1. Firestarter

    Light one of these sticks and it will burn for hours. How come? Well, they come from the stumps of Pitch Pine trees that were cut down at the turn of the century. Their roots kept feeding the abandoned stumps with resin as if the whole tree was still there. Every hour, every day, every week for nearly a century.

    Touch them with your fingers and you can feel the wetness of the resin. Smell them and you will think you are in an oil refinery. Boil them and you can make turpentine out of them. Nature is amazing.

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