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Fatwood Easy Fire Starter – General Information

Friday, September 02, 2011 Posted by Stephanie H.

There are many fire starters that are available on the market but not all are created equal. Some are made of sawdust or compressed wood fibers with added petroleum based products. Many of these products contain chemicals and imageadditives that are harmful to you and the environment. Alternatively, fatwood fire starters work more effectively than other fire starters and are 100% natural and non-toxic. Derived from the roots and stumps of pine trees; fatwood contains high levels of all natural resin which allows a fire to be started with just one or two sticks and a single match.

Fatwood lights quickly even when wet, is wind resistant, and burns hot enough to light larger pieces of wood. A piece of fatwood can even be used multiple times to create tinder by shaving small curls off  of the stick and using them to light other larger pieces of wood. Many people appreciate the distinctive sweet, fresh smell of fatwood and the smoke is an excellent bug repellent. Pieces are pre-split in convenient 8" long pieces and are about three-quarters of an inch in diameter and come in a variety of sizes including 10 and 25 pound bundles. Fatwood is so simple to use whenever you need to start a fire that you'll spend less time starting it and more time enjoying it.

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