when i had first gotten the stringer i had no problem starting it off. But now someting has seemed to slip my mind
That's unusual. normally the effects of memory loss don't kick in until after a much greater intake of the amber nectar. Looks like you're suffering from Stringer's syndrome very early in your career
Starting clamps are not only a good idea but can prove to be an essential tool and invaluable to get you out of some sticky situations. If you can afford them, get 2.
The SP video shows how to start with flying clamps.