There is a reason God invented steel wool and Bic lighters. I have several(many)spent (that means 'fired' for you government workers) 12ga magnum shotgun shells with a mini Bic lighter and a wad of steel wool(NOT Brillo)tucked inside. Yes, steel does burn.
However, I think I'll get one of those wood and piston fire starters just for the kewl factor. Mongo like wood.