Here is an inexpensive way to your own fire starter which will never fail.
First find a paper egg carton, stuff each egg holder with dryer lint and shredded paper. Melt some paraffin wax in an old tin can on your stove. ( Use all your old left over potions of candles)
Use oven mitts and carefully pour the melted wax slowly over each hole, allow to cool. Keep the entire container near your camping supplies or in your vehicle. When you are ready to start a fire simply break off a holder, place it in the center where you plan on having your fire and light it. It will burn for several minutes while you pile small branches over the hot burning flame.
This will work on wet wood as well, have fun and I hope this works well for you. It has for me many times…
Hugs as always