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Canadian Candle

Also known as a “Swedish torch,” the Canadian candle is a fun option for sitting by the fire

A creative way to make a fire that’s also great for cooking, a Canadian candle is a contained fire that burns slowly from the inside out and doubles as a cooking surface. Here’s how to make one.

STEP 1

Make sure both ends of the log are cut level, so it stands up straight on one end and can be used as a cooking surface on the other end. Then split it into four pieces. (Alternatively, you can use a chainsaw to cut the log into six pieces about three-quarters of the way through, so the bottom of the log is still attached.)

STEP 2

Set the log in a fire-safe location, such as a firepit, and loosely tie the pieces together around the bottom with wire, leaving room in the gaps for tinder.

STEP 3

Add tinder, kindling and small pieces of wood between the pieces.

STEP 4

Light your fire and enjoy!