Handmade pencils with 2mm 'F' lead
[various shapes & sizes]
These are great little fire starting tinder & are included in select versions of 'The Worst Case'
"Fatwood" is derived from the heartwood of pine trees. This resin-impregnated heartwood becomes hard and rot-resistant.
Fatwood use began in prehistoric times, when humans first started using fire. The commercial use of fatwood from stumps stemmed from its use to make pitch and pine tar
Because of the flammability of terpene, fatwood is prized for use as kindling in starting fires. It lights quickly even when wet, is very wind resistant, and burns hot enough to light larger pieces of wood. A small piece of fatwood can be used many times to create tinder by shaving small curls and using them to light other larger tinder.