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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Blog POP! One Log Fire For Backyard Smores + More Giveaway 8/25

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One Log Fire
Momma Told Me: Smores are for camping.

I won't lie; growing up I never had a 'smores experience.' My family went camping, once, as part of a (Girl Scouts) troop activity and Momma was over it before the sun even went down. We packed up long before the campfire was tended and Kum Ba Ya began. Ever since that fateful day, some 22 years back now, I've longingly swooned at the sight of roasted marshmallows in reality TV shows and iconic movies (yes, even the tainted mallows used in Hangover II). It's not so much about the chocolate and graham crackers; you can get those in just about any type of sweet (pop tarts, ice cream, cereal, candy bars), really. It's more about the symbol of unity one associates with sitting around a campfire telling jokes and stories while scraping the lightly charred layer of fluff off their skewers. It's about bonding and making memories.
One Log Fire
Living here in Southern California, just minutes from the beach, one would think I'd have a plethora of opportunities to create my own 'Smores moment,' but the perfect storm of circumstances has eluded me all these years. The beaches have strict fire pit and bonfire regulations, as the houses just feet away are truly million dollar homes; and living in a condo does not provide much freedom in the way of outdoor leisure. I was watching yet another stereotypical family gathered around flames, enrobed in blankets, and building Smores on TV when I decided to find a solution. I would scour the internet until I found the perfect, low cost, contained, answer to a raging fire outdoors. I came across the usual fire pits, and even some disposable grills, but all were high maintenance or quite costly upfront. Then, by pure luck, I stumbled across a camping solution from Minnesota; handcrafted single burn logs known as One Log Fire.
One Log Fire Smores
One Log Fire Smores
Now I'm literally ignorant when it comes to roasting mallows, or managing a contained fire, but the myriad of suggested uses for this single log fire was impressive enough to convince me to give it a shot. Starting at $13 a piece, these individual logs burn from the inside out and have an easy, food safe, fire starter that will not taint the flavor of roasted foods. Measuring 8" tall, by about 6.5", these single logs are outfitted with an easy carry rope handle and are impressively lightweight. With approximately 2 hours of burn time, and a pre-drilled side mounted vent hole, fire lovers can enjoy a roaring flame in just about 5 minutes from light to fan. I'll admit, I was a bit confused as to where the instructions were, at first, until we discovered that they were on the back of the label, which also covered up the ventilation hole. As it turns out, the label is suggested to be used as a fan to lift the sparks and help rise the initial flames. It's important to note some settling may have occurred in shipping and the fire-starter should be situated upright and central prior to lighting to ensure an even and upright burn.
One Log Fire

While we had a mini extinguisher and a bucket of water on hand at all times; it is best to use One Log Fire in an open, non residential area. Familiarize yourself with your city's fire ordinances, and be sure to clear your burn space of all clutter and flammable objects. We used our glass patio table as a sturdy base, and kept the bucket of water at the same level of reach during the burn process. While the fire-starter is getting going the log will also put off a considerable amount of smoke (just like a fire pit), so be sure to sit up-wind to avoid inhalation. In all, our log burned near an hour and half before the side began to split from the heat and the flamed began to peek out the side vent hole. Flame height reached about 8" at it's peak, and even with moderate wind, was safe enough for me to trust the 10 year old roasting.
One Log Fire
Chcooalte Bar Smore
One Log Fire logs are the perfect camping aide, or even a must have emergency kit staple. They are great for a sunset dinner on the deck, camping by the lake, or giving as a gift. We spent a good 45 minutes after making our smores just gathered around watching the dancing flame and enjoying the warmth. Sabrina (10) kept calling it a giant 'candle log,' which, I suppose, is a good way to put it. Considering how simple One Log Fire is to use, and how easy it is to transport and store, I can't see why anyone wouldn't keep a few of these on hand, no matter where you live!

What Daughter Says: Enjoy the freedom of a roaring fire without the hassle of pits and camping, thanks to One Log Fire.





