Self Feeding Fire That Lasts A Whopping 14 Hours

amazing self feeding fire
If you haven’t seen this amazing self feeding fire you’ll be in for a surprise. You’ll for sure want to try this out on your next camping trip.
If you follow the directions in the video you can get this self feeding fire to burn up to 14 hours. It can also withstand a pretty good rain.
Could this be used in a survival situation? Maybe, but one thing you’ll have to admit it’s a different way to build a fire.

Watch the video below now to learn how to set up this self feeding fire.

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  1. david

    January 16, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Surely the log on fire will set the other logs alight. I mean fire spreads.

    • Lorie

      January 26, 2016 at 2:14 am

      I thought the same thing!

    • John

      January 28, 2016 at 1:59 am

      I’m willing to try it. These are full logs, not split. I’m actually a little more skeptical that it will keep burning.

      • Travis

        February 3, 2016 at 12:42 pm

        Surely if you have a chainsaw to cut sigh perfect logs your not really in a survival situation.

      • Lorrie A. Richard

        May 21, 2016 at 2:06 am

        the wood is green so doesnt burn as easily.

    • Tim

      February 2, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      Only the side of the log that is exposed to the flame will burn

      • Tom

        February 2, 2016 at 11:06 pm

        David, did you not watch the video? The answer is, surely not 🙂
        And John, you too? Watch the video and you will see your skepticism is misplaced.

    • josh

      February 8, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      If yall actually watch the video he answers all your questions and even shows video of how it works over 13 hours including in the rain. Come on folks.

    • Okwaho57

      February 26, 2016 at 1:32 am

      I recall a registered Maine guide describing this about 1972 and saying it can’t work. The ash will accumulate at the bottom and smother the fire.

      • Okwaho57

        February 26, 2016 at 1:33 am

        If the wood were all seasoned HICKORY you’d have a shot. Hickory is a perfect fire wood. It splits easily, burns a long time and leaves LOTS of hot coals.

      • Jason The Good Survivalist

        February 26, 2016 at 8:55 pm

        This does work. Did you watch the video?

        • Sierra

          August 14, 2016 at 12:41 am

          Do you have a pic or a video of creating the structure? And how to place the dirt?
          Was it regular dirt or something else like clay?

          Also what type of wood was used?

          Thanks for sharing this!

    • Jason

      April 25, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      If you actually watch the video you’ll see why it works and DOES NOT set off the other logs.

  2. Ludi Barrs

    February 2, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Great survival tip! Thanks for trying it! 🙂

  3. asvxxsxx

    February 2, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Peeps talking about all logs catching fire obviously havent made logfire before 😀

    • MLady PDX

      February 6, 2016 at 1:13 am


  4. C Merritt

    February 3, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Don’t think this would work in the UK, I don’t think we’ve ever gone a full 14 hours without rain!!

  5. JEP

    February 3, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    looks good to me, I can see a folding metal frame in place of the wood frame that should be faster to set up and portable.

    • MLady PDX

      February 6, 2016 at 1:17 am

      Thats my plan. Even ladders set in dirt. I’ve made and tended many a camp fire. This type would support a great cooking space and survival warmth for many.

  6. Tyler

    February 3, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Even easier to make a slide like the above in the video, out of heat treated steel.. Then toss the logs on. Even better. 🙂

  7. Mick Birch

    February 3, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Years ago I lived in a trailer with a fitted Parkray (so an outside fire was accademic to me) on Henley’s Hop farm in Kent training the hops to go up the strings.But a family of Romany Gypsies were as annually regular there as was I. What they did was drag a Huge log into the area in front of the hop huts. Using a chain saw they gouged a sort of well in the middle of the giant log. Thereafter any cooking fires they lit in the aforementioned log well burned deeper and deeper into the Large log, and was easily rekindled the next morning. So simple! M

    • MLady PDX

      February 6, 2016 at 1:19 am

      Ditto that. Seen it can do.

  8. John

    February 4, 2016 at 12:02 am

    What’s the point of having a fire last that long? A: it’s fun to feed the fire. B: start a new fire when you need one! Or do we just want to destroy our forests faster?

  9. Rozzell

    February 4, 2016 at 2:02 am

    Are there diagrams to shed some light on the setup?

  10. Corwen

    February 4, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    this is a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist. Why would you need to keep a fire going if no-one is there? If there is someone there, then they can just add logs!

    I suspect this might work occasionally, but if the logs are dry and there is any wind then the whole lot will go up in one go. If there is no wind and the logs are damp or of very hard wood then it will simply go out.

    • sega

      February 5, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      where can you find such perfect logs?

      • MLady PDX

        February 6, 2016 at 1:27 am

        There in lay the problem. Yet ! the point is still its a survival situation and you do for the many…. and there will be people awake and tending this style of fire pit with steel rods and keep a pit of fire fed as slowly as it can be to use as little fuel as possible. He who wins at survival is he who uses the Least amount of energy to support the tribe.

  11. Dominick

    February 4, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    As a solo survivalist I can see the benefits.

  12. Dawn

    February 5, 2016 at 3:52 am

    LOL, for those of us that don’t function well upon rising in the morning, this is a great idea. Just put the coffee pot on and pull up a chair, easy-peasy. Great idea, thank you!

  13. placid

    February 5, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    The amount of work involved setting this up is much more work then it would be just throwing on another log once in a while. you could make the case that the “self feeding” action allows you to no supervise the fire.. but a fire unsupervised seems like a bad idea in the first place. if the goal from the start was to make a simple process harder.. well done.

  14. Bob Howie

    February 6, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Much easier building an upside down fire.

  15. mysticheadlice

    February 7, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Cool idea, but realistically, what are you doing while this fire is going that prevents you from feeding it manually. Some of the fascination/attraction of a fire is watching it change as it burns low and you put more wood on it, you sit there and stare into it or walk away from the flames to look at the stars, and come back. Maybe a “signal fire” or something like that?

  16. todd

    May 23, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    for all you,practicing survivalists that cant grasp the concept of truely having to survive ,i can understand all the comments but if you are alone and having to multi- task to set up a true survival situation ,this set up free’s you up to, build a shelter ,collect food and water without loosing fire in the process,all you weekend campers who think your tent and marshmellows and enjoy feeding a bonfire to sing koom by ya over,just dont get it!!!

  17. Fryzetti

    May 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    I agree with Todd. Most people, maybe 80-90 %…
    Would not survive in the wild or any extreme condition, by themselves. That’s because those people are the ones who thinks….building a fire to last without maintaining it….is useless. When a tragedy occurs, and for some reason…you are all alone…and need a fire like this….they’d have wished they should have paid more attention. I guess they never watch the Survival channel
    And see how difficult it is to keep a fire going…to keep warm, dry…and hopefully…fed. I know this from personal experience. But….it’s only my opinion.

  18. Nate

    June 15, 2016 at 1:17 am

    What not have it going all the time. If your in damp conditions, and try get a fire started. Why not keep it going? So you can sit and waste time, calories, endurance. When other thing could be done. Not to mention having warmth and a peace of mind while in the day and sleeping. I find have a fire in a survival situation helps keep me Movated and spirits up. great idea A must to try.

  19. Paul Zulauf

    September 27, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    For those survival situations when you have a chainsaw with you and wanna impress your friends