A lot of books, how-to guides, outdoor journals get written about … firewood. How to build a fire, how to cook on a fire, what wood makes a good fire. What axe to use, how hard to swing the axe, what the pile should look like.
Seldom is kindling mentioned. I once lived in the household of my grandmother who cooked her morning coffee over a wood fire because she didn’t believe good coffee was possible via propane.
This trait has followed her progeny, some who carry yet her fire-identity genes.