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This is the best way to get a fire going inside or out!
on January 22, 2018
Before I started using fatwood I would wad up a bunch of crumpled newspaper into the wood stove, and then hunt around the property for twigs and sticks and fallen branches, which then had to be dried out most of the time. So, you'd have to create a bin on the porch that looked like an eagles nest and then snap it up and put it on your wads of newspaper balls. The house would smoke up and you'd blow on it a couple of times, and add if the twigs were still damp. Sound familiar? Then I bought some fatwood from a local big box, paying much much more for a little box. It worked great but it gets costly fast. 35 pounds of this delivered to your home with free Prime shipping is the way to go. Get a tote or bucket to keep a big handful next to your woodstove. Put the rest somewhere out of site but dry. I usually use three sticks to start a fire. Two big fat ones, and one little one that becomes the match. Make an X, put your smaller firewood on top, and then some larger pieces. Light the smaller one in your hand and use it to get the other pieces going. Now if there's a little smoke it's not so bad because it smells like a pine incense and not like burning paper and printing ink. Toss some into your backpack when you go hiking or camping. Cheap and easy to use. All natural. Made from the stumps of previously logged stumps. After they get cut the stump loads up with pine resin, and then they cut off the last foot and chop it up real small and make the fatwood. Simple is good.