What Is Fatwood?

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What Is Fatwood?
(Fatwood Firestarters)

Fatwood is an all natural product that is used as a fire starter. The best fatwood products are all natural and do not contain accelerants. Choose environmentally sustainable fatwood which is safer to use than newspapers and less toxic than wax. Fatwood is a green choice for fire starters.

Where Does Fatwood Come From

Fatwood is the centre of the pine tree. It is harvested from the centre of the stump. Environmentally sustainable fatwood is harvested after logging is completed.

How Does Fatwood Work

High in natural pine resins, it is easy to light with a single match. The resins burn slowly and tend to leach out onto other wood. As the resins catch fire, the flames spread quickly.

Is Fatwood Safe to Use

All natural fatwood contains no accelerants. There are no harmful chemicals to worry about and no flare-up. It is safe to use in indoor fireplaces and wood burning stoves.

Genuine Fatwood vs. Imitations

Genuine fatwood is a natural wood product with a strong pine scent. Imitation fatwood uses wax, paraffin or kerosene as an accelerant and it smells artificial.

Where to Purchase Fatwood

Fatwood is readily available in most areas during the winter months. Check where firewood is sold. Retailers such as Plow and Hearth sell boxes of this material.

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