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I find discarded pieces of Pinex board, much like weetbix when you break it up and used to be commonly used as ceiling tiles.
I get a small - medium container, preferably with a lid and put about one litre of diesel in then add the bits of pinex. (Even throw in the crumbs.) Then using an old set of kitchen tongs, I pick one or two out, place them in the fire, light then add wood starting off with smaller, drier bits, gradually building up to the larger logs.
This never fails to get the fire going without the hassle of cutting up kindling or filling the fireplace up with newspapers, which tend to choke the fire sometimes.
Over time you can get the mix right where the pinex will soak up just about all of the diesel so you can get away with using less.
Saves on buying fire starters from the supermarket too!!
Remember, it's best to store this on the back porch away from flames just in case!