I've had some recent success at finding fatwood, and some other experiences looking for fatwood. There are a few downed pines in an area of a local state park that allow harvesting downed trees. My son and I go there to spend some time in the woods and look for fatwood. For a couple of trips, we've found limbs that have about a 1/4 inch of resin packed in one area, but not what I would call fatwood, hence the title of the thread. I've processed this material down to what you see below. There is about a 1/4" of good stuff and some resinous wood to play with, it is about 6" long. I wanted to know if this would provide enough tinder for a single fire in weather. Luckily, we had a little weather today. Just enough to make it interesting. I did some prep, making scrapings from the good stuff, some curls from the wood, and a few pieces of pencil lead size to completely use up the stick Hit the scrapings with a fero rod and added the curls, then a few of the pencil lead size pieces. It will burn. Fun way to warm up, and happy that the time learning to find fatwood, paid more than one dividend. A few weeks after we found the stuff above, my son pulled this out of the ground. It's all fatwood. Still processing as I've gunked up every saw we have, some a few times.