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 4.9 / 5 based on 48 reviews


47 of 48 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    By: from West Sussex

    Great product. this is the third time I have bought this for my Son in Law. It makes lighting the wood burner so much easier

  • 2/5

    New Englanders beware. - 9/26/2015
    By: from Wiltshire, but home is NH.

    Having moved to the UK four years ago from the US, one thing that I missed was Fatwood during the winter. The boxes, aroma, and how easy it was to get the stove started, just a couple of sticks, a single match, and away you go. So when I came across this, I was excited and had to buy a box. Maybe I was unlucky, but I find that this wood just doesn't catch as easily as it should. A trip home to see the family last week, showed that it wasn't simply a case of false memory but that this Fatwood, needs a lot more Fat. Disappointed given the price.

  • 5/5

    Fatwood - 9/21/2015
    By: from Reading

    I have been waiting all summer to purchase again. Brilliant product makes it so easy to light the fire.

  • 5/5

    Great product - 9/17/2015
    By: from Hertfordshire

    I was looking to buy some fatwood for my camping/ bushcraft adventures. As it was a bulk purchase I half expected the quality to be reduced but to my delight, the box was stuffed full with high quality fatwood that should last me for a while. My only negative was that the box was split and damaged, but nothing was lost and so I didn't feel it warrented a reduction in stars.

  • 5/5

    Good stuff - 9/7/2015
    By: from Kent

    Had never heard of this stuff before. 2 sticks, no kindling, dry wood - job done on a recent chilly summer evening. Big box should last the whole burner season. Will reorder when it finally runs out. Quick delivery too.

  • 5/5

    Easy fire - 8/31/2015
    By: from Scotland

    So easy to light a stove using these. Much easier and quicker than using paper and kindling. Can also use them in the patio heater.

  • 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.

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