What is Fatwood?

Simply nature’s best fire starter.

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.