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

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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.

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    josh

    3 years ago

    Looks good! https://www.instructables.com/id/Swedish-Torch/

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    Jackoffmanytrades

    6 years ago

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

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    danbranxl

    6 years ago on Introduction

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

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