Start by looking in areas where there are fire-killed pines. Cut some regular firewood along the way, you will likely need to fell a number of trees before finding a stump that is loaded with pitch, and might as well fill the woodshed or Granny's porch while you are at it. Another good place to look is in an area with a lot of pine stumps left over from a logging operation. Look for stumps that have streaks, beads, or even puddles of dried pitch lacing the top surface. A yellow or golden color is often present as well, contrasting with the surrounding gray weathered wood. Usually the fatwood is concentrated in the middle of the stump.