Fire plow wood types from the warm beaches of Hawaii to the misty coastal forests of Oregon. And you ask; which ones work best with the fire plow method of starting a fire?
Fire plow wood typesThe fire plow is a Polynesian fire making technique. The wood traditionally used is not readily found on the US mainland. However, there are still many local woods that have similar qualities that can be used in its place. Hau, (Hibiscus tiliaceus) sometimes known as coastal Cottonwood. Is the native Hawiian species used for the fire plow. And if you have ever had the opportunity to work with Hau. You will understand why for some it's called Coastal Cottonwood. Hau is lighter in weight similar to Balsa wood when compared too Cottonwood of equal size. Cottonwood or (Populus species), have enough in common with Hau to make Cottonwood an excellent replacement for Hau. So, you can find Cottonwood or Poplar about anywhere in the US and Canada. Mexico too.
Fire Plow easy to find woods list