Yes, I learned that in Brownies. Also I volunteered at the Fire Event at the Woodford Festival one year and they taught us how to do the thing where you make sparks by rubbing two sticks together over a pile of dried grass. I only got it to work once but it was cool to do. I'd much rather use matches though.
Despite living in a couple of houses that has log burners I have never really got,the hang of it. My husband usually takes over although one time he was away at sea, it was cold enough so I lit a fire and used lighter fuel to start it (stupid I know) and poured on too much. I did discover that it makes a lovely big whooshing noise when lit and that eyebrows singe really quickly :)