I know a couple who (ostensibly) share the task of lighting the fire to keep their place warm. Person A argues that it should be done using newspaper and kindling. And when one has all the stuff it works fine. Person B does it this way:
I've taken to doing ours this way. Two minutes of gas. I'm very glad that Sylvia is OK with it - it can be a little confronting. My friend person B is trying to ban the bottle, gas bottle. But they make about 10% of the fires in the place and do none of the firewood - including kindling - acquisition.
I like using a piece of 4x2 as kindling. I chop too much firewood as it is. I'm sticking with the bottle.