'Wet Wood' is an Oxymoron.
Due to it's closed cellular structure, wood can't be 'Wet'.
It can have water on the outside, but it's still dry as a bone on the inside.
Split the wood, and it will be dry inside.
Wood shavings, smeared with petroleum jelly and kept in a plastic bag are virtually 'Water Proof', and make GREAT tender to get a fire started.
Other cellulose material is very good tender too, wood, paper, cotton, grasses, ect.
Smeared with a volatile petroleum compound for added fuel, the cellulose structure works as a Wick', like in a candle, and that makes for some very easy to light, and very effective fire starting tender!
The only way wood can be wet internally is when it's dried out enough the cell walls have broken down (dry 'Rot'),
The wood has been wet long enough the cell walls have broken down.