First-rate fire starters: Pack sawdust into paper muffin cups or a cardboard egg carton. Melt old candles or paraffin, pour over the sawdust & allow to cool. Burn slow when lit but make great starters for a fireplace or campfire.
Campfire Starters - stuff toilet paper rolls with dryer lint. You can even roll and wrap in newspaper. Toilet paper rolls and dryer lint are an inexpensive DIY project - in fact free and you are recycling!