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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Comment by Zebedy on January 21, 2018 at 8:33

Sweet as, let me kow how you get on!

Comment by Dave. Southern Land Solo on January 14, 2018 at 17:23

Awesome. Thanks bro. I have just put together a tinder bag (containing natural and artificial). I want to add some fat wood to it.  I will be on the look out now.

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