Starting the fire with sticks reminds me of a great story from the 80s. A friend of mine daughter was around 8 years old and had to go to some kind of scout camp. One of the instructors was showing them how to make fires with sticks rubbed together. My friends daughter must have gotten board, being brought up around motorcycles, she walked over to the three wheeler, disconnected the fuel line, turned on the petcock, drained some fuel into a cup, reconnected the fuel line, went over to her fire pit, poured the gas on and struck a match. The scout leaders were not amused! I think she deserved some kind of merit badge for initiative !