Save used cooking oil in a glass jar or can. Save used paper towels and napkins in a container nearby. When you’re ready for a barbecue or bonfire you have the makings for a handy fire-starter. Wad up a paper towel or napkin and soak it with cooking oil. Place it with your charcoal or kindling and light it. It will smoke a little, but it smells much better than lighter fluid, and your food will taste better too.
Tip: pack oil-soaked paper towels/napkins in a re-closeable tin for camping.