A Swedish torch (also known as a Swedish candle, Swedish fire log, or Schwedenfackel) is a very practical alternative to a traditional campfire. With a little prep work, they are easy, efficient, and require little resources and little tending. They are particularly nice if you are winter camping, have wet ground, or a limited supply […]
Wildfires can occur for a variety of reasons, but most are caused by human actions, whether directly (ie unattended campfires, fireworks) or indirectly (transformer sparks, powerline arcing, etc). The National Park Service estimates that only about 10% of wildfires are started by natural causes such as lightning. Regardless of how they are started, they are […]
Everyone loves a campfire. Sitting around the soft, flickering light while the cool evening nips at your back. Enjoying the company of friends and family while sharing stories and roasting marshmallows. Campfires can be the exclamation point at the end of a fun-filled day. But the last people you want to see at your campfire […]
Why burning trash in campfires is a bad idea on many different levels, including the wildfire risk and toxins released into air, land and water.