Introduction: How to Make a Swedish Fire Torch (AKA Canadian Candle)

It's known that during the Thirty Years War that took place in Europe 1618 - 1648 soldiers used these torches for heating,
lighting and cooking.

It's really great for cooking when you are camping and it's easy to ignite.

Step 1: Get a Piece of Wood
To start with, you need a piece of log. Any kind of wood will do, as long as it's dry.

Step 2: Do the Cuts
If you're using a bigger log you can make more than two cuts.
It's easier to make the cuts when the piece of wood is still attached with a longer log.

Step 3: Put Kindling in the Cuts
Use paper and sticks as fuel to start the fire.


josh (author)2016-09-03

Looks good!

Shirley-AnneL (author)2016-06-07

How long does it burn for

VentureScout (author)2014-09-30

I love these

Jackoffmanytrades (author)2013-05-06

kinda been nice for some pics of the build instead of a video. Not everyones into video lol I'm kinda old fashion

danbranxl (author)2013-04-27

that is one of the best things i have seen in a while.
what did you put in the cuts paper and sticks?

mrrikjit (author)danbranxl2013-04-28


Yes paper and sticks

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