If you’ve ever needed to start a fire in less-than-ideal conditions, you may have found the task easier if you’d had some fatwood for kindling. No, fatwood isn’t just wood that could stand to go on a diet. Also known as pitchwood, lighter pine, and dozens of other nicknames (greasewood, pineknot, fat lighter, lighter knot, rich lighter, heart pine, etc.), fatwood is an easy igniting substance that comes from the heartwood of pine trees.

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