To understand the appeal of the Swedish torch, it helps to remember all the pain points of building a campfire. Especially now that I know the Swedish torch exists. The Swedish torch, variously known as a Swedish log, Canadian candle, or any combination of fire-baring words and nationalities, is incredibly simple. The cuts allow for air circulation, which makes the fire burn more efficiently—one Swedish torch normally burns for two to three hours. When I witnessed the magic of the Swedish torch for the first time, it humbled me.