American Bushman

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fatwood ID Video

I found this video this morning on YouTube and think it really does a good job of covering the identifying characteristics of a fatwood stump.

If you're in an area with old growth pine trees you're likely to find your own lifetime supply of fatwood.

Thanks for reading,



At 1:19 PM, Anonymous said...

Good video, thank you for sharing your fatwood find with us.

"Fatwood" is an unfamiliar term here in northern NH. I will check out coniferous stumps in this area to see if this occurs in species that grow in these colder climates.

At 7:23 AM, Blogger American Bushman said...

If you find a well preserved stump and it smells strongly of kerosene it is probably fatwood.

I don't know if other tree species will leave behind fatwood-like stumps and would be interested to hear just what you find.

Thanks for your comment,



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