I prefer an adjustable disposable light. Pop the head off, crank it up, and you have a huge flame if you need it. Very useful in lighting a fire IMHO
The cotton and petroleum jelly works great. Parafin coated strike anywheres.
And my favorite I learned in boys scouts, steel wool and a 9vlt or 12vlt battery. Touch the steel wool to the terminals, and it burns for a while.