Tinder like that can be found anywhere. In the rainforest, in a winter biome, etc. You just need to know what you're doing. (I don't)I posted a video on here a while back of me trying to get a fire going in a remote area with skant tinder resources. I didn't have any paper on me so all I could use was whatever was on the ground. I had my light my fire steel with me. I spent like 15 minutes trying to get some stuff going. It actually flamed for a moment then fizzled out. It was very challenging. I had to give up after a while due to time constraints. I'm not saying it's impossible, just challenging. Yet a bic would've got that stuff going instantly.
That's one of the problems with the fire steel. It assures sparks, but not flame. You absolutely must have some type of viable tinder to get your flame going. That may mean having to spend a lot more time and energy searching for it and processing it, or worse case scenario, not being able to convert that spark into fire.