Finding, Harvesting, and Using Fatwood

You’ve probably heard of fatwood, the miracle fire starter. “Miracle” might be a bit strong, but fatwood makes wonderful tinder and kindling. Finding and harvesting fatwood is easy. Here’s how.

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Using Vaseline Cotton Balls as a Fire Starter

When it comes to starting fires in the wild, I can’t think of any options as cheap, light-weight, and fool-proof as homemade Vaseline cotton balls. Vaseline cotton balls almost guarantee you a fire, even in adverse conditions. Here’s how to make and use them.

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