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    Default My First Fatwood Find!**update #1**

    ***Update in post #28 and #29 pictures.. More pictures of processed wood soon.

    Went out with my daughter for a hike and found an area with pine trees. I found several dozen dead trees that are still standing and several that are blown over where the roots are out of the ground. I figured give it a shot and started kicking and poking around. After several dozen attempts finally found a small dead limb on a standing tree that looked to be fatwood. Split it up and tried it out. Fatwood in Hawaii! Awesome!
    I found that the three trees that I tried on the ground had none but the dead still standing trees have it.
    Didn't find a skeleton tree or stump but the dead branches have it.
    Just wanted to share my very first Wild Fatwood find..
    My daughter picked up some giant cones too!

    A close up look... 2" diameter.

    A look compared to these cones! The cones are about 6" diameter!
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    That's tha good stuff, down here we call that greasey, and some time's you find the purple stuff. Nice job with the eye's to find it. Peace

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    well done ...

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    sweet find, i have yet to find some.

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    Good find! Now is a good time to bag it up and save it!

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    Great find. Nothing like it and it burns every time.
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost

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    I love the look of resin enriched pine. I would have said fat wood but it just didn't look right. Haha

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    Thanks guys I am pretty happy about it. Heading back this weekend for a full day hike so I will be looking for more, bigger stumps.
    It burns great with black smoke so I think its Fatwood?
    I been buying fatwood online but now I have some chunks to keep on standby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMoccasin View Post
    I love the look of resin enriched pine. I would have said fat wood but it just didn't look right. Haha
    I have no Idea if this is resin enriched pine or fatwood? It burns with black smoke like my box of fatwood I bought online but the color is different. It starts well with a ferro rod though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shnick View Post
    Good find! Now is a good time to bag it up and save it!
    My thoughts exactly. Just a good size stump will be enough. The rest I will just leave for the next person.

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