|This firestarter is waterproof and burns easily.|
Pitch wood, cedar bark, dry grass, weed stalks, pine needles etc. all work great when the weather is nice. But usually, the fouler the weather, the more desperately you need a fire (another axiom of Murphy’s firemaking law). There had to be some sort of old time firestarter.
Here is a good choice for a lightweight, waterproof firestarter, and how to make it.