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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Spruce Knots as a Fire Starter

There is a misconception that pine trees are the only trees that produce enough sap in concentrations enough to create good fire knots..there are others, spruce is a good one to know
 
 
find a tree that is producing lots of sap and that has a number of broken branches with only a few inches left on the tree, these are known as Knots.
The thing to remember is that these trees do not have to be dead, live standing trees produce good resin knots too!

 
this is one we broke off and you can see the pure liquid resin on the end of the knot, a brilliant item for helping you get a fire lit

 
put a match to them and watch them go up, if you can't get a fire lit using these you'd better take up golf!

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