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45 comments:

  1. I learned you can take it to a beach to use!
    Kitty Iecvan

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  2. I learned that it's made by a family run business that enjoys making quality products.

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  3. I learned they are a family buisness that started in 2009. This would make a great xmas present for the people you have no clue what to get.

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  4. they only use nontoxic fire startes so it does not change flavor of food. these are so cool. thanks

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  5. One Log FIre would be great to add to my tornado emergency box in our tornado shelter in case we lose power again and need to stay warm or cook something, would be nice, it is also nice for city slickers to use to make smores..

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  6. I learned that a One Log Fire will make my outdoor gatherings magical... who wouldn't want that?!

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  7. I learned that the one fire log will provide two hours of light and warmth. It would be a great addition to an emergency kit.

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  8. I learnt that using a long stick match is one of the best ways to light OneLogFire.

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  9. I learned that "Each log comes with its own handle so it’s easy to take anywhere!".

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  10. The non-toxic fire starters they use don't change the flavors of foods that are cooked over the OneLogFire

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  11. Each log is handmade at the OneLogFire Workshop in Minnesota

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  12. I learned that its mobile and you can take it with you! How cool!

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  13. I learned that OneLogFire contains only non-toxic fire starters that will not flavor food.

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  14. I learned that each log gives up 2 2 hours of fire.

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  15. I learned that each log gives up to two hours of compact fire and makes far less mess than a regular camp fire.

    Thanks!
    Samantha
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  16. OneLogFire logs are kiln-dried.

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  17. I watched the video on the home page to understand how this works.

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  18. I learned that this is the most convenient and hassle free way to enjoy fire.

    xoxo,
    Jade of
    Diva Fabulosa Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

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  19. I learned these are great to take to the beach!

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  20. I Learned Each log gives up to two hours of compact fire.
    Entry Name- Heather Hayes Panjon

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  21. It provides 2 hours of light and warmth.

    Also, your table and chairs are just like mine. :)

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  22. Each log gives up to two hours of compact fire making it a perfect heat and light source without the mess of a traditional campfire.

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  23. I learned this: In the summer of 2009, OneLogFire began with an idea to create a unique and magical way to "ENJOY" a fire. We are a family business and take great pride in producing quality handmade products made in the United States.

    Rafflecopter: happi shopr

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  24. I learned that you can save over 30% when you order the six-pack.

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  25. I learned that OneLogFire contains only non-toxic fire starters that will not flavor food. (or harm my family :)

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  26. I learned it provides 2 hours of light & warmth

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  27. Each log is handmade at the OneLogFire Workshop in Minnesota with pride and care.

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  28. I learned it can be used for emergency preparations also!

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  29. That you could take it with you wherever you go!

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  30. Ok, now this is very awesome and quite cleaver! They would also make excellent additions to our emergency preparedness kits! Love it!

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  31. I like that they use non-toxic fire starters!

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  32. I learned that Each log gives up to two hours of compact fire

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  33. In the summer of 2009, OneLogFire began with an idea to create a unique and magical way to "ENJOY" a fire. We are a family business and take great pride in producing quality handmade products made in the United States. 

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  34. they use nontoxic fire starters that do not flavor food, it is a really unique idea.

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  35. I learned that each log gives roughly two hours of fire.

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  36. I learned you can start them with the label..neat idea!

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  37. I learned each log is handmade at the OneLogFire Workshop in Minnesota with pride and care.

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  38. You can pretty much take them anywhere!

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  39. I learned that Each log is handmade at the OneLogFire Workshop in Minnesota with pride and care
    Jessica Cox

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  40. I learned each log lasts up to 2 hours

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  41. I learned that each log gives up to two hours of compact fire

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  42. i learned that they are a relatively new business out of minnesota.

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  43. I Learned that they also have an email signup where you can save 15% your first order.

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  44. i learned they began in 2009 as a family business

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  45. I learned that each log is handmade

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