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Old 01-31-2012, 07:24 PM
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I'm going to make a Swedish fire torch tomorrow. I will take pics and probably video to share. For those that don't know, a Swedish fire torch is a "1 log fire". It's a log either cut into 4 quarters or just split 4 ways most of the way. This lets air in from the sides. You basically build a fire on top of the log, and the falling embers ignite the inside of the log. When the top fire dies down, the log will be on fire, burning from the inside out. The flat surface on top is ideal for cooking, placing a pot or pan on. Pictures will explain better if my description is unclear.

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I once watch a guy make what he called an upside down fire (or something like that).
Big stuff on bottom, smaller stuff in the middle and tinder on top. Worked pretty good.

Good luck! Look forward to seeing it.
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Well today went great. No problems with it, it went just as planned. I will definitely use this in the future. Here's some pics.
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The last one I built was the finale for a Fire Class that I taught.

It burned for over 3 hours.

I used 6 pieces of wood that were split smaller, and tied them all together with a piece of binding wire.
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Looks good, thanks for reporting back with pic's.
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