fatwood

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  1. DuctTape

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    Being in an area with plenty of birchbark, I have never been found wanting for an easy means to start a fire in even the worst conditions.

    This weekend in my backyard campsite I decided to cut a piece of fatwood from a pine that fell a few years ago just to try it out. It was neat to use,l. It took more time to collect and prep than birchbark but I liked how it held a flame like a mini candle. I can certainly see how effective it could be all by itself, and/or in conjunction with other tinder.

    All in all, just making fire is a fun thing. Only photo I took was of my backyard campsite.

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  2. MrFixIt

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    Nice backyard!
     
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    @DuctTape I would love to see more pictures of your structure. Do you have anymore or a past post with them in it?
     
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    I can try to take another shot of the inside. It is getting old, so starting to fall apart a little. Though you can't tell from the angle in the photo.
     
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    Lassmanac Man Enough to be a Girl Scout Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass II

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    fatwood is by far my favorite these days. I have some birch bark and am buying a house with a river birch tree in the back. But fatwood... I have a stock pile of the stuff!
     
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