Sure-Lite Fire Starter is safe and easy to light – just use a match or lighter and light the end of the stick.  Some people will break off a small piece of the end and light it that way.  There is no flare up so you will have plenty of time to just place the lit piece of Sure-Lite under the wood.  Each stick will burn 6 to 10 minutes  – plenty of time to start your dry wood.