How to use a Swedish torch to cook your next camp meal in style

You’ll need three logs of equal length, an ax, a skillet and a big appetite.

Tonight, you’re preparing dinner in style.

The Swedish torch could be the most effective cooking fire I’ve ever seen. It’s a self-contained fire that functions like a stovetop range. You don’t need a grill or grate because its stable surface holds your pots and pans securely over the flame.

Eagle Scout Creek Stewart, host of Fat Guys in the Woods on The Weather Channel, explains how to build a Swedish torch in the video below.

As you’ll see, it not only looks cool, it also works.

I’d recommend using downed and dead wood and checking local fire restrictions before trying this one. If you’re in the clear there, get ready to elevate your Scout cooking game.

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