From cooking fires to slash fires they all have to start with a spark. Over the years I have tried all of the poll options (with a limited degree of success for a couple)

Currently my handy quick and foolproof method is the insta light torch on a 1lb propane bottle. Stays in my gear box in the back of my truck, you don't need particularly small tinder, a few 1" sticks and your off. Lay the torch down pointed at the catch and the fires going about the same time you have your lawn chair out and a drink in your hand.