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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Resin Blisters

I found some fir (Abies sp.)Today.

Resin from fir trees blisters is a very use full substance.

Mor kochanski uses it from balsam fir as an oinment for burns.

It is also good when mixed with tinder and can burn quite well too.

Of course don't take my word for anything, best to check these things yourself with a good book or 5.
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Gorges Smythe said...

Pine pitch is sometimes used in this area.

Northern Ireland Bushcraft Association said...

Must collect some and see what we can use it for. I'm sure it can be used like pine resin. I would like to try it as chewing gum substitute.