How To Make A Swedish Log Candle…

How To Make A Swedish Log Candle...

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The Swedish Log Candle is a method of having a camp fire that is both easy to ignite (and control) as well as having the benefit of lasting a long time. Besides the fact it can create a warm ambience during outdoor parties or during camping, it also doubles as a stable platform in case you want to cook something. Handling a chainsaw is required but other than that, you are in the clear…

How To Make A Swedish Log Candle...

First, stand the log upright and begin to cut downward using 4 overlapping cuts in the same way that you would cut a pie, creating 8 equal triangles. Each cut can be made as low as 4 inches from the bottom. Some suggest that you can use the chainsaw blade tip to cut slightly lower at the junction of cuts, thus creating a shallow well at the bottom…

How To Make A Swedish Log Candle...

Next, you need an accelerant such as kerosene, lamp oil, or lighter fluid to use as a fire starter or primer. Because I’ve already used my chainsaw, I also have the accompanying mixed gasoline, which works very nicely. Just pour the fluid down the middle of the cuts, wetting each wedge tip in the process, then let it soak for a minute or so. Be sure not to stand over the log when you light it, but stay off to the side, lighting it with an outstretched hand…

How To Make A Swedish Log Candle...

After a slight “poof” of flame, the fire slowly begins to grow, starting slender then broadening outward. The edge of the wedge acts as kindling which sustains the process. As with all campfires, the quality and type of wood will determine the speed and brightness of the flame along with the duration of burn time. With appropriate cookware and suspension, this could be used for cooking, or with supervision and safe surroundings, it could be used decoratively at your next event. In any case, it’s a fun experience and well worth the time and effort to make…

How To Make A Swedish Log Candle...

…and speaking of the appropriate cookware and suspension, you can now actually buy a grill specifically for cooking over a Swedish log candle. Check it out below…

How To Make A Swedish Log Candle...

How To Make A Swedish Log Candle...

…you can check out & grab this purpose made grill here.

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