I'm adding something new that I discovered only the other day. This idea is brilliant & it's perfect if there's only damp fuel around. People on Youtube are making fire starters using cotton balls with Vaseline rubbed into them, remembering that Vaseline is petroleum jelly. I simply have a jar of white petroleum jelly (cheaper than Vaseline) in the cab of my truck, rub some on bits of bark, cardboard or paper & my smoker really starts well & burns for quite some time. No problems when adding more fuel.