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Swedish Torch/Stove...a nifty technique

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by chelloveck, May 5, 2012.


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  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Shining the light on a truthier truth!

    A couple of Youtube clips on how to make a simple long burning fire using a Swedish Torch/Stove.

    The first clip is making a torch stove by creating a virtical bundle. Deadwood about wrist thick can be cut to uniform lengths with a folding pruning saw. This method is a good backpacking technique.

    Start about a minute into the clip. Amateur camera work, and a presentation as exciting as being given a motivational speech by a depressed funeral director...but the technique is a nifty one to have in one's knowledge base.

    bushcraft skills: the swedish torch/stove - my way - YouTube

    The second method is more for a homestead or basecamp type situation and requires a chainsaw, though with some effort and sweat, a crosscut saw would probably work...

    How to Make a Swedish Torch - YouTube

    When operating chainsaws take appropriate safety precautions and wear the necessary personal protective equipment.
     
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  2. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    He needs to sharpen that Stihl .
    The Dane would of beat him with his saw. ;)

    Good Post & info

    Sloth
     
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  3. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    stihl is good quality, but overpriced. My Poulan Pro does good enough. An I keep several new sharp chains & a good chain sharpener =)
     
  4. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Stihl is the Alaskan Loggers, Saw of choice.... I still have my 031AV that I bought 40 years ago. Still runs like a Top, and with a new chain, can take down any tree I need. Momma, uses her 018 to limb and brush. Nothing beats a Stihl in the woods... ..... YMMV....
     
  5. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey+++

    That is a new technique for fire for me. Many thanks!

    Kajun
     
  6. the picker

    the picker Monkey

    that's a nice method for around where i live thanks for sharing.
     
  7. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    Down here Stihl is probably most popular now, but the Husqvarna 480CD I started using clearing our homesite 30 years ago is still my favorite...and it will still run the big bar through old dead oak like a knife through warm butter...

    Again...YMMV
     
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  8. ExHelot

    ExHelot Monkey

    Great! I'm dying to try it out. Seems to me that if you weren't able to get all the wood an even length you could even out one end and bury the uneven end. Any thoughts?
     
  9. chelloveck

    chelloveck Shining the light on a truthier truth!

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  10. Aeason

    Aeason Monkey

    Down south you can easily find some fat lighterd to start the wood burning, good post.
     
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