Fatwood: The World's Best Firestarter
Fatwood is nature's best kindling! Loaded with resins that ignite instantly, our Fatwood burns with an intense heat and gets fires going quickly! Just two sticks and a single match is all it takes. Every 8"L stick of our Fatwood is hand-selected and harvested from naturally felled trees (storms, lightning, old age). Our Fatwood is not the by-product of commercial logging or clear-cutting. Not a single live tree is used. Fatwood fire starting sticks have an indefinite shelf life – it even ignites when wet! Ideal for wood stoves, fireplaces, campfires, chimeneas, fire pits and more. Makes a great gift!
All-Natural, Environmentally Friendly Fire Starter
Our Fatwood is not the by-product of commercial logging or clear-cutting. Not a single live tree is used – every 8"L stick of our Fatwood is hand-selected and harvested from naturally felled trees (storms, lightning, old age, etc.) in Honduras. These fallen trees pose a dangerous fire hazard to the many acres of beautiful Honduran forests. To minimize this risk, the Honduran government issues permits for workers to gather and remove the resin-rich, highly ignitable pinewood from the forest floor, helping to preserve the acres of forestland for generations to come.
Plow & Hearth Fatwood Provides Jobs Here and Abroad
The need for gathering and splitting Fatwood provides much-needed jobs to many Hondurans in rural, agriculturally based areas. In addition to collecting the pinewood from remote mountain regions, workers are also able to strip it into 8-inch long pieces of Fatwood kindling from their own homes, so they don’t have to relocate or travel many miles to find paid work.
Plow & Hearth Fatwood also provides jobs for Americans with disabilities through the services of the Greater Richmond ARC in Virginia. The Fatwood is sent directly to ARC, where ARC’s team breaks down the bulk materials into individual units and packages them for shipment to customers nationwide. Plow & Hearth’s partnership with ARC for Fatwood order fulfillment enables more people with disabilities to experience the pride and dignity that comes with earning a paycheck.