Fatwood Firestarter

Nature’s best firestarter

Born from the wood of old pine stumps left for waste after logging, it is made from splitting the stumps of pine trees that contain a high concentration of natural resin. As the stumpwood hardens over time, the resin or sap concentrates to create an all-natural, 100% organic, chemical-free fire starter.

Our Fatwood comes from non-rainforest areas of Central America. It’s part of our dedication to sustainable forestry. Live trees are never cut for our Fatwood and we harvest only non-endangered pine species.

The stumps are split into sticks approximately 8″ in length and 3/4″ in diameter. We’ve found this size to be a convenient and ideal size for practically all applications. Whether using it in the fireplace, the backyard BBQ, a pellet stove, or even in the woods while camping, Fatwood Firestarter is the ideal choice. Yes, all Fatwood is kindling, but not all kindling will ever be Fatwood.

fatwood firestarter sticks in forest on tarp
Waterproof – All Natural – Easy to Light

Fatwood firestarter 15lb box

Why Use Fatwood?

Unlike most other fire starters, Fatwood is ideal for any indoor or outdoor situation. There’s no spilling, no odors, no chance of flare-up and no dangerous toxins to breathe. It’s safe, clean and has an indefinite shelf-life. You can use it to start your backyard grill or your indoor fireplace safely and easily, even when wet!

Leave the kerosene-soaked products, the smelly fluids and the sawdust composites to the other guys. When you’re ready to put your fireplace, chiminea, grill or pellet or wood stove into action, grab two sticks of all-natural Fatwood. That’s all you’ll need.

Benefits of Fatwood

  • 100% Natural
  • No Additives or Chemicals
  • 100% Reclaimed Wood
  • Lights When Wet
  • No Live Trees Cut
  • Zero Waste
Made of 100% Reclaimed Wood – Zero Waste – No Live Trees Cut

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How to Use Fatwood


Use Anywhere

If only all of life was as simple and easy as using Fatwood. All you need is one light, two sticks, three steps and you’re in business, whether it’s your campfire, fireplace, BBQ, chiminea, pellet or wood stove. 
  1. Add your two Fatwood sticks to your fuel. 

  2. Light one end of each stick.

  3. Bask in the warm, flickering glow of your success


In the fireplace

Because Fatwood is safe, quick and easy to use, only two sticks are needed get a roaring fire going. Instead of the hassle of crumbling newspaper or gathering kindling, you’ll spend less time starting the fire and more time enjoying it.

  1. Crisscross two Fatwood sticks on a grate so that the flame will move up the sticks.
  2.  Lay seasoned split firewood on top of the Fatwood sticks. Leave a bit of room between the Fatwood and the firewood for airflow.
  3. Light one end of each stick.
  4. Replace the screen in front of the fireplace.


On the grill

Because Fatwood is 100% all-natural with no chemicals or petroleum additives, there’s no chemical taste added to your grilled foods.

Use Fatwood Firestarter with a quality product like our 100% all Natural Lump Charcoal and you can cook knowing that no harmful chemicals or toxins are released into your food. 

  1. Arrange your favorite lump charcoal or briquettes to form a pyramid. Insert 2 to 3 pieces of Fatwood Firestarter through the pile so that the ends of the wood stick out 1 to 2 inches from the pyramid.

  2. Light the ends of the Fatwood sticks and leave the fire uncovered for 10-15 minutes.

  3. When coals are covered with a thin layer of white ash and the Fatwood sticks have completely burned away, your fire is ready.


Wood & Pellet Stoves

Fatwood is the ideal firestarter for wood and pellet stoves. Since instructions for individual models of wood and pellet stoves differ, please consult your particular stove’s instruction manual for specific details and safety information.

For most wood stoves:

  1. Place two Fatwood sticks into the chamber.
  2. Place your seasoned hardwood on the sticks, allowing some room for airflow .
  3. Light one end of each stick .
  4. Adjust the damper and enjoy.

For most pellet stoves:

  1. Place two Fatwood sticks into the burn pot.
  2. Light one end of each Fatwood stick. NOTE: Depending on the stove type (manual or automatic) this step may not be required. The instructions for your specific stove may vary.
  3. Start the stove and monitor it as the auger begins to drop wood pellets into the burn pot. The Fatwood will quickly ignite and spread the fire to the surrounding pellets more evenly.
  4. Adjust the damper and enjoy.

>> Enjoy an all-natural fire free of any chemical residue or aftertaste with Fatwood firestarter! <<