Fatwood For Beginners

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Fatwood For Beginners
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Fatwood — aka. heart pine or pine knot — is widely known to be an excellent firelighter wood. It’s the resin-soaked wood that forms when sap from dead pine trees settles into the trunk and branches. Although fatwood can be found in most forests, actually locating it is easier said than done until you know what you are doing.

If you want some quality fatwood for camping, you of course have the option of ordering from stores. But what if you’re in a survival situation in the woods or buying pre-made kits is not economical? In the following video, Coalcracker Bushcraft offers a hands-on explanation of how to spot fatwood and quickly process it for various uses.

Below are the simplified steps to finding and using fatwood for beginners:

1. Find a dead and rotting pine tree – either fallen or upright.

2. Look for roots (if the tree was upright) or branches that are attached to the trunk. These branches are likely rich in resin, which contains a flammable hydrocarbon known as terpene (precursor to turpentine). The part of the tree with a concentration of the sap hardens and is rot-resistant.


3. Confirm the presence of resin from its fragrant smell, a shiny look, and an occasionally sticky texture.

4. Chop away at the resin-rich branches as close to the trunk as possible.

5. Make a pile of shavings by trimming down the edges of the fatwood with a knife. You can also smash it into chips if you don’t have a knife.

6. Place it under larger wood pieces or twigs and start a fire.

Finding your own fatwood is easier than most people assume — and it’s a skill that could potentially prove to be a lifesaver in a survival scenario.


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