Andrew Ma, January 2010
My favorite method in is to use trailgear555's stick method:
Since my skewer sticks are rather thin and it is below freezing, I spread pieces from a crunched tea light candle at the bottom to ensure a single match lighting.
Skewers are bone dry so it works well by placing the sticks on the can first and just light the top of the pile.
Video from my experiment: