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Originally posted by proof-would-be-good
Most camping stores sell a magnesium/steel stick with striker. Their prices range from a couple of bucks for something basic to pricey depending on an extra like a carved handle or "fancy" carrying case. This is a small item, lightweight and works well.
Originally posted by KOGDOG
Cotton balls soaked in Vaseline. Carry in a zip lock plastic bag. Or... even better Jumbo Fritos make great fire starters and you can eat 'em if you don't need 'em.