Wood may be wet one the outside, but it's often dry underneath. By carving away this moist material and increasing its surface area, we can create something that will burn in very wet weather. The fuzz stick is a stick with shavings that are still attached to it. Start with the driest stick you can. It can be any size or shape, but something thumb thick, straight and a foot long should be your average choice. Hard woods sticks are more difficult to carve, yet they burn longer than soft wood sticks. Soft woods are easy to carve, but short lived. After you have made your selection, start carving thin curls near one end of the stick. Work your way backward while spiraling your cuts to create a shaggy 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 flammables on your fuzz sticks for an added fuel value.