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Starting Fires with Resin

Yesterday, I took one of my grandsons out for a hike and at the end we practiced a little fire making.  One thing I often do when walking in the woods is gather dried resin from the trees.  Where I live, it seems to be easier to find on the evergreens.  Dried resin is an excellent fire starter.

My grandson and I compared it to cotton balls rolled in vaseline.  A piece half the size of a cotton ball will burn 3 or 4 times as long.  If you watch the trees for damaged areas, you will have no problem finding resin.  …

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