This is the quickest and best way to start a fire in adverse conditions. Take a small square of foil, a cotton ball coated with Vaseline and fold the cotton/vaseline soaked ball into the foil in a small square. When you need to start a fire, cut an X in
16 Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches - Being resourceful is not only important in survival situations and emergencies, it can come in handy every day. Some of the listed ways to be able to start a fire are difficult. Some are even a little ridiculous.