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Cool Campfire

Postby Buckshot » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:30 am

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Swedish Candles, these make a cool campfire. You cut you log from the top in a pie pattern (6 piece) within a few inches at the bottom. Give it a squirt of charcoal starter down the center and bingo.

Depending on log size it will burn for hours and burns in on itself. This log pictured was 15" diameter and a little over 3' tall.
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Postby Oldragbaggers » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:03 pm

Very cool.

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Postby slowcowboy » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:41 pm

interesting wander how hard it is to put out when you go to bed or jerk camp.

its one thing I love about a cameco propane camp fire.

but this might be a good thing for a long sit up at night thing.

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Postby Kevin & Sandy » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:40 pm

I gotta try the Swedish Candle.

Last summer I had a fire going and found a hollow piece of log. I stood it upright on my fire and pretty soon flames were going out the top!

A guy stopped by and said, "Hey look ! The fire is going clear thru that log!"
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Postby jb » Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:24 pm

today i tried to make a swedish candle. i used birch log for it. the log laid outside for about half a year. lighting it was/is a problem. i couldn't light it.

is it better to use different kind of wood?
did the log lay outside to long?
what is the best way to light it?
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Postby eatatjoz » Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:37 pm

pour charcoal fluid in it and let it sit for 10 minutes or so to soak in, before it all evaporates, give it a quick squirt and light it up.
The wood probably isn't the issue. Willow and Gum are hard to burn, but birch shouldn't be an issue after seasoning for a year.
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