Thanks for all the input folks. Definitely uping my fire making game. Fatwood (from old growth stumps that were logged long ago) is truly amazing. I've done enough online research to know that what I have found around my home is top grade stuff. Solid, translucent "sticks" of almost pure "resin". The instant it touches a flame it's burning like crazy and keeps burning. With my (folding) saw, hatchet and (top of the line) ferro rod, making a fire in wet woods seems very doable, especially if fat wood and squaw wood can be found.