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.