Making Pine Pitch Fire-Starters !

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  1. pitdog

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    Took the WSK out today and gathered some Fatwood and Pine Pitch to make some fire-starters.

    Splitting fatwood is no problem for this beast of a knife, a little extra blade length would have been nice but I still managed to get more than enough fatwood for what I needed...

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    Second split....

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    That's two decent sized bits for my needs...

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    Once home I filled a section of an egg box with the pitch mixture and made some fatwood shavings with the WSK...

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    Topped it off with the shavings and I had my completed fire-starter !

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  2. Sweeneyguy

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    I had a member on here, paul cochrane, show me how to make some pine sap firebombs last year.

    Really easy, just find a tree where the sap is running and start blotting it up with some fluffed jute. When it gets good and sticky and another layer of fluffed jute till it's not sticky anymore. They come out looking like hairy turds.. :9:
     
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  3. pitdog

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    Might have to give those a try !:3:
     
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    Hairy turds, or fire bugs? :D
     
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    Im sure that would burn like H E Double hockey sticks. Thanks.
     

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