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Old 07-18-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: S.Dak
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Aren't the pictures beautiful of the fire though, debey?
I love a good bonfire with good friends.
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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I love a good bonfire with good friends.
And "smores"
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:51 PM
 
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Going to give this a try for sure Thanks.
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Old 02-28-2015, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Hampstead NC
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I saw this on Pinterest. Can't wait to try it! I have some pieces of wood that are already hollow in the middle from a dead tree.
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:49 AM
 
Location: S.Dak
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Thought I would share this good idea for a campfire.

Its called a "Swedish Candle" or so I was told by the guy who showed it to me.

Makes a very enjoyable campfire to sit by for the evening, no adding wood to it every 30 minutes or so either, just one log, one match.

First select a good sized diameter log, the one shown here was just short of being 18" in diameter. I cut this log right at 42" in length.

You then rip the log length wise to within 4" of bottom cutting it three times to make what looks like a cut pie on top. Tip your chainsaw in-wards at the bottom to make the inside of cut lower than outside.





When you are ready to light your candle, pour about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of charcoal starting fluid down center of your log from top. If you want let some drizzle out one of the fingers for lighting purposes. Then light.



At first it will look like the above, after about 5 minutes you will no longer see a flame, but you log will smoke only like below.



After about 10 minutes it will flame back up and begin burning from the inside out. Slowly at first till it will begin to look like the log below, at this point it had been burning about 1 hour.



Your log will keep burning from the inside out, no need to add more fuel to your fire at anytime. It is pleasant to sit by and watch.

After 3 hours of burning this log had taken on this look.



This log lasted for a little over 4 hours of strong burning without ever adding more wood to the fire.

Make sure you log sits on a good hard surface so it will not tip over turning burning of course.

We had campers from neighboring sights come over to admire this and say how they also planned on making one for themselves next time out.
thank you
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