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.
100% All Natural
No Live Trees Cut
Simply Nature’s Best Fire Starter
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly does all natural mean?
It means the product is 100%, completely all-natural. Organic. Eco. Whatever you want to call it, it means there’s zero additives, chemicals and so forth in our product. It’s pure wood!
If it’s all natural, how does it light so well?
The secret of Fatwood is the higher concentration of resin found in our trees. It is this organic resin that gives our Fatwood Firestarter its sustained flame and easy lighting ability. With these higher concentrations of resin, we don’t need to add propellants or chemicals like the other guys because we don’t need them. How many other fire starters can claim that?
How is your fatwood produced?
Fatwood sticks are harvested from pine tree stumps that are left behind in the forest. We go out and remove the stumps, then chop them by hand into small sticks. From there, it goes by donkey and/or truck to our facility where it is packaged. It’s actually that simple!
What are the origins of fatwood firestarter?
Fatwood was originally found in the remnants of longleaf pine stumps scattered across the Southeastern US. The longleaf pine was once the dominant conifer, growing across vast savannahs in sandy soil from Virginia to Texas. Most of these trees were harvested in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In fact, the word ‘fatwood’ became a descriptor meaning the wood in these stumps was ‘fat’ with flammable resin, therefore, perfect for a fire starter.
Where does your fatwood come from?
Our Fatwood comes from the stumps of a pine related to the longleaf but native to our Central American tree farms. These pines are quick-growing, do not occupy rain forest areas, and are a non-endangered species, yielding a product that is sustainable, economically viable and environmentally responsible. By making use of the stumps, we are reducing overall waste while creating a sustainable and safe byproduct.
Is fatwood waterproof? How?
An excess of ‘liquid sunshine’ dampening your plans? Not to worry. Fatwood is practically submergible! The resin in our Fatwood is so concentrated and water-repellent that it will spark right up, even when wet – making it perfect for outdoor activities like hiking, canoeing and kayaking.
Is Fatwood Easy to Light?
With a higher content of natural resin, our Fatwood is ready to burn, wet or dry. Its naturally rough texture adds surface area, increasing ease of ignition, and the size of the sticks is perfect for stashing in a pack for a camping trip. All you need is a single match and a couple of Fatwood sticks, it’s literally that simple.
Where Can I buy it ?
As a producer, we sell primarily to distributors and businesses, not end consumers. You can find our fatwood at most leading hardware stores, grocery stores and other big box stores even though it’s often under other branding.
What Customers Say
Great product. Got 10lbs thinking it was a lot… it’s really not. We’ll probably burn through it in 5 days since we use our fireplace to heat the house. It burns way too quickly, from start to finish probably lasts 5 min on the bigger pieces that are in the box. It doesnt really last long enough for the wood to actually catch, at least not large logs.
I love this product. Easy to use and works great! Have been using Fatwood for about 15 years and always make sure I have it on hand!
Fatwood is the quickest, easiest, and most persistent way to start a fire that I have found. The only problem is remembering to keep the sack tightly tied, since my dog immediately began stealing the sticks. !!
This product is true to its description, however it takes more than 2, 3 or even 4 pieces to get a fire going. Chunks would be more beneficial or at least “fatter” pieces.