Some may dream of riches. Others may dream of Jeannie. Local guy Andrew Farley dreamed of the Far-log.

Andrew Farley with his Far-log/Ryn Gargulinski

Andrew Farley with his Far-log/Ryn Gargulinski

The Far-log is a self-contained campfire, a fire log that works on the concept of convection.

Thanks to a hole down the center of the log, the wood burns from in the inside out, making it safer than a scattered campfire and longer-burning than your average log.

First developed in 2008, the Far-log has come a long way. Farley created an easy fuse lighting system and even branched into Far-log key chains based on the gas station restroom key holders. It doesn’t get much cooler than that.

The ideas keep on burning.

Far-log key chain/Ryn Gargulinski

Far-log key chain/Ryn Gargulinski

Currently made of cottonwood, mesquite and a variety of wood in various shapes and sizes, Farley is working with a friend in Guatemala to create the Tiki Far-log made of palm trees.

Far-logs work well for cooking, especially for hot dogs, corn, marshmallows and the cow hearts Farley likes to feed his dog. They can heat up the whole backyard with the handy Johnson Attachment (JA) and make a fine centerpiece for any burning ritual.

Break out that sage.


For more info, click here to join the Facebook Far-log Fan Page.

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