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Fat Wood or Maya Sticks - Tinder for Fire Lighting

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11 Tuesday, 08 November 2011 20:15
Nicklas Odh
I got myself four stumps of pine fatwood from a friend at work and it is amazing that a piece small as a tooth pick will burn almost a minute. Now I have made a small fire kit with some pieces of fatwood, some cotton and a small firesteel.
10 Friday, 09 September 2011 23:21
Calum
Excellent, new member here, I can already tell im gonna like this site a lot :). I find a lot of vidoes on youtube seem to be rushed, where as here you take your time and actually talk about the subject of the video. Thanks.
9 Thursday, 23 June 2011 16:30
Ashley Cawley
@eagerbeaver - Couldn't agree more.
8 Thursday, 23 June 2011 12:53
eagerbeaver
I never purchased maya wood sticks as the name suggested they were harvested from some central American forest and then shipped over here at a huge carbon cost. Just goes to show how dim some people are. I have spent this morning over a local wood which is a managed forest and I've been taking a stick from each pine stump I've come across. Have returned home to try the stuff out and found it to be better than silver birch bark which I normally use. Much easier to carry a stick rather than open a tinder box in the wind and watch it all fly off.
7 Sunday, 12 June 2011 12:34
Spilly
i agree about not buying the maya dust; its far easier and cheaper to carry the sticks and make your own dust, you just scrape the stricker off a fire steel along the edge of the stick, it fluffs it up even finer than the dust you get off the shelf, very easy to ignite and burns almost as long as the solid shavings
6 Sunday, 12 June 2011 10:06
Ashley Cawley
I do infact use the great Joomla CMS & maintain the site myself, I also film & edit the videos :) So thank you for your comment - means a lot.
5 Sunday, 12 June 2011 04:39
Forty5degrees
You are the only Bushcrafter that i know of who uses Joomla. You rock. and keep the great work, from down under. Also awesome videos as usual.
4 Friday, 27 May 2011 12:47
treecare
Brilliant, keep up the good work
3 Wednesday, 25 May 2011 19:32
tony dulieu
Good vid Ash,injoyed
2 Tuesday, 17 May 2011 07:13
Jakob Elbæk Egegaard Pedersen
Great video!
1 Sunday, 15 May 2011 20:50
Martin Saint
Nice video Ash. Just goes to show what an effective tinder fatwood is.

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