Fox Nation Fatwood Kindling is sustainably grown and sustainably harvested from our home to yours. Start your next fire with our kindling and enjoy the scent of longleaf pine! **For every bundle sold a longleaf seedling is planted.
Coniferous tree sap is a viscous liquid, that contains terpene, a volatile hydrocarbon. Over time the evaporation of the terpene changes the state of the sap; it slowly gets thicker until it hardens into resin. New fatwood leaks the sticky sap, while in aged fatwood the sap has hardened and is no longer sticky. At every stage of the aging process, fatwood will burn readily, even when wet.
Because of the flammability of terpene, fatwood is prized for use as kindling in starting fires. It lights quickly even when wet, is very wind resistant, and burns hot enough to light larger pieces of wood. A small piece of fatwood can be used many times to create tinder by shaving small curls and using them to light other larger tinder.
We do not accept returns on kindling. If you have an issue with your kindling please contact us and we will help you out!