On a survival show, damn I cannot get too the links with this computer. But interesting what the guy made.
He took a small sealable metal can about the size of a tuna can.
Ripped his cotton bandana in half and placed it in the can then closed it.
Poked a small little hole in the side of the can and just put it in the fire he had going for a short bit.
Carefully took the can out.
After it cooled, contents "cotton bandana half" looked like lantern wickers.
He took out a small piece and be damned if a small spark did not ignite it. Instant cheap fire starter easily carried.
Now I have not tried this and can not get to the link. But it sure worked on the T.V.. It was that survival guy that walks barefoot. How the hell does he walk barefoot? I could never do that. Hate walking barefoot.