If on an outing you want some fried potatoes and meat but have no stove, you can do it by yourself! Just find a log…
And cut it into segments.
Stick some paper into the cracks…
Leaving a wick.
Then fire it!
You don’t have a stove, but you happen to be carrying a log, a chainsaw, newspaper, frying pan, meat, potatos and onions
The typical woman carries these items in her purse.
I can carry everything they mention except the stove in my old Jeep. I think this is a great idea for creating a more contained cook fire.
I will have to try it out using a Dakota hole style fire. A lot of the places I want to go to, have safety issues with open flames. I think this method will work well with the Dakota hole technique.
You can’t carry a camping stove in your jeep?
oh, and a milk churn
It’s a reason why we call it a “russian stove” in my country. We use it often when we are out in the woods.
As a former assistant Scoutmaster I thought I’d seen it all, but this is cool; beats the old hole in the ground with a vent tunnel since the chow is comfortably high. And yes, a Scout could easily make such a device with gear from his patrol box.
Bear Grylles, take note!
If burned wood collapsed?
We often use this kind of stove while working in the forest in winter here in Germany, not only to cook but also to warm up on cold days. I have heard it referred to both as a “Swedish” and “Finnish” stove.
Jätkänkynttilä – guy’s candle in Finland. Quite common mostly as a decoration..
Also remember that the word ‘jätkä’ originally stands for lumberjack. So this would be lumberjack’s candle.
Do you need chain saw? Can you make one with an axe? It looks like it needs to be connected at the bottom so you indeed need to carry the chain saw with you.. ?
You could use a hand saw if you want to take a little more time doing this, I suppose.
A bow saw with a Swedish blade works wonders in the woods.
I’m going to try it !
THX for the hint.
These type of stoves have been around for sometime. Do a youtube search for Swedish Fire Stoves. Even in the United States and Canada, old woodsmen, trappers and such used to make these. Even for camping today I will use a 4-5 inch diameter log about 5 inches and baton an x halfway down and use it to boil water or cook some fish while hiking.
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