Sometimes, the simplest inventions are also the most effective. Take for example MITI – The Swedish Log Stovetop ($52.00), a tough 1/8″ thick metal disk that turns a log into the perfect cookstove.
Based on an ancient Scandinavian cooking concept called ‘the Swedish torch’, this 2,5 lb laser-cut stainless steel burner is super easy to use. All you need to do is split a log -max 14 inches tall- into 4 equal pieces (after a few beers you should totally be able to do it!), place the cooking device on top, secure it with the retaining rods, and fire this baby up. Boasting 4 separators, MITI creates a powerful airflow that will consume the log from the inside out, and with the rods keeping it all together nicely, you get a stable surface for your cooking vessel. Now you can brag to your friends that you can make fire like a true viking.