I've owned several fire starters, but my newest piece of camping / survival gear, the Blast Match, is by far the easiest to use and most reliable fire starter I have ever seen. I prefer to use dryer lint as tender. But if that isn't available, some leaves or a waded-up piece of paper works just fine.
This video shows the Blast Match in action.
They are available here. I got the black one. I have no idea why, but it cost $3 less than the orange model.
Last Edit: Feb 22, 2009 17:03:32 GMT -6 by MrOzarks