For Camping...rub petroleum jelly over a bunch of cotton balls and store them in a ziplock bag. When you're ready to make a fire pull a few cotton balls out and place them under your wood. Light the cotton balls for an instant fire starter.
DIY Fire Starters for Camping - You begin with an empty egg carton, add old dryer lint, and cover in wax. You just let the wax dry, break them into 12 individual cups, and light the cardboard corner to start your fire.