Finding Fat Lighter - Fatwood Firestarter

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  1. Aeason

    Aeason Monkey

    It is funny I guess growing up here in Mississippi and one of my chores every day in the winter was to chop lighhterd and bring in firewood. I guess you just assume everyone knows this as the stuff was everywhere, just don't realize it is not everywhere., still chop lighterd and bring in wood at 59
     
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  2. Aeason

    Aeason Monkey

    Wow, looking at those lighterd stumps reminds me of one about eight feet tall that was on our place when I was growing up, saw a big owl on it skimmed up and found three owl chicks, watched it for several years same thing finally went to see it and it had fallen, don't know why but it made me sad. Just had to put that in, I found that dead cedar splinterd up works well if you don't have any fat lightered
     
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  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    I would love to see a video of pine knots burning underwater! Love fatwood.
     
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  4. nomifyle

    nomifyle "I am a bookaholic and I regret nothing"

    Thanks for the OP, I have a good idea what to look for.
     
  5. oldman11

    oldman11 Monkey++

    Some are rich enough to almost burn under water.
     
  6. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Be careful, Even when cutting it up in small logs with a chainsaw it will fire up!
     
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  7. oldman11

    oldman11 Monkey++

    True
     
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  8. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    [lolol][lolol][lolol]
     
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  9. oldman11

    oldman11 Monkey++

    Back in the 50’s they hauled rich pine to the mills to make turpentine to the point there’s not much left. I can remember seeing loaded truck and trailer loads coming by our place. Last summer I found a piece of rich lightard pine about four foot long in one of our creeks,enough to last awhile. It is getting very scarce that we don’t give it away no more.
     
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  10. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Yes sir, I spotted another standing log about 12' high the other day!!!
    Also spotted one by the RR Tracks,I should have enough to last.
     
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  11. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    Have you tried making char material with the punky wood?
     
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