Take a bic lighter and dunk it under water for 2 seconds. Try to light it!......then go get a magnesium and flint type fire starter and carry that with some cotton balls soaked in melted petroleum jelly. Starts every time. Even when sopping wet. Burns long enough to start wood shavings and small tinder. You are most likely to need fire when your the wettest you have ever been in the worst weather for staying warm.
You can't fix stupid....however ignorance can be cured through education!