Towards the start of the year we were asked if we’d like to take a Swedish Torch camping with us on one of our many camping trips. Being keen campers and planning lots of trips in the tent, we jumped at the chance to enjoy some toasted marshmallows. Except it just wasn’t meant to be. The Summer was a bit of a washout and it rained on every camping trip, bar my Beaver Scout Camp, where our own camp fires weren’t allowed.
We were desperate to put our Swedish Torch to the test and as the weeks passed it was starting to look like the weather had other plans. I had marshmallows and chocolate thins in the cupboard waiting and then one weekend I checked my weather app and the sun was shining, so we grabbed the fire pit, gathered round the torch and attempted to light it.
I hadn’t really planned for us to light it in our garden so I didn’t have matches or a lighter, but being a Beaver leader I put my skills to the test and got Clara to pass me a lit piece of paper (lit off the stove) through the kitchen window. After about 15 minutes we got it lit and boy does it go up once you get the first bit lit.
We were soon seated round the Swedish torch toasting marshmallows and creating our own chocolate digestive version of a Smore. I was impressed with how well the torch burned and it smelled amazing. I would definitely consider buying one for when friends came round of drinks of an evening in the Winter months.
If we were using our Swedish torch when camping I would possibly use it to place my frying pan on for some bacon sandwiches, you’d have to be quick though as after a while it burns down and the gap between the splits grows quite a bit.
I’ve added a Swedish Torch to my next camping trip list. I think it would be a fun addition to the campfire as is quite the conversation starter.
We were sent our Swedish Torch by Chimenea Shop for the purpose of review.