Has anyone seen how they build firearms in Darra, Afghanistan? They use some primitive techniques that make some of my equipment look high tech. I have done the "Flint & Steel" thing to build a fire many times. It's really an effective way to start a fire provided that char-cloth, and dry tinder is used. I always liked using those field mice nests that can be found under the seats of most old junked vehicles. Set that char cloth in the middle of that fuzz ball, and a couple of strikes with the steel almost always guaranteed a good start to getting a fire going.
"Remember the Alamo"!