5 Campfire Comforts to Wrap Up Summer

These locally made products celebrate late summer, from the lake to fireside s’mores
One Log Campfire
One Log Campfire

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One Log Fire

Since 2009, Bill Bies and his family have been selling portable quick-start firelogs modeled after a traditional Swedish torch. Light one up for beach fires, campfires, or just cozy nights throughout winter. Using kiln-dried logs that burn from the inside, this portable log is easy to light. 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. Each log comes with its own handle so it’s easy to take anywhere. Safe for open-fire s’mores and more. Available online at annerickson.com starting at $19.95

Cozy Campfire candle by Bench & Begonia
Cozy Campfire candle by Bench & Begonia

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Begonia & Bench

From a den-mother-turned-modern-maker, Begonia & Bench honors the tradition of candle making with an eco-friendly, low-waste, carbon-neutral commitment to candle lovers. From pouring to packaging, Darren and Michelle have created a candle company that makes a difference with a giveback for every candle. This cozy campfire candle will remind us of summer nights well into the winter. Available online at begoniaandbench.com; Cozy Campfire shown here from $24

Lake Supply Mill Lacs pillow
Lakes Supply Mille Lacs pillow

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Lakes Supply Co.

Represent your favorite lake with a “lake logo” created by Minneapolis artist Larry Sickmann. When he couldn’t find the prefect souvenir shirt from a trip up north, like a good maker he designed his own. Each design marries his love of hand lettering and logo design while celebrating one of our great Minnesota lakes. Designs are available on many goods, from T-shirts to coffee mugs and home goods. Availability at lakessupply.com; Lake Mille Lacs throw pillow shown here from $45

Lollygagger rocker in blue, by Loll Designs
Lollygagger rocker in blue, by Loll Designs

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Loll Designs

After starting with skate parks, Loll Designs is today crafting a collection of all-weather, outdoor furniture and accessories made with recycled plastic—mostly from single­-use milk jugs. The newest addition to the Loll rockers collection is the Lollygagger. The design integrates the rocker leg curve diameter for the perfect state of equilibrium for everyone. Perfect for post-yoga, morning coffee or for late-night stargazing. For each piece of the Lollygagger collection sold, 1% of the gross sales are donated annually to charity. Loll’s designs are proudly made in Duluth for the modern lollygagger. Availability at lolldesigns.com; Lollygagger rocker shown here $725

North Mallow
North Mallow

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North Mallow

Husband-and-wife former camp counselors wanted a better marshmallow, and so North Mallow was born. From there, a s’mores kit was the next logical step. Using a family recipe, the graham crackers are made using Minnesota-milled Bakers Field Flour and paired with Chuao chocolate squares. Available online at northamllow.com; $35

S'mores a Crowd tray by Timbr
S’mores a Crowd tray by Timbr

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Timbr Designs

Two’s company and S’mores a Crowd. Ken Zakovich learned woodworking at the feet of his grandfather and father and brings that skill to his Minnesota modern designs. This s’mores tray is perfect for family and friends to gather around as we say goodbye to summer nights. Made of solid pine in his Duluth woodshop, Timbr Designs reminds us to slow down and savor. Available online at timbrdesign.com; S’mores a Crowd serving tray shown here $65

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