parts will do the same slowly. This will give you a long-lasting fire and the shape of the log will also be fine to cook on if you choose to do so.
This is a great way to get things going and if you love camping it can really be a real game changer. Will you be giving the Swedish torch a try?
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