Wow! This is pretty great. I’m so doing this someday! This is the best campfire/camp stove/fire pit that I’ve ever seen. Ever! A Swedish log candle is a log that has had an eight pointed star cut down into it. When an acceleract is poured into the crevasses and lit, it becomes the most perfect outdoor heat source.
To make one you will need a chainsaw and a log. It’s like cutting a cake and we ALL know how to do that! (Yum. Cake.) Be sure that your log has a flat bottom or good luck with getting straight cuts and your chainsaw staying in one place. Getting the star cuts just right might take a little practice but I think it would be worth it. Can you imagine the stable cooking surface? My dutch oven can! It’s already dreaming of delicious camping recipes. And never has there been a more perfect s’more stump (once it dies down a bit.) One log can burn for 45-60 minutes and is more controlled than a traditional campfire. I suggest making some in advance before heading to the great outdoors. It’s so cool. I’d never give up campfires but this would be fun to have in addition.
Because it’s important to know…Men’s Health has broken down how to build the perfect campfire. I’ve checked it out and it looks pretty legit. Lol. Get the full tutorial here.
Find the log candle article from Survival Tek here Survival Tek: The Swedish Log Candle