If you’ve never experienced the warmth of a Swedish Fire Log, don’t be too hard on yourself. Even though they are not exclusive to Sweden (they’re also known as a Canadian Candle, one log fire, etc.), they’re still a fairly new idea in the whole fire-starting niche. You will, though, wish you had spent time near one of them earlier – but you’re about to get in on the secret! This guide will cover How to Make a Swedish Fire Log, and also links to a couple of pre-made options.
The name refers to its origins with the Swedish Army. If you’re thinking that the Swedes are darned good at getting a campfire going with minimum effort – you’d be right. It utilizes one log that can be prepared without a whole lot of effort. When you’re done, you have the makings of a campfire that will burn steadily, support a piece of cookware, and also stay lit on wet or snowy ground.