Orvis Fatwood

Fatwood fire starter kindling is an easy, eco-friendly way to enjoy a roaring wood fire. - As seen in InStyle Magazine


Cut from the resin-saturated heartwood found in the stumps of ancient longleaf pines, our fatwood burns with a hot, aromatic pine flame that makes it the perfect kindling for wood fires, whether in the woodstove, hearth, or campsite. Choose 15 pounds of fatwood in a reusable burlap sack or a 30-lb. cardboard carton. Introduced in 1970, Orvis fatwood is earth friendly (no living trees are harvested in making it).
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Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 42 reviews


42 of 42 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Fatwood - it's good! - 4/16/2015
    By: from West Wales, UK.

    It works! It really does. No more petrochemical blocks of semi-solid napalm neighbours. Yahoo! Two sticks will start a fire (usually) and 5 sticks will satisfy an arsonist.

  • 5/5

    Essential for fires! - 4/15/2015
    By: from Glasgow

    Fatwood is THE purchase for a happy fire. No mess, instant result

  • 5/5

    Excellent - 2/17/2015
    By: from Devon

    Very good kindling wood. A few sticks, 4 bits of newspaper and some smaller pieces of logs and it really does work. I used to use around 15 sticks of ordinary kindling per fire, but not anymore. More economical than buying ordinary kindling.

  • 5/5

    Astounding! - 1/28/2015
    By: from Devon, UK

    How excited can one get about kindling? And you paid how much for kindling???? Justified questions which I would have asked myself BEFORE buying this product. BUT these kindling sticks really are sensational! They will literally light anything - and our supposedly "seasoned wood" isn't always that seasoned, meaning it is green, fizzles, spits, is tricky to light - with perfect ease and reliability. i even lit a coal fire with a few of those kindling sticks. Of all the things I bought last year...these were the best purchase ever. Highly recommended, I will buy them as long as Orvis will sell them.

  • 5/5

    Good product - 12/23/2014
    By: from Sleaford

    A wonderful product, fire is alight in moments. Quick delivery Many thanks

  • 5/5

    makes firelighting easy - 12/14/2014

    I do not like to be without fatwood in the winter, it makes lighting my woodburner so easy.

  • 5/5

    A Winter Must Have - 12/8/2014
    By: from Suffolk , UK

    Some things just work. Married a girl from Connecticut ten years ago and discovered Fatwood at my first Thanksgiving in the US. An essential piece of winter kit it makes the chore of lighting a real fire an easy one. Used to use up my luggage allowance bringing it back to the UK ! Now simply order on line. Service is superb and it arrives within a couple of days. Happy Holidays guaranteed.

  • 5/5

    Easiest way to light a fire - 12/1/2014
    By: from East yorks

    Fatwoods are the easiest way to light a fire and get it burning really quickly. They even get damp logs to burn . Forget kindling , just split fatwoods in half and use 2 with 2 pieces of newspaper and a roaring fire is guaranteed.

  • 5/5

    Firelighting made easy - 11/27/2014
    By: from Herefordshire

    I have used these for donkey's years for everything from stoves on narrowboats to my log burner at home. Always consistent, never vary, just light with a long match or lighter, stick on the fire, throw your kindling on top and Robert is your mother's brother. Plus they smell nice. I have just had (yet) another delivery, and when this has run out, I'll order another. As my friend Aleksandr says: 'Simples'. Ta very much.

  • 5/5

    Excellent purchase - 11/24/2014
    By: from Skipton

    Perfect fit excellent quality, great addition to your wardrobe, feels very classy

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  • 6.8 kilos burlap sack £25.00
  • 13.6 kilos carton £35.00
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