Make a small fire in the middle of the charcoal.
Once you get a nice little fire going, start adding charcoal. You want to add a couple at a time- you don't want to smother the fire!!
Soon the charcoal itself will ignite and you can then add the rest of the charcoal.
Give it 10-15 min and your ready to grill. This process took me maybe 5 minutes longer than using lighter fluid.