The Swedish Fire Torch – Imagine a wood fire that is completely self-sustaining, burns an incredibly long time, and even features a built-in cooking surface… well this is it! This video demonstrates, step-by-step, just how easy it is to make a Swedish Fire Torch (or “Canadian Candle” as it is sometimes referred to). Also shown is a simple tip for making it easier and faster to light using less tinder or other natural or homemade fire starter. Overall, this simple alternative to a traditional campfire is highly useful and effective… whether for camp cooking, conserving firewood, or just a low maintenance fire option.
Swedish fire torch is essentially a dry large log with a cross cut around three-quarters of the way into the log usually using a chain saw, this is then filled with tinder such as birch bark and set on fire! The result is a stove like self feeding fire that will burn for a long time, keep you warm and even cook your food furthermore, it does not matter if the ground is wet or even frozen as the base remains cool and the fire will not be affected.