To create a fuzz stick, find the driest stick you can. It can be any size or shape, but something thumb-thick, straight, and a foot long is ideal. Hardwood sticks are more difficult to carve, yet they burn for a long time. Softwoods are easy to carve, but short lived. After you have made your selection, start carving long thin curls near one end of the stick. Work your way backward while spiraling your cuts to create a shaggy-looking stick. Any shavings at all will improve the stick's flammability, but the best fuzz sticks are loaded with many curly pieces. You could also dribble some oil, wax, pitch, or other flammable on your fuzz stick for an added burning value.