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Pine resin is one of my favorite sources of fuel. It’s great when using a portable mini stove/twig stove... it’s also great when starting a fire with wet wood or wood that is not very old/dry.
Pine resin is like a Band-Aid for Pinetrees. If there is a part of the tree or bark that is scratched, ripped or damaged... Pine resin accumulates in that area.
The cool thing with Pine resin is that you don’t need an axe or saw to collect it like you would a piece FATWOOD.
Pine resin comes in two forms… Hard chunk that you can just rip off with your hands.
Or soft squishy like Playdoh or almost liquid.
it’s a great thing to get the kids to look for during hikes… It’s something that’s great to use in your fire but also keeps the kids focused and sharp and always looking for something. 😁
How to use it… Get your fire started and then place one or many pieces on the flame and it will burn hard and hot and for long time!!! Pine resin is the best and natural alternative to keep flames going instead of using paper which is not environmentally friendly AT ALL!! PROTIP: when collecting the soft resin… Do not place it in your pocket or bag, that’s a disaster waiting to happen.
Find a few strips of birchbark and wrap it in that.
I’ve even placed a couple pieces in a tin next to me as a mini candle... on one of my solo trips.
it’s simply liquefies and stays lit 🔥 🤯. Good luck finding some on your next adventure.
When you find some… Post it and tag me or just send me a picture... i’ll add it to my story 😁. I love sharing knowledge and you should too.
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These things are often in our backyards people!!!
and you don’t need crazy tools to experience them.
Go explore and discover and try new things sometimes and have fun.
Your hands will get dirty… but who cares LOL 🤷♂️ … That’s really the only way you know if you had fun or not 😉