Boreal Heartland "Bark Blazers" Fire Starters

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Bark Blazers firestarters are a combination of NATURAL SPRUCE RESIN AND BARK CHIPS that LIGHT EASILY AND HOLD A FLAME. The steady, long lasting burn replaces or aids kindling and ignites the larger sticks. Break off as much as needed.

NOT STICKY as the resin is melted on and dries as a hard glaze. Perfect to throw in with the camping gear or have at home. They SMELL NICE too!

Were originally created when trying to separate harvested spruce resin (chipped from trees in winter) from bark chips by melting it off in the oven. Eureka! 

Boreal Heartland

"Each spring we provide GACP training, which is the current gold standard for foraged products, for prospective harvesters in various communities. Harvesters work in their own time and we pay fair prices by the pound. Approximately 75 individuals bring plants in between June and August. Some harvest by the truck load, while families with kids bring in boxes or bags. Harvesting can be a livelihood, a teen’s first pay cheque, a family activity or bonus money to spoil the grandkids with a trampoline. 90% of harvesters are Indigenous and most work on family traplines or traditional territory. We work with communities across the north including Ile a la Crosse, Jans Bay, Cole Bay, Beauval, Stanley Mission, La Ronge, Air Ronge, Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Hall Lake, Weyakwin, Deschambault, and Pelican Narrows. We also hire seasonal staff to help process the plants."