FATWOOD TINDER by Big Buck Bushcraft
The long lasting FATWOOD TINDER by Big Buck Bushcraft on sale now and ready for delivery!
Use a fatwood stick to light a fire. Fluff the fatwood and create tiny fatwood shavings that are very fine, fine enough to catch a spark from a ferro rod and striker, lighting up the fire tinder every time. In the three videos below, students are lighting a fire without matches for their first time! Practice your bushcraft with a fatwood fire stick because sometimes the technique needs to mastered. A fluffed pile of tiny fatwood shavings lights every time!
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Light A Fire With No Matches: Steps 1 – 3
First step to light a fire without matches using a long lasting FATWOOD TINDER by Big Buck Bushcraft:
Fluff the fatwood by scraping the stick with the back of a knife or a the edge of your striker.
Second step to light a fire without matches using a long lasting FATWOOD TINDER by Big Buck Bushcraft:
Practice getting a spark to land on the pile of fluffed fatwood by using your ferro rod and the edge of your striker.
Third step to light a fire without matches using a long lasting FATWOOD TINDER by Big Buck Bushcraft:
Direct the sparks to the top of the pile of fluffed fatwood by using your ferro rod and the edge of your striker. Listen for the ‘whooof’ of the fire as it lights up!
What is fatwood?
Fatwood is wood saturated with pitch. Fatwood is collected from a tree that has been harvested decades earlier. The remaining stump and roots are full of tree pitch and are used to make fatwood chunks for fire starting.
Where to find fatwood here in Canada, British Columbia?
This fatwood fire starter is harvested on Okanagan hillsides where pine is the dominant species and pine pitch makes the greatest fatwood.
If you tried fatwood sticks from other parts of the world, you will want to compare fatwood from Canadian pine!
How do you harvest Fatwood?
The first step in harvesting fatwood is to shave off the outer edges of the stump and find the pitchy fat wood in the core and roots of the stump. Our fatwood fire starter sticks are 100% Canadian pine!
How to use fat wood fire starter sticks?
Use fatwood to light a fire. Shaving off the fatwood for starting a fire is called fluffing. Fluffed fatwood and the fatwood shavings are very fine, fine enough to catch a spark from a ferro rod and light a fire.
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