The traditional campfire looks like a dud compared to this fire-starting technique. If everyone did this, campfires would not only look dramatically different, they would also be immensely more efficient. The burning of one singular log is known best by the name “Swedish Fire Torch,” a term that has a unique history behind it. Swedish soldiers are believed to have first used the technique between 1618 and 1648. It was an essential part of their military life, due to the fact that firewood was sparse along the countryside. Through the intake of oxygen, the torch burns very evenly for extended periods of time. Today, it is primarily used by campers for warmth and cooking.
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