This morning I watched Black Stump NZ Bushcraft & Survival's video on Finding & harvesting fatwood.
I've been meaning to go out and find/gather some fatwood since reading about it on here, and after watching his video I really wanted to find some.
I went down on the neighbours farm to a small clump of pine trees, I knew there were also a few fallen down ones.
Instead of searching the base of the tree for fatwood I focused on the shoulders. I sawed off one and Voilà! the centre of the branch was full of fatwood, sawed off a few more and got mostly the same result. With one piece I shaved some like a feather stick and a few strikes with my firesteel got a great flame that just burnt and burnt. I didn't make a proper fire because of how dry it is.
I'd love to hear what you guys think and if you have had any success (or failures) with fatwood,
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