4) Get to cooking!
1) While it is easy to build with just a Bacho Laplander I still don't believe this is more than novelty item
2) I personally believe the calories expended to build this would be much better when allocated to a traditional fire and a tripod or some other traditional cooking method which could be used for many future fires.
3) Adjusting the length of the logs is quite difficult which makes it very difficult to cook with
4) This style of fire does last longer than a traditional fire but take a lot of work to keep it going and upright
I must admit that this time the torch took off much easier and worked quite well for getting a fire going however, that said the length of cooking time available due to burn time was very limited (i.e. I was only able to get one boil with the pathfinder bottle before it started to tilt in a significant manner. I did leave with a much better feeling for this method given the performance of this torch but still believe it to me something for a camper who takes a chainsaw and not for a minimalist camper or someone in a survival situation.
I look forward to your comments and if you have any other variations you would like me to try just let me know in the comments!