If you've ever been stuck in the middle of a baren landscape you know that firewood is hard to find.
The other night I was out in a bad snowstorm trying to get some fresh green pine to light on fire I tried everything that I could think of then with no success I tried one last thing.
A small six inch lenghth of paracord or other synthetic rope frayed at one end is awesome. I got the fire started with one match once the rope was on fire. It works because as it burns it drips hot melted plastic all over everything and Burns for several minutes.