The Swedish Torch, also known as Swedish Log or Canadian Candle, much like many of our other products started as a functional tool for survival. Originally thought to have been used in arctic conditions by Swedish soldiers during the 17th Century, the Swedish torch was an economical way of creating heat for warmth, to cook and for light in pitch-black nights in the arctic tundra.
Our Swedish Torch/Log have a practical 2-3 hour burn time and make the perfect degradable fire pit option, and is locally sourced larch softwood kiln dried to below 20% less moisture content using captured waste heat system, which creates minimal smoke. This makes the ideal atmosphere for socialising around the log without eye-watering smoke ruining your fun.
Although the Swedish Torch is not essential for survival today it can certainly still be used as a functional tool. Ideal for camping, fishing or even just something different in the back garden you can use the Swedish Torch to create warmth, or for cooking long into the night. It creates a romantic light source perfect for garden parties.
It is the cuts in the log that make it into a Swedish Torch. Two cuts with a chainsaw or saw back in ye’ olden days in a cross pattern that go two-thirds of the depth of the log. It is these deep cuts or grooves in the log that keep the fire burning in the log over a long period of time.
Lighting the Swedish Torch is the same as lighting a campfire; use dry kindling stacked in a wigwam formation. Light the kindling and aid the fire with some wafted air. The cut grooves create airflow and embers that drop in the grooves keep the fire going until the log itself catches. Once the log catches you are all systems go. Cook, keep warm and romanticise the flickering flames.