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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by blackbirdzach, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. blackbirdzach

    blackbirdzach

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    These days it's rare to find a product that lives up to it's hype...so when I find something that really stands apart, I try to spread the word. For my birthday last month my folks bought me a box of fatwood for my woodstove. It use to be a pain to get my woodstove going, but now I make a little log cabin out of this stuff, put my regular wood on top of it, light the fatwood and close the doors. I have a nice warm fire in no time. If you have a woodstove, fireplace, or have trouble getting a good fire when you're out camping, this stuff is fantastic.

    https://www.plowhearth.com/product....rmal&search_value=fatwood&cur_index=&pcode=64

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  2. Usingmyrights

    Usingmyrights Jr Member

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    Fat lighter is great. Fortunately, I've got enough fat lighter from a pine tree in the back yard to last me for a couple years, even if I used my wood stove all winter. I have another 3 out front that I plan to take down this spring, so I should be good for the next decade as far as fat lighter goes
     
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    I tried it, works well. So does the compressed sawdust/wax stuff. I'm no boyscout and need to cheat when building a fire.
     
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    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

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    Have heard about fatwood, and guess it's good stuff. But my brothers and friends would take turns beating me with a peavey if the word ever got out I was BUYING kindling wood!:supergrin:

    Guess if you live in the city and can't cut a couple cedar trees when you want to, then it's good stuff, but a bunch of wadded up newspaper and a coffee cup full of gasoline will get the blaze going in no time flat!!

















    Just kiddin' about the gas....but there's no lack of stories about people burning their house down (or worse) trying that method!!:upeyes:
     
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    WUSSY! 20 years ago my Wife used pure gas. TILL she lit her *** on fire, EVER try to catch someone on fire? Damn they can run fast. I finally got her to run in a circle, And I cut her off..And rolled her ***...:whistling:
     
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    My parents used to use a cup of kerosene to get the wood stove going.
     
  7. That's all Brother

    That's all Brother

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    I have cut my own from pine stumps. Since I don't plan on cutting down any more, I buy mine at W-M. Under the name of Starter Stikk. 5 lbs for around $8.00. The firestarting capabilities of fatwood are due to the high concentration of resin at the stump. PITA to get that stump out w\o a tractor, but worth it.
     
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    I've been using these all winter. They use a hydraulic ram to compress chipped pallets, there is no binder used. They go for $135/ton and are so much better than firewood, I buy them even though I've got plenty of free wood on my property. Only thing is they cannot get wet or they expand and turn back into chipped particles.

    http://libertybricks.com/

    To start I just keep a propane torch in the room. These things don't take much to get going.
     
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    i use a propain starter.....one peice of metal with 2-4 holes driled in, couple peices of safte hose a peice of coper and on off valve and regulator for a regular 100 galon propane tank.....light a peice of paper toss in crack valve and it lights....wet wood dry wood what ever
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    I know it wasn't funny when it happened but, the way you tell about it is hilarious!
     
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    mitchshrader Deceased

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    put a 2x3 flat hunk of bike innertube in your wallet. nasty dirty way to for sure get that survival fire to stay lit.
     
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    filthy infidel 100% Infidel

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    Don't pay for it.

    It's yours for a few broken shovels!!!:tongueout:
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    I think I pee'd a little.
     
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    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    I just mix a little diesel fuel with some wood ash and put it in a coffee can, a nice dollop will get your fire going quick.
     
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    Vaseline on cotton balls works great and is inexpensive.
     
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    PuroMexicano VIVA MEXICO !!!

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    cooking oil in a couple of napkins does the trick for me
     
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    I just toss a couple of road flares into the ol fireplace :supergrin:
     
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    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    any ole liter stump in the woods does the same thing. i go out and cut my mine all the time. only difference is its already cut
     
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    Ditto on finding your own "lightwood" stumps.

    Pine cones work good too.
     
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    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Try drier wood. I have no trouble lighting a fire with just newspaper and some smaller splits. Gots to be DRY wood, tho. Relighting from embers is WICKIT-QUICK.