got it split down
made up some feathersticks and put them in the sun
Well this pine wasn't seasoned like the oak so that is a different variable than the oak test. I just didn't have any seasoned pine so that's the reason for that change. But I did find a dead branch and proceeded to split down and featherstick it out
both sticks this time were from branches instead of small log size pieces so the sticks were pretty thin. Ended up making a couple small feathersticks with each.
Well on to the test. First up the dead pine. It was a pain in the butt to light. Finally got it lit and it burned pretty good for it's size.
The green pine went right up on the second strike and burned up so fast I barely got a pic.
here are the burned out sticks. Dead on the left, green on the right
Well it is interesting in both woods that the greenwood went up very easily with a ferro rod. both burned faster than the deadwoods. I think if you have trouble lighting tinder to flame with a ferro rod that some greenwood curls or featherstick may help a lot as an accelerator to lighting your main tinder. That's two test with great results. I'm going to try this out more as I get out this season but you can't argue the results so far.
One last bonus on the way out was craossing a small flock of turkeys. They took off of course but I was able to get one shot as one looked back before bolting.
thanks for lookin